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>>>ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING<<<
The Session has called for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation to take place Sunday, March 7 at 2:00 pm. We believe the safest, most effective way to conduct this meeting is via Zoom Video/Audio Conference. Instructions and a link to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members next week. The printed Annual Report is available to download (PDF)--use link below. Printed copies will be mailed on request. We look forward to having you join us.
>>>WORSHIP ON DECEMBER 27<<<
For the first Sunday after Christmas, we invite you to enjoy a special online"Lessons and Carols" worship service created by the staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). "As this year of uncertainty draws to a close, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) celebrates the birth of the Christ Child by drawing on lessons and carols developed during the 1918 global flu pandemic. Join church leaders from across the denomination as we worship together." Check out the video link below.
(Please note: because this service is conducted in multiple languages, viewers—including English speakers—should use the [CC] button to display captions.)
Download an order of worship here.
>>>Weekly Worship Videos<<<
We're in the process of moving the weekly worship videos to their own page. Today's video can be found here.
>>>SESSION UPDATE 10-23-2020<<<
Out of continuing caution and care for our congregation, the Session voted last week to extend the suspension of indoor worship/activities through the remainder of the year. We will continue the weekly worship videos as well as the outdoor worship gatherings (weather permitting). Information was mailed to members, but you can read the full text here. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
>>>SESSION UPDATE 7-28-2020<<<
"So then, let’s work for the good of all whenever we have an opportunity, and especially for those in the household of faith." (Galatians 6:10;CEB)
We wanted to touch base and provide you with a status update on our discussions surrounding in-person worship.
The Session continued its discussion this week about the possible return to in-person worship. We remain concerned over the high number of cases in New Hanover County and the state as a whole. As always, our primary concern is for the health and well-being of our congregation, and as such, we do not feel it is safe to gather together. Therefore, we are in agreement with the recommendations from the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina, and will continue our suspension of in-person worship at least through the month of August, maintaining our current online worship format. We will meet again next month to re-evaluate.
We appreciate your patience and encourage you to continue watching the church’s weekly worship videos. We also remind you to do your best to maintain your financial giving. You can mail a check to the church, or donate online at our website.
The Session of Cape Fear Presbyterian Church
SESSION UPDATE 7-2-2020
At its meeting on June 30th, the Session voted to continue the suspension of in-person worship through at least the month of July. Click here to read the entire statement.
The Lord be with you...This week's video worship features a scripture reading by Sharon Pitts (Psalm 105), music by Pam Myhill, and a sermon by Pastor Jonathan about "The Ark of the Covenant." Have a blessed day!
Good morning everyone! This morning's video worship service includes songs, scripture, sermon, and sacrament. Aidan Tingley reads from Psalm 103, Pam Myhill leads 2 songs from the piano, Pastor Jonathan preaches about The Holy Grail, and we celebrate the sacrament of Communion (gather your own elements before watching the video). Have a blessed day!
The Lord be with you! This morning's video worship service includes a scripture reading by Sandy Smith (Psalm 145), a clarinet solo by Mary Ann Moore ("In Christ Alone"), and a message from Pastor Jonathan entitled "Grapes and Grace." Let us worship God.
Good morning and Happy Father's Day! Today's worship video includes a reading from Psalm 148 by Jenna Cameron, a sermon from Pastor Jonathan entitled "Amazing Space," music by Tanner Gill, and a recognition of graduates by our Presbyterian Women. Have a blessed day!
"This is the day that the Lord has made...let us rejoice and be glad in it!" Today's worship video features our wonderful Music Director, Pam Myhill, playing 7 familiar hymns/worship songs with lyrics on screen so you can praise God by singing along. In between the songs, Jonathan offers some selections of scripture. May you be uplifted and inspired this morning.
Good morning! This week's video is up, so grab some coffee and a cinnamon roll and worship God! Our worship this morning includes a sermon by Pastor Jonathan entitled "Prophets & Protesters," a reading of Psalm 146 by Tanner Gill, and Pam Myhill playing "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!" on the organ. Have a blessed day.
