Sunday 27th August 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship led by the Revd Helen Everard

Helen has been Minister of Fleet URC for almost a year. She was formerly at Wonersh URC and served a two year term as Chaplain to the Moderators of the URC General Assembly from 2020-22. As part of her training for ministry she undertook a placement at Woking URC for nearly two years until her Ordination in October 2019.

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 – Come all you people, come and praise your maker
          – My hope is built on nothing less (Cornerstone)

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time – Sharing in Zambia

Hymn – Our God is a great big God

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible readings:
Isaiah 55 v1-5 – Read by Dorothy Brassington
Philippians 1 v1-11 – Read by Peter Bryant

Hymn – Speak O Lord as we come to you


Hymn – In Christ there is no east or west (R&S 647)

Prayers for Others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – I will sing the wondrous story



You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service. They will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary or in the Church garden if fine. Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.

Heathside Car Park ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) has started and there is a new arrangement for free Sunday morning (up until 1 pm) parking for those attending this Church. Please key in your registration number on a device in the foyer in the Church each time you are here. This can be on arrival or as you leave, which will help with congestion. The barrier will rise to let you out of the car park because your number will be recognised. In these early weeks of the new system it is still advisable to display your permit on your windscreen, available from the Welcomers

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.

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

Nominations for forthcoming Election of Elders. There is a box for your completed nomination forms in the Forum, and also some spare printed forms.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Andrew Gibb is at Walton Methodist Church this morning

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

Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st August – Holiday @ Home. Three days of inclusive fun and friendship, activities and entertainment from arrivals at 10.30 am to tea/coffee and departures from 3.45 pm. Booking forms in the Forum today. For further details, and if transport would be helpful, please contact David Tuson, Church & Community Worker tel: 07817 007780 or email:

Thursday 31st August – next Lunch and Talk – Valparaiso Bound by Elspeth Carruthers. Sign up sheet in the Forum today. Last day to book!

The installation of solar panels is now taking place, possibly running into early September. There will be minimal disruption inside the building but car parking spaces will be restricted. Please be patient and remember the overall benefit to the Church and our commitment to Care4Creation.

Please do not bring any more blister packs for the time being.
A new recycling source will be investigated, and notice given if collections can resume.


Please note that due to the summer holidays there will not be any further weekday activities for children and young people until September.

MONDAYBank Holiday
TUESDAY10.30am Holiday @ Home day 1 – please see details on previ- ous page
WEDNESDAY10.30am Holiday @ Home day 2
THURSDAY10.30 Holiday @ Home day 3

11.00am Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118

12.45pm Lunch and Talk – please see details on previous page
NEXT SUNDAY10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.

10.30 am Communion Service led by the Elders, Preacher: John Sinclair and Communion led by the Revd David Netherwood.

Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday— Please see previous page.
UPCOMINGSaturday 9th September – 9.30am to 12.30pm Generation Café with Craft Corner – all ages welcome.

The new Church Premises Manager, John West, will commence duties on Wednesday 6th September