What Bible verse was it where Jesus said to “Love the trolls?” Plus, reflections on the collect for proper 12, allegedly one of the most frequently memorized prayers (call us skeptical). Also: buy a lying down desk for Holli!
This week’s collect:
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Your friends at the Acts 8 Movement are glad to offer the Episcopal Church a video for congregations to promote their church as kids start heading back to school. The video above is our gift to you. You may post it as is, or you can download a high resolution video to upload to your congregation’s Facebook page.
Nurya Love Parish provided the initial script. Holli Powell recorded the English language audio. Eliza Pankey provided The Episcopal Church Welcomes You. Sandra Montes translated the video into Spanish and provided the voiceover for that version of the video, with her goddaughter Jaidani Ortiz closing out the voiceover. David Simmons created the original score and Frank Logue edited the video. This means the collaboration involved Episcopalians in Michigan, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, California, Wisconsin, and Georgia, working together on the two versions of this 1-minute video.
Customizing this Video Those with video editing skill may customize the video. You could add your church name, the URL of the church website, or the logo to the video itself. You may even add a photo from your congregation with some information during “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You.” But we have discovered that lengthening the video to add service times or additional information leads to viewers tuning out en masse. We recommend putting the real content of the ad in the Facebook post text rather than in the video itself.
Download the Files The files you need are linked below. Simply Right Click the links to save the files, then upload to your congregation’s Facebook page as a video. Add a brief invite and service times and you are done. Or just embed or link the YouTube video above or any of these videos at our Acts8 YouTube Channel.
Advertise on Facebook
We encourage you to use this video as if it were your own in sharing the Good News. The following tutorial is provided to walk you through the process of downloading the video from this post, uploading it to Facebook, and creating a Facebook ad. Although it uses the Easter video, the process is the same.
Facebook automatically plays videos uploaded to the site which is why we recommend this option. If the downloading and uploading process is a challenge, feel free to simply post a link to the video on YouTube in your invitation.
There is no charge for using this video, it is simply our gift to you.
The Acts 8 Movement
A Note About Permissions
You may use this video without concern for copyright infringement or incurring any fees for this usage. We created this video using original video recorded for this project together with clips purchased from videoblock.com and are using them within that licensing agreement. Everyone participating donated their time and work product to the project, and the parents of the two children whose voices are in the video approve of their taking part in the project.
This coming Sunday is July 3…but avoid the temptation to use the Independence Day propers!
This week’s collect:
O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Live from the eFormation 2016 conference at Virginia Theological Seminary – four podcasters reflect on some creative high points and how they came to be. Featuring Casey Fitzgerald of Story Divine, Mihee Kim-Kort of This Everyday Holy, Joe McGarry of Two Bald Pastors, and Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale of The Collect Call.
A digitally remastered picture disk edition of our fourth show! We didn’t know what we were doing when we started, so the audio was terrible…now, with our acquired skills, experience the early episodes of The Collect Call like never before.
This Week’s Prayer
O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people; Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Earlier today, Nurya Love Parish and Frank Logue tried out a new technology in public, and Episcopalians around the country joined in. Blab.im is still in beta, but early indications are that this live videostream technology is both simple and enjoyable. There are many ways the church can make use of this new social platform.
Today, we used it to discuss the Acts 8 Movement’s video evangelism project. The conversation included call-in guests who shared their experience with the video and gave ideas for future projects.
Watch the video:
Or, if you prefer just the audio, grab it here (and ignore that huge face which I can’t figure out how to change!):
Thanks to the Rev. Alex Montes-Vela and the congregation of St. Mary Magdalene in Manor, Texas, we can now offer a Spanish language Christmas ad which congregations may use at no charge. We offer an .mp4 and a .wmv file so any congregation can download the full video and add their service times to use in promoting their worship this Christmas. Those files are online for you to use, and are linked below. Simply Right Click the links to save the files.
Your friends at the Acts 8 Movement are glad to offer the Episcopal Church a customizable video for congregations to promote their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship. The video above is our gift to you. You may post it as is, or with some basic video editing skills, you can download a high resolution video for your use.
Those files are online for you to use, and are linked below. Simply Right Click the links to save the files.
Short tutorial on sharing and boosting a Facebook post
There is no charge for using this video, it is simply our gift to you in the busyness of the season.
Have a Blessed Advent and a most joyous Christmas,
The Acts 8 Movement
A Note About Permissions
We created this video mostly from video clips purchased from videoblock.com with background audio purchased from audioblocks.com and this use is royalty free within those agreements. We selected art work in the public domain. The video of Episcopalians singing is from the Diocese of Georgia’s float in the MLK Parade in Savannah. Persons on the float were notified they were filmed for video use. The father and son prominent in the video are an Episcopal priest and his son and they have seen and approve of this usage. The voices in this ad are persons from the Acts 8 Movement and permission is given hereby to use this video in promoting your congregation’s Christmas services. You may add your church name and service times without concern for copyright infringement or incurring any fees for this usage.
It started out as a dare, then turned into a thing. In an interview we did with Aaron Devries on our 100th episode, Aaron invited us to record a song for the 2015 Badgerland Christmas album. We put the idea out to our listeners, and…we made a thing! Introducing Personent Hodie, by The Collect Call Podcast Internet Choir.
Thanks to Marlayna Maynard, Kyle Oliver, Derek Olsen, Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale, Holli Powell, Frank Smith, and Sam Vaught for making this happen. Listen in your podcast feed, or click the link below to hear it on Soundcloud.