Good morning friends.
How long, O Lord?
How long until we can touch our parents and beloved elders? (and we thank you for each day we have had with them)
How long until we can have things on our calendar to look forward to that don’t involve staring at a computer? (and we thank you for the abundance of celebrations and movies and live music and meals with friends that we have been granted up until a few months ago)
How long until we can gather together again to sing your praise? (and we thank you for calling an assembly in the streets to overturn the tables of injustice and racism)
How long until the dying ceases, the brutality ends, the anxiety abates?
How Long, O Lord?
I’m not asking for a date. I’m asking for the faith that a date will come.
I hope you are all in good spirits, or at least surrounded by those who love you.
Before I get to the worship ingredients for this week, a note about home gatherings; I would love it if some of you were able to gather with others in the weeks to come for worship and community. I just need to reiterate that you must do this safely. You might like to just listen to the music attached instead of singing it, as some studies suggest that singing can be a spreader of the virus. Mostly, if you’re not feeling well, stay home, and all of you maintain your distance as much as you can, even while worshipping together.
I’ll be trying to facilitate some home groups for gathered worship in the coming week/s, but you’re always welcome to opt out or plan your own! Be safe, be encouraged.
Here are the worship bits for tomorrow, and apologies, no Zoom worship again this week.