Dear Church Family,
I have taken great comfort and joy over preparing for Sunday evening’s sermon on Psalm 30, may it also bring you the same, as we recall the Lord’s gracious rescue that leads to great celebration:
‘Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.’Psalm 30.4-5
A brief update of things for your prayers and diaries:
1. Praying for our associate Mission Partners
Jess O’Callaghan has started work as a Relay Worker for UCCF supporting the Christian Union at Southampton University. She would really value any support you can give, you can find out more information about how you can do this here: https://www.uccf.org.uk/
2. Holiday Club – LAST CHANCE!
Tuesday 24th August. Do spread the word and invite others. Book here
3. Holiday at Home – LAST CHANCE!
The next Holiday at Home for seniors is Wednesday 25th August. Information here Holiday@Home
4. Touch Rugby Tuesdays
7pm Tuesday – have fun running around and chasing a rugby ball on the heath! It’s a mixed sports event – open to adults and youngsters (around teenager or above). Details and contact here
5. Welcome Afternoon – Sunday 5th September 3-5pm
Many new people have joined St John’s during the lockdown and in the autumn we will be having a series of welcome afternoons. Please come if you feel new to St John’s, for a time of food, fellowship and information about St John’s. Booking and information here
6. Sunday Services
Morning 9.15am and 11.15am services continue our sermon series through the book of Acts. The latter service is live streamed on our YouTube channel
Evening 6pm service – we continue looking at Psalms 27-31. During August we will no longer be recording the service, although the audio of the sermon should still be available on the website.
7. Church office during August
With staff on leave in August at different points, just a reminder that if you need to contact the office you can still do that 10am-1pm Monday to Friday (020 8305 0520).
Grace and peace to you,