But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. Exodus 9:16

10am All Age Service 
Live-streamed on our website and YouTube channel.
Title: Authority, Power & Compassion: The Forgiver of Sins (Matthew 9:1-8)
Speaker: Luke Markham

6pm Evening Service with Communion
Title: Authority, Power & Compassion: The Forgiver of Sins (Matthew 9:1-8)
Speaker: Nick Smith

Our Youth group, BOSS, meets today at 5.30pm for food, games and Bible study

MONDAY 2 October
2pm Open Church

The Church will be open for prayer between 2-4pm .

8pm St John's Online
God's Big Picture with Vaughan Roberts on Zoom
Click here to join St John's Online on Zoom
Wednesday 4th October at 8pm
in Church
All Parents and youth at St John's are invited to join with the Rock and Youth Leadership teams to.....
Pray for our Children and youth each term

We all have a part to play in sharing the good news of Jesus with the next generation, to be disciple-making disciples, and committing ourselves to praying for them.
So let's partner together!
Dates for your diary:
8th October Monthly Prayer Meeting following the Church Service
15th October Harvest Service. Food donations will be divided between Crawley Open House and East Grinstead Foodbank.
22nd October Church Walk. Meet at 8am in the Church car park, followed by bacon butties before the Church Service.
31st October Lightparty at 5pm for children and 6.30pm for youth
Thank you to all those who attended the Safeguarding event on Saturday morning last week. 
 Southwark Diocese requires all volunteers and paid staff to refresh their safeguarding training every three years by repeating the highest level of online course to help keep you up to date.  Please complete the safeguarding training appropriate to your role. PCC members also need to update the course about domestic abuse on a three year cycle. See the table below to find out which training you need to complete. Click on this link to access the training and click on the course you want to do. You will be asked to create an account if it is the first time you’ve visited the page. If you’ve carried out online training before, just log in.
Please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.know when courses have been completed so that an up to date record can be maintained.  

TBS is Pausing For Now

As you may have picked up TBS is going through some changes at the moment, particularly as we have bid farewell to some of our older teens as they leave for university or move away. I’ve been grateful to speak to some of you about this, and in particular to ask how we could be best supporting your older children in the coming term.

In the meantime we have taken the tricky decision to pause TBS for the time being. It seems like a good opportunity to reimagine what that group should look like and to start again this half term, or perhaps more likely to have a few one-off meetings but relaunch with vigour in the new year after Christmas.

In the meantime I would encourage them to join us at the regular joint socials (including the retro arcade above!) and at BOSS on Sundays too.

Please do feel free to give me a ring or send your thoughts by email. You know your children best and I am always grateful to hear your thoughts about how we can best support them through these older teenage years.

Thank you to all those who have donated suitcases to Refugees Welcome Crawley. There is still a need for more suitcases and also thermal clothing as the weather begins to get colder. Please bring any donations to the Church Office on a Thursday or Friday morning between 9.30am - 12pm.

Big Sleep Out in Queen’s Square or At Home, Thursday 26th October 2023.
Please Join us! Crawley Open House is arranging another of our regular sponsored sleepouts to raise awareness of homelessness issues and vital funds for our work. We are encouraging individuals or groups of friends/colleagues to join us for the night in Crawley’s Queen’s Square and get a glimpse of the discomfort and disorientation that too many have to face EVERY night. Alternatively, people can sleep out at home on the same night – anywhere except their beds! Last time we had amazing families and youngsters taking part, and sleeping in the garden, in sheds, in the garage or the kitchen, for example. This is usually our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we’d love you to be a part of it. Sadly we are experiencing unprecedented demand for our services, whilst facing a marked drop in individual and community giving as a result of the cost-of-living crisis
To register interest please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to register. 

Donate your used ink cartridges by putting them in the box in the church office.  Arocha will receive between 10p-£1.00 for every cartridge donated (depends on the cartridge type). Find out more information here
Dear Lord: You are the God of hope. Fill us with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may abound in hope. Bind us together in unity and perfect love, enabling us in the week ahead to forgive each other and demonstrate your love to others through everything we do and say.