Sunday 17th September 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

The Exodus: Set my people free Subversion for the Kingdom

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

Hymns – Come all you people
                 Here I am to worship
                 All my Days (Beautiful Saviour)

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time – (Ending with chorus of The People of God (R&S 547)

Hymn – Come set your rule and reign (build your kingdom here)

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible readings: Exodus 1 v8-22 read by Miriam Chapman
                           Exodus 2, v1-15 read by Elspeth Carruthers

Hymn – O Lord all the world belongs to you (R&S 90)


Hymn – Jesus Christ is waiting (Tune R&S 243)

Prayers for Others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – You’re the word of God the father

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 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 be- cause 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.

Nominations for forthcoming Election of Elders. There is a box for your completed nomination forms in the Forum, and also some spare printed forms. Today is the last day for nominations.

Leading Worship elsewhere.
Vivien Gerhold is at Windsor URC and the Revd David Netherwood is at Elstead URC.

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.

Lunch and Church Meeting next Sunday. Sign-up sheets for lunch (to eat and to help) and for childcare during the Church Meeting in the Forum. Church Members on email will have received the agenda and papers. Please contact the Church office by phone message or email if you would like paper copies. 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 today for code and instructions.

Link to HopeChristmas gift shoebox appeal. Please see details in the September Church Magazine or take a leaflet in the Forum and start collecting items now. Last date for bringing your boxes is Sun- day 29th October.

Reform – the URC magazine (10 issues a year). There are quite a few spare copies of the September edition around the Forum to take a look at. There is a special introductory offer for new subscribers in 2024 at £24.25 (£5 off). This can be by ordering with Janet Collinson here or via the URC link – use the coupon code NEW at the checkout. (current subscribers, if you received an extra copy this month please bring it to the Church and encourage others to subscribe).

Church Administrator. This part-time post in the Church will become vacant at the end of October as Morwenna Jones will, sadly, be leaving to take up a role in a charity. Applications are invited so please make the vacancy known to anyone whom you think might be interested. Details are availa- ble from the Church Office – – 01483 763078.

Please do NOT bring any more blister packs for recycling. Unfortunately, no new source for disposal is available.

The Pirates of Penzance performed at St Peter’s Church, Old Woking on Saturday 30th September at 5 pm. Please see poster in the foyer.


Please note that changes to this calendar will be announced by email or in Church on Sunday.

TODAYSinging Practice for Recharge and Harvest after the Service
1.15 pm BBC1 Songs of Praise celebrating 50 years of the annual Christian Festival Greenbelt.
3.00pm T@3
5.30pm Youth Group
MONDAY7.00am Early morning community coffee for 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 and Young People (Youth Room)

11.00am Bible Study

7.00pm Synod Gathering on Zoom to hear about the URC General Assembly (see September Church Magazine for details)
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group

8.00pm Recharge – monthly mid-week worship
THURSDAY10.00 am Refill – Bible Study & Discussion Group (mainly for parents – young children welcome).

11.00am Midweek Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118.

1.00pm Lunch Club
FRIDAYCopy for the October Church Magazine should reach the editor –
SATURDAY12.00 noon Woking People of Faith Peace Day Celebration in Mercia Walk (Woking Shopping Centre) until 1pm
NEXT SUNDAYNo Prayers in the Vestry again until November

10.30 am Harvest Festival All-age Worship led by the Minister. Harvest gifts welcomed for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (please see list below)

Lunch following the Service and then Church Meeting (please see previous page)
UPCOMING23rd September – Make Polluters Pay Action Day – Supported by Christian Aid this day will see people across the UK come together to call on the UK government to make fossil fuel companies pay for climate induced loss and damage caused by their polluting.
Visit Make Polluters Pay Action Day | Christian Aid for more information

Harvest Gifts. York Road Project would appreciate: Jars of Coffee & Coffee sachets, Tea, Hot chocolate, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Pot noodles, Sugar/Sugar Sachets, Sweetener Sachets, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Potatoes (must be in date), Variety of Crisps, Chocolate bars, Squash (Orange/Blackcurrant), Bottled or Cans of Water, Individually wrapped Biscuits / Sweet Treats, Pasta, Rice, Bodywash, Shampoo/Conditioner, Deodorant/Body spray, Boxer shorts (new) – men’s small and medium. Your Sanctuary, the women in the Refuges would appreciate many of the food items in the list above including tea, coffee, rice, pasta, and fresh fruit and vegetables plus all tinned foods.