1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month – Morning Worship,
(All-age services in school holidays)
2nd Sunday – Holy Communion
Tea & Coffee in the lounge after the Service
1st& 5th - Evening Worship
2nd - Café style 'Time to Talk'
3rd - Conference style
4th - Holy Communion
May to August 2019 Sermon Series
Morning Service at 10.30am
In everyday life we often have to wait. It may be for a bus, a spouse, a job, a better life, Brexit or our new Associate Vicar. For most of this term we will be looking at Bible people and situations where waiting is involved, sometimes with impatience. We’ll be looking to see if our waiting has spiritual value, if we can find perspective and purpose in the delay and above all, find God in the waiting.
On the second Sunday when we have Holy Communion the children and young people will start in their relevant age groups and join us for the Communion circle and the last part of the service. There will be an opportunity for the children and young people to share what they have done in their groups during this time.
Our children and their leaders have suggested that they will be involved in All-Age services on special occasions such as Father’s Day. At the beginning of the May half term and at the end of term in July, we aim to have services with some activities and participation for all, but not necessarily full All-Age services - something we call All-Age light or a Holiday service.
Evening Service at 6.30pm
We will spend a few weeks looking at how we live in the light of Jesus being alive as we face the challenges of the 21st century world. We will then have a series on selected psalms, which offer honest insights into the reality of life with God, reflecting human emotion and situation. The aim is to help us understand the way in which God is at work to shape our characters and form the life of Christ with us during difficult times.
Café Style Church
On the second Sunday
of the month we have guest or ‘home grown’ speakers talking about a particular
topic of interest. These evenings help us think through our responses as
Christians to tricky issues and ones that are not so problematic. There are opportunities to talk, listen and
discuss with each other as well as ask questions.
The Visiting Preachers
Stephen Kuhrt is already known to us as he is the vicar of Christ Church New Malden from which St. John’s was planted in 1885. The churches are in the same parish.
Pete Lyndon works for Jubilee Plus, a charity that exists to equip churches to engage more effectively with our communities and, particularly, to help them increase their capacity to serve the poor.
Jon Prior was a Maths teacher and member of St. John’s in the 1990’s. He now serves as a chaplain at City of Freemen’s School in Ashtead.
Simon and Caroline Groves, who have visited us on several past occasions, used to be part of the team at St. Peter’s Norbiton until retirement.
Sue Shaw lives locally but has just completed several months helping to lead Street Pastoring in Antigua. Prior to that, she worked for Kingston Street Pastors.
Katie Thomas is the vicar of our neighbouring church of St. James, Malden. Like St. John’s, it was a church plant of Christ Church until it formed its own parish in about 1930.
Richard Kelley (son of Peter and Linda) is currently training
as a pioneer minister within the Diocese of Bath and Wells, studying one day a
week at St Mellitus College in Plymouth.
- God Squad, Reception to Year 3
- Trailblazers, Years 4 and 5
- Pathfinders, Years 6 to 9.
Children's join the main congregation for communion after their groups each second Sunday. Groups do not meet on All-age service Sundays.
Each week there is a Creche room for children up to school age.
CYFA (14 to 18 year olds) meet in the CYFA room upstairs in the Church Centre after the evening service (usually from around 8.00pm until 9.30pm).