Sunday 14th May 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship

Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Christian Aid Week

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 people of the Risen King
– You give live (Great are you Lord)

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer Family Time

Hymn – All shall be included in the feast of life

Children and young people continue in groups

Bible Readings –
-Dramatized reading of Joel 1 v10-12, 2v18-29, Read by Rosemary Culshaw, Peter Howitt, and Jenny White
-Matthew 13 v1-9 and 31-32, Read by Elspeth Carruthers

Hymn – For the healing of the nations (R&S 620)


Hymn – Beauty for Brokenness

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – Lord, thy church of earth is seeking (R&S 579)

Closing Words


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 permits for Sunday mornings are available today from the Welcomers.

The Traidcraft Stall will be open today in the Forum after the Service. There are still items to purchase while current stocks last.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Vivien Gerhold is at Maidenhead URC this morning

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 be 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.

Christian Aid Week 14th – 20th May. Distributors needed for delivery only envelopes (no need to collect) in the roads around the Church. They will have a message on the envelope asking for donations to be brought to the Church (letterbox, if not open). Please see Teresa Bacon in the foyer this morning.

Christian Aid Week Bible Readathon—Wednesday 17th (at Recharge) to early Sunday morning 21st May. The whole Bible will be read in sponsored sections on Zoom and some live at the Church To sign up to read via zoom please visit

We will be kicking off this event at Recharge and reading night and day until we have read the whole Bible. If you are interested in ’hosting’ a session as well as reading please email Morwenna in the office on for more information about this. Everyone is welcome to take part, adults and children! This year there will be a number of special events during the readathon including:-
Wednesday 17th May 8pm – event kick off at our Recharge Service
Thursday 18th, 9.30am – 4pm live in-person reading from the Church
Friday 19th 7.30pm-9pm Singing the Psalms at Church
Friday 19th 7.30pm-9am Saturday 20th – Youth Event including a sleep over at the Church
For more information about the Readathon please see the articles in the Church magazine this month.

All Nations Lunch and Church Meeting on Sunday 21st May. There is a sign-up sheet in the Forum to sign up for lunch or offer to help generally, and for childcare during the Church Meeting. If you are able to provide and international dish please contact Sue Loudon.

Church Meeting next Sunday. Church Members on email will have received the agenda and pa- pers. Please contact the Church office by phone message or email if you would like paper cop- ies. Anyone who is not yet a Church Member is very welcome to attend the meeting and request papers and, of course, the lunch beforehand. If anyone cannot possibly attend in person and would like to share in the meeting by Zoom please contact the Church Secretary for code and instructions.

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.

Stepwise – Faith filled life. In person Introductory session – Tuesday 13th June from 6.30-8.30 pm at Guildford URC (a month later than originally advertised, book before 22nd May). Zoom in- troductory session – Monday 12th June from 7-9 pm (book before 22nd May). Both are followed by a further 8 sessions held over several months. For further details and to book: please see the Synod website Some details also in this month’s Church magazine and on posters in the foyer. John Sinclair, who has taken this course, is happy to speak to you too.


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

TODAYSinging Practice for All Nations Sunday after the Service. Children & Youth Teams’ Lunch and Meeting
MONDAY7.00am Early morning Community Coffee 2.00pm Knitting Fellowship (in the Youth Room) 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.
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby & Toddler Group 8.00pm Recharge, followed by the start of the Bible Readathon at 9.00pm – please see previous page
THURSDAYBible Readathon continues online and with in-person readings at the Church during the day 10.00am Refill – Bible Study and Discussion Group—mainly for parents/carers, children welcome 11.00am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: https:// Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118 1.00pm Lunch Club
FRIDAYBible Readathon continues – including special events: 7.30pm Singing the Psalms 7.30pm Youth Sleepover until Saturday morning 7.00pm Women in Hebron Cooperative – see details in May Church Magazine
SATURDAYBible Readathon continues 10.00am Christian Aid Plant Sale at Trinity Methodist Church
NEXT SUNDAYAll Nations Sunday, leading to Pentecost Bible Readathon expected to end early in the morning. 10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry 10.30am All-age Worship led by the Minister. Please come dressed in the Pentecost colours of red, yellow or orange, or national costure from your country of origin or one with which you have a connection. Followed by All Nations Lunch and then at approx. 2.00pm (Annual Church Meeting) – please see previous page. Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday— Please see previous page.
UPCOMINGNext Lunch & Talk – Thursday 8th June 12.45pm. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax—Talk by Neville Ledsome. Sign- up sheet in the Forum