So. Lockdown then? From a medical stand point, its great. Great for keeping people apart, great for slowly the spread of a virus from a person to another. Not great for Churches to be open on a Sunday.
To help with Sunday mornings being a “No Church” time, here are a number of ideas to help recreate the church ambience whilst you’re at home.
While watching the online service, sit relative to where you might normally sit on a “normal” Sunday morning. For example, if you normally sit at the front, sit right in front of the screen. If you’re at the back at Church, at the back of your room. If you spend Sunday mornings in the toilet…
Make a lot…. of coffee. Drink it cold.
If you’re of a higher church taste, get that incense stick going! (Close the windows whislt you’re at it)
Make random conversation with the people you’re living with. Obviously act like you’ve not really seen each other for a week.
Sing loud and out of tune during any worship songs.
Remember to send a message to someone you’ve not heard from in a while to say hello.
Make a note reminding yourself that loving your neighbour may include a few things being a weird for a while.
Lets face it… Face masks may be a thing for a while. Even after lock down restrictions have been lifted, its likely that areas around the world may be seeing a fair amount of face masks around the place.
The Church. Not to be late to the party in these things have ensured that are a number of Churchey masks around the place.
Hillsong Australia have started stated offering a face mask. (If you sign up to their “subscription box”), Hillsong Africa are also involved with the face mask game… and offering instructions on how to make your own. (Which, Sofa does support)
And then theres this.
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