We worship 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 worship in person with a Zoom option. Our service begins at 10 a.m. CT. For Zoom you need a password to attend, so please call the church office or email Kathy Miller, our Ministry Assistant, during her office hours (M-F, 9am-3pm), to let her know you’d like to attend.
10am 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 in the Worship Reminder.
FAQ About Worship
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 the elements to you in the pew if mobility is a concern). We celebrate communion later in the service so the children are often 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?
No. Our session voted in April of 2022 to make masking optional 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 have Second Sunday Coffees every 2nd Sunday in our Gathering Space.
What about children?
We have Sunday School each week with classes for KG-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, and 7th-9th grade. In the summer we have Kids’ Club (Summer Sunday School) for children KG-6th grade. Children begin in worship for the Time with the Children and then are dimissed to Sunday School or Kids’ Club. Children age 4 and younger may go to the nursery which is staffed with a paid caregiver and a church volunteer each Sunday.
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 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 and music 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.