Very Very thankful for all the time and hard work of those coordinating online services! I guess I kept hoping we would be returning to in-person services, so I have not made this comment prior to now for the online services: when words for congregation are to be said/sung, that they would be full-screen. I see this has been done for responsive readings, but would appreciate this for hymns, also, or split screen, if nothing else. Unless family is all gathered sitting on top of lap-top screen, or even especially if happen to be watching on phone, the words cannot be, or are very difficult to see, in small corner of screen. I guess, I could be switching my own screen between PDF and live service, or print them, but some watching service might not have that option. Again, thanks SO MUCH for all the work/time that has gone into these services!
Thanks for response of screen changes for hymns! I must say, I feel like I was able to even more enjoy the harmonies of the singers this way, kind of like when you close your eyes to listen to good music, the other senses can heighten. What a WONDERFUL, AMAZING brain God has created for us to allow these subtilties [not “sub-titles” 😉 , I noticed those words look so similar] and accommodations of our senses! Also, the flowers looked SO PRETTY! I did not know, prior to seeing it last week, that this “comment” section was here, so now, I will add HOW BEAUTIFUL were the lilies on Easter, their arrangement at the altar looked like angel wings curving up to the altar. I will have to keep this beautiful memory only in my mind, since no “family Easter pictures” were taken at the altar this year. Again, PRAISE GOD for all the work that has gone into these online services, and what a blessing that they will be able to continue permanently!
Although the full screen is good, it does take away from the enjoyment of seeing the choir/pastors and feeling more like you are at church. I would recommend that when you have the words in the corner of the screen, if you can, make the background more consistent with less change in color; for example, a totally black screen background with white lettering would make it much easier to read. Although I like the effect of the “scenic” background, it does make it harder to read the words. In either case, we are very thankful for what is being provided and greatly appreciate everyone’s efforts with these services. We are truly blessed to have the pastors and support personnel to provide them.
That’s not possible at this point.
After the 8 O’Clock service this morning, May 17th, I would suggest that whenever full screen is used for scripture and hymns, the choir/pastors be shown in the corner of the screen; in other words, just flip the two scenes. This would provide the best effect for all. Again, our thanks to all that keep us so involved and informed.
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