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


Sunday 15th October 2017

(18th Sunday after Trinity)

09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Chapel)
11:00 † Morning Communion
Theme: Examining our Lives in the Light of Scripture
( 1 Timothy 1:8-17, John 3:1-16 )

After the Service please join us for refreshments in the Christchurch Room.

After The Service:
The Womens Group are having a short meeting after the morning service in the Christchurch Room to discuss plans for a Christmas Dinner.
Baptism & Confirmation Course (16+) in the St Stephen Room
ESOL Baptism & Confirmation Class in the Genesis Room

17:50 Music Practice
Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
† Prayer & Praise
Theme: WHERE IS GOD? When I'm looking for guidance...
( Genesis 12:1-9, Judges 6:33-40, Acts 8:26-40 )

After the Service please join us for refreshments.

After The Service:
20:00 Repeat of Baptism & Confirmation Course.

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Work with Local Schools : 3 groups from Rosetta Primary School Year 6 are visiting St. John's this week.


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. The theme is "In the Beginning" (Genesis).

School of Discipleship : The Bishop of Barking is speaking on "Making Disciples" in the Christchurch Room from 19:30-21:15. The event is free but you need to book in with Hillary Henry by email: HHenry @


Next Prayer Walk : Meet at St. John's at 10:30. This month we are delivering prayer request leaflets and praying for the residents of Otter Close, the Lock and Central House.

Wednesday Fellowship : Bible Study, Prayer, Fellowship and Holy Communion this week. In the Cafe at St. John's at 20:00. Everyone welcome, especially people who have to work on Sundays. The theme this week is "A Christian Response to War and Peace". More details here.


Lunchtime Communion Service : 12:40-13:10, followed by light refreshments and a time of fellowship. The theme is "Growing in Faith". More details here.


Event Day : West Ham play Brighton in the stadium at 20:00. 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.


Book Launch : The Revd Dr Gabriel J. Anan, PhD, launches a book on Baptism at St. John's on Saturday from 14:00-16:00. Light refreshments will be served.

> Future Dates & Other Information

St. John's Church Social Event Saturday 28th October : 18:00-21:00. Bring & Share Supper. We celebrate God's goodness so there will be nothing to do with Halloween

Clocks go Back 1 Hour on Sunday 29th October

Confirmation : Sunday 5th November at 18:30

Bible Collection: Do you have any old Bibles of any kind that you would be willing to donate to St John's, to give away to people who do not have one? Please hand them in at the Information Point.


Please pray during the week :

  • for all who are sick, especially Church members in hospital
  • for people preparing for Baptism & Confirmation
  • for peace on the streets of East London
  • for the visits to St. John's by Year 6 classes from Rosetta Primary School this week
  • for the residents of Otter Close, the Lock and Central House in our parish
  • for Stratford Church Leaders meeting this week
  • for the plans for the Newway Nightshelter
  • for all who are bereaved
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building
  • for all the organisations that have received money from St. John's mission & charity giving

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.

St John's On The Web
You can also find St John's on Twitter, on our Facebook Page, in our Facebook Group and on YouTube. Please follow, like, join & subscribe.

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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