Dear friends,

“Socially distanced, but spiritually connected.” 

Those of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s words, but I think they are a good description of how we are as church right now. Even though the pews were empty yesterday, I still felt a connection to you, and I hope you all felt it, too. I love looking at the videos of our online services later to see who has checked in, asked for prayers, and left other comments. I am also very grateful that we have technology that allows us to stay connected even when we are forced to be physically apart.

I know that there were some sound issues yesterday — particularly an echo with my voice. We’ll do some adjustments this week and see if it improves. Thanks for the feedback and for your patience. As I’ve said before, we (I) are in new territory here and it’s going to take some trial and error. Cameron and I met today, and we are going to add a couple of hymns in for this Sunday. The music will be in the bulletin for you to sing along from home. We’re also meeting later this week to talk about Holy Week and Easter and what it will look like to have those services online. 

Also thanks to those of you who have shared the links to our services with your friends. The last time I looked, our service yesterday had 743 views. I don’t understand how that is possible. I do know it doesn’t mean 743 people sat down and watched it from start to finish. But it does mean that we are reaching far beyond our members, and that is a good thing. So keep sharing. I think people everywhere are hungry for connection and worship in these crazy days.

That’s all I have for now. Remember that we’re back with Compline at 8 this evening.

See you then!

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