Order of Service, 28th June 2020

Sunday 28th June 2020
Live stream Morning Worship
with Induction of an Elder
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Acts 8
Saul persecutes the Church, Philip and the Ethiopian.

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 country!

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 – Come all you people

Hymn – There is a higher throne

Prayers and the Lords Prayer

Sign of the Week

Family Time – The Acts of the A-Puppets, Chapter 8

Hymn – Lord I lift your name on high

Bible Reading – Acts 8

Hymn – Thanks to God whose Word was spoken (R&S 319)

Sermon

Hymn – Holy Spirit , Living Breath of God

Prayers for others

Hymn –Summoned by the God who made us

Blessing & The Grace

All hymns printed in accordance with Church Copyright Licence 125991

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.

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

News and Notices

Monday – The Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade Zoom meetings
6 pm – Anchor Boys & Explorer Girls (for about 20 minutes)
6.30 pm – Junior Section Girls (for about 30 minutes)
7 pm- Junior Section Boys (for about 30 minutes)
7.30 pm – Senior & Brigades’ Girls (for about 40 minutes)
8.15 pm – Company & Senior Boys (for about 40 minutes)
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://us04web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09

Wednesday – 11 am to 12 noon at the Church. Gifts for the York Road Project welcomed again – Bottled water, Jars of sauces for things such as bolognaise and curries, UHT milk, and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Wednesday at 7.30 pm – Quiz Night via Zoom.  Not a fundraiser – join in just for fun!
Zoom link via Church website and Facebook

Every Thursday at 11.30 am – Chat via Zoom. An invitation from David Tuson, Church & Community Worker to share in a social time together and virtual coffee time catch-up.  It is a great opportunity to chat face to face (all be it virtually) with other members of the Church Family. To join the meeting please click on or use the link below:
https://zoom.us/j/95986431118
Any problems or questions about this ring Dave on 07817007780

Advance Notice:  Wednesday 15th July at 8pm (via Facebook) – An evening with John Lennox,  internationally renowned speaker and author of several books on the interface of science, philosophy and religion.

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.

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 1st July –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 5th July – 10.30 am Communion Service- Acts 9 —The conversion of Saul, Tabitha is raised from the dead.

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