Sunday 8th October 2023, 10.30am

Morning Worship
Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

The Exodus – Set my people free
But Lord, what if?

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

Hymns – Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty (R&S 34)
Worthy of every song we could ever sing (Build my life)

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Moses I know you’re the man, the Lord says (R&S 547)

Children & Young People continue in groups

Bible readings: Exodus 4 v10-17- Read by John Godsland
                                         Matthew 16 v21-26 from ’The Message’ – Read by Heather Manson


Hymn – Will you come and follow me? (R&S 558)

Prayers for Others & Offering Prayer

Hymn – I the Lord of sea and sky

Blessing & 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. Free Sunday morning (up until 1 pm) parking for those attending this Church. Please key in your registration number on a device in the Forum in the Church each time you are here. This can be on arrival or as you leave. The barrier will rise to let you out of the car park because your number will be recognised. For the time being it is still advisable to display your Church permit on your windscreen, available from the Welcomers.

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.

Commitment for Life – information packs about the URC’s World Development Programme, in partnership with Christian Aid, are now being delivered to all Church homes. If you do not receive one, please contact one of your pastoral Elders. There are several ways to donate – the card machine in the Forum, via the Church website, by bank transfer directly to the Church bank account, cheque or cash. All are listed within the packs but please contact Robin Gray or Chris Temple is anything is not clear and you wish to make a donation.

Leading Worship elsewhere. Vivien Gerhold and John Sinclair are at St Paul’s URC, Bracknell this morning.

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. You may contribute to this funding through the card machine in the Forum or via the Church’s website.

Link to Hope Christmas gift shoebox appeal. Please see details in the September Church Magazine or take a leaflet in the Forum and start collecting items now. Last date for bringing your boxes is Sunday 29th October. On Sundays 15th and 22nd October there will stalls after the Services selling knitted clothing and candles to go in your gift shoe boxes.

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

Order now for 2024 at reduced or held prices!
Reform – the URC magazine – £24.50 paper (£5 reduction for all current and new sub- scribers!) or £18 digital (10 issues) – please see ordering and payment method in the Church magazine or contact Janet Collinson directly by 22nd October.
Prayer Handbook –Full to the brim – £6.50 (or A4 large print size £12.50) – no increase in price! Current subscribers will automatically be ordered a copy, unless they notify to the contrary.
URC Diary –£8.50 yellow or green (or A5 size £10.50 blue) – no increase in price! Order either or both on list in the Forum or contact Joan Smyth directly by 29th October


Please note that changes to this calendar will be announced during the service or by email.

TODAY12.00 noon – 12.30 pm -Litter pick in the neighbourhood of the Church after the Service.
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)
TUESDAY9.30am Prayers for Children and Young People (Youth Room).
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group
THURSDAY11.00am Prayers and Reflection in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118.
SATURDAY9.30 am to 12.30 pm Generation Cafe with Craft Corner – this month making Christmas and greetings cards.

All day – Wessex Synod meeting in Bournemouth.

7.30pm Inspired – A Riding Lights production at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Pyrford (see details in October Church Magazine and poster in the foyer).
NEXT SUNDAYNo Prayers in the Vestry again until November

10.30 am Morning Worship led by the Minister – The God who hears

Stall after the Service selling knitted goods and candles for inclu- sion in Christmas gift shoe boxes (Also on the 22nd)

4.00pm Welcome Tea, hosted by the Elders.

Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday – please see previous page
UPCOMINGWednesday 18th October – 8 pm next Recharge – launching Justin Brierley’s new book – The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God.

Thursday 19th (at 7 pm) and Sunday 22nd October (at 3 pm) – The Prince of Egypt – the Musical – (film of the West End stage show) at the Nova Cinema, Woking. Early booking advised. Also showing on the same days at the Light Cinema, Addlestone. Fits in well with our current Sunday Worship series – see poster in foyer.