I was looking through my posts from last April for inspiration for a post tonight. I found that it is now just over a year since I have been Zooming to worship on Sunday Morning with friends in Toronto.
It is hard to believe that it has been more than a year that we have been worshiping virtually.
The congregation in Toronto was able to resume meeting together in person for short time early on during the pandemic, but most of the time it has been virtual. With how bad Covid is in Toronto, it may be some time before they can meet in person again.
For the congregation I worship with here at home we will be meeting in person again soon as California continues to open up. We could meet with modifications now, but we are being conservative and making sure it is truly safe for all of us to meet together.
Tonight I decided to share what I wrote a year ago as a comparison to what we see today.
While sheltering in place I have been Zooming to church services. I first Zoomed to a nearby congregation for a couple weeks. However, when I found out that my friend John, who preaches in Toronto, was starting a Zoom service I have been Zooming there.
Here I am setup ready for the service. I have my unleavened bread and grape juice all ready for the Lord’s Supper.
I use my laptop as a holder for my i-Pad so I can position it a little easier.
I gave the Lord’s Supper talk this morning and one of the things I mentioned was that Christian’s around the world are all still “doing this in remembrance of me” each Sunday just as they have before.
Unfortunately because of limitations of the technology it is difficult to sing together. That is one thing that I will definitely look forward to once we can meet in person again.
I know most of the attendees as I have visited John quite a few times over the years, so it is good to see all of them. I am also getting to know some new people as there are also others that drop in from other places.
I also attend a Tuesday night class with the church in Toronto. We sometimes have people from four countries in the class.
Also, my own congregation recently started a Zoom devotional on Wednesday night so I am also attending it. I missed the first one the week before last, but it was so good to see everyone this Wednesday night.
It is an interesting dynamic worshiping via Zoom. I will be so glad when we will be able to worship together in person again.