Sunday 28th August 2022, 10.30am

Morning Worship, led by the Revd David Netherwood

Humble and Hospitable?

David came to Woking when he retired from St Andrews’s URC, Walton-on-Thames in 2008 and his pastorates have been in St Helen/s, Blackburn & Tockholes and Morecambe

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 – All people that on earth do dwell (R&S 712)
              Summoned by the God who made us

Prayers of Adoration and Confession and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – God is love, his the care (R&S 274)

Children and Young people continue in groups

Bible Reading – Jeremiah 2 v4-13 – Read by James Gemmell
                             Hebrews 13 v1-8 and 15-16- Read by Janet Collinson
                             Luke 14 v1, 7-14- Read by Emily Phillips

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Hymn – Brother, Sister let me serve you (R&S 474)


Hymn – Song of faith that sings forever

Prayers for Others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – Bless the Lord O my soul (10,000 reasons)

Dismissal and 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, or in the Church garden instead of the Sanctuary if fine.  Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.  If you would like to make a donation to the ecumenical Christian charity, Embrace, which helps marginalised and vulnerable communities in the middle east there are bowls at the serving points and also a line on the Dona card machine in the Forum.

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 be open in the forum after the Service.  It will not be open next Sunday so please stock up today.

If you would like to donate to the work of the Church
 his 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 be 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.  Vivien Gerhold is at Windsor URC and Andrew Gibb is at High Cross Church, Camberley this morning.

Forthcoming election of Elders.  There is a box for completed nomination forms in the Forum.  Spare copies of the letter and nomination forms are also available.

Believing and Belonging – Autumn worship series beginning with ‘Back to Church Sunday’ on 11th September.  Please look out for your pack currently being distributed by Elders.  There are also spare leaflets available in the Forum for you to take away to give to your friends, neighbours and relatives and to invite them to come ‘back to Church’ with you.

The URC’s Jubilee celebrations will be happening in London on Saturday 1st October.
Details of events that day can be found via the URC website: or by using the various links set out below.  Everyone is welcome to attend any part of the day.
Service at 2.30 pm at Westminster Central Hall: 
Open Church House, Tavistock Place in the morning:
Walk from Tavistock Place to Westminster:

It may be summer but it is time to think about booking for a Christmas pantomime.  A Church group reservation has been made for Cinderella at the New Victoria Theatre on Thursday 29th December at 7 pm.  Good stalls seats for only £18 (full price would be £34.50).  No need to pay until 25th September, but don’t delay
booking.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Forum every Sunday.

Collection point for the York Road Project and yourSanctuary 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.


Please Note: Weekday groups for children and young people are not meeting during the school holidays, except for the special prayers on Tuesday Mornings.

TODAY3.00pm T@3
MONDAYBank Holiday
TUESDAYFrom 9.00am with Breakfast and All-age Prayers for Children and Young People Summer Special (throughout the school holidays).  N.B. Not on Zoom.

Arrivals from 10.30am Holiday at Home – day 1 (booking forms in the forum)
WEDNESDAYHoliday at Home – day 2
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

Holiday at Home – day 3
NEXT SUNDAYClimate Sunday – Eco Church
10.30am Communion Service led by the Minister and Rebecca Caulfield
Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and yourSanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday.  See list on previous page
5.30pm Youth Group
UP-COMINGWednesday 7th September at 7.00pm Pause for Prayer and Worship live streamed from the Church
Sunday 11th September – Back to Church Sunday – Why the Church is the hope of the World