It’s been several months since we’ve been able to worship in person. As we watch hospitalizations and positive cases falling, we are preparing our facility to enter phase 1 of ‘re-entry’ into worshipping together. In the meantime, our Evensong services have moved online, as has many parts of our lives, to the Zoom platform. I was curious to see how worship ‘feels’ in this synchronous digital format, as opposed to the asynchronous format of Sunday morning’s live -stream. From the first moment of singing together while seeing everyone’s faces on Zoom, I knew that there was something different about this. There is a power, potency, and real presence when we can see each other, even through the screens, and know that we are praising God with one voice at the same time across the country and around the world. It has taken a few weeks to get the audio and video working well, but this past Thursday night was a very special time of prayer and praise for me personally. My roommate Sam joins us on guitar, and I (Adam) shared a few thoughts from Psalm 137 on the lament of Israel during a time of Exile. “How shall we sing the Song of the Lord…?” was on their lips as they were not able to worship in the Temple of Jerusalem. In the same way, we lament not being able to worship together, and bring our laments to God in worship.
Watch Last Week’s Evensong Service
A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing | LASST UNS ERFREUEN
The Lion and The Lamb | Leeland
Lord I Need You | Maher (2011)
Dayspring (Christ Who’s Glory Fills the Skies) | High Street Hymns
Spontaneous prayer time omitted in web version.
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