Joy in the Morning

How were you able to stay spiritually alive?

  • “Made sure to participate in church organized meetings, zoom calls, live-stream services and doing our devotions. You have more time to think about your relationship with God.”
  • Many reported doing daily devotions (prayer, Bible reading, reading interpretations of scripture) and listening to and singing along with inspirational music.
  • “We really appreciated the 40 Days of Lent worship guide the church gave us.”
  • Bible study, as part of a group, Ladies Bible Study, Men’s Coffee Social on Zoom, taking part in the Alpha program, using Right Now Media. The 40 Days of Lent worship guide. Someone for the first time joined a group because time now allowed for study. Some mentioned that people were more receptive to bigger conversations including faith and beliefs.
  • A few attended Water Street Church’s Sunday services when permitted. The others watched the online services. Some preferred the online services. “The message seemed more personal.” Pastor’s Midweek Devotions. A number mentioned watching multiple church’s services on-line.
  • One took the time for reading academic papers about Reformed Theology, etc. Others read the Banner, Christian Courier.
  • Some were involved in worship services (planning, decorating) which always enhances the experience for oneself.
  • In times of stress, many of us have a renewed appreciation of nature and gratitude to the Creator of all. A number of respondents remarked on enjoying the changing of the seasons more (really each change another day brings).

In quick strokes:

“At this time of COVID, we are being reminded every day that our lives are in God’s hand. He is in control of our lives and this world.”

For your listening pleasure:

Thy Word Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant

I Have This Hope Tenth Avenue North

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