1200 South Carbon Street · Marion, Illinois
Faith Development – 9:00 AM * Worship Service – 10:30 AM

Details about Sunday, March 15th and going forward

Friends,   Session has been hard at work and prayer trying to discern a path forward in the middle of rapidly changing circumstances. Here is where we are at, out of an abundance of caution, and concern for our physical health.

  • Sunday, March 15th – 
    • We will gather for Sunday School and Worship. 
    • We will not have our usual fellowship meal. 
    • We will record this service for audio as normal, and video (new). 
      • A reminder that the audio of the sermons from past weeks is posted on the church website – http://marionpresbyterian.org/series/worship-2020/ – will get you to most of this year’s sermons to day and is where other audio will be posted.
      • Video will be posted and you will receive a link.
    • Session will meet very briefly after worship to handle 1-2 pieces of business that are time sensitive.
    • If you are not comfortable gathering, or feel sick, please stay home, and allow us to minister to you from a distance. 
  • The Tuesday Evening Community Lenten services have been cancelled
    • A decision about Good Friday will be made later.
    • We are still scheduled to prepare a meal at the Ministerial Alliance this week. If you signed up and are able to, please show up at 9 am to cook and prepare to go meals for our community.
  • SHARKS and Book Group are cancelled for the rest of the month of March. Tuesday morning prayer group was already on a break, and that break will also continue.
  • We will not gather in the sanctuary for worship on March 22nd or 29th. 
    • We will provide a worship experience, either prerecorded, or streaming for those Sundays, along with the worship bulletin for those Sundays. More details will be forthcoming this week.
    • Please consider gathering together in small groups, and bringing together those who do not have access to the internet or who are not comfortable using it, to provide for a worship experience for your church family and your neighbors. Use your best judgment.
  • There will be other adjustments as things develop. Immediate thoughts are about Maundy Thursday and Easter service, and determinations will be made about those services as things develop. It is likely that we will have to do things differently than we have in the past.

Above all else, we ask you to make good decisions about your exposure to others, for your health and theirs, and to reach out to one another in ways that do not risk illness. Be the body of Christ, spread and scattered through creation, and remain a strong witness to the love and grace of God.

In Christ,