Fifth Sunday in Lent, 3rd April 2022 10.30am

Communion Service
led by Revd Lucy Brierley

The anointing at Bethany

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 these please email – office@wokingurc.org.uk .  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

ORDER OF SERVICE

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship
Hymn –  Praise my soul the King of heaven (R&S 104)
              Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Hungry I come to you

Children and young people continue in groups

Bible Readings  – Psalm 23
                             John 12 v1-11

Sermon

Hymn – To be in your presence

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn – Take this moment

Communion (including I will offer up my life)

Hymn – The Lord’s my shepherd (I will trust)

Blessing & The Grace

NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS

You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish.  They will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary.

Easter Greetings cards to the neighbourhood. 
If you are able to help distribute these in the roads in the vicinity of the Church please see David Tuson.

Heathside parking permits for the year beginning April 2022
are available today from the Reception Elder at the main Church door.

The Traidcraft Stall will be open today in the Forum after the Service—It is not too early to order your Easter Eggs!

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 will be a plate at the back of the Church for anyone wishing to make a cash donation.

Leading Worship elsewhere.
Andrew Gibb is at Elstead URC and Sydney Shore is at Marlow URC this morning.

Easter Breakfast (Sunday 17th April) at 9 am. 
Sign up sheet in the Forum today  (NB Heathside parking permits now  start at 8.30am for this and other early events)

Lent Appeal for WaterAid. 
Donations can be made in the following ways: By card from the Dona machine in the Forum .
By going to the Woking URC website and selecting the Dona link for Wateraid
By bank transfer to the Church account, reference Wateraid 4. By cheque, payable to Woking URC, with WaterAid on the back and sent either to Chris Temple or the Church.

Help for Ukraine – two appeals for donations

Christian Aid. The easiest way to donate is via their website –
https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/emergencies/ukraine-crisis-appeal

Agents for Change.  A locally based small charity known to this Church and working for the past 30 years in Podriga, Romania, 30 km from the border with Ukraine now providing practical support and much needed love and care to Ukrainian Refugees. There are several suggested ways of donating.
1) Use the Dona device for cards in the Forum, select Donations – Ukraine
2) Visit the Church website and click “Give Online”, then select Donations – Ukraine
3) Bank transfer to the Church bank account, details on the “giving to the work of the Church” page of the website, and state Romania as the reference
4) Cheques – write Romania on the reverse and send to / leave at the Church
5) Cash – place in an envelope marked Romania and give to the Church Treasurer

Please note that donations will qualify for Gift Aid. If you are a UK taxpayer and using the Dona device or church website for the first time, please select Gift Aid after the donation amount and enter the details requested.

Do you look in your ‘Junk’? Some emails from the Church (which are sent via our iKnowChurch software) are arriving in ‘Junk’.  Please check it regularly as these include service updates and duty rotas among other things.

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Please note that any changes made after this order paper has been printed/circulated will be announced at the beginning of the Service or notified by email.

WEEKLY CALENDAR
TODAYJunior Church Leaders’ Meeting (over Lunch)
5.30pm Youth Group
MONDAYBrigades not meeting during Easter holidays.
TUESDAY10.00am Prayers for Children & Young People at the Church and by Zoom.
Link is:https://bit.ly/3fBbrv9 Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
Passcode: WURCyouth
WEDNESDAYBaby & Toddler Group not meeting during Easter Holidays
7.00pm Pause for Prayer and Worship live streamed from the Church  
THURSDAY10.30am Prayers for help and healing in person at the Church and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time.  At 11.30am Meeting Point with Speaker Paul Whittle – China beyond the Great Wall
Zoom – link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
FRIDAY
SATURDAY10 am to 3 pm – Spring into Easter – Fun and fellowship day for the whole Church family including making Palm Sticks – see details in Church Magazine.  Sign-up sheets in the Forum today.
NEXT SUNDAY10.30 am Palm Sunday Service led by the Minister – starting outside with the arrival of the donkey
Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and yourSanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday.
7.00 pm Uni+ Youth Easter Dinner (all 18-25s welcome )
UP-COMINGMaundy Thursday, 14th April – 8.00 pm Communion Service
Good Friday, 15th April – 10.00 am Service at the Church
11.00 am Churches Together Act of Witness in Jubilee Square
Easter Day, 17th April – 9.00 am Easter Breakfast (sign-up sheet in Forum)
10.30 am Communion Service

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