SEPA Church Together

July 16: Due to increasing cases, indoor gatherings over 25 and outdoor gatherings over 250 are prohibited.

Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties are in GREEN PHASE as of 12:01 am Friday, June 26.

Philadelphia reports High Risk of Community Spread on July 29.

Wearing masks in public is currently required in Pennsylvania.




Synod staff and deans continue to work remotely until we can ensure that staff can return to the offices safely. The staff is working hard from home and channels of communication (phone, email) are the same. The staff is in regular touch to coordinate efforts.


Considerations for Reopening Churches

From “Pennsylvania plans to proceed with returning to work cautiously. Broad reopenings or reopenings that are not structured around ongoing social distancing, universal masking, or other public health guidance would likely result in a spike of cases and new stay-at-home and closure orders. Pennsylvania will utilize a three-phase matrix to determine when counties and/or regions are ready to begin easing some restrictions on work, congregate settings, and social interactions.”

Currently the entire synod is in GREEN PHASE .

All congregations/agencies are encouraged to consult with their insurance carrier to determine requirements to maintain coverage when reopening.



From Other Faith Communities


Worship Resources

  • Resources for Worship in the Home are posted weekly at
  • Worship in Times of Public Health Concerns English | Spanish
  • Prayers for Times of Public Health Concern: COVID-19/Coronavirus English | Spanish
  • How to stream your worship service — A starter guide English | Spanish
  • Intercessory Prayers in the midst of the spread of COVID-19 from the Lutheran World Federation English | Spanish
  • Guidance for funeral practices during a health crisis Download

Faith Formation Resources




Congregational Administration and Support


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Updated: May 28, 2020, 6:00 pm, by Bob Fisher