On Sunday morning, January 31st , we, as a church, did something different – we met with seven other church communities online, represented by 100+ screens, under the umbrella of PRAXIS (a collaborative and relational network of Christians from across the island of Ireland).
First, there was an opportunity both before, and then after, the hour long service to meet and chat informally in breakout rooms; a good opportunity to connect or reconnect with one another.
The service that followed included led worship, liturgy and prayers, interviews, a talk, and a section entitled ‘What I think God is saying to the Church/My prayer for the Church is…’ (which can be found below). People from all the churches represented were involved in these, including three from our very own DWCC.
Fraser opened the service by leading us in a liturgy and prayer, Mary spoke about her ongoing involvement with the ‘Jesus’ Trouble with Religion’ weekly outreach group, and Gladys shared as part of the ‘What I think God is saying to the Church….’
It was an encouraging and inspiring morning in so many ways, not least because it gave us a greater and more tangible sense of being a part of something so much bigger than either ourselves or our own church group – something we all need reminding of, especially in these days of restrictions.
Here’s to the next time we all meet together…