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Day off at work (sort of)

Technically, Thursdays are my day off. However, today there is a funeral that required my attention. Ah the life of a minister… never a dull moment. Luckily, today I only have to run the sound board. Last weekend there were two, one I ran sound and the other I was the song leader during the memorial service. I also was asked to create a video tribute for the deceased in that one. It went over really well. The families suggestion for background music was perfect – Appalachian Spring by Copland. Its about 22 minutes long, but I was able to find a few clips that were easy to blend together. Then I had pictures of the deceased at various stages of life moving across the screen. The funeral home, who does this as a service when at their chapel, asked who did the video tribute and how they did it. So that was pretty neat… not to mention the thanks from the family of the deceased.

I’m actually typing today’s entry from the balcony of the sanctuary. We just recently got the sanctuary computer connected to our church’s network. It really takes a load off knowing we can access it from our offices… It just so happens that in that process we can also access the internet from the sanctuary computer. It’s about 7 minutes until the funeral starts, so I guess I had better get focused on that need.

God bless.


Back to business

I recently (as of Nov. 05) moved to a new and wonderful ministry position. And with that, our church website has been added to my list of things to do. In researching how to make our church site interactive and returnable, I found a plethora of info on blogging, and therfore, am challenging myself to continue my short-lived blogging adventure.

I have no idea what it may become, but just like the guy from Fellowship Church, don’t force it and let what happens happen naturally… so we’re off to see where God takes this.

Hopefully, blogging can and will become a way for people to connect with one another and share what God is doing in so many ways through so many people. It can be a way to share hurts and concerns, a way to vent frustrations, a way to compliment without embarrassing, and a way to encourage beyond “thanks”. We’ll see.