Second Sunday of Lent, Sunday 5th March 2023, 10.30am

Communion Service with Reception of a new Church Member

Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
with Justin Brierley

Reasons to Believe
Evidence for the Resurrection


Welcome and Notices

Call to worship

Hymn – To God be the glory (R&S 289)
                   – What is our hope in life and death?

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Reception of Irene Kalo into Church Membership

Family Time

Hymn – Our Father everlasting (The Creed)

Children and Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings: – Mark 16 v1-6, Read by Ellen Harrison
                             – 1 Corinthians 15 v1-11, Read by Emily Philipps


Hymn – See what a morning

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – God came in Jesus (R&S 237, tune Bunessan, R&S 45)


Hymn – Yours is the glory (R&S 247 version II)

Blessing and The Grace


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.

Christian Aid Turkey / Syria Earthquake Disaster Appeal.  There is an opportunity to
contribute to this appeal by using the card machine or by cash /cheques in the plate, both in the Forum.  Please make cheques payable to ‘Woking URC’.  There is also a link on the Church website. Christian Aid – Last day to contribute here TODAY.  The appeal will still be open via the Christian Aid website or DEC website.

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.  Hurry while current stock lasts due to Traincraft very sadly going into administration

Celebrating Gifts.  Tray for completed forms in the Forum.  Spare forms alongside.

Lost Property.  Please look at the table in the Forum to see if any of the items belong to you

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. 
Andrew Gibb is at St Paul’s URC, Bracknell this morning.

A programme of six Zoom sessions for Reasons to Believe has two more to go. Thursdays 9th and 23rd March at 7.45pm  It is not to late to join in.  To book and receive the Zoom link please contact –

Funeral Service for Joyce Edmunds. This will be on Tuesday 14th March at 3pm at Woking Crematorium, followed by tea at the Church.

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

Holiday Fun Club (children in Reception to Year 5)Easter Cracked – Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th April.  Booking information on Church website or email – – for details.  Also see Church Magazine and posters/flyers around the Church.


Please note, changes to this calendar will be announced in Church or by email.

TODAYYouth Group
MONDAY7.00am Early morning community coffee
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 and Young People
11.00am Bible Study (Youth Room)
7.30pm Elders’ Meeting
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group
THURSDAY10.00am Refill—Bible Study and discussion group for parents/carers—children welcome
11.00am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and
social time.  Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
7.45pm Reasons to Believe Zoom Session 5—What’s the evidence for Jesus?
FRIDAY3,00pm Service for Thanksgiving for Bob Smyth followed by refreshments.  All friends very welcome—please do not wear black.  (Committal will have taken place earlier)
SATURDAY9.30 am All day Gospel Singing Workshop.  Tickets available (adults £25, under 18s £15) on line from or by contacting the Church Office – 01483 763078 –
The third Sunday of Lent
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry
10.30am All-age Worship with Brigades’ Parade led by the Minister –Reasons to Believe— Why believe?
Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every
Sunday—Please see previous page.
UPCOMINGWednesday 15th March at 8 pm – Recharge – in person and live streamed