Praying for others
During September we will be praying for:-
3rd Sept. Cricket Field Grove
10th Sept. Copenhagen Walk
17th Sept. Church Road East, Albert Walk
24th Sept. Kings Road, Emerson Court
We try to pray for every street, road or avenue in our Parish during the year. We deliver leaflets to a different road, or number of small roads or avenues most weeks. We then remember that particular road or roads in the intercession prayers at the following Sunday Services.
We are looking for more people to deliver the leaflets and so assist in this outreach to our community. If you can help please do speak to Mary Harwood or myself.
Daily prayer intentions are distributed with St John's News with some prayers that might be used. The latest prayer list is attached.
Jesus said “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”. (Mark 6:31)
As we move into the better weather it is a good time to take advantage of our lovely Churchyard; to spend time enjoying the surroundings of the Church and to give God the chance to speak to us.
With some expert advice from Brian and Audrey Hooper on what to find in the Churchyard I have prepared a leaflet. There may be things that as you follow path indicated in the leaflet, that you have never noticed before. Enjoy exploring and as you go you may wish to repeat to yourself or say aloud ”‘O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.” (Psalm 8:1)
Lewis Simmons has made a rack, which is fixed to the wall to the right of the main door into the Church and this is where the leaflets can be found.
The walk also gives an opportunity to appreciate how beautifully David Bainbridge and his team keep the Churchyard.
Please point the leaflets out to visitors to our Churchyard and make use of them yourself.
We pray for the sick every Friday evening in the Lady Chapel at 6pm. We include all the names from our prayer board and noticesheet as well as any others known to us for whom prayers have been asked. The service is a simple one taken by a different person each week and lasts about 30 minutes. Anyone is welcome to join us and we welcome requests for prayer.
If you would like to send prayer requests by email, details can be found on the "How to contact us" page.