Sunday worship and the gathering of the saints for that purpose are of utmost importance for the ordering of our lives in accordance with God’s Word. It is a Spiritual time of connection, to place him first, to sing, read the Word, to recite what we believe and to receive the word as a means of grace. It is also a time of physical connection and much love between our members as we gather for Sunday school and for worship services, handshaking and hugs.
However, in light of the escalating reality of a changed world due to the Covid-19 virus, the Session has decided to halt services and church activities.
We will take this up on a week to week basis, as to advisement from the Center for Disease Control, our State Leaders and Presidential advisement. This is a very different time in our lives, as we have not lived in a time where such measures have been taken and or have been advised. The safety of our congregants is of utmost importance and especially the more vulnerable. The CDC recommendations are very clear at this time, and some things which are still fluid in adherence may become more serious.
The leadership in this church is available to you. Our communication will be through the internet, phone calls and mailings. You are free at to contact any of us with concerns or prayer needs.
In light of our not meeting, recommendations for worship services are that you have family worship, readings aloud of scripture, readings of hymns, singing of hymns. Reading the book of Proverbs daily as there are 31 chapters, these are easily read at meal time.
As for giving, tithes, offerings, and memorials may be given on-line or mailed to the church via the post office: Effingham Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 25 Effingham S.C. 29541
This has not been an easy decision. Much prayer and thoughtful research has brought us to this place. We will be evaluating weekly for changes. You are loved and being covered in prayer. Remember Phillipians 4:6-7; “Do not be anxious for anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. “
Posted on Mon, March 23, 2020
by Effingham ARP Church