Sunday 24th September 2023, 10.30am

Harvest Festival
All age Service with Brigades’ Parade
Led by the Minister

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 – We plough the fields and scatter (R&S 124)
                 – Tell me who made all of creation

Prayers led by the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades & The Lord’s Prayer

Act of Rededication – Children and Youth Work

Bible reading:
Deuteronomy 26 v1-11

Sharing our Harvest Gifts (including Hymn – Come on and celebrate)

Commitment for Life – Learning about farming in Zimbabwe

Singing group – For the gifts of heaven

’Porridge Prayers’ – beginning with prayers from Junior Brigades. (Including hymn – Make me a channel of your Peace (R&S 629))

Hymn – O Lord my God (How great thou art) (R&S 117)

Blessing & The Grace


Car parking today. If you are in the Church car park and are not staying for 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 concession time runs out, but there are no restrictions in the side roads. The current system in Heathside is that you need to 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.

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.

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.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Andrew Gibb is at St Paul’s URC, Bracknell and Vivien Gerhold is at Stoughton Methodist Church 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.

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 Sun- day 29th October.

Reform – the URC magazine (10 issues a year). There are quite a few spare copies of the September edition around the Forum to take a look at. Change of plan for subscribing – everyone, current or new will receive the £5 discount and pay £24.50. There will be a return to a bulk order being delivered to the Church and distributed from here. Please order from Janet Collinson. Payment will be directly to this Church by bank transfer or cheque (details in September and October Church magazines.

Church Administrator. This part-time post in the Church will become vacant at the end of October as Morwenna Jones will, sadly, be leaving to take up a role in a charity. Applications are invited so please make the vacancy known to anyone whom you think might be interested. Details are available from the Church Office – – 01483 763078.

Voluntary Vacancies at Engage, the schools Christian Assembly Team. A new Chair of Trustees, someone with HR experience, and people with educational experience to join the team are needed. If you are interested in any of these, or know someone who might be, please contact the present Chair, Michael Kirtley, at or ring 07947388931

York Road Project would appreciate: Jars of Coffee & Coffee sachets, Tea, Hot chocolate, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Pot noodles, Sugar/Sugar Sachets, Sweetener Sachets, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Potatoes (must be in date), Variety of Crisps, Chocolate bars, Squash (Orange/Blackcurrant), Bottled or Cans of Water, Individually wrapped Biscuits / Sweet Treats, Pasta, Rice, Bodywash, Shampoo/ Conditioner, Deodorant/Body spray, Boxer shorts (new) – men’s small and medium.
Your Sanctuary, would appreciate many of the food items in the list above including tea, coffee, rice, pasta, and fresh fruit and vegetables plus all tinned foods.


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

TODAYHarvest Lunch following the Service

1.30pm approx. Church Meeting
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)
TUESDAY9.30am Prayers for Children and Young People (Youth Room) 8.00pm Working Towards Net Zero – URC Zoom Conference – see details in Church magazine.
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group
THURSDAY11.00am Midweek Communion Service in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118.
SATURDAY5.00pm The Pirates of Penzance being performed at St Peter’s Church, Old Woking (see poster in foyer).
NEXTNo Prayers in the Vestry again until November
SUNDAY10.30 am Communion Service led by the Minister – Life Changing Encounters
 Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday – please see previous page
 5.30pm Youth Group
UPCOMINGSaturday 7th October, 10.00 am to 12 noon – Woking People of Faith Environmental Work Day on Horsell Common (details from John West).

Sunday 8th October, after the Service – Litter Pick in the
neighbour hood around the Church.