Worshipping Safely Together in a Time of Coronavirus

March 17, 2020
Sam Logan

March 28, 2020

Colleagues in the World Reformed Fellowship:

These are obviously challenging times in many ways.

Among those ways is the impact of Covid-19 on regular Christian worship services.  In many locations, gatherings of ten or more people have been prohibited.  While we surely are to be in subjection to the governing authorities (Romans 13: 1), we are, at the same time, commanded not to give up meeting together for worship (Hebrews 10: 25). 

Fulfilling both of those biblical responsibilities at the same time is, for Christians in these days, a significant challenge.

To try to assist all of us, the World Reformed Fellowship has invited its congregational members and the congregations of its denominational members to share information about how we might, during these days, participate with them in worshipping together while staying physically apart.

We have focused our attention on that highlighted phrase – worshipping together and we have, therefore, asked our members for information about their worship services which are streamed live.

Below is the information we have received.  We encourage ALL of us to PARTICIPATE in one of more of these services at least until restrictions of group gatherings are removed.

Of course, there are challenges even with such participation.  Among those challenges are the various languages and the various time zones that are represented among our members in 61 different countries around the world.

We have asked our members to indicate in what languages their services are offered and, when the language is other than English, that is indicated below.  We have also listed the service times either in the local times or IN GREENWICH MEAN TIME (GMT) which should help us to be sure exactly what time that will be where we live.  Here is a chart which will allow you to determine what the time will be in YOUR specific area - https://greenwichmeantime.com/  [NOTE – be sure to take account of shifts like the move to Daylight Savings Time in the USA and Australia and the EU, the move to British Summer Time in the UK, etc.  Some nations (like South Korea and Brazil) have abandoned these kinds of changes.]

We have also listed the denominational affiliation of each of the churches below and we have provided a link to each congregation’s website in order to provide a sense of the congregation.

This information is being sent to the registered email addresses of all WRF members and it is being posted on the WRF website here – www.wrfnet.org

This is a new initiative on the part of the WRF and there are likely to be glitches. Please feel free to communicate to us any suggestions for how we might improve this service.  Send your suggestions to Sam Logan at sloganwrf@gmail.com 

We urge you to share this information as widely as possible.

In the English NIV version of the Bible, there are 105 specific references to “worshipping the Lord.”  Even in the midst of coronavirus, LET’S DO IT!

 

Streaming Worship Services By WRF Members

{Listings arranged alphabetically}

 

Asia

Banyawol Presbyterian Church, Daegu, South Korea - The General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Korea [GAPCK (Hapdong)]

We worship every Sunday at 00:40 (GMT) and 02:40 (GMT)

Further details about the streaming services of this congregation may be found here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZbVZCb16HqvyT3RHPbveYQ

NOTE:  All information and streaming will be presented in the Korean language.

 

Australia

 

Gracepoint Presbyterian Church, Sydney, New South Wales (Australia) – Presbyterian Church of Australia  https://www.gracepoint.org.au/

Will stream a pre-recorded worship service at 11pm Saturday GMT and 5am Sunday GMT.  It will be available at https://www.facebook.com/GracePointSydney/  


Bundoora Presbyterian Church, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) – Presbyterian Church of Australia https://bpc.org.au/ 

Will livestream this Sunday (22 March) at 10.00am and 5.00pm (Australia Eastern D.S. time) - which is 11.00pm (GMT) and the next morning Monday (23 March) 6.00am (GMT) and those times each Sunday going forward. That can be viewed at https://bpc.org.au/live/


Reservoir Presbyterian Church, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) – Presbyterian Church of Australia  https://reservoirpc.org.au

 Will livestream Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Australian Eastern D. S. Time which is 11:00 p.m. Saturday and 6:00 a.m. Sunday Greenwich Mean Time).  Go to  https://bit.ly/reservoirpc or  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVKVWugLxLoNt7UrBehR6fg  

 

Surrey Hills Presbyterian Church, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) – Presbyterian Church of Australia https://www.surreyhillspresbyterian.org.au/

Will livestream Sundays at 10:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Australian Eastern D.S. Time which is 11:15 p.m. Saturday and 7:00 a.m. Sunday Greenwich Mean Time).  Go to: https://www.surreyhillspresbyterian.org.au/livestream


North America

 

All Nations Christian Reformed Church, Los Angeles, California (USA) – Christian Reformed Church of North America  http://www.anconnuri.co/ 

Will livestream Sunday worship services in Pacific U.S. Daylight Savings Time IN THE KOREAN LANGUAGE.  For details, check the website listing above. 

 
All Nations Christian Reformed Church, San Antonio, Texas (USA) -  Christian Reformed Church of North America https://www.onnurisa.com/

 Will livestream Sunday worship services in Central U.S. Daylight Savings Time IN THE KOREAN LANGUAGE.  For details, check the website listing above. 


