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 19th March

Readings: Exodus 30, John 9, Proverbs 6, Galatians 5

8am Holy Communion in St John's
10am Holy Communion in St John's
8pm Crossover in the Church Centre

Monday 20th March

Readings: Exodus 31, John 10, Proverbs 7, Galatians 6

Lewis' and Graham's day off
Jon's and Nathan's study day
Nathan leading Hartford CE High School assemblies (Monday-Friday, 8.40-9am)
Teresa leading visits by Winnington Park Primary School to St John's (10am & 1pm)

9.30am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
10am Ladies' Walk
8pm St John's Committee meet in the Church Centre

Tuesday 21st March

Readings: Exodus 32, John 11, Proverbs 8, Ephesians 1

Mike's day off
Teresa leading a KS2 assembly at St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School (10.40am)
Teresa attending Growing Young Disciples training course (12.30-2.30pm)
Teresa leading a KS2 assembly at Hartford Primary School (2.45pm)

9.30am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
10am Jigsaw in the Church Centre

Wednesday 22nd March

Readings: Exodus 33, John 12, Proverbs 9, Ephesians 2

Mike away till Tuesday 28th March
Teresa leading a KS1 assembly at The Grange Junior School (9am)
Teresa leading a KS1 assembly at St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School (2.15pm)

9.30-12pm & 2-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
10am Tots & Tinies in the Church Centre
12-2pm Staff meeting
2pm Ladies' Fellowship in the Church Centre
2-4pm Bakes, Brews and Chat in the Church Centre
8pm Prayer Fellowship meets via Zoom

Thursday 23rd March

Readings: Exodus 34, John 13, Proverbs 10, Ephesians 3

Jon's and Teresa's day off
Jackie working from home

9.30am-5pm Church Office open (for emails only)
10am Cantonese Bible Study in the Church Centre

Friday 24th March

Readings: Exodus 35, John 14, Proverbs 11, Ephesians 4

Jon away today
Jackie's day off
Lewis and Teresa attending a coffee morning for Hong Kong families at Hartford Primary School (9am)
Teresa leading an RE lesson on Easter for the nursery classes at Hartford Manor Primary School (9.30am)

Church Office closed today

6.30pm Friday Night Live in the Church Centre

Saturday 25th March

Readings: Exodus 36, John 15, Proverbs 12, Ephesians 5

Nathan's day off

10.30am St John's Golf Society play at Hill Valley Golf Club

Sunday 26th March

Readings: Exodus 37, John 16, Proverbs 13, Ephesians 6

8am Morning Prayer in St John's
10am All Age Service in St John's
8pm Crossover in the Church Centre
8.30pm TFG meet

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

The Collect for today - fourth Sunday in Lent:

Grant, Almighty God, that we, who deserve to be punished for our evil deeds, may by your grace and mercy be spared 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: Olivia Rigby (UFM in Ljubljana) and for a CAP Debt Help Centre in the Northwich area.

church staff team during March:

  • Mike would like us to please pray for him to have wisdom and grace as he deals with issues in the broader Church of England. Please continue to pray that the family would be able to move back fully into the Vicarage as soon as possible.
  • Jon thanks God that his Research Project is completed! He thanks you too for your prayers and participation. Finished report will be available in due course to those who requested it. Somewhat relatedly, please pray as we try to get a team of Hong Kong and English people to oversee Cantonese ministry at St John’s. Pray too for our new evangelism team as they consider initiatives for the rest of the year. 
  • Teresa would like to praise God that we've had lots of schools asking to come and visit the church in the run up to Easter, as well as the Tots' and Preschools' Easter services. Please pray that her preparation for these would be faithful to God's word and that He would soften hearts ready to hear and respond to the gospel. Please pray for her work on ChurchSuite and Safer Recruitment, as well as planning that she is doing for two schools' missions coming up later in the year. Thank you.
  • Nathan would like us to pray for them as they get used to being new parents. Please also pray for Nathan to quickly get back into work again (especially on reduced sleep!).
  • Lewis thanks God for providing him with a flat nearby. Please pray the move will go smoothly, for time and energy to sort out council tax, water, and electric bills (when growing up, so do your responsibilities!), and to obtain all the furniture he needs.
  • Graham asks us to pray that the Lord would give guidance on all of the current issues affecting the Church of England, and that we may be blessed with His continued guidance and provision at St John’s.
  • Jackie asks us to please pray for our Easter Connexions magazine; that we will get them all delivered in time and that there will be a positive response to it from Hartford residents.

Contacting us

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01606 872255

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