Dear Members and Friends of Faith:
Here is the material you will need for your worship at home tomorrow morning. I’ve done things differently this week. Whereas the service last Sunday was “livestreamed” (meaning that what you watched on YouTube was actually happening live in the moment), much of the service this week is pre-recorded music and clips, as well as a sermon that I recorded on Friday morning. I chose this route as an experiment for two reasons: 1. Improved audio and visual quality; and 2. To model the practise of all of us staying home as much as possible in this time.
Attached is an order of worship, much like last week. The difference is that, for many parts of the service, you will find a YouTube link that will play, for example, the music to sing along with the hymns that are printed in the order of worship.
I have attached two orders of worship – one as a PDF document and the other as a Word document. Choose whichever one works best for you.
For those of you who want to print out your order of worship, I have included the same links to the YouTube videos below. That way, as you follow your printed order of worship, you can open the links at the bottom of this email.
If you are not used to using YouTube regularly, there is one thing to note: At the beginning of each video you may see an advertisement (that’s how YouTube makes its money). There will be a small box on the bottom right hand corner of the video that says “Skip Ads.” You will be able to skip the advertisement after about 5 or 6 seconds.
If you are worshipping alone, please know that we are still worshipping together as well as we are able under the circumstances. In other words, even though you may be by yourself, you are not alone.
If you are worshipping together with two or more people, I encourage you to share the ‘leadership’ parts, the readings, and the prayers.
Our regular worship is at 10:00 AM. You don’t have to worship at that time, but there is something nice about carrying on at least that piece of our worship life together.
I hope you find this worship meaningful, especially in these times of tackling COVID-19 together. I hope to see you all soon. Please, let me know how this worship worked for you.
Peace. Be Well.
YouTube Links for Worship on March 29
Prelude: : https://youtu.be/giFqKu2Eqfw
Music to Accompany the Gathering Hymn: https://youtu.be/3vJOsmQk9Ck
Song for Reflection: https://youtu.be/VuCLqoxigNA
Gospel Reading (Video Clip): https://youtu.be/eheqS_etefA
Music to Accompany the Hymn of the Day: https://youtu.be/tPWOZWjnYL4
Music to Accompany the Sending Hymn: https://youtu.be/n-UmemwpAvA