live streamed from the Church
led by Robin Gray
Robin is a serving Elder at this Church and in two of his other roles he is Safeguarding Co-ordinator and the advocate for the URC’s world development programme Commitment for Life
This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via the Church’s website – www.wokingurc.org.uk our YouTube Channel – www.youtube.com/channel/UCUfc8cYi_U8UX1elBV7biZg or via our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/wokingurc – The Service will be available to see for several weeks as well. If you would like some help to access any 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 – Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
Hymn – It is well with my soul
Prayers of Adoration & Confession & the Lord’s Prayer
Family time – Judith Eicke
Hymn – In Christ Alone
Bible Readings: Jeremiah 29 v10-13
Hebrews 10 v23-25
Hymn – In heavenly love abiding (R&S 590)
Hymn – All my hope on God is founded (R&S 586)
Prayers for Others and Offering Prayer
Hymn – We shall go out with hope of resurrection
NEWS AND NOTICES
The Church is working to a recommended policy of gradually lifting restrictions. Please continue to wear your mask if possible.
Tea and coffee will be served outside in the Church garden, weather permitting. Otherwise, refreshments will be served to you at tables inside.
If you would like to give to the Church this can be done in a variety of ways. There are two different links on the front page of the Church’s website or Facebook page – Cafonline and Givt, a new easy to use contactless device in the Forum and regular giving can also be set up by bank standing order.
It’s time to sit together again. The appeal for new chairs for the Sanctuary and Chapel is now open and there are four easy ways to donate:
1. By Bank transfer to – Woking URC Sort Code: 40-47-08 Account Number: 31890204 Ref: (Surname) – Chairs
2. By cheque payable to – Woking URC with “Chairs” written on the reverse.
3. Credit Cards – using the contactless device on the left of the doors from the Forum to the Foyer. Please select “Time to sit together”.
4. Online – using the link on the Church website and selecting “Time to sit together”.
Prayers are very important, particularly at this time when some are still in 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 this morning. Sydney Shore is at St Andrews URC, Walton-on-Thames
Some of the regular Zoom meetings, including some House Groups, are having a break for August. Please watch for starting dates either on Zoom or in person.
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 – YRP’s particular needs at the moment are: Fresh fruit and vegetables, Packets of Cup a soup, Individual packets of crisps, Small pots of UHT milk, Chocolate, Cereal bars, Small sachets of coffee, Sugar sachets, Individual bottles of water.
Please, do not donate, pasta, tea or pot noodles. They have ample supplies of those at present.
Friday – copy for the September Church Magazine should reach the editor – email@example.com
The Minister is on annual leave until 27th August. In her absence, please contact one of your pastoral Elders, the Church & Community Worker or the Church Secretary.
Your Fund Surrey. The Church has made an application for funding for some disability and easier access enhancements on the premises. An indication of support for the plans is a very important part of this process and notice is taken of the number of supporters. Many more are needed. All you are asked to do is to click on (or paste it into your browser) the link below and then indicate that you ‘like’ what is planned. There is no money involved and your ‘like’ may be the difference in receiving a grant or not! https://yourfundsurreymap.commonplace.is/comments/6019394b40384837a6b7b4a2
Forthcoming election of Elders. The box for completed nomination forms is in the Forum and will be there each Sunday until 19th September. Additional forms are also available.
Could you offer a lift to Church? Now that more people are able to return to Sunday Services there are requests for transport. If this is something you could offer to do occasionally it would be a great help. Please contact Dave Tuson, Church & Community Worker on 07817 007780 or email –
Next Worship occasions:
Wednesday 18th August at 7 pm – Pause for Prayer
Sunday 22nd August at 10.30 am – Morning Worship led by Robin Gray
Wednesday 25th August – no Pause for Prayer this week
Sunday 29th August at 10.30 am – Morning Worship led by the Minister
There is now no need to request a place at the Sunday Services but it is important that if you are bringing children aged 5-11 that you notify the Church Office – firstname.lastname@example.org – so that provision can be made for them. An under 5s group will be starting again later in the year. There will be an over 11s group each week and there’s no need to notify us if they plan to attend.