Screen projections

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Which of these does your church use projections for? Check all that apply.

  1. All musical lyrics—although we do have hymnals

    12 vote(s)
    48.0%
  2. All musical lyrics—and we do not have hymnals

    7 vote(s)
    28.0%
  3. Of musical lyrics, only for songs not in the hymnals

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  4. Scripture texts

    16 vote(s)
    64.0%
  5. Any scripture quoted or referenced

    9 vote(s)
    36.0%
  6. Responsive readings

    7 vote(s)
    28.0%
  7. Major announcements

    20 vote(s)
    80.0%
  8. Names of new members

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  9. Names and photos of new members

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  10. We do not use projections for anything

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
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  1. Alcott

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    There is a thread in this section going about this topic, but it is without a poll. Which of these does your church use projections for? Check all that apply.
     
  2. SBCPreacher

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    We use our projector in the PM service. I have to use a portable screen and it is in front of the choir loft.
     
  3. FriendofSpurgeon

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    We have two large multi-media screens that are high above the choir. See below from a concert.


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  4. Alcott

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    That's very much like our setup, except the screens are further apart and our ceiling isn't so V-shaped, though it looks that way from the outside.
     
  5. Jim1999

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    Do you sell popcorn and crackerjacks to boot?

    Cheers,

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    I answer this poll as I am sitting on the sanctuary projection computer scanning pictures for a funeral tomorrow night. :D

    We use it for all of the things in the service - songs (with backgrounds), special music (usually just a background but if there's a verse that is appropriate, I'll put that in too), for all announcements and sometimes for the sermon notes when it's a more complicated sermon note thing (like if there are diagrams Pastor wants to show).

    For the funeral service, I'll have 2 songs, a "in memory of..." with a nice picture behind it and then also a slide show showing the deceased's life. It's very nice.
     
  7. Alcott

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    It's probably already happened somewhere that the deceased preached his own funeral.
     
  8. Jim1999

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    Good one, Alcott...I wonder how he or she gets paid for preaching the funeral?

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  9. Alcott

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    I just looked it up, and one site offers a To Preach Your Own Funeral cassette tape from 1979. So maybe the idea is not so novel; just the video part of it.
     
  10. FriendofSpurgeon

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    Cute.

    The picture above was taken during a concert one Saturday evening. During worship services, the screens are normally filled with either worship songs or Scripture readings. Our call to worship each Sunday morning is usually a responsive reading of one of the Psalms, so the screens work very well.
     
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    Not for me. I can't read them, but that is my problem. I can. however, read a hymnal and my Bible for scripture readings.

    Thankfully the offering plate is brass with green felt inside. I can feel my way around it.

    At least the local pictures don't pass a collection plate,,,,,,,,,,,yet!

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Our set up is very much like FriendOfSpurgeon's - our baptistery is in the middle and the stained glass is rectangular above that - otherwise, pretty close.

    We also have a screen that comes down over the baptistery for the words. Two on the sides have pix of what's going on - like the preacher.

    In chapels, we only use the ones on the sides.

    I have a hard time reading the words from the balcony or sides - even with my glasses on I frequently still have to squint. color combinations are really important for something like this. Words need to be crisp.
     
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    Age, sis???
     
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    We have a single screen. Being a non-denominational church plant we didn't have any traditions to follow and the freedom to start a few of our own. Anytime there is a Bible passage projected we all read it aloud in unison. Everybody, young and old alike. :thumbs:

    Poor Bitsy! Do you need to get some binoculars? How about some opera glasses? We actually tested a series of slides with the congregation. We ran permutations of colors and fonts to find what worked best in the auditorium. We ended up with a plain black background and Times New Roman font in white. For our room it works best. There are so many variable starting with the screen, projector, ambient light, etc.
     
  15. Magnetic Poles

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    I hear Bitsy also has a rolling pin. You guys are walking on thin ice. :eek:
     
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    You mock everyone don't you.
     
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    That's what takes me so long sometimes. I'll find a great background for a song but then I can't make the words clear enough to see in a bright sanctuary so I have to find another song. I always make sure the words are large and easy to read.
     
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    Humpf! I am old enough to remember when those wire-rimmed glasses that you are wearing (or it appears so in your avatar) were sin!:smilewinkgrin:
     
  19. FriendofSpurgeon

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    We do something similar -- show close ups of the pastor & the person being baptized. Otherwise (especially if you are in the back or balcony), you can't see a thing.

    For communion, we also use the screens. Various Scriptures are run on the screens while the elements are being distributed.
     
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    I ain't a-feared!
     

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