services of worship


Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.


     Other services may include:


     Funerals and Memorial Services

     Baptismal Services

     Baby Dedication Services

Greetings from Pastor Kelly

Greetings in Christ Jesus!

Some information and a question, or two.

As you know if you’ve been in church one of the last three Sunday’s, we are experimenting with videoing our service or parts of it.  This is possible because of a generous donation for purchase of video equipment.  

Our camera, a MEVO, sits rather unobtrusively at the front of the sanctuary and is operated through a smart phone or tablet.  So far, I’ve been doing the controlling from the pulpit.  I would rather not continue that long term as it is a bit distracting for me and another operator could expand the use of the camera.

I have posted the three services, one full and two scripture and sermon only, to the church Facebook page: Shelton Memorial Christian Church – DoC.   Much to my surprise, people, some of you included, are actually watching some or all of them.  Seriously, I was a bit surprised by the reach of the videos.  While we can’t determine who exactly watches, we do know if someone makes a comment or “likes” the page.  And we can see the number of minutes watched.  It is nice to know people find the postings useful.  I encourage you to take a look if for no other reason so you can provide feedback.  If you have comments on sermon content, I’m more than happy to visit about that.  I’m also interested in observations about the production quality, suggestions for improvement, etc.

Here are a few of my questions thus far. 

• Do you prefer the full service or the scripture and sermon only?  Why?

• Would you find “live streaming” useful or is a posting later Sunday or Monday OK?

• If we had to cancel church because of weather, would you watch a live stream or posting?

• Do you have suggestions for how we could further use this technology?

• How would you feel about having the ability to make your weekly contribution electronically as part of this whole process?

As we venture out with this new technology, there is much to learn and I’m guessing more than a few ways to enhance our overall worship experience.  I look forward to your observations, questions, and comments!  

See you Sunday!

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Kelly