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Learning During a Pandemic

So, I taught a class on religion tonight to our confirmation kids. And a class on the Bible last week. To tell you the truth (I told them this, too), I was learning right along with them.

After our services March 15, I became Salem’s videographer. I am so thankful for a husband who purchased an iPad way before I thought we’d need it, and a 12-year-old son who continues to teach me every day how to use it.

I have a new perspective on videos. As a musician, creating recordings allows you to play it until you have it exactly the way you want it; but those of you who create music with me know that my mantra is “perfection is never the goal!” It is NOT as fun as singing with a sanctuary full of people who are smiling and dancing along to the never-perfect music. I hope you’ve noticed that I don’t edit out the imperfections in our worship videos: the dog eating the palm branch as her family exclaims “Hosanna” through their laughter, birds chirping during the Lord’s Prayer, trucks driving and new carpet being put in downstairs during the sermon. It is all real and genuine.

We are all learning every day how to handle our new normal. We attempt to motivate ourselves and our families to stay productive and happy. We make the effort to connect with each other while keeping everyone safe. We try not to worry about the future.

Thank you for every little thing you are doing during this chaotic gift of extra time. We are connected and here for each other. We are Salem.

In Christ's love,
Heather Lewis
Director of Music and Worship

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