LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – The King of Kings Lutheran Church has resorted to online sermons as a result of the ever-growing coronavirus pandemic.
Pastor Tara Lamont Eastman said the church decided to move to virtual sermons in order to comply with Governor Cuomo’s orders to socially distance.
“We’re trying to follow that protocol to continue to flatten this curve,” Pastor Eastman said.
The online sermons still resemble a traditional service, with recorded music included. Even though they can no longer convene in the church, Pastor Eastman has seen a positive response from parishioners.
“People have been very open and gracious about this whole shift. As you can imagine, it’s hard for folks not to see each other face-to-face when they’re used to having those kind of connections, but they’re really embracing this,” Eastman said.
Eastman and her colleagues planned to meet today to begin planning an online schedule for Holy Week and Easter Sunday.
There will be a live stream of their mass every Sunday morning at 9:30 on their website, kingofkings-ny.org.