In this newsletter:
  • Farewell Rev. John
  • A change of focus for our Book Group tomorrow
  • Worship for this Sunday
  • Prayers for the family of Judy Babcock
  • Wednesday Prayer Breakfast
  • An opportunity to give to COVID relief efforts & more
  • Help/support/prayer-request info
Also, Lee Vander Baan has shared some Easter Reflections on a part of the Easter Story not often discussed: the stone at the entrance to Jesus' tomb. Read his reflections here.

For instructions on how to join a Zoom meeting,
see this one-minute video.

Marianne Harrison
Tech & Communications Committee
Farewell Rev. John

On this last Sunday that Rev. John Sweet is with us, we invite you to stay in the zoom meeting after worship for an extended "virtual coffee hour" to wish him well. We are so appreciative for his care and devotion to our congregation during this time of transition and uncertainty. Thank you, Pastor John!

While the church is closed to worship and meetings, you may continue to reach us by phone message (401-861-1136) or email ( Both are checked daily.

We look forward to our interim pastor, Rev. Deborah Packard, joining us soon!
PPC Book Group Tomorrow (Change of focus)

Saturday, April 18, 10:30–11:30am

We have decided to postpone our discussion of Rising and will instead spend the hour reconnecting with each other, taking time to share and catch up about how we’re doing in the midst of this pandemic – our griefs, our hope, and perhaps something we are reading that is sustaining us in some way. All are welcome!

Please join in our discussion by computer or phone:
  • To join by computer, just click this link:
  • One tap mobile: +16468769923,,166197342#
  • To dial in by phone: call 646 876-9923 and enter meeting ID 166 197 342
Sunday Worship, 4/19 @ 10am via Zoom

Please join us by connecting on your computer or dialing in by phone:
  • To join by computer, just click this link:
  • One tap mobile: +16465588656,, 921420769#
  • To join by phone: call 646 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 921 420 769
Click to open/download the worship bulletin and hymns for this Sunday, 4/19:
Additional resources for this Sunday, 4/19:
This conversation sheet offers families and individuals a source of reflection and discussion around the scripture lesson. And for our young ones: please enjoy this week's children's bulletin.
Prayers for the family of Judy Babcock

Please pray for the family of Elder Judy Babcock. Judy was a former PPC member. In addition to sharing her gifts of leadership and music with us, she also served as moderator of both our Presbytery and Syod. She had relocated to Oregon several years ago to be closer to her family.
Wednesday Prayer "Breakfast" (weekly at 8am via Zoom)

Please join us by connecting on your computer or dialing in by phone:
  • To join by computer, just click this link:
  • One tap mobile: +16468769923,,155342546#
  • To join by phone: call 646 876-9923 and enter meeting ID 155 342 546
This invite information will remain the same each week; to add the recurrent event to your calendar, you can import this iCalendar file to your calendar system:
Contribute to COVID relief efforts and more through One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing is a special offering during Easter time that supports the work of Presbyterian Mission. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is using funds from this offering in addition to past donations to provide aid during this COVID-19 pandemic. Gifts also support the Presbyterian Hunger Program and Self-Development of People. If you are able to do so, contributions may be made directly at You may also mail a check payable to PPC to the church and indicate that your donation is for One Great Hour of Sharing. Thank you!
Help and Support

If you or someone you know needs help, contact your assigned deacon if accessible, or otherwise contact deacon Milton Liu and he will coordinate care. If you'd like to offer help to others, please contact Milton at or 401-340-5847 (text 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).


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