Isn’t technology amazing? It is because of technology, I can write this weekly blog I call Pastor’s Gratitude Journal and it’s because of technology, you are reading this!
This week, I’m praising God for the gift of technology at use in His church. In particular, I’m offering prayers of thanksgiving and asking you to join me in offering prayers of thanksgiving for three young people who regularly serve Good Shepherd by sharing their technology knowledge and talent with us. Brennen Higginbotham, Bobby Villaronga and Madison Graf are regular fixtures in our media booth at church.
I remember when we first installed our projector system in the sanctuary. There was some worry by some on Council that the projectors may not be well received by some of our more seasoned members.
I remember one of those more seasoned members approached me after worship service that first Sunday and said “That is the greatest improvement we’ve ever made in our sanctuary. Now that the lyrics of the hymns are projected, I can actually see the words that had become too small in the hymnal.” On the heels of that statement came another commentary from another seasoned member who said “My arthritis has gotten so bad that I don’t even bother to pick up a hymnal any longer because I can’t turn the pages. The projection of the lyrics and the prayers is just what I needed!”
At almost any Sunday or Thursday worship service, the projection of our lyrics, prayers, Scripture verses and sermon notes happen because at least one member of our teen media team (Brennen, Bobby and Madison) are sitting in the media booth making certain our walls are filled with the proper projections.
For those who enjoy listening to sermon online on either our website or our facebook page, I want you to realize that the reason those recordings exist is because our teen media team are in that booth each and every service making certain our services are being recorded.
Believe it or not, I’ve actually heard some people say “technology is the work of the devil.” What a sad understanding of technology! I ask you to join me in offering prayers of gratitude for the wonderful use of technology in the Body of Christ and join me in saying “thank you” to our media team—Brennen, Bobby and Madison!