Worshipping God and sharing the love and life of Jesus

Bible Readings

Micah 4: 1-5
Mark 1: 14-20

Prayer of the Week
God, our refuge and our strength, bring near the day when wars will cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.. Amen.

St. John's Prayer
Grant us Lord Faith to believe and Strength to do your will. Amen.

Previous Week Readings - 4th Nov
Hebrews 9: 11-14
Mark 12: 28-34

PCC Notice

No notices at this time.

Churches In Woodley

Emmanuel Church
Susie Templeton has now joined as their first curate. Please pray for Susie.

St James' Church, Woodley
The Revd. Laurence Robert Smith has now joined. Please pray for Laurence.

Woodley Christmas Extravaganza
Join us on Sunday 2nd Dec from 10am – 3pm. To volunteer as a helper, call Andy Baker on 9699956 or email andy.baker@woodleybc.org

Week's Notices

Remembrance Sunday - 11th Nov
Only for this year, for the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, the usual Church Remembrance Sunday Service will not take place at St John’s. We will join the Civil Remembrance Ceremony at the new War Memorial in Woodford Park on Sunday 11th November at 10:30am. However, we will still have a church service at 8:00am.

Friendship Group - 1st & 3rd Thurs
Friendship Group meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:15 am. Come and join us for a cuppa, a chat, and sometimes for a delicious lunch. Why spend your day alone?

Ladies Group - 14th Nov @ 8pm
The Ladies Group will meet on 14th November at 8pm for a talk by Jane Rawtonlee on Flower Arrangements for Westminster Abbey.

Brass Band Concert - 8th Nov
A Concert with The Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band and Kidmore End School Choir on Sat. 8th Dec. 7.30pm, at Christ Church, Woodley. tickets@christ-church-woodley.org.uk

In our thoughts...

For the World: people affected by the natural disasters in Indonesia and Florida and for those affected by the shootings.

For our country: for negotiations over Brexit.

Our community: the frail and housebound.

Mission Partners: For all our partners in what they do.

Our Groups: Junior Church, Children’s Club and the Youth worker David Fitzgerald.

Leaders: Youth worker: David Fitzgerald and for the Family Worker: Lynn Parish.

Those who are unwell & recovering: Jean Scharm, Brenda, Fred, Margaret, Shirley, George, Ken, Marion, Robert, Penny, June, Michele, Fran and Tony.

In our thoughts: For the family and friends of those who are grieving, especially remembering the family & friends of David E., Edna (Bunny) A., Christopher F. and Graham B.

Church Support

Re-ordering & Decorating
The church is in need of some essential work, as it has not been updated for 30 years.  Next year, the church will undergo a re-ordering when we will look to improve the facilities that St. John's can offer, therefore, all support is welcome.  Please contact us for more information.

Flower Fund
Thank you to all who donate towards the flowers for our Special Services.  In order to maintain this, and for other services e.g. Remembrance, Service of Hope, Christmas etc... we need to raise £500 per year.  Should you wish to donate to the 'Flower Fund', please Contact Us.

Community Help

JAC - Outreach
Outreach are offering an initial 6-hour training course (free of charge) on Wednesday 21st & 28th November from 6.30-9.30pm at Woodley Baptist Church. For further details, contact office@jacoutreach.org or 07720 970717.

Have any unwanted tools?
TWAM (Tools with a Mission), a Christian charity, is collecting unwanted tools. After being refurbished and packed they are distributed to people in developing countries. Contact Nigel Collins for more info. 9691240 or thenigelcollins@outlook.com


NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS

SUNDAY 18th NOVEMBER


8am Holy Communion


10am Holy Communion



Bible Readings

Hebrews 10: 19-25
Mark 13: 1-8


SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER


8am Holy Communion


10am Holy Communion & Welcoming



Bible Readings

Revelation 1: 4-8
John 18 :33-37


SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER
Advent Sunday


8am Holy Communion


10am Family Service


12pm Baptism Service


Bible Readings

Jeremiah 33: 14-16
Luke 21: 25-18