Bayside is a paperless community with our bulletin and other paper needed documents. Upon entering the sanctuary you will see a QR code and can use any of your devices that has a camera to scan and receive the digital bulletin. You’ll gain access to songs, scripture recitations, announcements, sermon points, etc. You can also acquire it right here on this tab of Bayside’s website front page. If you don’t have a device, we have a tablet for you to borrow, just ask.
We believe worship is not about consumption but participation, as this way of engaging worship will evoke attention and involvement. If being honest with ourselves, many times during service we get distracted over frivolous things outside the church or unneeded matters within the church; daydreaming is the temptation for most Christians sitting in the pew. This new approach has the intention to push you towards paying attention to the liturgy by following along each worship segment and keep you from dosing off. This digital format is threefold. It’s environmentally friendly, as we will be cutting back on buying paper, thus playing a small role in reducing the carbon footprint on God’s good creation. It’s financially wiser, as we will be saving money for the church, thus having more income to spend on ministry needs. And it is esthetically doxological with our dove stain glass window now in view for prompting beautiful praise.
We are aware technology itself can be a distraction and an idol in our “quick fix” and pragmatic world but we also believe that technology can be both a vice and a tool for our world. The digital bulletin is a tool to incarnate our worship as a local body of Christ. Our goal is not to maximize our church experience or to be cool tech savvy Christians but to be diligently wise with the gifts God has given to draw us closer to him.