Second Sunday in Advent

4th December 2022, 10.30am

Communion Service with Reception of new Church Members
Led by the 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.


Welcome and Notices

Call to worship

Hymn – Crown him with many crowns (R&S 262)
                   – Worthy of every song (Build my life)

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Lighting of the Advent Candles

Reception of New Church Members

Hymn – O how good it is when the family of God

Children and Young people continue in groups

Bible Reading – Isaiah 11 v1-10 read by Julie Roxburgh
                        – Matthew 3 v1-12 read by David Kember


Hymn – Come thou long expected Jesus (R&S 360)

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – From the squalor of a borrowed stable


Hymn – You’re the Word of God the Father

Blessing & The Grace


You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish. They will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary.  Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.

Christmas greetings cards to the neighbourhood.
Please offer to help deliver these this week to around 2000 homes in the area of the Church – collect a bundle in the foyer this morning.

Heathside parking permits.
Free parking every Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm.  Ask a Welcomers for one to display in your car.

The Traidcraft Stall will be open today in the Forum after the Service for purchases and orders— Check out the catalogue for Christmas gift ideas.

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 Home page, and the contactless device in the Forum is also
available.  There is a plate at the back of the Church and an offering bag under the Dona device in the Forum for anyone wishing to make a cash donation.

Leading Worship elsewhere.  The Revd David Netherwood is at Sefton Road URC, Morcambe and Sydney Shore is at Fleet URC this morning.

Gifts  welcomed next Sunday (11th December) for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary requested gifts from both organisations are listed below:

York Road Project
– As well as the usual items (which include Sugar sachets, coffee sachets, jars of coffee, tea; pasta, rice;  squash, bottled or cans of water; pot noodles; fresh fruit and vegetables; individually wrapped biscuits or other snacks, individual chocolate bars, tinned goods; boxer shorts (new) – men’s small and medium). 
The York Road Project would be grateful to receive any of the following over the Christmas period:
Chocolate selection boxes, Christmas baking boxes for client activities, Tins of
chocolates, Flavoured syrups for coffee and hot chocolate, Mince pies, Hot chocolate, Crackers and cheese, Squirty cream, Tubs of snacks (such as Cheese balls, pretzels, cheese straws), Mini marshmallows

Your Sanctuary
– chocolates, individual Christmas cakes and puddings, jewellery, scarves, toiletries, dressing gowns, pyjamas, and slippers.
These are usually given unwrapped so the Staff may allocate appropriately. (We do not give presents for the children, as other organisations in Woking provide these.)


TODAYChildren’s and Adult’s singing practice after the Service
5.30pm Youth Group
MONDAYBoys’ and Girls’ Brigade groups -Anchors and Explorers (ages 4/5 – school year 3) 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Junior Section Boys and Girls (school years 4-6) 5:30pm to 7pm
Company, Senior and Brigader Sections (school years 7-13) 7:15pm to 8:45pm (Girls finish) and 9:15pm (Boys finish)
TUESDAY9.30am Prayers for Children & Young People in person and on Zoom.  Link is:
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050   Passcode: WURCyouth
11.00am Bible Study Group (in the Youth Room)
7.15pm Elders’ Meeting
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
THURSDAY10.00am Refill (Bible Study Group for parents and carers)
11.00am NB New Permanent Time – Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and
social time Zoom – link:
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118 .
NEXT SUNDAYThird Sunday in Advent
10.30am Christingle Service with Brigades’ Parade and bringing gifts for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary led by the Minister (please see list on previous page)
4.00pm Service of Carols and Readings followed by tea.
UP-COMINGWednesday 14th December
11.10am – Toddler Group Christmas Service—all are welcome
8,00pm—Christmas Praise (in person at the Church)
Thursday 15th December at 1.00pm—Christmas Lunch Club (book your place with David Tuson)
Saturday 17th December at 9.30am—Children’s Fun Morning
Sunday 18th December at 10.30am—Christmas
Festival Nativity Service—all age.