I love social media. It’s a great way to connect with the rest of the universe without abandoning my long-held claims in Introvert World. I’d much rather compose an email than pick up the telephone, so when my church told me we would be having a Social Media Sunday, I was stoked.
On March 13th, the entire congregation was encouraged to bring their smartphones, iPads, Androids, and all things tech to the 9 AM and 11 AM services. Anything was fair game: photos, tweets, pokes, likes, shares…you name it, we did it. Carly Rowe, our Associate for Programs & Development, wrote a very interesting article on our morning in the World Wide Web, which details the impact of technology in a liturgical setting.
Author: Carly Rowe, Associate for Programs and Development, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
“Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”
It was only somewhat coincidental that St. Mark’s planned our first attempt at Social Media Sunday on the same day that we heard this passage from the prophet Isaiah. While I admit, I was pleased when I read the appointed lessons, it was actually after the fact! We picked Sunday, March 13, because it was the end of Lent and timely in that folks may in fact be considering attending church for Holy Week and Easter.