Order of Service 27th September 2020

Sunday 27th September 2020 – Harvest Festival
Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
Preacher: Vivien Gerhold

Vivien is an Assembly Accredited Lay Preacher in the URC and a serving Elder in this Church

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 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!

Although this Service is being live streamed from the Church there will not be a congregation at the moment.  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

To the thirsty, God says
Come and drink
To the hungry, God says
Come and eat
To the despairing, God says
Come and hope
To the doubting, God says
Come and believe
To us, God says
Come and worship

Hymn – O Lord my God (R&S 117)

Hymn – Come ye thankful people come (R&S 40)

Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer

Sign of the Week

Family Time

Hymn – Tell me who made all of creation

Bible Readings –

Genesis 8 v13-22
Galatians 5 v16-18, 22-26

Hymn–For the gifts of heaven


Praise and thanksgiving (R&S 48)

 Prayers for others

Hymn – Praise with joy the world’s creator (tune: Praise my soul)

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 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 this month).  Regular giving can also be set up by these methods or by bank standing order.


The Commitment for life appeal will be launched today.  Please look out for details which will be sent to you and please respond as you are able.
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 and you will be sent a pro forma consent email to complete and return.  On returning this you will be sent the ZOOM meeting room information for the relevant group together with some guidelines for the meeting. . 
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
Wednesday – 11 am to 12 noon at the Church. Gifts for the York Road Project welcomed again – Bottled water, and fresh fruit and vegetables including potatoes, snacks, crisps and pot noodles or similar.
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.
Friday – – last day for copy for the next newsletter to be sent to Kate Gray –      magazine@wokingurc.org.uk
Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 30th September –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 4th October- 10.30 am Communion Service – Big Questions – part 1 of a three week series.  Please email your questions to: office@wokingurc.org.uk (or post them to the Church), or ask them via the Church website https://wokingurc.org.uk/bigquestions/