Carol Service, 4pm 20th December 2020

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 – office@wokingurc.org.uk .

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)


Blessing

Christian Aid Christmas Appeal. 

Christian 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. 

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