Sunday 13th August 2023, 10.30am Morning Worship

Led by the Revd David Netherwood

Close Encounter…

David came to Woking when he retired from St Andrew’s URC, Walton-on-Thames in 2008 and his pastorates have been in St Helen’s, Blackburn & Tockholes and Morecambe. He celebrated the 55th anniversary of his Ordination this year.

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 – Come, now is the time to worship
           – Thank you for ev’ry new good morning

Prayers of Adoration and Confession & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – All shall be included in the feast of life

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible readings:
Proverbs 9 v1-6- Read by Jenny White
Ephesians 5 v15-20 – Read by Stewart Alexander
John 6 v 51-58 – Read by Carol Glynn

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Hymn – Give to me Lord a thankful heart (R&S 497)


Hymn – Be Thou my vision (R&S 489)

Prayers for Others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – By faith we see the hand of God

Dismissal, 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 ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) has started and there is a new arrangement for free Sunday morning (up until 1 pm) parking for those attending this Church. Please key in your registration number on a device in the foyer in the Church each time you are here. This can be on arrival or as you leave, which will help with congestion. The barrier will rise to let you out of the car park because your number will be recognised. In these early weeks of the new system it is still advisable to display your permit on your windscreen, available from the Welcomers

Care4Creation – 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.

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.

Leading Worship elsewhere. John Sinclair 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.

Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st August – Holiday @ Home.
Three days of inclusive fun and friendship, activities and entertainment from arrivals at 10.30 am to tea/coffee and departures from 3.45 pm. Booking forms in the Forum today. For further details, and if transport would be helpful, please contact David Tuson, Church & Community Worker.  Tel: 07817 007780 or email:

Thursday 31st August – next Lunch and Talk –
Valparaiso Bound by Elspeth Carruthers. Sign up sheet in the Forum today.

The installation of solar panels will take place in the latter half of August and possibly into early September. There will be minimal disruption inside the building but car parking spaces will be re- stricted. Please be patient and remember the overall benefit to the Church and our commitment to Care4Creation.

Please do not bring any more blister packs for the time being.
A new recycling source will be investigated and notice given if collections can resume.


Please note that due to the summer holidays there will not be any further weekday activities for children and young people until September.

MONDAY2.00pm Knitting Fellowship (Youth Room)
WEDNESDAY7.00 pm at the Nova Cinema, Woking – The Hiding Place – the story of Corrie Ten Boom in a film of the stage play based on her book. Also showing at the same time at the Light Cinema, Addlestone. Advance booking advised.
THURSDAY11.00am Mid-week Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: https:// Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
NEXT SUNDAY10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.

10.30 am Morning Worship led by David Fowler

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

3.00pm T@3
UPCOMINGThursday 17th August at 11.00am – Communion Service Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st August Holiday @ Home. Thursday 31st August – Next Lunch and Talk

Please see previous page for details of Holiday@Home and Lunch & Talk