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The Rev. Heidi Truax of Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal Church is streaming service live on the church’s Facebook page. Image from the Facebook live stream

Worship: Familiar, comforting — and now available online

LIME ROCK — Last Sunday, March 15, Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal Church was closed for worship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Undaunted, the Rev. Heidi Truax and a small group of people from the congregation held a service and streamed it live on the Trinity Lime Rock Facebook page.

And they did it again on the following Sunday, March 22.

Truax said in a phone interview Saturday, March 21, that there are three other people involved with her: a lector to handle the readings; organist Christine Gevert to provide the music; and Gordon Gustafson behind the camera.

A Facebook account is not needed to watch the service.

Truax said the church will continue in the livestream mode for the foreseeable future, although future services might be on Zoom rather than Facebook. Several other area churches are also offering online worship.

After hearing the response to the March 15 livestream, Truax decided to go with a Eucharist service for March 22.

“Even though nobody is there to receive the Eucharist,” she added.

The format is familiar to parishioners. “Familiar and comforting is important right now,” said Truax.

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