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.
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.
Do let us know of anyone you wish the congregation to pray for. There is a list on the noticeboard by the entrance to add the names of any loved ones who are ill, or who have recently died. There’s a separate list at the exit near the Lady Chapel to markbirthdays, and the names of those whose year’s mind we keep.
CHRISTIAN AID WEEK
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!
We pray for:
Our local churches: Battersea Deanery, including St Mark’s Battersea Rise, St Barnabas Clapham Common, St Peter’s Battersea; Tooting Deanery, including St Mary and St John the Divine, Balham, and The Ascension Balham Hill; for thebishops, priests and people of all these places
Our local schools, hospitals and community institutions: Emanuel School,Battersea Rise, and Trinity St Mary’s CofE School, Balham; St George’s Hospital and Springfield University Hospital, both in Tooting; the Riverhaven Trust (formerly Battersea Churches & Chelsea Housing Trust); HM Prison Wandsworth
Ministries overseas: The United Church of Pakistan; the United Church of South India, in particular the dioceses of Cochin and Coimbatore; the American Episcopal Church, in particular the dioceses of Colorado, Connecticut and Colombia; the Anglican Church of Ceylon in Sri Lanka, in particular the Diocese of Colombo
As we approach the Feast Day of St Peter and St Paul on 29th June, we pray that God’s Church, inspired by the Apostles’ teaching and example and made one by the Holy Spirit, may ever stand firm upon the one true foundation, which is Jesus Christ our Lord.
At this time of year, we also remember the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. Almighty God, who inspired the Blessed Virgin Mary to visit Elizabeth, grant that we may proclaim the incarnation of Your only begotten Son, to whom with the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory.
Those who are ill: Claire Mann
Those whose year’s mind we keep: Pat Quennell, Gloria Pywell
Sunday 4th July at 10am: Fifth Sunday After Trinity
Readings: 2nd Samuel 5:1-5,9-10, 2nd Corinthians 12: 2-10, Mark 6:1-13
The Thursday 10am Eucharist has now resumed. There’ll be no Friday services at present.
Please send any items for inclusion in next Sunday’s news sheet to Amanda
Jordan at email@example.com by Wednesday morning. Thank you.