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


Sunday 17th September 2017

(14th Sunday of Trinity)

09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Chapel)
11:00 † Morning Communion
Theme: GIFT WRAPPED! How can we give back God's gifts?
( 1 Peter 4:8-11, Romans 12:1-13, Matthew 9:35-38 )

After the Service please join us for tea/coffee in the Cafe.

After The Service:
Baptism & Confirmation Courses for 16+ in the St Stephen Room. If you want to join this Course please turn up in the room at 13:00
ESOL Baptism & Confirmation Group in the Genesis Room

17:50 Music Practice
Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
† Prayer & Praise
Theme: MATTHEW'S WITNESS TO JESUS - Resurrection & Commission
( Isaiah 49:5-7, Matthew 28:1-20 )

After the Service please join us for Hot Chocolate & Cake.

After The Service:
Repeat of Baptism & Confirmation session in the St.Stephen Room.
Robert will meet with the team of people who are leading the Service next Sunday.

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Thank You : To everyone who helped in any way with St. John's Community Day yesterday.

The Urswick School is a C of E Secondary School in Paragon Road, Hackney E9 6NR. It is currently accepting applications for 2018/19. There is an Open Evening at 17:30 on Tuesday 3rd October and open morning tours throughout September and October. There are some copies of the school prospectus at the Welcome Desk or you can talk to Richard Aubrey, who is Chaplain, if you'd like more information.

This Month's Discipleship Dialogue is on Gifts of the Spirit. If you haven't yet completed the questionnaire please take a copy of the yellow sheet from the box on the Welcome Desk.

Rota for October : Please tell Carol or Kay by 5pm on Wednesday if there are any dates you can't do in October. Carol will work on the rota this week and it will be ready for collection next Sunday.


Event Day : Today is an Event Day as West Ham FC is playing Bolton Wanderers at home in the stadium at 19:45. There are extra parking restrictions on streets in Stratford, some roads around Westfield are closed and there may be congestion at the station.
See the Council website for details, including the area covered and a list of other dates.

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.

Your Neighbourhood Talks : Drop-in event from 18:00 - 20:30 at Loughborough University London at Here East E15 2GZ. Find out what's happening on and around the Olympic Park. A shuttle bus runs every 5 mins from Stratford City Bus Station (Bus Stop X).

School of Discipleship : Bishop Peter is speaking on "Being a disciple" in the Christchurch Room from 19:30 - 21:15. This is the 1st in a series of talks on Discipleship. The event is free but you need to book in with Hillary Henry by email:


Free Wednesday Lunchtime Concert : 13:10-13:50. This week the concert is an Organ Recital by Geoff Hobbs. There is a Retiring Collection.
There are details of all our Summer Concerts on our Concerts page.

Holy Communion at Wednesday Fellowship : Round-table Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship. In the Cafe at St. John's at 20:00. Everyone welcome, especially people who have to work on Sundays. More details here.


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


Event Day : Today is an Event Day as West Ham FC is playing Tottenham in the stadium at 12:30. There are extra parking restrictions on streets in Stratford, some roads around Westfield are closed and there may be congestion at the station.
See the Council website for details, including the area covered and a list of other dates.

St. Matthew's Church Community Day : Lots of activities from 11:00 - 16:00 : BBQ, Children's Activities, Salsa Dancing and much more at St. Matthew's Church, Dyson Road E15 4JX

> Future Dates & Other Information

Harvest Festival - 24th September : There will be a collection of non-perishable food items, like rice, pasta and tins of beans, that will be given to the Refugee and Migrant Project (RAMP).

Nigeria Day Celebration : Please contact Justine or Fola to sign up if you can help with Nigerian food.


Please pray during the week :

  • for people preparing for Baptism and Confirmation
  • for all the Stratford Church Leaders
  • for all who are bereaved, especially the family of Stuart Osborne, former Church member, who died last week
  • for all who are sick, especially Church members in hospital
  • for students starting at University
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building
  • for people affected by Hurricane Irma and for the disaster relief effort

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

Tel: 020 8503 1913
email: office @

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 4:45pm; Monday to Thursday
  • 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 Café. 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 Café:
Tuesdays 11am to 2:30pm 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)

  • 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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