Come On and Zoom, Zoom, Zooma, Zoom!

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!
 
So much has happened in the two weeks since our last printed newsletter. Our lives have been upended, our sports have been cancelled, we have stopped having church in person, and we can’t find toilet paper!
 
sThe Session met online on March 22nd and made the difficult decision to continue the suspension of church activities through April 5th. All members felt strongly that this was the right thing to do to safeguard the health of our church family.
 
We all are missing one another! Yet we are finding creative ways to be together while we are apart! One of the programs that we have been using here at the church is Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing program that can be run on a computer or a smart phone. It allows us to meet together, to see each other, and to talk just like we are in a room together.
 
If you have a computer or smart phone, I would encourage you to download the application and install it. This will allow you to participate in whatever online gatherings we might have including Sunday school.
 

Or you could go to the website: https://zoom.us.
 
Now I know that some of you might not have either a computer or a smart phone, but there is a way you can still participate over a regular phone.
The access number is 646-558-8656.
  • Once you call this access number, you will be prompted for a “Meeting ID followed by the # sign.” You then put in the 9 digit Meeting ID number with the #sign.
  • Each “meeting” has a different Meeting ID number.
  • You will be asked for a participant ID followed by the # sign. Just press #. We do not use this function.
  • You will be asked to say your name followed by the #sign. Once you hit the # sign you will be added to the meeting
I will be streaming the worship service on Sunday at 11 a.m. over a Zoom meeting for those who do not have computers or smart phones. All you have to do is follow the above directions and use the meeting id: 295 249 020. Once you have joined, you will be able to hear the audio from the worship service.
 
If you do have a smart phone or computer, please go to the church website to watch the service through the YouTube video link.
 
Here are the upcoming meetings and their ID numbers:
  • Men’s Breakfast Devotional on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. 131- 411- 249
  • Sunday School on Sundays at 10 a.m. 872-552-958
  • Sunday Worship Audio Feed at 11 a.m. on Sundays 295-249-020
My friends, God is with us and will get us through this difficult time. God is our rock, our shield, and our deliverer. Let us commit ourselves to reaching out to those around us through phone calls and cards, and let us pray fervently for each other, our church, our community, our nation, and our world.
 
Grace and peace to you,
 
Your friend and pastor,
Pastor Lee

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