If you haven’t used Skype before then it’s easy. Download the program onto your computer or phone. Create a username. (If you have a microsoft email then you can just use that). Send me a message on skype so I can add you to the worship list. (my user name is ‘michaelhydes’ ). Done!
On Sunday you will get a skype call about 17:30 to say that the worship call is open. You can then connect any time during the evening. Worship begins at 6pm.Hymns will be played by Will, and the words will appear on your screen. Alas, we cannot all sing together as the system can’t handle so many voices at once – but if we mute our microphones we can all sing along with Will.Please take time to prepare a glass/cup of wine/juice and a piece of bread so that we can celebrate and take communion together.There are a few rules that will make this easier for us.
No background noise please – even if a tv or radio is on low it’ll mess up the system.
Remember to mute your microphone when you’re not speaking.
It’s church – clothing should be appropriate. (No pj’s please!). If you do not want to be seen by others then mute your camera.
Use the ‘chat’ function (it’s a bit like messenger – or texting) to chat with everyone. This is a social gathering for worship!
Living with the reality of Covid -19 is not easy. I want to meet with folks and give a hug, but real life meetings are solely for emergencies and hugs all have to be virtual.
Remember, God loves you beyond your wildest imaginings. I love you, and just the thought of not being with you makes my heart ache. Jesus is with us no matter what technology we use to meet. Together we will get through this, and ensure that we all stay as healthy as possible.”