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

 
THIS SUNDAY:

Sunday 1st December 2019

(Advent Sunday)



09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Zone)
11:00 † Morning Communion
Theme: ADVENT CHALLENGE - Be Ready!
(Isaiah 52:7-10, Luke 21:25-33)

After the Service please join us for refreshments.

After The Service:
Volunteers needed to help decorate the Church Christmas Tree.
Ibo Group meets in the Christchurch Room.
Prayer for Persecuted Church in St Stephen Room.

15:00 † Acholi Fellowship in Church.

17:45 Music Practice
† Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
18:30 † Prayer & Praise
Theme: ADVENT CHALLENGE - Promises, Promises
(Isaiah 35:1-10, Zechariah 2:10-13, Luke 4:14-24)

After the Service please join us for refreshments.


Please make sure you've got your ticket for the Christmas Lunch : Next Sunday 8th December in the Christchurch Room - please wait in church until everything is ready at 13:30. It's Christmas Jumper Day so we'll take pictures and there will be various activities.
  • Pensioners and children are free but you still need to get a ticket from Bridget so the Women's Group know how much food to cook.
  • Other Church members pay £5 - please get your ticket from Patricia.
Work with Local Schools : Monega Year 1 will visit St. John's this week.

- TUESDAY

Tuesday Morning Bible Study : 11:00 in St Stephen's Room upstairs. Everyone welcome.

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

Lunchtime Service : 13:10-13:30 in Church.

- WEDNESDAY

Bible In A Year : 19:45 in the St Stephen Room.

Further Studies in the Bible : 19:45 in the Trinity Room.

- THURSDAY

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

- SATURDAY

Choir Practice : 11:45 - 13:00 in the Christchurch Room, followed by a light lunch.

Saturday Outreach Team : Team members meet at St. John's at 12:00 to go to pray for the shopping centre and for the Carol Singing.

The Choir Sings Christmas Carols in Stratford Shopping Centre : The Choir sings at 14:00 and 15:00 (each set lasts about 35 minutes). If you're in Stratford please come to support the Choir as they sing in the Shopping Centre.


- Future Dates & Other Information

Outreach in the Churchyard : Saturday 14th December, 11:30 - with mince pies & Christmas cards

Special Event on 15th December at 18:30 : Richard is organising "Christmas Praise" - an alternative Christmas Carol Service. This will have contemporary worship songs and upbeat Christmas Carols. This is a new addition to our Christmas programme alongside the traditional Carols by Candlelight. Everyone welcome.

Prayer Focus ST JOHN'S PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray during the week :

  • for all who are sick, especially church members who are in hospital.
  • for all the planning for Christmas Services and events at St. John's and Christchurch, Three Mills.
  • for school visits to St. John's this week.
  • for Faith in Schools and for the Christmas Journey.
  • for Richard and for St. John's Choir singing in Stratford Shopping Centre on Saturday.
  • for all who are bereaved.
  • for peace on the streets of East London.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for organisations working with homeless people.


Church & Office Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday; 10:00-17:00

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

Daily Prayer in Church:
  • Morning Prayer at 09:15; Monday - Friday
  • Evening Prayer at 17:00; Monday - Thursday
  • Saturday Morning Prayer at 09:30

Please see above for any changes to items below.

Lunchtime Services:
  • Tuesdays at 13:10, Lunchtime Service. A 20 minute service with a hymn, a short talk and some prayer.
  • Thursdays at 12:40, Communion Service.

coffee Healing Café:
Tuesdays 11:00 to 14:30 in the Café.
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 Welcome Desk.
  • New members please collect a Welcome Pack for newcomers after the Service.
  • Rota/Mail for Church Members Please look on the table.

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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