1st January 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship
Led by the Revd David Netherwood

d came to Woking when he retired from St Andrew’s URC, Walton-on-Thames in 2008 and his pastorates have been in St Helen’s, Blackburn & Tockholes and Morecambe

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 these please email – office@wokingurc.org.uk .  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.


Welcome and Notices

Call to worship

Hymn – Our God our help in ages past (R&S 705)
          – It came upon the midnight clear (R&S 144)

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Lighting of the Christmas Candles

Family Time

Hymn – Christ be our light

Children and Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings: – Isaiah  63 v7-9
                             – Hebrews 2 v10-18
                             – Matthew 2 v13-23

Prayers for Thanksgiving

Hymn – What child is this (R&S 170)


Hymn – O sing a song of Bethlehem (R&S 201)

Prayers for others and Offertory Prayer

Hymn – March on my soul with strength (R&S 546)

Dismissal and Blessing

Blessing & The Grace


You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish. They will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary.  Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.

Christian Aid Christmas Appeal. 
 This year the focus is on Malawi and the work of a local Christian Aid partner teaching people how to farm in a way which helps get crops through times of drought, and nourishes them at no cost.  Hotter temperatures, drought, destructive downpours and floods are playing havoc with the growing seasons, causing food shortages in Malawi.
There are several different ways to donate:
1. The Dona card machine in the Forum
2. Via the Church website – www.wokingurc.org.uk
3. By using one of the envelopes for cash or cheques in the Forum
4. By sending a cheque (payable to Woking URC but write ‘Christian Aid’ on the back) to the Church or directly to the Church Treasurer
5. Paying directly to the Church’s bank account (details on ‘Giving to the Church’ section on the website)

Heathside parking permits.
Free parking every Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm.  Ask a Welcomers for one to display in your car.
The Traidcraft Stall will not be open today, back next Sunday. For any urgent
supplies or orders, please see Margaret Bradley

If you would like to donate to the work of 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 is a plate at the back of the Church and an offering bag under the Dona device in the Forum for anyone wishing to make a cash donation.

Leading Worship elsewhere.
 Andrew Gibb is at Fleet URC and Sydney Shore is at Guildford URC this morning.

Collection point for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary every Sunday.
Items which would be appreciated are: Sugar sachets, coffee sachets, jars of coffee, tea; pasta, rice; squash (orange or blackcurrant), bottled or cans of water; pot
noodles; fresh fruit and vegetables; individually wrapped biscuits or other snacks,
individual chocolate bars, tinned goods; boxer shorts (new) – men’s small and
medium.  Your Sanctuary would particularly be grateful for toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion.


MONDAYBank Holiday
TUESDAY9.30am Prayers for Children and Young People only in person and not on Zoom from this week onwards.   11.00 Bible Study Group (in Youth Room)
THURSDAY11.00am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time.  Zoom link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118 .
10.00 am  Prayers in the Vestry 10.30am Communion Service with Induction of Elders led by the Minister.  Start of new Sunday Worship series ‘Reasons to Believe’

Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday—Please see list on previous page

UPCOMINGThursday 12th January at 7.45pm- Reasons to Believe – Zoom Session 1 – How on earth did we get here? Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84567942378
Zoom code – 845 6794 2378