WORSHIP 5-31-2020 - PENTECOST SUNDAY
And God said, "...I will pour out my Spirit on everybody..." Greetings on this Pentecost Sunday as we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Today's worship video features a "visual prayer for illumination" (with artistic contributions by some in our congregation), several liturgists (Alice Gill, Larry Myhill, Carolyn Dunnavant, and Susan Dykes), TWO hymns by Pam Myhill, and a message from Pastor Jonathan entitled "Pentecost People." Thank you for worshipping with us. NOTE: To donate to the PC(USA) Pentecost Offering, click here.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! This morning's video worship features a wonderful meditation by guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Roy Howard, a reading from Psalm 93 by Cadagin Smith and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" by Pam Myhill on the piano. Have a blessed day...
The Session met Tuesday night, May 19, via video conference and after a wide-ranging conversation about the safety and health of our members, voted to keep the church closed for a few more weeks. Read the full statement here.
The Session will be meeting via video conference on Tuesday and assessing how and when we can offer some form of in-person worship. The recommendation from Presbytery is to continue the suspension of activities until at least June 1. Until such a time as we feel it is safe to gather, we invite you to continue worshipping from home.
This week's video worship service includes Pastor Jonathan preaching a message entitled "The Way of Love," Jim Gentry reading Psalm 89, and Larry & Pam Myhill singing "Though I May Speak." May God grant you peace this day!
Join Pastor Jonathan for this morning's video worship service, featuring a reading from Psalm 31 by Mary Ann Moore, a message from Jonathan entitled "An Ever-Present Help," and Pam Myhill plays "I Need Thee Every Hour." We pray that God's Word provides hope and encouragement--Let us worship God!
Communion: This week's video worship includes not only a message from Pastor Jonathan, scripture reading by James Watson, special music from Pam and Larry Myhill, but also the sacrament of Communion. If you'd like to participate in the Communion portion, simply gather your own elements to represent the bread and the cup (anything will do) and follow along with the prompts. Blessings to you this day...
Join Pastor Jonathan in his backyard for a Creation-themed message entitled "The Earth Is the Lord's." This week's worship video also includes a scripture reading by Beck Mayo and music from Max Levy. Have a blessed day!
Good morning. Today's worship video includes a message from Pastor Jonathan ("Is It Okay To Doubt?"), a hymn from Music Director Pam Myhill, and a scripture reading from Pam and Johnny Cameron. We hope you'll be encouraged by this time of worship.
WORSHIP 4-12-20...HAPPY EASTER
Our worship plans for this Sunday feature a special Easter worship video produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), featuring a sermon by Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson (Stated Clerk of the General Assembly). He and Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett (president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency) will offer words of hope and encouragement as they share the good news of Christ’s resurrection. This is a unique opportunity for us to worship with Presbyterians around the country!
You'll find the video below (along with links to lyrics sheets for the two hymns that will be sung). I hope we can try to watch it Sunday at the same time—11:00 am (our usual Sunday worship hour.) You can also download this week's announcement page here (PDF).
As you know, Jesus probably wasn’t resurrected on a Sunday in April. And His resurrection deserves a real celebration! Let’s agree, that whenever we’re back together in our sanctuary, we’ll celebrate Easter. Meanwhile, we can and will worship Him wherever we are. Christ is risen...Christ is risen indeed!
"Hosanna in the highest!" Blessings to you on this Palm Sunday. Our video worship this morning features a virtual palm procession by our children and young people (with music by Pam Myhill); a sermon by Pastor Jonathan, and special music from Max Levy in Kansas City. You can also download this week's announcement page here (PDF).
This week, Pastor Jonathan's message, "Just For Today," is about taking these days one day at a time. Thanks to our friends who participated in the service: Christian Gilmore, Pam Myhill (piano), and all the way from Kansas City MO, Max Levy (saxophone). We hope you'll be encouraged by this time of worship.
For the well-being of our church family, the Session has extended the temporary suspension of all church activities until at least May 1
This morning's kitchen table message, "Seeking Silver Linings," from Pastor Jonathan is now available. Thanks to Denise Angevine for being our Liturgist and to Pam Myhill for the beautiful piano music. We hope it brings you encouragement.
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Virtual Taize' Worship posted!
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Out of an abundance of caution for those who are most at risk, and with the well-being of both our members and the larger Wilmington community in mind, the Session is temporarily suspending Faith Formation (a.k.a Sunday School) and worship for 3/15/20 and 3/22/20 (with re-evaluation to follow)
Here's the link to Pastor Jonathan's video worship service and sermon from home: