Sunday 23rd April 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship with a Baptism, and Reception of New Church Members

Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Resurrection and Restoration

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 – Praise my soul the King of Heaven (R&S 104)
           – Worthy of every song we could ever sing

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Reception into Church Membership of Emily Stander and Garth Wasson and Baptism of Alfred Wasson

Sung Blessing – The Lord Bless you and Keep You (R&S 420)

Hymn – One more step along the world I go (R&S 549)

Children and young people continue in groups

Bible Readings – Psalm 30, Read by Margaret Bradley
                         – John 21 v1-19, Read by Emily Stander

Hymn – Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (R&S 492)


Hymn – Take this moment, sign and space

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – We shall go out with hope of resurrection

Blessing and The Grac


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 permits for Sunday mornings.  Permits for this year are available today from the Welcomers

WaterAid Lent Appeal.  This annual appeal finishes this week.  You are invited to contribute via: The card machine in the Forum, the Church website, directly to the Church bank account (reference WaterAid) or by cheque payable to Woking URC (with WaterAid on the reverse) which can be sent to the Church office or the Church Treasurer.

The Traidcraft Stall will be open in the Forum after the Service.  Hurry while current stocks last as Traidcraft has, sadly, had to cease trading after 44 years.

Leading Worship elsewhere. The Revd David Netherwood is at St Andrews URC, Walton and Weybridge and John Sinclair is at London Street URC, Basingstoke this morning.

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
Homepage, 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.

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

Stepwise – Faith filled life – Introductory session – Tuesday 16th May from 6.30 -8.30 pm at Guildford URC.  There are six monthly sessions from June to November.  To book: please complete a participant form available on the Synod website   There is also an online course by Zoom beginning on 12th June.  Details via Synod office link above. Please book before 8th May.  John Sinclair, who has taken this course, will be pleased to tell you more about it.

Christian Aid Week Bible Readathon—Wednesday 17th (at Recharge) to early Sunday morning 21st May. The whole Bible will be read in sponsored sections on Zoom and some live at the Church

Rejoice and Sing – . If you would like your own copy of this URC hymn book, perhaps for personal devotions at home, there are some on a table in the foyer this morning.  Please help yourself.


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

TODAY3.00pm T@3
MONDAYBoys’ 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) 7.30pm Green Team meeting
TUESDAY9.30am Prayers for Children and Young People
6.30pm Wessex Synod Meeting by Zoom—details via
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
THURSDAY10.00 am Refill – Bible Study & 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
7.30 pm Church in the World Group
FRIDAYChristian Climate Action around the Houses of Parliament, supported by Christian Aid and other aid agencies and ARocha (until Monday)
SATURDAY9.00am Elders’ Quiet Morning at St Columba’s House, Woking
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry
10.30am Morning Worship with a Baptism led by the Minister.
Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday—Please see previous page.