St John's Church  Newsletter

How great is the love that the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are. 1 John 3:1.
This week's newsletter covers everything you need to know for the next two weeks (...or at least everything relating to St John's!)
SERVICES AT ST JOHN'S

SUNDAY 14 August 
10am Morning Service
Live-streamed on our website and YouTube channel.

Tables will be set up at the back of church with children's activities for the service.
Title: The Purpose (John 20:30-31)
Speaker: Nick Smith

6pm Evening Service
BOSS is not meeting over the summer but young people are encouraged to come and take over one of the tables.
Title:
Experience His Grace (Jonah chapter 2)
Speaker: Luke Markham


MONDAY 15 August
2pm Connections Group
Meeting in the church hall.

SUNDAY 21 August 
10am Morning Service
Live-streamed on our website and YouTube channel.

Tables will be set up at the back of church with children's activities for the service.
Title: The Fishing (John 21:1-14)
Speaker: Luke Markham
Unfortunately we are not able to offer communion at this service but the regular pattern of communion services will resume in September.

6pm Evening Service
BOSS is not meeting over the summer but young people are encouraged to come and take over one of the tables.
Title:
Fear His Judgement (Jonah chapter 3)
Speaker: Luke Markham


MONDAY 22 August
2pm Connections Praise Service
A short and accessible service in the church, followed by tea and cakes.
Theme: The next generation
Speaker: Tim Dullaway
Homework Club for refugees update

Sheila Drury writes: It has been a great pleasure to meet a good number of refugee families at the homework club over the last 7 weeks. We have welcomed Ukrainians, Afghans and Syrians and the excellent volunteers have made them all welcome. A small number of children have had homework to do but mostly (as it is the end of term) we have played games to promote the use of English and have read stories. This club is continuing over the summer too. Many thanks to everyone who has supported this and prayed for us and for the great flexibility and friendly welcome to all these families shown by all the volunteers.
Carpet Cleaning
Please note that the church building will be closed from Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th August for the much-needed annual deep-clean of the carpets. Thank you.
WMGD: It's not too late to give
Thank you to those who have given so generously towards the work of our mission partners. We will keep things open through August so if you haven't yet taken the opportunity to give and would like to, please do so. Click the button below and use reference WMGD22:
Click here to GIVE: Select "GIVE ONE-OFF" and use the ref. WMGD22
Coming soon...
Baptism Service
There are some who are interested in getting baptised in the coming months and so we are planning for a service with the baptism pool. If you might be interested, young people and adults, please speak to Tim Dullaway or Mark Francis.
Safeguarding Training Morning
Saturday 17th September at 10-12am. This is open to all as we create and maintain a safe environment at St John's in all we do. Please plan to come.
Men's meals
These will be restarting next term. If you'd like to know more, please speak to Rob Hindmarch and all the dates and details will follow in the coming weeks.
Christianity Explored Course
Coming to St John's this Autumn! Please be thinking whether you or others you know would benefit from this and if you are interested, please speak to Luke Markham.
Church contacts in August
If you are unable to get in touch with a member of the staff team in August, they may be on holiday or on a Venture Camp. If your enquiry is a pastoral concern, please contact Nick Smith - and for practical issues, please contact Phil Tadman. Thank you.
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.