Sunday 6th August 2023, 10.30am Communion Service

led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

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

6 A miraculous catch

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 – There’s a quiet understanding
               – Come, thou fount of every blessing

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Give thanks with a grateful heart Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible readings:
John 21 v 1-19- Read by Maarten van Renssen
John 21 v 20-25 – Read by John West


Hymn – Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (R&S 373)

Prayers and Offering Prayer

Hymn – Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us (R&S 373)


Hymn – O Jesus I have promised (R&S 509)

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 ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) has started and there is a new arrangement for free Sunday morning (up until 1 pm) parking for those attending this Church. Please key in your registration number on a device in the foyer in the Church each time you are here. This can be on arrival or as you leave, which will help with congestion. The barrier will rise to let you out of the car park because your number will be recognised. In these early weeks of the new system it is still advisable to display your permit on your windscreen, available from the Welcomers

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.

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 Homepage, 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

Nominations for forthcoming Election of Elders. There is a box for your completed nomination forms in the Forum, and also some spare printed forms.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Vivien Gerhold is at Cobham United Church, the Revd David Netherwood is at Guildford URC and Alison Sage is at Elstead URC this morning.

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

Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st August – Holiday @ Home. Three days of inclusive fun and friend- ship, activities and entertainment from arrivals at 10.30 am to tea/coffee and departures from 3.45 pm. For further details, and if transport would be helpful, please contact David Tuson, Church & Community Worker on 07817 007780 or email –

Thursday 31st August – next Lunch and Talk – Valparaiso Bound by Elspeth Carruthers. Sign up sheet in the Forum today.


Please note that changes to this calendar will be announced during the service or emailed out.

THURSDAY11.00am Mid-week Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: https:// Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
SATURDAY9.00am Generation Café with craft corner.

Wessex Synod Youth Beach Day at West Wittering
NEXT SUNDAY10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry.

10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Revd David Netherwood Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday—Please see previous page.
UPCOMINGHoliday @ Home. Next Lunch and Talk
Please see previous page