Palm Sunday

28th March 2021

Live stream All-age Worship

with Brigades’ Parade

led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

and Brigades’ Leaders and Children

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!

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

Notices and Call to Worship, Oliver Stillwell

Hymn – Hosanna


Hymn – Sing Hosanna (Give me joy in my heart), (R&S 523)

Prayers of Approach and Confession – The Junior Girls’ Bridgade

The Lord’s Prayer – The Junior Boys’ Brigade

Family Time 1 – ”It’s a great day to sell palm leaves”

Hymn – We have a King who rides a donkey


Bible Readings

Psalm 118 v1-2, 19-29
Matthew 21 v1 – 11

Family Time 2 – Jesus’ rocky road to the cross

Hymn – From heaven you came helpless babe (R&S 522)

Prayers of Thanksgiving and for Others, including ‘Sign of the Week’.

Offering

Hymn – Lift high the cross (R&S 422)


Closing Prayer—Anchor Boys and Explorer Girls.

Blessing and The Grace

NEWS AND NOTICES


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.
There is no Zoom Prayer time this week—back next week.

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 recently). 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.

Leading Worship elsewhere. 
One of the Church’s Lay Preachers, Sydney Shore, is leading worship for Egham United Church this morning.

MondayThe Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade Zoom meetings
Last one before the two-week Easter break.
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 

Tuesday – 10 am – Prayers for the Church’s work with children and young people. – Last one before the two-week Easter break.
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

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.

Thursday – 11.30 am to 12.30 at the Church. Gifts for the York Road Project  Regular items welcomed – Bottled water, jars of sauces for things such as      bolognaise and curries, small UHT milk pots, fresh chicken or beef and fresh fruit and vegetables. Supplementary list – coffee sachets, pot noodles/snack pots, deodorants/ antiperspirants, shaving foam/razors and men’s NEW underwear (small & medium) but no other clothing for the time being.

Lent Jars of Change WaterAid appeal.  As collecting change in jars will not be easy during Lent you are invited to make a donation in one of the following ways – 1.by going to the Woking URC website and selecting the CAFdonate link for WaterAid  2.by bank transfer, reference WaterAid or 3.by cheque, payable to Woking URC, with WaterAid on the back and sent either to Chris Temple at home or addressed to him at the Church.
Easter@Home by Zoom for children and young people on Thursday 8th April at 10 am.  Contact Leonie Fisher, Children & Youth Worker for details. Please ensure that you have booked by the end of today so that information packs can be prepared and delivered in time.

Alpha Course introduction to the Christian Faith by Zoombegins on Thursday 15th April at 7.30 pm.  Contact David Tuson, Church & Community Worker for details.

Next Worship occasions:
Please display the Palm Cross on your front door or window all this week until just after Easter Day

Wednesday 31st March at 7 pm – Pause for Prayer
Maundy Thursday, 1st April at 8 pm – Live stream Communion Service
Good Friday, 2nd April at 10 am – Live stream Service
Churches Together Act of Worship and Witness this event cannot be a public gathering this year.  Instead, please take time to view it online. Available from 10 am and then for several days via:
 https://youtu.be/k-K0mK5GJI0 
Easter Day, 4th April at 10.30 am – Live Stream Celebration Communion    Service with Reception of new Church Members

Wednesday 7th April at 7 pm –
Pause for Prayer
Sunday 11th April at 10.30 am – Morning Worship

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