Online Church 24th May 2020

Join the people of Seale, The Sands, Puttenham and Wanborough for our online “Matins/Morning Prayer” church service, at 10.30am Sunday 24th May 2020. 

Our sincere apologies for the multiple technical problems last week. This was caused by Zoom themselves rather than anything we or you did.   Many church churches were affected in the same way last Sunday (see Independent Newspaper article). 

There are a few things you could help us with.  

  • Logon in good time for the start of the service (we open the call from 10am) 
  • Check that you are using the latest version of Zoom (from 30th May Zoom will require you to update to the latest version). See https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Upgrade-update-to-the-latest-version 
  • Mute yourself when you are not talking.  (Note that Zoom security changes mean that the host now can’t unmute you (for example at the end of the service) and you need to unmute yourself if you want to be heard. 

We are going to hold a practice Zoom call if anyone wants to check their connection. This will be today (Saturday 23rd May 2020) between 5p and 6pm – feel free to test your connection anytime between those times.  

To access the Church Online Zoom video call use the following link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9405536898 . (You can join in even if you don’t have a camera your PC/Mac/phone/tablet – if you just want to listen to the service) You may need to enter a password for this Zoom meeting – this is  759088.

1. Service Details 

The readings for Sunday are Acts 1 v6-14  and  John17 v1-11 

The Order of Service – can be accessed here [LINK TO ORDER OF SERVICE] .  

2. Family Activities 

Spring Harvest Home: Half-Term Special – “A special edition of Spring Harvest Home for half-term starting on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May! You can look forward to an episode of Virtual Sunday School on Monday at 9:30am, two brand new editions of Big Start Extra on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30am, a ‘Thought for the Day’ from Bob Hartman Tuesday to Friday at 10:15am, Bible Buds for toddlers on Thursday at 9am, Doug Horley on Friday at 11am and much more. Spring Harvest have lots of new and exciting content planned and all still for free, so we do hope you can join them for some family fun. See https://springharvest.org/spring-harvest-home-half-term-special/

  

3. Zoom Set-Up 

You can try the link at any time
 (and it’s worth doing so before Sunday so that you can check it works).   

If you haven’t already got Zoom – click the above link and you will be prompted to click the “download & run Zoom”  link – which will set-up Zoom on your system.

When you have Zoom installed using the same the link will prompt “Do you want this page to open “zoom.us”  and when you click “Allow “ it will open a new window.  

 4. Joining using a Telephone 

You can also join the online church service tomorrow simply using an ordinary telephone call.   (i.e. No need for PC/tablet/smartphone). 

Phone any of the following numbers at 10.30am Sunday.

+44 203 481 5237 
+44 203 481 5240 
+44 208 080 6591 
+44 208 080 6592 

 


You then hear a recorded message asking for your Meeting Id 
Enter the following using the phone’s key pad                      940 553 6898 #
 
You then hear a recorded message asking  for your participant Id  
Enter the following using the phone’s key pad                      #

You will then be able to listen to the Church Service. 

Stephen, Phil, Chris, Marcus, Helen.
The Ministry team
Parish of Seale Puttenham and Wanborough 

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