The speaker system does more than just amplify the sermon for people sitting in church. Need to work in the kitchen while there is something going on in the sanctuary? Wear the earbuds. Want to be with your child in the nursery, but want to hear the sermon? Wear the earbuds. Want to work in RE, but keep track of what is happening in the service? Wear the earbuds. The only glitch is that we all need to put our cell phones in airplane mode to reduce interference. Our system is wonderful and we can thank the technology committee for their hard work in providing us with such a valuable tool.