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State of the Synod Video Event

Saturday, October 3, 10:30 AM

State of the Synod Video Event 

The 2020 Synod Assembly has been postponed. Nonetheless, the bishop and synod staff are planning to offer some virtual time for MCS members and congregations to reflect and celebrate.

On October 3 at 10:30 AM, we will be premiering a video event on the MCS Facebook and YouTube pages. You may watch the video, commenting and participating with others as it is premiered, or you may watch it after the event at a time that is convenient for you.  

The video itself will highlight stories from MCS congregations, songs submitted from various ends of the synod, and brief reports from the bishop and synod staff. Think of it as an audio and visual online celebration of God’s Spirit at work in and through our communities and at the synodical level. The video will be accompanied by a full written report from the bishop.

Though at first a Zoom event seemed like a good option, we learned that in the current moment, one more commitment seemed for many of our leaders like one-too-many commitments on top of an already busy schedule.  

We hope to see you on October 3!

Please see the text below for a couple of ways you and your congregation may participate in the creation od this event. 


 

Send Us Songs

As we prepare for the State of the Synod synodwide video event, to be released online on October 3,  we are collecting videos of songs and hymns of praise and thanksgiving that we might incorporate into the event. 

Here's where you come in: Please share your favorite praise and thanksgiving songs, recorded for worship during this season of COVID.

We will incorporate what we are able to into this event, and we will share others on social media as, together, we celebrate God's work in this synod.

Please do not let technical quality, or perfect pitch, or seriousness be a hindrance to your submission! Whether you use a flip phone or studio cameras, an acapella app, or a cassette deck to record, whether your song is silly or stunningly transcendent, we want to hear from you! Send your song.

How do I submit our church's song?
Please save your video file in one of the following formats: 

DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple Animation Codec, Motion JPEG/A, iFrame, .MP4 or .MOV. If you are not sure how to tell what file extension you are using, send your video anyway. We want your song. 

Please save your file name as:
church name _ song name _ name of the person submitting.___

for example: sainterasmusthefollymaker_holyholyholy_pastorritacoleman.MOV

If you are not sure how to do this, send your video anyway. We want your song. 

You may share your video via Google Drive or Gmail to: mcselcadotorg@gmail.com
or via DropBox to: kseverson@mcselca.org

Submit your songs by September 20, 2020. The sooner, the better.



Send a "Thanks be to God" Video. 


As we prepare for the State of the Synod synodwide video event, to be released online on October 3,  we are collecting 1-3 second videos of individuals and communities saying "Thanks be to God!" 

We will incorporate as many of these video clips as we are able to into this event. 

As stated above, please do not let technical quality or seriousness be a hindrance to your submission! Whether you use a flip phone or studio cameras, an app, or a cassette deck to record, we intend to include you and your community. 

How do I submit a Thanks be to God Video? 
Please save your video file in one of the following formats: 

DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple Animation Codec, Motion JPEG/A, iFrame, .MP4 or .MOV. If you are not sure how to tell what file extension you are using, send your video anyway. We want your clip!

Please save your file name as:
yourname_thanksbetogod

for example: geniferreeves_thanksbetogod.MOV

If you are not sure how to do this, send your video anyway. We want your clip. 

You may share your video via Google Drive or Gmail to: mcselcadotorg@gmail.com
or via DropBox to: kseverson@mcselca.org

Submit your songs by September 20, 2020. The sooner, the better!

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