St John's News - 20 June 2023

Dear friends,

I was glad when they said to me,
"Let us go to the house of the Lord!"
Psalm 122:1 (ESV)

The Friends of St John's
On Sunday, we celebrated the work of the Friends of St John's. Thank you so much to the Friends for providing the lovely lunch and for raising so much money for the church fabric over the years. If you missed the service, you can watch it on our YouTube channel. It is well worth watching to hear a bit more about the Friends, but, most of all, Catherine Joughin's sermon on "Let us go to the house of the Lord!" Catherine’s talk is definitely worth listening to. A comment on our YouTube Channel says "it is one of the best words I have heard in a long time, simple yet deep, thank you so much for putting this up for anyone to watch, I will forward this to friends. God bless you all at St. John's Elmswell."

Next Sunday
Next Sunday's Holy Communion service (25 June) at 10:30am sees the concluding part of our series on 2 Peter. There will also be a short slot on Animal Companionship by Trina Stone from Our Special Friends.

Calling First Aiders
We are updating the list of qualified first aiders at St John's. If this is something you would like to help with, please let us know.

Sponsorship for Phearak
If you would like to help sponsor Phearak Moeng, the teenager St John's supports in Phnom Penn, Cambodia (the fund is getting rather low), please contact Mike Schofield or place a donation in an envelope marked "Phearak" and pass to Peter.

Confirmation Service - 22nd October 2023
On 22nd October 2023 at 6:00pm, there is a Confirmation Service for our deanery. If you would like to know more about getting confirmed, then please have a word with the Rector.

Weekly Prayer Meeting
Our work is based on the power of prayer, so please join us online at the weekly church prayer meeting. It is on Zoom on Saturday at 9:00am for 40 minutes. You do not need to pray out loud, but your presence will be a real encouragement. To join, click here or, load Zoom and use Meeting ID: 685 295 1296 and Password: 816262.

In Christ

Tue 20 Jun 2023