Second Sunday in Advent, 6th December 2020

Live stream Communion Service
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
Sharing the Hope

This Service, broadcast live from the Church, can be found via Facebook – – or the front page of the Church’s website –   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 – .

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 or if you are unable to email telephone Dave Tuson on 07817 007780.

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Hymn – Come thou long expected Jesus (R&S 138)

Hymn – From the Squalor of a borrowed stable

Lighting of the Advent Candle & Sign of the Week

Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Sign of the week

Hymn – Many years ago (tune: Jingle Bells)

Bible Readings –

Isaiah 11 v1-9
Luke 1 v26-45


Hymn – Like a candle flame

Prayers for others


Hymn – Tell out my soul (R&S 740)

Blessing and The Grace


Join us for Pause for Prayer every Wednesday at 7pm on and

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 –

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.

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: or .

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 :
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050  Passcode: WURCyouth

Wednesday 11 am Short Service in the Church with a small congregation. This will be for around half an hour with a 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 register your interest in coming at  or leave a message on the church office phone. There will be another Service on Wednesday 16th October

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).

Extra appeal – Christmas Gifts for yourSanctuary (women’s refuges). The following would be appreciated -Toiletries, chocolates, socks, gloves, scarves, jewellery, individual Christmas puddings and small iced cakes, slippers and dressing gowns. All clothing items MUST be new, please. Collection also on 9th & 16th December. If you cannot get to the Church but have a gift please contact David Tuson.

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: 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 –  

Your Christmas greetings to the Church family.  If you would like to ‘send’ these within a special supplement in the Church newsletter, please send you words /design to – or by this coming Wednesday, 9th December. Donations are invited for WaterAid (via Church website, direct to Church bank account or by cheque) as you will have saved on cards and postage (this is instead of the cards exchange and display at the Church which is not possible this year).

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

Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 9th December-
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Third Sunday in Advent 13th December – 10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister.  Walking in Hope
Fourth Sunday in Advent, 20th December – first Sunday services with a small congregation present at 10.30am – visit to book or leave a message on the office answerphone.
Carol Service , 4.00pm Sunday 20th December – visit to book or leave a message on the office answerphone.