St John's News - 17 May 2022

Dear friends,

"The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor."
Proverbs 22:9

Thank you so much to everyone who contributes to the Stowmarket and Area Foodbank. This ministry helps to feed families and individuals in a time of crisis, thereby touching their lives and meeting their needs in the name of Jesus. You can drop off items in the box at the back of church or at The Rectory.

Sunday School and 10:30am Services
If you missed last Sunday's service, when Richard Webb preached on Acts 17:16-34 (Paul in Athens), you can catch up here.

The Sunday School story this week was from Joshua. If you would like to watch Lisa, using peg people, tell the story of how Rahab protected the spies in Jericho, please click here.

The service this coming Sunday at 10:30am is Holy Communion and will focus on Paul in Corinth (Acts 18:1-18 and 1 Corinthians 2:1-5)

Prayer Meeting
The weekly church prayer meeting is on Zoom on Saturday at 9:00am for 40 minutes. To join, click or, load Zoom and use Meeting ID: 685 295 1296 and Password: 816262.All welcome.

Beavers in Church
Please pray for the local Beavers group as they visit church tomorrow, Wednesday 18 May, to learn about worship and do an act of service for the community.

Ascension Day - 26 May 4:30pm
There will be a short service of Celtic Prayer and Taizé music on Thursday 26 May at 4:30pm, to celebrate Ascension Day. All welcome.

Pentecost - 5 June
On Sunday 5 June at 2:00pm, there will be a short Songs of Praise service, run in conjunction with our Baptist friends, to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and Pentecost at the Blackbourne

BBQ - 26 June
Finally, please make a note in your diaries. On 26 June, Tom Fifield will be speaking about his work in Ethiopia at 10:30am. The service will be followed by coffee and then the church barbecue. Tickets will be £7.50 (children over 4 £3.00), available soon.

Best wishes,

Tue 17 May 2022