Getting Together to Stay Apart

Well, we did it! Thanks to (a few members of) the praise team for getting together today so we could stream music, prayers, and proclamation of the gospel in today’s online worship service. And thanks to the congregation, who got together while staying apart.

What it looks like when “less than 10” JLPers come together for an online worship service.

Note: we mentioned it at the beginning of the stream, but several members of our band live in the same house. The rest of us did a pretty good job of maintaining a proper social distance, but we figured it was okay for them to violate the rules.

Online Worship Options for March 15

JLP’s worship service for March 15 is cancelled. Here are some alternatives that will allow you to gather “virtually” with other Christians.

Many churches stream their services online, so many options are available to you. You can try something more familiar and connected through a church in one of our denominations, or something ecumenical and different from a church.

First Presbyterian Church downtown will hold its worship service on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. (No Facebook account is required.)

AUMC superintendent Carlo Rapanut will lead worship for the AUMC Conference at 11 a.m. on Sunday via Facebook Live.

Several churches in the Alaska UMC will have some kind of online worship on Sunday, March 15. You can find times and connection details here.

The UMC website lists some other churches that stream worship.

Changepoint in Anchorage livestreams as described on their website.

Pastor Luke doesn’t get the opportunity visit a lot of churches on Sundays, but he can recommend this little megachurch in Colorado, whose services are streamed live at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Alaska time.

A lot of the music we sing in worship originates with people in the worship team at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Their worship services at 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Alaska time.

Another church known for their worship music is Hillsong. They’re based in Australia, but they have many other locations, including Hillsong Phoenix, with services 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 5:00 pm Alaska time.