In real time …
Each week you’ll be able to follow the services taken by Kenny in isolation at Holy Trinity at 11:00am on Sundays and 10:15am on Thursdays.
The liturgy for each service will be the top post on the Holy Trinity website news page, and the service itself can be viewed on the Holy Trinity Facebook page. Log in just before the service, and you’ll be able to hear an introductory organ voluntary, and exchange greetings using the Facebook comment function. During the service, as well as the liturgy and Kenny’s sermon, you’ll hear others reading remotely, and be able to sing a couple of hymns – words on the screen; organ accompaniment – and offer an on-line sign of Peace. It may not feel the same as being at church in person, but your sharing helps build community.
At a time to suit you …
After the service ends the video will be added to the news page and YouTube channel for you to watch and take part in worship whenever you are able. [For catch-up on Facebook, click on the Videos section of the left-hand navigation to bring up videos of previous services]
For those without internet access …
As you are reading this, you’ll be able to join our virtual church. However, we’re aware that some folk don’t have the facility. To reach those who have been isolated from church since lockdown began, DVDs are now available of the on-line services on the Holy Trinity YouTube channel. If you know anyone who would like a DVD posted to them free of charge, please let Sandra Young know on their behalf, once you’ve checked that they are able to play DVDs.
You needn’t read your Bible alone during this lock-down period!
The Ecumenical Study Group in Rosyth continues to meet on Skype each Monday at 7.00pm. If you would like to join in, or find out further information, please contact Alan Taylor.
Rev Eddie Sykes is leading weekly on-line Bible study discussions using the Zoom collaboration tool. Details are at this link, and there are two sessions every Thursday, at 10:30am and 7:30pm.
From today’s news about German churches recommencing services, but in a coronavirus-restricted way, it seems that singing in public is currently deemed to be dangerous for the health. Very sad for all congregations, and especially choir members.
Thankfully, there is no health restriction on exercising your lungs at home … as part of RSCM’s offering in the current situation, they are encouraging everyone to join in singing their Hymn for the Day, found at https://www.rscm.org.uk/our-resources/hftd/. This is updated daily from Monday to Saturday, usually in the early afternoon, and supplemented by a “Sunday Self-Service”. The words appear on screen as the music plays.
Alistair Warwick, one of the stalwarts of RSCM Scotland, and Director of Music at Holy Trinity, Stirling, has created a blog to aid worship during lockdown. The posts at https://enablingmusic.com/worship-resources/ include the readings of the day with a short reflection, some music (mainly from Holy Trinity Church), and a concluding prayer, and are illustrated by a new photo from lock-down taken locally.
During its enforced closure during the pandemic, King’s College Chapel is releasing a recording of a full choral service from its archive every day at 17.30 (UK) on the Webcasts page of the College website. There you can also find a regular new series entitled “A Deeper Listen”, where the Dean, Stephen Cherry, introduces and responds to a piece of music.