Merriam-Webster does not mention a building, structure or church for the definition of worship. I breathed a sigh of relief because in our current need to distance ourselves for everyone’s health and safety, we are finding new rhythms of worshiping through our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.
What’s planned for future Sundays?
We will continue to provide Facebook video at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays on our Facebook Page. For those of you without access to Facebook, we’ve now added the functionality of a YouTube Channel. Simply go to our YouTube channel. Please read carefully through your Saturday email that began prior to the first Sunday in Lent. This week’s email will also contain a pdf of Sunday’s bulletin so you can participate in prayers, singing of hymns, read the scriptures from your Bible, and view the view the planned service. The Sunday bulletin can also be found on our website by Friday afternoon. We are continuing the collaboration during the Lenten season between a Sunday proclaimer and a member of Highland’s Worship Ministry Group. We promise to practice safe distances from each other, feeling your presence with us.
Yes, we are working on how to experience Holy Week with services for Maundy Thursday, Tenebrae, and Easter. (I confess I asked if Easter could be postponed and I’m wondering if it might be wonderful to sing Christ, the Lord Is Risen Today the first Sunday we are able to be back in our sanctuary!)
What about Friday Church?
Friday Church will also have a Facebook video at 7:00 p.m. Look for Fred Bogert this Friday night on our Facebook page.
While we intensely miss your presence and your voices singing the hymns of faith in worship, we are all greatly encouraged by the many ways you are finding to remain knit together while we are apart. We encourage you to reach out with phone calls, text messages, FaceTime, and Zoom calls. We look forward to the day when it is safe for us to be together again. ~ Kathy Collier