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I came across an interesting article about a week ago. I think has some good ideas in it. Take a look and let us know what you think.
Man Shall Not Live By Online Bread Alone by Trevin Wax
Live streaming worship services is here to stay. But let’s not confuse the vitamin for the meal.
When the COVID-19 lockdowns went into effect across the world in March 2020, pastors and church leaders pivoted quickly to live streaming and video as a way of keeping the lines of communication and connection open. Twenty-two percent of churches did a live stream before the pandemic; within weeks, the number had jumped to 66 percent, with 92 percent of Protestant pastors providing some kind of video sermon or worship service during the stay-at-home season.
On the other side of the pandemic, the number of churches live streaming their worship services has grown, and even though there have been some thoughtful calls to stop doing so, I suspect the practice is here to stay. (A new Pew Research survey offers an interesting look at churchgoer perspectives on live streaming.)
Larger churches have gotten especially good at presenting a cohesive and engaging broadcast of their services, rivaling the shiny Sunday morning television broadcasts from a generation ago. As any church with a television or radio ministry will tell you, a professionally packaged experience can extend the reach of a local congregation and the influence of Bible preachers and teachers.
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This Sunday, we will be studying Jonah 4:1-5. Please read it through if you get a chance before you come this Sunday. We hope you can join us this Sunday for prayer, reading and teaching from the word, worship in song, and giving. See you Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at LACC!
Here are some announcements:
Peak Women’s Care Dinner- We are looking for someone who might be interested in hosting a table at the Pregnancy Resource Center’s fundraiser dinner on Oct. 14 in Loyalton. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner starts at 6. Contact Pastor Matt for more info: email@example.com
Ecuador Team- They would love for you to keep them in your prayers over the next week. They will be serving at a church in Quito and at a school in the jungle with our very own Lisa Outland. Please pray that they would be a blessing to the students and staff they are working with..
Men’s Breakfast- Join us for our next Men’s Breakfast on October 7 at 9 am. Bring a friend and join us for time in the word, good food, and a time of fellowship.
Sonshine Sunday- If you would like to help us stock the food pantry, there are slips in the back with items that we need to restock. You can take one on your way out, and bring the food item back later.
Craft Fair- We are hosting our annual Craft Fair on Oct. 14 from 10 am-3pm. There will be lunch available for purchase and provided by Walker Mansion.
Moving help- Colton Fletcher has asked if a few people could help them load up their moving truck at about 10 a.m. on September 29th. If you can help, please meet at the Jewelry shop in Hamilton Branch (behind the fire department).
Elder Prayer- Our elders would love to pray with you and for you. If you would like prayer, they will be available after church. We will have this opportunity on the last Sunday of every month after church, but they are always available to pray for you.
See you Sunday,
Matt & The LACC Staff