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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