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Weddings at Govans?

Looking for a church in Baltimore to hold your wedding? We are pleased to offer the use of our beautiful sanctuary and facilities to the community for weddings of any two people. Govans is an LGBTQ friendly wedding venue.  Learn more about weddings at Govans

Soul Kitchen - a Free Community Meal
Everyone is welcome for the free community meal every Sunday at 6:30pm. Volunteers to help prepare, serve, eat nd clean up are welcome.  
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Yoga and Meditation Classes
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Click below for the lyric sheet for the April 5, Palm Sunday service...

Palm Sunday - April 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for online worship at 10:00 a.m.! Preservice musical selections will begin playing at 9:45 a.m. We will have a “Procession” of the Palms and Communion as well as a children’s sermon and regular sermon. 

The link remains the same: https://zoom.us/j/405866430 

Or you can call in by dialing 929-205-6099 and entering Participant ID: 405 866 430. NOTE: A Password is now required. It is 864770. 

To fully participate in this service you will need the following:

  • A leafy branch or palm if you happen to have one or want to make one. 

  • Bread and juice. It can really be any kind of food and drink you want. You just need something to eat and something to drink.

  • A lyric sheet for two hymns. You can click here to find it. Or find the lyrics in the text of this email. Or find them in the Govans Presbyterian Members and Friends Facebook Group.

Maundy Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m.

This service remembers the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples. Though we will have had Communion on April 5th this is a special day to celebrate it again in the context of the final days leading up to Easter morning. As on Palm Sunday, you will need to provide your own elements of food and drink. We will also have a contemplative prayer/meditation led by our own Lisa Beacham, and musical offerings by church members. The call in/link for this service and Good Friday will be the personal numbers we use for most of our non-worship Zoom meetings. It uses our church office phone number as the Meeting ID. 

Link: https://zoom.us/j/4104359188

Call in: 929 205 6099 

Participant ID: 410 435 9188

Good Friday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m.

This will be a traditional Candlelight Tenebrae Service. It will include multiple readers, a recording of the Govans Quartet (last one recorded before the lockdown), a song from Lea Gilmore, and other musical offerings. We will read through the Passion narrative of Jesus and extinguish candles as we go. There will be candles on the screen, but you are also encouraged to have seven candles of your own at home to extinguish as we move through the service. Link and call in is the same as Maundy Thursday:

Link: https://zoom.us/j/4104359188

Call in: 929 205 6099 

Participant ID: 410 435 9188

Easter Sunrise Service at 6:15 a.m.

This will be a very informal service. You can join by computer or telephone as usual, but if you have a smartphone you are invited to download the Zoom app and use your phone to participate outside (weather permitting). Pastor Tom will be outside (weather permitting). Participants will be invited to share their views (or just listen if they prefer). We will have a reading, musical meditation, and prayer. 

Link: https://zoom.us/j/4104359188

Call in: 929 205 6099 

Participant ID: 410 435 9188

Easter Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m.

Just a regular old celebration of the Resurrection online! Easter hymns and music. Children’s Sermon (including an in-service, virtual Easter Egg Hunt). Regular Sermon. Prayers. If you are on video please put some flowers in your camera’s view or just have them ready to share. We will end with a surprise version of Hallelujah Chorus. The link and call in is the Sunday morning one:

Link: https://zoom.us/j/405866430

Call in by dialing 929-205-6099

Participant ID: 405 866 430. 

Welcome!
Worship with us Sunday morning, get involved in mission, or contribute in another way. Govans Presbyterian Church is a More Light Congregation, and believes all people are welcome at God’s table, as Christ teaches us. We provide an open and affirming worship experience for the LGBTQ community.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the church building is closed until April 26. We are having one worship service via tele/video conference each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. You can click this link 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. We hope you can join us. This is a new experience for everyone.

Click on this link for all other online church programming opportunities and other updates related to the coronavirus.
 

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SUNDAY at GOVANS

9:00 a.m. - Family and Children Service
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School and Adult Education (AKA Options)
10:45 a.m. - Traditional Service

NOTE: Occasionally this schedule changes when we come together for a combined 10:00 a.m. worship service. Check the homepage for updates.

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