Advent Sunday 29th November 2020

Live stream Morning Worship

led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Promises of Hope

This Service, broadcast live from the Church, can be found via Facebook – www.facebook.com/wokingurc – or the front page of the Church’s website – www.wokingurc.org.uk   The Service will be available to see for several weeks as well.  If you would like some help to access either of them please email – office@wokingurc.org.uk .

This order of Service has been prepared so that you may fully participate at home and the sound of praise may ring across the town and many other parts of the world!

Although this Service is being live streamed from the Church there will not be a congregation at the moment.  The Services will also be recorded and if you would like an mp3 (audio) file sent by a Dropbox link by email every week please send a message to the Church office (as above).   CDs (Sermon and Readings only) and DVDs will also be available and can be delivered or posted to you. Please email office@wokingurc.org.uk or if you are unable to email telephone Dave Tuson on 07817 007780.

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Hymn – Make way, make way (R&S 141)

Hymn – The Feast is ready

Lighting of the Advent Candle & Sign of the Week

Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer

Family Time


Hymn – There’s a story to tell of creation (tune R&S 523 Sing Hosanna)

Bible Readings –

Isaiah 9 v2,3,6

Micah 5 v2-5a

Luke 3 v2b-6

Sermon

Hymn – When out of poverty is born (Tune Kingsfold)


Prayers for others

Hymn – By faith we see the hand of God

Blessing and The Grace

NEWS AND NOTICES

Join us for Pause for Prayer every Wednesday at 7pm on www.wokingurc.org.uk and www.facebook.com/wokingurc

There will not be any Zoom meetings after the service today, but these will return next Sunday.

If you would like to give to the Church this can be done through two different links on the front page of the Church’s website or Facebook page – Cafonline and Givt (a new method launched last month).  Regular giving can also be set up by these methods or by bank standing order.

Worship being led elsewhere.  Depending on local recording / streaming arrangements, three of the Church’s Lay Preachers may be leading worship for other Churches this morning – Vivien Gerhold at Merrow Methodist, Andrew Gibb at Byfleet Methodist and Sydney Shore at Tadley URC.

Prayers are very important, particularly at this time of isolation.  If you would like to request a prayer or volunteer to commit to praying regularly at home, and receive a prayer list please email Morwenna at  office@wokingurc.org.uk

If you would like to listen to another Service…the URC is sending one out at 10 am each Sunday morning which can be accessed at any time afterwards. Just go to –  https://devotions.urc.org.uk  – and you can also be signed up for the daily email which gives a Bible reading, a commentary and a prayer.

MondayThe Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade Zoom meetings  Age groups meeting at various times starting from 6pm until 8pm.
There is an invitation to all children and young people to share in this. Parents – just send an email to:  girlsbrigade@wokingurc.org.uk  or boysbrigade@wokingurc.org.uk and you will be sent a pro forma consent email to complete and return.  On returning this you will be sent the ZOOM meeting room information for the relevant group together with some guidelines for the meeting.

Tuesday – 10 am – Prayers for the Church’s work with children and young people.  An invitation to pray with Leonie Fisher, Children & Youth Worker for about half an hour. Just follow the link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050  Passcode: WURCyouth

Wednesday – 11 am to 12 noon at the Church. Gifts for the York Road Project currently welcomed -fresh fruit and vegetables including potatoes, bottled water, cooking sauces, snacks, crisps and pot noodles or similar.  There is also a need for deodorants/ antiperspirants, shaving foam and razors, mens underwear (small & medium in size),PPE / hygiene products (anti-bacterials, gloves, masks & handwash) and the following clothing: men’s shoes (sizes: 7-11), – men’s and women’s jumpers & jackets, thermals (small / medium), hats, gloves & scarfs (unisex).

Extra appeal – Christmas Gifts for yourSanctuary (women’s refuges). The following would be appreciated -Toiletries, chocolates, socks, gloves, scarves, jewellery, individual Christmas puddings and small iced cakes, slippers and dressing gowns. All clothing items MUST be new, please. Collection also on 9th & 16th December. If you cannot get to the Church but have a gift please contact David Tuson.

Thursday – 10 am – Prayers for help and healing. 
A short Service as close as possible to the weekly gathering for prayers which was held at the Church.
10.30 am Social Time Chat Everyone welcome at either or both. 
To share in either via Zoom the link is: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118. Should you need it, the meeting ID is 959-8643-1118.

Christmas greetings to the neighbourhood. If you are willing to help with delivering these cards to around 2000 homes in the vicinity of the Church in early December please contact Colin Ray – 01483 761499 or colin.ruth.ray@gmail.com

Your Christmas greetings to the Church family. If you would like to ‘send’ these within a special supplement in the Church newsletter, please send you words /design to – magazine@wokingurc.org.uk or office@wokingurc.org.uk  Donations are invited for WaterAid as you will have saved on cards and postage (this is instead of the cards exchange and display at the Church which is not possible this year).

Be a telephone befriender. There will be an invitation on the neighbourhood card, particularly to those who are feeling lonely, to make contact with the Church and to receive friendly phone calls. If you feel that this is something you could do, please contact David Tuson – 07817 007780. or  churchcommunity@wokingurc.org.uk

Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 2nd December –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Second Sunday in Advent 6th December- 10.30 am Communion Service led by the Minister – Sharing the Hope.

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