Sunday 10th January 2021

Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
The Baptism of Jesus

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!

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

Leader: Round about us
Here among us
All: God of promise and love

Leader: Good and faithful
All: Strong in mercy
God of promise and love

Leader: Call our names
All: Bidding us welcome
God of promise and love

Leader: Hear the words of Jesus ‘Beloved, in whom I delight, I have chosen you.’

All: Lord, as we worship, fill us with your affirming love so that we may be empowered to serve you in your world.


Hymn – Praise my soul the King of heaven (R&S 104)

Hymn – Waymaker

Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Sign of the Week

Hymn – I am a friend of God



Bible Readings –
Isaiah 42 v1-9

Mark 1 v1-11

Hymn – As with gladness men of old (R&S 184)

Sermon

Prayers said together

God of many names, my name is known to you.
I am held by you and precious in your sight.
 I choose to respond to your call this day.

I give to you my past, with its joys and triumphs, its failures and regrets;
my present, with its struggles and accomplishments, its hopes and setbacks;
my future, with its fears and freedom, its pain and promise.
trusting the hand that made the world
trusting the spirit that breathes life
trusting the love that will not let me go

God, you know the secrets of my heart.
I surrender my heart to You.

Lord God, please fill my heart with
Your love, Your compassion,
Your mercy, Your forgiveness so that
I may pass these on to those around me.
Allow me to see others through Your eyes.

Holy Spirit, let the eyes of my heart
be open to see the many wonders of God,
and fill my heart with praise and thanksgiving
because of your faithfulness.

Hymn – You have called us by our name, we belong to you
Prayers for others

Hymn – Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine (This is my story)

Blessing and The Grace

NEWS AND NOTICES

This weekend marks the 16th anniversary of the formation of   Woking United Reformed Church in 2005, uniting the former York Road and St Andrew’s Churches.

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

After the Service today –  …an opportunity to ‘meet’ each other via Zoom while you have your refreshments.  Follow the link on the Church’s website or
Facebook page.
The Prayer Zoom will not take place today but 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 recently). Regular giving can also be set up by these methods or by bank standing order.

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  
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



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

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.

NEW DAY, DIFFERENT TIME— Thursday – 11.30 am to 12.30 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).

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th to 25th January
Churches Together in Woking United Service – Sunday 24th January at 3 pm – Theme: Climate Change To book a place to attend the service
Please go to the Churches Together in Woking website:  www.ctiw.org.uk select the “What’s On” tab and then click on the link on that page.  The log in details will be sent to those who have registered to attend.

Next Worship occasions:
Wednesday 13th January
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 17th January at 10.30 am – Morning Worship led by the Minister—Jesus and Nathanael
Wednesday 20th January 7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 24th January at 10.30 am – Morning Worship led by the Minister—Jesus calls the fishermen


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