Sunday 19th February 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship
Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Living Sacrifices
Gifts and Talents

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 – Isn’t it good to be with friends
          – Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – For I’m building a people of power

Children and Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings: – Romans 12 v1-13, Read by Vivien Gerhold
                          – Peter 4 v8-11, Read by John Godsland

Hymn – Speak of Lord, as we come to you


Hymn – Brother Sister, let me service you (R&S 474)

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – Summoned by the God who made us

Blessing and 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.

Christian Aid Turkey/Syria Earthquake Disaster Appeal.
There is an  opportunity to contribute to this appeal by using the card machine or by cash/cheque in the plate, both in the Forum.  Please make cheques payable to ‘Woking URC’.  There is also a link to give on the Church website.

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.  Back next Sunday.  See Margaret Bradley for urgent supplies.  Orders not being taken at the moment due to the uncertainty of the future of Traidcraft having recently gone into ‘Administration’

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.

Leading Worship elsewhere. 
Andrew Gibb is at Guildford Methodist Church this morning.

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

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

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Jean Bryant.  This will be on Monday 27th February at 2 pm followed by refreshments (the Committal will have been held earlier in the day

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Bob Smyth.  This will be on Friday 10th March at    3 pm followed by tea (Family Committal will have been held earlier in the afternoon).

Gospel Singing Event – Saturday 11th March (and singing during the Service the next day).  Tickets available now (adults £25, under 18s £15) on line from  or contacting the Church Office 01483 763078 –

Are you able to help sponsor a Ukrainian refugee?  We have been asked if there is anyone who may be able to provide short-stay accommodation for a couple and their 10 year old son, or for a single woman looking for accommodation for 3-4 months.  If you think you may be able to help please contact Teresa Bacon or the church office.


Please note that changes to this calendar will be announced in the service or by email.

TODAY5.30pm Youth Group
MONDAY7.00am 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 finish)
TUESDAY9.30am Prayers for Children and Young People
11.00am Bible Study Group (in Youth Room
10.00am Baby and Toddler Group
8.00pm  Recharge—in person and live streamed
THURSDAY10.00am Refill—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.
7.45pm Reasons to Believe—Zoom study session 4—Why does God allow suffering?
FRIDAYCopy for the March Church Magazine should reach the editor
The First Sunday in Lent
10.00 am  Prayers in the Vestry
10.30am Morning Worship led by the Minister –Reasons to Believe—The evidence for Jesus. Followed by Lunch and Church Meeting.  Sign up sheet for lunch (to eat and to help) and for childcare during the meeting in the Forum.
Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday
4.00pm Woking Street Angels’ Commissioning Service at St. Paul’s Church, Oriental Road
UPCOMINGThursday 2nd March, 12.45pm to 3.15pm.  Lunch & Talk—The Conquest of the Incas and the Discovery of Machu Picchu.  Fish and Chips and alternatives for lunch.  Sign-up sheet in the Forum.  Please book by 26th February for catering purposes.
Friday 3rd March at 10.00am—World Day of Prayer
Service at St Andrew’s Church, Goldsworth Park .  This service will be live streamed.