Sunday 2nd February 2020

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

St John’s Stewardship Sunday is on 16th February, when Gaby Parikh, head of giving at Southwark Diocese, will deliver the sermon. The service is part of the church’s stewardship campaign, which kicked off last Sunday and will explore the ways in which we can all give to the church, whether financially or in other ways.

JUNIOR CHURCH

Keli Bolton, diocesan mission support officer for children and young people, is at St John’s today for a brief meeting after the Eucharist with all Junior Church leaders.

GIFT SALE

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 church firmly shut to avoid valuable heat being lost, especially the side entrance. Thank you.

COLLECTION

The general collection during the Eucharist will now take place during the final hymn.

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 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​.

CHRISTIAN AID

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the Christian Aid Christmas appeal. We raised £34.07. 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.

THIS WEEK

We pray for

The St John’s stewardship campaign as we pool our financial and human resources for the improvement of the church; the deans of Woolwich Anglican Ecumenical Borough; Welcare and the work it does in the Southwark Diocese; Bermondsey Deanery, including St James with Christchurch and St Crispin, for the clergy and people of that parish

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

those whose years mind we keep: Ada Austin, Betty Shipp, Fred James, Leonid Ivanyuk

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
9th February 2020 at 10am, 3rd Sunday before Lent

Readings: Isaiah 58:1-9, 1st Corinthians 2:1-12, Matthew 5: 13-20

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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