Sunday 31st January 2021

Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Vivien Gerhold and Andrew Gibb

Making an Impression

Vivien and Andrew are both Assembly Accredited Lay Preachers in the URC and currently serve as Elders in this Church.

This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via Facebook – www.facebook.com/wokingurc – or the front page of the Church’s website – www.wokingurc.org.uk   The Service will be available to see for several weeks as well.  If you would like some help to access either 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 – Be thou my vision (R&S 489)


Hymn – Blessing and honour, glory and
power


Prayers of approach and confession.

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen

Family Time and Sign of the Week

Hymn – I danced in the morning when the world was begun (R&S 195)


Bible Readings –
Psalm 111 v1-10Mark 1 v21-28

Hymn – Be Still my soul, the Lord is on thy side

Sermon

Hymn – We cannot measure how you heal
 (R&S 653)


Prayers for Others and Thanksgiving

Dedication of offering

We now dedicate and give thanks to God for our offerings.
Thank you for your gifts for the life and work of the church and its work in the community

If you’d like to make a gift or offering, then you can find ways to do so in one of three ways:

  • on our website at wokingurc.org.uk, or
  • give to the CAF donate link, or
  • you can download the Givt App and scan the QR code that’s also on the screen now and the gift is really an easy way to give 1off or regularly

So,   let us give thanks to God

Hymn – How deep the Father’s love for us

Blessing and the Grace

NEWS AND NOTICES

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

After the Service today –  …an opportunity to ‘meet’ each other via Zoom while you have your refreshments.  Follow the link on the Church’s website or Facebook page.  
The Text Box: NEWS AND NOTICESPrayer Zoom will not take place today.  Back next Sunday.

If you would like to give to the Church this can be done through two different links on the front page of the Church’s website or Facebook page – Cafonline and Givt (a new method launched recently). Regular giving can also be set up by these methods or by bank standing order.

Prayers are very important, particularly at this time of  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 – one of the Church’s Lay Preachers,  Sydney Shore, is leading worship for Windsor URC this morning.

Monday  – The Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade Zoom meetings Age groups meeting at various times starting from 6pm until 8pm.
There is an invitation to all children and young people to share in this.  Parents – just send an email to:  girlsbrigade@wokingurc.org.uk  or boysbrigade@wokingurc.org.uk 

Tuesday – 10 am – Prayers for the Church’s work with children and young people.  An invitation to pray with Leonie Fisher, Children & Youth Worker for about half an hour.  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 – Jars of sauces for things such as bolognaise and curries, small UHT milk pots, fresh chicken or beef and fresh fruit and vegetables including potatoes.  Supplementary list – coffee sachets, pot noodles/snack pots, individually wrapped biscuits, bodywash, deodorants/ antiperspirants, shampoo/conditioner: men’s NEW underwear (small & medium) but no other clothing for the time being.

Friday – copy for the next newsletter should reach the editor, Kate Gray on  magazine@wokingurc.org.uk

HELP WITH SURVEY DELIVERY  The ROC (Redeeming our Communities) Action Group focusing on loneliness and social isolation in the Woking Borough needs help with distributing a hardcopy survey to specifically selected houses and roads in Woking.  In particular, they are looking for  people to help with delivery to the flats in Victoria Way (across the road from the Double Tree by Hilton and Victoria Way car park).
If you are able to assist please contact Mark Potter (potwok@aol.com ) or Hugh Bowerman (hugh.bowerman@gmail.com ).


February is Charities Month A number of charities ‘lost out’ in 2020 as all could have expected to have received the proceeds from Church collections (money and goods) and events – Children with Special Needs Foundation, Eikon, Embrace the Middle East, Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, York Road Project and yourSanctuary.   There is now an opportunity for you to make an estimate of how much you might have given to them in one way or another during the year and to make a donation, if you are able.  There are three ways to donate – link on the Church website, directly to the Church bank account or a cheque sent to the Church Treasurer. 

Next Worship occasions:
Wednesday 3rd February
7 pm Pause for Prayer

Sunday 7th February at 10.30 am – Communion Service led by the Minister – Jesus heals Simon’s mother-in-law.  
Wednesday 10th February 7 pm Pause for Prayer

Sunday 14th February at 10.30 am – Morning Worship led by the Minister —The Transfiguration



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