Ministry Office collects resources for love feast and Easter virtual worship services




The table is set for love feast
Photo by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford

The table is set for love feast

Following two webinars with Church of the Brethren pastors this week, the staff of the Ministry Office are collecting worship resources for use in virtual love feast and Easter services.

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The COVID-19 emergency means that congregations are faced with the question of whether to hold love feast virtually or instead to postpone it until a later time, given recommended restrictions on in-person gatherings. The traditional Church of the Brethren service is held the Thursday before Easter, usually in the evening, as a time for congregations to gather together around tables to worship, wash feet, and share a meal together. Similarly, pastors are planning now for the prospect of not being able to celebrate Easter together.

The Ministry Office is inviting pastors and other congregational leaders to share creative online worship service resources that could be used by others across the denomination during this unusual season in the church’s life.

Worship resources may be submitted at www.brethren.org/shareresources .

The submitted resources and ideas will be reviewed by staff of the Ministry Office and posted to download from www.brethren.org/holyweekresources .

For questions contact Nancy Sollenberger Heishman, director of the Ministry Office, at officeofministry@brethren.org .

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