Dear First Presbyterian Church Family,

As we all live through this unprecedented time, you have remained on my heart and mind, and I pray for your welfare and safety. Please let me know if you or someone you know is in self-quarantine or feeling isolated, lonely, anxious, or sick, or if you are a medical professional or are a provider of essential services, as we want to reach out and care for you in these challenging days. To reach any of our pastors, please call our cell phone or email us:

Rev. Dr. Anne Epling, Pastor/Head of Staff: aepling@firstpresfortw…, cell: 636-288-6930

Rev. Young Soo An, Associate Pastor for Korean Language Ministry: ysan@firstpresfortwayn…, cell: 260-609-6545

Rev. Ann Pitman, Parish Associate for Pastoral Care: apitman@firstpresfortw…, cell: 260-267-1196

With Governor Holcomb’s recent order for everyone to stay home, we have closed the church campus until April 6. We will still livestream our worship services at 11:00am on March 29 and April 5 since his order allows for that. We want to assure you that even though the campus is closed, the church is open. Meaning, we remain committed to living out our care and concern for one another. Our pastors, deacons, elders, Stephen Ministers, and other volunteers are available to connect with you by phone or email, and in the next week or so you can expect a phone call from one of them as we check in on everyone at First Pres.  

If you’re in a high-risk group, please do not venture out for essential items. We have volunteers ready to run errands for people, and they want to help. Just let any of our pastors know if you need errands run for you.   

And finally, you can find last Sunday’s sermon here and below an at-home devotion my husband, the Rev. Terry Epling, wrote for his congregation. Also, stay connected through online fellowship via face to face Zoom meetings:

Wired Word: Sundays at 10AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Call-in Number: 312 626 6799; Meeting ID: 841 496 772

Women’s Bible Study: Wednesdays at 1 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Call-in Number: 312 626 6799; Meeting ID 904 041 033

Table Talk 1: Wednesdays at 10 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Call-in Number: 312 626 6799; Meeting ID 241 730 827

Men’s Bible Study: Fridays at 10 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Call-in Number: 312 626 6799; Meeting ID 262 564 318

Choir Virtual Practice: Thursdays at 6:45 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Call In Number: 312 626 6799 US; Meeting ID 959 800 674

I hope these helps you stay grounded to your faith during this time. Should you need anything else or just a friendly voice to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or another pastor.  

With peace and blessings,
Pastor Annie

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