Climate Sunday – Eco Church
Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
and Rebecca Caulfield
Rebecca, a Member of this Church, is Reader in Atmospheric Science at Royal Holloway, University of London and attended the COP26 last year in that capacity.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 / Opening Prayer
Hymn – O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
How great is our God
Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – Tell me who made all of creation
Children and Young people continue in groups
Bible Reading – Genesis 1 v20-38 – Read by Joyce Garner
Psalm 8- Read by Karen Wilson
Talk – Lucy Brierley & Rebecca Caulfield
Hymn – God the maker of the heavens
Prayers for Others and Offering Prayer
Hymn – God the creator
Hymn—Beauty for brokenness
Blessing & The Grace
Gluten free bread and non-alcoholic wine are used for Communion
NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Believing and Belonging – Leaflets about this autumn worship series, which begins next Sunday, are available in the Forum for you to take away to give to friends, neighbours, and relatives and to invite them to come ’back to Church’ with you.
You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish. They will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary, or in the Church garden instead of the Sanctuary if fine. Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other. If you would like to make a donation to the ecumenical Christian charity, Embrace, which helps marginalised and vulnerable communities in the middle east there are bowls at the serving points and also a line on the Dona card machine in the Forum.
Heathside parking permits . Free parking every Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm. Ask a Welcomers for one to display in your car.
The Traidcraft Stall will not be open today. Back next Sunday, for anything urgent please contact Margaret Bradley.
If you would like to donate to the work of the Church his 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 is be a plate at the back of the Church and an offering bag under the Dona device in the Forum for anyone wishing to make a cash donation.
Leading Worship elsewhere. Vivien Gerhold is at London Street URC,
Basingstoke, Alison Sage is at St Paul’s URC, Bracknell, and Sydney Shore is at Cobham United Church this morning
Forthcoming election of Elders. There is a box for completed nomination forms in the Forum. Spare copies of the letter and nomination forms are also available.
The URC’s Jubilee celebrations will be happening in London on Saturday 1st October. Details of events that day can be found via the URC website: www.urc.org.uk or by using the various links set out below. Everyone is welcome to attend any part of the day. https://urc.org.uk/who-we-are/our-50th-anniversary/50th-anniversary-tickets/
Service at 2.30 pm at Westminster Central Hall:
Open Church House, Tavistock Place in the morning:
Walk from Tavistock Place to Westminster:
Please start to think about Christmas Gift ‘shoe boxes’. In order to support the charity ‘Link to Hope’ which distributes gift boxes to families and elderly people in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Ukraine, boxes need to be ready by mid-October. The website gives details of what would be most appreciated – https://www.linktohope.co.uk – or ask Marianne Basey or Ann Parris who will have leaflets soon.
Collection point for the York Road Project and yourSanctuary every Sunday. Items which would be appreciated are: Sugar sachets, coffee sachets, jars of coffee, tea; pasta, rice; squash (orange or blackcurrant), bottled or cans of water; pot noodles; fresh fruit and vegetables; individually wrapped biscuits or other snacks, individual chocolate bars, tinned goods; boxer shorts (new) – men’s small and medium.
|TODAY||5.30pm Youth Group|
|MONDAY||Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades will return next week|
|TUESDAY||10.00am Prayers for Children & Young People in person and by Zoom.|
Link is :https://bit.ly/3fBbrv9
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
7.30pm Elders’ Meeting
|WEDNESDAY||7.00am Early morning coffee for commuters and passers by the Church|
10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
7.00pm Pause for Prayer and Worship live streamed from the Church
Green Team meeting
|THURSDAY||10.00am Refill—Bible Study and Discussion Group (mainly for parents—small children welcome)|
10.30am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time
Zoom – link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
|SATURDAY||9.30am CC Crew (Craft, Chat, Coffee…)|
|NEXT SUNDAY||Back to Church Sunday|
10.30am Morning Worship led by the Minister—Why the Church is the hope of the World
Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and yourSanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday. See list on previous page