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Social Distancing Spurs Spiritual Streaming for New Brighton Church

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NEW BRIGHTON

Father Glenn Crytzer at New Brighton’s Christ Anglican Church is going virtual.

The church on Third Avenue suspended its services this week, and is livestreaming services on its Facebook site at 9:30 a.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The decision was made by the diocese bishop and word was passed along to all congregations, Crytzer said.

Christ Anglican has a congregation of about 75 with about 40 coming to regular services, he said. But last Sunday, as it was still open to the public, the sanctuary got a “little spike” of outside believers.

“We’d been getting a lot of calls,” Crytzer said. “A number of people from other churches (that had already suspended services) wanted to know where they could come.

“It’s difficult for people seeking comfort especially at a time like this,” he said. “It’s such uncharted territory.”

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Lori Boone
Lori Boone
Lori DeLauter Boone has more than 20 years of experience in investigative and community journalism. She’s won more than a dozen regional, state and national journalism awards.

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