Fourth Sunday in Advent, 19th December 2021 10.30am

All age Christmas Festival Nativity Service
led by Revd Lucy Brierley

ORDER OF SERVICE

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Hymns –      
 Heaven invites you to a party
                       Angels from the realms of glory (R&S 163)

Lighting of the Advent Candles

Children’s Singing Group –
Child in a manger born
Prayers & the Lord’s Prayer

Drama –
‘Our Chaos, His Peace’
Children’s Singing Group –
Sweet Bells
Hymn –
Come and join the celebration (R&S 166)
The Nativity  –
(incl. song ‘Little Donkey)
Hymn –
Away in a manger

Adult Singing Group –
Hope was born this night

Christian Aid Christmas Appeal video


Prayers for Others & Offertory Prayer

Hymn –
See him lying on a bed of straw (R&S 151)

Blessing & The Grace

NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS

The Traidcraft Stall will be open in the Forum after the Service.

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 will be a plate at the back of the Church for anyone wishing to make a cash donation or for Free-will offering envelopes.The Christian Aid Christmas Appeal will remain open until 2nd January. 
It is focussing on South Sudan and mums on the frontline of the climate crisis who face impossible choices every day.  Your gifts this Christmas could help build more boreholes, provide seeds and farming tools, and give mums the chance to set up small businesses. With clean water, nutritious food and ways to earn money, mums won’t have to make such impossible choices.  How to give –   

Online click on the link –https://giving.give-star.com/online/christian-aid/woking-urc-christmas-2021-no-more-impossible-choices   This can also be accessed from the Church website.

Contactless device in the Forum which has a Christian Aid line.
Cash or cheques in envelopes available in the Forum
Direct payment to the Church bank account – marked ‘Christian Aid’ 
Full details in the December Church Magazine

URC Calendar for 2022. 
This features Woking URC and surplus copies are offered free of charge.  You are invited to take one, while stocks last, in the Forum.

Leading Worship elsewhere. 
Vivien Gerhold is at Elstead URC this morning.

The Church Office is now closed until Tuesday 4th January.  The Church
Premises Manager
is on leave until then and the Church Administrator returns on 5th January.  For any urgent enquiries please email the Church Secretary – secretary@wokingurc.org.uk

WEEKLY CALENDAR

WEEKLY CALENDAR
TODAY
MONDAYGirls’ and Boys’ Brigades are not meeting during the school holidays.  Restarting on 10th January.
TUESDAY10.00am  Prayers for Children & Young People – Zoom link is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
Passcode: WURCyouth
WEDNESDAYBaby & Toddler Group is not meeting during the school holidays.  Restarting on 12th January.
THURSDAY10.00am Prayers for help and healing ONLY BY ZOOM,
followed by coffee and social time at 10.30.
Participation for both is also available by Zoom – link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
FRIDAYChristmas Eve
3.30pm Crib Service—being held outside in the car park.  This Service will NOT be live-streamed. Parking charges apply in Heathside carpark, unrestricted parking in most side roads.
SATURDAYChristmas Day
10.00am (note change in time) – All age Family Service.  Free parking in Heathside carpark (no need to display permits)
NEXT SUNDAY10.30am Morning Worship led by Andrew Gibb (live-streamed only, no congregation present)
UP-COMINGSunday 2nd January at 10.30am.  Morning Worship led by Sydney Shore, CBE (Communion Service on 9th January)

Wednesday 5th January at 7.00pm—Pause for Prayer Worship—live streamed from the Church.

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