Sunday 26th November 2023

Morning Worship Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

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 –   Crown Him With Many Crowns (R&S 262)

Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer Family Time – Puppet Finale

Hymn –     Moses, I Know You’re The Man (R&S 547)

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible readings:

Exodus 34v1-10, 29-35 & 40v1-5, 34-38 Read by Julie Roxburgh

Hebrews 12v18-24 Read by Ronald Smith

Hymn –    Immortal, Invisible (R&S 67)


Hymn –    Before The Throne Of God Above

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn –     Spirit, Spirit Of Gentleness

Blessing & The Grace

If you are in the Church car park and are not staying for lunch would you please vacate your space by 12.15 am so that cars may be transferred from Heathside. Charges apply from 1 pm at Heathside when the concession time runs out, but there are no restrictions in the side roads.

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.

Ballot papers for the election of Elders (if you are unable to attend the Church Meeting today) are available from the Church Secretary to be completed straight away.

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.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Andrew Gibb is at St Paul’s URC, Bracknell and the Revd David Netherwood is at Cobham United Church this morning.

Decorating the Church for Christmas on Saturday 9th December from 9.30 am. There will be a Family Fun Morning for all ages (as part of the monthly Generation Cafe) including decorating the Church. If you are able to donate a Poinsettia plant these will be very welcome. Please bring them along that morning or leave them at the Church from Sunday 3rd December onwards.

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. There is a special list of Christmas gifts in the latest Church magazine coming out this week which you may like to bring along on Suday.10th December.

Christmas greetings to the Church family.

A Christmas ‘Extra’ issued during December is being planned again. Instead of sending individual cards your short Christmas greetings and, possibly, pictures (drawings or photos) will be included for ‘the whole Church family’. Email message/picture can be sent to and handwritten entries can be left the Church office or phoned through there or to Kate Gray. These messages, and any pictures are required by Thursday 7th December.

To take part in this you are invited to make a donation to WaterAid. This can be –

1. By selecting WaterAid on the card machine in the Forum;

2. Via the “Give Online” link on the front page of the church website and select Water Aid;

3. Direct to the Church CAF Bank account, Sort Code 40-52-40; Account Number 00033567, reference WaterAid. The HSBC account, details on the “Giving to the Church” section of the website, may also be used if more convenient.

4. By cheque, payable to Woking URC, with Water Aid written on the back.

TODAYSinging practices for Christmas Services after the Service today – children first, then adults.   Lunch after the Service at approx 12.30 pm, followed by the Church Meeting (please see previous page about car parking) .
MONDAY7.00 am Early morning community coffee for passers by the Church. Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade groups – Anchors and Explorers (ages 4/5 – school year 3) 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm Junior Section Boys and Girls (school years 4-6) 5.30 pm to 7 pm Company, Senior and Brigader Sections (school years 7-13) 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm (Girls finish) and 9.15 pm (Boys finish)
TUESDAY9.30 am Prayers for Children and Young People (Youth Room).
WEDNESDAY10.00 am Baby and Toddler Group.
THURSDAY11.00 am Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118. 7.30 pm Loggerhead Turtles – a conservation talk at St Dunstan’s RC Church, Shaftesbury Road – see poster in foyer and screen advert.
NEXT SUNDAYAdvent Sunday. 10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.   10.30 am Communion Service led by the Minister. Singing practices for Christmas Services after the Service – children first, then adults Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday – please see previous page.   2 pm & 4.30 pm – ActAble pantomime – Cinderella – at the Buzz Theatre (top of Victoria Place). See LinkAble website and poster in foyer.
UPCOMINGThursday 7th December at 1 pm Christmas Lunch Club. Sign up sheet in the Forum today if you would like to share in this special festive meal.   Sunday 10th December 10.30 am Christingle Service, with Reception of new Church Members, bringing of gifts for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary and Brigades’ Parade. 4.00 pm Service of Carols and Readings, followed by tea.