Weekly Missive | April 16, 2021
Online Worship: Best Practices
Pre-Presbytery Workshops on Friday, April 23
Valley Green Valley 11:00 (Moderate Level): Valley’s worship is a combination of in-person and online, using one of the least financially expensive means. The Rev. Craig Lindsey will introduce this session, that will include a 30-minute, pre-recorded video of how they do what they do, followed by a time for questions and answers.

Meeting ID: 294 281 2414    Passcode: Heaven
 
Community Pinetop 12:30 (Beginner Level): “Church Online” is an online worship tool that is easy to use for those who are not tech savy. Church Online offers interaction with participants through "moments," ability to post the bulletin, having hosts to pray privately with persons, and can be either live or simulated live (YouTube video). For beginners through advanced level.

Meeting ID: 998 9614 0532  Passcode: 065556
 
Trinity Tucson 2:00 (Advanced Level): Join Sheila Croteau of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona as she takes you through their live stream journey which began in 2017 with a video encoder and camcorder to the advanced level of live streaming they do today. Utilizing a Blackmagic Television Studio switcher, PTZ Optics camera, BoxCast video encoder and Easy Worship software on a computer, Trinity has been able to provide meaningful, engaging worship for their members and friends. See them in action on a Sunday morning. Documents highlighting their process from beginning to end will be available for download. Dr. Mack Sigmon, whose vision began this process will provide an introduction.
 
Meeting ID: 856 9646 4661
 
Immanuel Tucson 3:30 (Moderate Level): An example of an alloy is zinc and copper melted together to create brass, a metal totally different and unique from both zinc or copper. Immanuel's pre-recorded online worship is an "alloy worship" service, meaning it brings together two expressions of worship, traditional and alternative, creating not a blended experience but something entirely different. The combination of the online context, multiple generations of contributors, and varied worship styles makes for a uniquely Reformed worship concoction that is also Reforming.

Meeting ID: 881 5477 0706  Passcode: 398004
Call to the Integrated Stated Meeting of the
Presbyteries of Grand Canyon and de Cristo Via Zoom
Worship Hosted by Trinity Presbyterian Church, Prescott, AZ and Presbytery Staff
Saturday, April 24, 2021
TO:      Clerks of Session, Minister Members, Elder Commissioners and Other Presbyters
FROM:  Bob Schulz, Stated Clerk/Associate
DATE:   April 10, 2021

The Presbyteries of Grand Canyon and de Cristo are hereby called to meet for the Stated Integrated April Meeting on Saturday, April 24, 2021 via Zoom with the Call to order scheduled for 9:00 a.m. There will be an opportunity for Zoom training particular to the Presbytery meeting beginning at 8:50 a.m. This meeting will occur via Zoom because of continued health concerns for social gathering due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
To be able to attend the Zoom meeting each commissioner (Ruling Elders, Teaching Elders, and Commissioned Ruling Elders) we ask the Clerk of Session to identify commissioners to attend the meeting so that we can send the zoom link directly to them. Guests may find the zoom link through their pastor or Clerk of Session.
The presbytery staff is helped if we know by name, church and email who the Ruling Elder Commissioners will be. We also need confirmation of Teaching Elders and Commissioned Ruling Elders planning to attend the meeting to assist with the logistics for Zoom meetings.
 
Highlights for this Meeting are the following:
  • Bruce Reyes-Chow will present a workshop on exploring the new normal for worship
  • Worship/workshop by Kellie ‘Walker Hart with focus on strengthening online worship
  • Voting on revisions to Bylaws and Manual of Operations
  • Examination for ordination for Ben Crelin, a Grand Canyon Ordination Candidate, via zoom from England
  • Montlure Report on reopening the camp
  • Update on the de Cristo Presbyterian Campus Ministry
  • Status of the SWERV program in de Cristo and possible extension to New Mexico
 
The complete packet will be posted for downloading on Friday, April 16 on the Presbytery websites www.pbygrandcanyon.org and www.presbyterydecristo.org. Commissioners are responsible for printing their own materials.
 
The Imbalance Reports (number of Ruling Elders representing congregations) for each Presbytery for the remainder of 2021 are attached to this Call and will be posted to the websites.
 
For an excused absence: you will need to send a letter or email to the Stated Clerk pbyclerk@gmail.com , or you may send an e-mail to the following address at the Presbytery office: pbyoffice@gmail.com .

Questions? contact Sue Houser at pbyoffice@gmail.com or 602-468-3820
Please keep in prayers:
Rev. Ken Page, whose father passed on Wednesday night. Ken requests prayers for Phyllis, Tom Jr., Doug, Ken, and the whole family.
Loretta Blackwater as she remains on the lung transplant list.
Self-Development of People Exemplified
Supporting others on their journey is a basic element of Presbyterians’ work for peace and justice. The story of Erasmo Hernandez, a descendant of the indigenous people of Honduras, illustrates the progress that people can make, with the help of God and God’s people. 
The new house rises next to the old
Erasmos and his family