5th July 2020 Order of Service

Sunday 5th July 2020
Live stream Communion Service
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
Acts 9
The conversion of Saul, Tabitha is raised from the dead.

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 – Jesus is Lord, creation’s voice proclaims it (R&S 268)

Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims It,
for By his power
each tree and flower
was planned and made.
Jesus is Lord! The universe declares it,
sun, moon and stars in heaven cry, ‘Jesus is Lord!’

Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord!
Praise him with Hallelujahs
for Jesus is Lord!

Jesus is Lord! Yet from his throne eternal
in flesh He came
to die in pain
on Calvary’s tree.
Jesus is Lord! From Him all life proceeding,
He gave His life a ransom thus setting us free.


Jesus is Lord! O’er sin the mighty conqueror,
from death He rose,
and all his foes
shall own His name.
Jesus is Lord! God sends his Holy Spirit
showing by works of power
That Jesus Is Lord.    
                                                                                  David Mansell

Hymn – Everyone needs compassion

Everyone needs compassion
Love that’s never failing;
Let mercy fall on me.
Everyone needs forgiveness,
The kindness of a Saviour;
The Hope of nations.

Saviour, He can move the mountains,
My God is Mighty to save,
He is Mighty to save.
Forever, Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as You find me,
All my fears and failures,
Fill my life again.
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in,
Now I surrender.


Saviour, He can move the mountains,
My God is Mighty to save,
He is Mighty to save.
Forever, Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.

Shine your light and let the whole world see
We’re living for the glory of the risen King Jesus

                                                                                 Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan

Prayers and the Lords Prayer

Family Time – The Acts of the A-Puppets, Chapter 9

Hymn – Father God I wonder

Father God, I wonder
how I managed to exist
without the knowledge of Your parenthood
and Your loving care.

But now I am Your child,
I am adopted in your family,
And I can never be alone ‘cause,
Father God You’re there beside me.

I will sing Your praises, I will sing Your praises,
I will sing Your praises for evermore

I will sing Your praises, I will sing Your praises,
I will sing Your praises for evermore
                                                                                                                      Ian Smale

Bible Reading – Acts 9
Hymn–Amazing Grace (R&S 92)

 Amazing grace — how sweet the sound —
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind, but now I see.

As grace first taught my heart to fear,
so grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
God’s grace has brought me safe thus far,
and he will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
his word my hope secures;
he will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures.

 And, when this heart and flesh shall fail
and mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil
a life of joy and peace.

                                                                                                                        .                                                                                                        John Newton

Prayers for others

Hymn – Come thou fount of every blessing (R&S 360)

Come, thou fount of every blessing;
tune my heart to sing thy grace:
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious measure
sung by flaming tongues above;
on the mountain-top I’ll treasure
signs of God’s unchanging love.

Here I place mine Ebenezer:
‘Hither, by thy help, I’m come’
and I hope, by thy good pleasure
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

O, to grace how great a debtor
daily I’m constrained to be!
Let that grace, Lord,, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it
prone to leave the God I love;
take my heart, O take and seal it,
seal it from thy courts above.

                                                                                               Robert Robinson


Hymn – Before I take the body of my Lord

Before I take the body of my Lord,
before I share his life in bread and wine,
I recognise the sorry things within:
 these I lay down.

The words of hope I often failed to give,
the prayers of kindness buried by my pride,
the signs of care I argued out of sight:
 these I lay down.

The narrowness of vision and of mind,
the need for other folk to serve my will,
and every word and silence meant to hurt:
these I lay down.

Of those around in whom I meet my Lord,
I ask their pardon and I grant them mine,
 that every contradiction of Christ’s peace
 might be laid down.

Lord Jesus Christ, companion at this feast,
I empty now my heart and stretch my hands,
and ask to meet you here in bread and wine
which you lay down.

                                                                                              The Iona Community

Hymn – And can it be (R&S 366, tune Sagina)

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Saviour blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! how can it be

’Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies!
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine!
’Tis mercy all! let earth adore,
Let angel minds enquire no more.

He left His Father’s throne above,
So free, so infinite His grace;
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free;
For, O my God, it found out me.

Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness Divine,
Bold I approach the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
                                                                                                             Charles Wesley

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.
…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 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
Saturday at 10 am – Live stream Induction of the URC Moderators of General Assembly (The Revd Clare Downing and Mr Peter Pay) and the General Secretary (The Revd Dr John Bradbury).  The link will be advised next week via email
Advance Notice:  Wednesday 15th July at 8pm (via Facebook) – Ask Prof. John Lennox anything.  Internationally renowned speaker and author of several books on the interface of science, philosophy and religion will be live streamed.
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.
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Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 8th July –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 12th July – 10.30 am Morning Worship- Acts 10 & 11 —Peter and Cornelius, The Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit