Welcome to New Kirk
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Message from the Pastor
To make worship simple and hopefully enjoyable, we’ve set up not one, not two, but THREE ways for you to join in an online form of communal worship. One is an “e-bulletin,” where you can view a document with links to the video elements of our service (music, readings, sermon and prayers) one at a time, at your own pace and in any order you choose. The second is a YouTube playlist, with all the same elements set to play in sequence, with no intervention form you. Under some of the moves of this simple liturgy, you’ll find a link. Plus, our newest endeavor, a virtual live communion service, using the ZOOM teleconferencing app.
Click on any of the 3 buttons above to access our worship opportunities (ZOOM communion begins at 10:30 am sharp; down load the app now, and don't be late on Sunday, May 3!
This practice keeps us sane in these days of pandemic. Everything in us yearns to be together. We're all feeling it. But we must wait. From the outside looking in, people probably think the church is the waiting-est bunch of people they've ever seen. I would hesitantly direct those people to Psalms and the prophets. Please know, however, that session is actively monitoring and assessing the safest date and method for reunion on a weekly basis.
Of course, this is less than ideal. None of us wants to get used to “e-worship,” but we do want to play our part in being responsible to both the local and global community by honoring suggestions by those tirelessly working around the clock to slow the spread of Covid-19. Session will assess the situation on a weekly basis to target our next gathering.
Let us now worship the Lord together from the convenience of our devices.
Hold tight. Keep up your social distancing, and respect that stay-at-home order. We're doing it! The numbers show that. We move forward as we continue doing it (doing our non-doing). There's real wisdom somewhere in all this.
Mike Sears, pastor