Dear church family,
Have hope, share hope…
‘For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.’
Everyone needs hope to face the future with all the uncertainties right now. The news about the vaccines is really hopeful and we can rejoice in that. But this verse reminds us that ultimate hope is found through what the scriptures have revealed. Namely, that ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’ (1 Timothy 1:15). He was on a rescue mission and that’s the hope we seek to share this Christmas. So can I encourage us all this Christmas to ‘always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have‘ (1 Peter 3:15). I especially pray that your Doorstep Carol event goes well this Saturday!
– Doorstep Carols 6pm, invite your neighbours and friends to sing a carol together. Please do share your photos on St John’s social media pages.
– Morning Holy Communion services in person 9:15 & 11:15 (live streamed).
– Join virtual refreshments after the 9:15 service by following this link:
– Evening service 6pm, via Zoom, join by following this link:
Monthly prayer meeting, 8-9pm. Join us via Zoom as we come before our God in prayer and praise. Even if you’ve never been before you would be most welcome, following the link:
Please check the website for all the information about exciting services for you and your friends, family and neighbours. Please note that the Toddler Christmas services and the Christingle services require pre-booking. Visit https://www.stjohnsblackheath.org.uk/
The Greenwich Foodbank have requested that donations should be monetary at the moment until they sort out the new warehouse. Visit https://greenwich.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/
Finally, please can I make us all aware that in the New Year we will begin a new basic Christianity course called Just Looking. It will be a 5 week course beginning on Wednesday 13th January 8-9pm via Zoom, exploring the hope that Jesus brings. Please be thinking and praying who you might invite to join.
With love and hope in the Lord Jesus,