U.S.—Churches across the nation are under quarantine, forcing members to worship from home instead of in-person. Luckily, technology is to the rescue, with live-streamed services and in-home fog machines.
But one element of remote worship -- or rather, two elements -- eluded churches until now: how to get communion delivered to their members.
Teaming up with Amazon's drone delivery, many churches are now delivering communion elements via drone.
"Please take a few minutes to examine yourselves as our drones pass the communion plate around the neighborhood," said one Dallas pastor on his live stream Sunday. "Reflect quietly in this moment until you hear a robot outside your door. Then take the elements, but please, wash your hands after touching the robot."
Church worship teams continued to play softly as they waited for the drones to make their way all over the neighborhood delivering the juice and bread. For churches that serve wine, an alcoholic beverage delivery license was of course required.
The drones are also able to pick up your offering and bring it back to the church, a feature utilized heavily by prosperity gospel preachers.