Sunday 12th February 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship
Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Reasons to Believe –
If God exists why is the world so messed up?

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

Hymn – God is love, let heaven adore him (R&S 95)
           – Blessed be your name

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Great is the darkness

Children and Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings: – Psalm 22, Read by James Gemmell
                          – Romans 8 v18-28, Read by Judith Eicke

Hymn – O Love that wilt not let me go (R&S 511)

Sermon –

Hymn – Christ’s is the world in which we move

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – Before the throne of God above

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.

Christian Aid Turkey/Syria Earthquake Disaster Appeal.
There is an  opportunity to contribute to this appeal by using the card machine or by cash/cheque in the plate, both in the Forum.  Please make cheques payable to ‘Woking URC’.  There is also a link to give on the Church 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 not be open today.  Back next Sunday.  See Margaret Bradley for urgent supplies.  Orders not being taken at the moment due to the uncertainty of the future of Traidcraft having recently gone into ‘Administration’

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. 
The Revd David Netherwood is at Guildford 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

A programme of six Zoom sessions for Reasons to Believe has begun, but it is not too late to join in.All are Thursday evenings at 7.45pm on 23rd February, 9th March and 23rd March.  Please make a note in your diaries.  To book and receive the Zoom link please contact –

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Jean Bryant.  This will be on Monday 27th February at 2 pm followed by refreshments (the Committal will have been held earlier in the day).  Peter and his family would be pleased if friends from the Church could join them and in order to have approximate numbers would you please let Peter know if you hope to attend by 14th February – (or tell him personally today).

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Bob Smyth.  This will be on Friday 10th March at    3 pm followed by tea (Family Committal will have been held earlier in the afternoon).

Lunch and Talk – Thursday 2nd March 12.45 to3.15 pm.  The Conquest of the Incas and the Discovery of Machu Picchu.  Fish & Chips and alternatives for lunch.  Sign up sheet in the Forum.  Please book by 26th February for catering purposes.

Gospel Singing Event – Saturday 11th March (and singing during the Service the next day).  Tickets available now (adults £25, under 18s £15) on line from  or contacting the Church Office 01483 763078 –

Are you able to help sponsor a Ukrainian refugee?  We have been asked if there is anyone who may be able to provide short-stay accommodation for a couple and their 10 year old son, or for a single woman looking for accommodation for 3-4 months.  If you think you may be able to help please contact Teresa Bacon or the church office.


Please note that any changes to this calendar will be announced in the service or by email.

MONDAY2.00pm Knitting Fellowship (in the Youth Room)
Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade groups not meeting in this half term week  
TUESDAY9.00am All-age Prayers for Children and Young People with breakfast and activities
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group
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.
1.00pm Lunch Club
10.00 am  Prayers in the Vestry
10.30am Morning Worship led by the Minister –Gifts and Talents
Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every
Sunday—Please see list on previous page 3.00pm T@3
UPCOMINGWednesday 22nd February at 8 pm – Recharge (4th Wednesday this month only)
Sunday 26th February – Lunch followed by Church
Meeting.  Sign-up sheet for lunch (to eat and to help) and for childcare during the meeting in the Forum.