Update 8/29020

Our Church Elders have decided to push back our first whole church physical worship service gatherig until Thanksgiving Weekend – Sunday November 29th. As facts on the ground change we will continue to reacess our situation. Until then, we encourage you to worship with us on-line every Sunday at https://levpres.org/home-church/. Most weeks we include a companion video for young children. If you are not currently recieving Sunday morning emails from us, you can get on the list by contacting us at Office@levpres.org. These services usually include announcements on ways you can be a blessing to others. Please do reach out to and pray for other members of our church community. Even in these times, we can still be the church to each other and our neighbors!

Update 7/21/2020

We are currently planning to have our first in person worship service on our Fall Kick-Off Sunday – September 13th. Until then, we encourage you to worship with us on-line every Sunday at https://levpres.org/home-church/. Most weeks we include a companion video for young children.

You can track our current sermon series and watch previous worship services at https://levpres.org/the-parables-of-jesus-revealed-through-art/.

We invite you to join us for at home communion on Sunday August 2nd at 12 pm. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in your email by Saturday August 1st.

If you are interested in being part of a virtual or physical small group gathering, please contact Lora.

Update 7/6/2020

Update on COVID medicines and vaccines from the Francis Collins, the head of the NIH, Dr. Faucci’s boss, and devoted Christian:
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/07/anthony-faucis-boss-on-why-things-could-be-much-better-soon.html?fbclid=IwAR33czvGMkj3X84jj8zvUGDBcSCBUXm1bh8bBTqb8RiU0ga45VdT-Uxqybo

Update 6/21/2020

Watch the Sunday Worship Service

Perhaps our church’s greatest and most fragile asset is our bonds of fellowship, that sense of being connected, belonging to our community. COVID has threatened that and we want to work together as a church family to rebuild our connections. You can help that effort by completing this survey.

We will hold a Congregational Meeting via Zoom on Sunday June 28th at 1 PM to vote on new church Officers. If you are a formal member of the church and have not received an invitation please send an email to office@levpres.org.

Update 5/23/2020

Our church Elders are evaluating our phased reopening based on the best possible information and government guidelines.

We will hold a Congregational Meeting via Zoom on Sunday June 28th at 1 PM to vote on new church Officers. If you are a member of the church you will receive an invitation both by snail mail and email.

You can get accurate medical information at www.cdc.org or by calling
THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA  CORONAVIRUS HELP LINE: 1-800-722-7112

Dr. Birx gave a great summary of the whole coutry situation at the White House briefing on 5/22/2020. Go to time marker 2:39 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWOtrCeV0Lc

Update 5/17/2020

Watch the Sunday Worship Service Here.

Help feed our neighbors in need by stocking our local food pantry!

Update 5/09/2020

Watch the Sunday 5/10/20 Worship Service Here.

Given in the Governor’s update this week that Philadelphia’s stay at home order will remain in effect until June 4th, it is likely we will be only doing on-line services for the near future. We will update this page if any thing changes. Note there are a number of useful resources in older posts on this page. In addition to helping your neighbors, we encourage you to use this time to study God’s word with us throughout the week. You can see our reading schedule here.

Update 5/04/2020

Watch Sunday’s sermon

Sign up to help with the soup kitchen this coming Friday and Saturday.

Update 4/18/2020

Be part of our effort to bring gifts to Roxborough Hospitol Workers, Patients and First Responders

Participate in our 4/19 Worship Service

Update 4/9/2020

Listen to an audio podcast meditation on Good Friday Listen Here

Update 3/31/2020

Could you use a laugh and some good news ? Watch Here

Are you feeling really anxious ? Read Here

Philly resources during COVID19 (Thanks Simone Church!)
General info:https://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/
Food:https://generocity.org/philly/2020/03/21/resource-list-food-in-the-time-of-covid-19/
Resources for business:http://www.pidcphila.com/covid-19
https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2020/03/27/resources-for-philadelphia-area-businesses.html
Ways to help:https://thephiladelphiacitizen.org/ways-to-help-during-coronavirus/
School District of Philadelphia:https://www.philasd.org/coronavirus/

Update 3/29/2020

Watch today’s service

Update 3/24/2020

Watch Sunday’s sermon
If you have any N95 facemasks, we have medical people in our congregation from Temple, Einstein and  Lankenau who are trying to get masks directly to doctors and nurses caring for Coronavirus patients. If you have any to donate, please contact us at Office@levpres.org
Sign up to help with Soup Kitchen this coming Friday and Saturday
Corona Simulator Article mentioned in the service – see the active graphs at the bottom
Examples of people affirming life in the midst of the Pandemic

Update 3/16/2020

Church will only be On-line this coming Sunday, March 22nd.
Thanks to everyone who joined for our online service last Sunday! It has over 400 views so far. You can also listen to the audio podcast version of the entire service Here. You can post prayer requests on our Facebook page, or send an email to Office@levpres.org
You can listen here to our Saint Patrick’s Day Post!
See how people around the world are choosing life-affirming ways of supporting each other here

If you have needs for food, transportation, etc. contact us at Office@levpres.org

If you are interested in helping other people including participating in our soup kitchen on Saturday March 28th, contact us at Office@levpres.org


Update 3/13/2020

There will be no services at our church this Sunday, March 15th. Rather than gathering this Sunday for worship in our sanctuary, we will worship together on-line. Can you join us any time Sunday by clicking here.

In the meantime, our Pastor’s letter on living in uncertain times can be
read here.

If you are interested in the reasons behind choosing to go on-line for worship, you can read our post here

You can get accurate medical information at www.cdc.org or by calling
THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA  CORONAVIRUS HELP LINE: 1-800-722-7112


Update 3/10/2020

We understand that the Flu Season and the recent developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19) raise concern for the physical well-being of our congregation. We want you to know we are taking precautionary measures to create a safe and healthy environment for us all to gather and worship.

During this season of health concern, we will observe the following:

  • Our Greeters and Ushers will greet you with smiles and waves but will refrain from shaking hands.
  • Each Sunday morning prior to each service, we will sanitize highly touched surfaces such as doors, handles, and tables
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available at the Sanctuary Help Desk and the CafĂ©.
  • Communion will be postponed this month, and we will re-evaluate on a monthly basis.  At GateStreet we will not hold hands during the Benediction but we will pray for each other.
  • Offering plates will be located on the way out of church, so they don’t need to be passed. Remember, you can also give online.
  • We recommend you greet each other with smiles and waves instead of handshakes.

Our building is cleaned on a regular basis, and our nursery toys are sanitized prior to each Sunday morning.  Remember that the best way to protect yourself and others is to frequently wash your hands, and stay home if you or a family member is sick.

We recommend you seek accurate information about the Coronavirus  directly from https://www.cdc.gov/
You can get the latest update and status for our church at www.levpres.org

We hope knowing that we are taking some extra precaution helps you feel more comfortable coming to worship Jesus with us! Please join us in praying for God’s healing for those who are afflicted throughout the world, and for our immediate community in the weeks to come.

Prayerfully in Christ,

Pastor Langdon Palmer and the Session