Sunday 31st October 2021, 10.30

Morning Worship led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Judges and Kings – The era of the Judges, Ruth, The First Kings

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

Text Box: ORDER OF SERVICEThe Church is fitted with a loop system.  The words of hymns and songs, and Bible readings etc are displayed on the screen.  As the Service is live streamed you (and / or your family) could be on camera as efforts are made to help those watching at home to feel a part of the worshipping congregation in the Church.

We would like to encourage everyone to continue to wear their masks during the service both while sitting down and while standing. Thank you.

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Hymns –      
Come people of the risen king
                     Take this moment sign and space

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn –
Noah built the most enormous boat (All through History)

Bible Readings  – Judges 3 v1-12, 1
                             Samuel 16 v1-13

Hymn –
For all the saints (R&S 658)

Sermon

Hymn –
Just as I am (R&S 364)

Prayers for others

Offertory Prayer

Hymn –
Be thou my vision (R&S 489)

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, however we would like to encourage everyone to keep their masks on if they are able.

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 will be open in the Forum after the Service.  Advent Calendars on sale or to order.

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.  Andrew Gibb is at Elstead URC and Sydney Shore at Cobham United Church.Today is the last day to contribute to Commitment for Life, the URC World Development programme.  This may be through the Dona device in the Forum or via the Church’s website.  Gift envelopes are also available in the Forum for cash or cheques and may be handed to the Elders or Welcomers on duty.

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 LAST DAY TODAY
Lunch and Church Meeting on Sunday 21st November. 
There are sign-up sheets in the Forum to book for lunch, offer to help and to give names for childcare during the meeting.

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.

WEEKLY CALENDAR

TODAYThe Big Night In – 4.00-6.00 for up to school year 6 (with parents); 5.30-8.30 for school years 7-13
MONDAY7.00 am Early morning coffee for commuters and passers by the Church
Girls’ Brigade – 5.30-6.30 Explorers; 5.30-7.00 Juniors; 7.00-8.30 Seniors and Brigaders
Boys’ Brigade – 5.30-6.30 Anchor Boys; 6.00-7.00 Junior Boys
7.15-9.15 Company Section and Seniors
TUESDAY10.00am  Prayers for Children & Young People – Zoom link is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
Passcode: WURCyouth
7.30 pm Elders’ Meeting
WEDNESDAY10.00am  Baby & Toddler Group meeting at the Church.  Booking is requested.  Please book via   https://bit.ly/3ndpJFZ
7.00 pm Pause for Prayer Extended Worship Edition live streamed from the Church
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
FRIDAY
SATURDAY 9.30am Craft Morning
NEXT SUNDAY10.30 am Communion Service led by the Minister – Judges and Kings – King David, King Solomon, Jerusalem and the Temple
4.00 pm  Remembering Service for those who have died during the past 18+ months and to reflect on the effects of the pandemic.  To register for a seat please visit https://bit.ly/31bv0Xd .

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