Please note that our worship time has changed to 11am
Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.
Lesson: Psalm 69
Message: “Why We Need to Be Loud and Proud”
This week we focus on our commitment to be an Open and Affirming/Reconciling church as we have our Pride Sunday. Of course, Boston Pride has been cancelled this year due to the pandemic, so I know that many will miss going to the parade being loud in shouting “Happy Pride” to our neighbors. We’ll have our own Pride parade during the service. I’d encourage you to get dressed up as you would for Pride, make some signs, maybe march through your neighborhood and send a picture or short video to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll also see some pictures from past Pride Parades that will be mixed in. Thank you to Ellen, who will be creating the video slideshow for us this week.
Our text this week, Psalm 69, the lectionary Psalm selection, is a lament highlighting what it means to be publicly excluded. In reading it, I can’t help but think of some of my fellow pastors in the GLBTQ+ community and the stories that they have shared about the pain in trying to be authentic to themselves and to God amongst the constant wave of voices that tell them they should be something or someone else. We’ll explore the power of taking a stance of affirmation, and what it means for the church to be “Loud and Proud”.
Join us for our worship on our Facebook Live page (https://www.facebook.com/
Blessings and peace to you,
Prelude: Kyrie in G Couperin
Solo: Love My God, Who Heard My Cry African Am. spiritual, arr: Smallwood Suzanne Parker, soprano
Meditation: Parable Kabalevsky
Postlude: Impromptu on Tallis Ordinal LeVines
Online Worship Tech Issues
We will start our live streams about 10 minutes prior to the worship start time. During this moment you will hear silence, but see rotating pictures of art that our children and youth have made to share with us. Facebook is clearly having some issues keeping up with the demands of every congregation moving to worship online. Thanks for being patient during this time of sudden transition! Here are some tips if you’re having trouble:
First, try reducing the quality level in Facebook – On the video window highlight over the “resolution” along the bottom right corner of the video player to select a different bandwidth option. This may take a moment to update within your browser.
Next, you can also try using your phone instead. Some people have had more luck using the app than connecting on their computers.
If that doesn’t work, here are some other options:
1. Try a different internet browser (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and also close unnecessary tabs on your browser.
2. Try updating your internet browser
3. Try restarting your computer
4. Try restarting your modem or router
5. Try updating your flash player