21st June 2020, Order of Service

Sunday 21st June 2020
Live stream Morning Worship
led by David Tuson, Church & Community Worker
Preacher: The Revd Helen Everard,
Minister of Wonersh URC
Acts 6 & 7
The story of Stephen.

This Service, broadcast live, 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 during the week 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 country!

Most of the Services while the Church building is closed will continue to be recorded.  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 – Praise my soul, the King of heaven (R&S 104)

Hymn – Empty, broken, here I stand

Prayers and the Lords Prayer

Family Time – The Acts of the A-Puppets, Chapter 6 & 7

Hymn – If God had a mobile phone (Open the pages)

Bible Readings –

Acts 6 v 8-15
Acts 7 v48-60

Hymn – O Love that wilt not let me go (R&S 511)


Hymn – Christ be in my waking

Prayers for others

Hymn –I the Lord of Sea and Sky

Blessing & The Grace

All hymns printed in accordance with Church Copyright Licence 125991

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 Gathering by Zoom will not happen today.  Back next Sunday.

If you would like to give to the Church this can now be done through the link
https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/12916 – or via a link on the front page of the Church’s website.  
Regular giving by standing order continues in the same way without 
interruption during this lockdown period.

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

News and Notices

Monday – The Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade Zoom meetings
6 pm – Anchor Boys & Explorer Girls (for about 20 minutes)
6.30 pm – Junior Section Girls (for about 30 minutes)
7 pm- Junior Section Boys (for about 30 minutes)
7.30 pm – Senior & Brigades’ Girls (for about 40 minutes)
8.15 pm – Company & Senior Boys (for about 40 minutes)
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
and you will be sent a pro forma consent email to complete and return.  On returning this you will be sent the ZOOM meeting room information for the relevant group together with some guidelines for the meeting.

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://us04web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09

Wednesday – 11 am to 12 noon at the Church. Gifts for the York Road Project welcomed again – Bottled water, Jars of sauces for things such as bolognaise and curries, UHT milk, and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Every Thursday at 11.30 am – Chat via Zoom. An invitation from David Tuson, Church & Community Worker to share in a social time together and virtual coffee time catch-up.  It is a great opportunity to chat face to face (all be it virtually) with other members of the Church Family. To join the meeting please click on or use the link below:
Any problems or questions about this ring Dave on 07817007780

Thursday – Woking People of Faith – Inter-faith prayer gathering at 2 pm. Representatives from the various Christian denominations and faith groups in the town will lead prayers for all affected by Covid 19 via a large Zoom link.  If you would like the link please contact John West – westjohn630@gmail.com – or – administrator@wpof.org.uk

Items for the next Newsletter—please send to Kate Gray—magazine@wokingurc.org.uk by this Friday. 

Prayers are very important, particularly at this time of isolation.
If you would like to request a prayer please contact the Church and Community Worker, Dave Tuson on 07817 007780 or email   churchcommunity@wokingurc.org.uk If you would like to 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.

Get Reform free on line! During this time of Churches being closed and the need for more communication, there is a special offer for you to receive this URC magazine absolutely FREE. Just follow this link: http://ow.ly/lBUW50yT73A.
Current paper copy subscribers will still receive their copies at home.

Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 24th June –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 28th June – 10.30 am Morning Worship- Acts 8 —Saul persecutes the Church, Philip and the Ethiopian