5.11.2010

Iphone 4.0 Beta 3 Installation

Alrighty, so I updated to the Beta 3 of iphone firmware 4.0 today. Seems to be much more stable than the Beta 1 and 2 build. After so many negative reports of the second beta, I decided to skip beta 2. All details are for installing on a mac- as this can't be installed on a pc, unless you are running something like vmware.

Here's the big deal:

When I went to create a backup of my phone before the install, it said my iphone refused the backup. After some handy googling, I discovered I was not alone.

The fix:

You must install the latest iphonesystemcomponents.pkg file. It was a bit tricky to track down, but I found it here. Just close iTunes and run the installer package. Viola, you can back up your phone. Then download the latest firmware (employ googling) iPhone2,1_4.0_8A260b_Restore.ipsw.

After restoring from the backup, I didn't get the error I received on the first beta.

I was tempted after the first quirky beta to restore back to 3.1.3, but decided to stick it out- basically because I got married to a few features that I wasn't willing to give up. Those features are:

  1. unified inbox and threaded messages

  2. multiple exchange accounts

  3. folders

5.09.2010

Sunday Setlists 5-9-10

This morning began our new series: You Were Born for this. This series is designed to focus, in three parts, on the core mission and vision of Van Dyke Church: Worship. Grow. Serve.  This first week was Worship!



VanDye.org on worship:

There are two aspects of what we mean when we talk about Worship.

The first is the weekly gathering of the church to join our voices together in affirming God’s goodness, faithfulness, love and power; to bear witness to God’s wonderful work of salvation; to hear His word proclaimed; and to offer our prayers, presence, gifts and service. This gathered experience of worship is of utmost importance to the health of our spiritual lives and we should each be committed to this weekly gathering of the church in Worship.


The second aspect of worship involves the daily rhythm of our lives and how we acknowledge God in the midst of our moments and days.  This involves the habit of daily prayer, meditation of Scripture, and acts of love.  Another foundation to daily worship is cultivating a heart of gratitude.  James 1:17 says,"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights...." Make it a practice to recognize the good things that come your way and pause to give God thanks and praise for those things.

Set List:

5.02.2010

Sunday Setlists 5-2-10

This morning was a special moment in the history of Van Dyke Church's North Campus. Senior Pastor, Matthew Hartsfield, came and preached live for our congregation this morning. This was special for numerous reasons... (I am now going to digress into some multi-site church thoughts... you've been warned...)

  • For the many people who have no prior connection for Van Dyke Church's Lakeshore Campus- this enabled them to put a real face and person with the image they watch each week via live broadcast.

  • It puts the question in the mind of those at the Lakeshore campus of, "where is our pastor?" They subsequently discover he was at "that other campus." It revitalizes parishioner's awareness and connectedness to their new multi-site location.

  • Though Pastor Matthew was there live, Pastor Andy was still present and engaged in his present role- this shows a united front and a firm investment in the multi-site venture.


Pastor Matthew preached a great sermon, casting vision for and throwing courage on the North Campus.

Set List: