Dear brothers and sisters,
The death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has brought much grief and sadness. There’s much we can give thanks for in his life, not least his example of enduring faithfulness and dedication to serving others, without seeking the limelight for himself.
We think especially of the Queen in her personal grief at losing her husband. We can thank God that she personally trusts in Jesus Christ for her life and salvation, and we pray that her “comfort abounds in Christ” deeply at this time. As her loss no doubt coincides with our own losses and sufferings, may we, too, receive comfort by looking to Christ who suffered death, was raised and now sits with his heavenly Father from where he guards and guides his people.
On a practical note, we’re glad to be having in-person 6pm services now; for the moment these won’t be live-streamed. We’re also grateful that the St John’s Foodbank Welcome Centre has opened today – we’ll be hearing about it from Julia Wright in tomorrow’s services.
The Case for Christ Course Starts this Tuesday!
Tuesdays from 13th April to 18th May | 8pm | Zoom
A weekly zoom meeting for anybody who has questions or wants to talk more about the Christian faith. Email email@example.com if interested in joining.
‘Beyond Racial Gridlock: embracing mutual responsibility’ by George Yancey
First meeting – 27th April | 8pm | Zoom
Isaac Mugenyi is coordinating this group, starting with discussing the first half of ‘Beyond Racial Gridlock’. If you would like to be part of this group, please email the office to say you would like to be involved and buy & read the first part of the book (available at Eden, Amazon or AbeBooks). If you have trouble purchasing the book, we can provide you with a copy.
Morning Services at 9.15, 11.15am (latter livestreamed via St John’s YouTube channel)
Evening Service – 6pm – this will now be in person, rather than on Zoom (a YouTube recording will be available afterwards).
Zoom refreshments at 10.30am
Meeting ID: 814 2447 3923
Monday 12th April | 8-9pm | Zoom
Please do join in as we seek to lay the needs of the world, the nation and our church before the Lord.
Meeting ID: 864 6668 9719
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
Monday 19th April | 7.45pm | Zoom
If you have been attending church regularly and would like to join the electoral roll, please email Cathy in the church office. The Electoral Roll lists are now on display on the notice board in the foyer, please check your details whilst observing social distancing. If there are any changes please email them to Cathy, rather than marking the lists.
Further information can be found by visiting the church website here: www.stjohnsblackheath.org.uk/
Please make the most of this season to SPEAK, PRAY, LOVE so others will hear the good news of the risen Lord Jesus!