Third Sunday of Lent, Sunday 12th March 2023, 10.30am

All-age Service with Brigades’ Parade Led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Reasons to Believe
Why Believe?

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 – Praise my soul the King of heaven (R&S 104)
           – My God is a good God

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer led by the young people

Bible Reading: – Psalm 19 v1-6

Family Time 1 – Why Believe

Hymn – Tell me who made all of creation

Gospel Singers

Family time 2

Gospel Singers

Prayers for others led by the young people followed by Offering Prayer

Hymn – We are marching in the light of God (R&S 555)

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.

WaterAid Lent Appeal. 
This annual appeal will run until just after Easter.  You are invited to contribute via: The card machine in the Forum, the Church website, directly to the Church bank account (reference WaterAid) or by cheque payable to Woking URC (with WaterAid on the reverse) which can be sent to the Church office or the Church Treasurer.

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 today in the Forum.  Hurry while current stock lasts due to Traincraft very sadly going into administration

Celebrating Gifts.  Tray for completed forms in the Forum.  Spare forms alongside.

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. 
Vivien Gerhold is at West Horsley Methodist Church 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

Holiday Fun Club (children in Reception to Year 5)Easter Cracked – Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th April.  Booking information on Church website or email – – for details.  Also see Church Magazine and posters/flyers around the Church.

Easter Eggs for Good Friday.  It is intended to give a small chocolate egg to everyone
attending the Act of Worship and Witness in Jubilee Square and all Churches in the town are being asked to make an ‘egg collection’ for this purpose.  There is a box in the Forum for your eggs.

Woking Borough Council has set up a Cost of Living consultation to locally hear from residents what are their priorities and responses:  Cost of Living Crisis | Woking Community Forum If you would like a hard copy then please liaise directly with Woking’s Engagement officer-, Phone: 01483 743811;  07854686254

Tuesday 28th March at 7.30 pm – Dementia Friends Talk from the Alzheimer’s Society.  Trinity Methodist Church, Brewery Road – Admission is free.  Refreshments will be available after the talk.


Please note that changes to the calendar will be announced in Church or by email.

MONDAY2.00 pm Knitting Fellowship (in Youth Room)
Boys’ 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
3.00 pm Funeral Service for Joyce Edmunds at Woking Crematorium, followed by tea at the Church
WEDNESDAY10.00am Baby and Toddler Group
8.00 pm Recharge – in person and live streamed
THURSDAY11.00am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and
social time.  Zoom link: Meeting ID – 959-8643-1118
1.00 pm Lunch Club
The fourth Sunday of Lent – Mothering Sunday
10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry
10.30am Morning Worship led by David Fowler –Reasons to Believe — What difference does Jesus make?
Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every
Sunday—Please see previous page.
5.30 pm Youth Group
UPCOMINGThursday 23rd March 11.00 Monthly mid-week Communion Service with prayers for help and healing
7.45 pm Reasons to Believe final Zoom session – What’s the case for the Resurrection?  To book and receive the Zoom link please contact –