28th February 2021
Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
Take up your cross and follow
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or if you are unable to email telephone Dave Tuson on 07817 007780.
Welcome and Notices
Call to Worship
Hymn – O Lord my God (How great thou art) (R&S 117)
Hymn – The Splendour of the King
Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer
Sign of the Week
Hymn – I have decided to follow Jesus
Bible Readings –
Genesis 17 v1-7, 15, 16
Mark 8 v31-38
Hymn – Will you come and follow me (R&S 558)
Hymn – Hear the call of the Kingdom
Prayers for Others
Hymn – By Faith we see the hand of God
Blessing and the Grace
NEWS AND NOTICES
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 – https://zoom.us/j/93577271257
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Two of the Church’s Lay Preachers are leading worship for other Churches today – Vivien Gerhold for Trinity Methodist Church, Woking and, Sydney Shore for Emmanuel URC, Normandy.
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
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.
Friday – World Day of Prayer. Local Service available on YouTube from 10.30 am (and for several weeks) through link – ‘Parish of St Peter, Woking’. Woking URC Band taking part. If you would like to make a donation to the annual appeal linked to the Service this may be done on-line: https://www.wwdp.org.uk/product/make-a-donation/
Friday – last day for copy for the next newsletter to be sent to Kate Gray – email@example.com
February is Charities Month A number of charities ‘lost out’ in 2020 as all could have expected to have received the proceeds from Church collections (money and goods) and events – Children with Special Needs Foundation, Eikon, Embrace the Middle East, Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, York Road Project and yourSanctuary. There is now an opportunity for you to make an estimate of how much you might have given to them in one way or another during the year and to make a donation, if you are able. There are three ways to donate – link on the Church website, directly to the Church bank account or a cheque sent to the Church Treasurer.
Next Worship occasions:
Wednesday 3rd March at 7pm – Pause for Prayer
Sunday 7th March at 10.30 am – Third Sunday in Lent – Communion Service – Jesus overturns the tables in the Temple.
Wednesday 10th March at 7pm – Pause for Prayer
Sunday 14th March at 10.30 am – Fourth Sunday in Lent – Mothering Sunday. Morning Worship – For God so loved the world.