Online services keep local church communities together

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Photo: Screenshot from Facebook page

Rev. Katherine Burgess led her congregation in worship via St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church’s Facebook page on March 22, from the comfort of her home.

On the fourth Sunday of Lent, Rev. Katherine Burgess expected to be standing before her congregation in Kirk Hall of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Old Quebec. Instead, with in-person gatherings in churches banned as part of Quebec’s effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, she read a sermon from her home, seated in front of a mobile phone and a single lit candle.