New online worship service for seniors: Patience

We could all use a little more patience during these quarantine days, am I right? It feels like we’re all watching for slow-growing seeds to sprout: waiting to see whether and when restrictions are lifted, waiting to greet loved ones with a big hug, waiting for the all-clear to make plans past today. What is God doing in us during all this waiting?

For one thing, I think God is helping me to grow in patience. It just so happened that the topic of patience was on my calendar for my regular church services, so I stuck with it for this week’s YouTube online church service video.

This service, as with the others I’ve made during the coronavirus lockdowns and posted on the Spiritual Eldercare YouTube channel (please subscribe!), is suitable for older adults living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, although really anyone may benefit. I hope it provides blessing, familiarity, and comfort to you and your loved ones.

The 53-minute service includes:

  • lots of sing-along classic hymns and spirituals
  • scripture readings
  • an interactive reflection on what patience is and how we wait on the Lord
  • quotes on patience from various sources
  • one of my favorite children’s stories (just as applicable for adults!) about patience

Of course, feel free to shorten the viewing time by skipping songs or sections … or, if your loved one or small group wants to do even more singing, go for it by queuing up more of my online sing-along hymns.

Thank you for any continued feedback! Feel free to post a note below.

Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay

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