Sunday 26th January

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

Please save the date for the St John’s Stewardship Sunday on 16th February. It’ll be an opportunity to explore how we use and manage all of God’s resources for the protection and improvement of our surroundings. 

As part of a potential stewardship campaign, St John’s would like to put together a couple of leaflets. If anyone has design or layout skills that could help us, please see Dorian Woodward. Thank you!

HEAT LOSS IN WINTER

As the weather gets colder, it’s important that we keep all the doors in the churchfirmly shut to avoid valuable heat being lost, especially the side entrance.

COLLECTION

The general collection during the Eucharist will now take place during the last hymn. If you have any queries or suggestions about this, please see the churchwardens.

JUNIOR CHURCH

Keli Bolton, mission support officer for children and young people at the Diocese of Southwark, will come to St John’s for a brief meeting after the Eucharist on 2nd February. It would be great if all Junior Church leaders could attend.

NEW ARRIVAL

Congratulations to Erica and Ben Wright on the birth of Oliver, a brother for Poppy and Jacob. Oliver was in church last Sunday at just three days old.

SUNDAY COFFEE

We’re able to provide free tea and coffee after the Eucharist every Sunday because of the donations we receive from you! People contribute £5 on a date of their choosing to mark a birthday or other occasion that’s significant to them. The list for 2020 is on the noticeboard, so do please sign up! See Sheila Squire for more details.

SAFEGUARDING

At St John’s we’re committed to keeping everyone safe within 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​.

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL ADULT LEARNING PROGRAMME

St Paul’s has published its latest calendar of talks and workshops. Many are free,including a discussion led by priest, scholar and author John Barton on the history of the Bible on 24th March. Do pick up a leaflet from the table in the south aisle.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

St John’s in its interregnum; St Margaret’s and St Mildred’s in Lee, St Mary the Virgin in Lewisham, for the priests and people of those places; the deans of Woolwich Anglican Ecumenical Borough; Southwark Diocese churchwardens; our link diocese in Zimbabwe

those with birthdays: Ian Shipp

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

those who are houseboundSusan Wulstan

those who died recently: Malcolm Jarrett, Martha Fergusson

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
2nd February 2020 at 10am, Candlemas

Readings: Malachi 3: 1-5, Hebrews 2: 14 – 18, Matthew 4:12- 23

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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