Sunday 15th January 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
and Justin Brierley

Reasons to Believe –
Why Science points towards God

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 – Jesus is Lord, creation’s voice proclaims it (R&S 268)
            – You’re the word of God the Father

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Tell me who made all of creation

Children and Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings: – Psalm 8, Read by Dorothy Brassington
                                                  – Colossians 1 v15-20 Read by Catalina Brook

Hymn – All creatures of our God and King, verses 1, 2, 3, 5 & 7                     (R&S 39)

Sermon – ‘Why Science points towards God’, Justin Brierley

Hymn – Video – ‘So Will I’

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn—O Lord my God (How great thou art) (R&S 117)

Blessing and The Grace


You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish. 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 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 be open today in the Forum after the Service.  Do take a look at the range of goods on sale and those which can be ordered.

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.

Collection point for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary every Sunday.
Items which would be appreciated 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 toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion.

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 26th January, 9th February, 23rd February, 9th March and 23rd March.  Please make a note in your diaries.  To book and receive the Zoom link please contact –

York Road Project Quiz Night – Friday 3rd February at 7 pm at Woking URC. 
Tickets £5 including food – hot dog, burger, vegetarian option – available from –

Good Friday Act of Witness – 7th April Dancers wanted! If any adult or child would like to be involved in dancing in a small group for the Good Friday Act of Witness in Jubilee Square, Woking Town Centre.  Please contact Lizzie Morley 07985299686 or Rehearsals for children are Mondays weekly from 6:00pm to 7:00pm starting on 23rd January.  Rehearsals for adults are Saturday mornings fortnightly for 2 hours (9:30am to 11:30am) and Mondays weekly for an hour (7:15pm to 8:15pm), one of those days is required but dancers are welcome to attend both sets of rehearsals, starting on 28th January.  No prior experience of dance necessary!


Changes to this calendar will be announced during the service, or via email from the Church office.

TODAY3.00 pm Tea@3
5.30 pm Youth Group
MONDAY7.00 am Community Coffee.
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
TUESDAY9.30am Prayers for Children and Young People
11.00 Bible Study Group (Youth Room)
WEDNESDAYWeek of Prayer for Christian Unity begins
10.00am Baby and Toddler Group
8.00 pm Monthly Recharge mid week worship is back – in person and live streamed
THURSDAY11.00am Communion Service with Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time.  Zoom link:
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118.
1.00 pm Lunch Club
FRIDAYCopy for February Magazine should reach the editor –
SATURDAY9.30 am Pastoral Care Morning for Elders and Pastoral Assistants
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry
10.30am Morning Worship led by the Minister.  Reasons to Believe – How do I deal with my doubts?
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
4.30 pm Churches Together in Woking United Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and celebrating the 25th anniversary of Engage (formerly SCAt) – at Woking URC (NB time is different from that printed in the magazine calendar and on last Sunday’s order paper).
UPCOMINGThursday 26th January at 7.45 pm – Reasons to Believe Zoom session 2 – Who invented human value?