led by the Revd Howard Sharp
Howard retired to Alton in 2014 after ten years as Moderator of the URC Mersey Synod. He trained for the ministry in Manchester and his pastorates since Ordination in 1983 have been Pontypridd until 1993 and in Winchester and Medstead from 1993-2004
This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via the Church’s website – www.wokingurc.org.uk 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
ORDER OF SERVICE
The Church is fitted with a loop system. The words of hymns and songs, and Bible readings etc are displayed on the screen. As the Service is live streamed you (and / or your family) could be on camera as efforts are made to help those watching at home to feel a part of the worshipping congregation in the Church, if you have any concerns regarding this please speak to an elder or welcomer.
The wearing of masks during the Service and around the building is your personal choice. Please be mindful of those who wish or still need to be cautious.
Welcome and Notices
Hymn – Sing of the Lord’s Goodness
Opening Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want (And I will trust in you alone)
Children and young people continue in groups
Bible Readings – Ezekiel 34 v1-12
John 10 v22-30
Hymn – O God you search me and you know me
Hymn – We shall go out with hope of resurrection
Prayers for the world (with sung response) and Offering Prayer
Hymn – Lord of the dance (R&S 195)
NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
You are invited to stay for refreshments after the Service if you wish. They will be served in the Forum and in the Sanctuary, or in the Church garden instead of the Sanctuary if fine.
Heathside parking permits – Free parking every Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm. Ask a Welcomer for one to display in your car
The Traidcraft Stall will be open today in the Forum after the Service, the stall will be closed next Sunday so please stock up today.
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 will be a plate at the back of the Church for anyone wishing to make a cash donation.
Leading Worship elsewhere. Vivien Gerhold is at the United Church of Egham and Sydney Shore is at St Andrew’s URC, Walton & Weybridge today.
Helping families from Ukraine. Through St Peter’s Charity in Woking and other connections, working with this Church, two families and one single person have arrived in or will be coming to Woking soon with very few possessions. So that they can purchase their own clothing and general supplies, you are invited to donate vouchers from M & S or Tesco. E-Vouchers from those stores may be sent to email@example.com. If you cannot get vouchers but would like someone else to do this for you, please give money via the Dona machine in the Forum, directly to the Church’s bank account or hand cash into the Church Office (vouchers may be left there as well).
Another way to help is an opportunity for people to practice their conversational English, make new friends, ask questions and find out about life in Woking. This is being arranged by MASCOT which is gearing up for the many Ukrainians arriving in Woking. It happens every Monday, during term time, from 9.30 to 11.00am at St Paul’s Church, Maybury. To explore further, please contact Martin Smith on 07795 973814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Aid Week – events and how to help (also see separate leaflet)
All week, 15th to 21st May – Delivery Only Envelopes Distribution – please see Dorothy Brassington at the table in the foyer this morning about this easy way to get donations without having to call back. You deliver the envelopes with a message about where to take them.
Tuesday 17th May at 7.45 pm – On line Quiz Night.
Saturday 21st May from 10 am to 4 pm – Sponsored Bucket Challenge around Goldsworth Park Lake. More details in the leaflet. Also see Dorothy Brassington at the table in the foyer this morning.
Do you have a room to let? A Kenyan Christian young man, recently graduated from the University of Surrey and now working at McLarens, who is known to our Church Member, Sarah Mwaura, needs a room urgently. Please contact Sarah on – email@example.com
Please note that any changes made after this order paper has been printed/circulated will be announced at the beginning of the Service or notified by email.
|MONDAY||7.00 am Early morning coffee for commuters and those passing by the Church|
2.00 pm Knitting Fellowship (in the Youth Room)
Girls’ Brigade – 5.30-6.30pm Explorers; 5.30-7.00pm Juniors;
7.00-8.30pm Seniors and Brigaders
Boys’ Brigade – 5.30-6.30pm Anchor Boys; 5.30-7.00pm Junior Boys 7.15-9.15pm Company Section and Seniors
URC Ministers’ Conference begins
|TUESDAY||10.00am Prayers for Children & Young People in person and by Zoom.|
Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050
|WEDNESDAY||10.00am Baby & Toddler Group|
|THURSDAY||10.00 am Refill (Watch Party) for parents and carers|
10.30am Prayers for help and healing in person at the Church and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time
Zoom – link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118
Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
|SATURDAY||9.30 am CC Crew – craft, chat, coffee…|
Christian Aid collection outside Waitrose, Goldsworth Park. Trinity Methodist Church and St Andrew’s Church, Goldsworth Park have sales in support of Christian aid week (see May Church Magazine for details)
|NEXT SUNDAY||10.30am Morning Worship with a Baptism led by the Minister. Guest Speaker: Ojobo Ade Atuluku, Director of International Operations, Christian Aid. Collection point for food items for the York Road Project and yourSanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday (please see list on previous page) 5.30 Youth Group|
|UP-COMING||Christian Aid Week – please see previous page and|
Sunday 22nd May—Lunch and Church Meeting after the Service (sign-up sheet for lunch and childcare during the meeting in the Forum)