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

 
THIS WEEK:

Sunday 11th November 2018

(3rd Sunday before Advent)


09:55 Music Practice
10:30 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Zone)
10:45 † Remembrance Sunday Service
Theme: Greater love has no man...
( Jeremiah 18:1-12, John 15:9-17 )

After the Service please join us for refreshments.

After The Service:
Women's Group meet in the Christchurch Room

17:30 † Stratford Churches' Service at inSpiration Prayer Room at Westfield.

17:15 Music Practice
† Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
Deanery Baptism & Confirmation Service
with the Bishop of Barking.

Everyone welcome. After the Service please join us for refreshments.


Remembrance Sunday Service : Today, the Morning Service starts 15 minutes earlier at 10:45 so we can have the traditional 2 minute silence at 11:00. This is to remember many service people who have given their lives in wars since 1914 - it is not to celebrate war, but to honour those who died and to pray for peace. Remembrance Sunday this year is very significant, as it marks the Centenary of the Armistice, the declaration of peace at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the end of the 1914-1918 War.
Poppies are on sale at the Morning Service this week - suggested minimum donation 50p.

- MONDAY

Church Council : The next meeting is on Monday at 19:30. The church kitchen will be open from 19:00 if members are coming straight from work and want to put something in the microwave. The main item on the Agenda is the budget for 2019, as Church Council members look closely at St. John's expected income and expenditure and make decisions about future spending. Other items on the Agenda include: a recycling policy, a proposal to invite TFM to do a mini-mission and training in 2019 and ongoing building matters, like the Church kitchen refurbishment.

- TUESDAY

Tuesday Morning Bible Study : 11:00 in the St Stephen Room upstairs.

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

Lunchtime Service : 13:10-13:30 in the Church. The theme is - Jesus said, "If you have ears to hear"

- WEDNESDAY

Bible in a Year : 19:45-21:45 in the Cafe. The group is looking at the Pastoral Epistles.

- THURSDAY

Lunchtime Communion Service : 12:40-13:10 in the Church. The theme is "Prayer". The Service is followed by light refreshments and fellowship for people who can stay.

- Future Dates & Other Information

Faith in Schools :
Celebrating Faith in Schools. Tuesday 20th November 18:30-20:30 at Highway Vineyard Church, 88a Romford Road E15 4EH. An evening to hear about the work of Faith in Schools, an opportunity to thank volunteers and supporters, and celebrate what God is doing in Newham's schools.
Please contact rachel@faithinschools.co.uk if you plan to attend, for catering purposes.
Christmas Journey - Volunteers Needed! Volunteers are needed for the Christmas Journey, as children from Newham Schools hear about the events of the 1st Christmas. Volunteers are needed to pray, help with refreshments, act out a role, set up and clear away and meet & greet.
Dates are December 3rd-4th Plaistow; 6th Manor Park; 10th-11th Stratford; 12th-13th Forest Gate; 14th Canning Town; 17th-18th East Ham; 19th Custom House. If you can help on any of these days please contact donna@faithinschools.co.uk

- Future Dates & Other Information

Thanks to St. John's Young Leaders for an inspirational Service at 18:30 last Sunday. Your hard work was much appreciated by the people who attended. The next date is 2nd December.

The next Prayer Walk is on Wednesday 21st November : Meet at St. John's at 10:30 to go to pray for the residents of Maryland Park, Maryland Square, Thorogood Gardens, Bow Street and the part of Leytonstone Road in our parish.

The Men's Group and other volunteers are clearing the leaves from the Churchyard on Saturday 24th November, starting at about 10:30 and continuing to about 12noon.

Stratford Original BID is organising a Christmas Festival and switching on the Christmas Lights on Thursday 29th November from 16:00-20:00. Most of the events will take place in and around St. John's. We need some volunteer stewards for St. John's building, please, to watch over the various spaces and direct people to the toilets etc. Please see Kay if you can help.

Prayer Focus ST JOHN'S PRAYER FOCUS

Please pray during the week :

  • for all who are being Baptised and/or Confirmed on Sunday evening from St. John's, St. Matthew's and from Forest Gate Churches - All Saints', St. Saviour's and Emmanuel.
  • for the Bishop of Barking and his ministry
  • for St. John's Women's Group
  • for Christian Services at inSpiration at Westfield
  • for the Church Council meeting on Monday night
  • for Stratford Church Leaders meeting this week
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building
  • for all who are sick
  • for all who are bereaved, especially Sylvia and family on the death of Sylvia's sister, Rosita, in the Virgin Islands
  • for the NewWay Nightshelter set up by Newham Churches running to the end of March 2019
  • for Faith in Schools
  • for peace in our community


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 to Friday
  • Evening Prayer at 17:00; Monday to Friday
  • Saturday Morning Prayer at 09:30

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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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