Online Vigil of Pentecost: Lighting the Fires of Peace
Saturday, May 30
7:00 p.m. via Zoom
The Vigil of Pentecost, while less frequently celebrated than the Vigil of Easter, is an ancient practice of the church that a) celebrates the ongoing work of the Spirit in the world, and b) offers prayers for peace among the nations of the world. Join us via Zoom for this service of Spirit, fire, and prayer. If you are able, have a candle nearby, and something with which to light it.
Join via Zoom using the following link (further instructions provided below).
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/2Si5hoH
GETTING CONNECTED VIA ZOOM
**On a computer:
when you click the above link it may prompt you to add the Zoom extension to your browser – this is totally safe to do. It may also just automatically ask for your camera and mic access – this is also safe. Once you grant access you will be connected to the meeting.
**On a smart phone or tablet:
when you click the above link it will prompt you to download the Zoom app if you don’t already have it. When it’s installed, go back to the link and click Join Meeting, and it will automatically connect you.
ZOOM TIPS AND TRICKS
**Zoom tries to pick up all sound going on around you – the dog’s collar jingling, grand kids asking for a pencil sharpener, even the dishwasher starting a new cycle. If there are many people on at once this can get overwhelming. So if you’re not talking, hit the Mute button (usually in the lower left hand corner of your screen) and it won’t pick up on all that background noise. You can unmute yourself any time (and if Zoom thinks you’re trying to talk, it’ll remind you to unmute yourself first).
**The default screen layout on Zoom is called Speaker – it shows the person who’s talking. It can be more fun to switch to Gallery mode (a set of 3×3 squares usually in the top right hand corner of the screen) – this shows everyone at once.