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Dear PPC Community,

It was wonderful to worship in community again last Sunday via Zoom! Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make the service possible, and to all of you who attended. This is such an important time to stay connected, and what a blessing it is that with technology we can think more in terms of physical rather than social distancing.

Moving forward, Providence Presbyterian Church will offer weekly Sunday worship services as well as weekly Wednesday prayer breakfasts via Zoom until we are able to reunite in person. The book group will also meet virtually. Please see below for all the details, as well as information about how to give and receive care during this time.

For instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting, see this one-minute video.
Sunday Worship (weekly at 10am via Zoom)

Please join us by connecting on your computer or dialing in by phone:
  • To connect by computer, just click this link: https://zoom.us/j/921420769
  • One tap mobile: +16465588656,, 921420769#
  • To dial in by phone: call 646 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 921 420 769
This invite information will remain the same for all our weekly worship services moving forward.

If you would like to add the recurrent event to your calendar, you can download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) file to your calendar system: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJYsc-uoqT0j8bxuRxvhwXg6WGpXo6SkbA/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCqrz8oGtOTuV39a7UqW5nib8-xiClMsrZvhAntFBhUNDTRJtpNZIF0EvmB

Click to open/download this Sunday's worship bulletin and hymn:
BulletinHymn
Additional resources:
This conversation sheet offers families and individuals a source of reflection and discussion around the scripture lesson this fifth week of Lent. And for our young ones: please enjoy this week's children's bulletin.
Wednesday Prayer "Breakfast" (weekly at 8am via Zoom)

Please join us by connecting on your computer or dialing in by phone:
  • To connect by computer, just click this link: https://intervarsity.zoom.us/j/155342546
  • One tap mobile: +16468769923,,155342546#
  • To dial in by phone: call 646 876-9923 and enter meeting ID 155 342 546
This invite information will remain the same for all our weekly prayer breakfasts moving forward.

If you would like to add the recurrent event to your calendar, you can download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) file to your calendar system: https://intervarsity.zoom.us/meeting/vJEodO2qqz8sQTlMfSfR588vfjnEaaJhzw/ics?icsToken=98tyKuitqzguGNGRtl_9d6ktOd78b-G5kUB6po5brxnXVngLdAX8OMdDM5h3Cs-B
PPC Book Group (April 18)
Rising
Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush
Saturday, April 18
10:30am – 11:30am

All are welcome.

Please join in our discussion by computer or phone:
  • To connect on your computer, just click this link: https://intervarsity.zoom.us/j/166197342
  • One tap mobile: +16468769923,,166197342#
  • To dial in by phone: call 646 876-9923 and enter meeting ID 166 197 342
About the book:
FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD
A CHICAGO TRIBUNE TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR
A BEST BOOK OF 2018 (MULTIPLE LISTS) 
Hailed as “deeply felt” (New York Times), “a revelation” (Pacific Standard), and “the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing” (Chicago Tribune), Rising is both a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love.
Help and Support

Deacon Milton Liu has graciously offered to be the main deacon contact at this time. If you or someone you know needs help, contact your assigned deacon if accessible, or otherwise contact Milton and he will coordinate care. If you'd like to offer help to others, please contact Milton:

Milton Liu
mjliu1029@gmail.com
401-340-5847 (texts or voicemail preferred)

If you have a prayer request or would like to be included in the prayer chain, please call/text Suzanne Affigne (401 523-4907). The Wednesday morning prayer breakfast is also available (details above).

An opportunity to reach out:
It's the perfect time to get in touch with friends and family members, especially those who may feel alone or without much to do under the present circumstances. Here are some ideas for how to share some love:
  • Send a photo or link to someone who would enjoy it.
  • Call someone just to check in on them. I received an unexpected and heartwarming call last week from someone in this congregation – a simple hello and how are you doing goes a long way.
  • Ask someone you love who isn't tech savvy if you might be able to introduce them to a new app or digital resource. It could be a video chat app, social media, entertainment app, free library app (e.g., Libby), etc. It could even be helping someone learn how to get contact info into their phone. Be prepared to spend some time, go slowly and patiently, and call earlier in the day when you both are sharp. 
Some other local resources:
Have a good week and take care,

Marianne Harrison
Tech & Communications Committee

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