Many thanks to all those who brought in donations of food, toiletries and clothing for the Manna Society last Sunday. The items were very gratefully received by the charity’s day centre in Bermondsey, which provides meals, showers, medical care and welfare advice to more than 100 homeless and disadvantaged people every day.
A group outing to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bob Hope Theatre is arranged for Saturday 4th January at 2pm. If you would like tickets, please sign up on the church noticeboard. The cost is £9 for children and concessions, and £12 for adults. For further information, please see Jean Harker.
We still need two people to join our rota of coffee makers who provide drinks after the Sunday Eucharist. It’s not an onerous task – each helper only has to pitch in roughly six times a year, preparing the tea and coffee and then washing upafterwards. If you can help, please see Cindy Shipp. Thank you.
FAREWELL TO FR JIM
Fr Jim’s last Sunday at St John’s will be 27th October, following which the church will be in interregnum until a new priest is appointed. Fr Jim will be greatly missed, and we’d like to bid him a fond farewell following his last Parish Eucharist with a glass of wine and light refreshments in church. All are invited!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the labour and cost of erecting handrails on the external stairs that lead up to the front door of the church. The handrails have now been installed.
We are delighted to say that the Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, will preside and preach at Remembrance Day services in St John’s and at the war memorial on Sunday 10th November.
We pray for
the Church in the Southwark Diocese:
for those who have been recently baptised and confirmed
those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul:
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing
those who are housebound: Susan Wulstan
those whose year’s mind we keep: Pauline Crowley, Phyllis Hindson
There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm
and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday
20th October 2019 at 10am, 18th after Trinity
Readings: Genesis 32:22-31; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8
If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer,
it would help the church if you use a gift-aid envelope. This will enable the church to claim 25p for every £1 you give. Envelopes are at the back of church. Thank you.
Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday morning. Thank you.