- Devon Kauflin led us in singing.
- Mark Mitchell welcomed guests and shared some pastoral priorities (aka announcements).
- Josh Harris led 27 families in dedicating their children.
- Josh preached a message entitled Wisdom Starts Here from Proverbs 1:7.
We had George Clark of Clark ProMedia around all of this last week to replace our MediaMatrix system processor with Biamp Audiaflex processors. Everyone on the sound team was excited about the improvements, and Grant Layman referred to this last Sunday's mix as "the best I've heard in years." Thanks, Julie, for making the most of the new system.
Even though the sound crew was all happy, I did get some complaints that it was too loud. Did you notice a difference in the sound this weekend? If so, was it better or worse? Leave your comments here.
Lighting went very smoothly once again. During setup, though, I was reminded how important it is to for the lighting operator to be on stage while choosing lights for different locations. If you attempt to choose lights based on channel number and current location, you will likely not choose the most effective light, so stand up on stage and pick your instruments from there.
The video team did an excellent job this last Sunday, especially with the task of finding happy people during the child dedications. When on stage, members (and occasionally pastors) don't realize how they look on screen. They may be paying attention but look like they are staring off into space. They may be scowling unintentially or chewing gum. Each of these pictures can distract from what is being said on stage.
We challenged the camera operators this week to try to not only get shots of people on stage, but to find the happy, attentive families to highlight. They did a great job, and we'll be attempting to make this the practice from here on out.
That's all I have for this weekend. Leave your thoughts, too, and have a great week.