Order of Service for 20th December 2020

Fourth Sunday in Advent

20th December 2020

Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Joy to the World

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 for several weeks 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

Hymn – Angels from the realms of glory (R&S 163)

Hymn – Come and join the celebration (R&S 166)

Lighting of the Advent Candle & Sign of the Week

Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Heaven invites you to a party

Bible Readings –
John 1 v1-18


Hymn – Before the world began (R&S 180)

Prayers for others

Hymn – Go tell it on the mountain (R&S 164)

Blessing and 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
Today at 4pm—Carol Service live streamed only

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

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 will not be held during the school holidays.

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

Are You Lonesome Tonight?  
The work being undertaken by Redeeming Our Communities, Woking (ROC), which includes local Churches, is to find out just how badly loneliness and social isolation are affecting local people. A short online survey to try to identify their causes is being issued. If you are willing to complete the survey the link is:  https://www.facebook.com/WOK.ROC  or search @WOK.ROC from within Facebook.  Hard copies will be available in January. 

Wednesday – 11 am to 12 noon at the Church.
Gifts for the York Road Project Regular items welcomed – Bottled water, Jars of sauces for e.g. bolognaise & curries, UHT milk, vegetables & fresh fruit. Supplementary list – deodorants/antiperspirants, shaving foam, razors, PPE/hygiene products (anti-bacterials, gloves, masks & handwash) and the following clothing: men’s underwear (small & medium), men’s and women’s jumpers & jackets, thermals (small / medium), hats, gloves & scarfs (unisex).

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.

Be a telephone befriender.
There will be an invitation on the neighbourhood card, particularly to those who are feeling lonely, to make contact with the Church and to receive friendly phone calls. If you feel that this is something you could do, please contact David Tuson – 07817 007780. or  churchcommunity@wokingurc.org.uk

Christian Aid Christmas Appeal
– Giving is best done through WURC’s Just Giving page “Christian Aid Christmas Appeal” via the link on the Church website. Christian Aid will receive the donation, including any gift aid, directly and no charges are deducted. If you prefer, then you can pay direct to the church bank account (Sort Code: 40-47-08; Account No: 3189024) reference CAid, or by cheque payable to Woking URC with CAid written on the back. Cheques can be sent to the church, marked for the attention of Chris Temple, or direct to his home address.

Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 23rd December-
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Christmas Eve, Thursday 24th December at 4pm Crib service
Christmas Day, Friday 25th December at 10am – Family service
Sunday 27th December at 10.30am – Morning worship led by Andrew Gibb – Sharing the Joy. 

In view of the Covid tier change which places Woking in Tier 3, it has been decided, in the interest of safety, not to hold in-person Services while the Tier 3 restrictions apply.  All services will continue to be live streamed.

One Reply to “Order of Service for 20th December 2020”

  1. Malcolm Stewart

    My wife and I (over 80) are members of Helensburgh URC 20miles W of Glasgow.
    Our usual zoom morning service was off this week so I searched you tube for another, and God directed us to your morning streamed service.
    We were both extremely pleased to be part of your online congregation . We found the whole service absolutely spiritually satisfying and pleasurable .
    We went online for the carol service at 4pm and we we found it most enjoyable. We have since looked up your excellent website and bookmarked it for the future. We will certainly follow your church activities in future
    Pass on our Christmas wishes to everyone. We will follow your Christmas service as ours has been cancelled with our lock down.
    Love and greetings from Scotland, Malcolm and Moyra Stewart

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