Caledonia Christian Reformed Church, Caledonia, Michigan (USA) - Christian Reformed Church of North America   https://www.caledoniacrc.org/ 

Livestream services at 9: 30 a.m. [Eastern U.S. Daylight Savings Time] at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg9VS1OAIRVSjT8tParoiiA

 

Central Presbyterian Church, New York, New York (USA) - The Evangelical Presbyterian Church  https://www.centralchurchnyc.org

 Our online Sunday service will be posted at 12:00pm GMT at https://www.centralchurchnyc.org


Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee (USA) – Presbyterian Church in America  https://www.christpres.org/   

Livestream services at 10:00  a.m [Central U.S. Daylight Savings Time].  Link: https://www.christpres.org/live

 

City Church Houston, Houston, Texas (USA) - ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians https://citychurch.org/

Services livestreamed on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. [Central U.S. Daylight Savings Time]. Link: https://citychurch.org/live


Crosspoint Church, Chino, California (USA) – Christian Reformed Church in North America  https://www.crosspointchino.org/ 

Livestream services at 9:30 a.m. [Pacific U.S. Daylight Savings Time]. Link: https://www.crosspointchino.org/livestream

 

Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, Elmhurst, Illinois (USA) - Christian Reformed Church in North America  https://elmhurstcrc.org/

Livestream services at 10:00 a.m. [Central U.S. Daylight Savings Time].  Link: https://livestream.com/accounts/84258

 

First Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA) – Christian Reformed Church of North America http://firstcrc.org/home 

Livestream services at 10:00 a.m.  [Eastern U. S. Daylight Savings Time].  Link: http://firstcrc.org/connect

 

First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi (USA) – Presbyterian Church in America  https://www.fpcjackson.org/ 

Streaming services on Sundays at 8:30am, 11am, and 6pm. Also, every Wednesday night at 6:30pm.  [Central U.S. Daylight Savings Time.]  Here is the link: https://www.fpcjackson.org/livestream

 

First Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, Texas (USA) - ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians  https://fpcsanantonio.org/ 

Streaming of the traditional worship service will be available each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. [Central U. S. Daylight Savings Time]  https://fpcsanantonio.org/worship/media/listen-to-sermons-new/

 

Fuller Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA) - Christian Reformed Church of North America http://fullercrc.org/ 

Streaming of our services will be at 10:00 a.m. [Eastern U.S. Daylight Savings Time]  https://vimeo.com/fulleravechurch

 

Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas (USA) - ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians  hppres.news@hppres.org  

Streaming of the services will be available at hppres.news@hppres.org/live each Sunday at 10:00 and 11:15 a.m. [Central U.S. Daylight Savings Time]

 

Hope Christian Reformed Church, Brantford, Ontario (Canada) – Christian Reformed Church of North America https://www.hopecrc.ca/ 

Streaming of services will be Sundays at 10:00 a.m. [Eastern Daylight Savings Time] https://www.hopecrc.ca/worship#h.p_E8bb4zZr2LA1

 

Iglesia Cristiana Reformada of Florida, Multiple Sites in Florida (USA) – Christian Reformed Church of North America   https://www.facebook.com/icrfloridablanca 

Will livestream Sunday worship services in Eastern U.S. Daylight Savings Time IN THE SPANISH LANGUAGE.  For details, check the website listing above. 

 

Lagrave Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA)  Christian Reformed Church of North America https://www.lagrave.org/

 Streaming of services will be at 10:00 a.m. [Eastern U.S. Daylight Savings Time] https://www.lagrave.org/live/

 

Lord’s Church Christian Reformed Church, Austin, Texas (USA) – Christian Reformed Church of North America  http://lcaustin.org/

Will livestream Sunday worship services in Central U.S. Daylight Savings Time IN THE KOREAN LANGUAGE.  For details, check the website listing above. 

 

Madison Square Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA) – Christian Reformed Church of North America  https://www.madisonsquarechurch.org/

 Streaming of our worship services will be available each Sunday at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. [Eastern U.S. Daylight Savings Time]    https://www.madisonsquarechurch.org/covid-19-shutdown-resources/

 

Meadowlands Christian Fellowship, Ancaster, Ontario (Canada) – Christian Reformed Church of North America    http://meadowlandsfellowship.com/

Livestreaming of worship services will be at 10:00 a.m. [Eastern Daylight Savings Time]   https://sway.office.com/Dxjpj7HV1gYnSjbw?ref=email

 

Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, Allison Park, Pennsylvania (USA)  – Evangelical Presbyterian Church  https://www.memorialparkchurch.org/

Memorial Park will worship live online every Sunday at 3:15 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time.  Link:  https://www.facebook.com/MemorialParkChurch/

 

Niekerk Christian Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan (USA) – Christian Reformed Church of North America   http://niekerkcrc.org/

Will offer livestreamed worship services at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time).  Link: http://www.christianworldmedia.com/livechannel/niekerkcrc


Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, Orland Park, Illinois (USA)
-  Christian Reformed Church of North America   https://www.orlandchurch.com/

Livestreamed services at 8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. (Central U.S. Daylight Savings Time)  https://www.orlandchurch.com/live

 

The River Christian Reformed Church, Redlands, California (USA) – Christian Reformed Church of North America  http://www.therivercrc.com/

Livestreamed services at 12:30 p.m. (Pacific U.S. Daylight Savings Time) at this link -  https://livestream.com/therivercrc/live

 

Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) - Presbyterian Church in America  https://www.tenth.org  

Tenth Presbyterian Church livestreams services on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Eastern U.S. Daylight Savings Time) at this link -  https://www.tenth.org/livestream

 

The Ujima Village Christian Church, Ewing Township, New Jersey (USA) – An Independent Reformed Congregation https://UjimaChurch.org

 We are offering an online worship resource that will be posted on our website each Sunday at 2:30PM / 1430hrs GMT (10:30AM EST). 

