Communion Service, 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 un- til 1993 and in Winchester and Medstead from 1993-2004.
A warm welcome to the congregation in St Paul’s URC, Bracknell who are sharing in the Service by live stream this morning
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 them please email – email@example.com 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.
ORDER OF SERVICE
Welcome and Notices Call to Worship
Hymn – Great is the Lord
– Be still for the presence of the Lord
Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – Amazing Grace (R&S 92)
Children and Young people continue in groups
Bible Readings – John 9 v1-23, read by Robin Gray
– John 9 v35-41, read by Judith Eicke
Hymn – Christ be our Light
Prayers for the world
Invitation to Communion
Hymn – I come with joy to meet my Lord (R&S 447)
Hymn – Come living God when least expected (R&S 354)
Blessing & The Grace
NEWS AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
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 The Church currently has a concession for free parking until 1pm. As you leave the car park do not enter your car registration number in the pay machine but just drive out when the barrier lifts.
The Traidcraft Stall will be open in the forum after the Service. Hurry while stock lasts. Sadly Traidcraft has ceased trading after 44 years.
Leading Worship elsewhere. Vivien Gerhold is at Cobham United and Church Andrew Gibb is at Elstead URC 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
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
Charity Car Wash – Saturday 10th June – 09.30-1.00pm Raising funds for school projects in Lusaka (Zambia) and Woking URC’s Summer Camp ‘23. Additional stalls and refreshments available while you wait.
Generation Café – ‘Everyone’s cup of tea’ – Saturday 10th June 09.30-12.30pm Launching a new and exciting monthly event for all. Generation Café seeks to be a meeting place for all the church family and the community. Drop-in for as long as you like. Refreshments, conversation, and craft activities for those who wish to try them. This month will see car themed crafts and lots of fun as we join with the fundraising carwash.
Encounter – Woking Youth Event – Saturday 1st July ‘What’s the point? Why You, Why God? An event for School years 7-10 3pm to 7pm, School years 10-13 6pm to 10pm, with various activities and worship to help explore the theme. Organised by Engage and Woking Churches Youth Workers, at Trinity Methodist Church. Theme led by Justin Brierley. Booking via – https://tinyurl.com/encounter-free
Woking URC Summer Camp – Saturday 29th July to Saturday 5th August A great week away full of activities and Bible theme for children aged 8 – 11 and Youth aged 11 – 17. Staying at Thriftwood Activity Centre, Brentwood. Booking via – bit.ly/WURC-SC23
Please note that changes to this calendar will be announced in Church or by email.
|Sunday to Tuesday – Revolting Christians – Climate Emergency sessions on line – see June Church Magazine
|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)
|7.00 am Community Coffee for commuters and passers by the Church 9.30am Prayers for children and young people. 11.00 Bible Study (Youth Room). 7.30 pm Green Team meeting
|10.00am Baby & Toddler Group
|11.00am Prayers for help and healing in person and by Zoom, followed by coffee and social time. Zoom link: https://Zoom.us/j/95986431118 Meeting ID – 959-8643- 1118 12.45 Lunch and Talk – Of shoes and ships and sealing wax by Neville Ledsome. Sign up sheet with choice of food in Forum – last day to book today.
|9.30 am Car Wash – please see previous page. 9.30 am Generation Cafe – please see previous page.
|10.00 am Prayers in the Vestry. 10.30 am Morning Worship with Brigades Parade led by the Minister. Collection point for food and other items for the York Road Project and Your Sanctuary (Refuges) open every Sunday—Please see previous page.
|Friday 16th June – 7.30 pm – Quiz in aid of the York Road Project at Woking URC. Sunday 18th June – Church Family Picnic in Woking Park after the Service, followed by Great Big Green Week Litter-pick.