The Coronavirus has changed the way we worship right now. My church has been recording services and playing them back via YouTube. However this week the state of Michigan has mandated that people stay at home which will be forcing us to try something different — broadcasting music and messages from our individual homes.
Below is a link to our service from last weekend at Park Church (where we have a 81-rank pipe organ with some Walker digital stops and a Rodgers-Moller Hybrid organ in the chapel). Sunday March 22, 2020 – 10:30 Worship Service from First Park Congregational Church
If you have never streamed a worship service before, it can be a bit intimidating. Concordia Publishing House has written a blog post and recorded a video that walks you through the process with a free tool called Open Broadcasting Software (OBS). You can read the post and watch the video on the Concordia Technology Solutions blog. It is hoped that this will be helpful to those of you trying this for the first time as we seek a solution for worship for Holy Week and Easter 2020: