Sunday 9th January 2022 10.30am

Communion Service with Ordination and Induction of Elders and Commissioning of Children’s Worker led by Revd Lucy Brierley

Back to the Bible – Exploring the Big Story
The New Testament – An Introduction

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

The 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, if you have any concerns regarding this please speak to an elder or welcomer.

Please continue to wear your mask, unless medically exempt, throughout the Service and as you walk around the building.

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Hymn –
 Come, now is the time to worship
                What a friend we have in Jesus (R&S 413)

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Ordination & Induction of Elders

Commissioning of Children’s Worker

Hymn –
Isn’t if good to be with friends (God’s building a house)

Bible Readings  –
Luke 1 v1-4, Acts 1 v1-5
                               2 Timothy 3 v14,- 4v5

Sermon

Hymn –
I want to walk with Jesus Christ (R&S 367)

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn –
From the squalor of a borrowed stable

Communion

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

Blessing & The Grace

NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Regrettably, refreshments cannot be served  after the Service in order to minimise contact.

The Traidcraft Stall will be not be displayed but please ask Margaret Bradley if you need any items.

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.

The Christian Aid Christmas Appeal has been extended for a further week
.  It is focussing on South Sudan and mums on the frontline of the climate crisis who face impossible choices every day.  Your gifts this Christmas could help build more boreholes, provide seeds and farming tools, and give mums the chance to set up small businesses. With clean water, nutritious food and ways to earn money, mums won’t have to make such impossible choices.  How to give –   
Online click on the link –https://giving.give-star.com/online/christian-aid/woking-urc-christmas-2021-no-more-impossible-choices   This can also be accessed from the Church website.
Contactless device in the Forum which has a Christian Aid line.
Cash or cheques in envelopes available in the Forum
Direct payment to the Church bank account – marked ‘Christian Aid’ 
Full details in the December Church Magazine

URC Calendar 2022. 
There are several free copies of this calendar which features a picture of Woking URC.  Please take one in the Forum or contact the Church Office if you would like one reserved for you.

Leading Worship elsewhere. The Revd David Netherwood is at Egham United Church and Sydney Shore is at Maidenhead URC this morning.

Children’s Worker. 
Alison Warlow begins this part-time role today.  Her contact
details are: email – children@wokingurc.org.uk and mobile phone number – 07449 324337.
The Bible Course resumes this week – it is not too late to join in.  The next session will be on Thursday 13th January, 7.45pm via Zoom.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83597009666  Meeting ID: 835 9700 9666  There will also be a session at 10am on the same days as the evening sessions.  Please contact Suzy Herbert for details of this session.

Helping to make Sundays happen –
if you are willing to act as a Welcomer, serve refreshments or read the Bible in the Service please contact Morwenna –
office@wokingurc.org.uk or leave a  message on 01483 763078.

Covid Vaccination Hub at the Church.  People are still needed to provide refreshments for those working and volunteering at the hub, and a welcome to those who come for a vaccination.  Please contact Tiny in the Church Office – 01483 763078 or email –  premises@wokingurc.org.uk –  if you can offer some time.

Engage Woking vacancy – Schools Worker to join their team providing a variety of activities from Christian assemblies and prayer spaces to RE provision and small group work to the schools of Woking.  Based at St. Andrew’s Church, Goldsworth Park it is for 5-20 hours a week, term time only, job share and hybrid Working also available.  For further details and an application pack – www.engagewoking.org/news/ or email Shelley at office@engagewoking.org

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Please note that any changes made after this order paper as been printed/circulated will be announced at the beginning of the Service or notified by email.

WEEKLY CALENDAR
TODAY17th Anniversary of the formation of Woking URC in 2005
MONDAYGirls’ 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; 6.00-7.30 Junior Boys
7.15-9.15 Company Section and Seniors
TUESDAY10.00am  Prayers for Children & Young People by Zoom.  Link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73876320050?pwd=MzNWaS8ySGJMNElNSnVyV2dHZSsvQT09~
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
Passcode: WURCyouth
7.30 pm Elders’ Meeting
WEDNESDAY10.00 am  Baby & Toddler Group at the Church.  Please note that adult spaces are limited to 20
THURSDAY10.00am Prayers for help and healing by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time at 10.30.
Zoom – link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
10.00 am Bible Course for parents and carers
7.45 pm Bible Course via Zoom
Please see details for both on the previous page
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
NEXT SUNDAY10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister.
The Four Gospels—How reliable are they?
Amnesty International Greetings Card writing after the Service
5.45pm Youth Evening Group (11+ and teens)
UP-COMINGAdvance notice for your diaries – Sunday 27th February – Lunch and Church Meeting

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