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


Sunday 20th September 2020

(Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity)

Theme: GOD WITH US - When we're lost and confused
(Exodus 13:21-22, 14:5-6, 14:19-26 & John 14:1-6)
We live in uncertain times, hard times, times of confusion. This teaching series seeks to address these circumstances, assuring us that God is right there in the midst of the post-lockdown, new normal chaos.

10:00 † Holy Communion in Church

12:00 † Holy Communion in Church and Livestream on St. John's facebook
During the Service the 12-15s Confirmation Group will meet in a socially distanced way in the Christchurch Room
After this Service you can go to St. John's Facebook or YouTube and watch it.

18:30 † Holy Communion in Church

Service Order and Sunday Club lesson for this week are at these links.

Special Collection: : Patricia Larocque is organising a collection for the funeral plans for Millie's daughter Cynthia who passed away on Saturday 5th September 2020. If you'd like to make a donation please give it to Patricia or directly to the church (please hand it to Carol). Thanks for your contribution and may God bless you. Pat


Government rules are that the congregation at Church Services should wear a mask, if possible. We still need to maintain social distancing.

We are not able to pass round a collection plate, so we ask people, please, to put an offering in the bucket when they arrive at Church (next to the hand sanitisers).

For Track and Trace purposes you must complete the pink card with your name and phone number at each Service you attend. Cards should be put in the box at the back of Church. Cards will be shredded after 21 days if no-one tests positive for the virus.

The congregation should stay seated. Congregational singing is not permitted.

Parents need to supervise their children at all times.
There are no groups for children this week. There is an activity sheet, and colouring pencils should be returned to the box.

Sunday Club groups will start meeting once or twice a month in the Christchurch Room from October. YPF will meet via zoom initially - details to follow.

People stand for Communion and there is bread (wafer), but we're not allowed to give wine (sorry).

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.

For the Sunday Services Risk Assessment please see the poster on the Church Noticeboard.

IMPORTANT: If you are using the Newham Track & Trace App please click on the QR code displayed on the poster on the font cover.
Welcome New Baby : We welcome Annelle-Louise born on 8th September, a daughter for Ilse and Nana-Kofi and granddaughter for Constance Reynolds. There's a picture on St John's twitter of Dave welcoming Annelle-Louise to St. John's.


St John's Open for Personal Prayer : Every day Monday - Saturday from 11am - 2pm.

Thursday Holy Communion in Church at 12:40 : Theme: GOD WITH US - When we're lost and confused
(Exodus 13:21-22, 14:5-6, 14:19-26 & John 14:1-6)

St John's Night Prayer Group : The end of month prayer meeting meets via zoom; we extend an invitation to all members to join us to pray.
Time: 25 September 2020 10:00pm to 12.30am
For further information please contact St John's Church Office.

Ordination of Priests - Saturday 26th September facebook livestream at 5:40pm : Dan is being ordained priest on Saturday at St John's, along with other curates from local churches. Due to Covid restrictions, only 30 people can attend. The Service will be on St John's facebook livestream.

Christchurch, Three Mills Sunday Gatherings :
Face-to-face Open Gatherings start on Sunday 4th October at 11am at the House Mill, Three Mills Lane E3 3DU. Please contact Dan if you're planning to attend, as he needs to know how many people will attend for Covid-secure preparations.

Rev. Dan Scott
Community Vicar 
Christchurch Three Mills
facebook: @christchurchthreemills
Instagram: @christchurchthreemills

Annual Meeting : People on the Electoral Roll can vote at the Church Annual Meeting, which is on Sunday 4th October at 1:30pm. There are nomination forms on the Church Members' Noticeboard.

The Urswick School Open Evening : The Urswick School, Paragon Road, E9 6NR is the nearest C of E Secondary School to St John's, in the Borough of Hackney.  The school has an open evening for Year 5 and Year 6 students on Tuesday 6th October, between 5:30pm and 7:30pm (Headteacher speaks at 6:15pm and 7pm). In line with Covid guidance, please email the school on to reserve a place. There are also morning tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October, which also need to be booked with the school. Richard Aubrey, Chaplain at Urswick, has left a few posters and prospectuses on the table at the back of Church. If you'd like to speak to Richard please email St John's Church Office with your contact details, we'll forward the email to Richard and he'll call you back.

Harvest : is on Sunday 11th October. There will be a collection of non-perishable food at all Services and this will be given to the Refugee And Migrant Project.


Ple ase pray during the week :

  • for all who are bereaved. Pray especially for the families of Cynthia Benjamin and Rachael Jarvis at this really difficult time. Dave is taking Rachael's funeral on Wednesday in Cheshunt, where the family now live.
  • for students, especially people starting courses at University that they will settle in well.
  • for Dan as he is ordained priest on Saturday.
  • for Christchurch, Three Mills, and the Sunday Gatherings. Pray also for the building work on Dan & Ellie's new home that there will be no delays.
  • for the people finding out about Baptism, Confirmation & Communion.
  • for new babies in the Church family - Emmanuel and Annelle-Louise.
  • for all who are sick.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for safety in the public places of East London.
  • for organisations we support - we pray for Faith in Schools offering RE teaching in Newham Schools.

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