“Buck Rogers” was in fact even a little before my time, but that’s the thought that came to mind re: what technology can do today. I never would have imagined it, but thanks to a generous member of Our Savior and lots of hard work by Ron Lindner, Brian Rodgers and Mark Davia, who pulled something like 800 feet of wire and installed microphones and a moveable camera, you can watch the Sunday service from Our Savior either live or whenever it is convenient for you. This is meant for our shut ins, or folks who couldn’t be in worship due to work or travel or sickness or whatever. (NO, you can’t just be lazy, stay in bed on Sunday morning and watch on the computer!) 🙂
You can go to our website (www.oursaviorelca.com) and under “worship service” on the front page, click on “join us live”. Pretty amazing stuff! Another way this can be used is like my wife Karen just used it. She had gone to church Saturday evening, but heard how great the choir and Kari’s solo was at the 11am service. So, we just went to the website, clicked on “join us live” and listened to that part of the service. This really is a wonderful gift and wonderful way to stay connected.
Speaking of staying connected, you can also see the great new website and learn more about who they are and what they do by clicking on http://haitipartners.org. This past weekend we helped Haiti Partners celebrate their 5th Anniversary. To hear what Kent and Adam had to say about Haiti Partners to our congregation in worship this past Sunday, you can watch the video mentioned above of our service.
This is an amazing age to live in. Yes, there are some negatives to today’s technology, but with families and friends scattered all around the world, technology can help us stay connected. And that’s a great thing.
But not as great as being together in worship and gathering together around the Lord’s Table. For more information about upcoming events and ways to be connected and involved (like the Bazaar on the 22nd and Advent Wreath making on the 23rd and our annual Home Alone Thanksgiving Dinner and other things) please check out our website and bring your bulletin home each week!
See you in church! Pastor Jack Diehl +