March 20, 2020
We plan to be on Facebook Live today Friday, March 20 at 12 noon for a brief test for livestream worship with the Daily Devotion "At Noon." Prayer Book, page 138.
•The Friday noon Facebook Live livestream will begin at 11:50 (the service will start at noon).
•The livestream should appear in your regular news feed, just like any other post from Christ Church (assuming Christ Church has been ‘followed,’ click on ‘home’ on your facebook page). If it does not appear right away, refresh the news feed by clicking on ‘home’ again, or refreshing your browser window.
•After the livestream is over, it will be available as a video on the Christ Church facebook page; it may be some time afterwards before it is available.
•The Sunday Facebook Live livestream will begin at 9:50; the prelude (which is 8 minutes long) will begin at 9:52.
• If anyone experiences a problem with the livestreams, do not hesitate to contact Mark afterwards at firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark will unfortunately not be available to help with problems during the service). We want to do everything we can to make this a smooth and painless experience for everyone!
Several parishioners have volunteered to do grocery shopping and/or drugstore pickups for folks who need to self-isolate at home. If this would be helpful to you, please respond to this message, and I'll make the connection..
As you can tell from the calendar panel, all of our in-person gatherings remain suspended or postponed. However, the Finance Committee will meet via Zoom conference call on Monday at 6p.m.; we are investigating setting up a similar platform for a Vestry Meeting.
As I wrote yesterday:
If you don't have a Prayer Book at home, this would be a good time to become acquainted with BCPonline.org. If you click on" The Daily Office," and then "Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families," you will find brief, one-page devotions for "In the Morning," "At Noon," "In the Early Evening," and "At the Close of the Day." I'm especially fond of the one for the morning which closes with this Collect:
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father,
you have brought us in safety to this new day:
Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin,
nor be overcome by adversity;
and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
May God grant us grace to respond creatively and prayerfully
to the current health crisis,
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