Second Sunday in Advent, 5th December 2021 10.30am

Baptism and Reception of new Church Members
led by Revd Lucy Brierley

This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via the Church’s website – our YouTube Channel  or via our Facebook page. There is an archive of service recordings, including this one, on our website which can be viewed at home.  If you would like some help to access any of these please email – .  If you would like a recording of this Service, and any other, they are available in various formats by request. Please contact the Church Office


The Church is fitted with a loop system.  The words of hymns and songs, and Bible readings etc are displayed on the screen.  As the Service is live streamed you (and / or your family) could be on camera as efforts are made to help those watching at home to feel a part of the worshipping congregation in the Church, if you have any concerns regarding this please speak to an elder or welcomer.

Please continue to wear your mask, if you are able, throughout the Service and while in other parts of the building.

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Hymns –     O Come, O Come Immanuel (v1, 2, 3, 6, 7) (R&S 126)
                             Make way, make way (R&S 141)

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Lighting of the Advent Candles

Reception of New Church Members

Baptism of Kasuba Mwanza

Sung Blessing – The Lord Bless you and keep you (R&S 420)

Hymn – He’s got the whole world in his hands

Bible Reading  – Isaiah 40 v1-11
                                         – Luke 3 v1-6


Hymn – How lovely on the mountains (Our God reigns)

Prayers for Others


Hymn – Who would think that what was needed (R&S 178)


Hymn – From the squalor of a borrowed stable

Blessing & The Grace


You are invited to have refreshments after the Service in the Forum or at the front of the Sanctuary.

Christmas greetings to the neighbourhood. 
These will be available in the foyer in road bundles this morning.  Please help deliver around 2000 cards in the vicinity of the Church

Donations to WaterAid.
Final opportunity today to make a donation as part of the Christmas greetings supplement, or just to support this charity. Please use the contactless machine in the foyer.

The Traidcraft Stall
will be open in the Forum after the Service.

If you would like to donate to the work of the Church this can be done in a variety of ways as described on the “Giving to the Church” page of the website. For one-off gifts, there is a direct link to the Dona online page from the “Give Online” button on the Homepage, and the contactless device in the Forum is also available. There will be a plate at the back of the Church for anyone wishing to make a cash donation or for Free-will offering envelopes.

Leading worship elsewhere Andrew Gibb is at Cobham United Church, the Revd David Netherwood is at Sefton Road URC, Morecambe, and Sydney Shore is at Windsor URC.

Next Sunday, 12th December In the morning, at the Christingle Service you are invited to bring gifts for yourSanctuary, the women’s and children’s refuge and the York Road Project for homeless people.  The following would be welcomed -Slippers, dressing gowns and nightwear for yourSanctuary and, for either charity, selection boxes, chocolates, Christmas cakes and mince pies.  There is no need to designate any item they will be sorted appropriately after the service.

In the afternoon at 4 pm on that day there will be a Service of Carols and Readings.  There will be tea after the service and in order to have some idea of the number staying would you please add your name to the sign-up sheet today or send an email or leave a telephone message in the Church Office. 

Helping to make Sundays happen –
if you are willing to act as a Welcomer, serve refreshments or read the Bible in the Service please contact Morwenna – or leave a  message on 01483 763078.

Covid Vaccination Hub at the Church.  
If you would like to offer to be a volunteer please contact the NHS volunteer coordinator, Nikki Kane, on or contact Tiny in the church office ( for more information.


TODAYChildren’s singing practice for Christmas straight after the Service
3.00 pm Tea@3
5.00 pm Adults’ singing practice
5.45 pm FURY (11+ and teens) evening group
MONDAYGirls’ Brigade – 5.30-6.30 Explorers; 5.30-7.00 Juniors;
7.00-8.30 Seniors and Brigaders
Boys’ Brigade – 5.30-6.30 Anchor Boys; 6.00-7.30 Junior Boys 7.15-9.15 Company Section and Seniors
TUESDAY10.00am  Prayers for Children & Young People – Zoom link is:
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
Passcode: WURCyouth
7.15pm Elders’ Meeting
WEDNESDAY10.00am  Baby & Toddler Group meeting at the Church.  No need to book, but adult spaces are limited to 20.
7.00pm Pause for Prayer with Carols live streamed from the Church.
THURSDAY10.00am Prayers for help and healing followed by coffee and social time at 10.30 – Zoom only this week   
Participation for both via – link:  
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
1.00pm Lunch Club Christmas Special
NEXT SUNDAYThird Sunday in Advent
10.30 am Christingle Service with Brigades’ Parade and bringing gifts – please see previous page for list
4.00 pm  Service of Carols and Readings followed by tea – please see previous page about tea
5.00 pm – Adults’ practice for Christmas singing
5.45 pm – FURY (11+ and teens) Evening Group
Collection of goods for the York Road Project now happens each Sunday – list of what would be appreciated is in the November Magazine.
UP-COMINGWednesday 15th December at 11.10 am – Baby & Toddler Group short Christmas Service – all welcome
Saturday 18th December at 9.30 am – Children’s Fun Morning
Sunday 19th December at 10.30 am – All age Christmas Festival Nativity Service