Order of service, Sunday 16th August 2020

Sunday 16th August 2020

Streamed All Age Worship led by the Brierley
Family with guest storyteller Revd Bob Hartman

Bob is a storyteller and author with a creative and dramatic approach to communicating Christianity.  Originally from the USA, he is the author of several books including the Lion Storyteller Bible and Telling the Gospel.  He is to be the theme leader at the Churches’ Family Weekend, now happening in October 2021.

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 – This is the day

Hymn – I will enter his gates

Hymn – Jubilate

Remembering our Faith Signs with Alice

Highlights and Stories from Acts with Bob Hartman

Hymn – Creep creep creep (Let your light shine)


Hymn – O for a Thousand tongues (R&S 285)

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 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
The Zoom meet up while you have your refreshments will not happen today. It will be back next Sunday.

News and Notices

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.

Summer@Home for Children and Young People – 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 Leonie on childrenyouth@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.

Saturday at 10.30am Woking People of Faith are hosting another Women’s Zoom coffee morning.  If you are interested in joining please email the WPOF administrator at administrator@wpof.org.uk or phone 07856052176 and she will send you the link to join.

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 until 21st August.  Please contact one of your pastoral Elders, the Church & Community Worker or the Church Secretary in her absence. 

Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 19th August –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 23rd August – 10.30 am Morning Worship– Acts 18-22 – Paul’s adventures at sea and on dry land.