Livestreaming - What to expect?
With the switch to livetreaming, not much will change in terms of accessing the services from home using YouTube. The link to use is at the top of this email, but you will also be able to find it on the main website by Sunday morning.
You may find that there is a few minutes wait before the service starts as we ensure everything is set up in church. You should see a screen saying, "Our Livestreamed Service will Start Soon," while this is happening. If you watch the link later in the day, you should be able to skip past this screen to the actual start of the service.
You will then see Andrew McMillan who is leading the service this week giving a welcome. As normal you will be able to see him and all the words you need on the same picture.
Likewise with the hymns and songs you will see a picture with some or all of the singers and musicians and the words for the songs on the same screen so you can sing along as normal.
There may be one or two hiccups, but the whole effect should be similar to the services on YouTube previously, but with more of a sense of being part of the gathering in church with others.
Do let us have any feedback on how we might improve things as we keep working to develop this as the weeks go by.
Be assured I will do my best to check that people are happy for the requests to be shared before including them. Please pray for...
Our music and livestreaming teams as we prepare to livestream this week.
Claire Coleman as she prepares for her ordination on Saturday 3rd July (see link below).
Friends of Pam Morecroft who died recently. See below for details of a Thanksgiving Service for her at St. Luke's.
Rosemary Ebelthite's 16 year old grandson Eric in Auckland, recovering from a psychotic episode after months of anxiety.
- Katrina (Norah's daughter) has cancer in the lung. Pray for a good recovery from the operation to remove it and that all the cancer is gone.
Alison's granddaughter, Lexi. Give thanks that the growth on her knee is only cartilage/bone. It likely to be removed at the end of August.
Barb (Gloria's daughter's friend).
Flo Baldock - now on tablets to treat an ulcer in her stomach. Pray for healing.
- Rita who is not feeling well, because of a thyroid issue.
Jean Simmons. Please pray that she can be kept comfortable at this time. She is now in a nursing home.
Pauline Emptage waiting to hear from King's College Hospital about next steps for treating her back.
Nathan Court for his continuing treatment.
Please also continue to pray for: Jean Mayton, Jeannette (Claudia's sister), Shirley Crabb, Collette Judge and Joy Smithers.
Thanksgiving Service for Pam Morecroft:
There will be a special service in St. Luke's to give thanks for the life of Pam Morecroft on Tuesday 6th July at 2pm. All those who knew her at St. Luke's are welcome to attend.
Ordination of Claire Coleman:
Claire will be joining us at St. Luke's as a curate in July. She is being ordained as Deacon at Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 3rd July at 5:30pm. Unfortunately, the tickets are highly restricted due to covid. However, if you would like to watch online you can do so using the Cathedral livestreaming link.