COVID-19 Updates

Start: Thu, July 16   End: Sun, August 30 | 9:30am

Friday, July 10, 2020

 

Dear NPC Family,

 

As the apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians, we write to you: “For God is [our] witness, how [we] yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:8).

 

We are thankful that the initial live stream service and the test run of the in-person service went well last Sunday. The live “real time” aspect of hearing, confessing, and singing encouraged us as we worshipped together, although socially distanced or still at home.

 

Here are some details about this Sunday, July 12:

 

1. Pastor Davy will be preaching this week from Luke 5:12-16. The sermon is entitled, “Cleansing and Compassion,” and will lead us to look at how Christ enters into our need with compassion and saving power. The service will begin at 9:30. A bulletin (weekly) has been prepared here. To keep things “touchless,” we won’t be distributing copies at the church, so if you’re coming and would like to have a bulletin in hand, we encourage you to print your own at home and bring it with you.

 

2. We will continue to livestream the service this Sunday. That means that in order to join with us live, you will need to tune in at 9:30am. You’ll be able to access the worship service at npchurch.org or on our YouTube channel. If you are unable to join when the service begins, after the conclusion of the service, the entire recording will remain available for viewing.

 

3. You have hopefully received emails outlining how we are planning to gather together again in person starting July 12. If you have missed them, please make sure to check out the details here. In order to adhere to public health recommendations, we will limit seating to 100. As such, we are asking that you reserve seats if you are planning to attend in person.

 

4. Please continue to use the email address shepherds@npchurch.org to be in touch with the session. You may also reach out directly to any elder whom you personally know or are connected to.

 

We encourage each of you to rejoice in the grace of our Heavenly Father. Dr. Brown reminded us to do just that in his sermon last Sunday. As he said, the story of our life is a beautiful story because of the character and goodness of God. It is tempting to ask, as the Psalmist did in Psalm 90, “How long?” We don’t know what is next and we don’t know when the difficulties will end. May we find satisfaction and confidence in the steadfast love and favor of the Lord:

 

Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,

  that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
  and for as many years as we have seen evil.
Let your work be shown to your servants,
  and your glorious power to their children.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
  and establish the work of our hands upon us;
  yes, establish the work of our hands! (Psalm 90:14-17)

 

Your brothers,

 

The NPC Session