Hitchhiker’s bLOG Supplemental – 2020.04.05.2

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 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.

Mrs. Flying Scotsman, Rico Suave, Long Distance Voyager, Joshua’s Mom, and Dr. Phil, rehearsing twenty minutes before we went live on YouTube.
Thunder! and Banjo Bob getting ready to go live on YouTube. Yes, they are six feet apart; Thunder! is in the front pew of the balcony, and BB is in the booth.
From behind the communion table, this is what the team sees during worship.
That little thing directly in the center is YOU! We know you are on the other side of that camera, and each and every one of you is special in God’s eyes, and our hearts.

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!

7 thoughts on “Hitchhiker’s bLOG Supplemental – 2020.04.05.2

  1. 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! 🙏❤️

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  2. 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” >

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  3. 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❤️

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  4. Thank you Pastor Pat for leading us in Worship making us feel we are all still near and for all that you do❤️

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