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Letter to the Congregation from Pastor Jackie

I realize that although I have spoken to many of you, I have not spoken to all of you. So, as your pastor and your friend, first know that I am praying for you as we all navigate these unknown and uncertain times. Each day the news seems to escalate and each day I pray to God, how long? The answer each time rings in my head, “As long as it takes, Jackie.  As long as it takes.”

To me, this means: as long as it takes to get some semblance of control over the virus; as long as it takes to get everyone on the same page as to its veracity; as long as it takes for us to realize that social distancing is not social isolation; and sheltering in place does not mean cutting yourself off in every way from everyone! As long as it takes for us to be the Church of Jesus Christ in new and different, and often uncomfortable ways.

Now that you know where I am coming from, let me assure you, Atascocita Presbyterian Church is being the church in some very significant ways. Your leadership team, the Session, the Deacons, and the staff have all been meeting by Zoom with each one attending from their respective homes.

  • The Deacons have made a commitment to call their families and to call on a regular basis. They are sending cards to those who cannot get out. They are communicating with me as I am also checking on many of you.
  • The Session met last week by Zoom from their respective homes. We did our regular business and added a few items. At my recommendation, Session decided that all physical gatherings at the church, through at least Sunday, April 19, are cancelled. We are not using the church building at all, including CLC. 
  • The staff - Carroll Hebert, Jamie Hannan, Joe Weir, Carl Braden, and myself are working harder than ever from our homes to keep the work we do continuing in ways that often require quite a bit of creativity.  Forrest Craig is working with us to keep all the technology that binds us together working, and Forrest does that with an amazing attention to detail. I would not want to be doing this with any other group of individuals. They are dedicated and creative.

So, what are some of the ways we are staying connected:

  1. First, we live stream our worship services at 10:30am on Sundays. Each week we have had about 140 people join us from many different places and churches.
  2. We have “Wednesday Evening Devotions at the Beach.” I chose that title because, for me, the beach is a place of peace and serenity and I feel that is what we need now.
  3. Pastor Shelley shares a short exegesis of the scripture that I use each Sunday to help you prepare for worship.
  4. Presbyterian Women are having their lesson live streamed; other groups meet online as well. If I didn’t know better, I would think that nothing has changed.
  5. We are also continuing to pay all the staff including nursery workers.

As we approach Holy Week let’s be holy. Let’s keep our minds and hearts focused on the redeeming hope of Jesus Christ. On Palm Sunday, we will have a palms procession with videos and pictures that our members have sent in. If you have a video, please email it to Forrest as soon as possible (youbelong@apchumble.org). On Maundy Thursday, we will have a service in which we will all celebrate the Lord’s Supper, so please have your bread and wine (grape juice, orange juice or other juice) ready to share. We will have the Noon Meditation on Good Friday. Yes, Carl is playing that incredible piano piece.

On Easter Sunday we will live stream our Celebration of the Lord’s Supper and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

If you need me, you may email me at jhannan@apchumble.org or call me at (281)799-6693. We send out news in a variety of different ways. I hope they are reaching you and that each of you is safe and taking care of yourself.

Blessings and Peace,

Pastor Jackie

Making a Donation

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the needs of our community and Atascocita Presbyterian Church’s role in meeting those needs.  Your continued support is vital to the church’s ability to provide this assistance.

Here are two ways you can continue to provide your financial support:

*  Mail a check to the church at 19426 Atasca Oaks Dr, Humble TX 77346.

*  Use your credit card at our online giving page at apchumble.org/online_giving.  [Yes, APC will pay a small fee for this service, but we want to stay home too and not have to go to the bank for deposits.]

You can also help by being a non-physical presence for others. Think about your friends (both within and outside APC) and neighbors who are also avoiding physical contact.  A friendly call, text, or email will brighten their day! 

APC Staff is Working From Home

The office is closed, however, any one of us can be reached by email:

Pastor Jackie - jhannan@apchumble.org (including prayer requests)

Jamie Hannan, Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry - jamie@apchumble.org

Carroll Hebert, Office Coordinator - apc@apchumble.org

We pray for good health, patience, and peace for everyone during this difficult time.

Lenten Devotional Available Online

Tread Lightly for Lent, a daily reflection-action calendar, published by Presbyterian Mission of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is available online at https://www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/tread-lightly-for-lent-2020/.

The Presbyterian Hunger Program strives to walk with people in moving towards sustainable choices that restore and protect all of God’s children and creation,. As people of faith, we seek to "serve and preserve" God’s world. However, some of our collective choices have led to a changing global climate, which translates to warmer temperatures, rising sea-levels, and severe storms, just to name a few. To turn this tide, we must commit to treading lightly on God’s Earth.

In Lent, we reflect on Christ’s ministry, death, and resurrection. We slow down, take time, and examine our internal spiritual lives and the way we live out our Christian faith in the world around us.

Our hope is that this Lenten calendar will be the beginning of actions intended to create more mindful behaviors throughout the year.

Lenten Adventure & Study Series

“Walk the Talk” is a Lenten adventure that will continue through Wednesday, April 8 (coronavirus and weather permitting) unless otherwise noted. Based on the book, “Wilderness Wanderings: A Lenten Pilgrimage” by Marilyn Brown Oden, enjoy a walk in Kingwood’s East End Park, Wednesdays at 9am. Meet outside Lisa Ryan’s house at 8:45am or at East End Park parking lot at 9am. For more information, please text Lisa Ryan, 832-444-9733.

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