Sunday 22nd October 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship
Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

The Exodus – Set my people free
Let my people go! Plagues and Passover

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 – Light of the world

               Jesus, be the centre

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer Family Time

Hymn – Our God is a great big God

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible readings:
Exodus 13 v1-10- Read by Peter Howitt
                           Luke 22 v7-23 – Read by Robin Gray

Hymn –
Lord of creation (R&S 532)


Hymn –
El Shaddai

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn –
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (R&S 345)

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 – if you did not receive an information pack about the URC’s World Development Programme, in partnership with Christian Aid there are spares in the Forum. 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 if anything is not clear and you wish to make a donation – by 31st October, please.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Andrew Gibb is at Cobham United Church, Vivien Gerhold is at Walton Methodist Church and Alison Sage is at St Paul’s URC, Bracknell 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 next Sunday, 29th October. Stall after the Service today selling knitted items and candles to go in 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 TODAY – LAST DAY.
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 next Sunday, 29th October


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

TODAYStall after the Service selling knitted items and candles suitable for including in Christmas gift shoeboxes.
Justin Brierley’s new book – The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God – on sale after the Service (£12.99).
3.00 pm T@3.
3.00 pm The Prince of Egypt – the Musical showing at the Nova Cinema, Woking and Light Cinema, Addlestone.
Wessex Youth Event at Westminster College, Cambridge (until today).
MONDAYNo Brigades’ meetings this week – half term week.
TUESDAYNo meeting for Prayers for Children and Young people this week
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group – still meeting this week
THURSDAY11.00am Communion Service in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link:
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118.
FRIDAYCopy for November Church Magazine to reach the editor –
SATURDAYClocks go back one hour
NEXT SUNDAYNo Prayers in the Vestry again until November
10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister – Journeying in God’s presence
Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday – please see previous page
UPCOMINGMonday 30th October – ‘Glow’ – glow in the dark rave and party night – no age limits. Year 6 and under 5:30-7pm; Years 7-11 7:15-9:15pm.

Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd November – 7.30 pm Church Membership Enquirers Sessions – an opportunity to explore what it means to be a Church Member.