Been missing for a while as I have had one of those really busy spells both at work and away from work so not managed to do much blogging - hope to get back in the swing now!
Had an interesting service yesterday as I was preaching at my own church where we have been thinking about buying a projector for use in services. I bought myself one a few weeks back so decided I would try it out yesterday for the hymns and the readings - only one church in our circuit does this - and I was pleasantly surprised by the result. We had all the hymns and the readings on a powerpoint presentation and my daughter operated the projector for me as I was playing keyboard as well as taking the service. I was ably assisted by the worship leaders and a guitarist and bass guitarist and the worship was very good. I had been told by someone from the other church in our circuit that they felt the singing was better with the projector because the congregation were looking up rather than looking down at their hymn books. I did think this was the case yesterday morning.
I asked people as they left how they had found the projector and the response were quite favourable so it may move us towards actually buying the equipment for use in the church.
I suspect the only difficulty with using this type of equipment will be persuading preachers to provide their hymns early enough in the week for them to be put onto the computer - really needs to be no later than Thursday evening and I know that sometimes when I am wearing my other hat as an organist I don't get hymns until Saturday morning.