Well, it’s been an interesting week, learning how to change our church to a digital church, until life returns back to normal. As with all things in life, I try and ask “what did I learn from this” and if anything we’ll certainly know how to conduct church services in the future, regardless of the circumstances. This should even be helpful for those Sundays where we have to call off church due to the weather.
So, barring any unforeseen issues with uploading the video, there will be two different ways you can watch the “church service” on Sunday. We attempted to do a type of mini-service, so Jordan sings a song to start off, we’ll follow that with the Apostle’s creed, the sermon, the Lord’s prayer and then Jordan will close with a song.
Here are the two ways you can watch. The first way will be logging onto the Hope Facebook page a few minutes before 9:30. We’re going to post it as “live” so that it will debut at that time, and will allow any type of immediate comments, as well as give us the feeling that our brothers and sisters are watching with us as well. Also, Jordan will be posting on a separate post, a short video sermon for the kids.
If you don’t have Facebook, or are unable to watch at that time, I’ll be posting the video to our website as well…www.hopefreelutheran.org
Please let me know your thoughts on the video as to what can be improved, so that I can make proper adjustments the following week.
Finally, I’ve had a few people ask about their offerings during this time. You can either drop your envelopes off at church, of if you’re social distancing, then you can mail them to the church, which is:
Hope Free Lutheran Church
Ishpeming, MI, 49849
One final note, I’ve been struggling with this and if we’re doing the right thing about suspending our services. While we feel it proper to honor those in authority, it is difficult not getting together to worship. God then brought this verse to me from Proverbs 27:12 The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.
We are being prudent, even though it leaves us with the longing for community.