Sunday Worship, 5/24 @ 10am via Zoom

Welcome to online worship with PPC. Thank you to Rev. Murray Blackadar for preaching this Sunday. Please join us by connecting on your computer or dialing in by phone. Thank you for your patience as we dealt with Zoom outages last week; hopefully this week will be smooth! You may join the meeting before 10:00 to be sure it's working. If there's a problem, check your email for backup plans. You may also contact the church at (401) 861-1136 or
  • To join by computer, just click this link: 89994388918
  • One tap mobile: +16465588656,, 89994388918#
  • To join by phone: call 646 558-8656 and enter meeting ID 899 9438 8918 (followed by #)
**If you attend Zoom meetings using software downloaded to your computer or device, please upgrade to Zoom 5.0 by May 30.**  This update will be required to join our zoom worship meeting on May 31. (It is not necessary if you are just dialing in by phone.) Visit the zoom website for more info or contact the church office if you have any questions.

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

Click to open/download the worship bulletin and hymns:
Additional worship resources:
This conversation sheet offers families and individuals a source of reflection and discussion around this week's scripture lesson. And for our young ones: please enjoy this week's children's bulletin.

Receiving of offerings is missing from our order of worship but continues to be important to sustain our church community. We hope if you are able, you will continue to give to the church online or with a check mailed to the church (500 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906). Thank you!

We invite you to stay online after worship for virtual coffee hour :)
Our New Prayer Garden is Ready!

As many of you know, Michael Duff has been working on creating a garden on the church grounds for his Eagle Scout project. We are excited to share the news that it is complete and ready for visitors! (Please follow social distancing guidelines.) You can find it at the far end of the yard on Mt. Hope Ave.

Some words from Michael:
"Thanks to the guidance and support of Mr Vanderbaan and Mrs Lockheart, as well as the generous donations of other church members, this project was made possible. Special thanks to Mr Vanderbaan for the inspiration and flagstones, to Mrs Lockheart for the benches, to the Moles for the hostas, and a very special thank you to everyone at PPC who made financial donations. I hope that everyone enjoys the garden!"

Thank you so much for creating a beautiful meditative space for us and for the community, Michael!
Help Needed with Yard Work

Suzanne Affigne, our volunteer gardener extraordinaire, normally takes almost total care of the flower garden during the growing season, but this year she has more limits on time and physical ability. Some help with a few tasks would be very much appreciated to keep our garden and play area pleasant and healthy. These tasks are family friendly and can be done any time (please observe social distancing guidelines).

In the flower garden on Hope Street:
  • Leave removal – please be careful in places where leaves have nestled at the base of perennials
  • Removal of dead flower stalks – simply pinch, cut, or gently shake off the hollow grassy stalks and collect them
In the play area:
  • Removal of leaves and twigs
  • Wipe down equipment of accumulated dust and grime
Please bring your own tools (e.g., rake, leaf blower, snippers, cleaning supplies for play equipment). We have a supply of paper yard bags on the south side "porch" you can use for compostable yard waste. Full bags (not too full) can be left behind the church along the fence. If you need to get into the shed to store full bags out of heavy rain or are desperate for a rake, or have any questions, you can call or text Dan Blackford at (401) 808-2605. Thank you for any time you can give – it's a huge help!
Wednesday Prayer "Breakfast" @ 8am via Zoom

All are welcome! Join us by computer or phone (meeting ID remains the same each Wednesday):
**See note above about upgrading to Zoom 5.0 by May 30.**
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). 

COVID-19 resources for church leaders and members are available at and; local information is available at For developments regarding gatherings in RI see

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance continues to provide aid through this COVID-19 pandemic. If you are able, contributions may be made online at or by mailing a check payable to PPC to the church (be sure to note the purpose of your donation). Thank you!
We look forward to our interim pastor, the Rev. Deborah Packard, leading us in worship May 31. If you didn't receive Lori Girard's introduction letter with Pastor Deb's bio in the mail, please contact the church to make sure we have your address.

If you are interested in being part of a small group (meeting via zoom), contact Murray Blackadar at or 401-569-6774 (call/text).

You may continue to reach the church by phone message (401-861-1136) or email (, both checked daily.

Have a great weekend!

Marianne Harrison
Tech & Communications Committee

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