Led by The Revd Lucy Brierley
Believing and Belonging
Where are we now?
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
Hymn – Come people of the risen King
– Come set your rule and reign (Build your Kingdom Here)
Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer
Singing Group – O how good it is
Children and Young people continue in groups
Bible Reading – Luke 19 v1-10 read by Janet Collinson
– Romans 12 v 1-21 read by Sue Loudon
Hymn – The Church’s one foundation (R&S 566)
Hymn – Summoned by the God who made us
Prayers for others and Offering Prayer
Hymn – Lord of the Church
Blessing & The Grace
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. Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.
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 not be open today. Back next Sunday. For urgent supplies and orders today please see Margaret Bradley
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. Vivien Gerhold is at Stoughton Methodist Church, the Revd David Netherwood is at St Pauls URC, Bracknell and Sydney Shore is at Egham United Church this morning.
Lunch and Church Meeting on Sunday 27th November. There are sign-up sheets in the Forum today for lunch, to help with lunch and for childcare during the Church Meeting. If you would like an agenda and papers printed for you please contact Morwenna, Church administrator – Office@wokingurc.org.uk or phone 01483 763078. The election of Elders will take place at the meeting. If you are unable to attend but would like to vote please ask John West for a ballot paper.
Serving the Church on Sundays. The rotas for the first quarter of 2023 will be drawn up soon. If you are willing to be a Welcomer, serve refreshments, do a Bible reading or clear up after Communion please let Morwenna, Church Administrator know – firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 01483 763078.
Welcoming people to the Church during the week. The Church is a busy place every day with people coming to the various groups and activities which meet regularly as well as the vaccination centre. The Church has also registered as a Warm Welcome place and there will be people coming in so that heating costs in their homes can be reduced. If you would like to be a Welcomer to offer refreshments and an opportunity to talk, please contact Tiny, Premises Manager –
email@example.com or phone 01483 763078.
Christmas Greetings: This year we will again be producing, with your help, a Christmas greetings special as has been so successful in recent years. If you want to send your Christmas greetings to the whole Church family, please send your messages, Christmas pictures or photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd December. These will then all be included in a Christmas ‘Extra’ dedicated to the whole Church family which will be issued during December. As usual, thinking of the savings made on card purchases and postage, you are asked to make a donation to WaterAid.
Collection point for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary 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. Your Sanctuary would particularly be grateful for toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion.
Please check your Junk! Our bulk emails are sent out by our management system (IKnowChurch) which unfortunately means that sometimes they end up in Junk mail boxes. Please do check your junk, and add us to your white list if you have one!
Thursday 1st December. Services for Rita Pullen – 2 pm at Woking Crematorium and 3 pm at the Church, followed by tea. Everyone welcome at either or both Services.
Changes to this calendar will be announced in Church or by email from the Church office.
|Girls’ Brigade Cake Stall after the Service in the foyer in aid of Toilet Twinning
4.00pm Newcomers’ Tea
|Boys’ 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)
|9.30am Prayers for Children & Young People in person and on Zoom. Link is: https://bit.ly/3fBbrv9
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050 Passcode: WURCyouth
|10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
|11.00am NB New Permanent Time – 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
|Copy for the December/January issue of the Church Magazine should reach the editor, Kate Gray – email@example.com
|Boys’ Brigade Battalion Juniors team games and 5-a-side football
10.30am Morning Worship led by John Sinclair.
Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday