The Govans Session approved the following at their online meeting on March 26, 2020:
Close the church office through April 26th
Have only online Sunday worship through (and including) April 26th
Continue to close the building to all users through April 26th with the exception of:
Church, Preschool, and Senior Center staff, as approved by the Head of Staff, coming in for essential functions that they cannot accomplish at home.
Limited Soul Kitchen workers (up to 4 per Sunday) to distribute prepacked bags of nonperishable food.
Close the church building to any other renters or users.
Sunday Worship at 10am
To participate via computer video or audio https://zoom.us/j/405866430. Or you can call in by dialing 929-205-6099 and entering Participant ID: 405 866 430.
In regard to worship, you can see that canceling in-person worship through April 26th means we will not be able to have Palm Sunday, Holy Week, or Easter services in person. We will continue to do our best to celebrate these online together in a meaningful way. Be assured, we will have a big Easter Celebration Worship Service when we feel it is safe for everyone to gather together in person again. That really will be like a resurrection!
Bible Study - Tuesday Mornings at 10am
To participate click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/4104359188 Or you can call in by dialing 929-205-6099 and entering Participant ID: 410 435 9188. We will be studying Romans and are only on Romans chapter 2. We will review Chapter 1 and then dive into Chapter 2 together.
Lenten Old Testament Study - Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00pm
In this study led by Rev. David Harris we are doing learning about various elements of the Old Testament. We will watch a video together of a lecture by Dr. Amy Jill Levine and then discuss it. To join by video click here: https://zoom.us/j/4104359188 To join by telephone call 929 205 6099 and enter the Participant ID: 410 435 9188 (Yes, that the church phone number!).
Ways to help those in need:
1. For CARES Food Pantry is in need of the following items:
Cereal or oatmeal, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, 2 canned tuna, baked beans, peanut butter, jelly, 4 canned veggies, 2 soup(not tomato soup), canned fruit, Mac and cheese. Diapers and wipes
Drop off at CARES which is located in the basement garage of St. Mary's Catholic Church which is located at 5502 York Road Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00am-11:00am, and Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00 noon. Do not drop off at Govans.
2. For Soul Kitchen: Donate single serving non-perishable items that can be openned without a can opener. We are seeking food items that can be easily consumed by homeless individuals. These donations can be dropped off on the front porch of 5114 Whiteford Avenue in Radnor Winston or 106 Felton Road in Lutherville.
Other closing information:
- The Senior Center is closed by order of the Governor.
- The Preschool is through April 26.