Over the last few months, many of our lives have been turned upside down as the Covid-19 pandemic has spread across the world and now the United States. Today, our family experienced one more upset that has pushed us further away from our usual level of connection with our community. We learned tonight at 5PM that our daughters would not be returning to school following spring break until at least April 1st. What this means for our family is that we will be spending the next two weeks at home. In addition to the school closure, worship has been canceled at the congregations that my wife serves which makes one more step toward isolation.
We have been in conversation for a few weeks now about what we might have to offer if something like this became a reality. What we are ready to offer, though it might be a little rough at first, are some participatory worship experiences that go beyond a livestream that you simply watch and listen to, and some ways of gathering together online that can provide some relief from our stresses and ways of connecting across generations. You can find these offerings as well as instructions on how you can join in by clicking here.
I pray that you can and will stay healthy and safe during this crisis.