Sunday 14th January 2024, 10.30am

Morning Worship Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley. The Parables – The Purpose of the Parables.

Groups for children and young people meet after sharing in the first part of the service.

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.

Welcome and Notices

Call to Worship

Hymns –     Building A House (Isn’t It Good)

Shout To The Lord (My Jesus, My Saviour)

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer Family Time

Hymn –       Colours Of Day (R&S 572)

Children & Young people continue in groups

Bible Readings:

Matthew 13 v1-17 read by Margaret Bradley

Matthew 13v 18-35 read by Lewin Cox

Hymn –       Speak O Lord

Sermon

Hymn –       Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind (R&S 492)

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn –      Be Thou My Vision (R&S 489)

Blessing & 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.

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. 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.

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. You may contribute to this funding through the card machine in the Forum or via the Church’s website.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Vivien Gerhold is at Weybridge Methodist Church and Andrew Gibb is at St Paul’s URC, Bracknell 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.

The Minister will be on study leave this coming week. Please contact one of your Pastoral Elders, the Church & Community Worker or the Church Secretary in her absence.

WEEKLY  CALENDAR
TODAY 
MONDAYBoys’ and Girls’ Brigade groups – Anchors and Explorers (ages 4/5 – school year 3) 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm Junior Section Boys and Girls (school years 4-6) 5.30 pm to 7 pm Company, Senior and Brigader Sections (school years 7-13) Boys and Girls now 7.15 pm – 9.15pm
TUESDAY9.30 am  Prayers for Children and Young People (Youth Room) 11.00 am  Bible Study (Youth Room)
WEDNESDAY10.00  am Baby & Toddler Group. Recharge – mid-week Worship – CANCELLED THIS MONTH
THURSDAYWeek of Prayer for Christian Unity begins (to 25th)   11.00 am Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118  Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118. 12.30 pm Lunch Club 
FRIDAYCopy for February Magazine should reach the editor magazine@wokingurc.org.uk
SATURDAY 
NEXT
SUNDAY
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.   10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister.    Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary open every Sunday – please see list on previous page.   5.30 pm Youth Group
UPCOMING Thursday 25th January at 12.45 pm – Lunch and Talk – Royal Support for British Export Promotion by Peter Bryant.  Sign-up sheet in the Forum today

Please use the information on this page and the previous one about meetings and events in your prayers this week.