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Click HERE for a printable version of the Sunday, August 9 Bulletin

 

Out of consideration for all, we will be mindful of time and plan to start the Prelude at 3:00 sharp (rather than wait a few minutes as we have done in the past to give people more time to connect into Zoom).  Dare we say that using Zoom has moved from being a technological challenge to somewhat routine? You may connect into Zoom anytime before the service to chat/visit and please be ready for the Prelude to start at 3:00 PM.

 

 

Click HERE for a printable version of the PLUM Spiritual Care Calendar (2 pages long)

PLUM SPIRITUAL CARE CALENDAR

·         Discussion Series, Worship Services and Fellowship Corner will take place by Zoom Conference Call.  Please see the reverse side for details on the PLUM Summer Discussion Series being offered.  The call in line is:

Zoom online: https://zoom.us/j/401596541

Zoom by phone: (646) 876-9923  Meeting ID: 401 596 541

·         Prayer Vigil – This is done at our individual locations.  It is an opportunity to stop wherever we are and pray for our families, our church, our community and our world.

·         Fellowship Corner – Come and fellowship together.  It is a time to share joys, prayer concerns and words of encouragement.

 

Click HERE to print the Living Lutheran "Unpacking White Privilege" article

The Tensions of being in Relationship:

Reflections on Broken Covenants and Ways of Healing

PLUM Summer Discussion Series:

Recent events around our nation and in our city have raised our awareness of the injustices that exist in our world.  As Christians called to love God and love our neighbor, it is our duty to educate ourselves of those injustices.  It is our duty to do what we can to bring justice into our world.  This summer, we will host a discussion series around the issues of Racism in our communities and our world.  We will explore videos, articles and books with each other as we consider actions that we can take to live out our command to love our neighbor. 

Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and/or Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

“But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Jeremiah 31:33

 The call in line for these discussions is:

Zoom online: https://zoom.us/j/401596541

Zoom by phone: (646) 876 9923

Meeting ID: 401 596 541

 

To participate in the Discussion, go to our Zoom page

 

 

Click HERE to see an excellent 5-minute video tutorial on "How to Get Started with Zoom"

(courtesy of Kristina Fennell)

 

Overview

 

Zoom is an internet-based video conferencing tool with a local, computer program (for your computer) and a mobile app (for your cell phone) that allows users to meet online - with or without video. 

 

Prerequisites

  • For a LAND-LINE TELEPHONE or an older FLIP-PHONE (NOT a "smart" cell phone):  Your phone must be DIGITAL and have push-buttons.  Old rotary style phones will NOT work.

  • For a COMPUTER:  If you do NOT have the Zoom program on your computer, then click this link to Download and install Zoom desktop program (Windows or Mac).  After the file has downloaded, go to where the file was downloaded to (probably in your “Downloads” folder) and click on the “ZoomInstaller.exe” file to start the installation process.

  • For a "SMART" CELL PHONE:  If you do NOT have the Zoom app installed on your cell phone, then go to Google Play (for Android phones) or to the Apple Store (for Apple phones).  Search for the "Zoom" app.  Download and install the file.

 

How to Join a Zoom Meeting - For LAND-LINE or "NON-SMART" PHONES:

1.   Dial: (646) 876-9923

2.   When prompted, use the keypad to enter the “Meeting ID”:  401 596 541, followed by the # key

3.   When prompted for a Participant ID, just press the # key

4.   To “unmute” or to “mute” your phone, press * 6 (press the star button, then press 6)

5.   NOTE: If you press the "mute" button on your phone, then you may have to press * 6 to "unmute" the phone.

6.   When the meeting is over, just hang up.  You will automatically be disconnected.

 

 

How to Join a Zoom Meeting - For COMPUTERS:

1.   Download and install the Zoom program on your computer (see the instructions, above).

2.   Open the Zoom program by clicking on THIS link (https://zoom.us/j/401596541)

3.   When Zoom opens, a "Video Preview" pop-up window will appear, showing a video of YOU in the window.

4.   Click on the blue  Join with Video  button.

5.   During the meeting:

a.  If needed, you can turn OFF the audio (sound) by clicking on the “Mute” button on the bottom, left of the window.  To turn the sound back ON, click on the “Unmute” button.

b.  If needed, you can turn OFF the video, by clicking on the “Stop Video” button on the bottom, left of the window.  To turn the video back ON, click on the “Start Video” button.

6.   When the meeting is over:

a.   Click the red words "Leave meeting" (in the bottom, right corner of the window). 

b.   A "Leave meeting" pop-up window will appear.

c.   Verify that you want to quit by clicking on the blue  Leave meeting  button.

d.   The Zoom windows will close and the Zoom program will shut down.

 

How to Join a Zoom Meeting - For "SMART" CELL PHONES:

 

1.       Download and install the Zoom "app" on your cell phone (see the instructions, above).

2.       Open the Zoom app by clicking on THIS link (https://zoom.us/j/401596541)

3.       Enter your Name, as you would like it to be seen by the other people on the meeting.   Click OK.

4.       When Zoom opens, a "Video Preview" pop-up window may appear, showing a video of YOU in the window.  This is to verify that the cell phone's camera is working. 

·        NOTE:  No one else can SEE you, if the "Start Video" icon (bottom, left of the screen) is RED.

5.       Click on “Call via Device Audio” (in the bottom, left of the screen) to activate the microphone on your phone. 

·        NOTE:  No one else can HEAR you, if the "Unmute" icon (bottom, left of the screen) is RED.

6.       At the bottom, left of the screen:  If the “Unmute” microphone icon is RED, then click on it, to turn ON your sound.  People (in the meeting) will now be able to hear you. 

a.   NOTE:  You can click on the white “Mute” microphone icon to “mute” your microphone, if needed. (so that no one can hear you - or your barking dog, loud children, phone calls, etc.).

7.       At the bottom, left of the screen:  If the “Start Video” icon is RED, then click on it, to turn ON your video.  The OTHER PEOPLE in the meeting should now be able to see YOU.

a.   NOTE:  You can click on the white “Stop Video” icon to turn OFF your cell phone camera, if needed (so that no one can see you).

8.       When the meeting is over:

a.   Click the red words "Leave meeting" (in the top, right corner of the window). 

b.   A "Do you want to leave this meeting?" pop-up window will appear.

c.   Verify that you want to quit by clicking on Leave Meeting.

d.   The Zoom windows will close and the Zoom app will shut down.

 

Click here for detailed instructions on the ZOOM website.

 

    

   
 

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