Morning Worship, led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
Exploring the Big Story The Greatest Story Ever Told (abridged version)
Groups for children and young people meet after sharing in the first part of the service.
This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via the Church’s website – www.wokingurc.org.uk our YouTube Channel or via our Facebook page. There is an archive of service recordings, including this one, on our website which can be viewed at home. If you would like some help to access any of them please email – firstname.lastname@example.org . If you would like a recording of this Service, and any other, they are available in various formats by request. Please contact the Church Office
ORDER OF SERVICE
The Church is fitted with a loop system. The words of hymns and songs, and Bible readings etc are displayed on the screen. As the Service is live streamed you (and / or your family) could be on camera as efforts are made to help those watching at home to feel a part of the worshipping congregation in the Church
Welcome and Notices
Call to Worship
Hymns – I will sing, I will sing a song unto the Lord
All my days (Beautiful Saviour)
Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – If God had a mobile phone (Open the Pages)
Children & Young People continue in groups
Bible Readings – Genesis 1 v1-5, 26-28
– John 1 v1-18
Hymn – Thanks to God whose word was spoken (R&S 319)
Hymn – El Shaddai
Prayers for Others and Offering Prayer
Hymn – By faith we see the hand of God
Blessing & The Grace
NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Please continue to wear your mask, if possible. Singing behind masks is permitted.
You are invited to have refreshments after the Service. If fine, this will be in the garden, otherwise it will be inside.
Permits for Heathside Car Park (free parking each Sunday 9.30-1.00) are
available from Welcomers.
The Traidcraft Stall is open today in the Forum with a selection of fairtrade goods and catalogues for orders.
If you would like to give to the Church this can be done in a variety of ways as described on the “Giving to the Church” page of the website. For one-off gifts, there is a direct link to the Dona online page from the “Give Online” button on the Home page, and the contactless device in the Forum is also available. There will be a plate at the back of the Church for anyone wishing to make a cash donation or for Free-will offering envelopes.
Leading Worship elsewhere this morning. Vivien Gerhold is at London Street URC, Basingstoke, Andrew Gibb at Addlestone Methodist Church, the Revd David Netherwood at Weybridge URC and Sydney Shore at Beacon Hill URC, Hindhead.
Forthcoming election of Elders. The box for completed nomination forms is in the Forum along with spare forms for Members to use. Last day for nominations is TODAY
The Bible Course – first session, related to Sunday mornings, will be on
Thursday 23rd September at 7.45 pm via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83597009666 Meeting ID: 835 9700 9666 There will also be a session at 10am in the person at the Church on the same days as the evening sessions. The in person sessions are primarily for parents of younger children who are otherwise engaged in the early evening. Books, price £5, may be
requested by email – email@example.com or purchased in the Forum after the Service, payment can be taken by cash or card. Reserve your place for the course also by emailing the office.
Please order for 2022! The Prayer Handbook (£5) and URC Diary (pocket £7 or A5 size £10) may now be ordered from Joan Smyth. The URC magazine Reform in paper (£29.50) or digital (£18) format – 10 issues (no increase in price) – easy payment outlined in the September Magazine and enquiries to Janet Collinson.(There are some copies of Prayer Handbooks from previous years in the Forum – please take them).
Getting ready for Christmas! A change of charity providing Christmas gift shoe boxes to Link to Hope means an earlier final date for bringing filled boxes – 31st October. Leaflets describing what would be appreciated are available in the Forum.
The Church Administrator, Morwenna Jones, is on leave until Monday 27th September. Please contact the Church Secretary, Keith Bradley, in her absence for anything which cannot wait for a response.
Covid Vaccination Hub at the Church. If you would like to offer to be a volunteer please
contact the NHS volunteer coordinator, Nikki Kane, on
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Tiny in the church office (email@example.com) for more information. The volunteer shifts will be 3.5 hours long and you can do as many or few as you like. There will also be opportunities to volunteer to serve refreshments so do ask Tiny about that too. There is also a sign-up sheet in the forum.
|MONDAY||Girls’ Brigade – 5.30-6.30 Explorers; 5.30-7.00Juniors; 7.00-8.30 Seniors and Brigaders Boys’ Brigade – 5.30-6.30 Anchor Boys; 6.00-7.00 Junior Boys; 7.15-9.15 Company Section and Seniors|
|TUESDAY||10.00 Prayers for Children & Youth Work Zoom link is: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73146560952?pwd=aXpncG9UZ0JkN1V0Y2ZoL0ZEVUQwQT09|
Meeting ID: 731 4656 0952
|WEDNESDAY||2.30 Service of Thankgiving for Frankie Smith. As attendance is limited friends from the Church are invited to share in the live stream. The link is https://youtu.be/_qi0KTPrp1o 7.45 Church Meeting (refreshments from 7.15). An email has already been sent to Church Members. Anyone not on email, please see the Church Secretary today if you would like details. Reminder Zoom link for those unable to attend in person – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83312392104|
|THURSDAY||10.00 Bible Course session 1 – at the Church, particularly for parents of younger children – see details on previous page 10.00 Prayers for help and healing 10.30 Social Time Zoom link for both is: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118. Should you need it, the meeting ID is 959-8643-111811.30 – 12.30 Collection of goods for the York Road Project* 7.45 Bible Course session 1 on Zoom – see details on|
|FRIDAY||Copy for October Magazine should reach the editor, Kate Gray – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|SATURDAY||6.30 Harvest Supper – To book a place please visit https://bit.ly/3gt3Foj or email Morwenna on email@example.com or leave a message on 01483 763078. Squash and water will be provided with the meal but please bring other drinks if you wish.|
|NEXT SUNDAY||Harvest Festival 10.30 Morning Worship led by the Minister – |
Creation and Covenant – Let there be light! please bring gifts for York Road Project – list below* 3.30 Big Questions – Archbishop of Canterbury at Kingfield Stadium