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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.