Sunday 24th October 2021, 10.30am

Morning Worship led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

The Law ,The Tabernacle, The Sacrifices and
The Promised Land

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 – office@wokingurc.org.uk .  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 – The splendour of the King (How Great is Our God)
               How great thou art       

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Be Bold, Be Strong

Bible Readings –  Joshua 1 1-9,
                       Hebrews 11 v29-12v2

Hymn – Come thou fount of every blessing

Sermon

Hymn – I the Lord of sea and sky (Here I am Lord)

Prayers for Others

The Offering

Hymn – How lovely on the mountains (Our God Reigns)

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 in the Forum or at the front of the Sanctuary.

Permits for Heathside Car Park (free parking each Sunday 9.30-1.00) are
available from Welcomers.
The Traidcraft Stall is not open today, back next Sunday.

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 will be a plate at the back of the Church for anyone wishing to make a cash donation or for Free-will offering envelopes.

Goods for the York Road Project will now be accepted each Sunday morning instead of the Thursday collection which has now ceased.

Leading Worship elsewhere today.  Vivien Gerhold is at Elstead URC, the Revd David Netherwood at Boulevard URC, Weston-super-Mare, Alison Sage at St Paul’s URC, Bracknell and Sydney Shore at St Andrew’s URC, Walton-on-Thames.

Commitment for Life –
this URC world development appeal will run through October. 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 11th November 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.

Orders for 2022! Prayer Handbook (£5) – order from Joan Smyth by next Sunday
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  next Sunday, 31st    October.  Leaflets describing what would be appreciated are available in the Forum. 

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  volunteers.urc@gmail.com or contact Tiny in the church office (premises@wokingurc.org.uk) 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.  We are in particular need of volunteers for serving coffee on Sunday mornings. 
Please contact Morwenna in the Church office if you feel this is something you could do – office@wokingurc.org.uk – or speak to the Minister or Church Secretary at the door this morning.

WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAY 
MONDAYHalf term week—Brigades not meeting
TUESDAY10.00am  Prayers for Children and Young People Zoom link is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09   Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050 Passcode: WURCyouth

7.30pm Finance Committee
WEDNESDAY 10.00am  Baby & Toddler Group meeting at the Church.  Booking is requested.  Please book via   https://bit.ly/3lT33LL
THURSDAY10.00am 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

7.30pm IT and Media Committee meeting
FRIDAYCopy for the November Church Magazine & Extra should reach the editor, Kate Gray  magazine@wokingurc.org.uk
SATURDAY 
NEXT SUNDAY10.30 Morning Worship led by the Minister – Judges and Kings – The era of the Judges, Ruth, The First Kings Last day to bring filled Christmas gift shoe-boxes. Gifts for the York Road Project now received every Sunday instead of Thursday mornings.
The Big Night In – 4.00-6.00 for up to school year 6 (with parents); 5.30-8.30 for school years 7-13. Email office@wokingurc.org.uk to book your place.
UP-COMINGSunday 7th November at 4 pm – Remembering Service for those who have died during the past 18+ months and to reflect on the
effects of the pandemic
Saturday 13th November at 7 pm – Woking Street Angels’ 10th
Anniversary Celebration Concert at this Church Sunday 21st November – Lunch and Church Meeting following the Morning Service. 

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