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

 
THIS SUNDAY:

Sunday 28th November 2021

(1st Sunday of Advent)


Theme: "The Word became Flesh" (Micah 5:2-4, John 1:1-18)
Todays Service Order is here
11:00 † Morning Communion Service
We hope to livestream this Service on facebook
After this Service you can go to St. John's Facebook or YouTube to watch it.

The Church CAR-PARK will be locked 14:30-18:00

18:30 † Holy Communion in Church


CHRISTMAS SEASON SERVICES : ADVENT/CHRISTMAS TEACHING SERIES :
28th NOVEMBER - 'The Word Became Flesh'
Micah 5:2-4; John 1:1-18

5th DECEMBER - ‘Blessed and Highly favoured’
Isaiah 54:1-8; Luke 1:46-56

12th DECEMBER - ‘The leap of joy...’
Deuteronomy 1:6-8; Luke 1:39-45

19th DECEMBER (Nativity Procession/ Evening Carol Service) - 'The Light of the World'
Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-14; Luke 2:15-20


24th DECEMBER (Midnight communion) - 'A shoot from the ground...'
Isaiah 7:1-14; Isaiah 11:1-10; Luke 1:26-38


25th DECEMBER (Morning only) - 'God with us...'
Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-21


26th DECEMBER (Morning only) - ‘Joy comes in the Morning’
Psalm 30:1-12; Luke 1:57-66

31st DECEMBER (Midnight Communion) - 'The light at the end of the tunnel...'
John 1:1-18; Isaiah 9:1-7


2ND JANUARY - 'The Morning Star'
Isaiah 60:1-3; Luke 1:68-75; Revelation 2:26-29

9th JANUARY (Epiphany) - ''Visitors' from the East'
Genesis 12:1-3; Matthew 2:1-12

-> THIS WEEK

You can contact the Church Office on
020 8503 1913
(If there is no answer please leave a message)
email: office @ stjohnse15.co.uk

The Church is Open for Personal Prayer :
Monday-Friday; 10am-4pm
Saturday; 10am-2pm

-> TUESDAY

Healing Café : 11:00 in the Church Café. Everyone welcome for FREE tea, coffee, chat, prayer and mentoring.

Tuesday Lunchtime Service Tuesday lunchtime service every fortnight at 12:40 pm after healing café to 1:00 pm followed by light lunch. The next service will be on the 14th December.

-> THURSDAY

Holy Communion in Church at 12:40 :
Theme: "The Word became Flesh"
Readings: Micah 5:2-4; John1:1-18

-> SATURDAY

CAROLS AT CARPENTERS ESTATE : Please join us if you can for Carol singing, 4th December at 4pm around the Carpenters Estate. Light refreshments after.

ST JOHN'S EVENING PRAYER (Mon-Fri) :
Evening Prayer at 6pm Monday-Saturday on Facebook Livestream :
Different members of the team lead the 15 minute Service with a mix of Psalms, Bible readings and Prayers. The Special Prayer and Bible readings are below;

SPECIAL PRAYER
Almighty God,
give us grace to resist the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to life immortal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Monday 29th November
Psalm 71; Isaiah 42:18-end; Revelation 19
Tuesday 30th November
Psalm 87; Zechariah 8:20-end; John 1:35-42
Wednesday 1st December
Psalm 77; Isaiah 43:14-end; Revelation 21:1-8
Thursday 2nd December
Psalm 40; Isaiah 44:1-8; Revelation 21:1-21
Friday 3rd December
Psalm 17; Isaiah 44:9-23; Revelation 21:22-22:5

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Christchurch, Three Mills has be given a BMO (Bishop's Mission Order) by Bishop Guli, that means they will be able to function independently as a church. Please pray for Dan, Ellie and the team.
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

-> Future Dates & Other Information

Groups for Children and Young People :
Adults need to complete a Registration Form for all children and young people for the school year September 2021-July 2022. Please collect forms from the welcomers, and return the forms to them.
Groups are: Contact: Gigi on gigi.kwong@stjohnse15.co.uk or Chucks on youth.pastor@stjohnse15.co.uk.

CHURCH SERVICES :
We still need to be cautious as the number of Covid infections is increasing a little. If we're inside, we ask people to continue to wear a mask, please.
People who have any symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend Church.

Grimebusters : This is done every Saturday at 10:30am
New volunteers are most welcome.
Please contact Lydia or Bridget (or speak to Robert) for more information.

MISSION AND EVANGELISM/ 'GAZEBO' TEAM :
Evangelism outreach on Saturday 11th December in the churchyard. Meet in the cafe at 11am for prayer, outreach begins at 11:30am in the Church yard. All are welcome.

MEN’S GROUP MEETINGS :
Men's group AGM in Christchurch room 1pm; Date 28th November

Giving to St John's : Please contact Robert 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.

Have we got your up-to-date contact details? If we don't have your up-to-date contact details, please email us at office@stjohnse15.co.uk

Prayer Focus ST JOHN'S PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray during the week :

  • for Robert, Florence & family as Robert leads St John’s as Interim Minister and for Churchwardens and all the other Church leaders.
  • for Christchurch Three Mills and for Dan & Ellie as they continue their work of mission following their licensing.
  • for the Chaplaincy and Prayer Room and the volunteers at Westfield Shopping Centre and Inspire Charity which manages this work.
  • for the Healing Café and the leaders and all who attend.
  • for all who are sick, lonely, homeless, unemployed or in any other need and for all affected by Covid.
  • for all who are bereaved especially church members with family in countries around the world badly hit by Covid at the moment.
  • for God’s protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for an end to knife crime in London.
  • for organisations we support: This month we pray for Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).
  • for the troubled places of the world.

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