Jesus is the Reason
for the Sabbath!
Announcement: Due to our Governor’s recent requirements to refrain from indoor singing and worship due to the coronavirus pandemic spike (along with our Mayor’s recent notice that outdoor worship including singing is permitted as reasonably safe), we will begin worshipping outdoors on the sidewalk under the sanctuary’s roof overhang for shade. As we are a small congregation we are able to easily space out six feet apart and have room for some visitors (announcing your plans to attend in advance would be helpful). A remote PA system and several fans will be set up (along with chairs by family group) for ease of listening and a comfortable breeze. For now we only will have our morning and evening worship services (10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.). We will still have the Lord’s Supper for members in good standing and visitors who first meet with the Elders to talk about their faith, understanding of the elements, and membership in a like-minded visible church. For an explanation of our position and procedure, see our article on Romans 13 here: https://www.reformation21.org/blog/submit-to-the-government-serving-god-to-save-lives. Please see the following ways to join us for our live worship webcasts:
*On our home page (www.puritanchurch.com) the live stream should hopefully be imbedded and “auto play” once you open that page.*For those you know who may not use smart phones or computers and the internet, you can let them know to call this SermonAudio phone number: 712-432-3410. Once dialed in, the person will need to type our SA code: 53205.
Join in simple, pure, conservative, Reformed, Biblical worship with your covenant family TOGETHER, led by Presbyterian elders. Sit under Biblical, passionate preaching in the style of the Puritans.
Lord’s Day (Sunday) Service:
Sabbath School, 9:30-10:15 AM: Presently using a video series by R.C. Sproul on What Did Jesus Do, led by Elder Malcolm Maxwell
Morning Worship, 10:30 AM: Presently Preaching through the Book of Numbers [just finished; we will go through Matthew in morning and evening for a brief time before beginning Deuteronomy in the morning as we resume the with the Pentateuch together]
Evening Worship, 5:30 PM: Presently Preaching through the Gospel of Matthew
Teaching and Memorization Time, 6:45 P.M.: brief study through sections of the Westminster Standards and memory work on supporting Scripture
Weekly Lord’s Supper (after Evening Service and Teaching Time), 7 P.M.: Communicant Members of PECA partake after every evening service. Visitors who are baptized and covenanted communicant members participating in good standing within an evangelical church may partake after first visiting with the elders to share about their faith, fellowship, and understanding of the Lord’s Supper. Elders are available to meet following morning worship or before evening worship upon request.
Food and Fellowship in the Fireside Room, Following Evening Worship, 7:30 P.M.
Psalm Sing and Prayer Meeting, 6:30 PM to 8 PM. We are presently going through Sam Crabtree’s book, Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God.