Sunday 29th August 2021, 10.30am

Morning Worship
live streamed from the Church led the Revd Lucy Brierley

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 – office@wokingurc.org.uk .

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 office@wokingurc.org.uk or if you are unable to email telephone Dave Tuson on 07817 007780.

Welcome and Notices

Call to Worship

Hymn –
What is our hope in life and death

Hymn –
From the breaking of the dawn

Prayers & the Lord’s Prayer

Family time
 

Hymn –
Bridges are more beautiful (Love can change the world)
Bible Readings: Psalm 15
                          James 1 v17-27

Hymn – Lord of creation (R&S 352)

Sermon

Hymn –
May the words of my mouth

Prayers for Others and Offering Prayer

Hymn
– Go forth and tell (R&S 574)

Blessing

NEWS AND NOTICES

Join us for Pause for Prayer every other Wednesday at 7pm on www.wokingurc.org.uk and www.facebook.com/wokingurc

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 office@wokingurc.org.uk

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 – Vivien Gerhold is at Cobham United Church, Andrew Gibb is at Windsor URC, the Revd David Netherwood at Fleet URC, Alison Sage at Elstead URC and  Sydney Shore at High Cross Church, Camberley.

Tuesday – 10 am – Prayers for the Church’s work with children and young people.  An invitation to pray Just follow the link –  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09  
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050   
Passcode: WURCyouth

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.

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 – churchcommunity@wokingurc.org.uk

Next Worship occasions:
Wednesday 1st September at 7 pm – Pause for Prayer Extended Worship Edition live streamed from the Church
Sunday 5th September at 10.30 am – Communion Service led by the Minister

Wednesday 8th September – no Pause for Prayer this week
Sunday 12th September at 10.30 am – Morning Worship led by the Minister – The Bible – irrelevant, unreliable and outdated? 

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