Sunday 20th June 2021

Patronal Eucharist

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

People pray in church before the Eucharist. Please respect the quiet before the service begins.

AFTER THE EUCHARIST

Please feel free to socialise in the churchyard, 
maintaining the necessary distance.

FAMILY SERVICE TODAY

Today our Parish Eucharist celebrates the Birth of John the Baptist. As it is the third Sunday of the month, it is also a family service. As such, there’ll be no crèche or Junior Church, to allow children to be part of the church family. 

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2021

Thanks to everyone at St John’s who contributed to the collection for Christian Aid during Christian Aid Week. We raised £927.71. Your support is much appreciated!

TRAINING

There’ll be a training session for all those on the Parochial Church Council, especially new members, on 1st July at 7:30 pm. There’ll also be safeguarding training for PCC members and sidespeople – dates TBC soon. Online renewals for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS checks) will resume shortly. All those involved will be notified

THIS WEEK

We pray for:

Our local churches: Battersea Deanery, including Christ Church & St Stephen’s, St Luke’s, St Mary’s and St Michael’s churches; the Ascension, and St Philip with St Bartholomew, both Lavender Hill; All Saints and St George, both Battersea Fields; St Saviour Battersea Park; for the bishops, priests and people of these places

Our local schools: Christ Church CofE Primary School and St George’s CofE Primary School, both Battersea

Ministries overseasThe Church of North India; the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, in particular the Diocese of Christ the King in South Africa’s Gauteng province; the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia; the Anglican Church in Japan, in particular the Diocese of Chubu; the Church of Ireland, in particular the Diocese of Clogher in Armagh; the Church of Nigeria, in particular the Anglican Province of Ondo

As we mark UN World Refugee Day today, we pray that God will look with mercy on those fleeing danger, homelessness and hunger. May He bless those who work to bring them relief; inspire generosity and compassion in our hearts; and guide the world towards a time when all will rejoice in His kingdom of justice and of peace.

As we approach 24th June, when we celebrate the Birth of St John the Baptist, we pray that the Lord may direct the minds of all the faithful in the way of salvation and peace. Just as St John resolutely pursued truth and justice, so may we energetically profess our faith in You, and lead others to Your way, Your truth, and Your eternal life.

Those with birthdays: William David, Amos Kennedy from Junior Church

Those whose year’s mind we keep: Denise Sanders, Marion Smith, Ethel Deverell, Monica Ngwerume

Parish Eucharist
Sunday 27th June at 10am: Fourth Sunday After Trinity
Readings: 2nd Samuel 1: 1, 17- 27, 2nd Corinthians 8: 7-15, Mark 5:21-43

The Thursday 10am Eucharist has now resumed. There’ll be no Friday services at present.

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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