St John's this week

Services this Sunday and diary for the week ahead

We have a services in church every Sunday at 8am and 10am. The 10am service is also streamed online via our YouTube channel. See below for details of services and a diary of our midweek events for the following seven days.
The homepage always has a link to our next online service and up-to-date guidance on attending church in person.
If you're new to the area or new to St John's, try clicking here as starting point for more information or please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.

Sunday 1st October

Readings: 1 Kings 3, Ephesians 1, Ezekiel 34, Psalms 83 & 84

8am Morning Prayer in St John's
9-9.30am National Day of Prayer for Schools in the Church Centre (Whitefield Room)
10am Harvest All Age service in St John's
12pm Harvest Bring & Share Lunch in the Church Centre
8pm Crossover in the Church Centre

Monday 2nd October

Readings: 1 Kings 4-5, Ephesians 2, Ezekiel 35, Psalms 85

Sarah's day off
Teresa and James leading a Preschool Harvest Festival Service in church (10am)
Teresa leading a KS2 assembly at Hartford Primary School (2.45pm)

9am Staff prayers
9.15am-4pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
8pm House Group Leaders meeting

Tuesday 3rd October

Readings: 1 Kings 6, Ephesians 3, Ezekiel 36, Psalms 86

Jon's, Karen's, Lewis and Mike's Day Off; James away
Jon having a local Partnership Meeting (1pm)
Teresa leading a KS2 assembly at St Wilfrid's Primary School (10.40am)
Teresa attending Growing Young Disciples training course (12.30-2.30pm)

9am-5.30pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
10am Jigsaw in the Church Centre

Wednesday 4th October

Readings: 1 Kings 7, Ephesians 4, Ezekiel 37, Psalms 87-88

Graham's day off

9am-12pm & 2-5.30pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
10am Tots & Tinies Harvest Service in the Church Centre
12-2pm Staff meeting
2pm Ladies' Fellowship in the Church Centre
2-4pm Bakes, Brews & Chat in the Church Centre
8pm House Groups

Thursday 5th October

Readings: 1 Kings 8, Ephesian 5, Ezekiel 38, Psalms 89

Teresa's and Karen's day off, Graham away
Lewis attending year 2 of the North West Gospel Partnership Training Course (all day)

9am-5.30pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
10am-12pm Daytime House Group
10am-12pm Pastoral Care Team Meeting
8pm Ministers and churchwardens meeting

Friday 6th October

Readings: 1 Kings 9, Ephesian 6, Ezekiel 39, Psalms 90

Karen's day off, Sarah's pm off, James away
Jon taking a Thanksgiving Service at Newcastle

9am Staff prayers
9.15am-12.30pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
9.30am-11.30am Hong Kong English Lessons in the Church Centre
6-7.30pm FNL in the Church Centre
8-9.30pm EQ in the Church Centre

Saturday 7th October

Readings: 1 Kings 10, Philippians 1, Ezekiel 40, Psalms 91

James away

Sunday 8th October

Readings: 1 Kings 11, Philippians 2, Ezekiel 41, Psalms 92-93

8am Holy Communion in St John's
10am Morning Prayer in St John's
12pm Setting up for Imagining Eternity
8pm Crossover in the Church Centre

For more details about the daily Bible reading plan, including online readings, please visit our website.

The Collect for today - Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity:

Lord, we pray that your grace may always go before and follow after us and make us continually committed to all good works, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Specific Requests for Prayer

For those who: are faced with redundancy or are seeking employment, are struggling financially, are awaiting medical treatment, are coping with a long-term health condition, are caring full-time for family members and many similar situations.

If you have a specific pastoral need or prayer request, please send us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the Church Office.

Please also pray for...

the bereaved 

our mission partners: Johnny & Ann McClean (UFM in Bangkok) and Kip & Rachel Chelashaw (UFM in Nairobi)

church staff team during October:

  • Mike asks us to please pray for fruitful gospel opportunities at Imagining Eternity and in all our outreach activities; for new and generous giving from the church family to enable us to proceed with appointing a new youth worker, and for the Lord to raise up the right man or woman for that role; for James as he prepares for his ordination in December; for the Church of England to be united, empowered and transformed by a renewed commitment to the biblical gospel in these troubled times.
  • Jon invites us to pray for Crossover this month. Please pray that this group of 14-18yr olds meeting regularly on Sunday nights would enjoy time with each other and time engaging with Philippians as they use the Discipleship Explored material together. Pete, Lewis, Sophie, Debs and Jon would all value your prayers as they lead!
  • Teresa praises God that all 30 school sessions for "Imagining Eternity" are fully booked. Please pray that the final preparations would go smoothly, for good health and energy during the two weeks for all involved, and for God to prepare the hearts and minds of all the children and the teachers who will be coming. Please pray that many non-Christians would have the opportunity to visit when the church is open to the public at evenings and weekends, and at the All Age invitation service on 22nd Oct. Please pray that God would be the one to be glorified through all this and that lives would be saved. Praise God for a really encouraging start to the term in our local schools and in Tots, and please pray for a good break and rest at half term.
  • James asks us to pray that he will be refreshed and to be an encouragement to friends whilst in London 6th-7th for Oak Hill graduation; and that the curacy training event on the 19th would be equipping. He also asks us to pray for his developing relationships with youth at youth groups and for those attending Imagining Eternity (especially those he leads!)
  • Graham asks us to pray that the Lord will continue to bless and guide us at St John’s and Christ Church as we address the current issues within the wider church.
  • Karen would like us to pray for a good partnership between all staff members at St John's. Please also pray that more Hong Kong friends come to know God and see God’s blessings in their life through our ministries.
  • Sarah thanks God for a successful handover period from Jackie and asks for prayer that the new family routine will continue to work for all the Vincents!

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