Sunday 28th April 2024, 10.30am

Morning Worship led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Training for Transformation: Spiritual Disciplines for 21st Century People

Joy: Choosing to celebrate together

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 –      Celebrate (Come On And Celebrate)

                        I Will Enter His Gates (R&S 386)

Jubilate (R&S 713)

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Give Me Joy In My Heart (R&S 523)

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings –

Nehemiah 8 v 9-12 Read by Janet Collinson

1 Peter 1 v 3-9 Read by James Gemmell

Hymn-  Knowing You (All I Once Held Dear)


Hymn-  It is Well With My Soul (When Peace Like A River)

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn –  You Shall Go Out With Joy (R&S 415)  

Blessing & The Grace


If you are not able to stay for lunch and are in the Church park would you please vacate your space by 11.50 am so that as many cars as possible can be accommodated from Heathside Car Park.  There is unrestricted parking in the side roads around the Church.  If you choose to stay in Heathside and pay, you need to leave as a free Church user, in the usual way, and enter again when you will be recorded as a paying customer from the time you re-enter. 

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.  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. 

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.

Roofs Appeal.  The card machine in the Forum has been set up to receive donations and there is a link via the Church website – If you would like details which outline alternative ways to give, please ask the Church Secretary at the door this morning.

Care4Creation – Please take a look at the display boards in the Forum which are related to the ongoing work of the Green Team and the Church’s environmental commitments. You may contribute to this funding through the card machine in the Forum or via the Church’s website.

Leading Worship elsewhere.  Andrew Gibb is at Maidenhead URC this morning.

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Rhoda Avon – Sunday 12th May at 2.30 pm.  Rhoda was a long standing member of Woking URC and the former York Road Church, and led the Gentle  Exercise Group here for many years well into her 90s.  She died last September and at the time there was only a family committal.

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  breakfast cereals, squash, ketchup, mayonnaise, meals in a can and dried herbs & spices. Also toiletries, and new or nearly new unwanted items which may be sold on Ebay. All the donations are very much appreciated.

Churches have been asked to publicise that Woking Borough Council and Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner elections are taking place on Thursday 2nd May.  A reminder that it is an important requirement for voters to show photo ID before voting at polling stations.  This Church is being used as one of the polling stations in Woking and Prayers & Reflection will take place on Zoom on that day at 11 am.

  TODAY  Celebration Church family lunch and games after the Service until 2 pm.
MONDAY7.00 am Early morning community coffee for passers-by the Church.                  Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades groups: Anchors and Explorers (ages 4/5 – school year 3) 5.30 to 6.30 pm. Junior Section Boys and Girls (school years 4-6) 5.30 to 7.00 pm. Company, Senior and Brigader Sections (school years 7-13) 7.15 to 9.15 pm
TUESDAY9.30 am Prayers for Children and Young People.  
WEDNESDAY10.00 am Baby & Toddler Group.  
THURSDAY11.00 am  Prayers and Reflection in person by Zoom only.       Zoom link:                    Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118   Church being used as a Polling Station for elections.
SATURDAYWessex Synod Big Day Out at Hollycombe Steam, nr Liphook.  Details in Church magazine.
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.    10.30 am Communion Service led by the Minister Confession: A life beyond regret    Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary open every Sunday – please see list on previous page.   5.30 pm Youth Group
UPCOMING Saturday 11th May – 1.30 to 4.30 Generation Cafe with Craft Corner.   12th to 18th May – Christian Aid Week.  Wednesday 15th May at 7.30 pm Fundraising Quiz for Christian Aid

Please use this information about meetings and events in your prayers this week.