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Update on Re-Closing GPC For Live Services

 
Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.  James 5:7

The Session of the Greencastle Presbyterian Church has made the difficult decision to re-close the sanctuary for live in-person services for the next 5 weeks. We will review the situation in late August to determine our course for September.
We have held services in the sanctuary for the past three weeks. While we have no reports of any problems, we are seeing an upsurge in Covid-19 virus cases in Franklin County and in the surrounding counties, including Washington County, MD.  The Session has the responsibility to safeguard the members and friends of the Church and is committed to the safety, health and well-being of the church.
As you know, the coronavirus is spread through respiratory droplets released when someone is speaking. Speaking louder, or singing, releases more droplets. If enough of the virus is released and ingested — through inhaling or rubbing their eyes, for example — that person will become infected. Health officials have warned that enclosed spaces where people are in close contact and releasing droplets dramatically increases the risk of infection compared to being outdoors and by observing physical distancing.  Because of these factors, we recognize that we could potentially spread the Covid-19 virus through in person, live services in the Sanctuary.
We have learned over the past 4 months that the building may be closed, but the Church is open and doing ministry in dozens of ways every day. We are grateful to the deep commitment of our congregation to follow Jesus in reaching out to our neighbors and especially those in need.  The Gospel is being proclaimed through acts of love, care and generosity every day by you, our GPC folks.
We are confident of the leading of the Holy Spirit for our congregation. We know that in due time, this viral threat will pass. And we believe that God has a future for us and a great hope of a renewal of our ministry impact on our community.  We must be patient and wise in this time, however. 
We will keep you fully informed on any developments.  
Dottie Davison, Elder and Worship Committee Chair
Rev. Dr. Robert Cook, Interim Pastor
 
 

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