Mary Robinson, Interim Pastor

Wotship Service Video, February 28, 2021


                                                         Second Sunday in Lent




 Leader:  Let us turn our minds from human things.

ALL:  Our faith in Jesus saves us.
Leader:  Let us set our minds on divine things.
ALL:  Our faith in Jesus saves us.
Leader:  We will deny ourselves and take up our cross.
ALL:  Our faith in Jesus saves us.
Leader:  We will lose all; that we may gain all.
ALL:  Our faith in Jesus saves us.


 INSTUMENTAL MUSIC:  Great Is Thy Faithfulness


 PRAYER OF CONFESSION: (First silently then corporately)

 Merciful God, 

we confess that our sin turns us from you
again and again.
We are a sinful generation
longing for your mercy.
We want not only to save our lives,
but to gain the whole world as well.
We are too often ashamed to show our faith
to the world around us.
Have mercy on us.  AMEN




 OLD TESTAMENT LESSON:      Psalm 22:23-31

  23 You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!

    Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his

    face from him but has listened to his cry for help.

25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
    before those who fear you[
a] I will fulfill my vows.
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him—

    may your hearts live forever!

27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations
    will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.

29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—    those who cannot keep themselves alive.
30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn:
    He has done it!  

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON:     Mark 8:31-38

 Jesus Predicts His Death

31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”


The Way of the Cross

34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”  




 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: My Faith Looks Up to Thee

 AFFIRMATION:   Apostle’s Creed

 I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father. Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church, the communion of the saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and in life everlasting.  AMEN.



LENT 2021

         Here we are in the Season of Lent 2021.    By the time you read this we will be celebrating the Second Sunday of Lent which is February 28th with Easter being April 4th.  Seems like winter has been so long this year to me.  Looking forward to sunshine, daffodils and hopefully Easter family gatherings this year.  Last year this time we were just learning about the beginnings of Covid-19 and did not go in to “lockdown” until March 15, 2020.  There is hope on the horizon and many have gotten their vaccinations. 

My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and for whom there will be an empty chair at this year’s Easter Dinner.  May God give you His peace that passes all understanding and wrap you in His loving arms. 

        Lent is a time to reflect and focus on our journey with Christ toward Jerusalem and the cross.  A time to draw closer to God and perhaps give up something (or take on a new spiritual discipline) for at least the 40 weekdays of Lent.  Remember, if you give up something for Lent, Sundays in Lent don’t count so you can have your ______________ (i.e. chocolate) for just that one day each week during Lent!

        We began Lent 2021 on Ash Wednesday, February 17th as we reminded ourselves that we came from dust and to dust we shall return. 

        Lent calls us to reflect upon our own sinfulness, our need for the blood of Christ shed to forgive sins and upon His suffering on our behalf. 

        In the last 20 years more Presbyterian churches have begun to embrace the rituals of Ash Wednesday, and to give serious thought to the meaning of Lent. 

So…dear friends I invite you in this Season of Lent to hear the words of invitation to the Observance of the Lenten Discipline with words from our own Presbyterian Book of Common Worship:

        Friends in Christ,

        Every year at the time of the Christian Passover

        We celebrate our redemption           

        Through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

        Lent is a time to prepare for this celebration

        And to renew our life in the paschal mystery.

        We begin this holy season

        By acknowledging our need for repentance,

        And for the mercy and forgiveness

Proclaimed in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

        I hope we will be together again in our Sanctuary VERY soon!

Blessings and Peace,

Pastor Mary   

in-person worship is suspended until further notice because the COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in SC and in the United States. Worship services may be viewed on the yppc.org website and on Facebook. We pray that all stay healthy and safe.

YPPC Welcomes Our Interim Pastor 
Mary Robinson

Dear Friends:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I can’t believe 2021 is almost here – finally! I think all of us are excited about the possibilities and opportunities the New Year will bring! Hopefully the end of the Corona virus COVID 19 will come shortly in to 2021.

For me it will be indeed a new beginning – serving as your interim pastor until your new full-time pastor is called! I am thrilled that your interim pastor committee, your session, as well as the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery have approved the call and together for such a time as this we will begin the New Year in service to our Lord!

After retiring from First (Scots) Presbyterian Church where I served for 12 years as the Director of Educational Ministries, my husband, Greg, and I moved to Highland County Virginia for 3 years, returning to the Low Country last year. I enjoyed preaching at several small country Presbyterian Churches including one in Monterey, Va., one in McDowell, Va., and one in Deerfield, Va. I had been ordained as a Lay Pastor (commissioned ruling elder) before moving to Va.

Our daughter and son and their families live in the Low Country as well and we wanted to be close to them so we moved to Daniel Island one year ago in Dec. 2019 getting settled about the time Covid-19 shut so much of our world down.

We have constantly reminded ourselves and others that we have to maintain our “faith over fear” and are reminded that the Bible tells us to “fear not” or “do not be afraid” more than 365 times – one for every day of the year!

Looking forward to getting to know you all very soon!

Blessings and Peace,
Mary Robinson
Phil 1:3

The Clerk of Session message is on the Monthly News & Updates page of this Website



Care of the Congregation:

The Shepherding teams are mobilized to stay in contact with  members.  Notify your shepherd if you have needs.  Emails and correspondence will be sent to members, as needed.  Voicemail on the church telephone will be checked  regularly. Another source of YPPC information is Facebook.

 Church Employees:  Will be working from home.

 Building Facilities:  Are closed until further notice including the Sanctuary.

 Meetings:  All meetings at the church have been suspended until further notice. 

 Food Pantry:   if food is needed call the church telephone number and leave a voice mail message.


Methods of Giving
By Mail:
You can mail your checks directly to the Pledge Secretary (Preferred) or directly to the church.

Through your bank:
If you have online banking, you can make Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church
the Payee and a check will be sent to the church. Contact your bank for more

Online giving:
YPPC now has a new option for giving.  We have been piloting an online giving
program powered by the Presbyterian Foundation for the last several months. 
The process is as simple as installing the Giveplus+ app, selecting the church,
and then entering your information.  You can donate to YPPC using a debit or
credit card. It is important to note that there is a 2% fee charged to the church
for using Giveplus+ and they give you the option to absorb that fee.  Contact the
Session Secretary if you have questions.


Welcome to YPPC!
5931 North Murray Dr.
Hanahan, SC  29410
Telephone # (843) 744-2268
Email: YPPC456@gmail.com


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS - Meets at 9:45am each Sunday. 
(Sunday School temporarily cancelled)