Virtual Worship and Reopening Your Churches


Attention Preachers:
If you need a break in the coming months, members of the Presbytery will be providing
one recorded sermon per month.  

Gail Henderson Belsito’s sermon for January 17, 2021
“A Close Call”, based on 1 Samuel 3:1-10.

Call to Worship

Scripture and Sermon

Charge and Benediction

Going forward the sermons will be available in the first week of each month and written specifically for the 3rd Sunday of each month, although they can be used anytime. Our upcoming preachers will include Anna Dickson, Ben Brannan, and Phanta Lansden.

*If you would like to receive the videos in .mp4 format, please Email Tamara Williams at: and she will Email them to you via WeTransfer.

Previous Videos:
Links to videos of Alice Ridgill’s sermon for Sunday, December 20, 2020, based on Psalm 89:1-4 and Luke 1:26-38 (NRSV)
Scripture and Sermon: “God Is With Us”

Charge and Benediction

Links to videos of Jan Edmiston’s sermon and benediction from Reign of Christ Sunday 2020:
Scripture and Sermon “Living Like a King”:

Jan’s Charge and Benediction: 

Links to videos of Jan’s sermon and benediction on Psalm 23 are available below:
Jan Edmiston’s Sermon “Thou Art With Me”

Jan Edmiston’s Benediction

Links to videos of Alice’s sermon and benediction on I Kings 17: 7-16 are available below.

Alice Ridgill’s Scripture Reading
I Kings 17: 7-16

Alice Ridgill’s Sermon “God Will Provide”

Alice Ridgill’s Benediction

Sermon and Benediction from Rev. Ben Brannan (Myers Park):
Sermon video:
Benediction video:

NC Modified Stay at Home Order FAQs
(effective 12/11/2020)

NC Guidelines for Places of Worship

PC(USA) Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Center

On Baptism and Ordination in a Time of Pandemic (From the Office of the General Assembly and the PMA’s Office of Theology and Worship)

24 Questions Your Church Should Answer Before People Return

Church Music and COVID-19: Some tips on providing and sharing music during and after the pandemic

Returning to Public Worship: Theological and Practical Considerations (from PCUSA)

Insurance Board – Your Ministry During Covid-19: Reopening Your Church Office

Interested in Live Streaming your church’s worship services? Want to enhance your church’s current Live Stream? Need help figuring out what devices to purchase? If so, then the “Live Streaming for the Long Haul” webinar presented by Rev. Brian Wallace, Associate Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery, may help. 
Live Streaming for the Long Haul
Live Streaming for the Long Haul

A Guide to Live Streaming for the Perplexed

Are You Ready for Hybrid Online/In Person Worship?   By Rev. Richard Hong / Presbyterian News Service

Pull Up Worship Service – Guide and FAQ


Video ConferencingZoom Conferencing Information
View instructional: Webinar by Rev. Dr. Von Clemans
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