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 27th November

Readings: 1 Chronicles 23, 1 Peter 4, Micah 2, Luke 11

8am Holy Communion in St John's
10am Morning Prayer in St John's
8pm Crossover in the Church Centre
8.30pm TFG meet

Monday 28th November

Readings: 1 Chronicles 24-25, 1 Peter 5, Micah 3, Luke 12

Lewis' day off
Jon's and Nathan's study day
Teresa visiting the Year 3s (learning about Christmas) at Winnington Park Primary School (1.15pm)
Nathan leading a visit by Davenham Beavers to St John's (5pm)

9.30am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
8pm St John's Committee in the Church Centre

Tuesday 29th November

Readings: 1 Chronicles 26-27, 2 Peter 1, Micah 4, Luke 13

Teresa leading a Bible story & craft session at Kids Count Nursery (10am)
Teresa leading a visit by Hartford Primary Reception Class (learning about Christmas) to St John's (1.30pm)

9-11am Staff meeting
10am Jigsaw meet in the Church Centre
11am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
8.30pm PCC meeting (Safeguarding Action Plan) at Christ Church Greenbank

Wednesday 30th November

Readings: 1 Chronicles 28, 2 Peter 2, Micah 5, Luke 14

Mike's day off

9.30am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
10am Tots & Tinies in the Church Centre
2pm Ladies' Fellowship in the Church Centre
2-4pm Bakes, Brews and Chat in the Church Centre
8pm Evening housegroups meet

Thursday 1st December

Readings: 1 Chronicles 29, 2 Peter 3, Micah 6, Luke 15

Teresa's day off
Jackie working from home
Jon and Nathan meeting with CWAC Pathways RE Hub (4pm)

9.30am-5pm Church Office open (for emails only)
10am Cantonese Bible Study in the Church Centre
10.30am Daytime housegroup meet
7.30-9pm After 8s meet
8.15pm Christmas Choir rehearsal in St John's

Friday 2nd December

Readings: 2 Chronicles 1, 1 John 1, Micah 7, Luke 16

Mike's day off
Teresa leading a Bible story & craft session at Sir Leslie Martin Nursery (9.30am)

Church Office closed today

6.30pm Friday Night Live in the Church Centre

Saturday 3rd December

Readings: 2 Chronicles 2, 1 John 2, Nahum 1, Luke 17

Jon's and Nathan's day off

11am-3pm Hartford Christmas Fayre in St John's, the Church Centre and along Chester Road

Sunday 4th December

Readings: 2 Chronicles 3-4, 1 John 3, Nahum 2, Luke 18

8am Morning Prayer in St John's
10am Morning Prayer in St John's
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 - second Sunday in Advent:

Blessed Lord, who caused the holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may so hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that through patience and the comfort of your holy Word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the joyful hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Specific Requests for Prayer

For those who: are faced with redundancy or are seeking employment, are struggling financially, are awaiting postponed medical treatment, 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 December:

  • Jon would value your prayers for: faithful sermon preparation, school’s Christmas involvement, ongoing work with our Safeguarding Action plan, his master’s research project (which is looking at the features of a successful bilingual church service – survey coming soon!) and the continuing development of our online church management system, ChurchSuite. He's particularly praying Romans 15:13 for us in this busy season – that the God of hope will fill us with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may abound in hope. May we all be courageous and ready to give a reason for that hope this Christmas time!
  • Nathan would like us to pray for the youth work to come to a really good close next week and for the Christmas break to be refreshing for both leaders and members.
  • Teresa praises God for the open doors that we have with many of our local schools, especially in the run up to Christmas. Please pray that all the children, parents and teachers who will hear the good news will receive it with soft hearts and ears that are ready to hear. Thank you.
  • Jackie would value prayer that she will be able to get the Christmas service PowerPoints and all the extra admin completed on time. Please also pray for her to remember, during these very busy couple of weeks, the amazing truth of Christmas; that God sent his only Son into our world to save anyone who will receive him.

Contacting us

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01606 872255

School Lane, Hartford, CW8 1NP


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