Led by Revd Lucy 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 – 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
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
Hymns – Light of the world
Lord the light of your love (Shine Jesus Shine)
Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer
Lighting of the Advent Candles
Reception of a new Church Member
Hymn – Like a candle flame
Bible Reading – Luke 1 v26-38
– Luke 1 v39-56
Hymn – The angel Gabriel (R&S 139)
Hymn – Born in the night, Mary’s child (R&S 188)
Prayers for Others
Hymn – Tell out my soul (R&S 740)
Blessing & The Grace
NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
You are invited to have refreshments after the Service in the Forum and at the front of the sanctuary, please sit down with your drinks rather than moving around the building.
The Traidcraft Stall will be open in the Forum after the Service.
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 is being launched today. It will run until Sunday 2nd January. 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
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 – email@example.com or leave a message on 01483 763078.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Tiny in the church office (email@example.com) for more information.
2021 Expenses. If possible, please submit all claims and invoices to the Church Treasurer by Sunday 19th December.
|TODAY||4.00 pm Service of Carols and Readings followed by tea. Please note that overflow parking is no longer available at the Christian Science Church. Heathside charges apply but unrestricted parking in most of the local side roads.|
|MONDAY||7.00 am Early morning coffee for commuters and passers-by.|
2.00 pm Knitting Fellowship NOT MEETING
Girls’ 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
|TUESDAY||10.00am Prayers for Children & Young People – Zoom link is:|
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
|WEDNESDAY||10.00am Baby & Toddler Group meeting at the Church. No need to book, but adult spaces are limited to 20.|
11.10 am Baby & Toddler Group short Christmas Service – all welcome
|THURSDAY||10.00am Prayers for help and healing ONLY BY ZOOM,|
followed by coffee and social time at 10.30.
Participation for both is also available by Zoom – link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
3.00pm Service of Thanksgiving for Chris Haben (followed by committal at Woking Crematorium)
|SATURDAY||9.30 am Children’s Fun Morning|
|NEXT SUNDAY||Fourth Sunday in Advent|
10.30 am All-age Christmas Festival Nativity Service led by the Minister
|UP-COMING||Christmas Eve, Friday 24th December – 3.30 pm Crib Service (this Service will not be live streamed)|
Christmas Day, Saturday 25th December – 10.00 am Family Service
Sunday 26th December – 10.30 am – Morning Worship led by Andrew Gibb (live streamed only)