St John's Update - 30 May 2023

Dear friends,

We did not follow cleverly devised stories
when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power,
but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
2 Peter 1:16


If you missed Sunday's service and message on 2 Peter 1:12-21, you can catch it on our YouTube channel.

Sunday afternoon's Pentecost service with Christians Together In Elmswell was a delight. Thank you to our Baptist friends for their hospitality and to Gavin for preaching. If you want to go deeper into "Unlocking the Secrets of Pentecost", check out this super article here.

This coming Sunday's main service at 10:30am is an all age celebration. There is also a shorter service of Holy Communion (BCP) at 9:00am.

Are you able to help with tea and coffee?

We would love to have some more volunteers to help in the kitchen with tea and coffee following the 10:30am service – you would only need to help every 4 to 6 weeks. If you are able to lend a hand, please let Rosie Ellis know -

Churchyard tidy - 10 June

Please come along to the church on Saturday 10 June from 10:00am to noon to help tidy the churchyard and church. There will be a range of jobs to be done both inside and out. Your support will be greatly appreciated. If you have a strimmer, hedge trimmer or lawnmower you can bring along, it would be most helpful.

Special events

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.

Prayer meeting

Prayer is the powerhouse of the church and it would be lovely if you can join us online occasionally at the weekly church prayer meeting. It is on Zoom on Saturday at 9:00am for just 40 minutes and you do not have to pray out loud. To join, click here or, load Zoom and use Meeting ID: 685 295 1296 and Password: 816262.

In Christ,

Tue 30 May 2023