A Message from Joy
Like you, I miss worshiping together in our beautiful spaces, hearing our live musicians and congregational singing, and enjoying conversation during coffee hour. Now I preach to a little camera on the back of my phone and sing by myself while muted on Zoom. But I’m learning the unexpected benefits of our virtual worship!
5) No dressing up for church. Sitting on the couch in your pajamas with a cup of coffee has its
4) Worship any day, or every day. If Sunday morning isn’t convenient, tune in on Tuesday night. Short on time, the fast-forward button can come in handy.
3) Many more of you are worship leaders in Morning Prayer, because no one has to be at church on Sunday in order to participate. You can record your portion of the service anytime during the week and send it in. Since the church closed physically, at least 50 of you have read prayers or scripture.
2) Reading prayers aloud for others deepens the worship experience. It takes practice, slowly
going over the words, to give the readings life and meaning and with video, you can polish the
reading as well.
1) Morning Light can anchor your week – that’s what you’ve told us. Usually we pause the 9
AM service in the summer because so many worshippers are out of town. This year, summer
travel is irrelevant! We can still share our individual prayer requests together via zoom. Last
week we gathered from Philadelphia, Maine, New Hampshire, Cape Cod, Quincy, Back Bay,
and Beacon Hill. To join Morning Light via zoom Sunday 9-10 AM email email@example.com for the Zoom link. It’s a highlight of my week.