All-age Family Service
Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
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. Bibles and hymn books in standard and large print are also available from the Welcomers. 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. If you have any concerns regarding this, please speak to an Elder or Welcomer.
Welcome and Notices
Call to worship
Hymn – O Come all ye Faithful (R&S 160)
Lighting of four Advent Candles and The Christmas Candle
Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer
Sharing our Christmas gifts
Hymn – Come and join the celebration (R&S 166)
Bible Readings– John 1 v1-14
– Hebrews 1 v1-4
Hymn – Joy to the world (R&S 135)
Prayers for others and Offering Prayer
Hymn – Hark the Herald Angels Sing (R&S 159)
Blessing & The Grace
NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish. They will be served in the Forum. Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.
Christian Aid Christmas Appeal. This runs from today until Sunday 1st January and the focus is on Malawi and the work of a local Christian Aid partner teaching people how to farm in a way which helps get crops through times of drought, and nourishes them at no cost. Hotter temperatures, drought, destructive downpours and floods are playing havoc with the growing seasons, causing food shortages in Malawi.
There are several different ways to donate:
1. The Dona card machine in the Forum
2. Via the Church website – www.wokingurc.org.uk
3. By using one of the envelopes for cash or cheques in the Forum
4. By sending a cheque (payable to Woking URC but write ‘Christian Aid’ on the back) to the Church or directly to the Church Treasurer
5. Paying directly to the Church’s bank account (details on ‘Giving to the Church’ section on the website)
Heathside parking permits. Free parking every Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm. Ask a Welcomers for one to display in your car.
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 Home page, and the contactless device in the Forum is also
available. There is a plate at the back of the Church and an offering bag under the Dona device in the Forum for anyone wishing to make a cash donation.
Next Sunday, 1st January at 10.30am – Morning Worship led by the Revd David Netherwood. January Communion with induction of Elders will take place on Sunday 8th January