Led by Sydney Shore CBE
Sydney is an Assembly Accredited Lay Preacher in the URC and is a Member of this Church. He regularly leads worship in several different Churches in Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire
Groups for children and young people meet after sharing in the first part of the service.
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 – email@example.com . 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
The Church is fitted with a loop system. The words of hymns and songs, and Bible readings etc are displayed on the screen. Bibles and hymn books in standard and large print are also available from the Welcomers. 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.
Welcome and Notices
Call to Worship Psalm 80 v19
Hymn – Angel voices ever singing (R&S 405)
Great is the darkness
Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – For I’m building a people of power
We share the blessing with one another
Children and Young people continue in groups
Bible Reading – Hebrews 11 v29 – 12 v2 – Read by Jenny White
Luke 12 v49-56- Read by Stewart Alexander
Hymn – Who would true valour see (R&S 557)
Hymn – Fight the good fight (R&S 496)
Prayers of Intercession, Offering and dedication
Hymn – For the all saints (R&S 658)
NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish. They will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary, or in the Church garden instead of the Sanctuary if fine. Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other. If you would like to make a donation to the ecumenical Christian charity, Embrace, which helps marginalised and vulnerable communities in the middle east there are bowls at the serving points and also a line on the Dona card machine in the Forum.
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 not be open today or next Sunday. Back 28th August. For any urgent supplies or orders please see Margaret Bradley
If you would like to donate to the work of the Church his 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 be 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. Vivien Gerhold is at Egham United Church, Andrew Gibb is at Wonersh URC and the Revd David Netherwood is at St Andrew’s URC, Walton and Weybridge
Forthcoming election of Elders. There is a box for completed nomination forms in the Forum. Spare copies of the letter and nomination forms are also available.
Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Revd Mark Westerman, a former Minister of York Road URC. This will be held on Thursday 25th August at 2 pm at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham, and will be live streamed on that Church’s YouTube.
The URC’s Jubilee celebrations will be happening in London on Saturday 1st October. Details of events that day can be found via the URC website: www.urc.org.uk or by using the various links set out below. Everyone is welcome to attend any part of the day. https://urc.org.uk/who-we-are/our-50th-anniversary/50th-anniversary-tickets/
Service at 2.30 pm at Westminster Central Hall:
Open Church House, Tavistock Place in the morning:
Walk from Tavistock Place to Westminster:
Collection point for the York Road Project and yourSanctuary every Sunday. Items which would be appreciated are: Sugar sachets, coffee sachets, jars of coffee, tea; pasta, rice; squash (orange or blackcurrant), 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.
It may be Summer but it is time to think about booking for a Christmas pantomime. A Church group reservation has been made for Cinderella at the New Victoria Theatre on Thursday 29th December at 7 pm. Good stalls seats for only £18 (full price would be £34.50). No need to pay until 25th September, but don’t delay booking. There is a sign-up sheet in the Forum every Sunday.
Please Note: Weekday groups for children and young people are not meeting during the school holidays (except Tuesday Summer Special – see below)
|TUESDAY||From 9.00am with Breakfast and All-age Prayers for Children and Young People Summer Special (throughout the school holidays). N.B. Not on Zoom.|
|THURSDAY||11.00 am Communion Service with Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time|
Zoom – link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
1.00pm Lunch Club
|NEXT SUNDAY||10.30am Morning Worship led by Revd Howard Sharp|
Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and yourSanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday. See list on previous page
|UP-COMING||30th August—1st September, Holiday at Home,|
Booking Forms in the Forum. Further details from David Tuson, Church & Community Worker.