Virtual Church

As we navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic, the children’s song comes to mind: “The church is not a building, the church is the people! I am the church. You are the church. We are the church TOGETHER!”
Even (and especially) when we are physically apart.

Through these uncertain days we continue to pray for the hope and healing that comes through God’s love and grace present with us in this world, to calm our fears, and give us the hope for God’s future.

We invite you to join with our Reformation family every day at 3 PM as we offer up prayers together. Look for your favorite clergy offering prayer/devotion on FB Live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 PM.

Please use this page to virtually connect with us over the next several weeks.

Lent Cross

Worship on Sunday at 10 AM.

(Button below will be active at 9 AM Sunday morning.)

If you have never used Zoom before, you might want to log on a few minutes early as you will have to download software to use it. The program is very user friendly and you will be able to see and hear the worship.

Worship Bulletin for 3.29.20 – use this to follow along with the service at home

Worship Reflection and Drawing Space 3.29.20 – in case you want to take some notes or make some doodles

Prayer Requests – those for whom we pray

Children’s Bulletin (pre-reader) 3.29.20 – for the younger ones to use during worship

Children’s Bulletin (reader) 3.29.20 – for the younger ones to use during worship

Confirmation Worship Reflection Form – a great time for your teen to complete their sermon reflection with the family!

Taking Faith Home 3.29.20 – to use all week long!

Please remember that in this time the expenses of Reformation continue and there is always the option to make your financial gift through our website. We thank you for your generosity all year and through this uncertain time.

Lenten Prayer Service – Wednesday Night – 7:30 PM

(Please note: Zoom link will become active around 6:30 PM Wednesday evening.)

If you have never used Zoom before, you might want to log on a few minutes early as you will have to download software to use it. The program is very user friendly and you will be able to see and hear the worship.

This is a recording of the service we typically hold on Wednesdays in Lent sung at Holden Village – the place where Holden Evening Prayer was written.

Coffee & Conversation – Mondays 7 PM – 8 PM & Fridays 9 AM – 10 AM

We’ll be having virtual ‘office hours’ via Zoom for people to log on and chat, have prayer or however you may need to connect with our clergy.

 

(Please note: Zoom link will become active around an hour before each session begins.)

If you have never used Zoom before, you might want to log on a few minutes early as you will have to download software to use it. The program is very user friendly and you will be able to see and hear the worship.

5 Zoom Tips for Reformation Coffee and Conversation and Meetings

  1. All are welcome. All will be welcomed. As people join our meetings, your host will greet people to assist in living Reformation’s welcome to all. In the virtual tool Zoom your name will appear on the video screen if you choose to join Zoom either by audio or video.
  2. Be patient with one another and your host. The first opening minutes of any virtual gathering people is like people walking into a room and settling in at a table.  As people join, you may experience brief pauses or short delays in your imaging/viewing.
  3. You can adjust your screen to show one full screen image or multiple in option called. Choose between speaker view and gallery view. One lets you see thumbnail displays of participants, in a grid pattern, which expands and contracts as participants join and leave the meeting. The other makes the speaker’s image fill the screen.
  4. Zoom has a “Mute Microphone” option that cuts down on ambient feedback for all who participate. When there is a lot of back-and-forth discussion you will turn this off, but you should mute yourself when listening to another person in the chat room.
  5. Adjust your lighting if it is difficult for you to see. Strive to not sit directly in front or beside a bright light source, or else all the audience sees is a bright light and a shadowy figure. You may need to experiment with until you can see your brightly-lit face on the screen.