Easter church services go online

Easter Sunday services online

VICTORIA, Texas – Easter Sunday looked different for everyone this year. Even though people couldn’t attend church many churches held services online. From sermons to worship people got to dress up in their Easter best and celebrate the life of Christ.

As this year’s Easter is quite different from the traditional celebrations, many churches still held services and shared with their followers. They tried to give them the closest experience to being in church. The First United Methodist Church in Victoria grabbed the attention of many people. Members and visitors started joining in on their service even those who don’t regularly attend their church. First United Methodist Church Pastor Wade Powell wanted to conduct his service sitting at home to connect more with those viewers who were also at home.

“It was well received I had people send me emails from different parts of the country, different parts of the state, saying that that they came across our worship service and they enjoyed it. So its nice to know that we reached people beyond the walls of out typical perisher,” said Powell.

The worship team all sang from their home on their couches and the pastor used his piano chair as he preached. The children got packages in the mail which included a book about the Easter story, an Easter coloring book, stickers and an April calendar with activities for the families to do together.

“Hopefully this is teaching us to stretch our muscles, to stretch beyond what were comfortable doing and get out there and use social media, use Facebook, use Instagram, use broadcast outlets and reach people in other ways,” continued Powell.

Families still got to spend time together as they celebrated Easter in a new way.

Easter looked different this year but communities still got to come together virtually to celebrate this holiday.