Sunday 20th August 2023, 10.30am Morning Worship

led by David Fowler

The Grace Conundrum

David came to faith aged 11 at a Crusader Camp before working for the organisation in the 1990’s – training leaders and establishing new groups. He spent 10 years in full-time pastoral ministry at Emmanuel Chapel (here in Woking) and another 8 years leading a large church in Salford, before returning to Surrey four years ago. In addition to starting a new business, David supports local Christian leaders; leads a bible study group; and is a Trustee for the national youth charity, Urban Saints (formerly Crusaders).

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 – Come, people of the risen King
            – Come set your rule and reign (Build your Kingdom here)

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time – David Tuson

Hymn – Jesus love is very wonderful

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible readings:
Ephesians 2 v1-2a, v4-10 – Read by Margaret Bradley
James 2 v 14-17 – Read by Ellen Harrison

Hymn – Here is love, vast as the ocean

Sermon The Grace Conundrum: What does it mean to live and work within the love of God?

Hymn – Bless the Lord O my soul (10,000 reasons)

Prayers for Others led by Julie Roxburgh

Hymn – The Lord’s my Shepherd (I will trust)



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 ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) has started and there is a new arrangement for free Sunday morning (up until 1 pm) parking for those attending this Church. Please key in your registration number on a device in the foyer in the Church each time you are here. This can be on arrival or as you leave, which will help with congestion. The barrier will rise to let you out of the car park because your number will be recognised. In these early weeks of the new system it is still advisable to display your permit on your windscreen, available from the Welcomers

– 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.

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.

Leading Worship elsewhere.
Vivien Gerhold is at Elstead URC and the Revd David Netherwood is at St Pauls URC, Bracknell 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

Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st August – Holiday @ Home. Three days of inclusive fun and friend- ship, activities and entertainment from arrivals at 10.30 am to tea/coffee and departures from 3.45 pm. Booking forms in the Forum today. For further details, and if transport would be helpful, please contact David Tuson, Church & Community Worker tel: 07817 007780 or email:

Thursday 31st August – next Lunch and Talk –
Valparaiso Bound by Elspeth Carruthers. Sign up sheet in the Forum today.

The installation of solar panels
will take place in the latter half of August and possibly into early September. There will be minimal disruption inside the building but car parking spaces will be re- stricted. Please be patient and remember the overall benefit to the Church and our commitment to Care4Creation.

Please do not bring any more blister packs for the time being.
A new recycling source will be investigated and notice given if collections can resume.


Please note that due to the summer holidays there will not be any further weekday activities for children and young people until September.

TODAY3.00pm T@3
THURSDAY11.00am Mid-week monthly Communion Service in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: https:// Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
FRIDAYCopy for the September Church Magazine should reach the editor, Kate Gray –
NEXT SUNDAY10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.

10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Revd Helen Everard

Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday— Please see previous page.
UPCOMINGTuesday 29th – Thursday 31st August Holiday @ Home.

Thursday 31st August – Next Lunch and Talk

Please see previous page for details of Holiday@Home and Lunch & Talk

The new Church Premises Manager, John West, will commence duties on Wednesday
6th September.