St John's News - 2 May 2023

Dear friends,

Give the gift of wise rule to the king, O God,
the gift of just rule to the crown prince.
Psalm 71:1 (The Message)

As we look ahead to the coronation of Kings Charles, this weekend, let's keep him and the royal family in our prayers.

Almighty God you govern heaven and earth
and your throne is steadfast and eternal:
give to your servant Charles our King,
having been anointed, enthroned and crowned to reign over us
the necessary gifts to fulfil his duties,
so that truth and justice, holiness and integrity,
peace and love may increase in our land,
and that his life of service
may be a reflection of your sacrificial love
that we see in Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and Holy Spirit reigns one God,
now and forever. Amen.

If you missed the service and annual meetings on Sunday, catch upon our YouTube channel.

There will be 2 services on this coming Sunday - a short BCP Holy Communion at 9:00am and our monthly family, all age service at 10:30am.

On Sunday 21 May, the Patience family, who are OMF missionaries in Indonesia, will be speaking at St John's. There will a Bring & Share lunch afterwards. If you can come, please let us know what you will be bringing on the sign-up sheet at the back of church - just so we don’t end up with 37 quiches and no cakes :)

Another date for the diaries is the "Nutz and Boltz" and friends evening on Saturday 10 June at 7:30pm. This promises to be a very enjoyable and entertaining concert. No tickets required, just turn up with your own drinks and nibbles and a donation.

The Friends of St John's service will be on Sunday 18 June at 10:30am, followed by lunch in the church. The Friends of St John's is now coming to a close, having raised over £50,000 for the Fabric of the church since 1995. We are very grateful for all they have done for the church.

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

In Christ

Tue 02 May 2023