Posts by Randy Lovelace

Posts by Randy Lovelace

Summer Sabbatical

Dear CPC Family, The summer is coming, and we are all looking forward to more normalcy as we all hope the pandemic is abating. At the beginning of May, I shared with you that the Session had approved my sabbatical request for this summer. They have supported and encouraged me to take this time to rest, reinvest, and seek renewal. Thank you for all of your encouragement…

Mask Use Update – 5/21/21

Dear CPC Family, First, thank you for your patience, faithful service, and loving consideration of others during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move forward, we have exciting and hopeful news as we continue to move back towards a full reopening and normalcy. Your elders met this past Sunday to vote on a new mask policy in light of the announced mask guideline changes from…

Update Regarding Masks Indoors

CPC Family, You may have heard about the new CDC guidelines, which allow vaccinated individuals not to wear masks. This is good news. But in the short-term, CPC will continue wearing masks indoors.   Gov. Hogan plans for a full reopening of all businesses in Maryland without restrictions on Saturday, May 15th. However, the indoor mask mandate will remain in effect until…

CPC is Live Stream Only

Dear CPC family, On Thursday, December 17th, Governor Hogan announced a new advisory with guidance for all large gatherings. This advisory reduced the number for large gatherings from 25 to 10 persons. The previous advisory excluded churches, so we continued to gather safely. However, this newest advisory did not exclude churches, so late yesterday afternoon I conferred…

Quote from Sunday’s Charge

Hello Church, I am thankful that yesterday went off without any technological glitches. We pray that the live stream facilitated your personal and family worship. I mentioned we would make available the quote read at conclusion of the worship service. It at the bottom of this post. SUNDAY WORSHIP Visit our sermon page for Sunday’s sermon text, and audio; we also…

Update: CPC Closure

CPC Family, Our previous announcement came out of a meeting on Tuesday night among church leadership. As we stated in that previous communication, we would continue to monitor the relevant authorities and local partners regarding the best plan moving forward. The last 24-48 hours has led us to reassess our plan. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to close CPC…

Important Information About COVID-19 and CPC

CPC Family, Given the present environment of growing fear regarding the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19, it is necessary to communicate with you about how we as a church are planning for potential impact.  First, we are actively monitoring the virus outbreak and will keep you up to date with any direct impact on our church community. We strongly encourage you to…

Deeper Grace, Growth, and Care

As a pastor I’m sometimes asked to preach on a particular topic, and there are times where we are specifically targeting an area for Christian growth. But, our regular practice is to preach through scripture and allow topics to arise organically. Some require more time and care to lead people to a deeper experience of grace. So, over the past two weeks we have discussed…