Tomorrow's Fitzroy On-line Sunday Service (going live at 11am) was a mental battle. For most of these Coronavirus months I have done well in front of the camera. Last week I felt a little tired and the sermon took a few takes. This week I felt sharper BUT there were an awful lot of distractions outside of myself and within. After almost 10 re-takes Alison in our production house told me to go off and get a coffee and sandwich and come back. It still took a few more takes! I hope the first quarter doesn't sound tired. it is difficult repeating something that many times. I am so glad I am not an actor!
I believe the perseverance was worth it. Gazing across this week's Lectionary Readings I was attracted to the Genesis 28 one. Jacob. I had my imagination captivated by Jacob as a small boy and then Bruce Springsteen preached about him in a gig in 2005. This Lectionary pericope about how God met him at Bethel seems to resonate with the disorientating times we live in. Presence. Grace. Encouragement. Partnership. All themes coming out of this sermon that took so many takes. We even end up on the beach in Ballycastle.
Worship is led by the Blacks, Gareth, Karen and Eleanor with Jonah on production. Also we have a band hymn, recorded in Church! Kyle Auterson reads for us.
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