Worship Services Online Only

As was announced in the last E-news, he Session decided to suspend indoor worship services throughout the month of February. Sunday worship services will be streamed online during this time. The Session will revisit this decision before March.

Unfortunately, the sound for the live-stream did not work on January 24th. After that experience, we had the technical expert who installed the sound board come down from Virginia to assess and fix the problems. This past Sunday's service, January 31, went as planned. So, we are hopeful and anticipate that live-streaming will go well during February and moving forward.

To view services online, go to our website, www.outerbankspresbyterian.org, and follow the instructions where it says, "Click here to view live or later on-demand." You may also view weekly Sunday bulletins by clicking here.
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented us with a unique challenge for this year's Souper Bowl of Caring food drive. In-person worship services are currently suspended, but our Youth Group will still collect non-perishable food donations for the Beach Food Pantry the weekend of February 6-7. To participate, fill out the form below and then simply leave your bagged donations on your front porch starting February 6. The youth group will then do drive-by front porch collections and deliver all the donations to the Beach Food Pantry. You may also contribute financially on our church website or by mailing a check to the church...be sure to include "Souper Bowl" in the memo line!

Notes from the Office

Because activities at the church are suspended during February, there will not be a printed February Newsletter.

Also, our Office Manager, Cathie, is away during the month of February. We have volunteers staffing the office during the following times:
Mondays: 11:00-3:00
Tuesdays: 10:00-2:00
Wednesdays: 10:00-2:00
Thursdays: 10:00-2:00
Fridays: Closed

Cathie will return on March 1st.
Upcoming Sermons

February 7: Jonah 3 and 4. Much to Jonah’s surprise, God’s Spirit leads the people of Nineveh to repent and make dramatic changes in their lives. God is merciful to and bestows grace upon the people of Nineveh. Rather than seeing it as good news, Jonah sulks because God is not fair. Scripture, however, reveals that it is much better for God to be gracious rather than fair!

February 14: 1st Corinthians 13: On this Valentine’s Day, we will explore the centrality of love to our Christian faith. How do we, as Christians, love one another, especially those who are more difficult to love? The apostle Paul explains that love is more than a feeling and we are called to love one another even when we may not feel like it. What are the implications of this kind of self-giving love for our relationships?

February 21: Matthew 4:1-11. First Sunday of Lent. After Jesus was baptized by John, the Spirit led him into the wilderness where he fasted forty days and forty nights. At the end of his fasting, the devil tempted Jesus in three ways. How was Jesus tempted? Temptations are a part of our lives today. What is our response against temptation? How does our faith help us when we struggle with temptations?

February 28: Mark 8:31-38. Second Sunday of Lent. Peter has just made the bold affirmation that Jesus is the Messiah. His disciples imagine that the Messiah comes in glory, but Jesus explains that his path will be difficult; it involves suffering and death. Jesus calls us, as his followers, to deny ourselves and take up our cross as well. Jesus offers the paradoxical teaching that whoever wants to save their lives will lose it and those who lose their lives for Jesus' sake will gain new life.
Ruthie's Kitchen Keeps Adapting!
By Linda Campbell

Our caring congregation, united in “Faith, Family, and Friends”, continues to reach out to help others. The temporary closing of a building does not stop our commitment to do God’s work. 

Mid January, amid the improved Covid protections, our Ruthie’s Kitchen volunteers assembled and delivered 65 dinners to Son Rise Church for drive by pick-ups. We prepared the menu items at home ahead of time. Then, using all of the fellowship hall and kitchen areas to spread out, we masked up, opened the windows, sanitized surfaces, and assembled the meal of fried chicken, green beans flavored with ham, cinnamon applesauce, rolls, home made brownies/chocolate chip cookies, fruit, and water. All of this, with delivery and cleanup, was accomplished (with prayers and smiles) in under four hours. 

Grateful thanks for their quick responses and heartfelt contributions to: Jean Basnight, Ron Herron, Rosalyn Pugh, Mollie Bass, Nonie Booth, Ron & Linda Campbell, Melanie & Ben Cahoon, Karen Corbet Fitzsimmons, Judy Diaz, Charlie & Nancy Huff, Shirley Lillard, Laura Lilieberg, Tanta Luckhardt Hendricks, Karen Lurie, Carol Moore, Glynn Powell, Evelyn & John Webb, and Don & Linda Younkin. Wow. As Linda Y. likes to say, “many hands make work light.“

The next planned Ruthie’s Kitchen is for Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Meanwhile, please lift up the volunteers and our OBX community recipients in prayer. And, of course, if you can, consider participating next time.
2021 Sanctuary Flower Schedule

The calendar for signing up to place flowers in the Sanctuary on Sundays in 2021 is available. Placing flowers in the sanctuary is a great way to honor or memorialize someone, or to recognize a birthday, anniversary, birth or any other special occasion!

Because the number of people attending church is still limited, please call or email Cathie in the office at office@outerbankspresbyterian.org or 252-441-5897 if you would like to sign up for flowers on a specific Sunday. Thank you!
Assistance from Your Church Family

Two important resources to remember during this time are our Prayer Team and our Assistance Coordinator.

  • If you have any request that you would like the prayer team to lift up, please share it with the prayer coordinators. Our prayer coordinators are: Jean Basnight and Rosalyn Pugh and you may share a request with them by phone at 252-480-1028 (Home) or 252-619- 7661 (Cell).

  • Elder Barbara Nock is coordinating services and requests by members and friends who need any type of assistance. Twenty-five people have volunteered to help. If you or someone you know needs assistance with groceries, pharmacy pick-up, or anything else, please contact Barbara at 252-255-5979 or nocktwice@embarqmail.com.
Do you have a Facebook account? If so, we invite you to join OBPC on Facebook. Just Click on the button at the left, log on to your Facebook account, and select "join" on the OBPC group page. Some things you will find there include:
  • Announcements about the Adult Sunday School Class.
  • Children's Church with Hollie.
  • Posts from Pastor Jody and comments from members of the congregation.
Online Giving

There are three ways to give to the church. If you choose to attend in-person worship, you may bring your pledges to the church on Sunday. You may mail pledges and donations to the office at PO Box 2199, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. Or, you may give online. Just click on the Give Now button to go to our website, then click the button on the home page and follow the directions for online donations.
Outer Banks Presbyterian Church
907 S. Croatan Highway, Milepost 8.5
PO Box 2199
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

The church office is open Mon.-Thurs. from 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. It is closed on Fridays.
Wearing a face mask is required while in the office and appointments are recommended.
You may reach office staff at 252-441-5897 or by sending an email to office@outerbanksbrebyterian.org