Everyone Welcome for Live Sunday Worship
Thank you for your prayers for our elders and deacons, who met to pray and evaluate Covenant’s latest COVID response. Following collective prayer, research, and discussion in the wake of changing CDC recommendations, the officers have decided that as of Sunday, May 23, 2021 individuals will no longer be required to wear facemasks when inside the building. Lacking the ability and desire to distinguish vaccination status, we trust members to make good decisions with respect to their own status and convictions. Consistently improving numbers in our area, advances in both treatment and preventative measures, and entrance into a traditionally mild season for viruses have led us to believe the time has come to take the next step in our reopening plan.
The easing of mandatory restrictions is in no way intended to discourage the use of masks for those who wish to do so. There are many reasons why an individual might choose to wear a mask for the time being, including out of caution for those in high risk categories, to allow more time for children and adults who wish to be vaccinated but have not yet had the opportunity, for conscience sake with respect to civic directives, and due to personal safety preferences. A number of options remain available:
- In-person worship (Sanctuary, Overflow Room 107/109, Overflow Room 110/112, and Far Narthex)
- Outdoor pavilion
- Livestream broadcast each Sunday at 10:30am (click here for the link and here for the bulletin)
Our church officers remain prayerful and vigilant, ready to adjust course as the situation may require. We do not presume upon the Lord’s grace nor assume that the positive season we have enjoyed will continue without setback. Nevertheless, we look to the days ahead with hope and confidence that God will continue to protect and guide us as we focus on the gospel of His Son. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our latest transition presents us with an opportunity to love and serve our brothers and sisters with patience and humility as we strive to preserve the peace and purity of the Church for which Christ died. Thank you for your prayers and support as we travel this road together, worshipping our resurrected and ascended Savior.
As always, please feel free to contact the church office (215-256-1007, ), any pastor, elder, deacon, or staff member if you have questions, would like to pray together, or if we may be of assistance in any way.
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5,6