b'Preface -Coming HomeThey devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all people.Acts 2:42; 4647 NIVIn the spring of 2020, the world facedZoom no longer meant to go fast, itofferings virtually on cell phones,its first pandemic in a century. Thebecame a lifeline of connection fortablets, computers or smart-televisions. COVID-19 virus required a near shutfriends, family, businesses and those whoAll of that has changed. down of national and internationalwere seeking a social connection whileThe Clergy and program staff sprang economies, schools and colleges,cut off from the regular connections into action by pivoting in ways that entertainment offerings, socialthat all humans naturally desire. reached not only our members, but gatherings and religious services.At St. Martins, we adapted as well. Prioralso a growing virtual audience around We scrambled to understand as theto the spread of the virus, we offered noTexas, the nation and the world. Regular world as we knew it came to nearly avirtual connection to our communityworship services were made available complete stop. In time, we adapted.and beyond. We had a functioningon Sundays, Wednesdays and other Words that we only used occasionallywebsite, and people could visit thetimes. Virtual healing services, and became part of our daily conversations various links to sermons and lectures;Advent and Lenten Quiet Days, became virtual, work from home, distancebut we had no offering to tune in livevirtual services along with educational learning, masks and hand sanitizer.or to watch services or educationalofferings for every age and group in the - -02'