Tom and Roslyn Dunn recently wrote in our Tidings about the joy of worship on Zoom. If you haven't yet tried worship online, join us this Sunday.
Each Sunday morning this spring we’ve attended church. We’ve enjoyed intimate and heartfelt messages and exchanged greetings with our church family members. In recent weeks we sang “Happy Birthday” and shared communion. This past week we shared Memorial Day thoughts about people we miss. We’ve listened to beautiful, uplifting music. We’ve prayed together The Lord’s Prayer.
We sat in various places during the service. For us, we choose the family room couch or the dining room table. Regardless of where we sat, we could see and greet everyone.
Our video-based services have felt real and comforting. They’ve felt more participatory, too — we’ve felt more involved in the service. We are given opportunities to join in as little or as much as we want to. For those of us who are unable to join a regular service due to our health, the Sunday services have been an important spiritual and social lifeline...We feel God’s presence in our meetings.
We’ve experienced the inconveniences and frustrations of quarantine as a corporate body. And we’ve protected our most vulnerable congregants...We have a beautiful facility which I look forward to seeing soon. But our church is not built of brick. Our church is all of us.