Pastors, worship leaders, musicians, and tech gurus have worked so consistently to create and offer meaningful worship services during the pandemic. Words we would have rarely associated with worship before March (e.g., Zoom, Facebook Live, Vimeo, YouTube, and more!) are now part of our regular vocabulary and planning.  Of course, these leaders are still investing heavily in sermons, music, liturgy, and prayers that are as powerful as ever.

To thank you for your hard work, the presbytery and synod staff leaders are planning virtual worship services which you can use for worship throughout Advent. You’ll be able to live stream or download the sermons and scriptures or the whole service, and of course you can choose to use one, all, or none of these services. The presbytery and synod leaders offer these as a gift to thank you for your incredible ministry all year long.

The schedule is as follows (check back here for links and downloads as they become available):

November 29 – Advent 1 : Terry Kukuk of Miami Valley Presbytery and Lisa Allgood of Cincinnati Presbytery

December 6 – Advent 2 : Sharon Core of Western Reserve Presbytery and Cathy Ulrich of Eastminster Presbytery

December 13 – Advent 3 : Staff from the Synod of the Covenant

December 24 – Christmas Eve : Matt Skolnik of Muskingum Valley Presbytery

December 27 – Christmas 1: Dan Saperstein of Lake Huron Presbytery

The services will be posted on www.synodofthecovenant.org at least three days earlier than the dates noted above.

For more information, please contact Synod Interim Executive Chip Hardwick at 309-530-4578 or chip@synodofthecovenant.org.