Back to Church Sunday – 11th September 2022, 10.30am

Believing and Belonging – Why the Church is the hope of the world

led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via the Church’s website – 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 –  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

Hymn – Come people of the risen King
                     What is our hope in life and death

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – For I’m building a people of power

Children and Young people continue in groups

Bible Reading –
Matthew 5 v13-16 – Read by Margaret Bradley
                                          Acts 2 v37- 47- Read by Peter Howitt

Hymn – O God beyond all praising


Prayers for Others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – Longing for Light (Christ be our light)

Prayers for others and offering prayer

Hymn—Thy hand O God has guided (R&S 567)

Blessing & The Grace


Believing and Belonging – Leaflets about this autumn worship series are available in the Forum for you to take away to give to friends, neighbours, and relatives and to invite them to come ’back to Church’ with you.

Pakistan Floods Disaster Appeal.  Christian Aid is recommending donors to give directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal (of which it is part) to enable funds to get to Pakistan quickly and to which the government has pledged £5m.  The Dona machine in the Forum and the Online giving page have a line to enable you to make a credit or debit card donation (and this can be with Gift Aid) and there will also be a plate for cash or cheques made payable to Woking URC.  You may give directly to DEC via – DEC.ORG.UK or phone 0330 678 1000.

You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish. There will be cake today! They will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary, or in the Church garden instead of the Sanctuary if fine.  Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.

Heathside parking permits .
Free parking every Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm.  Ask a Welcomers for one to display in your car.

The Traidcraft Stall will be open in the Forum today, but not next Sunday.  When not open please contact Margaret Bradley for supplies or to place orders.

If you would like to donate to the work of the Church
 his 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 be 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.

Leading Worship elsewhere.  The Revd David Netherwood is at Sefton Road URC, Morecambe and Sydney Shore is at High Cross Church, Camberley this morning

Forthcoming election of Elders.  There is a box for completed nomination forms in the Forum.  Spare copies of the letter and nomination forms are also available.  Last day for nominations is next Sunday, 18th September.

The URC’s Jubilee celebrations will be happening in London on Saturday 1st October. Details of events that day can be found via the URC website: or by using the various links set out below.  Everyone is welcome to attend any part of the day.
Service at 2.30 pm at Westminster Central Hall: 
Open Church House, Tavistock Place in the morning:
Walk from Tavistock Place to Westminster:

Please start to think about Christmas Gift ‘shoe boxes’.  In order to support the charity ‘Link to Hope’ which distributes gift boxes to families and elderly people in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Ukraine, boxes need to be ready by mid-October. Please pick up a leaflet in the Forum or see the page in the September Church
Magazine.  Marianne Basey or Ann Parris will be pleased to help with any queries.

Collection point for the York Road Project and yourSanctuary every Sunday. 
Items which would be appreciated 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.

Wessex Synod meeting at Woking URC on Saturday 8th October.  Can you help with serving refreshments—morning, lunch time or afternoon, or giving lifts for short distances from car parks to the Church from about 9.30am and then in reverse at about 4.30pm.  Please contact Morwenna in the Church office with all offers of help on or 01483763078


MONDAY2.00pm Knitting Fellowship (in Youth Room)
Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade groups -Anchors and Explorers (ages 4/5 – school year 3) 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Junior Section Boys and Girls (school years 4-6) 5:30pm to 7pm
Company, Senior and Brigader Sections (school years 7-13) 7:15pm to 8:45pm (Girls finish) and 9:15pm (Boys finish)
TUESDAY9.30am  Prayers for Children & Young People in person and by Zoom.
Link is :
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
Passcode: WURCyouth
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
THURSDAY10.00am Refill—Bible Study and Discussion Group (mainly for parents—small children welcome)
10.30am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time
Zoom – link:
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
NEXT SUNDAY10.30am Morning Worship led by the Minister – Believing and Belonging – Does the Church need me?

Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday.
UP-COMINGSaturday 24th September at 12 noon – Woking People of Faith Peace Day event in Mercia Walk (town centre). Sunday 25th September – Harvest Festival, lunch and Church Meeting. Sign-up sheets for lunch, to help and for childcare during the meeting in the Forum.