Dear Wyoming Church community, As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, I am writing to you to share our latest update. Given Governor Phil Murphy’s order for New Jerseyians to shelter-in-place, our Session Task Force has decided to suspend in-person worship and gatherings for the foreseeable future.
You may have heard people say, “The church was never a building.” And yet, we must acknowledge that this is heartbreaking. Collectively, we mourn worshipping and doing ministry in the same space. And as we look towards Easter and even beyond to Wyoming’s Church-Has-Left-the-Building event, we can’t help but feel the loss of celebrating in the sanctuary—the place in which we are gathered and from where we are sent.
Even still, our ministry continues, because, in fact, the church is not a building. Our community is the church. And so through the phone, mail and 21st century technology, we continue to reach out to each other. You are not alone.
Please continue to stay connected to our vibrant and welcoming community. Worship with Wyoming Church on Sunday virtually through Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/wyomingpres/). And for information on how to subscribe to our You Tube Channel, make a contribution to Wyoming Church, sign up for our weekly email, or to contact our office, please visit our website (https://wyomingpresbyterian.org). And as always, feel free to reach out to me or the office with any question or concern.
Friends, during these troubling times in which we have left our sanctuary, let us find refuge in God and in each other. For the Psalmist reminds us that even when the mountains shake in the heart of the sea, God is our help amidst the trouble.
Rev. Caroline S. Unzaga
Interim Pastor, Wyoming Presbyterian Church
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
Though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea.”
Psalm 46: 1-2