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Joining After-Church Coffee on a Mobile Phone or Tablet

You may be aware that we have been videoconferencing after church coffee.  If you have a smart phone and would like to join us, here are the instructions.  These take screen shots from a recent version of Android, but I guess iPhones work similarly (the picture above is an iPhone, so don’t worry if yours doesn’t look like that).

Microsoft Teams

Go into the Play Store (Android) or App Store (Apple).

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In the bar at the top type Microsoft Teams

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Click on Microsoft Teams in the list.

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Your screen should say install (mine says open because it is already installed).  Click on that.

When the time to join comes, click on the link in the Weekly Notices, or the invitation that has been emailed to you.

Zoom

Go into the Play Store as above.

type zoom

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Pick Zoom Cloud Meetings.

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Click on Install as above.

When the time to join comes, click on the link in the Weekly Notices, or the invitation that has been emailed to you.

Getting Weekly Notices

If you do not currently get the weekly notices, you can sign up here.

Photo by: Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay

 

Easter Sunday

Alleluia, Christ is Risen.  He is risen indeed, Alleluia!

Here are today’s services, with a few extras thrown in.

If you haven’t signed up for our E News, or Weekly Notices, please do so.  Includes information about what is coming in the next week and the week after.

Two items I would like to draw your attention to.  They were in last week’s service, but there has been little response, so if you are interested, please let me know.  Thanks

Would anyone like to take part in a virtual house group after Easter? Or would anyone like to run a virtual house group after Easter? Please let me know if you are interested, and if so which days/times of day you could make, and which course(s) you are interested in. More information available here: https://wordpress.com/post/badshotleaandhale.org/11218

In this time when we cannot meet we can still pray for each other. We are contemplating drawing together a list of people to pray for for each day of the month. Not because we are ill or in need, but just because we exist! However, in discussing this we came across the issue of consent, so by way of this notice we are asking whether you would like to be on this list. If so, please let Alan know. Thanks revd.alan@badshotleaandhale.org

St John’s

St George’s

St Mark’s

St John’s were in the process of collecting for lilies, before the church was shut.  Normally there would be lilies in church, and a notice saying who was being remembered.  Easter Lilies 2020.

Livvy and June have recorded another Taize chant:

There are also some other things to look at here.

There are also some videos for children of all ages here:

For Children of all ages

Picture at the top by Kris Lawrence

Good Friday – Time at the Cross

Here is the Hymn sheet: Good Friday Holy Saturday Hymns

Today’s service is apologetically focusing on the crucifixion, and contains some graphic descriptions.  A warning is given, and you can scroll past these, or you can do something else instead – perhaps watch one some of the resources either below or here: https://wordpress.com/post/badshotleaandhale.org/11123.

Today’s service is in two parts.  The second part is the video below the main service.  At the end of the main service return here to watch the video.  The two together should add up to an hour of material.

Wintershall will livestream through their Facebook page at 12 and 3pm. You do not have to be a Facebook member to see it, it is open to everyone. It includes pre-recorded clips of rehearsals from their Passion Play 2020, clips and interviews from the other cities and towns taking part in the One Good Friday 2020 project.

The Bible Society have posted this video:

Good Friday Liturgy

Here are the Good Friday Hymns: Good Friday Holy Saturday Hymns

Bonus posts:

Richard comes to Morning Prayer and Beyond Belief:

A musical meditation on the crucifixion:

Wintershall will livestream through their Facebook page at 12 and 3pm. You do not have to be a Facebook member to see it, it is open to everyone. It includes pre-recorded clips of rehearsals from their Passion Play 2020, clips and interviews from the other cities and towns taking part in the One Good Friday 2020 project.

Video from Bible Society

Starting a Course

Whilst some of us are busy working, looking after children and struggling to get by, others may be climbing the walls with too little to do.

Would anyone like to take part in a virtual house group after Easter?  Or would anyone like to run a virtual house group after Easter?

Please let me know if you are interested, and if so which days/times of day you could make, and which course(s) you are interested in.

There are numerous courses becoming available:

https://www.uspg.org.uk/resources/study/

https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/the-bible-course/?source_code=92713_t1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-04-03%20%20Newsletter%20%20Stream%20The%20Bible%20Course%20online&utm_content=2020-04-03%20%20Newsletter%20%20Stream%20The%20Bible%20Course%20online+CID_c0c7183c2527aab33bba70648aaaa9d5&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=The%20Bible%20Course

Greenbelt have recordings of many of their talks over the years: https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/talks-archive/.  We could listen to one of these and the meet virtually to discuss what we have heard.

