Okay; this may mean I simply don’t like new things and am a fuddy-duddy, but I confess this strikes me as more of the low estate of where the church is regarding Lord’s Day observance and not calculated to place one well on the moral high ground in dealing with individual practices on the Christian Sabbath regarding commerce, but I would like to hear what folks committed to Sabbatarianism think. This came up on a Facebook posting but FB is not well built for ease of discussion. So I thought I would bring it up here. Can a church use epay during the worship service on the Lord’s day and not be conducting commercial activity? Is it simply an electronic form of accepting funds “in the plate.” The argument is made that since banks are closed on the Lord’s day (here in the US) it is simply a collection and the commercial activity, fees, etc. do not occur until banks open on Monday. An analogy would be made to running the heat and a/c and electricity on the Lord’s day; that commerce is also deferred for that service. Epay also involves credit card, paypal and other online commerce, correct? I try to avoid having Lord’s Day ordering in my book selling as they occur real time with the service even if any bank transfers are delayed.