Sunday 19th May 2024, 10.30am

Pentecost Sunday led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Training for Transformation: Spiritual Disciplines for 21st Century People

Pentecost: Hearing from the Holy Spirit

This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via the Church’s website – www.wokingurc.org.uk 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 – office@wokingurc.org.uk  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.

ORDER OF SERVICE

Welcome and Notices

Call to Worship

Hymns –      Bless The Lord O My Soul                      

                        Holy Spirit, We Welcome You

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Colours Of Day (R&S 572)

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings – John 14 v15-31 Read by Irene Kalo

Galatians 5 v16-26  Read by Margaret Marcham

Hymn –  Spirit Of God As Strong As The Wind

Sermon

Hymn –  Holy Spirit, Living Breath Of God

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn –  Spirit, Spirit Of Gentleness

Blessing & The Grace

NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS

You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service. They will be served in the  Forum and in the Sanctuary at the back.  Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.

Heathside Car Park.  Free Sunday morning (usually up until 1 pm, but today 2 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.  Today only, free parking extended to 2 pm.

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.

Roofs Appeal.  The card machine in the Forum has been set up to receive donations and there is a link via the Church website – www.wokingurc.org.uk If you would like details which outline alternative ways to give, please ask the Church Secretary at the door this morning.     

Care4Creation – Please take a look at the display boards in the Forum which are related to the ongoing work of the Green Team and the Church’s environmental commitments. You may contribute to this funding through the card machine in the Forum or via the Church’s website.

Leading Worship elsewhere.  Vivien Gerhold is at Wonersh URC, Alison Sage is at Cobham United Church and John Sinclair is at Elstead URC this morning.

Petting Farm event in partnership with the Children with Special Needs Foundation –      Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th May (see details in May Church Magazine).  There are many ways in which you can help over the three days and there are sign-up sheets in the Forum.   

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  breakfast cereals, squash, ketchup, mayonnaise, meals in a can and dried herbs & spices. Also toiletries, and new or nearly new unwanted items which may be sold on Ebay. All the donations are very much appreciated.

WEEKLY  CALENDAR
TODAY(Annual) Church Meeting following the Service.  Free parking at Heathside extended until 2 pm.
MONDAYBoys’ 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) 7.15 to 9.15 pm.
TUESDAY9.30 am Prayers for Children and Young People. 11.00 am  Bible Study (Youth Room)
WEDNESDAY10.00 am Baby & Toddler Group.  
THURSDAY10.00 am Refill – Bible Study and Discussion Group – mainly for parents (young children welcome).   11.00 am Monthly mid-week Communion Service in person and by Zoom.         Zoom link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118                    Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118  
FRIDAY2.00 pm Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Brian Ashfield
SATURDAY11.00 am Woking Debates (at this Church) – Prison: are there more         effective ways of reducing crime?
NEXT
SUNDAY
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.    10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister – Serving: A life in tune with Jesus  Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary open every Sunday – please see list on previous page.   3.00 pm  T@3   5.00 pm – Woking People of Faith Prayer Vigil for Peace between            Palestinians and Israelis – at Woking URC.
UPCOMING Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th May – 10.30 am to 4.00 pm. Petting Farm with children’s rides.  Please see previous page about helping. Wednesday 29th May – 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm – Free Petting Farm open   evening for the Church Family.