Fourth Sunday in Advent
20th December 2020
Service of Carols and Readings
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
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 .
Welcome and Notices
Opening Words – Light looked down
Light looked down and saw darkness
‘I will go there,’ said Light.
Peace looked down and saw war.
‘I will go there,’ said Peace.
Love looked down and saw hatred.
‘I will go there,’ said Love.
So he, the Lord of Light,
the Prince of Peace, the King of Love,
came down, and crept in beside us.
Wild Goose Worship Group
Carol – R&S 167 Once in Royal David’s City
Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer
Reading – Isaiah 9 v2, 6, 7 The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Birth
Carol – R&S 157 See in yonder manger low
Reading: – Luke 1:26-38 The Annunciation to Mary
Carol – R&S 159 Hark the Herald angels sing
Reading: – Luke 2:1-20 The Birth of Jesus and the Visit of the Shepherds
Reflection: – ‘It’s Christmas God’
Song from the Children – Child in a Manger Born
Prayers for others
Carol – R&S 147 Silent Night
Reading – John 1 v1-14 The Word Became Flesh
Carol – R&S 160 O Come all ye faithful (v1-5)
Christian Aid Christmas Appeal.
Aid Christmas Appeal. Your gift this year will help people in Ethiopia’s
South Omo region, who have to dig a metre deep in dry river beds to try to find
a water source to keep livestock alive as the climate crisis pushes families
into hunger and threatens their whole way of life. People,
including children, have died through digging so deep that the dry bed
collapses above them. Christian Aid is working to provide community water
sources and explore alternative means of raising income such as through
planting drought resistant crops and making soap from aloe
vera. This Christmas, £15 could train one woman to make aloe
vera soap, £80 could provide two goats to help a family build a better future,
and £290 could pay for the materials and tools to build a pond, providing
life-saving, reliable water for a whole community.
Donations to Christian Aid can be made until 31st December via:
1. the Christian Aid link (JustGiving) on the church website
2. direct to the church bank account, Sort Code 40-47-08; Account Number 31890204, reference CAid
3. by cheque, payable to Woking URC, with CAid written on the back. These can be sent to the church, marked for the attention of Chris Temple, or direct to his home address
To watch our services online please visit our website at www.wokingurc.org.uk.