Fifth Sunday in Lent, 21st March 2021

Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley and Sydney Shore CBE

Jesus predicts his death.

Sydney is an Assembly Accredited Lay Preacher in the URC and is a Member of this Church

This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via Facebook – – or the front page of the Church’s website –   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 – .

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!

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 or if you are unable to email telephone Dave Tuson on 07817 007780. 

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

Hymn – All hail the power of Jesus’ name

Hymn – I stand amazed in the presence

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Sign of the Week

Hymn – O give thanks to the Lord

Bible Readings

John 12 v20-33
Hebrews 5 v5 – 10 (from The Message)


Hymn – O Happy Day

Prayers for Others


Hymn – In Christ Alone, my hope is found

Blessing and The Grace


Join us for Pause for Prayer every Wednesday at 7pm on and

After the Service today –  …an opportunity to ‘meet’ each other via Zoom while you have your refreshments.  Follow the link on the Church’s website or         Facebook page.
…at the same time 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 –

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 recently). Regular giving can also be set up by these methods or by bank standing order.

Prayers are very important, particularly at this time of  isolation.  If you would like to request a prayer or volunteer to commit to praying regularly at home, and receive a prayer list please email Morwenna at

If you would like to listen to another Service…..the URC is sending one out at 10 am each Sunday morning which can be accessed at any time afterwards.  Just go to –  – and you can also be signed up for the daily email which gives a Bible reading, a commentary and a prayer.

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:  or 

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 –  
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050  
Passcode: WURCyouth 

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:   Should you need it, the meeting ID is 959-8643-1118.

Thursday – 11.30 am to 12.30 at the Church. Gifts for the York Road Project  Regular items welcomed – Bottled water, jars of sauces for things such as bolognaise and curries, small UHT milk pots, fresh chicken or beef and fresh fruit and vegetables. Supplementary list – coffee sachets, pot noodles/snack pots, deodorants/ antiperspirants, shaving foam/razors and men’s NEW underwear (small & medium) but no other clothing for the time being.

Lent Jars of Change WaterAid appeal.  As collecting change in jars will not be easy during Lent you are invited to make a donation in one of the following ways – 1. by going to the Woking URC website and selecting the CAFdonate link for WaterAid bank transfer, reference WaterAid or cheque, payable to Woking URC, with WaterAid on the back and sent either to Chris Temple at home or addressed to him at the Church.

Churches Together in Woking Good Friday Service.  This will be an on-line Service in some format to be announced.  If you would like to take part by giving material for a testimony please see John Sinclair for details.

Easter@Home by Zoom for children and young people on Thursday 8th April at 10 am.  Contact Leonie Fisher, Children & Youth Worker for details.

Alpha Course introduction to the Christian Faith by Zoom begins on Thursday 15th April at 7.30 pm.  Contact David Tuson, Church & Community Worker for details.

Next Worship occasions:
Wednesday 24th March 7 pm – Pause for Prayer – extended Worship edition from the Church

Palm Sunday, 28th March at 10.30 am – All age Service led by the Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades 

Wednesday 31st March at 7 pm – Pause for Prayer

Maundy Thursday, 1st April at 8 pm – Live stream Communion Service

Good Friday, 2nd April at 10 am – Live stream Service

Easter Day, 4th April at 10.30 am – Live Stream Celebration Communion    Service with Reception of new Church Members