Elmswell Newsletter Article - Oct 2016

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Sunday 2nd October
9:30am All Age Service
11:00am Traditional Service

Saturday 8th October
5:00pm Confirmation Service at Cockfield

Sunday 9th October
8:00am BCP Holy Communion
10:30am Morning Service: Parish Praise

Sunday 16th October
10:30am Morning Service: Holy Communion

Sunday 23rd October
8:00am BCP Holy Communion
10:30am Morning Service

Saturday 29th October
6:00pm "Gather" at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral

Sunday 30th October - remember - clocks go back!
8:00am BCP Holy Communion
10:30am Morning Service

Saturday 5th November
3:00pm A Time to Remember Service

Sunday 6th November - SHOEBOX SUNDAY
9:30am - All Age Service
11:00am - Traditional Service

September has been marvellously busy at St John's... In addition to our 'normal' activities, we've held a harvest celebration, a praise and worship evening, a sponsored bike ride and a youth group safari supper! All have been excellent and we're thrilled to have a busy social life here in Elmswell. We always have room for more, come along to see what we're up to; God wants us to have friends here on earth. Most of all, He wants us to be friends with Him.

October kicks off with our men's breakfast on the 1st, Andrew Caldecott from Christian Vision for Men is the guest speaker. This is closely followed by our monthly All Age service on the 2nd. We are holding a “newcomers” tea in the church on Sunday 16 October at 4pm and the "kids" are off to a youth event at Bury St Edmunds cathedral on October 29th. We also have a Confirmation Service, Parish Praise Service and various Communion Services. Have a look at our website/facebook pages for more information and come join us :) Looking further ahead, there is a "Time to Remember" on Saturday 5 November at 3pm – a special service for those who wish to light a candle in memory of a loved one, and…


This year, we're working to collect toy filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child (organised by Samaritans Purse). It's a wonderful organisation which brings hope and love to children in some of the worst situations.

A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child. If you can, bring your shoebox to St John's on Sunday 6th November - we will send them all off together! Let's give the gift of Christmas this year :) Details of how to pack your shoebox can be found here:

Sat 08 Oct 2016