Good afternoon everyone,
Ian & Leonie Evan’s son, Dean, for whom we were praying, sadly died on Saturday. The funeral is likely to be held in Narrogin, where he lived and belonged to a local church; Ian has asked that we have a memorial service for Dean at St Nic’s, which we will arrange at an appropriate time. Please hold the Evans family in your prayers at this sad time.
Toddler Jam meets tomorrow morning, and we would still like a few more people to come along and lend a hand. Please talk to Alex or to me for information.
Meditation continues on Thursday at 6pm in the church
Men’s Breakfast is this Saturday at 7:30am: talk to Don Rock on 0457452961 for more information.
The Friendship Group will meet on Monday the 9th May at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall, with Guest Speaker Tina Hollis from The Stroke Foundation. All are welcome- bring a friend if you’d like to, because this will be an interesting topic. Call Sandra Boylan on 0408106604 for further information.
Have you had a look at our online services yet? Sunday’s 9:30am services are being live-streamed and are also available to view later. You will find the recordings on the parish website https://stnicolasanglican.wordpress.com/ . We are in the process of training people who are willing to operate the system, and refining techniques- it is certainly a big learning curve!
You may find when you click on a video that the service does not actually start until 8-10 minutes into the recording; you can scroll forwards. This is to ensure the live-stream starts on time.
Some things have become noticeable as we have watched recordings, so some small changes will make a big difference to the ‘end product’.
- Those joining us online can only hear what is spoken into a microphone. This means that all notices must be given from the lectern (or nobody can hear them)
- When I ask for birthdays, anniversaries etc., again the responses can’t be heard. We will trial having a list (kept next to the book for prayers at the entrance) on which people can write the names of those for whom they would like prayer for their birthday / anniversary etc. Then I can read them out- so please write clearly for me!
- If you are doing one of the Bible readings please leave your seat in time to arrive at the lectern as soon as your reading is due: so for the first reading that will mean starting to move during the Collect Prayer of the day, and for the second reading, towards the end of the psalm. This will help the service to run more smoothly, with fewer ‘dead’ spaces.
At the moment most people in the congregation cannot be seen by those watching online, but there may be occasions when they will be seen. If you would rather NOT be visible, will you please let me know? There are places you can sit that are not in view of the camera.
If you have any feedback that might help us to improve our live-streaming we will gratefully receive it.
Here is the Collect Prayer for this week:
who in your great mercy made glad the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
give us such awareness of his presence with us
that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life,
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Reverend Lorna A M Green