Advent Sunday

28th November 2021 10.30am Morning Worship
led by Revd Lucy Brierley

Exile and Prophets
The Promises through the Prophets

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.

ORDER OF SERVICE

The Church is fitted with a loop system.  The words of hymns and songs, and Bible readings etc are displayed on the screen.  As the Service is live streamed you (and / or your family) could be on camera as efforts are made to help those watching at home to feel a part of the worshipping congregation in the Church.

Please continue to wear your mask, if you are able, throughout the Service and while in other parts of the building.

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Hymns –
Sing we the song of Immanuel

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Lighting of the Advent Candle

Family Time

Hymn –
By faith we see the hand of God

Children and young people continue in groups

Bible Reading  –
Malachi 3 v1-4
                        – Isaiah 9 v2-7
Hymn –
Come thou long expected Jesus (R&S 138)

Sermon

Hymn—
From the breaking of the dawn

Prayers for others

Offering

Hymn –
You’re the Word of God the Father

Blessing & The Grace

NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS

You are invited to have refreshments after the Service in the Forum or at the front of the Sanctuary.

Stall in the foyer after the Service selling the remaining goods made in Zambia in aid of a project in the Lusaka Presbytery of the United Church which is linked with the URC Wessex Synod.

The Traidcraft Stall will not be open today. Back next Sunday.

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 Homepage, and the contactless device in the Forum is also available. There will be a plate at the back of the Church for anyone wishing to make a cash donation or for Free-will offering envelopes.

If you ordered a Prayer Handbook for 2022 please collect it from Joan Smyth after the Service.

The Bible Course – 
has started but it is not too late to join in. The next sessions will be on Thursday 2nd December at 7.45 pm via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83597009666  Meeting ID: 835 9700 9666

There will also be a session at 10am in the person at the Church on the same days as the evening sessions. The in-person sessions are primarily for parents of younger children who are otherwise engaged in the early evening.


Helping to make Sundays happen –
if you are willing to act as a Welcomer, serve refreshments or read the Bible in the Service please contact Morwenna – office@wokingurc.org.uk or leave a  message on 01483 763078.


Christmas Greetings to the Church family. 
There will be a repeat of the ‘greetings supplement’ this year for WaterAid.  Your greeting should be sent or given to Kate Gray (magazine@wokingurc.org.uk) by 3rd December.  Your donation to WaterAid   (as you will have saved card and postage costs) can be made via the contactless   device in the Forum, via the Church website, direct to the Church bank account or by cheque (details in the November Magazine Extra)

Origin Bookshop at Christ Church Woking has a Bookstall Sale of New and Classic Books from David Walliams to Tom Gates, Tom Fletcher to Charles Dickens, from Winnie the Pooh to Peppa Pig – All 20% OFF in the run up to Christmas!  The Bookshop is also accepting any unwanted Children’s books – all donations will be warmly received! Please hand in your pre-loved books in the Bookshop, open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm.

St Columba’s House (in Maybury Road)has a programme of events for Advent and into January.  See details on their website – www.stcolumbashouse.org.uk

Covid Vaccination Hub at the Church.   If you would like to offer to be a volunteer please contact the NHS volunteer coordinator, Nikki Kane, on volunteers.urc@gmail.com or contact Tiny in the church office (premises@wokingurc.org.uk) for more information.

WEEKLY CALENDAR

WEEKLY CALENDAR
TODAYChildren’s singing practice for Christmas straight after the
Service
5.00pm Adult’s singing practice
MONDAYGirls’ Brigade – 5.30-6.30 Explorers; 5.30-7.00 Juniors;
7.00-8.30 Seniors and Brigaders
Boys’ Brigade – 5.30-6.30 Anchor Boys; 6.00-7.30 Junior Boys 7.15-9.15 Company Section and Seniors
TUESDAY10.00am  Prayers for Children & Young People – Zoom link is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
Passcode: WURCyouth
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby & Toddler Group meeting at the Church. No need to book, but adult spaces are limited to 20.
THURSDAY10.00am Prayers for help and healing in person at the Church       followed by coffee and social time at 10.30.
Participation for both is also available by Zoom – link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
The Bible Course – session 5, 10.00 am in person at the Church, 7.45 pm via Zoom. please see details on previous page
FRIDAYLast day to send your Christmas greetings to the Church family to be included in a special supplement (please see details on previous page).
SATURDAY
NEXT SUNDAYSecond Sunday in Advent
10.30 am Communion Service with a Baptism and Reception of new Church Members led by the Minister
Children’s practice for Christmas singing straight after the
Service
Neighbourhood Christmas cards will be available for delivery in road bundles after the Service
3.00 pm – T@3
5.00 pm – Adults’ practice for Christmas singing
5.45 pm – FURY (11+ and teens) Evening Group
Collection of goods for the York Road Project now happens each Sunday – list of what would be appreciated is in the
November Magazine.
UP-COMINGWednesday 8th December at 7.00 pm – Pause for Prayer live streamed from the Church

Thursday 9th December at 1.00 pm – Lunch Club Christmas special

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