The general consensus about this past Sunday's live stream worship service was "Wow, that was better than I expected!" The camera angles were good, the sound quality was vastly improved, and the flow from one thing to another was more authentic. From my perspective, I was just glad to worship together in time and so I was ecstatic.
Nevertheless, it wasn't perfect. We received very helpful feedback from viewers. What we heard was the view of the chancel could be improved, the lighting on the wide shot was a little too much, the sound quality on the hymn videos was inconsistent, etc. This is a good start and we will work through each issue in time, consistently learning and improving as we go along. This whole process has been challenging and fun. Best of all the fruits of all this work have proven very sweet!
I hope you tune in next Sunday to see what improves (and what new thing might go wrong).
In case you didn't notice, the worship bulletin was included in the worship email as a link. You can download it for printing (its booklet format, so it prints a little differently) or you can view it on your phone or a second computer as you are watching the worship service. If you would like a physical hard copy of the bulletin, please call the office and let us know.
Coffee with Pastor Jen
The Congregational Life Team (CLF) is happy to announce that all members and friends of St. Andrew's are invited to schedule a time for coffee with the Pastor on the Church patio. Each get- together will be kept to a safe group of 8 guests. Coffee with the Pastor begins May 1st, and will continue on Saturdays thereafter, until everyone has had the opportunity to participate. Please call soon with your preferred date. To reserve your spot, call Dana Monk at 805-705-6929.
Presbyterians for Earth Care
Help Wanted: Coordinator
Presbyterians for Earth Care is looking for a part-time, 20 hr per week Coordinator (work from home). Here is the link to find out more: Coordinator info here
Adult Education. This Sunday, we will conclude our series from Faith and Reason on The Ten Commandments: Laws of the Heart featuring Joan Chittister answering the questions:
• Are the Ten Commandments antiquated and obsolete?
• Do they have anything useful for us in the 21st century?
• How did they come to be, and what was their original purpose?
• Have the Ten commandments evolved?
In this series, Joan Chittister, OSB, invites us to think deeply about the moral fibers of our society. She presents the idea that the Ten Commandments are an adventure in human growth and that we are not so much convicted by them as we are transformed by them. “What does it mean to us, to the world, to preserve the Ten Commandments as the bedrock of our civilization?” Sr. Joan offers an honest and refreshing approach to the Ten Commandments unlike anything else today. Today’s lesson will be on the 10th Commandment, YOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBOR’S GOODS, and the EPILOGUE to the Series.
Please Join us Sunday right after Coffee Hour at 11 AM on Zoom!