So I arrived home from worship, donned my civilian clothes (hoodie, jeans, Pro-keds), and made myself some breakfast. I managed to make it through worship with only one breakdown. I had told Mrs. Flying Scotsman before the service that I was worried that I was going to lose it during communion. Of course, I never made that far; I slammed into an emotional brick wall while doing the Lord’s Prayer. It literally took my breath away; I stopped speaking, even though I tried. Fortunately, I was able to recover in time to move to the next part of the worship and managed to maintain my composure even through communion.
I took pictures this morning before worship to provide you with some perspective of what it feels like to be in the sanctuary leading worship while in the COVID-19 exile.
A big giant “THANK YOU” for the texts, emails, and shout outs. Thank you for pictures of home communion set-ups, and children watching the service online. Your encouragement means so much to the team!
May the LORD bless you and protect you. May he make his glory shine upon you and be merciful to you. May he look you straight in the face with his Holy eyes, and provide you with his Shalom. Amen!
Pat is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, New Jersey. He is Jenise's husband, Peter and Nicole's dad, and a passionate follower of Jesus Christ.
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The sanctuary looked beautiful today! We’re all human. No worries about being emotional. It’s emotional watching worship on a screen and not being able to fellowship. Can’t remember in my lifetime not being in worship on Palm Sunday or Easter. Hang in there! 🙏❤️
Surreal … this is one of my favorite posts ever!
Thanks for your partnership, K.
On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 12:14 PM SEARCHING FOR 42 wrote:
> Rev. Dr. Patrick A. Sileo posted: ” Perspective So I arrived home from > worship, donned my civilian clothes (hoodie, jeans, Pro-keds), and made > myself some breakfast. I managed to make it through worship with only one > breakdown. I had told Mrs. Flying Scotsman before the service that I w” >
Thank you Pastor Pat for all that you do for us in leading us in Worship that makes us feel that we are all near❤️
Thank you Frank. The team and I appreciate the texts, emails phone calls and comments. It does help ground us in the fact that our church family is out there in the diaspora!
Thank you Pastor Pat for leading us in Worship making us feel we are all still near and for all that you do❤️
Thank you Frank. The team and I appreciate the texts, emails phone calls and comments. It does help ground us in the fact that our church family is out there in the pandemic diaspora.