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A bible-believing Anglican church in Hampstead, NW3

This week’s notices (8th February 2019)

Notices for this week
(8th February 2019)

Lunar New Year Dinner (5:00pm to 8:00pm, tomorrow – Saturday 9th February)
A bring & share dinner plus a short evangelistic talk – a fun evening for everyone, especially for non-christian friends who celebrate the Lunar New Year.

COME for a fun, food-filled, family-friendly celebration
INVITE your friends, colleagues and neighbours
HELP there is lots to do before, during and after – it’s not too late to email Lydia if you can help at all! 

Women’s Prayer Meeting (9:30am to 11:00am, Monday 11th February)
All women are invited to come and pray in the undercroft on Monday from 9:30am, even if you are not regularly able to join the midweek women’s group.

Save the Date – Passover Seder (6:00pm, Sunday 14th April)
On Palm Sunday, 14th April, instead of the normal evening service, St John’s will be hosting a Passover Seder showing the link between Jewish tradition and Christ’s Last Passover meal, which will be led by Stephen and Deborah Pacht.  All are welcome to come along – please be thinking and praying about friends who you might want to invite. 

Easter Holiday Bible Club 2019 (9:30am to 12:30pm, Monday 15th to Thursday 18th April)

Our Easter Holiday Club is for all primary school children from Reception to Year 6 and will run in the mornings.  If you’d like more information about what happens, please speak to Kerry Jones, or Gareth & Siobhán Burns.  In previous years we have had helpers from all ages and we will need lots of help this year too – you don’t have to commit to the full week, if you can do one or two days that would also be great!  

Please let David Rue know if you are able to help in any way. 

Training Morning (9:30am to 12:30pm, Saturday 16th March) 
On Saturday 16th March we have a morning on ‘Jewish objections and Christian obstacles in sharing our faith with Jewish friends’ (open to all).  This will be led by Jews for Jesus missionaries, including our mission partners from Geneva Stephen and Deborah Pacht.  The morning will end with an optional bring-your-own lunch.

Mission Partner Update (Millers, Johannesburg, south Africa)
The latest news from the Millers can be found here.  In particular:  

Give thanks

  • Feeling more settled in Johannesburg.
  • A very encouraging Training the Trainers conference.
  • A good start to the new year at church and college.

Please pray

  • Getting to know new students and that they would long to grow in knowing Christ and his word.
  • For the accreditation process to strengthen the courses that we teach and for accreditation to be granted soon.
  • Growing friendships for us all.
  • Safety in travel and in life in Johannesburg.

Book Recommendations!
The St John’s online bookstall at 10ofthose.com has been updated.  If you have started the New Testament reading scheme, you may find it helpful to have alongside you a copy of “The Message of the New Testament” by Mark Dever, which has a sermon-length summary of each book.  You’ll find this and a number of other recommended books at https://www.10ofthose.com/uk/partners/sjdh or via the 10ofthose icon on our website.

The Big Weekend 2019 (15th-17th March, 2019)
This is for school years 6 to 13 and aims to encourage and challenge young people as they seek to follow Jesus with engaging teaching, exhilarating activities, and loads of laughter!  As last year, the sign up is being hosted by St James, Muswell Hill and this year’s speaker is Ross Mungavin who many of you will remember from when he worked at St John’s.  Please contact David Rue if you want to know more. 

Would you like to be baptised and/or confirmed?
If so, please contact Tom Watts or David Rue if you would like to be baptised, reaffirm your baptismal vows if you were baptised as a baby, or be confirmed.

Sign up for the St John’s podcast here or search for us on Android via a podcast app like Podcast Addict or on Windows PCs via Miro.  
You can download any of our previous talks and catch up on any that you’ve missed if you’ve been away or unable to come to church for any reason.  Or just listen direct from our website.

Chalk Farm Foodbank 
We have a box at the back of church for anyone who wants to contribute.  Urgent needs this week are: tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, tinned meat e.g. Fray Bentos pies, chicken in sauce, corned beef, ham, long life (UHT) milk, coffee, and biscuits.  Please ensure that everything is in date otherwise we can’t donate it. 

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