Sunday 1st October 2023, 10.30am

Communion Service,
Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

The Exodus – Set my people free
Life changing encounters

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 –
As we are gathered
              You are here, moving in our midst

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time –
Exodus 3 ‘Life Changing Encounters’

Hymn –
Can I ascend the hill of the Lord

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible readings:
Exodus 3 – Read by Margaret Marcham
                           Hebrews 10 v19-23 – Read by Carol Glynn


Hymn –
Be still for the presence of the Lord

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn –
Come, Living God when least expected (R&S 354)


Hymn –
Lord, the light of your love

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. 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.

Commitment for Life – information packs about the URC’s World Development Programme, in partnership with Christian Aid, are now being delivered to all Church homes. If you do not receive one, please contact one of your pastoral Elders. There are several ways to donate – the card machine in the Forum, via the Church website, by bank transfer directly to the Church bank account, cheque or cash. All are listed within the packs but please contact Robin Gray or Chris Temple is anything is not clear and you wish to make a donation.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Vivien Gerhold is at Elstead URC and Andrew Gibb is at Wonersh URC this morning.

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. You may contribute to this funding through the card machine in the Forum or via the Church’s website.

Link to Hope
Christmas 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 Sunday 29th October. On Sundays 15th and 22nd October there will stalls after the Services selling knitted clothing and candles to go in your gift shoe boxes.

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.

Order now for 2024 at reduced or held prices!
Reform – the URC magazine – £24.50 paper (£5 reduction for all current and new sub- scribers!) or £18 digital (10 issues) – please see ordering and payment method in the Church magazine or contact Janet Collinson directly by 22nd October.
Prayer Handbook –Full to the brim – £6.50 (or A4 large print size £12.50) – no increase in price! Current subscribers will automatically be ordered a copy, unless they notify to the contrary.
URC Diary –£8.50 yellow or green (or A5 size £10.50 blue) – no increase in price! Order either or both on list in the Forum or contact Joan Smyth directly by 29th October.


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

TODAY5.30pm 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 7.30pm Elders’ Meeting.
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group
THURSDAY11.00am Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118.
SATURDAY10.00am to 12 noon – Woking People of Faith Environmental Work Day on Horsell Common (details from John West)
NEXT SUNDAYNo Prayers in the Vestry again until November   10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister – But Lord, what if?   Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday – please see previous page
UPCOMINGSaturday 14th October, 9.30am to 12.30pm Generation Café with Craft Corner   7.30pm Inspired – A Riding Lights production at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Pyrford (see details in October Church Magazine and poster in the foyer).