Media Presbyterian Church is closing for In-Person Worship effective Immediately

Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.

5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

7 The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8 Come and see what the Lord has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth.

9 He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.

10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Dear MPC Members and Friends,

Per today's announcement from Governor Wolf about new Covid-19 mitigation efforts in Pennsylvania, Media Presbyterian Church is closed to In-Person Worship until January 4, 2021. While churches are legally excluded from the new orders, we are bound by love to care for the health of our neighbors and community. We also owe a debt of care to the staff and volunteers who must be present to make worship possible each week.

We will continue to Live Stream Worship on Sunday mornings and on Christmas Eve. You may find those streams by clicking here.

We have not made this decision lightly or quickly. MPC Staff, Session, Medical Task Force, and the Reopening Task Force have been working hard to balance the physical, emotional, and spiritual health needs of our community. We have been monitoring available data and actively discussing the best course of action over the last 14 days. It is out of a desire to LOVE our neighbors that we choose not to gather. We will not fear, rather we will be still (read: stay home) and know that God is God.

The MPC Covid-19 Response Plan available on the Resources Tab of the MPC Website is thorough, thoughtful, and faithful. The measures that have been put in place allowing us to gather for worship over the last two months make us one of the safest public places. It is my desire to reopen the church to in-person worship as soon as the new limited-time Pennsylvania mitigation efforts conclude.

Warmly in Christ, Pastor Jonathan