Sunday 10th September 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

The Exodus: Set my people free The Journey so far – how did we end up here?

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.


Welcome and Notices

Call to Worship

Hymns –
To God be the glory (R&S 289)
                You give life, you are love

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time –
(Ending with chorus of The People of God (R&S 547)

Hymn –
Empty, broken here I stand (Kyrie Eleison)

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible readings:
Genesis 46 v1-7 &28, 47 v6 and Genesis 50 v 15-21 read by Rosemary Culshaw
                       Exodus 1, v1-14 read by Janet Collinson

Hymn –
Great God your love has called us here (R&S 339)


Hymn –
There is a hope

Prayers for Others and Offering Prayer

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

Blessing & The Grace


You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service. They will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary or in the Church garden if fine. Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.

Heathside Car Park
Free Sunday morning (up until 1 pm) parking for those attending this Church. Please key in your registration number on a device in the Forum in the Church each time you are here. This can be on arrival or as you leave. The barrier will rise to let you out of the car park be- cause your number will be recognised. For the time being it is still advisable to display your Church permit on your windscreen, available from the Welcomers.

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

Nominations for forthcoming Election of Elders. There is a box for your completed nomination forms in the Forum, and also some spare printed forms. Last day for nominations – next Sunday, 17th September.

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

– Please take a look at the display boards in the Forum which are related to the recent worship series, the ongoing work of the Green Team and the Church’s environmental commitments.

Harvest Lunch and Church Meeting on Sunday 24th September. Sign up sheets to book for lunch or to offer to help are in the Forum today.

Church Group at New Victoria Theatre pantomime – Peter Pan –
starring Anton du Beke. A group reservation has been made for the 7 pm performances on Thursday 28th December with reduced price stalls seats – £24.50. Sign up sheet in the Forum or book directly with Keith Bradley. Last day to book – Today!

Link to Hope –
Christmas gift shoebox appeal. Please see details in the September Church Magazine or take a leaflet in the Forum and start collecting items now. Last date for bringing your boxes is Sun- day 29th October.

Reform – the URC magazine (10 issues a year). There are quite a few spare copies of the September edition around the Forum to take a look at. There is a special introductory offer for new subscribers in 2024 at £24.25 (£5 off). This can be by ordering with Janet Collinson here or via the URC link – use the coupon code NEW at the checkout. (current subscribers, if you received an extra copy this month please bring it to the Church and encourage others to subscribe).


Please note that changes to this calendar will be announced in Church on Sunday or via email.

MONDAY2.00 pm Knitting Fellowship
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 (Youth Room)
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group
THURSDAY10.00 am Refill – Bible Study & Discussion Group (mainly for parents – young children welcome).

11.00am Midweek Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118.

7.30 URC Children & Youth On-line Session.
NEXT SUNDAY10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.

10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister – Subversion for the Kingdom.

Singing Practice for Recharge after the Service.

Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday— Please see previous page.
3.00 pm T@3

5.30 pm Youth Group
UPCOMINGTuesday 19th September at 7.00 pm Synod Gathering on Zoom to hear about the URC General Assembly.

Wednesday 20th September at 8.00 pm Recharge

Sunday 24th September – Harvest Festival followed by Lunch and Church Meeting (please see previous page)