Palm Sunday, 2nd April 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship
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.


Service begins outside

Welcome and Opening words

Hymn – Make Way, make way, for Christ the King
            – Lord I lift your name on high

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Words as Jesus enters Jerusalem
Jesus is coming

He’s riding on a donkey

Open the gates

Open the ancient doors

Don’t be afraid

Wave the branches

Spread out your coats

Peace in heaven

Glory in the highest heaven
Hymn – Hosanna, Hosanna

Inside the Church
Family Time and Palm Crosses

Hymn – We have a King who rides a donkey (R&S 210)


Children and Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings: Psalm 118 v1, 2, 19-29 read by Chris Temple
                             Mark 11 v1-11 read by Mary Temple

Hymn – All Glory, Laud and Honour (R&S 208)


Hymn – From heaven you came helpless babe (R&S 522)

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – Lift high the cross (R&S 422)

Closing Words


Easter greetings cards.  Please take the spare ones in the Forum to give to your neighbours and friends and invite them to come with you to the Services
Heathside Car Park permits for Sunday mornings.   Permints for the year beginning today are available from the Welcomers in the Sanctuary and the car park.

You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service. They will be served in the Forum and in the Chapel.  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.

Leading Worship elsewhere.  Vivien Gerhold is at Windsor URC this morning

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

Good Friday act of witness – Help needed.  Volunteers are urgently needed to help set up early in the morning (from 7.00 am onwards) and to pack up afterwards.  Stewards to help during the event (10.15 a.m. briefing on the day) are also needed.   Please see Miriam Chapman or John Sinclair if you can help with either role.

Funeral Service for Anne Gaunt –
Friday 14th April at 12 noon at Woking Crematorium.

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.


Please note that changes to notices will be announced during the service, or via email.

TODAYSinging Practice for Easter Day immediately after the Service
MONDAY9.15am Holiday Fun Club – day 1
TUESDAY9.15am Holiday Fun Club – day 2
11.00am Bible Study Group at Homebeech House, Mount Hermon Road
WEDNESDAY9.15am Holiday Fun Club – day 3
THURSDAY11.00am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time.  Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
8.00pm Maundy Thursday Communion Service led by the Minister (refreshments from 7.30pm)
FRIDAY10.00am Good Friday Service led by the Minister
11.00am Churches Together Act of Worship and Witness in Jubilee Square – Please see previous page.
SATURDAY9.45am Children’s Team Training Session
Easter Day
9.00am Easter Breakfast – sign up sheet in the Forum
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry 10.30am Communion Service led by the Minister
Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday—Please see previous page
UPCOMINGSaturday 15th April – URC 50th Anniversary Celebration Service in London (see Church Magazine).  It will be livestreamed for those unable to be present and the link will be on the URC website –