Mid-South churches prepare virtual services, activities for Easter Sunday

WATCH: Mid-South churches prepare virtual services, activities for Easter Sunday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Easter Sunday services will look a little different around the Mid-South this weekend.

However, Life Church Pastor John Siebeling said the connection will be the same.

“It starts on Good Friday on our website, we’re going to take communion together,” said Siebeling. “I think that’s a real important moment. We’re going to pray all of Good Friday, all our households together.”

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Across town at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in South Memphis, Pastor Ashton Alexander said they’re using technology to connect with their members from home.

“Our children’s ministry, they are preparing Easter speeches and they’re going to dress up as if they would give it on Sunday morning and we are going to take those recordings and embed it into our Sunday morning streaming,” said Alexander.

Some churches haven’t been following the stay at home orders.

The Shelby County Health Department received 16 complaints about church services on Palm Sunday.

“I think at this point there should be no church violating this order and I know that people want to display faith but I think faith can be seen, just in trusting God in this season to meet the needs of your congregation both spiritually and physically,” Siebeling said.

The Life Church is also offering its sanctuary and media team to help congregations who don’t have the proper technology record their sermons.

“I have a real heart for pastors and for church and I wanted to make sure I was doing my part to help any pastor that was in need,” Siebeling said.

Some churches are also encouraging their members to still get dressed up in their Sunday’s best and take selfies as they watch the sermon from home.

This Sunday, FOX13 will air two church services.

Bellevue Baptist’s service will air at 11 a.m. and Life Church’s service will air at 3 p.m.

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