COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates and
Resources for Congregations

  

General COVID-19 updates from the Episcopal Church can be found here

Episcopal Church Foundation has a robust list of COVID-19 response resources that they will continue to update here.

"Caring for each other during Covid" by the Rev. Paul Snyder, Coordinator of Disaster Response here

List of Oklahoma Episcopal churches who are live streaming and links to access them are here.

Bishops' Messages

7.14.20 Guidelines Update: Requirement of masks in worship

5.15.20 Video Update - Bishop Ed releases guidelines for returning to worship affective June 14th.

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4.23.20 Video Update - Response to Governor opening Oklahoma. Extending closure of all churches to AT LEAST May 15th. Preparing guidelines to open churches once decision is made.

3.17.20 Video Update - No test results. Guidance from Presiding Bishop on Easter services. Consecration for Bishop Elect Poulson Reed will be May 30th. Clergy zoom calls.  

 3.16.20 Video Update - Bishop asks churches to provide virtual services and study groups. Churches open for private prayer. Creation of private clergy facebook group. Diocesan offices closed.  Email staff to contact them. Continue to financial support congregations and stay connected. Bishop tested for COVID.

3.14.20 Video Update - Bishop explains decision to close churches due to COVID. Directives to churches. Keep outreach ministries open.

3.13.20
Bishop Ed announces all worship services suspended until Palm Sunday.  View his directives to churches here.

Church Worship Resources


For a list of Oklahoma Episcopal Churches and their streaming worship schedules and links click here.

St. Crispin's Camp at Home every week day at 2pm on their Facebook page here.

If you do not have a Book of Common Prayer at home, you can find it online here.

Prayer Haven has the daily prayer liturgies available here.

A list of prayers for use especially during the Coronavirus Outbreak
while our Churches, Schools, and Special Ministries are Closed (by Bishop Peter Eaton of the Diocese of Southeast Florida) available here.

ChurchNext on Prayer and Worship in our Homes free course is available here

Forward Movement continuing their resources for morning prayer and daily devotion. Links for texts, apps, and podcasts can be found here. 

The eformation Learning Community at VTS has lots of resources for life online, including these videos on how to livestream a service here and here. Updates will continue to be added to eFormation Learning Community.  

9 Key Tips for Planning an Online Worship Service here

Online Worship Training Webinar by Heidi Pitts, Diocese of Oregon here.

Practicing the Way of Love in the Time of COVID-19 by the Diocese of New Hampshire available here

Streaming Technology


Streaming Solutions with Melanie Wignall Podcast here

How to Create a Youtube Channel video here

Send Audio Directly From a Mixer to an iPhone or iPad video here

Send Audio from a Mixer to Your iPhone X video here

Streaming Equipment and Software breakdown by Caffeinated Church here

Getting Started with Online Church Equipment by Life.Church here

Finance Resources


CARES ACT (Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security) information here

Covid-19 Emergency Grant Program for Deacons here

Get discounted rates for virtual giving with Tithe.ly through our membership with the Episcopal Network for Stewardship

Send your queries, ideas and resources to Sarah E. Smith at ssmith@epiok.org for inclusion on this list as we continue to evolve in our response to this pandemic.



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