Sunday 3rd October 2021 , 10.30am

Communion Service led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Creation and Covenant: The Fall, The Flood, The Tower of Babel

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 –  Crown him with many crowns (R&S 262)
                  I will sing the wondrous story

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – All through history

Bible Readings –
The Fall: Genesis 3
                             – The Tower of Babel: Genesis 11 v1-9
Sermon

Hymn –
My heart is filled with thankfulness

Prayers for Others

Hymn –
Before I take the body of my Lord

Communion

Hymn –
Lord I come to you (power of your love)

Blessing & The Grace

NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Text Box: 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.

Permits for Heathside Car Park (free parking each Sunday 9.30-1.00) are
available from Welcomers.

The Traidcraft Stall is open today in the Forum with a selection of fairtrade goods and catalogues for orders.

If you would like to give to 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.

Leading Worship elsewhere this morning.  Andrew Gibb is at Elstead URC this morning.

Commitment for Life if you have not yet received your named envelope about this appeal please collect it in the Forum today or see one of your pastoral Elders.  There are also spare packs available.  The four different ways to contribute are listed.  The appeal will run all through October.

The Bible Course – first session, related to Sunday mornings, will be on
Thursday 23rd September 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.    Books, price £5, may be requested by email – office@wokingurc.org.uk or purchased in the Forum after the Service, payment can be taken by cash or card.  Reserve your place for the course also by emailing the office.

Orders for 2022!  URC Diary (pocket £7 or A5 size £10) – order from Joan Smyth – last day  Prayer Handbook (£5) – order from Joan Smyth by 31st October The URC magazine Reform in paper (£29.50) or digital (£18.00) format – 10 issues (no price increase) easy payment outlined in the Magazine and enquiries to Janet Collinson – order by 23rd October.

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 – 31st October.  Leaflets describing what would be appreciated are available in the Forum.  There will be a Knitting Fellowship Stall next Sunday and on 17th October selling items suitable for the gift shoe boxes.

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.

Church Group at the pantomime.  Next Sunday is the last day to book to see Snow White at the New Victoria Theatre on Thursday 30th December at 7 pm.  Reduced price seats £18 (providing 50 are sold).  Sign up folder in the Forum or see Keith Bradley.

 WEEKLYCALENDAR
TODAY3.00pm  Woking Street Angels’ 10th Anniversary Service at St Dunstan’s RC Church, Shaftesbury Road – all welcome
MONDAY7.00am Early morning coffee for commuters and passers by the Church
6.00pm Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades Awards Evening – all welcome
TUESDAY49th Anniversary of the United Reformed Church (50th celebrations next year!)
10.00am  Prayers for Children & Youth Work  Zoom link is:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73146560952?pwd=aXpncG9UZ0JkN1V0Y2ZoL0ZEVUQwQT09  Meeting ID: 731 4656 0952
Passcode: n9Ym3A
7.00pm Church Disability Awareness Workshop by Zoom – if you would like to attend please contact David Tuson, Church & Community Worker
WEDNESDAY10.00am  Baby & Toddler Group meeting at the Church.  Booking is requested.  Please book via   https://bit.ly/3tb1dYk 
7.00pm Pause for Prayer – Extended Worship Edition from the Church – live streamed
THURSDAY10.00am The Bible Course – session 2 (*at the Church)
10.00am 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
11.30am – 12.30 Collection of goods for the York Road Project
7.45pm The Bible Course – session 2 (by Zoom) – *see details on previous page
FRIDAY
SATURDAY9.30am Craft Morning
10.00am Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Jane Sinclair – all welcome
SUNDAY10.30 Morning Worship led by the Minister – 
Creation and Covenant – The Call of Abraham
Knitting Fellowship stall after the Service, also on 17th.
UP-COMING12th – 14th October— Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park Exhibition Centre.

*This session is aimed at parents of young children who may find it difficult to attend the evening session by zoom.

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