Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, is one of many churches in this area that has switched to online services because of the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19.
According to the church’s rector, the Rev. Sven vanBaars, Abingdon is offering one live worship service each Sunday on its Facebook page, as opposed to its two in-church services. The church will provide supporting documents to its online services on its webpage. The Facebook services can be viewed at any time. The church is also being connected via Zoom and conference calls.
Abingdon has had to adjust in the ways that it worships. “Our main worship is weekly Eucharist where we bless, break and share bread and wine in the sacrament,” said Mr. vanBaars. “Obviously, we can’t do this via a streaming service. It has called us to remember that we are people of Word and Sacrament and this situation asks us to focus more on Jesus as the Word of God.”
The church has also adjusted the number of participants leading the service...
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.