Order of service 23rd August 2020

Sunday 23rd August 2020
Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Acts 18-22
Paul’s friends and co-workers in the Gospel

This Service, broadcast live, 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 during the week 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!

Most of the Services while the Church building is closed will continue to be recorded.  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 – The Splendour of the King (How great is our God)
Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves

Hymn – All hail the power of Jesus’ name
Edward Perronet, John Rippon, Oliver Holden

Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer

Sign of the Week

Family Time – The Acts of the A-Puppets Chapter 18 – 22

Hymn – Our God is a great big God Nigel & Jo Hemming

Bible Readings –

Acts 18 v1-4 & 18-28

Acts 21 v1-14

Hymn–Bind us together

Bob Gillman


Hymn–All I once held dear (knowing you)

Graham Kendrick

Prayers for Others

Hymn – Go forth and tell (R&S 574)
James E Seddon

Blessing & 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 now be done through the link https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/12916 – or via a link on the front page of the Church’s website.  Regular giving by standing order continues in the same way without interruption during this lockdown period.
Prayers are very important, particularly at this time of isolation.  If you would like to request a prayer please contact the Church and Community Worker, Dave Tuson on 07817 007780 or email   churchcommunity@wokingurc.org.uk .  If you would like to 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.
Wednesday – 11 am to 12 noon at the Church. Gifts for the York Road Project welcomed again – Bottled water, fresh fruit & vegetables including potatoes, snacks, crisps and pot noodles.
Also 11.00 to 12.00 noon– please bring your Jars of Change for WaterAid.  This should have happened on Easter Day so hopefully the jars will be heavier now!  If you would like your jar collected please contact David Tuson on 07817 007780.
Summer@Home for Children and Young People – Wednesday, 10 am via Zoom. Join us online for fun and fellowship on Wednesdays through August. If parents have not received an email detailing how to join please email Leonie childrenyouth@wokingurc.org.uk
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.
 The Church Administrator, Morwenna, will be on leave until Monday 31st August.  Please contact the Church Secretary on secretary@wokingurc.org.uk) for anything urgent during her absence.
Get Reform free on line!  During this time of Churches being closed and the need for more communication, there is a special offer for you to receive this URC magazine absolutely FREE.  Just follow this link: http://ow.ly/lBUW50yT73A. Current paper copy subscribers will still receive their copies at home.
Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 26th August –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 30th August – 10.30 am Morning Worship– Paul, arrested – questioned and sent to Rome