St John's News - 3 October 2023

Dear friends,

How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
Psalm 104:24

Sunday's Harvest Celebration was an uplifting service with a very enjoyable lunch afterwards. Many thanks to the team that decorated the church, especially the Companions group, which produced the stunning pew end decorations. If you would like to watch the service, you can find it on our YouTube channel

Next Sunday's service at 10:30am will include the Lord's Supper and we will be starting a new series looking at some Psalms of Ascents. Sunday School will continue to look at the Exodus.

On Saturday 4 November at 3:00pm, we are holding a special event called A Time To Remember & A Time To Give Thanks at St John's Church, Elmswell. This will take the form of a short service and is held to mark the passing of loved ones and to honour their memory. The service will consist of readings, three hymns, the reading out of the names of those we are remembering, and the lighting of candles. The service will be followed by some refreshments. All those who have faced bereavement are invited to attend.

A reminder that St John's is switching to the Parish Giving Scheme, which will make the administration of our giving more efficient. If you give to St John's using a Standing Order, it would be helpful if you could switch to a Direct Debit through the scheme if possible. Paper forms to set up a Direct Debit are available at the back of church or you can set it up online by going to our web site and clicking on the green "Donate Online" button. Please note, you will also need to stop you current standing order if you have one. More information can be found here:

It costs over £1500 a week to run St John's, so your generous giving is both needed and greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for whatever you can give.

Finally, the weekly church prayer meeting is on Zoom on Saturday at 9:00am for 40 minutes. You are welcome to join us by clicking here or, load Zoom and use Meeting ID: 685 295 1296 and Password: 816262.

In Christ

Tue 03 Oct 2023