Sunday 28th April 2019

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held today at 11:30am in St John’s.Any member of the congregation who is on the Electoral Roll is welcome to attend.

HERMAN JORDAAN – ORGANIST AND CHOIRMASTER

We’re sad to announce that Herman Jordaan will be leaving St John’s today. Herman has greatly contributed to the life of the church for almost five years, but has had along distance to travel from his home. Herman’s superb playing and leadership of the choir has enriched the worship of the church. He will be greatly missed! 

ELTHAM & MOTTINGHAM ANGLICAN FORUM

The Eltham & Mottingham Anglican Forum – the renamed local deanery synod – will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 1st May at All Saints Church in New Eltham at 7:30pm for 8pm. All members of Eltham and Mottingham churches are invited.

CONFIRMATION 
The Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich, will come to St John’s for a Service of Confirmation on 14th July. If you are interested in confirmation, or if you are not baptised but wish to make a commitment of faith, please speak with Fr Jim.

JUNIOR CHURCH
Our Junior Church and crèche, organized and 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. Laura Callaghan has kindly offered to run through a session with any new volunteers so that you can see how it’s done. If you would like to be involved, or have any questions, please speak with LauraAlex MacKenzie or Fr Jim

BIBLE READING FELLOWSHIP

If you were inspired by the Church of England’s ‘Pilgrim Journeys’ reflections for Lent, and would like to continue or begin a daily Bible reading, please consider the Bible Reading Fellowship booklets. Each covers four months with a short text, comment and thought for the day. For details contact Jean Harker.

GROWING IN FAITH AND LIFE

Applications are open for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship 2019-2020. The course, which begins in September, has six modules, including the history of the Anglican Church, what Christians believe, and ethics. Do pick up a leaflet at the back of church for further details. If you have any questions, please speak with Fr Jim

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: 12TH – 18TH MAY 2019

Christian Aid Week brings Christians together with a common purpose to achieve something incredible. This Christian Aid Week, the campaign focuses on makingchildbirth safe for all mums and babies in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Here at St John’s, we have a number of activities planned to raise money:

• Sundays 5th and 12th: tickets on sale for the Foodie Raffle
• Sundays 12th and 19th: Church collection via donation envelopes
• Thursday 16th: Super Soup Lunch (see church noticeboard for details and sign-up sheet)
• Friday 17th: Eltham Station bucket collection
• Sunday 19th: Circle the City Walk (details on noticeboard) and cake sale in church             

If anyone is able to help at any of the events, particularly the soup lunch, cake sale and station collection, it would be very much appreciated. Please speak to Fr Jim or Robyn Price.

NEXT WEEK’S CHURCH NEWS

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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