Sunday 30th April 2023, 10.30amMorning Worship with a Baptism

Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley


Welcome and Notices

Call to Worship

Hymn – Praise the Lord his glories show (R&S 102)
– Lord the light of you love is shining

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Baptism of James Matheson

Sung Blessing – The Lord Bless you and Keep You (R&S 420)

Hymn – Lord of all hopefulness (R&S 531)

Children and young people continue in groups

Bible Readings – Psalm 139 v1-18, Read by Dorothy Brassington
 – John 10 v1-18, Read by Catalina Brook

Hymn – The King of Love my Shepherd is (R&S 552)


Hymn – O God, you search me and you know me

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn – The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want (I will trust)

Blessing and 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 permits for Sunday mornings.  Permits for this year are available today from the Welcomers

Leading Worship elsewhere. Vivien Gerhold is at the United Church of Egham 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.

All Nations Lunch and Church Meeting on Sunday 21st May.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Forum to sign up for lunch or offer to help generally, and for childcare during the Church Meeting.  If you are able to provide and international dish please contact Sue Loudon.

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.

Stepwise – Faith filled life. In person Introductory session – Tuesday 16th May from 6.30-8.30 pm at Guildford URC (book before 8th May).  Zoom introductory session – Monday 12th June from 7-9 pm (book before 22nd May)Both are followed by a further 8 sessions held over several months.  For further details and to book: please see the Synod website  Some details also in this month’s Church magazine and on posters in the foyer.  John Sinclair, who has taken this course, will be pleased to tell you more about it.

Rejoice and Sing – . If you would like your own copy of this URC hymn book, perhaps for personal devotions at home, there are some on top of the cupboards in the Forum this morning.  Please help yourself.

Christian Aid Week Bible Readathon—Wednesday 17th (at Recharge) to early Sunday
morning 21st May.
The whole Bible will be read in sponsored sections on Zoom and some live at the Church  To sign up to read via zoom please visit
We will be kicking off this event at Recharge and reading night and day until we have read the whole Bible.  If you are interested in ’hosting’ a session as well as reading please email Morwenna in the office on for more information about this.  Everyone is welcome to take part, adults and children!  This year there will be a
number of special events during the readathon including:
– Wednesday 17th May 8pm –  event kick off at our Recharge Service
Thursday 18th, 9.30am – 4pm live in-person reading from the Church
– Friday 19th 7.30pm-9pm Singing the Psalms at Church
– Friday 19th 7.30pm-9am Saturday 20th – Youth Event including a sleep over at the Church
For more information about the Readathon please see the articles in the Church magazine this month.


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

MONDAYBank Holiday – Brigades not meeting
TUESDAY7.00 am Early Morning Community Coffee. 9.30am Prayers for Children and Young People. 11.00 am Bible Study Group (in Youth Room). 7.45 pm Elders’ Meeting
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
THURSDAY11.00am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time.  Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
SATURDAYCoronation of HM King Charles III
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry
10.30am Communion Service led by the Minister
Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday—Please see previous page.
UPCOMING17th-21st May, Christian Aid Readathon – Please see details on previous page and in the magazine
Sunday 21st May – All Nations Sunday – Please see lunch details on previous page.