I’m hoping this Holy Week will feed each of you spiritually and you will be deeply touched by the worship experiences you are helping to create. But man-oh-man as a screen designer, Holy Week is a rollercoaster! In one week there are at least four major worship services. The songs you are designing screens for will run the spectrum of human emotions: celebrating palm processions, the passion of Christ, communion with Christ, betrayal, loneliness, sadness, mourning, surprise, disbelief, miracle, a love beyond all that is and was ever imagined. Awesome week – terrible week – glorious holy week. On top of the wide breath to be covered there is also the negotiations to get the music titles from the Pastor and/or Music Director – thankfully we all work well under pressure!
I do hope you will take time to pray before you start designing. And after praying, you will take a deep breath and remember God called you to design the screens for your church. Designing for concepts of a risen Christ are definitely a glorious challenge – how do you express that visually? Just take each song/hymn and each worship service one at a time. Taking that moment to pray and focusing on what the worship service is trying to communicate will help you create a meaningful worship experience. May you have a blessed week ~ and may you enjoy the ride.