Easter Day

Sunday 9th April 2023, 10.30am

Communion Service
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

Hymn – Christ the Lord is Risen Today (R&S232 v1, 2, 5, 6)
           – See what a morning

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Singing Group – Lift High the name of Jesus

Family Time

Hymn – I danced in the morning (R&S 195)

Children and young people continue in groups

Bible Readings – John 20 v1-20
                         – Romans 6 v3-11


Hymn – What Grace is mine (Londonderry Air)

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – What is our hope in life and death

 (Children and young people return)

Communion (during Communion we sing ‘Behold the lamb who bears our sins away’)

Singing Group – May the peace

Hymn—Thine be the glory (R&S 247)

Blessing and The Grace


Heathside Car Park permits for Sunday mornings.  Permits for this year are available today from the Welcomers

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.

WaterAid Lent Appeal. 
This annual appeal will run until just after Easter.  You are invited to contribute via: The card machine in the Forum, the Church website, directly to the Church bank account (reference WaterAid) or by cheque payable to Woking URC (with WaterAid on the reverse) which can be sent to the Church office or the Church Treasurer.
The Traidcraft Stall will be open in the Forum after the Service.  Hurry, while current stock lasts as Tradecraft is, sadly, having to close down.

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.

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 tea, coffee, pasta, rice, tins of beans, veg, soups etc. Also, toiletries, and new or nearly new unwanted items which may be sold on Ebay office@wokingurg.org.uk

Church Group at the New Victoria Theatre Pantomime.  A reservation has been made for Peter Pan on Thursday 28th December at 7 pm and the confirmation /pay date has been extended to 18th June.  Seats are £24.50 (full price £36.50), providing the group is 50+.  Folder for names in the Forum.

Stepwise – Faith filled life – Introductory session – Tuesday 16th May from 6.30 -8.30 pm at Guildford URC.  There are six monthly sessions from June to November.  To book: please complete a participant form available on the Synod website www.urcwessex.org.uk/discipleship   Please book before 8th May.  John Sinclair, who has taken this course, will be pleased to tell you more about it.

Coffee Morning in aid of Woking Hospice, in memory of Jane Sinclair – Saturday 15th April at St John’s Church, West Byfleet.  From 10.30 am until 12 noon.  Donations of cakes to sell welcomed.  Further details, if needed, from John Sinclair.

Vacancy for Children & Families’ Ministry Lead at St Mary’s Church, Horsell.  Full-time post with some flexibility to be part-time.  For details – www.stmarys-horsell.org.uk/homepage.htm – closing date 28th April.


Please note that changes to this calendar will be announced during the Service, or via email.

MONDAYEaster Monday Bank Holiday
TUESDAY9.00am All age Prayers for Children and Young People starting with breakfast.
2.00pm Knitting Fellowship
THURSDAY11.00am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time.  Zoom link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118 Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
FRIDAY12.00 Funeral Service for Anne Gaunt at Woking
SATURDAY2.30pm URC 50th Anniversary Celebration Service in London (see Church Magazine).  It will be live streamed and the link will be on the URC website – www.urc.org.uk
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry
10.30am Morning Worship led by the Minister
Singing Practice for Recharge after the ServiceCollection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday—Please see previous page
UPCOMINGMonday 17th April from 5.30 to 7.00 pm – Brigades’ Open Event – Beach Party (Fun, Friends and Fish & Chips).
Wednesday 19th April at 8pm – Recharge, monthly mid-week contemporary Worship.
Friday 21st  to Monday 24th April – Christian Climate Action. 100,000 people are expected to surround the Houses of Parliament.  Supported by Christian Aid and other aid agencies.