Rhythms of Life In Quarantine

Pastor Ally Lee

Many of us are facing the challenge of establishing new daily rhythms. Working from home means shorter commutes. Homeschooling and Zoom karate classes can happen anytime. We lack the normal ways to mark our days. Saturday is not much different from Tuesday without leaving for work or planned activities. Weddings and birthday parties happen on Facebook Live or via parades in school parking lots. If you are anything like me, you crave a way to differentiate blocks of time. I recently created a schedule, complete with working hours, breaks, meals, chores, and playtime.  I posted it in my kitchen.

 

Alexandra and Charlotte Berns at Worship

As a church community, we are trying to create new rhythms of life in quarantine. Because we cannot meet weekly in person for worship, we have to find other ways to continue to be with each other. I know many of you are watching our worship service live on Facebook (or perhaps a bit later in the day). Did you know there are other opportunities during the week to connect as well?  We are all reaching points of exhaustion with Zoom, Facetime, Google Hangouts, and Netflix Watch Parties. But we need community to be a part of our regular rhythm of life. From experience, I can tell you that the small group gatherings of Knox do not feel the same as another work meeting.  They have a different quality to them.  So, would you consider making one of these congregational connection points a part of your new rhythm? Here are a few choices:

 

Daily Devotions (10 minutes at either 7:30 am or 9:00 pm) on Facebook Live

Digital Lunch with Pastor Matt (Wednesdays at noon) on Zoom

Parents’ Happy Hour (Thursdays at 8:30 pm) on Zoom

Liturgy of the Ordinary Reading Group (Sundays at 7:00 pm) on Zoom

Join an existing home fellowship group, or start a new one.

 

Please contact me at ally@knoxpasadena.org to find out more.  

Pastor Ally

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