This season, our mid-week Lenten services will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm via Zoom. In order to help facilitate this online worship experience, we wanted to share some tips and suggestions.
Zoom address: https://zoom.us/j/92088686545
Dial in: 301 715 8592, meeting ID 920 8868 6545
~The service begins at 7:30pm. This is a ‘live’ event, so the link will not access worship prior to the start time. We are going to try to record the service and make it available afterwards, but that won’t happen in real time. A link for the recording will (hopefully) be available in the Thursday Trinity Tidings email.
~A link for worship materials can be found HERE. You may print them off, use your tablet/phone to view them, or just listen. It’s your choice. The format will be the same each week, with the readings, reflection, and prelude music changing. The link to the readings is HERE.
~Zoom requires us to admit people to the zoom room. Be patient. Someone will let you ‘in.’ Upon entering the zoom worship space, please mute yourself. This will cut down on feedback and extra noises that would make more difficult.
~We suggest using ‘Speaker view’ in zoom for worship. This will allow you to see who is speaking, singing, or playing in real time.
~If you have the Lenten Devotional that we made available (Again and Again), you may find it helpful to have it handy. It’s also not a necessity.
~Use the chat! There is a chat feature in zoom. Use it to say “hi” to one another and request prayers. Additionally, during the ‘homily’ use it to respond to questions that may be asked or insights you may have. This will enhance the feeling of being together as we worship.
~When worship concludes, after the peace, you may unmute yourself and take a few moments to chat with others. We will leave the zoom link open for 10 minutes or so.
Notes on the Prelude from Angela February 24, 2021
Hello Trinity Family,
Tonight as a prelude to Holden Evening Prayer, I will offer Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord as a prelude. This piece by Mendelssohn, arranged by Jan Sanborn, conveys trust and hope in the Lord with a meditative, prayerful confidence. Much like the songs comprising Holden Evening Prayer, this hymn includes bold acknowledgements of the Lord’s power and commitment to us. As we journey through Lent together, I encourage us to step confidently, trusting the Lord to be there for us always, and especially when we need him most.
Here are the hymn lyrics for your reflection.
Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
And he shall sustain thee.
He never will suffer the righteous to fall.
He is at thy right hand.
Thy mercy, Lord, is great
And far above the heav’ns.
Let none be made ashamed
That wait upon thee.
I look forward to worshipping with you all live tonight!