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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Roberta Tupper
Weekly Report # 7
10/30/05
Special Music

This week i did special music for church. I wasn't really a stressful thing for me because I am used to doing that sort of thing and I did it alont at my home church. I sang a Ray Blotz song "Can He Still Feel the Nails", which basiclly asks the question if everytime we sin does Jesus still feel the pain he felt on the the cross. It was really well recieved and the Holy Spirit really moved in spite my my being sick.

This week i learned how important the spirit in which a song is sung...you see i was sick and i acually didn't sound that good, but because my heart was in the right spot and in tune with Christ, the Spirit moved through me to minister to the congregation. Sometimes it takes little reminders like this to show God's sovereignty.

How great is our God?!?

Roberta Tupper

Roberta Tupper
Weekly Report #6
10/16/05
Designing a Power Point

This week during my practicum I designed a power point. It was quite and ordeal because I had never used power point in my life. But with very little problem I manuvered through the program and was able to successfully complete the task. All i had to do was to type the words to the morning worship and then I could email them to him. I did this and they got there successfully.

From this practicum I learned how to use the power point software. This was a really exercise for me.

Roberta

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Roberta Tupper
Weekly Report # 5
10/9/05
Observing Soundman

This week I observed the sound tech. guy during the service. Personally I think that it would be pretty stressful to run sound all the time. I mean, back at my home church, my dad taught me how to run our equipment, but only for little things and for short periods of time. But to run it for a whole worship service...i couldn't do it. I would get nothing out of the worship itself because I'd be so focused on the technical aspect of everything.

It makes me wonder if the guys who normally run sound, if they get anything out of it. If they don't then maybe we should have one or two qualified people to run sound and they could rotate, so that at least some of the time they could enjoy the worship service.

During this practicum I learned all about the stresses of running sound.

Roberta Tupper

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Roberta Tupper
Weekly Report # 4
10/2/05
Invocation Prayer and Scripture Reading

This week at Westview Wesleyan during the morning worship service I was asked to read scripture and give the invocation prayer.

I joined the pastors 15 minutes before the service started and we all prayed together. Then we went on stage and began with a greeting, announcements, and then a call to worship in the form of scripture reading. Pastor mark gave me two verse to read from the NIV and when I was done with that I invited the congregation to pray with me.

One thing that I really didn't like was that during the announcements time, while i really don't think that they should be there in the first place, then they gave one announcement that lasted for 7-10 minutes. The announcements was on improvments on the church grounds. Granted, they did this at the beginning of the service, it still felt like that particular announcement didn't need to be made. Of course, I think that it is important that the congregation know what the church is spending their tithe on, but announcing it at the morning worship service hardly seemed appropriate.

The one thing that I learn most this week was that although I may pray all the time mentally or out loud to my friends, leading a congregation in prayer can be very nerve racking.

p.s. Dr. Cherry I did two things this week to make up for time in the future when I will be gone traveling with ministry teams:) approved by cherry

p.s.s/ this blog is repeated twice for each practicum i did.

Roberta Tupper
Weekly Report # 3
10/2/05
Invocation Prayer and Scripture Reading

This week at Westview Wesleyan during the morning worship service I was asked to read scripture and give the invocation prayer.

I joined the pastors 15 minutes before the service started and we all prayed together. Then we went on stage and began with a greeting, announcements, and then a call to worship in the form of scripture reading. Pastor mark gave me two verse to read from the NIV and when I was done with that I invited the congregation to pray with me.

One thing that I really didn't like was that during the announcements time, while i really don't think that they should be there in the first place, then they gave one announcement that lasted for 7-10 minutes. The announcements was on improvments on the church grounds. Granted, they did this at the beginning of the service, it still felt like that particular announcement didn't need to be made. Of course, I think that it is important that the congregation know what the church is spending their tithe on, but announcing it at the morning worship service hardly seemed appropriate.

The one thing that I learn most this week was that although I may pray all the time mentally or out loud to my friends, leading a congregation in prayer can be very nerve racking.

p.s. I did 2 practicums this week in anticipation of being gone for ministry teams - approved by Dr. Cherry

p.s.s. this blog is repeated twice for each practicum I did.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Roberta Tupper
Weekly Report #2
9/25/05
Ushering and songsheet

This week at Westview Wesleyan we had an outdoor service to attract people from the James Dean Festival. Considering it rained all day, I think we had a fairly good turnout.

This week I did two things I typed out the songsheet for the bulletin and ushered.For the songsheet, all I had to do was type the songs into and easy and accessable format to put into the bulletin since we were outside with no projection system at all.

And for ushering I followed around the Head Usher. We poured water glasses for the worship team, then handed out bulletins to the congregation. During the service I assisted with taking up the offering...fun story...on this particular week since we were outside and they were trying to execute all tasks promptly, so they had four ushers on each side and after you passed the plate down your row you were supposed to move down four rows to recieve the next plate. Only instead of taking less time it took more...to make a long story short, I ended up sending the plate down the wrong row and then the regular ushers were totally thrown off. So that was pretty fun! But over all I loved ushering because it forced me to get out in the congregation and get involved.

This week I learned two things...
1. You are only involved as you want to be, and the more you put yourself out there the more people will take the initiative to get to know you.
2. When someone give you directions, make sure you listen completly, otherwise you might mess up the regular system and throw people off...

Roberta

p.s. Dr. Cherry-I did two things this week to make up for the week I will be gone for service teams - this has been approved by you :)

p.s.s. this blog is repeated twice for each practicum I did

Roberta Tupper
Weekly Report #1
9/25/05
Ushering and songsheet

This week at Westview Wesleyan we had an outdoor service to attract people from the James Dean Festival. Considering it rained all day, I think we had a fairly good turnout. This week I did two things I typed out the songsheet for the bulletin and ushered.

For the songsheet, all I had to do was type the songs into and easy and accessable format to put into the bulletin since we were outside with no projection system at all.

And for ushering I followed around the Head Usher. We poured water glasses for the worship team, then handed out bulletins to the congregation. During the service I assisted with taking up the offering...fun story...on this particular week since we were outside and they were trying to execute all tasks promptly, so they had four ushers on each side and after you passed the plate down your row you were supposed to move down four rows to recieve the next plate. Only instead of taking less time it took more...to make a long story short, I ended up sending the plate down the wrong row and then the regular ushers were totally thrown off. So that was pretty fun! But over all I loved ushering because it forced me to get out in the congregation and get involved.

This week I learned two things...
1. You are only involved as you want to be, and the more you put yourself out there the more people will take the initiative to get to know you.
2. When someone give you directions, make sure you listen completly, otherwise you might mess up the regular system and throw people off...

Roberta

p.s. Dr. Cherry-I did two things this week to make up for the week I will be gone for service teams - this has been approved by you :)

p.s.s. this blog is repeated twice for each practicum I did

Thursday, September 22, 2005

This week I have the informational meeting with Mark Deisler (Ast. Pastor at Westview) on monday and then on tuesday I attended their staff meeting to meet the rest of the staff...

Work wise, I created a songsheet for this sundays bullitan. We are having an outdoor "Come as You Are" service to attract the James Dean crowd. It wasn't hard at all, I just had to type the words and put it in an accesible format.

That all for this week