Sunday 20th October

THE MYSTERY OF FAITH: NEW BOOK

Fr John-Francis Friendship, who presides and preaches at St John’s today, has brought along copies of his new book, ‘The Mystery of Faith – Exploring Christian Belief.’Taking the Apostles Creed as a framework, the book has been written for the average reader who wants to explore Christian belief either as a newcomer to faith or as someone keen to find out more. Please see Fr John-Francis if you wish to buy a copy.

GREENWICH WINTER NIGHT SHELTER     

Volunteers are needed for the Greenwich Winter Night Shelter, which opens its doors this year on 14th November. The shelter is a Christian charity that provides dinner, a bed and breakfast to homeless people over the winter months. If you’d like to get involved or make a donation of money or food, please visit the website – gwns.org.uk – and fill in the online form. There’s also a poster on the church noticeboard.

FAREWELL TO FR JIM

Fr Jim’s last Sunday at St John’s will be 27th October. 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!

PLEASE NOTE that the clocks go back an hour next Sunday!

HOPE ESI

We are saddened to hear that Hope Esi died on Monday 14th October. Hope hadmany friends in St John’s and was a faithful member of the congregation for many years. We give thanks for her life and pray for her family and friends. 

COFFEE HELPERS

We still need two people to join our rota of coffee makers who prepare the drinks after the Sunday Eucharist. If you can help, please see Cindy Shipp. Thank you.

PANTOMIME

A trip to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bob Hope Theatre is arranged for Saturday 4th January at 2pm. Please sign up for tickets on the noticeboard. It costs £9 for children/concessions, £12 for adults. See Jean Harker for more details.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, run by members of St John’s, are looking for more adults to get involved. We’re seeing growing numbers of families coming to church, for which we give thanks, and we want to make sure our Junior Church and crèche are well-staffed to welcome all children. Please note a DBS check will be requiredfor all helpers. If you would like to be involved, please speak with Alex MacKenzie

THIS WEEK

We pray for

the Church in the Southwark Diocese: 

St Stephen, Norbury & Thornton Heath, for the priests and people of that place

those with birthdays: Jessica MacKenzie

those who are in any kind of distress of mind, body or soul: 
Angella Baptiste, Dinah Fergusson, Alan Gearing

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those whose year’s mind we keep: Josephine Coare, Priscilla Wheeler

There is a Eucharist on Thursday at 10am and Friday at 12.15pm 

and a service of midday prayer at 12 noon on Friday

Parish Eucharist
27th October 2019 at 10am, Last Sunday After Trinity

Readings: Ecclesiasticus 35:12-17; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 & 16-18; Luke 18:9-14

NEXT WEEK

Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda

Jordan at amanda.jordan@virgin.net by Wednesday morning. Thank you.

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