Sunday 7th February 2021

Live stream Communion Service
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Jesus heals Simon’s mother-in-law

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

Welcome! Open your hearts to God’s love this day!
Praise be to God who has called us here!

Let the words wash over you and offer you healing and hope.
Praise be to God who continually blesses us!

Place your hope and trust in God!
With joyful hearts, we come to worship and praise our God who provides for us.

God has called us here
We have wandered far. Life has been both joyful and sorrowful.

Come and find hope and healing in God’s love.
God’s mercy has been a shelter and strength to us.

Great is God and greatly to be praised!
We will rejoice with all our spirits and energy.

God is our shield and our refuge!
God has led us to this place to refresh our souls and prepare our lives for service.

AMEN.

Hymn – To God be the glory, great things he has done (R&S 289)

Hymn – O God beyond all praising

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Sign of the Week

Hymn – From the breaking of the dawn (Stand on every promise)

Bible Readings –
Isaiah 40 v21-31
Mark 1 v29-39

Sermon

Hymn – Christ be in my waking

Prayers for Others

Communion

Communion Song – He will hold me fast.


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

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.
…at the same time an invitation to share in prayers led by David Tuson, Church & Community Worker.  There will be an opportunity to pray out loud or silently for anything which is on your heart.  Follow the link on the Church’s website or Facebook page or use the login – https://zoom.us/j/93577271257

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, Vivien
Gerhold, is leading worship for Wonersh 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.

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 10th February
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 14th February at 10.30 am – Morning Worship led by the Minister —The Transfiguration

Wednesday 17th February at 7 pm – Pause for Prayer
Sunday 21st February at 10.30 am – First Sunday in Lent – Morning Worship – Jesus is baptised, Jesus is tempted

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