Order of Service, 9th August 2020

Sunday 9th August 2020
Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
Acts 17
Paul in Athens

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

For this new day

Thank you God!

For each other

Thank you God!

For family and friends

Thank you God!

For time to worship

Thank you God!

For the gift of hope

Thank you God!

For joy found in Jesus

Thank you God!

Hymn – Bless the Lord O My Soul (10,000 Reasons)

Hymn – Christ our Hope in Life and Death

Prayers and the Lords Prayer

Sign of the Week

Family Time – The Acts of the A-Puppets, Chapter 17

Hymn – Teach me to dance to the beat of your heart

Bible Readings –

Acts 17 v1-9 v16-24, v29-34

Hymn – Come living God when least expected (R&S 354)


Hymn – God forgave my sin in Jesus name

Prayers for Others

Hymn – You’re the Word of God the Father

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.

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.

Holiday Fun by Zoom – 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 Morwenna on office@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.

Friday – Items for the next Newsletter—please send to Kate Gray—magazine@wokingurc.org.uk by this Friday. 

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.

The Minister will be on holiday between 13th and 21st August.  Please contact one of your pastoral Elders, the Church & Community Worker or the Church Secretary in her absence.  The Church Administrator will be on leave until Monday 17th August.  Please contact the Church Secretary for anything urgent.

Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 12th August –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 16th August – 10.30 am Morning Worship– Special all age service led by the Brierleys and featuring guest storyteller Bob Hartman