Sunday 16th October 2022, 10.30am

Morning Worship, led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Believing and Belonging
Being a welcoming Church

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 these please email – .  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.


The Church is fitted with a loop system.  The words of hymns and songs, and Bible readings etc are displayed on the screen. Bibles and hymn books in standard and large print are also available from the Welcomers.  As the Service is live streamed you (and / or your family) could be on camera as efforts are made to help those watching at home to feel a part of the worshipping congregation in the Church.  If you have any concerns regarding this, please speak to an Elder or Welcomer

Welcome and Notices

Call to worship

Hymn – Come all you people, come and praise your maker
               Come all you vagabonds

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Heaven invites you to a party (alternative words)

Children and Young people continue in groups

Bible Reading – Luke 15 v1-10 read by Ronald Smith                              Luke 15 v11-32 read by John West

Hymn – There’s a wideness in God’s mercy (R&S 353)


Hymn – If Christ has made no distinction (Let there be love)

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – Let us build a house where love can dwell

Blessing & 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 not be open today or on the next two Sundays.
Please contact Margaret Bradley for supplies or orders.

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.

Commitment for Life.  Information about this year’s appeal has now been distributed by email and paper copies.  There are spare copies in the Forum.  The credit /debit card machine in the Forum will accept donations and other methods through the Church account, cash or cheques is outlined in the information paper.

Leading Worship elsewhere.  Andrew Gibb is at West Horsley Methodist Church, the Revd David Netherwood is at Boulevard URC, Weston-Super-Mare and Sydney Shore is at Fleet URC this morning.

Please start to think about Christmas Gift ‘shoe boxes’.  In order to support the charity ‘Link to Hope’ which distributes gift boxes to families and elderly people in
Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Ukraine, boxes need to be ready by 30th October. Please pick up a leaflet in the Forum or see the page in the October Church
Magazine.  Marianne Basey or Ann Parris will be pleased to help with any queries.

There will be a Knitting Fellowship stall selling items suitable for inclusion in boxes today and next Sunday.

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

Order now for 2023!  Reform – the URC magazine – £29.50 paper or £18 digital (10 issues) – please see ordering and payment method in the Church magazine or contact Janet Collinson directly by 21st October.

Prayer Handbook – Cities of Sanctuary –
£6.50 (or A4 size £12.50)
URC Diary – £8.50 blue or orange (or A5 size £10.50 orange)
Order either or both on list in the Forum or contact Joan Smyth by 30th October

Maps and More – a Keep Drawing Workshop.  Saturday 29th October from 2 pm to 4.30 pm in the Church Hall.  An all age FREE event working on a large, colourful and fun map with drawing and collage.  Please see Ellen Harrison for more details or visit


TODAY5.30pm Youth Group
MONDAY7.00am Early Morning Coffee for commuters and passers-by the Church
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 & Young People in person and by Zoom.
Link is :
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
Passcode: WURCyouth
7.30pm Finance and Property Committee
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
THURSDAY10.00am Refill—Bible Study and discussion group
11.00am 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
1.00pm Lunch Club
8.00pm Church in the World Group
NEXT SUNDAY10.30am Morning Worship led by the Minister – Christian Discipleship—giving up everything to gain it all.
Knitting Fellowship Stall after the Service (see previous page).
Empty Bowls Lunch after the Service  – in aid of the York Road Project.  Sign up sheet in the Forum.
3.00pm T@3
Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday, please see list on previous page.
UP-COMINGTuesday 25th October at 12.45pm – Fish and Chips (or alternative) Lunch and illustrated talk on Antarctica (sign up sheet in the Forum) Monday 31st October – Carnival evening for all ages of children and young people.  6.00-7.30 families and younger children. 7.30-9.00 Youth.