Some of these courses are free: https://ntwrightonline.org/courses/.

 

I may add further courses as they become available!

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

 

Holy Week

During Holy Week this year you might like to watch one of these.  The first link starts a new tab in your browser in full screen, the pictures play as they are.

In addition we will be posting services at 6:00pm Mon-Thur evenings.

Mon-Wed they will be Compline, with a meditation and silence.

Thursday it will be similar to a Sunday post.

We will also post at 9:00 and 12:00 on Good Friday and 6:00 on Holy Saturday and 9:00 on Easter Day.

Jesus of Nazareth

This is six hours long, but with YouTube you can remember where you stopped and then go forwards to that point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=50IiF1rTTGQ

BBC’s The Passion

First broadcast a few years ago, it is in two parts, both around one hour 15 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=zIPib0mGN4E

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=zxGp7e5LgXU

Here are someone else’s ideas for Holy Week: https://www.pickingapplesofgold.com/holy-week-reflections-resource

Also, you might like to do something creative; I would like to put up a collection of other material from yourselves. I have already received a poem and some photos of nature. If you would like to write something, make something, photograph or video something you have made and send it to me please do. Instructions on how to get it to me can be found here: https://badshotleaandhale.org/2020/03/29/future-services/

Launde Abbey are offering a free online Holy Week Retreat.  Details here: https://laundeabbey.org.uk/laundeathome/holy-week-2020/

Graham Everness from St Paul’s, Dorking, has put together the following material for Holy Week: Mark These Words 1-8.

There is also a challenge for Holy Week below; a simple framework which should take you just seven minutes in each of these seven days. It comes from the Diocese of Guildford’s Lent course and you can find details of the Gospel readings and the challenges for each day. Click here.

  • Light a candle and, next to it, place the object suggested as a symbol of your own journey to the cross. Many of us continue to light a candle in our windows at 7pm. You might do it at the same time – or 7am if that suits you better!
  • Read the relevant text from Matthew’s Gospel.
  • Be still. In Psalm 4, the psalmist prayed ‘stand in awe and sin not: commune with your own heart within your chamber and be still’.
  • Be challenged. There is a little practical challenge each day.

Wintershall will be livestreaming through their Facebook page at 12 and 3pm on Good Friday. You do not have to be a Facebook member to see it, it is open to everyone. It includes pre-recorded clips of rehearsals from their Passion Play 2020, clips and interviews from the other cities and towns taking part in the One Good Friday 2020 project.

How to use Teams Video Conferencing

When you are joining a “Teams” meeting you will get an email with a link to the meeting looking something like this:

Teams Email

You should click on the link to the Teams Meeting and then the screen at the top of the page will appear in your browser.

You have a choice as to which of the three options you should take; unless you have a badshotleaandhale.org email address the bottom one is ruled out.  You can then continue to use your browser (the top option, and easiest) or download the Windows application.  This will take a little longer, but will then perform better (they say).

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Once you have done this, you will be prompted to type your name and “Join as a Guest”, which you click on, and then to “Join Now” – click on that button.  You may be prompted to allow your microphone and video to transmit.

At the end of the meeting, hover your mouse over the picture and click the red telephone to leave.

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If you are using a phone then you need to download the Microsoft Teams App from the appropriate store.  This will work similarly, but slightly differently!

Using Zoom

We will be using Zoom for some meetings over the coming weeks, and whilst you don’t have to do much to use it there are somethings that you have to do, so here are the instructions.

Windows Computers

  1. You will receive an email with a link to the meeting, which you should click on.  It will look like this:
    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/444644926?pwd=TDBMeXdveXRINktNZlBCbE8yR2Vsdz09
  2. The first time that you do this you will be prompted to download some software, which will probably start automatically
  3. Screen
  4. You should then run this to install the software to receive the meeting
  5. You will be asked if you want to allow Zoom to install the software – this screen may not appear on top of other things on your computer but will appear at the bottom of the screen as a yellow and blue shield.  Switch to that message and allow it to update your computer.
  6. Then it will prompt you for your screen name, which is what people will see you being called.

You only have to do all this the first time.

Smart Phones

You will need to install an app from one of the stores before clicking on the link – probably called Zoom Cloud Meetings!