March 20, 2020 | Vol. 10, No. 11

Important Note

The Shadyside Presbyterian Church building and offices remain closed. All services of worship, activities, and events will not meet in-person until further notice.

Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 22 (ONLINE ONLY)

The Reverend Dr. John A. Dalles, preaching
Lead Us by Faith
Scripture: Psalm 23 and Ephesians 5:8-14

Worship resources will be made available by Sunday at 11:00 a.m. For details, please see below, or visit the live webcast page of the website on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. for further instructions.

Your pastors and church leaders are working diligently to bring you worship resources online this weekend. On Sun., March 22, please access the live webcast page of the website for the latest instructions. There will be no live webcast, but you will have access to a range of materials on a number of platforms. (Please use the buttons to download documents, and follow the links to access media.)
We regret that we cannot gather in-person to worship, but we hope you will gather with us in spirit.

  • The Shadyside Presbyterian Church online worship archive contains audio recordings of worship from previous years, which we encourage you to explore. We hope these archived resources will enhance your personal devotional time as we face an extended period of physical separation from our community of faith.
Care and Support

Your pastors, staff, elders , deacons , and Care Team remain deeply committed to caring for our congregation. We are making every effort to remain connected, especially with those who may be feeling lonely or anxious. We encourage you to stay connected by phone, email, or social media. Don't hesitate to reach out by any of these means if you would like to talk to someone.


  • If you have a pastoral emergency, please call 412.682.4300, and, after the answering message begins, press 8. You may leave a message in this mailbox, and a pastor on-call will be notified.

  • If you have an urgent prayer request, you may share it with Shadyside's PrayerNet.

  • If you need to contact a member of the church staff, you may find contact information from the online staff directory. Although the office is closed, your staff is working remotely.
Children and Families

Families seeking resources for talking to children about the coronavirus (COVID-19) might find the following links helpful:


  • Ellen Allston, Director of Christian Education for Children's Ministry, administers a closed Facebook group for the Children's and Family Ministries of Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Families who have not already connected with this group are encouraged to contact Ellen.
"In Case You Missed It..."

Unfortunately, everyone missed the opportunity to hear the homily the Reverend Kendra L. Buckwalter Smith prepared for the Lenten vespers service which was to be held this past Wednesday evening.

We have wonderful news, though! You can watch a video of Rev. Smith delivering her message on Facebook, or you can visit the online worship archive to listen to the audio recording. (No Facebook account is needed to watch the video.)

Contributions to support the mission and ministry of Shadyside Presbyterian Church may be mailed to the attention of the church's finance office at 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Checks will be processed at the earliest possible opportunity.

Additionally, did you know that some members have arranged for their bank to send a monetary gift directly to the church? You may contact your financial institution to request a similar fund transfer.

Thank you for your generosity.
Previous COVID-19 Updates

As your leaders have made critical decisions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, we have shared important updates with you. You may read previous updates by following the links below:

Architectural Photograph: Detail of a caduceus in the 1968 bronze bas-relief by Virgil Cantini at Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Dedicated to Shadyside physician W.D. Richards, the artwork depicts the woman who touched the hem of Christ’s garment and was healed (Luke 8:43-48).
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