Order of Service Sunday 11th October 2020

Live stream Service
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
BIG Questions part 2

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 – Open the eyes of my heart Lord

Hymn – Christ be in my waking

Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer

Sign of the Week

Family Time

Hymn – If I were a Butterfly

Bible Readings –

Psalm 105
Hebrew 1 v1-4

BIG Questions Part 2

Hymn–Christ is the world’s light (R&S 600)

Prayers for others

Hymn – Be thou my vision (R&S 489)

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 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.
Orders for 2021 Reform, Prayer Handbook and URC Diary are now
being taken. 
Reform for 10 issues is £29.50 (paper copy) or £18 (digital copy) – current subscribers have details; new subscribers please see
newsletter or contact office@wokingurc.org.uk or telephone Janet Collinson 01483 837920.  The Prayer Handbook is £5 and Diaries are £7 (£10 large size) – order from Joan Smyth – jb.smyth@btinternet.com or tel 01932 343986.

Another mid-week Service at the Church on Wednesday 21st October at 11 am
This will be for around half an hour again with a similar reflective time to worship and music before and after.  Due to social distancing rules, numbers will be limited, and places do need to be booked.  Please contact – office@wokingurc.org.uk or text or telephone David Tuson on 07817 007780.  It is also important that if after booking you find you are unable to attend you do make contact in case there is someone waiting for a place.  This Service will not be live streamed.


Commitment for Life – Details of this appeal have been distributed.  If you have not received anything yet please contact the Church Office –
office@wokingurc.org.uk or telephone Robin Gray on 01252 540568.
Please respond as you are able via the Church’s website, directly to the Church bank account or by cheque in the post.
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  Age groups meeting at various times starting from 6pm until 8pm.  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://us02web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050   Passcode: WURCyouth
Wednesday – 11 am to 12 noon at the Church.
Gifts for the York Road Project currently welcomed – fresh fruit and vegetables including potatoes, bottled water, cooking sauces, snacks, crisps and pot noodles or similar.  There is also a need for deodorants/ antiperspirants, shaving foam and razors, mens underwear (small & medium in size), PPE / hygiene products (anti-bacterials, gloves, masks & handwash) and the following clothing: men’s shoes (sizes: 7-11), – 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.
Friday – last day for copy for the next newsletter to be sent to Kate Gray, magazine@wokingurc.org.uk
One of the Church’s Lay Preachers, Vivien Gerhold, is leading worship at Egham United Church this morning.
Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 14th October –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 18th October- 10.30 am Morning Worship – Big Questions – final part of a three week series.  Please email your questions to: office@wokingurc.org.uk (or post them to the Church), or ask them via the Church website https://wokingurc.org.uk/bigquestions/
More Big Questions with Prof Alister McGrath on Wednesday 21st October at 8 pm The theologian-scientist takes your questions on life, faith, science and scripture.  Streamed live on the Church Facebook page and via the Church website (just the same link as the Sunday Services)..  Please email your questions to: office@wokingurc.org.uk (or post them to the Church), or ask them via the Church website https://wokingurc.org.uk/bigquestions/