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Local Covid-19 Resources

We will continue to update this page as we find out about community needs and resources. If you know of one that is not listed here, please forward to .


Princeton Covid-19 Response Website
(https://princetoncovid.org/)


Hopewell Township Covid-19 Response Website
(https://www.hopewelltwp.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=239)


Lawrence Township Covid-19 Response Website
(http://www.lawrencetwp.com/indexCOVID.html)


Montgomery Township Covid-19 Response Website
(https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/)


Township of Plainsboro Covid-19 Response Website
(https://www.plainsboronj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=372)


Township of West Windsor Covid-19 Response Website
(https://www.westwindsornj.org/)

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Opportunities for Community Support

Mr. Rogers encourages us in challenging times to look for the helpers. Below are a few ways you can join in helping our community in the weeks ahead. As we all practice physical distancing and social solidarity, the most direct way to support non-profit organizations is through monetary donations. Whether or not you are able to give financially at this time, we invite you to pray for the helpers in our world and to make an extra phone call each week checking in on friends and neighbors.


Opportunity to support Princeton residents:

Princeton Children’s Fund Inc. has set up a new fund to help our most vulnerable neighbors, many of whom struggle during the best of times, as they face a myriad of new daily setbacks as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic.


Opportunity to support Mercer County neighbors:

Arm in Arm is going 100% mobile! The mobile food delivery services are planned to launch to specific locations beginning Thursday, March 26. Arm in Arm will be using the Assembly Room to package up the bags of food they will be delivery in the community.

Hours: Monday — Thursday, 9AM-4PM, 609-921-2135

Donation drop off: Bin has been moved back inside and drop off is by appointment (simply call when in parking lot and staff will come retrieve items).

To donate electronically: Arm in Arm

 


Donations to Nassau Presbyterian’s Hunger Offering are always appreciated as well.

We are committed to receiving the hunger offering until all are fed. The Hunger Offering is distributed locally, nationally, and internationally through Send Hunger Packing Princeton, HomeFront, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and the Uniting Reformed Church in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

You may donate electronically online (select the Hunger Fund): My Nassau

or by texting NASSAU Hunger to 73256.


Thank you for all the ways, small and large, you are helping in response to COVID-19.

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Time with Children Archive

Sign up for free, weekly, faith formation resources for all ages from Illustrated Ministries, or download the individual week’s resources below each date.

Additional coloring pages: Prayers For When You Feel Anxious (PDF)


April 5 – Palm Sunday

Palm Frond Coloring Page (PDF)

Resources for Palm Sunday (PDF)

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March 29 | Corrie Berg

Resources for Lent Week 5 (PDF)


March 22 | Corrie Berg

Resources for Lent Week 4 (PDF)


March 15

Resources for Lent Week 3 (PDF)

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Nassau Church and the Corona Virus

March 11, 2020
To the Nassau Presbyterian Church Family,

Your church staff continues to make necessary plans this week regarding public health concerns. It is a rapidly changing landscape and we are responding, planning, and sharing decisions with the Session. We are in communication with local government and very aware of the plans announced this week by the University and the Seminary.

Because of our deep concern for the well-being of our church and community, beginning today, Wednesday March 11, 2020 we will be cancelling all programming, events, and activities. We are taking a Lenten Sabbatical and possibly beyond to ensure we are doing all we can to keep COVID-19 / Coronavirus from spreading.

This includes the cancellation of all scheduled meetings, rehearsals, and Sunday worship.  March 15th’s Youth Sunday will be rescheduled at a future date. Lenten Small Groups and communion dinners will not be held, but we will work with the leaders to meet by creative means. Arm In Arm already has a plan in place for getting food to those who need it.

Each week we will update the congregation as to our plans and any changes to what is listed above. Please check the church website and your email for these updates. For this Sunday, we will post a filmed service brought to you by the staff.

As we continue on this Lenten journey unlike any other, please remember to check on neighbors, friends, and church members. Communication, support, and reassurance are ultimately important.

