On Friday, at 2 PM, our staff gathered online. It was a day off for everyone, but it’s a weird week, so we gathered virtually from Alabama, Tennessee, our kitchen tables, and our cars. We gathered in our sweatpants, sick in bed, and while trying to juggle kids being home from school. (See our picture – hard at work.)
Earlier today, DHPC’s session did the same — gathered over lunch to assess and make plans to responsibly lead the church during this global health scare. So, before I let you know what to expect this week, I want to make sure that you know that, due to COVID-19, there will be no live worship in the sanctuary on Sunday. Instead, we offer two options for worshipping from home, so we can do our part in limiting the spread of the Coronavirus:
You will be prompted at the beginning of worship to set a worship space for yourself. This is not a requirement, but you may want to prep your space to feel more rooted in the sacred. Consider a candle, a cross, a bowl of water, or anything that helps you feel connected to God. We will still go through the communion liturgy, so if you like bread and juice (or wine) at home, go ahead and gather that too.
Join us live (online or by phone) at 11 AM for a Roundtable / Worship mashup — Pete McGuire will lead the Bible Study and staff will guide us through worship. You can see and/or hear one another in real time. For instructions on how to do that, click here.
We’re still exploring the gospel according to Matthew and Jesus’ parables.
Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16
Sermon: “A Distaste for Grace”
We will worship through streaming video for the next three weeks, but we would like to see your faces. If you would be willing to be filmed, to help lead worship through speaking or music, please let me know. It would be a joy to share this new adventure in worship with you.
Click here for the announcement that went out regarding the DCPC response to COVID-19.
In love and prayer for one another,