Dear Covenant of Grace Community,

We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to meet open-air in a large tent on the back lawn of the church at 10:00 am each Sunday from June 28 to July 26!

Whatever your decision about regathering – whether you plan to attend Sunday or watch the livestream – let these oft quoted (by me) scriptures be your guide:

Ephesians 4:1-3 (NIV)

…I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Please note these points:

  • You are not required to wear a mask, but we ask everyone to practice social distancing – keep 6 feet from non-family members, avoid hugs and handshakes.
  • Whether or not you choose to attend Sunday you will not be judged!
  • Whether or not you choose to wear masks you will not be judged!
  • If you are in a higher risk category, we urge you to be very careful, but we are not mandating that you stay home. Count the costs, know your risks, talk to your family, but if you decide to come, you are fully welcome!
  • Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. Romans 14:5b

Important details:

  • We will try to park everyone onsite. If the parking lot fills up, we will shuttle to the school parking lot.
  • Arrive early. If the parking lot does fill up, you will have time to take the shuttle and not miss anything.
  • You may bring your own coffee and water. There won’t be a beverage service.
  • Grace House and the Church building will be open for bathroom use only. Feel free to walk through the auditorium to see the new look! However, please don’t linger inside or allow your children to play inside the buildings.
  • We will sing! However, be aware that singing increases the spread of moisture droplets. Singing has been compared to a cough or sneeze.
  • We will take Communion! We will use individually wrapped cup and bread. Singles and one person from each family will pick up the elements at the break – please wait for more direction.
  • We will have children’s ministry for Preschool through 2nd grade outside, weather permitting. To assist us in planning for children’s ministry, would you please take a moment and register your kids here (Preschool-2nd grade) for the service?

Much love in Christ!

Pastor Bert