You can reach our staff members through their emails and office phones and we will keep our emergency cell phone on each and every day. If needed, please call the cell phone at 1-609-613-1077.

We will continue to review and adapt on a day to day basis.

With grace and peace and prayers,
David A. Davis
Rev. David A. Davis

March 6, 2020

To the Nassau Presbyterian Church Family,

We would like to assure you that your church staff has been discussing plans and making preparations in light of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our resources have included the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of New Jersey Department of Health, and the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are also reaching out to health care professionals in the congregation. Our commitment to you is to make responsible decisions without fueling fear and misinformation.

Please find the items below for your information, safety and health.

  • Please remember to make responsible choices for your own health and the health of those around you. If you do not feel well, please do not come to worship and church activities. If you choose to be extra careful and refrain from gathering in groups and crowds, please know your church supports you.
  • Church staff have created a handout on self-care and prevention with information from all the resources mentioned. It is available on Sunday and on our website.
  • Extra bottles of sanitizer and bleach wipes will be available throughout the building and in classrooms. Remember, this is not a substitute for thoroughly washing hands with soap and hot water.
  • Extra time and care will be taken in cleaning knobs, bars, and surfaces throughout the building.
  • Lenten small group communion and Lenten home dinner communion will NOT be celebrated by intinction. Our traditional Presbyterian small cups or small glasses will be provided along with other materials.
  • We are paying close attention to the directions of the State of New Jersey Department of Health while monitoring Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary and local schools. We are prepared to cancel all activity at 61 Nassau Street if necessary. If that action is required, sermons, music, prayers, and other worship resources will be prerecorded and available on our website.
  • Ongoing discussions are being held to provide pastoral care for any who may be facing extended time in their home. We are also in touch with our area hospitals about clergy visitation, or restriction.

If you have any questions, please be in touch with any member of the staff and let us continue to prayer for the sick, medical and public officials, and all the vulnerable who live in fear.

With grace and peace,

David A. Davis
Pastor

 

Posted in Covid-19, Events

Opportunities with Mission Partners – March 2020

Donate REUSABLE Shopping Bags

You are invited to help us care for our planet by donating reusable bags to Arm in Arm! In an effort to better steward our resources and to protect the environment, we would like to reduce plastic waste by using reusable bags in our food pantries. We truly appreciate all of your donations and we are very humbled by your continual generosity in partnering with us to continue serving our community’s needs and also caring for our planet. Please stop by our Nassau pantry located at 61 Nassau St. Our 123 E. Hanover pantry or our Hudson pantry located at 48 Hudson St.  to donate your reusable bags!


Wednesday Lent Services

Each Wednesday in Lent, Witherspoon Street Church will be worshipping in the sanctuary at  124 Witherspoon St, Princeton from 12:00-12:45.  All are welcome.

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Part II of Handel’s Messiah – April 4, 5:00 pm

Choral Evening Service – Saturday, April 4, 5:00PM

Part II of Messiah by G.F. Handel will be presented by Nassau Church’s Adult Choir, featuring soloists Maria Palombo, Marissa Chalker, George Somerville, Jacob Keleman, and Elem Eley, with orchestra under the direction of Noel Werner.  There will be an offering supporting the Appalachian Service Project, and the service will be followed by a reception.

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Lent and Easter 2020

In Lent and Easter we observe the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We examine our discipleship, scrutinize our Christian journeys, and acknowledge our need for repentance, mercy, and forgiveness.

Join us in worship and community this season.


Throughout Lent

Small Groups
Offering fellowship and community, Small Groups are studying The Shape of Salvation in Luke. Learn more and find a group.

Lenten Devotional
Don’t miss our church-wide, daily Lenten Devotional. Members and friends of the church have written meditations on Scripture to accompany us through the season of Lent. Read it here.

Lenten Home Dinners
“Come to the table of grace. Come to the table of love. Come to the table of peace.” You are invited to a Lenten Home Dinner with Communion. These casual, welcoming groups are a lovely practice for this season of Lent. Extend the table and expand your fellowship this Lent. Learn more and sign up.

