Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
Visiting Preacher: Justin Bass
Believing and Belonging
The Church has left the building.
Justin Bass is a Biblical scholar who has served refugees through an NGO in the Middle East and was also Professor of New Testament at a theology seminary in Amman, Jordan. He is presently based in Texas, USA. He is the author of ‘The Bedrock of Christianity: The unalterable facts of Jesus’ death and resurrection’.
Justin is visiting the UK to participate in some recordings and debates hosted by Justin Brierley.
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 – email@example.com . 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
The Church is fitted with a loop system. The words of hymns and songs, and Bible readings etc are displayed on the screen. Bibles and hymn books in standard and large print are also available from the Welcomers. 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. If you have any concerns regarding this please speak to an Elder or Welcomer.
Welcome and Notices
Call to worship
Hymn – Crown him with many crowns (R&S 262)
– There is a higher throne
Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – We are shining light (Go do something beautiful)
Children and Young people continue in groups
Bible Reading – Acts 4 v23-37 read by Janet Collinson
– Acts 5 v27-42 read by Morwenna Jones
Hymn – By faith we see the hand of God
Prayers for others and Offering Prayer
Hymn – Holy, holy, holy (Santo, Santo, Santo)
Hymn – You’re the Word of God the Father
Blessing & The Grace
NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish. They will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary. Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.
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 be open today in the Forum after the Service for purchases and orders – start thinking about Christmas!
There will be a stall in the foyer this morning selling bowls in aid of the York Road Project. These were left over from the recent Empty Bowls Lunch and were made by a local pottery class. Card payments available as well as cash.
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 is 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. Andrew Gibb is at Weybridge Methodist Church this morning.
Lunch and Church Meeting on Sunday 27th November. There are sign-up sheets in the Forum today for lunch, to help with lunch and for childcare during the Church Meeting.
Order from the URC Shop. The 2023 calendar, a new book and logo goods such as ties, scarves and socks, as well as the popular cross and fish stick pin (see
advertisement in November Magazine) may be ordered from the Church Office up until Monday 14th November.
Do you have a bicycle which you no longer need? Cycles of any size, adults and children, would be welcomed by people who have had to leave Ukraine and have now settled in Woking. Please make your offer (with a photo, if possible) to Tiny Colleer, Church Premises Manager.
Collection point for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary 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||7am Early morning coffee for commuters and passers by the Church.|
Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade groups -Anchors and Explorers (ages 4/5 – school year 3) 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Junior Section Boys and Girls (school years 4-6) 5:30pm to 7pm
Company, Senior and Brigader Sections (school years 7-13) 7:15pm to 8:45pm (Girls finish) and 9:15pm (Boys finish)
|TUESDAY||9.30am Prayers for Children & Young People in person and on Zoom. Link is: https://bit.ly/3fBbrv9|
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050 Passcode: WURCyouth
|WEDNESDAY||10.00am Baby & Toddler Group|
|THURSDAY||10.00am Refill—Bible Study and discussion group for|
parents (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|
10.30am Woking People of Faith Byfleet Pilgrimage
|NEXT SUNDAY||Remembrance Sunday|
10.30am Morning Worship led by John Sinclair and others.
Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday (see list of requested items on previous page)
|UP-COMING||Saturday 26th November – Wessex Synod Celebration Day at Basingstoke URC|
Sunday 27th November—Lunch and Church Meeting (see previous page)