This Sunday was unique for RMC, just as it was for many others throughout the world during the pandemic we’re living through. But our worship service brought us together in ways we could not have otherwise been together.
Each Sunday since holding our services via Zoom we’ve had the opportunity to be joined together with many former RMCers and guests who are scattered all around the US and beyond. We’ve been able to connect and reconnect, to fellowship with each other, even though we’re all sequestered in our own homes.
A highlight of today’s service was the video of a number of RMCers waving branches in front of their homes. Elizabeth and David put this together for us since we were not able to have our procession into our worship space as we have done the past few years. Prior to the video we lit candles, held stones in silence and waved branches from our living rooms, or dens, or patios, or gardens.
Following Melissa’s sermon we watched David Eck’s video “I Have No Branch to Hold” as a sermon response.
Sharing time has always been an important aspect of the service at RMC. We have the opportunity to reflect on the service, on the message that was prepared for us through words and song, and collectively connect it to our lives. We have a chance to share our joys and sorrows with each other. As we’ve done since we started meeting online during the pandemic, we’ve continued that sharing time at the conclusion of our service. It really does bring us together, even when we can’t be close to one another physically.
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