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


Sunday 18th February 2018

(1st Sunday of Lent)

09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Chapel)
11:00 † Morning Communion
Theme: HARD TEACHING - You are blessed......
( James 5:7-12, Matthew 5:1-12 )

ESOL Baptism Course (3 of 4) during the Service.

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

After The Service:
  • Women's Group members practise songs for Mothering Sunday in the Christchurch Room
  • The 3rd Baptism Preparation for Parents of Infants has been transferred to next week

17:50 Music Practice
† Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
Theme: BEFORE I GO - Trust me, I know the way
( Numbers 9:15-23, John 14:1-14 )

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

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Rota for March : Please tell Carol or Kay by 17:00 on Wednesday if there are any dates you can't do in March. The Rota will be prepared this week and will be available next Sunday.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study : 11:00 in the St Stephen Room upstairs - the group will continue to look at Exodus this week.

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.


Bible in a Year in 2018 : Every Wednesday at St. John's at 19:45 - 21:45 there is prayer, fellowship and the Bible Study is on the main points of each book of the Bible. This week's session is on Exodus and Leviticus. If you've never studied these books you're very welcome to come along just for this session. There is no charge.


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

Janet Obadara - Service of Songs : 19:00. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Janet Obadara - Funeral : Here at St. John's at 13:00. Everyone is welcome to attend. Burial will be at a later date in Nigeria. Please continue to pray for the family at this very sad time.


Final Practice for Women's World Day of Prayer : Saturday 14:00 at St. Francis Church. It's important that everyone taking part in the Service attends this final practice. Please use the side entrance in Grove Crescent Road E15 1BJ.

> Future Dates & Other Information

Next Prayer Walk : Wednesday 28th February at 10:30

Mothering Sunday - 11th March : Special Service at 11:00 organised by the Women's Group.

> Future Dates & Other Information

The Women's World Day of Prayer is on Friday 2nd March. There is a special Service at St. Francis Church in Stratford at 16:00. For further details please talk to Patricia Larocque.

Easter Experience : Over 300 Year 4 children from local schools will come to St. John's for the Easter Experience on Friday 9th March & Monday 12th March. This will not work unless there are lots of volunteers. Please let Cindy know if you can help.
Timings: Arrive at 08:30 for preparation. The children arrive at 09:15 and leave at 14:30. After the children leave we need to tidy up and return the church to the state in which we found it. A light lunch will be provided for volunteers on both days, and tea & coffee will also be available.

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Please pray during the week :

  • For people preparing for Baptism for themselves or their children
  • for all who are sick
  • for all who are bereaved, especially the family and many friends of Janet Obadara. Pray also for Gladys and Alice who are away attending family funerals.
  • for the preparations for the Women's World Day of Prayer
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building
  • for the Easter Experience run by Faith in Schools
  • for peace on the streets of East London
  • for homeless people and for local hostels, nightshelters and support services
  • for organisations we support: Faith in Schools

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 & Wednesday to Thursday
  • Evening Prayer at 5:00pm; Monday & Wednesday 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 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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