Order of Service 30 Aug 2020

Sunday 30th August 2020

Live stream Morning Worship led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Acts 23-28
Paul – arrested, questioned and sent to Rome

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 – Praise my soul, the King of heaven (R&S 104)

Hymn – What is our hope in life and death
(Christ our hope in life and death)

Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer Sign of the week

Family Time – The Acts of the A-Puppets

Hymn – In my wrestling (My lighthouse)

Bible Readings – Acts 26

Hymn–Before the throne of God above


Hymn – Now when peace like a river

Prayers for Others

Hymn – Blessed assurance (This is my story)


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.

Please note – no Jars of Change collection this week. Back again for last time on Wednesday 9th September.

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

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 2nd September –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 6th September – 10.30 am Communion Service – Acts: The Next Chapter