Expanding our Zoom experience: visions of our sanctuary
This Sunday, February 14, at the regular 10 am service, you will notice something different. Much will be familiar--the readers, preacher, and congregation will look much as they have over the past year. What is new is that one of the Zoom video frames will bring us into the main sanctuary; from there, our musicians will lead us in New Orleans Jazz music, and a priest will celebrate the Eucharist at our altar.
Together, we will cross another threshold of hope. We are not yet moving into a new kind of worship, but rather adding one dimension to our now-familiar experience of online worship!
Like any change, this one is likely to bring out a variety of responses. As we recognize the beloved physical sanctuary of the church for the first time in many months, we may feel a range of emotions, from hope and promise to concern and uncertainty and discomfort.
A few important notes:
- Our church buildings remain closed to gatherings, other than a limited number of worship leaders for Sunday services.
- We are maintaining protocols consistent with diocesan, local and state government, and public health guidelines and mandates. These may be viewed here: USING ST. MARY’S DURING THIS PANDEMIC
As we continue on through this pandemic, we find ourselves between the already and not yet: already discovering new connections and shared experiences and not yet in a place where we can physically gather safely.
We hope you will join us this Sunday, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts and reflections during the Zoom coffee hour!