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Events Calendar can be found here

  News & Information

Welcome Lunch Today: 12-2pm at the vicarage. For any who are new (or feel new) at St. John’s and haven’t been to one of our welcome lunches before.

Connections: Group for seniors meets TOMORROW at 2-4pm for tea, coffee & cake, a variety of activities & games and an informal talk. All welcome.

Christianity Explored starts this Tuesday evening at 8pm at The Star. There’s a good group of 15-20 people signed up and still space for others who’d like to come. Please let Jonathan & Naomi Teasdale know or contact the church office. Also, if you’d like to be one of those praying for the course, please give contact details to Naomi Teasdale to be kept informed of specific items for prayer.

CALL TO PRAY: As we renew our vision in 2019, this starts with prayer. So we are calling the whole church to be part of our Day of Prayer on Wednesday 6 March at 5am-6pm. There will be hourly prayer slots throughout the day and we want to invite all members of the church to sign-up for one of the prayer slots to be part of this day. We will finish with an Ash Wednesday Communion Service at 6pm. The sheets to sign-up for an hourly slot are in church. Thank you.

Bible by the Beach Eastbourne, 3-6 May 2019: Reduced weekend fee until end of February. If you would like to join the group going from St John’s please contact Phil & Rosemary Tadman. Leaflets with full details available in church.

Churches Together in East Grinstead AGM: Wednesday 27 February at 7:30pm at St Luke’s in Stone Quarry. Guest Speaker: John Holmstrom, CEO of Worthing Churches Homeless Project (now rebranded as Turning Tides).

Women’s World Day of Prayer: Friday 1 March at St Mary’s Church at 10.30am or 8pm. The service is prepared by the women of Slovenia and all are welcome.

Marylebone Project send thanks for our continued support. The money went to the day centre supporting rough sleepers and to the Women into Work initiative.

The Real Easter Egg: Gordon & Brenda have ordered a stock of these with its story-activity book, prize competition and Fairtrade chocolate egg (palm oil free). Place your order on the form in the church hall porch.


Fri 15 February
5:30pm Rainbows/Brownies
7pm Guides
 
Friday to Sunday
Youth Weekend Away

SUNDAY 17th February10am sundayten

Speaker: Don Ely Title: Mentored by the Master

6pm sundaysix


The Week Ahead

Home Group Week

Mon 18 February

2-4pm Connections

Tue 19 February

8-9:30pm Christianity Explored

Wed 20 February

2-4pm Watercolour Group

Sat 23 February

10am Marriage Preparation


SUNDAY 24th February

8am Holy Communion

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Speaker: Don Ely Title: Mentored by the Master

6pm sundaysix


Prayer Diary

Friday Thank God for the work of Crawley Open House, in even greater demand by rough sleepers during the winter months, as they face a critical funding shortage; that God will supply all their needs.

Saturday Thank God for the co-operation of Churches Together in EG, and for the various initiatives they support to help the local community. Pray that they may demonstrate Christian unity and God's love in all they do.

Sunday 17th Feb Thank God for all who have come to St John's recently, and pray that the Welcome Lunch at the Vicarage today will give them an opportunity to get to know others and to feel that they are a part of the church family.

Monday Pray for the 'Connections' group meeting today, that it may reach out to older folk who feel lonely or isolated, offering a friendly welcome and a safe place to meet others and enjoy fun and fellowship.

Tuesday Pray for the Christianity Explored course starting this evening at The Star pub, that it may be a great opportunity for open discussion and for learning more about the Bible and the Christian faith.

Wednesday Pray for the various Home Groups meeting this week that as we study the Bible and pray together our Christian faith will be strengthened and deepened, and that we will be able to encourage and support one another.

Thursday Pray for families on Half Term this week to have opportunities to spend quality time together; and also that teachers and school staff will be able to rest, relax and be refreshed in the midst of a busy term.

Friday Pray for all those we know, whether friends, family members, or in the church family, who are unwell, in hospital or at home; who are housebound because of frailty; or who are struggling with stress and depression.

Saturday Pray for our Street Pastors out on patrol around our town tonight, that they may be kept safe from harm and danger, and that God will lead them to the places and people where they can bring help and blessing.

SUNDAY 24th February Pray for all our services today; for all who are leading, speaking, leading the prayers, or providing a friendly welcome; for the musicians, PA operators, crèche and children's teams, youth leaders and those serving refreshments.