Easter this year. A different church experience for me during this pandemic. Thankfully the gospel message of hope and redemption has not changed.
Instead of playing at a worship service live, I recorded all of the parts from our worship team. I mixed a dozen vocalists and a full band of musicians. All from the confines of my motorcoach. I have never held remote recording sessions before. I have never mixed live services over the Internet before. And I have never played in a worship setting with just a computer before me.
This is a video I made of one of the songs. It is not the video we will be using later this morning for the livestream of our church service. This video was just a moment I tracked while working on the project in our motorcoach. It starts with a shot of our coach and yes, it was snowing, and then shows me recording the guitar part as well as some cut shots from the software that I used to track all of the numerous parts from the other band members.
Social distancing has impacted our lives in so many ways.
Yet the message of Easter is this: Christ defeated the powers of sin and death for all who believe.