Today is St John’s Stewardship Sunday. Gabby Parikh, head of giving at Southwark Diocese, will deliver the sermon, and there’ll be no crèche or Junior Church so that everyone can hear her talk. The service is part of our stewardship campaign thatkicked off last month and will explore how we can all give to the church, whether financially or in other ways.
On Sunday 1st March after the Eucharist, there’ll be a stall in church selling any unwanted Christmas gifts. Do please leave any items for sale in the church office.
HEAT LOSS IN WINTER
During this cold weather, it’s important that we keep all the doors in the churchfirmly shut to avoid valuable heat being lost, especially the side entrance. Thank you.
Two dates for your diaries: Christian Aid Week this year is 12th-18th May, and our traditional Super Soup Lunch will be on 14th May. Details will be provided nearer the time. Thank you so much for your continued support.
ALL FOR JESUS: A RETREAT AT PLESHEY
Fr John-Francis Friendship, who has preached frequently at St John’s during the interregnum, will be leading a retreat at Pleshey in Essex on 24th-26th April.
The retreat will take the Eucharist as its theme, with each address opening up different aspects of the subject, including prayer and preparation; confession and reconciliation; our sacrifice of thanksgiving; and life’s oblation. To book a place at a cost of £164 (or £180 with en-suite), email email@example.com.
At St John’s we’re committed to keeping everyone safe in our church and during its activities. This means we take measures to protect the health and wellbeing of allindividuals, especially children and vulnerable adults. If you have any concerns, please speak to our safeguarding officers, Mick Hayes and Alberta Rosenior.
We pray for
St Michael and All Angels, Blackheath Park; St Luke with Holy Trinity, Charlton;Holy Trinity, Greenwich Peninsula; for the Koinonia CofE Schools Federation and its two schools – St Mary Magdalene and Christ Church Primary; for the priests and people of those places; also for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
those with birthdays: James Shipp, Nola Delury, Suzanne Allard-Gomes
those in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing, Hilary Bracefield
those who are housebound: Susan Wulstan
those whose year’s mind we keep: Ethel Burrell, Clifford Lacey, David Rhys,
Geoff Mason, Reg Lover, Gregory Nadar, Vinnie Cummings-John
There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm
and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday
23rd February 2020 at 10am, Sunday Before Lent
Readings: Exodus 24: 12-18, 2 Peter: 16 -21, Matthew 17: 1-9
If you would like to make a financial offering to the church and are a taxpayer,
it would help 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 very much.
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.