WORSHIP
We are worshipping in person. We also have an online option (through Zoom) . We would love to have you join us. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to either of our pastors or to our Ministry Assistant, Kathy Miller.

We would love for you to join us for worship on Sunday morning! We are worshipping In Person with a Zoom option. Our service begins at 10 a.m. CT. For Zoom you do need a password to attend, so please call the church office or email Kathy Miller, our Ministry Assistant, to let her know you’d like to attend.

Worship Schedule

Every Sunday – In Person and on Zoom

 

About the Technology

All of our Zoom meetings and events require a password, which is always the same. Please contact Kathy Miller at [email protected] if you need the password. The Zoom Worship ID is always 956-669-638 or you can click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/956669638.

Regardless of your familiarity with Zoom, we recommend signing on at least five minutes before the service as log on times tend to vary. Likewise, we highly recommend making sure your Zoom app is up-to-date before signing on each week (updates come out frequently). If you have trouble with Zoom or could use some help getting things set up, please be in touch with Kathy Miller and one of our more technologically-adept members will be glad to help you.

If you experience any difficulties during the service, we recommend signing out and signing back in again. We do not lock the service after it starts so you can join us any time.

All of our liturgy is put up on slides during the service, but if you’d like a copy of it or would like to see any sources we have relied on, a bulletin is emailed out each Sunday by Kathy Miller.

FAQ About Worship

What about COVID?

Our session meets each month to discuss what (if any) COVID precautions need to be in place. Below you can find what we’re currently doing.

How long does worship last?

About an hour, usually a little less.

What should I wear?

Whatever you are comfortable wearing. We know lots of places say that but then everyone is dressed the same, but we have a mix. Many of our older members wear dresses and suits or shirts with ties, but lots of our younger members (and some of our older members as well) wear jeans or even athletic clothes. It really is a mix and we suspect that no matter what you wear you likely won’t feel out of place (unless you dress in a costume, then you probably will).

Do you celebrate Communion/Eucharist/Lord’s Supper?

We do on the first Sunday of every month. We practice an open table, which means that everyone and anyone is welcome to come forward to partake (or we can bring th elements to you in the pew if mobility is a concern). We celebrate communion later in the service so often the children are in Sunday School, but if they’re in the sanctuary they are welcome as well.

What about kids?

Oo! We’re glad you asked! We love having kids in worship, but we know that they don’t always love sitting still for that long, so we have a whole page on our website dedicated to the various places kids can be on a Sunday morning (everything from in the sanctuary with you with an activity bag to in the nursery or Sunday School).

What about … ??

Yup. We know, it can be a little intimidating to walk into an unknown sanctuary on a Sunday morning, especially if you haven’t been to church in awhile. If you have other questions or concerns, please feel free to email anyone on staff or call the church office. Or, you can check us out on Zoom first to get a feel for it (though be forewarned that the folks on Zoom are very friendly as well and will notice that you’re new and greet you—it’s hard to be anonymous at Covenant whether online or in-person).

FAQ about in-person worship & COVID

Do I have to wear a mask if I have been vaccinated?

No. Our session voted in April of 2022 to make masking option during worship. We do have masks available for people if you need or want one.

What about social distancing?

We will not be social distancing in the sanctuary for worship. In order to do that, we would need to severely restrict the number of people who could attend, and we don’t want to do that. So, we are trying to take every other precaution we can knowing that social distancing will not be possible.

Will we be singing?

Yes, we have returned to singing in worship. We always sing at least one hymn and a few shorter songs as well.

What about fellowship?

Yes!! Of course! We know that wild horses could not stop you from fellowshipping with one another and we wouldn’t want them to try. We will be resuming our Second Sunday coffees outside beginning in May or June (weather dependent) but many people linger in our Gathering Space after worship to fellowship as well.

What about children?

We have Sunday School each week with classes for 4yrs-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, and 6th-9th grade. Children begin in worship for the Time with the Children. Children under 4 may go to the nursery which we will staff with a nursery caregiver and a vaccinated volunteer each Sunday.

Anything else?

Yes! Thanks for asking. We haven’t yet returned to a common cup for communion (which we celebrate on the first Sunday of every month), we are not using bulletins, passing offering plates, or holding hands during the service (we know COVID is mostly transferred through air and not touch, but we’re still a little squeamish about the germs). All of our liturgy is on a screen at the front of the sanctuary, including the words to any hymns (though you are welcome to use the hymnals as well, if you’d like). We do pass Friendship Pads, which help us gather information from visitors as well as know who has worshipped with us.