Remembrance Sunday, 13th November 2022, 10.30am

Morning Worship, Led by John Sinclair

A new heaven and a new earth

John is undertaking training to be an Assembly Accredited Lay Preacher in the URC and is a serving Elder at this Church


The Church is fitted with a loop system.  The words of hymns and songs, and Bible readings etc are displayed on the screen. Bibles and hymn books in standard and large print are also available from the Welcomers.  As the Service is live streamed you (and / or your family) could be on camera as efforts are made to help those watching at home to feel a part of the worshipping congregation in the Church.  If you have any concerns regarding this, please speak to an Elder or Welcomer.

Welcome and Notices

Call to worship

Hymn – Be thou my vision (R&S 489)
            – My Jesus, my Saviour 

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Love can change the world

Children and Young people continue in groups

Bible Reading – Isaiah 65 v17-25 read by Jenny White
                        – Luke 21 v5-19 read by James Gemmell

Act of Remembrance: Followed by the poem “If tomorrow starts without me” Read by John Mason

Hymn – Our God our help in ages past (R&S 705) 


Hymn – Make me a channel of your peace (R&S 629)

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – Great is Thy faithfulness (R&S 96)

Blessing & The Grace


You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish. 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 parking permits.
Free parking every Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm.  Ask a Welcomers for one to display in your car.

The Traidcraft Stall will be open today in the Forum after the Service for purchases and orders – start thinking about Christmas!

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 London Street URC, Basingstoke and Andrew Gibb is at Fleet URC this morning.

Lunch and Church Meeting on Sunday 27th November.  There are sign-up sheets in the Forum today for lunch, to help with lunch and for childcare during the Church Meeting.  The election of Elders will take place at the meeting.  If you are unable to attend but would like to vote please ask John West for a ballot paper.

Order from the URC Shop.  The 2023 calendar, a new book and logo goods such as ties, scarves and socks, as well as the popular cross and fish stick pin (see
advertisement in November Magazine) may be ordered from the Church Office up until tomorrow (14th November).

Serving the Church on Sundays.  The rotas for the first quarter of 2023 will be drawn up soon.  If you are willing to be a Welcomer, serve refreshments, do a Bible reading or clear up after Communion please let Morwenna, Church Administrator know – or leave a message on 01483 763078.

Welcoming people to the Church during the week.  The Church is a busy place every day with people coming to the various groups and activities which meet regularly as well as the vaccination centre.  The Church has also registered as a Warm Welcome place and there will be people coming in so that heating costs in their homes can be reduced.  If you would like to be a Welcomer to offer refreshments and an opportunity to talk, please contact Tiny, Premises Manager – or phone 01483 763078.

Christmas Greetings:  This year we will again be producing, with your help, a Christmas greetings special as has been so successful in recent years. If you want to send your Christmas greetings to the whole Church family, please send your messages, Christmas pictures or photos to by 3rd December. These will then all be included in a Christmas ‘Extra’ dedicated to the whole Church family which will be issued during December.  As usual, thinking of the savings made on card purchases and postage, you are asked to make a donation to WaterAid.

Collection point for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary every Sunday. Items which would be appreciated 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

Please check your Junk!
  Our bulk emails are sent out by our management system (IKnowChurch) which unfortunately means that sometimes they end up in Junk mail boxes.  Please do check your junk, and add us to your white list if you have one!


TODAY3.00pm T@3
MONDAY7am Early morning coffee for commuters and passers by the Church.
2.00pm Knitting Fellowship (in the Youth Room)
Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade groups -Anchors and Explorers (ages 4/5 – school year 3) 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Junior Section Boys and Girls (school years 4-6) 5:30pm to 7pm
Company, Senior and Brigader Sections (school years 7-13) 7:15pm to 8:45pm (Girls finish) and 9:15pm (Boys finish)
TUESDAY9.30am Prayers for Children & Young People in person and on Zoom.  Link is:
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050   Passcode: WURCyouth
7.30pm All about Church Membership Session
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
THURSDAY10.00am Refill—Bible Study and discussion group for
parents (children welcome)
10.30am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time
Zoom – link:
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
1.00pm Lunch Club
FRIDAY2.00pm All about Church Membership Session
NEXT SUNDAY10.30am Morning Worship led by the Minister – Believing and Belonging – where are we now?
Girls’ Brigade Cake Stall after the Service in aid of Toilet Twinning
Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday (see list of requested items on previous page)
4.00pm Newcomers Tea Party
UP-COMINGSaturday 26th November – Wessex Synod Celebration Day at Basingstoke URC – no postponed
Sunday 27th November—Lunch and Church Meeting (see previous page)