Welcome and greetings to you in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord!
Thank you for visiting the website of Providence Presbyterian Church. We hope this site will be helpful in assisting you concerning who we are, what we believe, where we are located, and other such information to assist you in getting to know us. As much as this website can tell you about the faith and life of our church, it simply can’t begin to explain the rich fellowship of so many different people worshiping together in the presence and power of God’s grace through the life of the resurrected and reigning Jesus Christ.
God has blessed us with a loving and growing congregation. We witness God’s transforming grace while growing together through in-depth Bible teaching and preaching. We refer to our worship service as a “worship celebration” as we have so much to celebrate in regard to our gracious God.
We invite you to browse our site and learn about our vision and our ministries. Whether you live in the Goochland or Louisa area or just plan to visit, we encourage you to come and see what God is doing in our midst.
In Christ’s Grace,
The Session of Providence Presbyterian Church.
Greetings in the name of Jesus from His people at Providence church! We were blessed this morning to have our former pastor Tony Lin give the second of a mini sermon series from the book of Ruth. The scripture passage today was Ruth 4:13-22, which ends with a genealogy from Perez (one of the sons of Judah) through Boaz to king David. While much of Ruth is told from Naomi’s perspective, this genealogy presents God’s plan and perspective. After all, Naomi could hardly have dreamt that her great-grandson would be king. Our lives often work the same way; we may not see God’s hand at work in our current circumstances, but we can be confident that He is in control. You can listen to Tony’s wonderful sermon on Ruth 4 here.
PPC Sermon 7-27-14
Providence’s former pastor Tony Lin returned to the pulpit on July 20 to lead our worship service. His sermon, “Faithfulness,” derived from the story in the first chapter of Ruth on the circumstances of Naomi’s return from Moab to Bethlehem, following the deaths of her husband and sons, with her daughter-in-law Ruth. Naomi had a deep understanding of God’s control of events, but she lacked perspective on God’s sovereignty. Despite her mother-in-law’s negativity, Ruth pledged to stay with her and to worship her God no matter what. Tony’s sermon sheds a light on what real faithfulness looks like. You can hear the sermon here.
PPC Sermon 7-20-14
Tony will return to Providence on July 27 with a second sermon based on Ruth, this time the fourth chapter.
The Providence worship service on Sunday, May 18, will be held at Camp Hanover, 3163 Parsleys Mill Road in Mechanicsville. Directions are available at the Camp Hanover web site, http://www.camphanover.org.
To repeat: THERE WILL BE NO WORSHIP SERVICE AT PROVIDENCE ON MAY 18.
Come worship on May 18 at Camp Hanover and join us for worship at Providence on May 25 and every Sunday thereafter!
We were blessed this Sunday to have our Presbytery’s Stated Clerk and General Presbyter Carson Rhyne lead the worship service and administer the sacrament of communion. The passage from the lectionary on which Carson preached was the much-loved story in Luke 24 about Jesus meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Luke tells us that these disciples “were kept from recognizing” Jesus (v. 16) until He had revealed what the Scriptures say about Him and had joined them for a meal. “When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, and broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.” (Vv. 30-31). Why did Jesus join these disciples on the road? Why did He agree to eat with them? And why did He disappear as soon as they recognized Him? Carson’s sermon has something to say about each of these questions, and more. You can listen to it here and will come to a better understanding of the ways in which Jesus will meet and teach and appoint each of us to join with Him in the work of the Church.
PPC Sermon 5-4-14
Personal message from LoAnn: “My husband retired in December 2013, and we feel that it is time for me to retire. I was ordained in the former Hanover Presbytery in October 1982!! So … May 25 is my last Sunday at Providence. It has been a blessing and a privilege to share this part of the journey with the congregation and friends of Providence Presbyterian Church.”
Pastor LoAnn Fairman is visiting family in California this week, and the worship leader on May 4 will be Rev. Carson Rhyne, the Presbytery’s Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk. We are blessed to have Carson preach and worship with us. The Session will meet with Carson after church on May 4 to discuss ministry options. The Session’s regular meeting this month will be on Wednesday, May 14, starting at 6:30pm. David Houck is the officer of the month for May.
Matthew 28 presents the good news of Jesus’ resurrection this way:
1After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
8So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”