Updated April 3, 2020
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, thought the earth should change….” Psalm 46
Recently, it seems as though the earth has changed in ways that we could not have imagined a short time ago. God is still our refuge and strength, and we will continue to testify to that in all that we do.
With the recommendations from all levels of government that public gatherings be limited, the Session and staff of Covenant Presbyterian Church have taken the following actions:
- Worship: Worship will be moved online through at least Sunday, May 3 using emailed liturgy and pre-recorded videos. Communion will be live-streamed on Maundy Thursday at 7:00p, which is the only time that we will celebrate communion in April. Please check your email or the Covenant Facebook page on Sunday mornings, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday for instructions about worship.
- Other Gatherings: All non-essential meetings and gatherings through May 9 will be cancelled or moved online, including but not limited to Wednesday night fellowship, music rehearsals, ministry team meetings, small groups of any kind (Sunday school, PW, Men’s Lunch, building rentals, etc.). Essential meetings and gatherings include, but are not limited to, addiction and support groups, and Meals on Wheels. Essential meetings and gatherings, while permitted by the Session, are subject to cancellation by the leader(s) of the group.
- Covenant Preschool: The last day that the preschool was in session was March 13. The school year, which was originally scheduled to conclude on May 15, is concluded effective March 31. Summer Fun is still scheduled to begin in June, but is subject to change. Fall registration is open.
- Church Office: While under orders from the governor to shelter-in-place, the church office will be closed and the building will be locked. After shelter-in-place orders expire, the office may have irregular hours. Please do not stop in without calling first. Staff will work from home as much as possible.
- The Session will meet online on May 5 to assess the situation and extend these provisions as necessary.
Several of our ministry teams, the Diaconate, the Session, and small groups are using a tool called Zoom to meet together online. The church has a subscription to this service. Leaders are welcome to contact Andy or Katelyn to set up online meetings.