Sunday 3rd January 2021

Communion Service
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
Gifts of Joy

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 – Everlasting God (yesterday, today and forever)


Hymn – What is our hope (Christ our hope)

Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer

Family Time


Hymn – We Three Kings of Orient Are

Bible Readings –

Isaiah 60 v1-6
Matthew 2 v1-12

Sermon

Prayers for others


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

Prayers for others

Communion

Hymn – Lord the Light of your love is shining

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

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.

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.

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. 
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

NEW DAY, DIFFERENT TIME – Thursday 11.30-12.30 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).

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.

Friday – –
last day for copy for the next newsletter to be sent to Kate Gray –    magazine@wokingurc.org.uk

Leading Worship elsewhere.  Two of the Church’s Lay Preachers are leading worship for other Churches this morning.  Andrew Gibb for Weybridge and
Walton URCs and Sydney Shore for Cobham United Church.


Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 6th January
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 10th January
10.30 am – Morning Worship
Wednesday 13th January 7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 17th January
10.30 am – Morning Worship

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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