We are in God’s Hands

We are in God’s Hands

Dear FPCSA Family & Friends,

We’re in an interesting time.  Seems like the news is dominated by the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  I turned the news on Tuesday night to hear the election results in other states, and all they were talking about was COVID-19.

At First Presbyterian Church, we take the health and safety of our church family very seriously.  Because we are a smaller church, we will continue to meet on Sundays.  We’ll have regular worship this coming Sunday, March 15th.  At the same time, we will continue to closely monitor the OC Public Health Department recommendations. 

Keep in mind the following:

  • FPCSA is doing everything in its power to keep the facility clean, safe and germ-free.
  • If you are sick or feeling a little under the weather, please stay home and take care of yourself.  For those who are considered to be “vulnerable” – 60+ and those with serious, chronic medical conditions – you may also want to consider staying home.  Better safe than sorry.
  • If you come to church, please do not shake hands or hug.  I won’t be shaking hands after the service, not because I don’t love you, but because I do.  Since the sermon topic this Sunday is on Peter’s interaction with Jesus about how many times he should forgive someone, I was planning to include a Passing of the Peace during worship.  We will not be doing that after all.
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  • While at church, please wash your hands often and refrain from touching public surfaces.
  • Most important: rest in the knowledge that in life and in death, we belong to God.  We are in God’s hands.

Finally, the Men’s Prayer Gathering will be meeting this coming Saturday, March 14th, at 9:00 a.m.  We’ll gather in the newly refurbished Prayer Room (near the church offices).  Men of all ages are welcome. 


Wash your hands.  

Psalm 91:1f

Those who abide in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”

May God richly bless you, even as He blesses others through you!

In Christ’s love & service,

Lance Allen, Pastor