Church of the Covenant's 2020 Season of Lent - February 26-April 12
Church of the Covenant
310 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Description**The Church of the Covenant is exploring virtual services and programs.**
Join the Church of the Covenant during the 2020 Season of Lent!
Wednesday, February 26 at 11am - Ash Wednesday. The sanctuary will remain open for imposition of ashes until 9pm.
Sunday, March 8 at 11am - Women's History Month Special Service, followed by a reception commemorating Women's History Month and the United Nations Status of Women (CSW64/Beijing +25).
Sunday, April 5 at 11am - Palm Sunday Worship Service
Thursday, April 9 at 6:30pm - Maundy Thursday Service
Friday, April 10 from 10am-7pm - Good Friday, Church open from 10am-7pm.
Sunday, April 12 at 11am - Resurrection Easter Sunday Worship Service
*Church of the Covenant also celebrates Women's History Month in March.
Sunday Worship Service at 11am, followed by coffee hour in Cady (Fellowship) Hall
Thursdays from 7-8:30pm - Bible Study in Cady Hall
Pastoral Letter From Reverend Cornell Edmonds
Good Morning All,
I pray that as you receive this email you and your family are in the best physical, emotional and spiritual health. The world seems to be at the dawn of a new normal. Things that were familiar, which gave us untold comfort, such as: gathering at church, social interaction, daily work routine, taking a vacation, eating at restaurants, receiving a phone call, human touch, or even taking a simple breath, can now cause great fear and anxiety. We must remind ourselves that even in the worst of times, God beckons us to rejoice. Long before the first incident of coronavirus, we have been preparing for a time such as this, by hearing, studying, reading and experiencing God's word proclaimed in an out or worship. The dividends of faith are invaluable during this time. Scripture teaches us that, “nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 8:38–39). Therefore, with every bit of paralyzing bad news we receive, the good news of the love of God, gives us the unflinching audacity to move forward in the direction of hope.. In our hope for a new day is the assurance that God will wipe away every tear, (Isaiah 25:8) and that what we sow in tears, will shall reap in joy" (Psalm 126:5)
Be assured that during this time the session of the Church of the Covenant, other leaders and I will be seeking ways to keep us connected and inspired. Many ideas have been floated. We are mindful that it may take the sum total of those ideas to create an adequate response to meet your many needs. We will be trying day and night to pastorally hear and serve your needs, as we are able. By receiving this you have my personal emails and my cell phone number is 609-851-9395. The church emails and phone calls are forwarded to me at this time, so I remain pastorally in reach. For reasons of practical safety we have resolved to close the building and postpone in person gathering of worship and bible study. However, worship, bible study will continue using innovation and creativity, fine tuning things each week. We held bible study by email this past Thursday, your feedback will let me know what we can do better. We are still developing ideas for worship this Sunday and going forward, until that new day when we can gather again.
We are contemplating a daily 7:00 am and 7:00 pm chat room.call in time using a SKYPE or ZOOM format, which you can log in by computer or call in by telephone. Also, we are also exploring ways to meet practical needs of food and supplies, especially for our most vulnerable. God has been equipping us for such a time as this. Thus, your ideas, thoughts, help is needed. Please reach out an let me know what you can do to help. The session has approved a preliminary emergency plan, which we will get to you at the appropriate time, because it is still being fine tuned as new information becomes available. I urge you to keep the faith and know that God is with us during this time. Why else would the 23rd Psalm happen to be a lectionary reading for this Sunday.. We look forward to hear from you (even if just to point out a typo). Share your buoyant good and chilling not-so-good news, which we will lay at God's feet with supplication and thanksgiving. Blessings to you all.
Who Should AttendFREE and open to the public (donations welcome)