As the Easter holiday looms, Brooklynites are looking for ways to celebrate the occasion while obeying the stay-at-home orders that ban large gatherings to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Thankfully, some churches are bringing services to parishioners’ living rooms on April 12, so locals can rejoice and honor the resurrection of Jesus from their living rooms!
Here is how you can celebrate while confined in the safety of your home:
The Brooklyn Tabernacle
Downtown Brooklyn’s non-denominational megachurch is adding some star power to their “Hope is Alive! An Easter Weekend Online Celebration” from 9 am to 10:30 am on Easter Sunday. In addition to a sermon from Pastor Steve Cymbala, the holiday program features the Collingsworth Family, an all-concert family ministry who tour throughout the country performing their songs of praise and worship.
Join the Brooklyn Tabernacle at 9 am here.
Good Shepherd Church
Not only is Marine Park’s Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church live streaming it’s Easter service on Facebook in the morning, the parish assembled a list of video clips and full-length films for viewing after the online mass. The additional resources will provide the family with some insight into the history and meaning of Easter.
St Ann and the Holy Trinity Church
The episcopal church in Brooklyn Heights will post a pre-recorded Easter Sunday mass to its website at 10 am. The service will be followed by the “Ringing of the Telephone Bells,” when parishioners will connect throughout the holiday by ringing each other up on the phone.
Join St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church at 10 am here.
Greenwood Baptist Church
Greenwood Baptist Church in Park Slope will stream live to Facebook at 10:30 am. The Easter service will include hymns for praise and worship and Rev. Willa Rose Johnson will provide a sermon and share announcements. The parish also provides a Lenten prayer service daily on its Facebook page.
Join Greenwood Baptist Church at 10:30 am here.
Trinity Lutheran Church
This Sunset Park parish will transmit its Easter Sunday service to Facebook in both English and Spanish at 11 am.
Join Trinity Lutheran Church at 11 am on Sunday here.