Christmas Day Friday 25th December 2020

All age Family Service led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

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

Shout for joy
the whole earth,
and everything within.
Rejoice!
For Light has come into the world


The mountains sing,
the seas resound
to the praise of your name.
Salvation
once promised is here on earth


The angels’ song
rings in the air,
a child has been born.
Hallelujah!
The Saviour of the world is here

Hymn – O come all Ye Faithful (R&S 160)

Lighting of the Advent Candles & Sign of the Week

Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer

Family Time


Hymn – Angels from the realms of glory (R&S 163)

Bible Readings –

John 1 v1-14 from The Message
Matthew 1 v18-25

Family Time

Hymn – Come and Join the Celebration (R&S 166)


Prayers for others

Hymn – Joy to the World (R&S135)

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

Christian Aid Christmas Appeal  – Giving is best done through WURC’s Just Giving page “Christian Aid Christmas Appeal” via the link on the Church website. Christian Aid will receive the donation, including any gift aid, directly and no charges are deducted. If you prefer, then you can pay direct to the church bank account (Sort Code: 40-47-08; Account No: 3189024) reference CAid, or by cheque payable to Woking URC with CAid written on the back. Cheques can be sent to the church, marked for the attention of Chris Temple, or direct to his home address.

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.

Monday  –
The Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade Zoom meetings will not be held during the school holidays.

Tuesday – 10 am – Prayers for the Church’s work with children and young people.    
Will not take place on 29th December, back on 5th January.

Wednesday – 11 am to 12 noon at the Church.
Gifts for the York Road Project Regular items welcomed – Bottled water, Jars of sauces for e.g. bolognaise & curries, UHT milk, vegetables & fresh fruit. Supplementary list – deodorants/antiperspirants, shaving foam, razors, PPE/hygiene products (anti-bacterials, gloves, masks & handwash) and the following clothing: men’s underwear (small & medium), men’s and women’s jumpers & jackets, thermals (small / medium), hats, gloves & scarfs (unisex).

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.

Are You Lonesome Tonight?  
The work being undertaken by Redeeming Our Communities, Woking (ROC), which includes local Churches, is to find out just how badly loneliness and social isolation are affecting local people. A short online survey to try to identify their causes is being issued. If you are willing to complete the survey the link is:  https://www.facebook.com/WOK.ROC  or search @WOK.ROC from within Facebook.  Hard copies will be available in January. 

Next live stream Worship occasions:
Sunday 27th December at 10.30 am
– Morning Worship led by Andrew Gibb – Sharing the Joy. This Service has been recorded and will be streamed – no congregation present.
Wednesday 30th December- 7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 3rd January – Communion Service led by the Minister – Gifts of Joy 

In view of the Covid tier change which places Woking in Tier 3, it has been decided, in the interest of safety, not to hold in-person Services while the Tier 3 restrictions apply.  All services will continue to be live streamed.

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