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Easter Communion Services 2020

There will be multiple communion services offered for Easter. Any are welcome to attend, however, these services are by appointment only in order to comply with the governor’s 10-person limit regarding public gatherings. Please read the email that Pastor Michael Mang sent out for a detailed explanation. If you did not get the email or if you have questions you may contact any of our pastors or elders. Please use the sign up link below for to make an appointment to attend.

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30 Days of Prayer

The administrative committee of our denomination has put an excellent resource on its website. It is a prayer guide for 30 Days of Prayer. Each day highlights a particular attribute of God, gives Scripture to read and meditate upon, lists items to consider for prayer, and features a video-led prayer by a pastor in our denomination. Please consider using this great resource during these uncertain and unnerving times we are currently facing.

Prayer Hands

Teen Night Zoom Meeting: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Teens are invited to meet with Pastor Matt using Zoom this Saturday at 4pm! We’ll study Philippians and try out a few Zoom games together! We’ll be done just in time for you to have dinner. (In your own home of course). See you Saturday! Meeting ID and password can be found in an email that was sent to church members. If you did not get the email, or if you would like more details feel free to contact Pastor Matt.

Phases of Quarantine

I hope this ends sooner then we think, but in case this drags on for sometime I think some observations from the church in China might be useful for us. (This is the counselor side of your assistant pastor coming out)

The following is a list of phases that missionaries observed (you may have seen this) people go through over time in quarantine. It helps just to know so you think you’re not the crazy one feeling this way…as in “no temptation has seized you except what is common to man…” 1 Corinthians 10:13
Also so you can mention it without shame as well as ask for prayer.

Let’s continue to be in prayer for one another!

Here are are the phases as related to me by an unnamed missionary in China:

Phase 1: Anxiety – this is the time the family/individuals are most focused towards a common threat, the sole aim is to prep enough food and supplies to ensure the family’s physical needs are met with the uncertainty ahead. Fear is prevalent, and thus possibly more prone to violent and hostile behaviors based on survival instincts and concerns for families well-being.

Phase 2: Isolation – after awhile the reality of the quarantine, constant seclusion in residence and severed social networking hits hard with constant media dooms-day predictions, lack of information on what to do, etc. which causes stress and anxiety to escalate. Common issues we’ve observed are increases in anxiousness, conflicts/arguments, anger and/or violence.

Phase 3: Helplessness – uncertainly of when will it end makes people feel like life’s losing control. Continual fear of contagion, infection, illness and death cause stress and anxiety to increase exponentially. Shock, numbness, confusion, depression, grief, anger, and frustration results. For some they will be more prone to temptations of sinful behaviors and activities to escape, or an attempt to seemingly regain control in life. Great spiritual battles during this phase.

Phase 4: Hopelessness – with seemingly no end in sight individuals may start to act or think in extreme ways. Loss of faith in government, health institutions, and trust between peoples. More prone to conspiracy theories and believed to be treated unfairly (victim of unfairly distributed medical care and daily needs) and blame-shifting. Very prone to sins and temptations.

Not all people may go through all 4 phases, and some may even go forwards and backwards (phase 1 to 2 to 1 to 2 to 3 to 2 to 1). Reminder for us that at these tough times to keep a strong prayerful life, constant daily devotions with family members to minister to one another, and remind ourselves the Lordship of Christ and our daily reliance on Him and Him alone.

As the churches and Christian community prepping for the economical and physical effect the virus will have on us, let us not forget even when we are healthy physically one may not be healthy spiritually. Let us all pray and rely on Christ to carry our burdens through the storms ahead, and navigate us to the bright radiant sunshine of God’s glory.


Matteson Bowles, Assistant Pastor

Virtual Devotional & Prayer Meeting: March 31, 2020

On Tuesday night, at 7pm, Pastor Matt will host a prayer and devotion at in lieu of the Tuesday Word, Prayer, & Praise service.

This will be done with Zoom video conferencing platform. You do not need to create a Zoom account to participate. All are welcome to attend.

Topic: Matt Bowles’ Zoom Meeting
Time: Mar 31, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/879526354?pwd=bjRwVW9iNEoxMU1NR0ZJZk1uR0ZuQT09

Meeting ID: 879 526 354
Password: 025409

Men’s Prayer Breakfast: March 28, 2020

Men’s Breakfast will meet via Zoom meeting, Mar 28, 2020 08:00 AM https://zoom.us/j/914193457 Meeting ID: 914 193 457

We will be using Devoted to God – Blueprints for Sanctification by Sinclair Ferguson The focus for this month’s study is the Introduction (pages ix-xiii) and the first half of chapter 1(pages 1-14) Study outline available below.

