Sunday 2nd January 2022 10.30am

Morning Worship
led by Sydney Shore CBE
Epiphany

Sydney is an Assembly Accredited Lay Preacher in the URC and is a Member of this Church

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
– Psalm 147
Hymn –
 Angels from the realms of glory (R&S 163)

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Time for the family

Hymn –
Light of the world (Here I am to worship)

We share the blessing with one another
, Children and Young people continue in groups

Bible Reading  –
Isaiah 60 v1-6
                           Matthew 2 v1-12

Hymn –
Brightest and Best (R&S 183)

Sermon

Hymn –
Wise men seeking Jesus (R&S 185)

Prayers of Intercession

Offering and dedication

Hymn –
As with gladness men of old (R&S 184)

Blessing

NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS

You are invited to have refreshments after the Service which will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary.  Please sit down with your tea or coffee to avoid walking around as much as possible.

The Traidcraft Stall will be open in the Forum after the Service.

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.Today is the last opportunity to give to the Christian Aid Christmas Appeal.  It is focussing on South Sudan and mums on the frontline of the climate crisis who face impossible choices every day.  Your gifts this Christmas could help build more boreholes, provide seeds and farming tools, and give mums the chance to set up small businesses. With clean water, nutritious food and ways to earn money, mums won’t have to make such impossible choices.  How to give –   

Online click on the link –https://giving.give-star.com/online/christian-aid/woking-urc-christmas-2021-no-more-impossible-choices   This can also be accessed from the Church website.

Contactless device in the Forum which has a Christian Aid line.
Cash or cheques in envelopes available in the Forum
Direct payment to the Church bank account – marked ‘Christian Aid’ 
Full details in the December Church Magazine

Leading Worship elsewhere. 
Andrew Gibb is at High Cross Church, Camberley this morning.

Helping to make Sundays happen –
if you are willing to act as a Welcomer, serve refreshments or read the Bible in the Service please contact Morwenna –
office@wokingurc.org.uk or leave a  message on 01483 763078.

Please submit any outstanding expenses/invoices for 2021 to the Church Treasurer as soon as possible.

The Church Office re-opens on Tuesday.  The Minister, Church and Community Worker, Administrator and Premises Manager all return on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Covid Vaccination Hub at the Church.  People are still needed to provide refreshments for those working and volunteering at the hub, and a welcome to those who come for a vaccination.  Please contact Tiny in the Church Office – 01483 763078 or email –  premises@wokingurc.org.uk –  if you can offer some time.

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Please note that any changes due to Covid restriction will be announced at the Service.

WEEKLY CALENDAR
TODAY
MONDAYBank Holiday
TUESDAY7.00 am  Early morning coffee for commuters and others passing by the Church
10.00am  Prayers for Children & Young People – Zoom link is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
Passcode: WURCyouth
WEDNESDAYBaby & Toddler Group is not meeting during the school holidays.  Restarting on 12th January.
7.00 pm  Pause for Prayer Worship Edition live streamed from the Church
THURSDAY10.00am Prayers for help and healing ONLY BY ZOOM,
followed by coffee and social time at 10.30.
Participation for both is also available by Zoom – link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
FRIDAY4.30 pm  Service of Thanksgiving for Jean Page followed by refreshments (a family Committal at Woking Crematorium precede this Service)
SATURDAY
NEXT SUNDAY17th Anniversary of the formation of Woking URC
10.30 am  Communion Service led by the Minister
The New Testament – An introduction
Ordination and Induction of Elders and Commissioning of the Children’s Worker
UP-COMINGThe Bible Course resumes on Thursday 13th January.  It is not too late to join in.  The morning in-person session at 10 am will depend on current Covid restrictions.  The Zoom session at 7.45 pm will be held as usual.   Advance notice for your diaries – Sunday 27th February – Lunch and Church Meeting  

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