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St John's at Prayer

THIS SUNDAY AT ST JOHN'S 
 
10am Morning Service
Meeting in church and live-streamed on our website and YouTube channel.
Bible Reading: Luke 18:1-8
Title: Persevering in Prayer
Followed by a short communion in church.

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

Please book places for children in advance.
Arrival from 9:50am. 

6pm YouTube Message 
Title: Dig Deeper (more info below)
Released on YouTube and the website at 6pm.

6-7pm BOSS 
Youth group (school years 6-13) meeting in the church hall.

Please book places in advance.
Arrival from 5:45pm.
 
The church building re-opens this Sunday
We are really excited to be welcoming people back into the church for Sunday services. Initially, this will be for the 10am service starting this Sunday. Please book in advance with the church office. Youth/children’s groups will also be meeting in-person in the church hall and again, please book ahead. All current guidelines and safety measures will be adhered to, including social-distancing and face coverings and you can find all the details on the big red button below. The 10am service will continue to be broadcast online as well so that no-one misses out.

Communion
We are delighted to be celebrating communion in church this Sunday after the live-streaming has ended for those who wish to stay on. It will last approximately 10 minutes. Unfortunately there will not also be an online option but, after a successful communion service in church on Easter Day, we hope this will be such a positive thing for us to do as we gather once again. We will of course follow all the guidelines, including individual portions of bread and wine safely prepared in advance.

Singing
We are also planning to sing together as a church next Sunday morning. This has to take place outside at the moment so it will be after the live-streaming has ended for those who wish to stay on. Full social-distancing will be in place. Please book up for next Sunday's service to take part, or just come and join us in the church grounds afterwards at 10:50am.
 
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Don't forget to book your places for children and young people...
Children and youth groups will be returning in-person from Sunday 18th April. Click on the button below to book a place at one of the groups.
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YOUTUBE SERIES THIS TERM
This Sunday at 6pm is the start of a new YouTube series, Dig Deeper. As we pursue our vision of becoming Disciple-Making Disciples, it is vital that we are prayerfully reading and speaking the message of the Bible with one another. Just as a carpenter uses specific tools for different jobs, so we also use different things that can be helpful to work through and think about as we understand the Bible. To help us dig deeper into God’s word, we will be looking together at a different tool in the Bible-reading toolbox and applying it to the book of Ephesians.
 
APRIL TEACHING SERIES
We have a mini teaching series on Sundays in April as follows:
Sunday 11 April: Excelling at Giving (Luke 16:1-13)
Sunday 18 April: Persevering in Prayer (Luke 18:1-8)
Sunday 25 April: Reading the Bible with others (Luke 19:11-27)
If you missed the first one last week, please do catch-up via the website or YouTube.
 
There are road works on the A22 /London Road by the Felbridge Hotel. These are causing chaos and long delays in all directions. You may wish to leave a little earlier than usual to get to church on time. 
 
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Annual Electoral Roll Revision
If you haven't already done so, can we invite you to join the church Electoral Roll? By joining, you are expressing your commitment to St John's and you will be eligible to vote on matters at the church APCM. 

If you would like to join, you need to be:
1. Baptised;
2. Over 16 years old;
3. Either a resident of Felbridge Parish or attending St John's regularly for the last 6 months.

To be included on the 2021/22 Electoral Roll, please return a completed application form by Saturday 24th April (existing members need not reapply). Contact David Legg (St John's Electoral Roll Officer) for forms or further information via email or on 01342 713152. Alternatively, forms can be downloaded from the church website.
 
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) 
The 2021 APCM will be held on Tuesday 11th May at 8pm. The meeting will include a review of our church activities and finances for 2020, appointments of wardens and PCC members, as well as looking ahead to the plans for the coming year.

The meeting will be held both in church and online. For those wishing to attend in church, please book your place via the
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A limited number of printed documents will be available but all relevant documents, nomination forms and statutory notices can be found on the church website.
 
PRAYER FOR THIS WEEKEND
Dear Lord: Draw near to me as I draw near to you. Give me an attitude of expectation that you will speak, inspire, encourage, comfort and challenge me and all others taking part in the services online and in person this weekend. As the message of Jesus is proclaimed, bring salvation and hope to all. Amen.