COVID-19 Resources

Ordinary Christianity in Extraordinary Times

November 5, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources, Letters from General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge General Minister Thursday, November 5, 2020 Charles Dickens famously begins his Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Today we …


Downloadable Worship Resources

October 6, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources

To assist congregations during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the staff of Pittsburgh Presbytery will be providing downloadable worship components, usually in the form of sermons, for use by our congregations.   Please note that the resources below are most appropriate for …


Litany for Reformation Sunday – in response to the COVID pandemic

October 5, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources

Litany for Reformation Sunday, October 25, 2020 (This is also available HERE as a Word document for printing). This litany is based on the resolution adopted by the 224th General Assembly: On Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The resolution calls …


Guidelines for Returning to Public Worship

August 27, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources

The PCUSA has published comprehensive practical guidelines for returning to public worship. They include counsel on administering sacraments, sharing Christ’s peace, uses of hymnals and handouts, singing, music, safe distancing, entering and exiting, and much more. As you prepare for …


COVID-19 Financial Assistance Updates

August 19, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources

As the pool of grants shrinks for financial assistance related to economic hardship caused by COVID-19, it is helpful to know where to look for the assistance that is still available. The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is still offering some …


On Baptism and Ordination in a Time of Pandemic

August 6, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, COVID-19 Resources

July 2020 Many people are inquiring about how to celebrate the sacrament of baptism and services of ordination/installation in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Theology and …


COVID-19 Resources

July 21, 2020 | Posted in COVID-19 Resources

With the landscape of COVID-19 changing quickly it is recommended that the switch to in person gatherings be postponed, so many churches are continuing to offer virtual worship options.  As a reminder, we have resources to assist in the creation …


COVID – 19 Updates

July 8, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, COVID-19 Resources

The Pittsburgh Presbytery office is continuing to work through a phased re-opening.   During the first phase the staff will be in the office on Tuesdays and will continue working remotely the remainder of the week.  Although the staff will be …


Legality, Polity, and COVID-19

July 8, 2020 | Posted in Announcements, COVID-19 Resources

The presbytery staff have been answering many questions from ministers and clerks of session about how to adapt to being church during the stay at home order necessitated by the Covid-19 crisis.  Each situation is different, and the presbytery staff …