Devotional – Oct 6, 2020

Revelation 6 is usually where Presbyterians get off the roller coaster and heavy metal bands get on. What could possibly be encouraging about the four horsemen of the apocalypse? Maybe we should find out what this chapter looks like through the eyes of our Albanian brothers and sisters in Christ. Let's take four and half minutes together!

Devotional - Oct 6, 2020

Music Today: Johnny Cash, 'When the Man Comes Around.' Recorded on his last album before his death, the man in black has some good questions - and answers! - for us preparing for the day of judgment.

Bob Dylan - 'A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall.' Written when he was just 21(!), I think this is Dylan's best early masterpiece. The video ties the lyrics only with the Vietnam war, which works, but the apocalyptic imagery can apply powerfully to today. Dylan wasn't yet a Christ-follower, but the Holy Ghost haunts this and so many other songs in his '60s work.

Cup EPC July 21 COVID-19 Worship Update

Cup EPC July 21 COVID-19 Worship Update (Click to download file as a pdf)


Cup EPC July 21 COVID-19 Worship Update


Dear Cup church family and friends,

Last night our church session met in a virtual meeting to discuss our plans for worship in light of the latest guidance given July 15 from Governor Wolf. The governor specifically exempted churches from his restrictions of no more than 25 people in an indoor facility and has not placed Beaver County (or any other county in Western Pennsylvania) back in a ‘red’ phase.

We also carefully considered all the feedback we received from those of you who have replied over the past month to our questionnaire.

As a result, the Cup church session adopted unanimously the following policy:

We will continue to meet for sanctuary worship at 10:30 on Sunday mornings.

We are requiring masks through the entire worship service unless a medical condition prevents this. If someone desires not to wear a mask for personal reasons, we can provide a location for seating where the service can be heard, but outside of the sanctuary.

We continue to offer the worship service online via our YouTube channel and on the website ( We encourage you to subscribe to our site by clicking here:

On that page, click on ‘subscribe’ and on the bell icon in order to receive a notification when we post the worship service for you to view. We are currently working on ‘live streaming’ the service and have had some technical difficulties in recent weeks, but are working on solving those. Additional subscribers to our YouTube channel will help our processing time in getting the video up, so please subscribe – and tell your friends about us!

We continue to monitor the situation involving COVID-19 and aim at providing the proper balance of spiritual and physical care to our congregation and community. Our policy will be adapted as circumstances warrant.

We are thankful for God’s provision and your support in these challenging times and look forward to the time when all of us will feel comfortable and secure in attending worship together. Until that time, let us ‘fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. . .so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.’ (Hebrews 12:2-3)



Pastor Scott


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