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
Morning Service at 10.30am
This term we are looking at church growth in the churches to whom Paul wrote his letters, except on the second Sunday. We will look at each church within the book of Acts and then at the corresponding letter from Paul. The churches grew in the face of problems from within and pressures from the pagan culture outside. What lessons can we learn as we work and pray for growth at St. John’s?
Our children and their leaders have suggested that they will be involved in All-Age services on special occasions such as Harvest and the Scratch Nativity. At the start of half term on 21st October and on 30th December we will have some activities and participation for all, but they will not necessarily be a full All-Age services - something we call All-Age light. On 16th December (scratch nativity) it has been suggested we have a coffee break in the middle of service.
Holy Communion @10.30am (Second Sunday of each month)
During this term the theme for Holy Communion sermon series is the ‘I am’ statements of Jesus recorded in the gospel of John.
On the second Sunday when we have Holy Communion the children and young people will continue to 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.
Evening Service at 6.30pm
This term we will be looking at the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapters 5-7. This not just an expression of Jesus’ “simple teaching” which we can be over and done with in a hurry. We will find that it comforts us, it also makes us uneasy. It warns us against treating this world and its norms as if they were good enough. It says: “You are the light of the world – now go and shine!”
Café Style Church takes place on the
second Sunday evening of the month. These evenings are interactive with an
opportunity to talk amongst ourselves as well as a question and answer time
with the speaker for the evening.
Carols by Candlelight, 23rd
December – There will be some Christmas activities for children to take part in
at the back of the church.
- 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).