Sunday 2nd October 2022, 10.30am Communion Service

Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Believing and Belonging, The United Reformed Church, our branch of the family tree.

Groups for children and young people meet
after sharing in the first part of the service.

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


Welcome and Notices

Call to worship

Hymn – Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
               Light of the world (Here I am to worship)

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Come set your rule and reign

Children and Young people continue in groups

Bible Reading – John 17 v20-26 – Read by Stewart Alexander

                       Peter 2 v1-10 – Read by Vivien Gerhold


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

Prayers for others and offering prayer

Hymn – Behold the Lamb


Hymn – Thy hand, O God, has guided (R&S 567)

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.  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 be open today, in the Forum for purchase and making orders.

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.

Commitment for Life. Information about this year’s appeal, launched at Harvest Festival last Sunday, is in the process of being distributed by email and with paper copies.  The credit/debit card machine in the Forum will accept donations today.

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

Please start to think about Christmas Gift ‘shoe boxes’.  In order to support the charity ‘Link to Hope’ which distributes gift boxes to families and elderly people in
Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Ukraine, boxes need to be ready by 30th October. Please pick up a leaflet in the Forum or see the page in the October Church
Magazine.  Marianne Basey or Ann Parris will be pleased to help with any queries.

There will be a Knitting Fellowship stall selling items suitable for inclusion in boxes on Sundays 16th and 23rd October.

Churches Golf Day – Friday 7th October.  Chobham Golf Club, Knaphill.  Members from Churches in Woking and invited guests welcome.  For more details please contact –

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

Order now for 2023!  Reform – the URC magazine – £29.50 paper or £18 digital (10 issues) – please see ordering and payment method in the Church magazine or contact Janet Collinson directly by 21st October.
Prayer Handbook – Cities of Sanctuary –
£6.50 (or A4 size £12.50)
URC Diary – £8.50 blue or orange (or A5 size £10.50 orange)
Order either or both on list in the Forum or contact Joan Smyth by 30th October


TODAYJunior Church Meeting after the Service
5.30pm Youth Group
MONDAY7.00pm Early morning 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)
TUESDAY9.30am  Prayers for Children & Young People in person and by Zoom.
Link is :
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
Passcode: WURCyouth
7.30pm Elders’ Meeting
WEDNESDAY50th Anniversary of the inauguration of the United Reformed Church
10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
7.00pm Pause for Prayer and Worship live streamed from the Church
THURSDAY10.30am with Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time
Zoom – link:
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
SATURDAY10.00am Woking People of Faith environmental working party on Horsell Common.
10.30am Wessex Synod meeting all day at Woking URC
NEXT SUNDAY10.30am All-age service with Brigades’ Parade led by the Minister.  Where do I fit in? Belonging and Serving
Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday, please see list on previous page.
UP-COMINGSunday 23rd October – Empty Bowls Lunch after the Service – in aid of the York Road Project.
Tuesday 25th October at 12.45pm – Fish and Chips (or alternative) Lunch and illustrated talk on Antarctica (sign up sheet in the Forum)