A new reality…
While we are under a state of emergency and stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the gathering of people at First Covenant, including in-person worship, is cancelled until further notice.
However, virtual worship is available from First Covenant at 11:00 a.m. Sunday mornings on Facebook Live. To view the live stream, go to www.Facebook.com/FirstCovenantErie/
In addition to the live stream of worship on Sundays, you can also enjoy a half hour Bible study offered on Facebook Live on Wednesdays at noon. Again, to view this live steam go to www.Facebook.com/FirstCovenantErie/
The Sunday morning bulletin will also be on the website so you can follow along on Sunday mornings. If you miss the opportunity to view the live stream, you can always listen to the sermon audio, anytime on the website, just go to worship on the menu bar and then sermon audio. All past sermons are organized by date.
Here’s HOW to bring up Facebook Live:
- Click on the link www.Facebook.com/FirstCovenantErie/.
- This will take to you to the church’s Facebook Page.
- Scroll down until you see the section marked “videos”.
- Click on see all.
- Here you can view any videos we have already made including worship services and Bible studies that are being LIVE STREAMED.
- The video in the top left corner of the section will be the newest video…so this is the one you click on to view the current service.
- “Follow” and “like” the page so that you will receive notifications when we are “live”.
Ready for REMOTE Communion?
On Palm Sunday (April 5) and Maundy Thursday (April 9) we will celebrate communion during worship on Facebook LIVE. (Approved by Presbytery of Lake Erie and the PCUSA.) Gather materials you’d like to use for the “bread” and “cup” and be prepared. You probably have lots of choices in your home for these elements. If you are in a house with lots of people, during communion be sure to speak the words personally to one another: “___________, the body of Christ given for you.” ” _____________, the blood of Christ shed for you.” (We’d also LOVE photos of your Communion experience! Take them and email to [email protected] or share them to the church page on Facebook.)
Holy Week Schedule
- All services will be live-streamed on Facebook LIVE: www.facebook.com/FirstCovenantErie/
- Palm Sunday 5 April at 11:00 a.m. – includes remote communionGather “bread” and “cup” ahead of time at home.
- Maundy Thursday – April 9 at 6:30 p.m. – with remote communion- Gather “bread” and “cup” ahead of time at home.
- Good Friday – April 10 at 6:30 p.m. – Tenebrae (diminishing light) with Passion texts & hymns.
- Easter Sunday – April 12 at 11 a.m. – festival service with organ