Easter Day – 4th April 2021, 10.30am

Live stream Communion Service
with Reception of new Church Members led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via the Church’s website – www.wokingurc.org.uk our YouTube Channel – www.youtube.com/channel/UCUfc8cYi_U8UX1elBV7biZg or via our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/wokingurc
 The Service will be available to see for several weeks as well.  If you would like some help to access any 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 world!

The Services will also be recorded and 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. 

Woking United Reformed Church Charity – Registered Number 1130926

Welcome and Notices

Call to Worship

Do not be afraid,
Jesus is the first and the last,
and the living one.
He was dead, and behold,
He is alive for forever and ever.

Because he lives, we also will live.
Jesus Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed!
Jesus Christ is risen
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Hymn – Christ the Lord is Risen Today v1, 2, 4, 6 (R&S232)

Hymn – I danced in the morning (R&S 195)

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time and Sign of the Week

Hymn – Sing a song, sing a joyful song

Baptism and Reception of new Church

Sung Blessing – The Lord bless you and keep you (R&S 420)

Promise by the Church Family

In welcoming these friends as fellow-members in the life of this church,
do you promise your friendship in the Lord,
and will you give them your support in prayer and service
so that they, with us, may continue to grow
in the knowledge and love of God
and witness to Jesus Christ our risen Lord?

We do, and with God’s help, we will.

Hymn – See What a Morning

Bible Readings –
John 20 v1-18
Acts 10v34-43


Hymn – What is our hope in life and death (O Sing Hallelujah)

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer


Hymn – Here is love, vast as the ocean


Hymn – Thine be the glory (R&S 247)

Blessing and The Grace


Join us for Pause for Prayer every Wednesday at 7pm on www.wokingurc.org.uk and www.facebook.com/wokingurc

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 be done through two different links on the front page of the Church’s website or Facebook page – Cafonline and Givt (a new method launched recently). Regular giving can also be set up by these methods or by bank standing order.

Prayers are very important, particularly at this time of isolation.  If you would like to request a prayer or 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.

The Brigades’ Zoom meetings and Prayers for the work of children and young people will return on Monday 19th / Tuesday 20th April respectively

Wednesday at 12.30 pm – Service of Thanksgiving for Cyril Spencer –
Live streamed from the Church via https://youtu.be/vGyMkPoHUCk
Thursday – 10 am – Prayers for help and healing. 
A short Service as close as possible to the weekly gathering for prayers which was held at the Church.
10.30 am Social Time Chat Everyone welcome at either or both. 
To share in either via Zoom the link is: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118
Should you need it, the meeting ID is 959-8643-1118.

Thursday – 11.30 am to 12.30 at the Church. Gifts for the York Road Project Regular items welcomed – Bottled water, jars of sauces for things such as      bolognaise and curries, small UHT milk pots, fresh chicken or beef and fresh fruit and vegetables. Supplementary list – coffee sachets, pot noodles/snack pots, deodorants/ antiperspirants, shaving foam/razors and men’s NEW underwear (small & medium) but no other clothing for the time being.

Lent Jars of Change WaterAid appeal.  As collecting change in jars will not be easy during Lent you are invited to make a donation in one of the following ways – 1. by going to the Woking URC website and selecting the CAFdonate link for WaterAid 2.by bank transfer, reference WaterAid or 3.by cheque, payable to Woking URC, with WaterAid on the back and sent either to Chris Temple at home or addressed to him at the Church.  Please note that this appeal closes this week.

Alpha Course introduction to the Christian Faith by Zoombegins on Thursday 15th April at 7.30 pm.  Contact David Tuson, Church & Community Worker for details.

The Church & Community Worker, David Tuson, will be on leave until
Thursday.  Please contact one of your pastoral Elders or the Church Secretary in his absence.

Next Worship occasions:
Wednesday 7th April at 7 pm – Pause for Prayer
Sunday 11th April at 10.30 am – Morning Worship

Wednesday 14th April at 7 pm –
Pause for Prayer
Sunday 18th April at 10.30 am – Morning Worship