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

 
THIS WEEK:

Sunday 23rd April 2017

(2nd Sunday of Easter)


09:55 Choir Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Chapel)
11:00 † Morning Communion and Farewell to Rev Peter Kinyanjui
Theme: THE PATH OF LOVE
( 2 Kings 2:1-10, John 17:6-26 )

After the Service please join us for tea/coffee in the Christchurch Room for Rev Peter's Farewell.

  • 11:15 † Rev Nick Bryzak leads the Service at inSpiration at Westfield. (This is not a Communion Service). Please come back to St. John's afterwards for Rev Peter's Farewell.
  • 15:00 † Newham Scouts' St. George's Day Service.

17:50 Music Practice
Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
† Evening Prayer & Praise
Theme: IT'S GOOD TO TALK - Introducing Prayer
( 1 Kings 19:3-14, Luke 11:1-13 )

After the Service please join us for hot chocolate & cake.

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Rota for 30th April (5th Sunday) : Please turn your Rota over to check if you have duties next Sunday 30th April.

Rota for May : Please tell Carol or Kay, by Tuesday, if there are any dates you can't do in May. Carol will be working on the rota this week and it will be ready for collection next Sunday.

St. John's Church Annual Meeting : If you're registered on the Church Electoral Roll you will be able to stand for election and nominate other people for election at the Church Annual Meeting on 30th April. Nomination forms need to be pinned to the Special Focus Noticeboard.

St. John's Annual Report 2016 : Please take your FREE copy of our Annual Report for 2016 from the Welcome Desk. This report includes the Accounts for 2016.

> MONDAY

PCC Prayer Walk : Meet at St. John's at 19:30. We will go to pray for the residents of the Three Mills area of our Parish (Abbey Lane E15 and nearby streets). People who are not members of PCC are welcome to come along.

> TUESDAY

Tuesday Morning Bible Study : 11:00 in the St Stephen Room upstairs - prayer (including prayer about the day's news), fellowship and Bible Study.

Healing Cafe : 11:00-14:30. Everyone welcome for FREE tea, coffee, chat, prayer and mentoring.

Lunchtime Service : 13:10-13:30 - a 20 minute Service with a hymn, a short talk and prayer.

> WEDNESDAY

Start of Free Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts : 13:10-13:50. The 1st Concert of 2017 is by Milene Dziuk (Mezzo Soprano). There is a Retiring Collection. There are leaflets in the Red Box with details of all the 2017 Summer Concerts and on our Concerts page.

Wednesday Fellowship (the new name for "Church on Wednesday"). : Round-table Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship, fuelled by coffee and the Holy Spirit. In the Cafe at St. John's at 20:00. Everyone welcome.

> THURSDAY

Lunchtime Communion Service : 12:40 - 13:10, followed by light refreshments and a time of fellowship.

> FRIDAY

Newham Youth for Christ Big Questions : Friday 19:30-21:00 at Ascension Church, Baxter Road E16 3HJ. For young people aged 11-18. A chance for young people to ask a panel any questions they want.

> SATURDAY

Memorial Service for Timothy Unegbu : Saturday at 14:00 at St. John's. The funeral will be in Nigeria in May.


> Future Dates & Other Information

Stratford Circus "Share What you Wear" Campaign : This week Stratford Circus is inviting people to donate pre-loved children's clothes (in good condition) that will be given to four local charities to pass on to people who struggle to afford them. You can drop off clothes at Stratford Circus Arts Centre and some Libraries around the Borough until Saturday 29th April. Find out more at stratford-circus.com/sharewhatyouwear

Baptism Preparation Course : The next 3-session Baptism preparation course for parents of infants will start on Sunday 7th May - see Dave if you'd like to book a place.

Message to St. John's Congregation from Flora Manieson : Flora is now back in Ghana and she sends her love to everyone at St. John's.

Saturday School: Geoff Hobbs runs a Saturday School (12:30-2:30pm) for primary (KS1/2) children. Church members receive a discount. If interested, please see Geoff the organist!

Security: The church is a public building. We remind people to take care of their possessions, especially bags, purses and mobiles, at all times.

Prayer Focus ST JOHN'S PRAYER FOCUS

Please pray during the week :

  • for Rev Peter Kinyanjui as he moves back to Kenya and for family members staying in the UK
  • all who are sick
  • for all who are bereaved, especially Ihuoma and the family of Timothy Unegbu (Memorial Service on Saturday)
  • for Christian Services at inSpiration at Westfield
  • for Newham Scouts
  • for the St. John's Annual Meeting and for the election of people to serve in 2017-18.
  • for all people who are homeless
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building


Church & Office Opening Times:
Monday to Friday; 10am-4pm
Saturday; 10am-5pm

Tel: 020 8503 1913
email: office @ stjohnse15.co.uk

Please see above for any changes to the below items.

Daily Prayer in Church This Week:
  • Morning Prayer at 9:15am; Monday to Thursday
  • Evening Prayer at 5pm; Monday to Wednesday
  • Saturday Morning Prayer at 9:30am
Lunchtime Services:
  • Tuesdays at 1:10pm, Lunchtime Service. A 20 minute service with a hymn, a short talk and some prayer.
  • Thursdays at 12:40pm, Communion Service.
† Wednesday Fellowship:
is an informal, laid-back service at 8pm on Wednesdays in the Cafe. The format varies, but usually includes some prayer, some praise and some Bible study, usually with the opportunity to ask questions, and answer back - together with all the coffee you can drink!


. Healing Cafe:
Tuesdays 11am to 2:30pm in the Cafe.
Everyone welcome for FREE tea, coffee, prayer, chat and mentoring.

Midweek Groups:
Various groups for adults and children meet at St John's during the week. See the notices above and contact the Church Office for more details. You don't need to register, just turn up.

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Sunday Morning Groups for Children & Teenagers:
(new members should enrol in the relevant group at the start of the session)

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  • The Ark (for children aged 1 to 3) Babies are welcome in this group if an adult stays with them for the whole time.

  • There are 4 Sunday Club groups:
    • Sparklers (School years - Nursery and Reception)
    • Kingdom Kids (School years 1, 2 and 3)
    • The 'J' Team (School years 4, 5 and 6)
    • Teen LIVE! (School years 7, 8 and 9)

  • YPF (School years 10, 11, 12, 13 and up to 19 years)

Welcome Desk (Information Point):

  • Visitors please sign our Visitors' Book after the Service at the Information Point near the door.
  • New members please collect a Welcome Pack for newcomers after the Service from the Information Point near the Church door.
  • Letters/Rota please check if you have mail.

St John's Library of Christian Books:
The library is a resource for people who are studying, people leading Bible Studies, Sunday Club leaders wanting background information etc. To look at the books you need to phone the Church Office and arrange a time when the room is available.


 
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