Sunday 7th May 2023, 10.30am. Communion Service

Led by the Revd. Lucy Brierley

The King of all Kings

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 – Bless the Lord O My Soul (10 000 reasons)
– O God beyond all praising
Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer Family Time
Hymn – Majesty, worship his majesty
Children and young people continue in groups
Bible Readings – 1 Samuel 16 v1-13, Read by Rachel Lindstrom
– John 18 v33-19 v5, Read by Lewin Cox
Hymn – From heaven you came (R&S 154)
Prayers for others and Offering Prayer
Hymn – I will offer up my life
Hymn – Love divine all loves excelling (R&S 663)
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

The Traidcraft Stall will not be open today. Back on Sunday 14th May

Leading Worship elsewhere. Andrew Gibb is at Chobham 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

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.

Christian Aid Week 14th – 20th May. Distributors needed for delivery only envelopes (no need to collect) in the roads around the Church. They will have a message on the envelope asking for do- nations to be brought to the Church (letterbox, if not open). Also, collectors outside Waitrose, Goldsworth Park next Saturday. Please see Dorothy Brassington in the foyer this morning.

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 chil- dren! 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

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 discipleship 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


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

MONDAYCoronation Bank Holiday – Brigades not meeting
TUESDAY9.30am Prayers for Children and Young People.
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
THURSDAY10.00am Refill – Bible Study and Discussion Group— mainly for parents/carers, children welcome 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
SATURDAYChristian Aid Collection outside Waitrose, Goldsworth Park. 9.30am CC Crew – Craft. Chat. Coffee 10.00am Woking People of Faith Football Tourna- ment at Woking Leisure Centre. 11.00am Christian Aid London Freedom Walk
NEXT SUNDAY10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry 10.30am Morning Worship led by the Minister – focussing on Christian Aid Week Singing practice for Recharge after the Service Children & Youth Work Teams’ Meeting. 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 Wednesday 17th May at 8pm—Recharge Sunday 21st May – All Nations Sunday – Please see lunch details on previous page.