Virtual Devotional & Prayer Meeting: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

On Tuesday night, Pastor Matt will host a prayer and devotion at 7pm in lieu of the Tuesday Word, Prayer, & Praise service.

This will be done with Zoom video conferencing platform. You do not need to create a Zoom account to participate. All are welcome to attend.

Join the Zoom meeting via your web browser:

        Navigate to https://zoom.us/j/7170757663

        If the link above does not work follow these steps:

      1. Go to join.zoom.us.
      2. Enter Meeting ID: 717 075 7663
      3. Click “Join”

Join the Zoom meeting via your smart phone:

      1. Download the Zoom app from Google Play or App Store
      2. If you do not have an account and do not wish to make one, just click on “Join a Meeting” button
      3. Enter the meeting ID (717 075 7663) number and your display name.
      4. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and select Join.

Join the Zoom meeting via One tap mobile

+16465588656,,7170757663# US (New York)

Join the Zoom meeting by dialing on telephone

      1. On your phone, dial one of the teleconferencing numbers below:

                          +1 646 558 8656 US

                         +1 301 715 8592 US

                         +1 253 215 8782 US

      2. Enter the meeting ID (717 075 7663) number when prompted using your dialpad.

Donate

There are several secure ways to remotely donate to Spriggs Road Presbyterian Church.

Setting up an automatic electronic bill pay through your financial institution is an easy, no-fees way to tithe.

Alternatively, you may send no-fee payments to the church using Zelle through your bank’s mobile app.  Zelle will ask for an email address or phone number. Please use: donate@spriggsroad.org or (703) 791-5555

A standard paper check can be mailed to the church at 13201 Spriggs Road, Manassas, VA 20112.

Also, you may use the PayPal option below. Please note, however, that PayPal does charge the church a fee to receive payments.


 

How to Access Live Webcast

There are several ways to access SRPC’s live webcasts.

1) It can be viewed directly on Sermon Audio website at https://www.sermonaudio.com/spriggsroadpca

2) It is embedded on the church website at https://www.spriggsroad.org/SRPCwp/live-webcasts/

3) It can be heard via a telephone call to the Sermon Audio Listen Line (This may be a good option for people without a reliable high speed internet connection or who wish to conserve data usage.)

          • Dial 712-432-3410
          • When prompted, select option #2 to listen to a live webcast
          • When prompted, enter the 5 digit church ID code: 21634

Live Stream Worship: Sunday, March 22, 2020

There will be a Live-streamed, modified worship service this Sunday, March 22, 2020 beginning at our usual Sunday worship time of 10:45 a.m.

The live stream will be accessed here or directly through Sermon Audio.

Please do not come to the church facility. The church facility remains closed to the public. We will utilize a bare-bones crew (Elders, AV personnel) for the live stream and will stay under the requested ten (10) person limit for public meetings.

Covid-19 Announcement

Since the threat of the Coronavirus has come near, your Session and Diaconate has been assessing the level of risk of exposure and how to respond.  Since the Session meeting on Monday night, much has transpired throughout our nation and our community regarding closures and postponement of public meetings.
 
After a lengthy meeting today, the Session has determined to cancel Sunday School and Worship for this Sunday, March 15.  We will reassess in the middle of next week to  determine whether to meet the following Lord’s Day and so on.
 
In addition, the Session has deemed it prudent to close the facility for all activities this coming week as well.   During this time a deep cleaning will be taking place to disinfect surfaces, toys, and materials that are commonly handled.
 
Even though the Session has determined that the level of risk right now is moderate, the action taken to cancel services for this Sunday should be viewed as an attempt to keep ahead of the curve of infections and reduce the possibility of contracting the virus by those most vulnerable in our congregation.  It has been brought to our attention that cases of infection now exist in Prince William County.  We are working to stay abreast of the latest information available from sources such as the WHO and CDC as well as community public health services.
 
The Session will be sending out a more comprehensive plan or response to this situation in the next few days or so, so please stand by.
 
We covet your prayers and your patience.
 
The LORD is sovereign and controls every aspect of this uncertain malady.  The psalmist encourages God’s people not to fear “the pestilence that stalks in darkness” (see Psalm 91:3,6, 10).   At the same time, we walk with prudence and wisdom in confronting issues such as this (see Proverbs 27:12).
 
Should there be any family in the congregation that contracts this virus and needs help, please let us know so that we can assist in prayer and in deed.
 
Please be in prayer for one another – and for your officers, the Elders and the Deacons, that we would be wise and discerning.  We care very deeply for all of you and desire your peace, safety, and well-being in body and in soul.
 
Pray the LORD use this circumstance at this particular time to soften hearts to receive the Gospel of grace to find the true living hope about which Peter writes.
 
 
May the LORD’s blessing be upon you all.
Michael Mang, Senior Pastor