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

 
THIS SUNDAY:

Sunday 9th May 2021

(6th Sunday of Easter)


Theme: CHRIST IS RISEN! We Will Rise With Him
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Luke 18:18-30)

10:00 † Holy Communion in Church

12:00 † Holy Communion in Church & Livestream on St. John's facebook
The children's teaching at this Service will be in the form of a DVD (socially distanced).
After this Service you can go to St. John's Facebook or YouTube and watch it.

The Church CAR-PARK will be locked 13:30-18:00

14:00 Women's Group on Zoom (please contact Sharon for further details)

18:30 † Holy Communion in Church

YPF Zoom This Sunday at 6:55pm for about 30 minutes. Zoom joining details are sent out in an email on Saturday, from the Church Office to parents of St John's YPF members

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Good News : The Church Council appointed Mrs Gigi Kwong as official Organist and keyboard player with effect from 1st June 2021. Gigi is originally from Hong Kong and has been worshipping with us for about 2 years. Gigi has been playing at the 18:30 service and some morning services, and will be playing at all Services as soon as we can resume our normal pattern (hopefully from 27th June). Please pray for Gigi and her family and for Gigi's ministry of music at St John's.

CHURCH SERVICES :
Please maintain Social Distance at all times.
The revised Sunday Services Risk Assessment is available HERE.
People who have any symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend Church e.g. if you have a new persistent cough, a high temperature or have a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell.

THIS WEEK :

The Church is Open for Personal Prayer :
Monday-Saturday; 10am-2pm

Evening Prayer at 6pm Monday - Saturday on Facebook Livestream : Different members of the Team will lead for 15 minutes with a mix of Psalms, Bible Readings and Prayers.
The Service Order is here. The Bible readings are below.
SPECIAL PRAYER MONDAY – WEDNESDAY : God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: Grant us new life through his death and eternal joy in his presence we pray; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN
MONDAY 10 May
Psalm 121; Numbers 16:1-35; Luke 6:27-38
TUESDAY 11 May
Psalm 128; Numbers 16:36-end; Luke 6:39-end
WEDNESDAY 12 May Rogation Day
Psalm 24; 2 Samuel 23:1-5; Colossians 2:20–3:4
THURSDAY 13 May Ascension Day
Psalm 8; 2 Kings 2:1-15; Revelation 5
SPECIAL PRAYER THURSDAY - SATURDAY : Grant, we pray, almighty God, that as we believe your only Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into heaven, so we in heart and mind may also ascend and continually dwell with him; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN
FRIDAY 14 May St Matthias
Psalm 80; 1 Samuel 16:1-13a; Matthew 7:15-27
SATURDAY 15 May
Psalm 85; Numbers 21:4-9; Luke 7:18-25

Tuesday 11th May : "Tuesday Top-up" Bible Study and Prayer: The theme has not yet been decided.

Wednesday 12th May : Prayer Walk: Meet at St John's at 10:30am to go to pray for the residents of Forest Lane, Albert Square, Ash Road, Hatfield Road, Buxton Road and Gurney Road in our parish.

Thursday 13th May : Ascension Day Holy Communion in Church at 12:40: Theme: ASCENSION (Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44 - end)

Saturday 15th May : Evangelism Training Course: Through Faith Missions will be doing an Evangelism Training Course, socially distanced, here at St. John's on Saturday. If you're interested in joining the course, please talk to Dave for further information.

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Christchurch, Three Mills :
Contact Dan for details of events and Services.
Rev. Dan Scott
Community Vicar 
Christchurch Three Mills
email: dan@christchurchthreemills.co.uk
website: christchurchthreemills.co.uk

Mission Giving : The PCC decided to give £400 to St Vincent & the Grenadines High Commission for the officially endorsed appeal following the recent volcanic eruption. If Church members would also like to make a donation to this Volcano Appeal, money can be given to Carol this Sunday or handed into the Church Office before Wednesday 12th May when the cheque will be sent off.

Giving to St John's : Please contact Dave on office@stjohnse15.co.uk if you'd like details to give through your bank, or you'd like a set of weekly envelopes to put in the collection in Church. At the moment we're encouraging people to give by Standing Order through the bank if possible.

Welcomers Needed at 12noon Service : Many thanks to Bridget and Justine who have been welcoming most weeks at the 12noon Service. They need to take a break, so other volunteers are needed please. See Bridget for further details. We expect there will be another 6 Services at 12noon before, hopefully, social distance rules will be lifted on 21st June and we can return to 1 Morning Service at 11am on 27th June.

Prayer Focus ST JOHN'S PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray during the week :

  • for Gigi Kwong and her ministry of music at St John's.
  • for the residents of Forest Lane, Albert Square, Ash Road, Hatfield Road, Buxton Road and Gurney Road in our parish.
  • for an end to street violence and knife crime in London.
  • for all working in the NHS and the Care sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, and for all affected by the virus. Pray that there won't be an increase in hospital admissions as lockdown eases.
  • for all who are bereaved, especially the family of Ngozi Akinsola (Dame Lauretta's daughter) who passed away recently.
  • for all who are sick, lonely, homeless, unemployed or in any other need.
  • for the new Church we have planted at Three Mills, and for Dan & Ellie and family.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for the troubled places of the world, especially India struggling to cope with the number of serious Covid cases and also pray for people affected by the volcanic eruption in St Vincent in the Caribbean.
  • for Through Faith Missions and the training day on Saturday. Also for the TFM “Walk the Way” mission from 19th June to 4th September 2021 across the UK from St David's (west) to Lowestoft (east).

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