I've finally finished the multimedia presentation for tomorrow's (today's!) service. This is one of those services that everyone thinks is a day off for the minister as there is no sermon... little do folks realise that it has taken hours to prepare. We're doing a "Songs of Praise" service with all the songs we're going to sing (all 17 of them!!) suggested by church members.
To make it more interesting, however, I visited a number of folks during the week with video recorder in hand and asked them why they had picked the song they chose. The answers are varied and fascinating and I hope people learn something from hearing about how certain songs and hymns have meaning to others. The time-consuming bit is editing everything together so it all works seamlessly during worship, I hope!
It is a good range of hymns too from ancient to modern and encompassing many different styles. The favourite was a song by Mike Burn called Healing River, which has become a very popular hymn in St Andrew's over the last five years or so. Technology willing, you'll be able to join us through the podcast in due course.