Sunday 12th May 2024, 10.30am

Morning Worship led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Christian Aid Sunday

This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via the Church’s website – www.wokingurc.org.uk 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 – office@wokingurc.org.uk  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.

ORDER OF SERVICE

Welcome and Notices

Call to Worship

Hymns –      O Lord My God (R&S 117)

                     How Great Is Our God

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace (R&S 629)

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings – Matthew 25 v 31 – 40 read by Joyce Garner

1 Corinthians 13 read by Vikki Jones

Hymn-  Come Down, O Love Divine (R&S 294)

Sermon

Hymn –  God Of All Comfort

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn –  Longing For Light (Christ Be Our Light)

Blessing & The Grace

NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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.

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 because your number will be recognised. 

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.

Roofs Appeal.  The card machine in the Forum has been set up to receive donations and there is a link via the Church website – www.wokingurc.org.uk If you would like details which outline alternative ways to give, please ask the Church Secretary at the door this morning.

Care4Creation – Please take a look at the display boards in the Forum which are related to the ongoing work of the Green Team and the Church’s environmental commitments. You may contribute to this funding through the card machine in the Forum or via the Church’s website.

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

Christian Aid Week – Christian Aid Week House to House Collection in your road.  Please collect your envelopes in the foyer.

(Annual) Church Meeting next Sunday.  Church Members on email will have received the    agenda and papers.  Please contact the Church office by phone message or email if you would like paper copies.   Anyone who is not yet a Church Member is very welcome to attend the     meeting and request papers.  If anyone cannot possibly attend in person, due to being confined to their home, and would like to share in the meeting by Zoom please contact the Church Secretary today for code and instructions.

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Brian Ashfield – Friday 24th May at 2 pm at this Church. 

Petting Farm event in partnership with the Children with Special Needs Foundation – Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th May (see details in May Church Magazine).  There are many ways in which you can help over the three days and there are sign-up sheets in the Forum.   

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  breakfast cereals, squash, ketchup, mayonnaise, meals in a can and dried herbs & spices. Also toiletries, and new or nearly new unwanted items which may be sold on Ebay. All the donations are very much appreciated. 

The Church Treasurer, Chris Temple, is away until 29th May.  For any urgent payments please contact the Assistant Church Treasurer, Jen Dickson.

WEEKLY  CALENDAR
TODAY2.30 pm  Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Rhoda Avon
MONDAY7.00 am Early morning Community Coffee for passers by the Church. 2.00 pm Knitting Fellowship    Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades groups: Anchors and Explorers (ages 4/5 – school year 3) 5.30 to 6.30 pm. Junior Section Boys and Girls (school years 4-6) 5.30 to 7.00 pm. Company, Senior and Brigader Sections (school years 7-13) 7.15 to 9.15 pm.
TUESDAY9.30 am Prayers for Children and Young People.
WEDNESDAY10.00 am Baby & Toddler Group. 7.30 pm Christian Aid Quiz – in person at the Church and by Zoom Zoom link –  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86280128142
THURSDAY11.00 am  Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom       Zoom link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118                    Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118   12.30 pm  Lunch Club
FRIDAY7.30 pm Children & Youth Work Strategy Open Meeting.   Copy for June Church Magazine to reach the Editor – magzine@wokingurc.org.uk
SATURDAY9.30 am  Children’s ‘camp and sleepover’ experience.
NEXT
SUNDAY
Pentecost Sunday – please wear the Pentecost colours of red, yellow or  orange!   10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.  10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister – Hearing from the Holy  Spirit   Soon after the Service –  (Annual) Church Meeting.  Free parking at Heathside extended.  Please see previous page.   Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary open every Sunday – please see list on previous page.
UPCOMING Sunday 26th May at 5.00 pm – Woking People of Faith Prayer Vigil for Peace between Palestinians and Israelis – at Woking URC.   Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th May – 10.30 am to 4.00 pm. Petting Farm with children’s rides.  Please see previous page about helping. Wednesday 29th May – 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm – Free open evening for the Church Family.

Please use the information above about meetings and events in your prayers this week.