Monthly News & Updates

MESSAGE FROM THE CLERK OF SESSION (4/16/2021)

Dear YPPC Family,

I hope this week finds you all well.  I have been pondering about all the changes that we have seen this past year.  I was perfectly happy with the way things were before the dreaded COVID-19 arrived and have been looking forward to life returning to “normal”.  But in my pondering, I have discovered that good has come from this by making me realize what is truly important.  Last week, we had a little bag of cookies and lemonade as we left the worship service to honor Joan.  For the first time since March 2020, we lingered after the service and chatted with each other.  This was a far cry from our fellowships in times past, but it was still wonderful.  What a realized was that the food was not the important part of fellowship (yes, the cookies were delicious – thank you Sandra and Terri), rather it was getting to spend time with you, my church family, the fellowship of believers that was the most meaningful part.  This has also been true in our abbreviated worship services.  I do miss that hymn singing and the choir, but worshiping together has been more meaningful to me.  I could sit at home and watch a full service with a glorious choir, but being together feels like church.   

 

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  Matthew 18:20 

 

In Person Worship: 

The Worship Service will be in-person at 11:00 and available online on Sunday afternoon on Facebook and YPPC.org.  We will continue to have the abbreviated service as we did in the Fall and follow the safety policy (masks, social distancing, etc…) until the CDC and the experts agree that it is safe to return to normal worship with hymn singing and fellowship.  The Session will be meeting on Sunday and we will again review the available data and our policy.   

 

Congregational/Corporation Meeting 

Last Sunday, we held a congregational/ corporation meeting and voted to receive the 2020 Statistical Report, receive the 2021 Budget and elected the 2021 Nominating Committee.  Thank you to Kay, Kristi, and Russel for agreeing to serve on the 2021 Nominating Committee.    

  Joan’s Retirement 

This past week was Joan’s last Sunday on the organ and we celebrated her service with flowers in the sanctuary, a corsage, a poem written by one of our members, and cookies and lemonade after the service.  However, this was not our true celebration.  Due to the pandemic, we were limited in what we could safely do at this time.  As soon as conditions are safe, we will have a true celebration - YPPC style - with a grand fellowship to honor the 49 years of service she has given to our church.  I will let you know the date as soon as I know it.  Thank you, Joan! 

 

Food Pantry Needs: 

The food item of for the month of April is dry beans. 

 

I look forward to seeing many of you at worship on Sunday.  Please continue to stay in touch with each other, love each other, and pray.   

 
 In Christ, 

Mary

    CUB SCOUT TROOP 409 is for boys ages 7 -10 years old and meets each Sunday at 4:00pm in Memorial Hall.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 409 for young men 11 years through 17 years old and meets each Tuesday at 6:30 pm upstairs in the Ministry Cent                                                    

Scouts are not currently meeting

                                                          

 

                                                                  


                                                                          



         

 

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