Worship Information and Resources
Pre-recorded Music Library
A collection of hymns, choir music, and vocal & instrumental solos or small groups is available for free to use in your worship services. The library includes audio recordings, videos (with or without sheet music images), and Powerpoint files of hymn sheet music that can be shown on-screen while music is being played.
The library is online at https://1drv.ms/u/s!AiohPIYA7gS0alev9uzKZicxq9s?e=djpWns
There you’ll find a spreadsheet listing the songs available and what types of files there are, and folders of audio, video, and Powerpoint files.
If you have recordings or files that you’d like to contribute to the library, you can upload them at https://1drv.ms/u/s!AiohPIYA7gS0gSemP0uN-kN3oYJz?e=LC8Ahl
The library is a work in progress, so if you can’t find a specific song, you can check back later, or contact Scott Kindig to find out if there are more songs coming soon.
Here is an additional source for copyright-free instrumental music that can be downloaded for free, which you can use for in-person or online worship: YouTube’s “No Copyright Audio Library”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhmOF-7XMymHPT-oWHLpuQ. This library is sorted into “playlists” of different genres/themes which can help you choose music that is suitable for your worship services.
“A Sermon for Every Sunday” is a source of free sermon videos that you can use to “fill the pulpit” any time, whether your pastor needs a week off, or you don’t have a regular preacher. These are lectionary-based sermons, and there is at least one sermon for every week in all three years of the Revised Common Lectionary. Some of these also have written manuscripts available, if you prefer to read the sermon aloud instead of playing a recording.
Remote/Streaming Worship Services in the Presbytery
List updated 7/6/2020
Some of the PSV churches that live-stream use Facebook Live. You DO NOT NEED to have a Facebook account to view the live stream. When Facebook's "Join" or "Log In" pop-up appears, you can ignore it or tap the X in the upper right corner to close it.
Some churches are using Google Meet for their live streams. [Click here] for step-by-step instructions on joining a Google Meet event.
Many of the churches currently using Zoom for virtual worship are making use of Zoom’s “Waiting Room” feature to minimize the risk of “Zoom-bombing” (inappropriate content being shared by an unknown attendee). Once you connect to the Zoom Meeting, it may take a few moments for the host to recognize you are in the “waiting room.” The host will see a pop-up and can then “admit you.” If the host is sharing her/his screen with the others on the virtual worship, they will all see the pop-up, and alert the host if necessary. The use of “Waiting Room” helps guarantee an uninterrupted worship experience for everyone. Please be patient.
For those who prefer not to join the Zoom meeting because of the potential for Zoom-bombing, hosts may record the session on their own computer, and then share the converted MP4 file with others.
Also, many of the streaming and meeting platforms continue to experience some degree of technical difficulties as they try to keep up with the demand for their services, since so many churches and businesses have turned to them for remote gatherings. So if the church you want to attend remotely is unavailable on a specific Sunday, you may want to try another one.
Bainbridge & East Guilford: on Zoom, email Pastor Patty Wolff for meeting info
Cabin Hill & Stamford: on Zoom, email Pastor Deb Fleming for meeting info
Cincinnatus: on Zoom, email Pastor George Carruth for meeting info
Afton Spring Fellowship: audio-only via conferencecall.com, 515-604-9300, PIN 437984 (this is the combined worship of Afton PC and two other congregational churches)
Bovina: on YouTube [Bovina UP Church]
Delhi, The United Ministry: Prerecorded, streaming at tinyurl.com/umdwrshp
Endwell, Northminster: on Facebook @nmpcendwell
Johnson City & Binghamton John Hus: on Facebook @firstpresjc
Laurens: on Zoom, contact Pastor Jo Ann Aymar for meeting info
Oneonta First United “Red Door”: On Google Meet: meet.google.com/viu-hpxa-mjg
or join via phone: 301-857-2390 PIN: 931 769 968 #
Owego: on Zoom (Owego also streams the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship Daily Prayer's Evening Prayer Service on Wednesdays at 5:30pm and 7:00pm.)
Walton: on Facebook @UPChurchWalton
Cortland United: The Sunday Worship Service is prerecorded and available for view via Facebook on Sundays at 10:30 AM and later on YouTube [UPC Cortland], with Worship bulletin & link to stream on their website www.unitedpresbyterian.net/announcements
Cortland, Christ Community: on Zoom, contact Clerk of Session Barry Batzing for meeting info
Delhi First: on Google Meet (meet.google.com/anz-vryy-pkj or phone 443-593-4529, PIN: 833 436 836#)
Dryden: on Zoom, contact Pastor Dale Francis for meeting info
Unadilla: on Zoom, contact Pastor Lynn Shepard for meeting info
Oneonta First: on Google Meet (meet.google.com/amt-owqt-xvy or phone 318-519-1281, PIN: 805 566 699#)
Andes: on Facebook @andespresbyterian
Andes: Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Facebook broadcast @andespresbyterian of anthem and hymns that would have used in the previous Sunday's worship service
Deposit: scripture, readings, and sermon via email & mail, contact Pastor Marsha Muller to receive
Hobart: lectionary readings and sermon via email & mail, contact Pastor Karen Marshfield to receive
Marathon & Smithville Flats: scripture, readings, and sermon via email & mail, contact Pastor Doug Hatch to receive
Masonville Federated: prayers and message via email & mail, contact Pastor John Helgeson to receive
We continue to encourage all of our congregations to find creative ways to stay connected with one another spiritually, even though we need to be physically apart.