Growing up, we attended a downtown church. Even though there were several suburban Lutheran churches much closer to our home, my parents had gone to this church when they first met, and once they started a family and moved to the suburbs, we continued to drive into the city every Sunday morning.
Like every church in the world, there were older members who could no longer make the trip to Sunday services. The term at the time was “shut-ins,” though I imagine there is some group that today would be offended by such a label. […]