30 Mar Worship service online – 3/29/2020
Many churches use live streaming of worship services as a regular part of their ministry, to reach out beyond the walls and include people from nearby, across town, even around the world. Now though, a new reality has set in, one that few foresaw, and that no one welcomes. Safety reasons have made it impossible to hold regular worship services for so many churches around the world, leaving a spiritual void in so many lives.
The leadership of the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns was determined to find a way to ramp up our technology, to make streaming worship a reality as quickly as possible. Last week, March 22, was the congregation’s first opportunity to “gather” virtually since the current crisis began. Pastor Jeff, Pastor Julia, and music directors Mi-Won Kim and Jeremy Goldsmith, gathered in the sanctuary, and held a worship service specifically for broadcast. Practicing good social distancing, they provided prayer, scripture, message & children’s sermon, and music.
Yesterday, March 29, we held the second service in this series. More folks called in by phone to be connected with the congregation, and Piper Phelps treated us all to a meaningful moment in song.
Please note that the service begins about 2 minutes into the video.