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10am Harvest Thanksgiving Service
Meeting in church and live-streamed on our website and YouTube channel.
Speaker: Mark Francis
Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23
Followed by communion in church and on zoom (link below).

10am The Rock
Children's groups (ages 3-10) meeting in the church hall.

6pm Evening Service 
Title: God's Plan: Pray to Know It
Speaker: Luke Markham
Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23

5:30pm BOSS Youth Group
For school years 6-13, meeting in the church hall.


2pm Connections meeting
A group for seniors meeting in the hall. No need to book and please enter the room wearing a mask.
Meeting ID: 754 1167 8993    Passcode: BA1ThZ
Read the book of Ephesians alongside our Sunday teaching series:
We are encouraging everyone to join in reading Ephesians together throughout the term. The reading plan for next week id below and also on our Facebook page. Do join in as we study God's Word together and understand his big plan for everything!
Monday 20th Ephesians 1:1-14
Tuesday 21st Ephesians 1:15-23
Wednesday 22nd Ephesians 2:1-10
Thursday 23rd Ephesians 2:11-22
Friday 24th Ephesians 3:1-13
Saturday 25th Ephesians 3:14-21
Sunday Service Ephesians 2:1-10
On the 2nd Sunday: Monthly Prayer Meeting at 11:30 in the hall and on zoom.
On the 3rd Sunday: Communion in church and on zoom immediately after the service.
On the 4th Sunday: A local walk organised by Rowan Saunders.

The brand new post-service walk is coming a week on Sunday.
Put it in your diary and plan to come as a great chance to get to know others!
All are strongly encouraged to attend this important event as we take responsibility together as a church for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
Safeguarding Training Morning
Saturday 18 September at 9:30-11:30
It is essential for all members of the youth/children’s teams, pastoral team and home group leaders to take part in our in-house Safeguarding training morning. But we are also encouraging all church members to attend as our vision is for the whole church to own the responsibility for Safeguarding at St John’s. It’s such a vital part of all we do.
It will be a really beneficial morning together as we discuss good practice relating to our work among children and vulnerable adults as well as going through worked examples of possible scenarios. We hope these things will help us all to feel prepared and equipped for situations we may encounter and to create a safe environment for all at St John’s. We look forward to seeing you there.

If you would like to attend but are unable to be there in person, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for online info. Any questions, please get in touch with Julie Legg (Parish Safeguarding Officer) and please book using the button below.
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Our Harvest Service this Sunday will be a bit different this year with the opportunity for thanksgiving as we move out of restrictions. In particular, we will be including a Time of Thanksgiving for those who have sadly died during the pandemic. If there is anyone you would like to be included in this time by name. please let us know.

There will also be an opportunity to bring Harvest gifts for our local community and we are encouraging those who wish to contribute to bring either non-perishable items for the East Grinstead Foodbank or Crawley Open House or Sainsbury's vouchers for Welcare. These can be brought this Sunday or to our more traditional Harvest Praise Service on Monday 27th. Thank you.
HUGE thank you to Lynn, Arno, Elzaine and Hudson for hosting the summer BBQ and  to Chris, Lindsey and Rowan and their team for preparing and cooking the delicious food. It was a lovely afternoon and so great to be back together!

Please note there are a few items of lost property in the church office.
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If you would like to be part of the team for this service, welcoming people when they arrive and being available to talk or pray with people at the end, please get in touch with Mark. Thank you.

World Mission Gift Day: Sunday 10th October
Dear Lord: You have promised in the Bible to draw near to me as I draw near to you. Help me and all others connecting to services and groups this weekend to be so aware of your presence with us. Prompt people to be committed to the services and please give us all an expectation that you will speak, inspire, encourage, comfort and challenge us. Build your church, Lord, and strengthen our unity, community and witness to Jesus your Son. Amen.