Since the church community was not able to meet in person for a Christmas Eve candlelight service, Assembly Mennonite Church organized and created a virtual candle lighting experience. Members submitted videos of themselves passing the light in their homes, which were combined and set to music. It was a meaningful opportunity to connect with each other and feel the presence of God as we gathered virtually to celebrate Christ's birth.
The time of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused many changes in life's routine. Sunday mornings in the time of Covid mean staying at home and sheltering. Worship takes a form on these Sundays different from the usual routine. This short report tells about how Sundays have changed for me.
"The Love of God," performed virtually by former members of Sons of the Day, an all-male acappella group that performed in the Harrisonburg, Virginia, area from 2003 to 2011.
"When Peace Like a River," performed virtually by The Open Fifths, a choral ensemble based in Goshen, Indiana. Director Adam Tice is the text editor for "Voices Together," a forthcoming worship and song collection commissioned by Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada.