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SERVICES AT ST JOHN'S

SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER 
10am All Age Service
Meeting in church and live-streamed on our website and YouTube channel.
Title: A Growing Body (Ephesians 4:11-16)
Speaker: Luke Markham

6pm Evening Service
BOSS youth group meets during this service.
Title: What now: Display the plan (Ephesians 5:22-33)
Speaker: Mark Francis

MONDAY 6 DECEMBER 
2pm Connections Christmas Praise
A short and accessible celebration service in the church, followed by tea and cake. 

8pm St John's Online
All new online congregation meeting on zoom.
Title: Advent in 3-2-1 with Glen Scrivener
Click to join "St John's Online" on zoom (meeting ID 882 6872 2816)
We recommend the voluntary wearing of face masks when not seated during the times before and after the services in order to protect others. 
This Sunday after the 10am service Chair cleaning in the church. If you are able to stay and assist with cleaning and sprucing up the church chairs, all help would be hugely appreciated. Thank you.
Church Office: The on-site Church Office is now open on Friday mornings only.
Jane Jones (Church Administrator) continues to be available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings each week, and you can get hold of her during these times on 01342 321524 (calls are automatically redirected when Jane is working from home).
Or please contact the office via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Come and See Christmas: An event for all the family to enjoy. Entry is free. 
Donkey rides
Carols in the car park
Live scenes from the Nativity Story
Refreshments
Gift bags for children

This is a great opportunity for family and friends to come and see Christmas, discovering more about who Jesus is and why He came into the world.

If you would like to get involved in this event in any way, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Tearfund Christmas Cards
Brenda and Gordon also have a supply of Tearfund Christmas Cards for sale and they will make them available in their porch for the next couple of weeks.
TREE OF LIGHT: St Catherine's will be holding a moment of collective remembrance online at 4pm on Sunday 12 December at www.stch.org.uk/treeoflight or via their St Catherine's Hospice Facebook page. This is in place of their usual in-person Tree of Light event. At St John's, the PCC have agreed to increase our annual gift to St Catherine's this year and we will also include them in our Christmas giving.
Ephesians passages for this week's reading plan:
Monday: Ephesians 4:1-16
Tuesday: Ephesians 4:17-5:2
Wednesday: Ephesians 5:3-21
Thursday: Ephesians 5:22-33
Friday: Ephesians 6:1-9 
Saturday: Ephesians 6:10-24
Sunday: Ephesians 6:1-9 
EAST GRINSTEAD  FOODBANK 

FRI 24th DECEMBER (Christmas Eve) is the last day the foodbank will be open this year and it will re-open on WEDS 5th JAN '22 
Some members of St John's have had their email accounts hacked in recent days please be cautious if you are opening emails from people you may not ordinarily communicate with via email.  
PRAYER FOR THIS WEEKEND
Dear Lord: May the message of the Bible be faithfully proclaimed at St John’s this weekend. May your people be encouraged as they sing and pray to you. May the Holy Spirit be at work in all ages who connect to groups and services. And may Jesus your Son be glorified in all we do. Stir up people’s hearts to put their faith in you and may the truths of your Word bring real joy and peace and hope to people’s lives. Amen.