10th March 2024, 10.30am

Morning Worship Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Training for Transformation: Spiritual Disciplines for 21st Century People

Slowing: Living an unhurried life 

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 them please email – office@wokingurc.org.uk  or telephone us on 01483 763078.  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.

Welcome and Notices

Call to Worship

Hymns –                    Praise to the Lord the Almighty (R&S 74)

          Build My Life (Worthy Of Every Song)   

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time 

Hymn –       Faithful God 

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings –

          Psalm 46 Read by Rachel Lindstrom

          Mark 6 v 30 – 35 Read by David Kember

Hymn –       Dear Lord & Father of Mankind (R&S 492)


Hymn –       Christ Be In My Waking

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn –         Psalm 23 (The Lord’s My Shepherd)   

Blessing & The Grace

Easter greetings card to the neighbourhood.  These cards with details of the Holy Week and Easter Services are available for distribution over the next 10 days to the roads in the vicinity of the Church.  Please see Nick Brook in the foyer to take a bundle to deliver.

You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service. 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 Car Park.  Free Sunday morning (up until 1 pm) parking for those attending this Church. Please key in your registration number on a device in the Forum in the Church each time you are here.  This can be on arrival or as you leave.  The barrier will rise to let you out of the car park because your number will be recognised. 

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.

WaterAid Lent Appeal – the ways to donate are listed in the February Church Magazine.  These include the card machine in the Forum this morning.

Care4Creation – Please take a look at the display boards in the Forum which are related to the ongoing work of the Green Team and the Church’s  environmental commitments. You may contribute to this funding through the card machine in the Forum or via the Church’s website.

Leading Worship elsewhere.  Vivien Gerhold is at Wonersh URC, Andrew Gibb is at St Paul’s URC, Bracknell and the Revd David Netherwood is at the United Church of Egham this morning.

Churches Together Good Friday Act of Worship and Witness in Jubilee Square.  Volunteers needed to help set up the Square with equipment and props, and clear away and also to act as stewards – please see John Sinclair or Miriam Chapman.

Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th April – Easter Holiday Fun. Three mornings from 9.30 to 12.30 for children in Reception to Year 5. Booking now open. Please use this QR code.  For further queries email chidren@wokingurc.org.uk.

Collection point for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary every Sunday. Items which would be appreciated by the York Road Project 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.  Your Sanctuary would       particularly be grateful for  breakfast cereals, squash, ketchup, mayonnaise, meals in a can and dried herbs & spices. Also toiletries, and new or nearly new unwanted items which may be sold on Ebay. All the donations are very much appreciated.

TODAYBig Plastic Count – all week.  Please see full details in March Church Magazine.   Easter Singing Group rehearsal after the service. A combined group for adults and young people aged 11+. 
MONDAY2.00 pm Knitting Fellowship.               
Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades groups: Anchors and Explorers (ages 4/5 – school year 3) 5.30 to 6.30 pm. Junior Section Boys and Girls (school years 4-6) 5.30 to 7.00 pm. Company, Senior and Brigader Sections (school years 7-13) 7.15 to 9.15 pm.
TUESDAY9.30 am  Prayers for Children and Young People (Youth Room).
WEDNESDAY10.00 am Baby & Toddler Group.
THURSDAY11.00 am  Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118  Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118   7.30 pm Elders’ Meeting
FRIDAY7.30 pm Taize style Service at St Dunstan’s RC Church, Shaftesbury Road – all welcome
SATURDAY11.00 Wessex Synod Lent Day at Guildford URC
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.  10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister –  Church: Choosing to walk together   Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary open every Sunday – please see list on previous page.   5.30 pm Youth Group
UPCOMING Wednesday 20th March 10.30 am – Toddler Group Easter Service – all welcome.
8 pm – Recharge – monthly mid-week worship.
Thursday 21st March – 7.30 pm – Live simply – food and farming talk at St Dunstan’s Church, Shaftesbury Road. – see poster in foyer.
Easter Day, 31st March – 9 am Easter Breakfast – sign up sheet in the Forum today to eat and to help.

Please use the information on this page and the previous one about meetings and events in your prayers this week.