First Sunday in Lent, 21st February 2021

Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Jesus is Baptised, Jesus is tempted

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 .

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. 

Welcome and Notices

Call to Worship

Hymn – Praise is rising


Hymn – All who are thirsty

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel.’
Jesus, we hear your good news.
We turn to you in repentance.

We hear how you were tempted in the wilderness without giving in.
Forgive us that too often we give in to temptation.
Jesus, we hear your good news.
We turn to you in repentance.

We hear how you were baptised in the Jordan by John.
Wash us. Cleanse us in the waters of your grace.
Jesus, we hear your good news.
We turn to you in repentance.

We hear how the Spirit descended on you.
Grant us your Spirit to empower and guide us for the journey ahead.
Jesus, we hear your good news.
We turn to you in repentance.

We hear how the Father spoke of you with approval.
May we hear the voice of our heavenly Father speaking of us with pleasure.
Jesus, we hear your good news.
We turn to you in repentance.
Amen.

Family Time

Sign of the Week


Hymn – Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice

Bible Readings –

Psalm 25 v1-10
Matthew 3 v13 – 4 v11

Hymn – I heard the voice of Jesus say (R&S 349)

Sermon

Hymn – Blessed be your name

Prayers for Others

Hymn – Guide me O, thou great Jehovah (R&S 345)

Blessing and the Grace

NEWS AND NOTICES

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.

Monday  – The Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade Zoom meetings Age groups meeting at various times starting from 6pm until 8pm.
There is an invitation to all children and young people to share in this.  Parents – just send an email to:  girlsbrigade@wokingurc.org.uk  or boysbrigade@wokingurc.org.uk 


Tuesday – 10 am – Prayers for the Church’s work with children and young people.  An invitation to pray with Leonie Fisher, Children & Youth Worker for about half an hour.  Just follow the link –  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09  
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050  
Passcode: WURCyouth

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.

This week – Monday to Thursday – Wessex Synod Zoom Gatherings – 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start – finishing by 8pm.  Join Zoom Meeting with link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86716262994?pwd=LzVsZVFRY0ZMYTlPVHp4WUlnNVNUQT09
Meeting ID: 867 1626 2994 – Passcode: 866343
Monday – The role of the Church Secretary; Tuesday – Church buildings and their use; Wednesday – Youth and Child Friendly Church; Thursday – Misconception of mental health.

Friday 5th March – World Day of Prayer. 
Local Service will be recorded and available via YouTube link: ‘Parish of St Peter Woking’.  If you would like a copy of the order of Service please email – office@wokingurc.org.uk or contact Coleen Dewar on 07402 385353 by this coming Wednesday, 24th February. Woking URC band will be taking part.

February is Charities Month
A number of charities ‘lost out’ in 2020 as all could have expected to have received the proceeds from Church collections (money and goods) and events – Children with Special Needs Foundation, Eikon, Embrace the Middle East, Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, York Road Project and yourSanctuary.   There is now an opportunity for you to make an estimate of how much you might have given to them in one way or another during the year and to make a donation, if you are able.  There are three ways to donate – link on the Church website, directly to the Church bank account or a cheque sent to the Church Treasurer.


Next Worship occasions:
Wednesday 24th at 7pm
, – Pause for Prayer
Sunday 28th February at 10.30 am – Second Sunday in Lent – Morning
Worship – Take up your cross and follow

Wednesday 3rd March at 7pm – Pause for Prayer
Sunday 7th March at 10.30 am – Third Sunday in Lent – Communion Service – Jesus overturns the tables in the Temple.



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