Please note that we will be social distancing and limiting the number of people allowed in the sanctuary for the service. There will be seating in Riverside Hall to view the livestream if there is overflow. We will also be showing the livestream on our Facebook page, "Gloria Dei Old Swedes' Episcopal Church". Click here for Gloria Dei Facebook page.
The Omicron and Delta variants of COVID are surging all across the US, and Philadelphia is no exception. The CDC has updated its guidelines, stating that people should wear masks indoors and keep social distancing regardless of whether you are vaccinated or not, as vaccination breakthroughs are happening. The state, city, and Diocese are asking us to follow the CDC guidelines.Let us not do it grudgingly, but do it with love, as following these guidelines may show our love for each other and our neighbor.
Collect: O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Celebrant: Rev. Koshy Mathews