Warm Welcome to First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa, IA:
Our Worship Service - thanks to all of you who were able to join us and continue to social distance at church , also thanks to all who choose to say at home and watch Facebook for a live-stream of the week's Worship. The recorded service is available on our Facebook page (search for First Presbyterian Church of Oskaloosa) and is also available on our website. We'll be live-streaming each week.
Holding meetings - the session is asking all groups to meet via e-mail, a conference call, or web-based services like Zoom. Zoom is being used by lots of congregations right now for things like Bible studies because users can see each other's faces in real time. If you have a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer, you can download the Zoom app free and then use it for small group meetings.
I really encourage you to give it a try.
Drost's have continued their bible studies Sunday School each Sunday before Worship service, you are welcome to join in at 9:00 am each week.
Giving - if you attend Sunday Worship service we have 2 handmade boxes at both entrances for your giving also remember that if you're a person who typically donates to the church by putting something in the offering plate on Sunday morning, and are still staying home, we need you to either mail your donation to the church or set it up as an automatic payment from your checking account. We need to be able to continue to pay the bills
We still receive e-mails, and Judy will forward the church's calls to her phone. You can always reach Judy by email or phone.
I can tell that this is a congregation that stays in touch! Please continue to check in with each other, especially if you're friends with someone you know doesn't have e-mail. This is a very rough time for all of us. Even those without underlying physical or mental health conditions are struggling to stay calm. Just know that God is with all of us . Sarai