Sunday 2nd July 2023, 10.30am

Communion Service
with Reception of new Church Members
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Come in, the water’s lovely –
Encountering God in rivers, seas and lakeside stories

1. Baptism in the river

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, now it the time to worship
– Now when peace like a river
Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer
Reception of new Church Members
Family Time
Hymn – Take us to the river
Children and Young people continue in groups
Bible Readings – Matthew 3 read by Sue Loudon
– Romans 6 v1-11 read by Irene Kalo
Hymn – All I once held dear
Prayers for others and Offering Prayer
Hymn – My heart is filled with thankfulness
Hymn—And can it be (R&S 366)
Blessing & The Grace


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 The change to ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) has started. The Church still has a concession for free parking until 1pm. As you leave the car park, and if the barrier is operating, do not enter your car registration number in the pay machine but just drive out when the barrier lifts. For the time being still display your Woking URC permit, available from the Welcomers.

The Traidcraft Stall will be open after the Service. Hurry while stocks last as Traidcraft has had to cease trading after 44 years. Closing down sale next Sunday, 9th July.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Vivien Gerhold is at Elstead URC, Andrew Gibb is at Stoughton Methodist Church and Alison Sage is at Cobham United Church this morning.

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 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.

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.

Exploring Resilience for Churches – Final Zoom sessions on Thursday 6th July from 7.15 to 8.45 pm. Poster in foyer with details and how to book.

Holiday Fun Club – Monday 24th to Thursday 27th July. Super Sleuths – investigating the heroes and villains of the Bible. For children in school years Reception to Year 5. Booking opens tomorrow, 12th June. Please book via or using the QR code to the left.

Woking URC Summer Camp – Saturday 29th July to Saturday 5th August A great week away full of activities and Bible theme for children aged 8 – 11 and Youth aged 11 – 17. Staying at Thriftwood Activity Centre, Brentwood. Booking via –
Vacancy for part-time Church Premises Manager at Woking URC. Tiny Colleer has decided to retire after 12 years’ service to the Church, and this post has now been advertised in various places, including the Church website. If you know of anyone who might be interested in applying an infor- mation pack with application form is available from Morwenna Jones, Church Administrator –
Blister packs. Thank you for supporting this recycling project but please do NOT bring any more into the Church for collection for the time being. If anyone would like to offer to start up the project again and take the packs to Superdrug, Guildford (not Woking), please email – or leave a message on 01483 763078.


Please note that changes to this calendar will be announced in Church or via email.

TODAYURC General Assembly continues in Swanwick, Derbyshire (until Monday) – it is live streamed from the website – – and there are daily updates. 5.30 pm Youth Group
MONDAY7.00am Community Coffee for commuters and passers by the Church 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) 7.30pm Green Team meeting
TUESDAY9.30am Prayers for children and young people. 11.00am Bible Study (Youth Room) 7.45pm Elders’ Meeting
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
THURSDAY9.00am Woking People of Faith Interfaith Breakfast at Marciano Lounge, Commercial Way, Woking – see poster in the foyer 11.00am Mid-Week Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: https:// Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
SATURDAY9.30am Generation Café 2.00pm Marriage Service for Rachel Lindstrom and Luke Vassell
NEXT SUNDAY10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry. 10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister—Jesus calls on the lake. Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Pro- ject and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday—Please see previous page.
UPCOMINGMonday 10th July at 6.00pm Girls’ and Boys’ Brigades Awards Evening, all welcome Holiday Fun Club—Super Sleuths Summer Camp 23 Please see previous page for further details of Holiday Fun and Summer Camp.