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


Sunday 19th November 2017

(2nd Sunday before Advent)

09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Chapel)
11:00 † Morning Communion
Theme: Examining our Fellowship in the Light of Scripture
( Hebrews 10:19-25, 1 John 1:1-3, Acts 2:42-47 )

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

After The Service:
Child Baptism Preparation Course. Some people have already been invited. Others are welcome - please contact Dave if you're interested.
Meeting for all Ark and Sunday Club Leaders A chance to meet together, discuss any issues and pray for all the children. There will be an activity for children of leaders while we have the meeting.

17:00 Young Leaders meet with Robert to do final preparations for the 18:30 Service and to pray.
17:50 Music Practice
Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
† Young Leaders Praise Worship Service

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

Rota for 1st - 19th December : The Rota for the 1st part of December will be prepared this week. Please tell Kay or Carol any difficult 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.

School of Discipleship : Rev Dr Chigor Chike is speaking on "Discipleship & Evangelism" 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're delivering prayer request leaflets and praying for the residents of Maryland Park, Maryland Square, Thorogood Gardens, Bow Street and part of Leytonstone Road.

Commissioning of New Parish Evangelists : A Celebration of Evangelism with worship, prayer, testimony and preaching and Commissioning of people who have completed the Deanery "Time to Share" Course followed by refreshments - with the Bishop of Barking. 19:30 on Wednesday at St. Paul's Church, Waddington Street, Stratford E15 1JL.

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 is "Exodus". More details here.


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


Event Day : West Ham play Leicester City 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.

Relaunch of Newham Street Pastors : You're invited to a special event on Friday when the new team of Street Pastors will be commissioned and there will be prayer for the Stratford Quadrant of the Borough. 20:00-21:30 at Highway Vineyard, 88a Romford Road E15 4EH.


Church Members please come and clear the Leaves in the Churchyard : We need to clear leaves that have fallen or the ground will be very slippery and the grass won't grow. If you can help, please turn up on Saturday at 10:30 - bring gardening gloves, if you've got them.

The Outreach Team is at St. Matthew's : Please contact Eon for further details.

> Future Dates & Other Information

E15 Christmas Wonderland : Thursday 30th November 16:00-19:00 at Theatre Square in Stratford Lots of FREE activities for everyone, organised by Stratford Original Business Improvement District. Further information at the Stratford Original website.

Newham Music presents : Christmas with the Academy 4th December 18:00 at St John's Church, Stratford.
Performances to include the E13 Groove orchestra, Newham Youth Orchestra, Senior Strings, Extraordinary Voices, All Starz Choir, Roma Bridging Sounds Orchestra, Newham Music Collective, and the E20 Community Choir. Classic carols to be followed by a festive reception for all. For more information visit

Parking: Please note that during the week the Car Park is in use by people coming to meetings or other events in the church building.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK in the Churchyard without asking at the Church Office first. This applies especially to key holders.

Security: The church is a public building. We remind people to take care of their possessions, especially bags, purses and mobiles, at all times.

St John's Choir: Have you been thinking about joining the Choir? Men, women and children (aged 8 and over who read English well) are welcome. The main Choir Practice time is on Sunday mornings from 10am to 10:45am and Choir members are expected to attend regularly. There is also a small Choir on Sunday evenings, and singers are welcome to turn up at 6pm.


Please pray during the week :

  • for all the Ark & Sunday Club leaders & assistants
  • for the relaunch of Street Pastors in Newham on Friday and for the safety and security of the Stratford Quadrant of Newham Borough
  • for plans for the Christmas Journey for schools
  • for the residents of the Maryland area of the parish
  • for all who are sick, especially people in hospital
  • for all who are bereaved
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building
  • for NewWay Homeless Shelter now open
  • for organisations we support: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

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 5:00pm; 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 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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