Morning Worship led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
Creation and Covenant – The Call of Abraham
This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via the Church’s website – www.wokingurc.org.uk 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
ORDER OF SERVICE
Welcome and Notices
Call to Worship
Hymns – I will enter/Jubilate (R&S 386/713)
Sing of the Lord’s goodness
Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – From the breaking of the dawn
Bible Readings – Genesis 12 v1-4
– Hebrews 11 v8-12
Hymn – To Abraham and Sarah (R&S 553)
Hymn – Faithful God
Prayers for Others
Hymn – Guide me O thou Great Jehovah (R&S 345)
Blessing & The Grace
NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Please continue to wear your mask, when moving around the building and for singing if possible. While seated during the Service it may now be removed if you wish.
You are invited to have refreshments after the Service.
Permits for Heathside Car Park (free parking each Sunday 9.30-1.00) are
available from Welcomers.
The Traidcraft Stall is open today in the Forum with a selection of fairtrade goods and catalogues for orders.
If you would like to give to 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 will be a plate at the back of the Church for anyone wishing to make a cash donation or for Free-will offering envelopes.
At other Churches today – The Revd David Netherwood is leading worship at St Andrew’s URC, Walton-on-Thames and Phil Ray is worshipping at Beacon Hill URC, Hindhead (in his capacity as a Synod Children & Youth Development Officer) and then will assist the Church Meeting with its application for the Children & Youth Friendly Church Award
Commitment for Life – this URC world development appeal will run through October. If you have not yet received details please contact one of your pastoral Elders. There are spare copies of the booklet in the Forum, and gift envelopes if you would like to donate that way. The Dona machine for card giving is available in the Forum today.
The Bible Course – has started but it is not too late to join in. The next sessions, will be on
Thursday 21st October at 7.45 pm via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83597009666 Meeting ID: 835 9700 9666
There will also be a session at 10am in the person at the Church on the same days as the evening sessions. The in person sessions are primarily for parents of younger children who are otherwise engaged in the early evening. Course books are £5. Enquiries for booking and the books should be directed to the Church Office.
Orders for 2022! Prayer Handbook (£5) – order from Joan Smyth by 31st October
The URC magazine Reform in paper (£29.50) or digital (£18.00) format – 10 issues (no price increase) easy payment outlined in the Magazine and enquiries to Janet Collinson – order by 23rd October.
Getting ready for Christmas! A change of charity providing Christmas gift shoe boxes to Link to Hope means an earlier final date for bringing filled boxes – 31st October. Leaflets describing what would be appreciated are available in the Forum. There will be a Knitting Fellowship Stall today and next Sunday selling items suitable for the gift shoe boxes.
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 email@example.com or contact Tiny in the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. The volunteer shifts will be 3.5 hours and there are opportunities to volunteer to serve refreshments so do ask Tiny about that too.
Could you help with refreshments on a Sunday or be a Welcomer? This is just a monthly commitment if more people join in and is an important part of the Church’s life in making everyone feel welcome. Please contact Morwenna in the Church office if you feel this is something you could do – email@example.com – or speak to the Minister or Church Secretary at the door this morning.
|TODAY||Knitting Fellowship Stall in the foyer selling items suitable for including in Christmas gift shoe boxes|
|MONDAY||7.00Girls’ 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; 6.00-7.00 Junior Boys
7.15-9.15 Company Section and Seniors
|TUESDAY||Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park (until Thursday)|
10.00am Prayers for Children & Youth Work NEW Zoom link is:
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
7.30pm Elders’ Meeting
|WEDNESDAY||10.00am Baby & Toddler Group meeting at the Church. Booking is requested. Please book via https://bit.ly/3uJoBgD|
|THURSDAY||10.00am Prayers for help and healing in person at the Church followed by coffee and social time at 10.30 Participation via Zoom also available – link for both is: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118. Should you need it, the|
meeting ID is 959-8643-1118
11.30am – 12.30 Collection of goods for the York Road Project
|NEXT SUNDAY||10.30 Morning Worship led by the Minister – Exodus and Promised Land – The Torah, the Burning Bush, the Exodus and the Passover|
Knitting Fellowship stall after the Service
|UP-COMING||Sunday 31st October – the alternative Halloween event for children and young people in the afternoon and evening|