Worship Services Return to Online Only

Due to the increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases in Dare County and throughout North Carolina, at their January 12th meeting, the Session decided to suspend indoor worship services beginning January 18th until March 7th. Sunday worship services will be streamed online during this time.

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.

We have had some technical difficulties live-streaming our services in the past, but we have worked hard to correct the issues and the system has performed well recently.
Additional Session Actions

In addition to the decision about suspending indoor worship services as described above, the Session agreed to the following additional measures due to Covid:
  1. Stop practice groups, such as bell choir, singers, and musical instruments during the same time.
  2. Stop in-person church and non-church groups meeting at the church, including Presbyterian Women.
  3. Notifying AA to allow them to continue to meet at the church as they decide between the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus versus the risk of serious mental health crises for those attending its meetings.
Congregational Meeting Cancelled

It has been determined that because the total amount of the Pastor’s pay in 2021 is unchanged from 2020, there is no need for a congregational meeting on January 24th to approve the Pastor’s Terms of Call for 2021.

The Session will schedule the Annual Congregational Meeting later in the spring when the Pandemic might be subsiding and it would be easier to hold in-person worship services.
Tom Williamson Funeral

Beloved church member Tom Williamson passed away from Covid-19 on January 11, 2021. Our prayers are with his wife Roberta, daughter Keri, and all those who knew and loved Tom.

A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held for Tom on Saturday, January 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. at Outer Banks Presbyterian Church. Due to Covid-19, only a small number of guests will be permitted in the church. The service will be available on Zoom for all who want to attend virtually. To watch the service on Zoom, click on the link below at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd:

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 879 2896 2768
Passcode: 605084

Tom's obituary may be read here. Condolences may be sent to his wife Roberta Shaw Williamson at 5219 Sycamore Lane, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 and to his daughter Keri Williamson at 303 Wilbur Street, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.
Devotional From Rev. Dr. Jody Moore

      I have shared with many of you before a favorite humorous story that also offers a profound theological point. "One Sunday morning at a small southern church, the new pastor called on one of his older deacons to lead in the opening prayer.  The deacon stood up, bowed his head and said, 'Lord, I hate buttermilk.'

      The pastor opened one eye and wondered where this was going. The deacon continued, 'Lord, I hate lard.' Now the pastor was totally perplexed. The deacon continued, 'Lord, I ain’t too crazy about plain flour. But after you mix ‘em all together and bake ‘em in a hot oven, I just love biscuits.'

      Lord help us to realize when life gets hard, when things come up that we don’t like, whenever we don’t understand what You are doing, that we need to wait and see what You are making. After you get through mixing and baking, it’ll probably be something even better than biscuits. Amen.”

      Sometimes it is difficult for us to understand God’s plan. We only have a partial understanding and we only see a few pieces of the puzzle. But I am grateful that the Lord we worship and serve holds the whole world in God’s merciful hands. The next time you eat a biscuit or another delicious treat, may we remember how God can bring the various ingredients of our lives together to bake something wonderful.  

Peace in Christ,

Jody Moore
Covid Vaccine Available to Those 65 and Older

To register for the vaccine, click on the link below. They will contact you with an appointment date and time. 

Continue to follow the 3 Ws and be well until we can safely gather again.
Covid Testing: Know Before You Go!

For those traveling back to their home state or out of state to gather with family and friends, knowing whether you are carrying the COVID-19 virus is vitally important. That’s why the Outer Banks Medical Group now offers COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic individuals (those who do not have COVID-19 symptoms) at the Outer Banks Testing Center in Nags Head. 

There’s no need to spend your valuable time in an urgent care facility waiting room, or a testing line. The center is open Monday–Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. If you are symptom free and want to be tested or if you want more information, call (252) 449-6175.
Thank You!

Oscar Northen's daughter, Becky, asked that we share the following note with the congregation:

Thank you to everyone who so kindly sent my dad Christmas and birthday wishes on his recent 90th. He misses all of you when he has moments of memory. Dad's church family was always one he cherished. Thank you again for remembering him!
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