Sunday 23rd October 2022, 10.30am

Morning Worship, Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Believing and Belonging
Christian Discipleship – Giving up everything to gain it all

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 these please email – .  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


The Church is fitted with a loop system.  The words of hymns and songs, and Bible readings etc are displayed on the screen. Bibles and hymn books in standard and large print are also available from the Welcomers.  As the Service is live streamed you (and / or your family) could be on camera as efforts are made to help those watching at home to feel a part of the worshipping congregation in the Church.  If you have any concerns regarding this, please speak to an Elder or Welcomer.

Welcome and Notices

Call to worship

Hymn – Be still for the presence
              Christ be in my waking

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Empty, broken, here I stand

Children and Young people continue in groups

Bible Reading – Mark 10 v17-31 read by Ian Pope
                           Philippians 3 v1-16 read by Mary Temple

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


Hymn – All I once held dear

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – From Heaven you came (Servant King) (R&S522)

Blessing & The Grace


You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish. 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.
If you are in the Church car park and are not staying for the Empty Bowls Lunch would you please vacate your space by 12.15 so that cars may be transferred from Heathside.  Charges apply from 1pm at Heathside, when the permit time runs out, but there aren’t any restriction in the side roads.

Heathside parking permits.
Free parking every Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm.  Ask a Welcomers for one to display in your car.

The Traidcraft Stall will not be open today or next Sunday. Please contact Margaret Bradley for supplies or orders.

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 about this year’s appeal has now been distributed by email and paper copies.  There are spare copies in the Forum.  The credit /debit card machine in the Forum will accept donations and other methods through the Church account, cash or cheques is outlined in the information paper.

Leading Worship elsewhere.  Vivien Gerhold is at Elstead URC, the Revd David Netherwood is at Guildford URC and Sydney Shore is at Windsor URC this morning.

Please start to think about Christmas Gift ‘shoe boxes’.  In order to support the charity ‘Link to Hope’ which distributes gift boxes to families and elderly people in
Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Ukraine, boxes need to be ready by 30th October. Please pick up a leaflet in the Forum or see the page in the October Church
Magazine.  Marianne Basey or Ann Parris will be pleased to help with any queries.

There will be a Knitting Fellowship stall selling items suitable for inclusion in boxes today.

Collection point for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary every Sunday. Items which would be appreciated 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

Order now for 2023!  Prayer Handbook – Cities of Sanctuary – £6.50 (or A4 size £12.50), URC Diary – £8.50 blue or orange (or A5 size £10.50 orange)
Order either or both on list in the Forum or contact Joan Smyth by 30th October

Maps and More – a Keep Drawing Workshop.  Saturday 29th October from 2 pm to 4.30 pm in the Church Hall.  An all age FREE event working on a large, colourful and fun map with drawing and collage.  Please see Ellen Harrison for more details or

Local vacancies.  Street Angels Co-ordinator (part time 20 hrs) – Please apply by attaching your CV, a covering letter saying why you are suited to the job and the names, with contact details, of two references to Mark Potter, chair of Trustees, at
Cafe Manager (job share 14 hrs), St Andrew’s Church, Goldsworth Park – please contact: Alison Good, Church Administrator on 01483 723879 or email   Applications to be received by Friday 4th November 2022.   Date of start: Tuesday 3rd January 2023.


TODAY12.30 Empty Bowls Lunch
3.00pm T@3
MONDAYBrigades not meeting – Half Term
TUESDAY9.00am All age Prayers for Children & Young People in person, and fun morning (not on Zoom)
12.45pm Lunch and illustrated talk – A visit to Antarctica
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
THURSDAY10.30am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time
Zoom – link:
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
FRIDAYCopy for the November Church Magazine should reach the editor –
NEXT SUNDAY10.30am Morning Worship led by the Minister – What’s the point of Worship?
Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday, Items which would be appreciated 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
UP-COMINGMonday 31st October – Carnival evening for all ages of children and young people.  6.00-7.30 families and younger children. 7.30-9.00 Youth.
Wednesday 2nd November at 2 pm.  Service of Thanksgiving for Isabel Ledsome (followed by refreshments).  Family committal will have been held earlier. Thursday 3rd November at Woking Leisure Centre, open from
10 am to 2 pm – Working Together for Woking – exploring
volunteering opportunities