Due to the order by Governor Wolf to close non-life-sustaining businesses, and out of precaution and care for the members of St. James, worship services will not be until it is safe for us to gather together for in-person services.
This decision was made to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the most vulnerable among us. We will be emailing the bulletin to you each week to follow along with the worship service that was recorded earlier in the week.
These worship videos will be available on YouTube, will be posted on our Facebook page and will be linked from our website. The Synod staff will also be preparing a digital worship service that will be available on the Synod Facebook page and linked from their website each Sunday. Feel free to view either or all of these services during this time.
We also remind you that although our church building may be closed, St. James still needs your tithes and offerings to maintain the mission of our church. The church mortgage, salaries, utilities, etc. will continue as normal. Offering envelopes can be placed in the secure mailbox on the outside of the church building or sent in the mail.
Thank you in advance. An important part of life together during this time is that we don’t react in fear. We must make decisions that help us care for one another in this new situation. At present older adults and people with underlying medical conditions seem to be at a higher risk.
As Christians, our first response should be toward one another. Please care for your family, neighbors and yourself. Create a plan to limit exposure. If you are sick, please stay at home. But most of all, trust that God is always with us. Recommendations and conditions will be evaluated and an update will be posted and emailed to you in the future.