Over the past year, we have been forced to think about worship in new ways. The things that we once considered necessary for proper adoration and edification have simply been impossible to do as a separated congregation … well, at least it sometimes seems that way.

We have had to make room in our homes for new holy places, setting aside time each week to connect via screens and messages. Our routines have been disrupted, causing us to ponder what it is to sing, pray, listen, and meditate “together.” And yet worship continues. Worship continues because it is God who calls us … to lives of worship.

The world has changed. The way we connect has changed. And, yes … the service of worship has changed. However, worship, at its core, remains … the work of the people (liturgy) that places God above all things (adoration), and seeks to build up the church (edification) so that the world might be redeemed and restored.

May God give us strength to press on, and may worship move us closer to God and to each other. May the peace of Christ be with you.