Third Sunday in Advent

13th December 2020
Live stream Morning Worship led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Sharing the Hope

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!

Although this Service is being live streamed from the Church there will not be a congregation at the moment.  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

Hymn – O Come, O Come Immanuel v 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 (R&S 126)

Hymn – Light of the World (Here I am to Worship)


Lighting of the Advent Candle & Sign of the Week

Prayers and the Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – See him lying on a bed of straw (R&S 151)


Bible Readings –

Isaiah 52 v7-10
Luke 2 v1.5

Sermon

Hymn – Joy has dawned upon the world

Prayers for others

Hymn – How lovely on the mountains


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 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
The Zoom chat over refreshments will not happen today, it will be back next Sunday
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 last month).  Regular giving can also be set up by these methods or by bank standing order.
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
Wednesday 11 am Short Service in the Church with a small congregation.
This will be for around half an hour with a reflective time to worship and music before and after.  Due to social distancing rules, numbers will be limited, and places do need to be booked. Please register your interest in coming at https://bit.ly/2Jv5dAB  or leave a message on the church office phone.
Wednesday – 11 am to 12 noon at the Church.
Gifts for the York Road Project Regular items welcomed – Bottled water, Jars of sauces for e.g. bolognaise & curries, UHT milk, vegetables & fresh fruit. Supplementary list – deodorants/antiperspirants, shaving foam, razors, PPE/hygiene products (anti-bacterials, gloves, masks & handwash) and the following clothing: men’s underwear (small & medium), men’s and women’s jumpers & jackets, thermals (small / medium), hats, gloves & scarfs (unisex).
Extra appeal – Christmas Gifts for yourSanctuary (women’s refuges). The following would be appreciated – Toiletries, chocolates, socks, gloves, scarves, jewellery, individual Christmas puddings and small iced cakes, slippers and dressing gowns.  All clothing items MUST be new, please.  This is the last collection day. If you cannot get to the Church but have a gift please contact David Tuson.
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.
Saturday – Wessex Synod Advent Quiet Day – 10.30 am to 3 pm.  Taking time out to look forward in hope, the day together will include online worship and short talks, with plenty of time for personal reflection offline.  All are welcome to join in the whole day, or any part of it.  A full programme, with a link to the meeting will be shared the week before the event and will also be available on the Synod website – www.urcwessex.org.uk
Be a telephone befriender. There will be an invitation on the neighbourhood card, particularly to those who are feeling lonely, to make contact with the Church and to receive friendly phone calls. If you feel that this is something you could do, please contact David Tuson – 07817 007780. or  churchcommunity@wokingurc.org.uk
Christian Aid Christmas Appeal – Giving is best done through WURC’s Just Giving page “Christian Aid Christmas Appeal” via the link on the Church website. Christian Aid will receive the donation, including any gift aid, directly and no charges are deducted. If you prefer, then you can pay direct to the church bank account (Sort Code: 40-47-08; Account No: 3189024) reference CAid, or by cheque payable to Woking URC with CAid written on the back. Cheques can be sent to the church, marked for the attention of Chris Temple, or direct to his home address.
Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 16th December-
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Fourth Sunday in Advent, 20th December – first Sunday services with a small congregation present at 10.30am  Morning Worship led by the Minister—Joy to the World!- visit https://bit.ly/2HQs88H  to book or leave a message on the office answerphone.
Online registering of interest is now open for all our Christmas services To register your interest please visit Events (wokingurc.org.uk) and follow the appropriate links

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