Digital Worship Information
While in-person worship will not be happening, Natick residents may tune in to your local access cable channel on Sunday at 10:30am for a modified worship service.
Don't forget to join us for Post Worship Fellowship and Conversation! The Zoom link is below.
Join us for Post Worship Fellowship and Conversation via Zoom Sundays, 11:30 - 12:30, following livestreaming of our worship service (10:30 a.m.).
For July 12 only:
Post Worship Fellowship
11:30AM – 12:30 PM, on Zoom following livestream worship
Join us for an informal virtual gathering where we can greet one another, and – if the spirit strikes us – talk about the day’s worship experience.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 811 4150 2832
To join by phone: dial (929)205-6099 / put in meeting ID: 81141502832#, / put in participant ID: 0# / put in passcode: 437744#
NOTE: Please be patient for the arrival of your Zoom host since he may still be transitioning from recording the service at 11:30!
Connect with other virtual worshippers and keep the spirit of worship going in an informal gathering where we can greet one another, and if the spirit strikes us; talk about the worship experience or the ideas that it contained. Click the link below; or to join by phone only call in at (929) 205-6099, then enter the following meeting ID when/if prompted: 314817921# (and don’t forget the # at the end!).
During the COVID-19 crisis, church leaders have worked conscientiously to ensure we present the best possible worship experience while following health requirements. Filming worship led from the sanctuary has been conducted with the utmost effort to ensure appropriate physical distancing. Now it’s clear that we will likely be living with pandemic restrictions for the foreseeable future. In consideration of the safety of our worship leaders and to more clearly demonstrate that everyone should avoid going out into public unless absolutely necessary our worship leaders will now be leading worship from their homes.
Livestreamed and local access cable broadcasting of worship at the usual Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship time will continue as usual. However, beginning with today’s service, you’ll notice some changes to how worship is presented because we’ll be using a videoconferencing tool to “gather” worship leaders for live filming together.
This method of worship presentation isn’t perfect. You may notice some delay in the shifting of video between worship leaders. There may also be times when the video and audio are somewhat out of sync. While we become more accustomed with this new method, there will likely be some trial and error until we find what works best. And there are some limitations, too, such as not being able to broadcast audio from more than one worship participant at a time. This will mean that while music is played you will not be hearing the voices of additional worship leaders. And, of course, we will not have the benefit of hearing glorious organ music.
There are some enhancements that will come from this shift, however. Not the least of which is that we will be able to have different and additional worship leaders for our services. We expect that we’ll get even more creative with this new method as time goes on. In the meantime, we’ll be listening for your feedback about what is and isn’t working well for you.
Worship is at the very center of our life together as a congregation, as well as being at the heart of our call to proclaim and embody the good news of Jesus in the world. Church leaders remain committed to ensuring that we can do that well. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding as we seek to do what is best for our worship leaders and right for our community while remaining a church that gives high priority to worship together as the Body of Christ.
June 28, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:
Scripture: James 2:1-17 & Luke 14:1, 7-14
The Reverend Jonathan New - Reflection: “Working From God’s Guest List”
June 21, Third Sunday after Pentecost:
Scripture: Matthew 10:27-39
The Reverend Jonathan New - Reflection: “Building ‘Some Day’ Today”
June 14, Second Sunday after Pentecost:
Scripture: Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 32-49
The Reverend Jonathan New - Reflection: “Facing Fear – The Spirit & Five Smooth Stones”
June 7, Trinity Sunday:
Scripture: Genesis 1:1-2:4a
The Reverend Jonathan New - Reflection: “God’s Change & God’s Constancy"
May 31, Pentecost Sunday:
Scripture: Acts 2:1-21
The Reverend Jonathan New -- Reflection: “Harnessing Spirit Power"
May 24, Seventh Sunday of Easter:
Scripture: Psalm 104
The Reverend Jonathan New -- Reflection: “Nature and the Nature of God"
May 17, Mother's Day, Sixth Sunday of Easter:
The Reverend Jonathan New -- Reflection: “Knowing (and Making Known) the Unknown God"
May 10, Mother's Day, Fifth Sunday of Easter:
Scripture: I Peter 2:2-10
The Reverend Jonathan New -- Reflection: "A Gathering of Living Stones"
May 3, Fourth Sunday of Easter:
The Reverend Jonathan New -- Reflection: "Better Together"
April 26, Third Sunday of Easter:
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35
The Reverend Jonathan New -- Reflection: "Welcoming Strangers, Welcoming God"
April 19, Second Sunday of Easter:
The Reverend Jonathan New -- Reflection: "Thomas’ Twin"
April 12, Easter Sunday:
Scripture: John 20:1-18
The Reverend Jonathan New -- Reflection: "Resurrection Perception"
Easter Offering: Please click to donate to the special Easter Offering which will support: One Great Hour of Sharing and RIP Medical Debt SNEUCC
April 5, Palm Sunday:
Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:1-17
The Rev. Dr. Jonathan New - "Holy Intrusion"