Petra’s Response to Covid-19

April 6, 2020 updated

The Petra Campus will be closed until at least April 30.

The Petra team continues to monitor the Coronavirus situation and the recommendations of government officials. We want to keep you informed on how we can do “Church where you are” without gathering on campus. Here are some options for staying connected.

Petra Online

Connect with us at,  Petra Church APP, Our Facebook Page or YouTube)

  1. On Friday, April 10, Our Good Friday Service will be streamed at 7 p.m.
  2. On Sunday, April 12, our Easter Sunday services will be streamed at 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  3. ASL translation included in all our services.
  4. Spanish translation audio for the Sunday service is available at the same day around noon time at
Small Groups

Group leaders and members have two options to consider during this time: Suspend until further notice or meet online.

Kids & Students

It's important to us that kids and students can still learn and grow despite not gathering in person. We're providing ways for parents to engage with their kids by sharing age-appropriate discussion points on our Facebook page, our Petra website, and emails. Children’s Ministry will also share curriculum and lessons throughout the week via email for parents to use with their children.

Student Ministries will be using social media to stay connected with each the EDGE56, EDGE78, and High School students. 

Outreach and How You Can Serve

Take this opportunity to be a good neighbor. Sometimes crises can be a conversation starter and eliminate awkward introductions. Maybe you have never learned your neighbor's name. You can use this time to introduce yourself and then say, "If you need anything, let me know." Offer to pray for them, or say, "Let's keep our ears open if any of our other neighbors need a hand."

Prayer is always powerful. All across the county, let's offer to pray for those experiencing fear, anxiety, or uncertainty.

THE WAKE – Young Adults

Stay in touch by connecting on their Facebook group.

EHOP – Eastgate House of Prayer

Watch Facebook for details.

Giving Options

To continue tithing you can use our digital options.  To give online, go to  You can text your donation amount by sending a message PETRA to 73256, follow the link, choose General Fund. You can also mail your tithes/offerings to Petra Church, 565 Airport Road, New Holland, PA 17557.


Wish to share a prayer need? Please go to

Watch for invites to join online prayer opportunities throughout the week.

Other Resources for Family & Individuals

RightNow Media – over 18,000 discipleship videos for Kids, Youth, and Adults and it’s Free to all! If you already have an account, just go to or create your account here.

Office Hours and Pastors

The church office will remain open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.  The pastors and staff will be available as needed. Many of the pastors and staff are working from home.  They are available by e-mail.

Petra Counselors

Counselors will be meeting clients as scheduled.

Food Bank - Emergency Food

For ELANCO residents and Petra attenders only - Please call the church office at 717-354-5394. Someone from the Food Bank will contact you for food pickup information.


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