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THIS SUNDAY AT ST JOHN'S 
 
10am Morning Service
Meeting in church and live-streamed on our website and YouTube channel.
Title: Living in Love and Faith: Identity, Gender and Sexuality
For the time-being, please continue to book in advance with the church office. Thank you.

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
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.
 
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Communion and singing dates for this month
Holy communion will be in church on Sunday 16 May after the live-stream.
The next outside singing is happening after the service on Sunday 23 May. 
 
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) 

The 2021 APCM is on Tuesday 11th May at 8pm, in church and online.

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.

Reports, accounts, minutes and agendas for the meeting are available on the website here. Printed copies will also be available in church from this Sunday.

All are welcome to attend in person at the church (no need to book in advance).
Or alternatively, click the button below to attend online via zoom.
St John's APCM 2021: Tuesday 11 May, 8pm.
 

Virtual Voyage to NEPAL: Saturday 15 May at 7-8pm

Tearfund has put together an online event lasting around 45 minutes to give us a chance to see Nepal and meet some Tearfund workers and people they work with.

This last year has been tough for everyone, particularly for people facing extreme poverty. Tearfund teams across the world have continued to work incredibly hard to support those most in need in places like Nepal.

Free tickets to watch at home can be booked on the button below.

If you prefer to watch on the big screen in church please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Book your (free) ticket to take a virtual trip to Nepal
 
Dates for your Diary
 
"Thy Kingdom Come" Prayer Week: Thursday 13th to Sunday 23rd May. Join this global wave of prayer between Ascension Day and Pentecost. More details to come.
Living in Love & Faith Discussion Morning: Saturday 22th May at 10am. Following on from this Sunday's talk on Identity, Gender and Sexuality.
Safeguarding Training Morning: Saturday 18th September at 10am. For all who work with children or vulnerable adults at St John's.
 
RESIDENTIAL CAMPS ARE BACK
As restrictions lift, residential summer camps will be allowed to go ahead.
There are 3 camps that young people and/or leaders from St John’s are going on this summer:
Orwell 3 (previously Haywards Heath) for ages 11-14: 8th-13th August
Brambletye 2 @Orwell for ages 14-18: 15th-22nd August
Woolie Taster for ages 8-11: 16th-20th August

For the first 2 of these, the location has changed this year and both camps will be at Orwell near Ipswich – but even with the location change, we still can't recommend these camps enough, and nor can a bunch of our young people who have gone in the past!

Bookings are now open, so make sure you get booked ASAP!
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Click here to book onto VENTURES
 
Are you interested in the governance of the Church of England?
There are five lay vacancies for people in this area to be elected on to Diocesan Synod. Anyone on the electoral roll and an actual communicant of a church in the diocese can stand for election. Please get in touch with Mark if you'd like to know more.
 
Click here to read the Southwark Diocese News online: The Bridge
 
PRAYER FOR THIS WEEKEND
Dear Lord: You are the Good Shepherd, and it is you who is leading and keeping your people through these days. We ask that our services and groups this weekend would lift people’s hearts to you and encourage us all in our faith. We ask for new people to join this Sunday whether children, youth or adults and as they do, please be drawing them to yourself and to receive the salvation you offer to all. Amen.