Dear PSPC Family,
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) met Christian leaders on 19 March 2020 to highlight enhanced social distancing measures to help to curb the number of Covid-19 cases, especially imported cases that may rise after the March school holiday.
As Christian citizens, we are committed to work with the authorities to promote the well-being of our society. Therefore, the Session, together with the EDC and Covid-19 Advisory Team, have decided to suspend PSPC Sunday worship services, programmes and meetings for two (2) Sundays, i.e. 22 and 29 March 2020. To help in the containment effort, the church leadership requests congregants not to come to PSPC nor go to any other church on these 2 Sundays. We plan to resume worship services on 5 April 2020 (Palm Sunday) with enhanced precautionary measures put in place. We believe that this is one timely way for PSPC to fulfill our church theme, “Serving Our Community, Blessing The World.” In the meantime, PSPC will activate our Ministry Continuity Plan.
The 8.45am English service and 11am Mandarin service will be live-streamed. Congregants will receive live-stream instructions via PCGM cell group WhatsApp chats, PSPC Facebook group and PSPC website (www.pspc.org.sg).
Cell groups - being the key vehicle of discipleship and the first line of congregational care - may continue since these are small-scale gatherings. Cell groups that meet in PSPC on Sunday are requested to shift to weekdays during this period. As we have announced, congregants are encouraged to join a cell group if you are not already in one. Please contact the Church Office (6337 0595) if you wish to join.
Congregants who need urgent pastoral care may contact the Pastoral Team directly or the Church Office.
The Pastoral Team, EDC and Ministry Leaders will review, modify or cancel ministry programmes that will help the situation. Please receive the latest instructions from your respective Ministry Leaders. For any enquiry on PSPC's response, please contact Rev Kelvin Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is part of the Covid-19 Advisory Team.
Our national Christian leadership had designated 2019 as the Year of Harvest and 2020 as the Year of Discipleship. With the temporary 2-week suspension of worship services, we exhort congregants to use this Lent season to deepen our discipleship with a more prayerful reflection on God's Word, a deeper expression of love in action by caring for one another and a greater understanding of what it means to be the church, the body of Christ, in the world.
By God's faithfulness, come this September, PSPC will be a 177-year-old congregation that has stood with the nation through the colonial years, the war years and the early years of nation-building. God will see us through this pandemic. With His help, let us continue to intercede for the authorities and for one another as we respond to this pandemic in oneness and unity. Amen.
Rev Darryl Chan