The biggest news story currently at Shepherd of the Valley is the return to in-person worship in our sanctuary! We hope it will be the first week in June, 2021. We will continue using the AV equipment to send the service out to the world for home viewing, but the main participation will return to the sanctuary. Joys and Concerns, Announcements, and Seeing God at Work segments will all be in person once again from the Sanctuary. Stay tuned for the exact date, but it is coming very soon!
Shepherd of the Valley Has Installed an All New A/V Media Center!
Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, we started doing A/V (audio & video) church services back in March of 2020 with Zoom. It has been a great temporary solution for live worship, but it does have its limitations. We want you to know that we have made good use of our time apart and have made some really exciting changes to our A/V set-up. We are now using that equipment in the Sanctuary for enhanced Zoom worship.
Because of the Covid-19 restrictions the way we worship has evolved. Many of us hope we will be able to physically return to our church sometime soon; and we will open as soon as it is safe to do so. When we do return to in-person worship the media team will continue broadcasting (and recording) the worship service from the sanctuary for those who cannot attend in person.
We are so grateful to Bill Wysong and Bill Greenman who have built a fully functional live A/V media center at the back of the sanctuary where the old sound booth used to be. It’s so beautifully made!
We have new cameras which can be robotically controlled and professionally switched just like a broadcast TV show! The show will be live on the internet, but it will also be archived for video-on-demand viewing by anyone at any time in the future. Who knows how many people we will be able to reach in Jesus’ name in the future through this new platform? It is our chance to expand our horizons and truly make the world our parish.
We had a live service from the sanctuary in August. It went very well. We had a little lip sync issue, but the system works nicely. We will use this new media center a lot in the future. Not only during the Covid-19 lockdown, but after we are all back in the sanctuary, we will live stream services and record archive videos with everyone involved.
Here are some pictures of the finished project.
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This is one of the robotic cameras.
Here are some pictures during construction