Order of Service 2nd August 2020

Sunday 2nd August 2020
Communion Service
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
Acts 16
In prison in Philippi

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

Alpha and Omega God,
when our worship becomes stale:
            shake us up.

When our lives become complacent:
            shake us up.

When we take people for granted:
            shake us up.

When our prayers are half-hearted:
            shake us up.

When our days are predictable:
            shake us up.

When we say we can’t:
            shake us up.


Hymn – Come people of the risen King

Hymn – Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine

Prayers and the Lords Prayer

Sign of the Week

Family Time – The Acts of the A-Puppets, Chapter 16

Hymn – Be Bold, Be Strong

Bible Readings –

Acts 16 v9-40
Acts 13 v22-41

Sermon –

Hymn – Faithful God

Prayers for others

Hymn – As your family, Lord see us here


Hymn – By faith we see the hand of God

Blessing & The Grace

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

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.

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.

The Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades are now on their summer break

The Prayers for the Church’s work with children and young people are also not meeting until    September.

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.

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.

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.

Christian Aid Coronavirus Appeal.  Under ‘normal circumstances’ there would have been a retiring offering today for this emergency appeal.  Instead please give on-line via – www.christianaid.org.uk – then click on Coronavirus Appeal or telephone 020 7523 2269.

 Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 5th August –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 9th August – 10.30 am Morning Worship- Acts 17 – Paul in Athens