Fourth Sunday in Lent
14th March 2021
Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
For God so loved the world
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com
or if you are unable to email telephone Dave Tuson on 07817
Welcome and Notices
Call to Worship
Come, Mother God:
come as enfolding nurturing presence,
come as steadfast love
to hold us.
Come, Father God:
come as an enabling, strengthening force,
come as tough love
to let us go.
Come, Parent God:
come as friend and comforter
healing our wounds,
walking our way.
Come as wounded healer
to make us whole
as we worship you this day.
Hymn – Come, now is the time to worship
Hymn – My Jesus, my Saviour
Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer
Sign of the Week
Hymn – Jesus is my best friend
Bible Readings –
John 3 v14-21
Ephesians 2 v1-10
Hymn – R&S 365 Rock of Ages
Hymn – R&S 92 Amazing Grace
Prayers for Others
Hymn – The Spirit lives to set us free
Blessing and The Grace
NEWS AND NOTICES
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. …at the same time an invitation to share in prayers led by David Tuson, Church & Community Worker. There will be an opportunity to pray out loud or silently for anything which is on your heart. Follow the link on the Church’s website or Facebook page or use the login – https://zoom.us/j/93577271257
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com or
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=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV
2dHZSsvQT09 Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050 Passcode: WURCyouth
Wednesday – 7.30 pm (after Pause for Prayer) on Zoom – Variety Evening – the sequel. If you would like to take part – sing, dance, play an instrument,
read a poem, show a magic trick etc then please contact Dave Tuson, Church & Community Worker. To attend the show the Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/92985240232
All welcome at this evening of fun and fellowship together.
There should be no need for a Meeting ID but if there is it is: 929 8524 0232
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.
10.30am 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.
Thursday – 11.30am to 12.30 at the Church. Gifts for the York Road Project/ Regular items welcomed – Bottled water, jars of sauces for things such as bolognaise and curries, small UHT milk pots, fresh chicken or beef and fresh fruit and vegetables. Supplementary list – coffee sachets, pot noodles/snack pots, deodorants/ antiperspirants, shaving foam/razors and men’s NEW underwear (small & medium) but no other clothing for the time being.
Friday – copy for the next newsletter should reach the editor, Kate Gray on
Easter greetings cards to the neighbourhood. If you are able to help deliver these cards to 2000 homes in the vicinity of the Church during week commencing 22nd March please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lent Jars of Change WaterAid appeal. As collecting change in jars will not
be easy during Lent you are invited to make a donation in one of the following ways – 1. by going to the Woking URC website and selecting the CAFdonate link for WaterAid 2.by bank transfer, reference WaterAid or 3.by cheque, payable to Woking URC, with WaterAid on the back and sent either to Chris Temple at home or addressed to him at the Church.
Churches Together in Woking Good Friday Service. This will be an on-line Service in some format to be announced. If you would like to take part by giving material for a testimony please see John Sinclair for details.
Next Worship occasions:
Wednesday 17th March at 7 pm – Pause for Prayer
Sunday 21st March at 10.30 am – Fifth Sunday in Lent. Morning Worship – Jesus predicts his death. Preacher: Sydney Shore CBE
Wednesday 24th March at 7 pm – Pause for Prayer – extended Worship Edition from the Church
Palm Sunday, 28th March at 10.30 am – All age Service led by the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades