St John's Church, Stratford, E15
St John's Church, Stratford, London E15

 
THIS SUNDAY:

Sunday 18th April 2021

(3rd Sunday of Easter)


Theme: CHRIST IS RISEN - He is risen indeed - so what?
(Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 24:13-39)

10:00 † Holy Communion in Church

12:00 † Holy Communion in Church & Livestream on St. John's facebook
The main children's teaching at this Service will be in the form of a DVD (socially distanced).
After this Service you can go to St. John's Facebook or YouTube and watch it.

18:30 † Confirmation Service with the Bishop of Barking rearranged from November last year - in Church and on St John's facebook

NO YPF Zoom this Sunday due to the Confirmation Service. Back to normal on Sunday 25th April

Service Order and Sunday Club sheet for this service.

THIS WEEK :

Easter Teaching Series : Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection, and it is more than just 1 weekend. The season of Easter lasts for 40 days, until the next great event of the Christian year - Pentecost. Christians, of course, celebrate Easter all year round - it's the reason we meet on Sunday, (the Lord's Day), rather than the Sabbath, (Saturday), and an Alleluia is never out of place. This teaching series explores the resurrection of Jesus in detail, and takes us right up to Pentecost, when we have a whole new reason for celebration! For details of this teaching series please look at our teachings page.

Electoral Roll Revision takes place on 18th and 25th April 2021 : If you'd like to apply to be on St John's Electoral Roll please contact the Church Office to find out if you're eligible. People who are on the Church Electoral Roll can vote at the Annual Meeting on Sunday 16th May.

The Church is Open for Personal Prayer :
Monday-Saturday; 10am-2pm

Evening Prayer at 6pm Monday - Saturday on Facebook Livestream : Lots of people have asked us to continue Livestream Evening Prayer at 6pm each day. Different members of the Team will lead for 15 minutes with a mix of Psalms, Bible Readings and Prayers.
The Service Order is here. The Bible readings are below.

SPECIAL PRAYER FOR EASTER 3 : Almighty Father, who in your great mercy made the disciples rejoice with the sight of the risen Lord: give us the knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. AMEN

MONDAY 19 April
Psalm 61; Exodus 19; Luke 1:1-25
TUESDAY 20 April
Psalm 33:1-11; Exodus 20:1-21; Luke 1:26-38
WEDNESDAY 21 April
Psalm 72:1-14; Exodus 24; Luke 1:39-56
THURSDAY 22 April
Psalm 40:1-8; Exodus 25:1-22; Luke 1:57-end
FRIDAY 23 April; St George's Day
Psalm 11; Isaiah 43:1-7; John 15:1-8
SATURDAY 24 April
Psalm 46; Exodus 29:1-29; Luke 2:21-40

Tuesday 20th April - "Tuesday Top-up" Bible Study and Prayer on St John's facebook livestream : 7pm - 7:45pm You can join in using your own facebook account or you can visit via St John's website (click on St John's facebook, You don't need your own facebook account).
The theme this Tuesday is John 20:24-31; “Doubting Thomas”

Thursday 22nd April - Holy Communion in Church at 12:40 : Theme: CHRIST IS RISEN - He is risen indeed - so what? (Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 24:13-39)

Outreach Team Prayer Walk : Saturday 24th April at 10:30am. Meet at St John's for a socially distanced prayer walk around blocks of flats on Stratford High Street.

Church Council Meeting : The next PCC Meeting is on Monday 26th April at 7:30pm, socially distanced, in the Christchurch Room. There are a number of important items, but the main business at this meeting is to approve the Annual Report and Accounts for 2020 before the Annual Meeting on 16th May 2021. Papers for this meeting will be circulated by email to PCC members.

Christchurch, Three Mills :
Contact Dan for details of events and Services.
Rev. Dan Scott
Community Vicar 
Christchurch Three Mills
email: dan@christchurchthreemills.co.uk
website: christchurchthreemills.co.uk

CHURCH SERVICES :
Please maintain Social Distance at all times.
The revised Sunday Services Risk Assessment is available HERE.
People who have any symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend Church e.g. if you have a new persistent cough, a high temperature or have a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell.

Giving to St John's : Please contact Dave on office@stjohnse15.co.uk if you'd like details to give through your bank, or you'd like a set of weekly envelopes to put in the collection in Church. At the moment we're encouraging people to give by Standing Order through the bank if possible.

Prayer Focus ST JOHN'S PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray during the week :

  • for Olivia being Baptised and Confirmed from St John's and Shahinuz being Baptised and Confirmed from St Saviour, Forest Gate. Also for people being Confirmed from St John's: Kaveh, Lukas, Briana, Jennifer, Farzad, Ozara and Elyas.
  • for Bishop Guli as she starts her ministry as Bishop of Chelmsford on 19th April, and for Bishop Peter as he makes plans for retirement.
  • for all working in the NHS and the Care sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, and for all affected by the virus. Pray that there won't be an increase in hospital admissions as lockdown eases.
  • for all who are bereaved.
  • for people living in the new blocks in St John's Parish on Stratford High Street.
  • for the new Church we have planted at Three Mills, and for Dan & Ellie and family.
  • for all who are sick, lonely, homeless, unemployed or in any other need.
  • for safety in the public places in East London.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for the troubled places of the world, including Myanmar, Nigeria, Yemen and Hong Kong and also pray for people affected by the volcanic eruption in St Vincent in the Caribbean.
  • for organisations we support - during April pray for St Joseph's Hospice.

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