First Sunday Of Lent. 18th February 2024, 10.30am

Morning Worship Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Training for Transformation: Spiritual Disciplines for 21st Century People

Did Jesus mean it when he promised life in all its fullness?

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 –      To God Be The Glory (R&S 289)

        I Will Offer Up My Life

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Jesus Put This Song Into Our Hearts

Children & Young people continue in groups

Bible Readings: 

John 10 v7-10 read by Janet Collinson

Galatians 5 v22-26 read by John Moyle

Hymn –   O God You Search Me And You Know Me


Hymn – Take This Moment

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn – And Can It Be (R&S 366)

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. 

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.

WaterAid Lent Appeal – the ways to donate are listed in the February Church Magazine.  These include the card machine in the Forum this morning.

Leading Worship elsewhere.  The Revd David Netherwood is at Elstead URC and John Sinclair is at Beacon Hill URC, Hindhead this morning.

Service of Thanksgiving for Murray Stuart – Tuesday 20th February at 3 pm.  All friends welcome, and also for refreshments at Chobham Golf Club, Chobham Road, Knaphill afterwards.  Please do not wear black. Please note that parking restrictions are not in place in the roads around the Church in the afternoons.

Sunday 25th February – Lunch and Church Meeting.  There are sign-up sheets in the Forum today for lunch (to eat, and various ways in which you can help) and for childcare during the Church Meeting. 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, due to being confined to their home, and would like to share in the meeting by Zoom please contact the Church Secretary today for code and instructions.

Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th April – Easter Holiday Fun. Three mornings from 9.30 to 12.30 for children in Reception to Year 5. Booking now open. Please use this QR code.  For further queries email

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.

Churches Together Good Friday Act of Worship and Witness in Jubilee Square.   Dancers wanted –  Rehearsals are now underway on Saturday Mornings 9.30 – 11.30 am at New Life  Christian Centre, High Street, Old Woking.  Please contact Ellen Harrison who can supply more details. 

TODAYSinging practice for Recharge straight after the Service. 3.00 pm T@3. 5.30 pm Youth Group
MONDAY7.00 am  Early morning Community Coffee for passers-by the Church. Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades groups: Anchors and Explorers (ages 4/5 – school year 3) 5.30 to 6.30 pm. Junior Section Boys and Girls (school years 4-6) 5.30 to 7.00 pm. Company, Senior and Brigader Sections (school years 7-13)
TUESDAY9.30 am  Prayers for Children and Young People (Youth Room). 11.00 am  Bible Study (Youth Room). 3.00 pm  Service of Thanksgiving for Murray Stuart (please see previous page). 6.30 pm Wessex Synod meeting by Zoom
WEDNESDAY10.00  am Baby & Toddler Group. 8.00 pm Recharge – The ‘slightly late’ Pancake Service
THURSDAY10.00 am Refill – Bible Study and Discussion Group (mainly for parents). 11.00 am  Communion Service in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time.   Zoom link:  Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
FRIDAYCopy for March Church Magazine should reach the editor –
SATURDAY11.00 am  Woking Debates (meeting at Woking URC) – Will AI do away with work? 
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.  10.30 am All age Worship led by the Minister – Transformers: Christians in disguise! followed by Lunch and Church Meeting (please see previous page).   Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary open every Sunday – please see list on previous page.
UPCOMING Friday 1st March at 10.30 am – World Day of Prayer Service at               St Dunstan’s RC Church, Shaftesbury Road (also being live streamed). Saturday 2nd March at 10.30 am (until 1 pm) – Christian Aid        Changemakers Conference at Woking URC.  Please see details in      February Church Magazine with a click on booking link or go to

Please use the information about meetings and events in your prayers this week.