Sunday 29th October 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship

Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

The Exodus – Set my people free Journeying in God’s presence

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 Notice
Call to Worship
Hymns – What is our hope (O sing Hallelujah)
Lord I come to you
Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer Family Time
Hymn – One more step along the world I go (R&S 549)
Children & Young People continue in groups
Bible readings: Exodus 13 v-3-10- Read by Irene Kalo
Peter 1 v12-18 – Read by David Kember
Hymn – Who would true valour see (R&S 557)
Sermon – David Fowler
Hymn – Bless the Lord O My Soul (10,000 reasons)
Prayers for Others
Offering Prayer
Hymn – Lord for the years (R&S 603)
Blessing & The Grace


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. 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

Commitment for Life – if you did not receive an information pack about the URC’s World Develop- ment Programme, in partnership with Christian Aid there are spares in the Forum. There are several ways to donate – the card machine in the Forum, via the Church website, by bank transfer directly to the Church bank account, cheque or cash. All are listed within the packs but please contact Robin Gray or Chris Temple if anything is not clear and you wish to make a donation – by 31st October, please.

Leading Worship elsewhere. The Revd David Netherwood is at Boulevard URC, Weston-super- Mare and John Sinclair is at Beacon Hill URC, Hindhead this morning.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. You may contribute to this funding through the card machine in the Forum or via the Church’s website

Order now for 2024 at reduced or held prices!

Prayer Handbook –Full to the brim – £6.50 (or A4 large print size £12.50) – no increase in price! Current subscribers will automatically be ordered a copy, unless they notify to the contrary.

URC Diary –£8.50 yellow or green (or A5 size £10.50 blue) – no increase in price! Order either or both on list in the Forum or see Joan Smyth TODAY

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


Changes to this calendar may be announced during the service or by email.

TODAYJustin Brierley’s new book –The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God – will be on sale again after the Service (£12.99).
MONDAY7.00 am Early morning coffee for commuters and passers by the Church. ‘Glow’ – glow in the dark rave and party night – no age limits. Year 6 and under – 5.30 pm to 7 pm. Years 7-11 – 7.15 pm to 9.15 pm.
TUESDAY9.30 am Prayers for Children and Young People (Youth Room)
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group. 7.30 pm Church Membership Enquirers’ Session – find out what it means to be a Church Member.
THURSDAY11.00am Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118.
FRIDAYCopy for November Church Magazine to reach the editor – maga-
SATURDAYClocks go back one hour
NEXT SUNDAY10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry restarting 10.30 am Communion Service led by the Minister – Short memories and mumblings   Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday – please see previous page   5.30 pm Youth Group anctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday – please
UPCOMINGSaturday 11th November – 9.30 am to 12.30 pm Generation Cafe with Craft Corner.