Sunday 29th January 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
and David Fowler
Reasons to Believe –
How do I hold onto my faith in testing times?

David came to faith aged 11 at a Crusader Camp before working for the organisation in the 1990’s – training leaders and establishing new groups. He and his wife Heather have two young adult children, Josh & Holly.  David spent 10 years in full-time pastoral ministry at Emmanuel Chapel (here in Woking) and another 8 years leading a large church in Salford, before returning to Surrey four years ago. David & Heather started attending Woking URC last summer and became members in November.  In addition to starting a new business, David supports local Christian leaders; leads a bible study group; and is a Trustee for the national youth charity, Urban Saints (formerly Crusaders).

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 – Be still for the presence of the lord
           – Now when peace like a river

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Creep, creep, creep

Children and Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings: – Daniel 3 v1-30, Read by Miriam Chapman
                          – Hebrews 11 v1-16, Read by Lewin Cox

Hymn – O God you search me and you know me


Hymn – The Lord’s My Shepherd (I will trust)

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn—Great is thy faithfulness (R&S 96)

Blessing and 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.  Please do stay if you can to enjoy a time to meet and talk with each other.

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 not be open today, back next Sunday.  For urgent supplies and orders please see Margaret Bradley.

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.

Collection point for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary 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.  Your Sanctuary would particularly be grateful for toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion.

A programme of six Zoom sessions for Reasons to Believe has begun, but it is not too late to join in.All are Thursday evenings at 7.45pm on 9th February, 23rd February, 9th March and 23rd March.  Please make a note in your diaries.  To book and receive the Zoom link please contact –

Ministry Enquirers’ Event to help you think about God’s call to Stepwise, Worship Leading, Lay Preaching, Lay Pioneering, Ministry with children and young people, the Ministry of Word and Sacraments or Church Related Community Work.  Saturday 11th February 10am-3pm online Register with to receive Zoom details.

Lunch and Talk – Thursday 2nd March 12.45 to3.15 pm.  The Conquest of the Incas and the Discovery of Machu Picchu.  Fish & Chips and alternatives for lunch.  Sign up sheet in the Forum.  Please book by 26th February for catering purposes.

Gospel Singing Event – Saturday 11th March (and singing during the Service the next day).  Tickets available now (adults £25, under 18s £15) on line from  or contacting the Church Office 01483 763078 –


TODAYURC Youth Assembly concludes today at Whitemoor Lakes, Staffordshire
MONDAY7.00am Early Morning Community Coffee
Boys’ 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
7.30pm Green Team Meeting
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group
THURSDAY11.00am Communion Service with Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and
social time.  Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118.
Wessex Synod meeting by Zoom. Non-voting participants join at 6.30 pm – link: Meeting ID: 428 112 2198  Passcode: 231612  Papers available on –
7.30pm IT and Media Committee
FRIDAY 7.00 pm York Road Project Quiz at Woking URC.  Tickets £5 including food – hot dog, burger, vegetarian option –
available from –
10.00 am  Prayers in the Vestry
10.30am Communion Service led by the Minister –Reasons to Believe – Why God makes sense of human life
Collection point for food and other items for the York Road
Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every
Sunday—Please see list on previous page 
5.30pm Sunday Youth Group
UPCOMINGTuesday 7th February – 9.00 am Woking People of Faith
Inter-Faith Breakfast at Marciano Lounge, Commercial Way, Woking