Easter Memorials
We remember and honor our loved ones by giving towards the Easter Sunday tulip display and brass ensemble. You can pick up an Easter Donation Card from the church office or email Sarah Finbow by April 5, 2020.




Wednesday, Feb. 26
Ash Wednesday Noon Communion Worship
12:00 p.m., Niles Chapel

Lenten Craft Fair
4:00–6:00 p.m., Assembly Room

Saturday, Feb. 29 Jazz Lent Service
5:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Sunday, Mar. 1 Lent I Communion Worship
Luke 1:5-25

Sunday, Mar. 8
Lent II Worship
Luke 4:16-30

Sunday, Mar. 15
Lent III Worship Youth Sunday
Luke 7:36-50

Sunday, Mar. 22
Lent IV Worship
Luke 8:26-39

Sunday, Mar. 29
Lent V Worship
Luke 19:1-10

Thursday, Apr. 2
Nassau at Windrows Communion Worship
3:00 p.m., Windrows Wilson Gallery

Sunday, Apr. 5
Palm Sunday Worship
One Great Hour of Sharing
Luke 13:1-5

Tuesday, Apr. 7
Nassau at Stonebridge Communion Worship
3:00 p.m., Stonebridge Auditorium

Thursday, Apr. 9
Maundy Thursday Communion Worship
7:30 p.m.

Friday, Apr. 10 Good Friday Noon Worship
12:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 12 Easter Sunrise Worship
6:00 a.m., Princeton Cemetery

Easter Worship
9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Luke 23,24

Breaking Bread Easter Worship and Feast
6:30 p.m., Niles Chapel
7:30 p.m., Assembly Room

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All-Church Retreat 2020 – Registration

Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24

The all-church retreat is a great way (actually, the best way) to start your summer.

Come join this great tradition. Enjoy a beautiful setting, fabulous accommodations, and fellowship with the people of God at NorthBay Adveture Camp, located two hours south on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Our retreat begins with dinner on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday. The cost is $130 for adults, $65 for children (3–10), and under-3s are free. Private rooms plus bath available at slightly higher cost. Includes all meals and access to activities. Scholarships are available. Sign up online or get more information by emailing Corrie Berg by May 4.

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Concerts & Recitals – March 2020

 

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau

Thursday, March 19
12:15 pm, Niles Chapel

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recitals will continue on Thursday, March 19 with a recital of music for flute, clarinet, and piano.  The performers, all members of the Westminster Conservatory teaching faculty, are Katherine McClure, flute; Kenneth Ellison, clarinet; and Esma Pasic-Filipovic, piano.  The recital will take place at 12:15 pm in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street in Princeton.  It is open to the public free of charge.

The March 19 program comprises Johannes Brahms’ Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, opus 120 for clarinet and piano, Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A Major for flute (originally violin) and piano, and Gary Shocker’s French Toast for flute, clarinet, and piano.

On April 16 Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will present Inessa Gleyzerova in a recital for solo piano.


The William & Mary Choir

Saturday, March 21
7:00 pm, Sanctuary

The William & Mary Choir, under the direction of James Armstrong, will undertake its annual spring tour March 20-25, 2020. The Choir will give two concerts in Virginia (Sterling and North Chesterfield), appearing also in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, and Princeton, NJ. (For full itinerary with concert locations and times see http://choir.blogs.wm.edu/concert-schedule.)  The program, entitled “A Trip Around the World: Postcards from the American South, Europe, Japan and South Korea”, will feature premiere performances of two works commissioned by Classical Movements’ Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program for the William & Mary Choir in connection with their Japanese and South Korean Tour in May of 2020: Teruaki Suzuki’s Two Postcards on a text by the renowned Japanese poet Shuntarō Tanikawa and Hyowon Woo’s Jubilate Deo. The program will also include works by Claude Debussy, James Erb (And Peace at the Last: An Anthem for Evening), the Latvian composers Pēteris Vasks and Ādolfs Ābele as well as African American spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan, James McCullough and Hall Johnson. Admission is free and open to the public.

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