Sunday 5th February 2023, 10.30am

Communion Service
Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley
and Justin Brierley

Reasons to Believe –
Why God makes sense of human life


Welcome and Notices

Call to worship

Hymn – Let us build a house (all are welcome)
           – There is a higher throne

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Father God I wonder

Children and Young People continue in groups

Bible Readings: – Genesis 1 v26-28, Read by Joyce Garner
                          – John 6 v25-35, Read by Janet Collinson

Sermon – Why God makes sense of human life (Justin Brierley)

Hymn – Christ be in my waking

Prayers for others and Offering Prayer

Hymn—Behold the lamb who bears our sins away


Hymn – In Christ Alone

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 be open in the Forum after the Service.

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.

Leading Worship elsewhere. 
Andrew Gibb is at Weybridge Methodist Church this

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

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.

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Jean Bryant.  This will be on Monday 27th February at 2 pm followed by refreshments (the Committal will have been held earlier in the day).  Peter and his family would be pleased if friends from the Church could join them and in order to have approximate numbers would you please let Peter know if you hope to attend by 14th February – (or tell him personally today or next Sunday).

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 –

Are you able to help sponsor a Ukrainian refugee?  We have been asked if there is anyone who may be able to provide short-stay accommodation for a couple and their 10 year old son, or for a single woman looking for accommodation for 3-4 months.  If you think you may be able to help please contact Teresa Bacon or the church office.


TODAY5.30pm Youth Group
MONDAYBoys’ 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)
TUESDAY9.00am Woking People of Faith Inter-Faith Breakfast at Marciano Lounge, Commercial Way, Woking.
9.30am Prayers for Children and Young People
11.00am Children & Youth Work Strategy Group.
11.00am Bible Study Group (in Youth Room)
7.30pm Elders’ meeting
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group
THURSDAY10.00am Refill – Bible Study & Discussion Group
11.00am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and
social time.  Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118.
7.45pm Reasons to Believe Zoom session 3—What’s the purpose of life?
SATURDAY9.30 am CC Crew – Craft, Chat, Coffee
10.00 am (All kinds of) Ministry Event on line (see details on previous page and February Church Magazine)
10.00 am  Prayers in the Vestry
10.30am Morning Worship led by the Minister –Reasons to Believe – If God exists why is the world so messed up?
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
UPCOMINGWednesday 22nd February at 8 pm – Recharge (4th Wednesday this month only)
Sunday 26th February – Lunch followed by Church
Meeting.  Sign-up sheet for lunch (to eat and to help) and for childcare during the meeting in the Forum.