St James Online Service – for Easter 7, 24th May – ‘Love that fires the sun’
Because there are no church services possible at this time, our Rector Steve Butler will lead a short online service at 11.00am (duration 30-45 minutes).
Our online Service will run for about 45 minutes, using the Zoom platform – and we will gather at 10.45 for an 11am start. Ideally everyone will be there before 11am please.
The ‘Small Corner’ reflection – will be led by Lisa Arensen – a longtime regular member of St James when she lived in Edinburgh who has been living and working in Cambodia for the past few years. The prayers are led by Colin and different people will lead the music, with contributions from the music group, live and recorded.
Once again Danielle will ‘moderate’, and we will have active participation with readings, music and prayers. If you have any technical issues when using Zoom, please let Danielle know – using the private message option in the ‘chat’ window. Feel free to share the link & password with friends and family.
ZOOM LINK FOR JOINING THE SERVICE
We’ve password protected the service due to recent hacking experiences of other churches. A copy of the password has been mailed to St James folk this week – if you don’t have it, please contact someone you know in St James or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVICE SHEET – and MICROPHONE and EVERYONE/PRIVATE CHAT CONVENTIONS
Please download a pdf of the Service Sheet here
which you can use to follow the service in the usual way – either on screen or by printing it out. Each section is headed by an icon that indicates whether your microphone should be muted or unmuted (OFF/RED or ON/GREEN, to you and me). Please try and follow this closely so that we can all hear what’s being said at the right time.
Chat text– this is a wonderful facility, especially for greeting one another. Once the service has started, please can you only use the ‘private message’ form of chat (at the place you enter your text, you can opt between sending the message to everyone, or privately to one person). This will be less distracting during worship.
SYMBOLIC ACTION OF SHARING
As last week, there will be a moment in the service to eat and drink something that you have ready in advance. Please have some bread ready to break and share – either with those you are with, or with everyone online by breaking it in view of the camera.
IN ADVANCE OF THE SERVICE
During the Psalm this week, Steve will be introducing and singing a song by Bruce Cockburn – Lord of the Starfields. You might like to listen to the original version so as to familiarise yourself with it, and so make it easier to sing along. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB64dflDNmA