Photos and Faith Practices
We know that many of you took photos of yourselves and/or your home worship space as you prepared to watch the livestream yesterday.
We’d love to have you share the photos with us! Email them to Communications Specialist Susan Hegedus, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Spiritual and Faith Practices
As we intentionally take time apart from each other in order to care for the most vulnerable among us, here are some ways you can care for your spirit and nurture your faith at home:
- Pray the church directory. If the name of a particular person stands out to you, call them and find out how they’re doing.
- If you tend to sit in the same spot when you come to worship, pray for the people you know that sit around you. Or, even better, call them and talk with them.
- Send a greeting card to someone.
- Use “Christ in Our Home” or another resource for daily devotional reading (let the church office know if you need a copy sent to you).
- Use the daily devotional practices in this resource that was put together by ELCA Pastors and youth directors: https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.cloversites.com/cb/cb0cd516-be94-40af-99bd-f2f2860b752e/documents/Pandemic_Hope_Devotional.pdf (let the church office know if you’d like us to send a hard copy to you)
- If you are working from home, set a timer and take regular breaks to meditate or pray for your coworkers, friends, and family throughout the day.
- Take a break from the news and social media. Commit to checking your social media feeds and the news only once or twice per day, and for a limited amount of time. Set a timer, if necessary.
- If the weather allows, get outside for at least 15-20 minutes each day so that you get some fresh air. If you aren’t able to go outside, open a window to let some fresh air in. Also, open your curtains or blinds to let in natural light.
- If you know someone who doesn’t do well spending extended periods of time alone, call and check on them at least every other day. If you are someone that doesn’t do well spending extended periods of time alone, call someone (a trusted friend or family member, Pastor Lara, the church office, whomever). Make sure you’re in voice contact with someone daily.
This is by no means an exhaustive list! If there are practices that you are doing that aren’t included here, please send them to us (email@example.com) so that we can share them with others.