 

Urim Christian Reformed Church, Los Angeles, California (USA) – The Christian Reformed Church of North America  http://urimcrc.com/urimcrc/index.php

Will livestream Sunday worship services in Pacific U.S. Daylight Savings Time IN THE KOREAN LANGUAGE.  For details, check the website listing above. 

 

West End Christian Reformed Church, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) – Christian Reformed Church in North America  https://www.westendcrc.ca/

Services will be streamed at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Daylight Savings Time) at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfaFVZMR5KXdsMpeA6beoog


The United Kingdom

 

Bon Accord Free Church, Aberdeen (Scotland) – The Free Church of Scotland  http://www.bafreechurch.org.uk/ Services on the Lord’s Day will be streamed at 11:00 and 18:00 (GMT)  http://live.bafreechurch.org.uk/

 

Bishopbriggs Free Church (Bishopriggs (Scotland)  - The Free Church of Scotland        https://www.bishopbriggsfreechurch.org/      11:00 a.m.  https://www.facebook.com/bishopbriggsfreechurch/


Buccleuch Free Church, Edinburgh (Scotland)
- The Free Church of Scotland https://www.buccleuchfreechurch.co.uk/ .  Lord's Day morning service at 11:00 a.m. GMT and evening service at 17:30 GMT will be streamed weekly.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZftsDhg5YcSUymNgjkZkWQ/featured


Covenant Church Newmilns,  Newmilns (Scotland)
– The Free Church of Scotland  https://www.covenantchurch.scot/     10:30 a.m.   www.facebook.com/covenantnewmilns


Cross Free Church of Scotland, Cross (Scotland)     
https://crossfreechurch.org         12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.   https://crossfreechurch.org/live-stream/


Dowanvale Free Church, Dowanvale (Scotland)
– The Free Church of Scotland  http://www.dowanvale.org/   11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.   http://www.dowanvale.org/live-stream/


Elgin and Forres Free Church, Elgin (Scotland)
– The  Free Church of Scotland    https://www.facebook.com/ElginFreeChurch/     11:00 a.m.  https://www.facebook.com/ElginFreeChurch/photos/gm.2926201670772812/3121712867863094/?type=3&theater


Gairloch, Kinlocchewe, and Torridon Free Church, Gairloch (Scotland)
– The Free Church of Scotland https://www.gktfreechurch.com    11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.                       https://www.facebook.com/GairlKinlTorrFreeChurchofScotland/?ref=bookmarks  


Glasgow City Free Church, Glasgow (Scotland)
– The Free Church of Scotland    https://www.glasgowcityfreechurch.org/  11:00 a.m.  https://zoom.us/j/7940706937


Kiltarlity Free Church, Kiltarity (Scotland)
– The Free Church of Scotland  https://kiltarlity.freechurch.org/   11:00 a.m.     https://zoom.us/j/164409062


North Harris Free Church, Isle of Harris (Scotland)
– The Free Church of Scotland         http://northharris.freechurch.org/?fbclid=IwAR0OOYjgR9hj1RzjYGL8dJP0twqGhy34uFj0rPsmd2Qo2j2iZAsVKbKhlPQ       11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.                                      https://www.facebook.com/NorthHarrisFreeChurch/  


Sleat and Strath Free Church, Sleat (Scotland) –
The Free Church of Scotland  https://sleatandstrath.wordpress.com/covid-19/     11:00 a.m.   https://sleatandstrath.wordpress.com/services/


Smithton Free Church, Smithton (Scotland)
– The Free Church of Scotland   https://smithtonchurch.com     11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.      https://smithtonchurch.com/live-sunday-services/


Stirling Free Church, Stirling (Scotland) -
https://stirlingfreechurch.co.uk/      11:00 a.m.  https://www.facebook.com/StirlingFreeChurch/


St. Andrews Free Church, St. Andrews (Scotland)
- The Free Church of Scotland  https://www.standrewsfreechurch.co.uk/.  10:30 a.m. and 18:00   https://stafc.podbean.com/


St. Columba's Free Church, Edinburgh (Scotland)
-  The Free Church of Scotland https://stcolumbas.freechurch.org/.  11:00 a.m. and 17:30  p.m.  https://stcolumbas.freechurch.org/livestream


The Tron Church, Glasgow (Scotland)
– Presbyterian, The Didasko Fellowship of Churches https://tron.church/   Will be live streaming a service every Sunday at 11am (BST =GMT +1).  All hymns are on the livestream screens so people can join in with us. https://tron.church/livestream

 

 

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