Easter Day

Communion Service with Reception of new Church Members. Sunday 31st March 2024, 10.30am Led by the 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 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 –                    Christ The Lord Is Risen Today v 1,2,5 & 6 (R&S 232)

          See What A Morning

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Adult Singing Group ‘The Lord Is My Salvation’

Family Time 

Childrens Singing Group ‘Sing A Song, Sing A Joyful Song’

Reception of new Church Members

Hymn –       I Danced In The Morning (R&S 195)     

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings –    John 20 v 1-18 Read by Margaret Bradley

          John 20 v 19-31 Read by Sue Loudon


Hymn –       What Grace Is Mine     

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn –         Christ Our Hope In Life And Death   

Communion     During Communion we sing ‘Behold The Lamb Who Bears Our Sins Away’  & ‘There Is A Hope’

Hymn –       Thine Be The Glory (R&S 247)

Blessing & The Grace


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 April Church Magazine. These include the card machine in the Forum this morning and via the Church website – www.wokingurc.org.uk.

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.

Service of Thanksgiving for Clive Willis – Wednesday 17th April at 3 pm, followed by refreshments.

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.

Vacancy for Church & Community Worker.  Following the resignation of David Tuson, to take up a new role, this full-time post in the Church is now being advertised (although a job share could be considered).  For full details, including a job description and application form, please contact the Church’s Employment Administrator, Bellamarie van Renssen by email –bellamarie.urc@gmail.com  The closing date is 10th April with interviews being held during the following week.

The Minister is on leave from after the Service until 9th April.  Please contact one of your pastoral Elders or the Church & Community Worker in her absence. The Church Secretary and Children’s Worker are also away until Saturday.

MONDAYEaster Monday Bank Holiday   Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades groups – not meeting again until 15th April
TUESDAYPrayers for Children and Young People – not meeting this week, back next week.   11.00 am  Bible Study (Youth Room) 
WEDNESDAYBaby & Toddler Group – not meeting again until 17th April
THURSDAY11.00 am  Monthly mid-week 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
SATURDAY11.00 am Cakes & Coffee at St John’s Church, West Byfleet in aid of Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and in memory of Jane Sinclair .
10.00 am  Prayers in the Vestry.  10.30 am  Morning Worship – Resurrection Joy! including the Holiday Fun theme Rocky’s Plaice – led by David Fowler, Sue Loudon and Alison Warlow.   Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary open every Sunday – please see list on previous page.
UPCOMING Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th April – 9.30 am  Holiday Fun. Saturday 13th April – 1.30 – 4.30 pm  Generation Café with Craft Corner including from 2.00 pm Green Team Gardening for all ages.   Monday 22nd April – 12.45 pm  Lunch & Talk – Vivien Gerhold’s trip to the South-West tip of Australia.  Sign-up sheet in the Forum.   Saturday 4th May – Wessex Synod Big Day Out at Hollycombe Steam, nr Liphook.  Details in Church magazine.

Please use the information on these pages about meetings and events in your prayers this week.