St John's this week

Services this Sunday and Diary for the Week

See below for details of our services this Sunday and a diary with details of our midweek events for the next 7 days.
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All services are in St John's Church unless stated otherwise.

8am Holy Communion

  • Leader: Mike Smith.  Preacher: Mike Smith.

9.30am Prayer Meeting

  • Prayer meeting in the Eddowes Room

10am Morning Prayer (including baptism) - Luke 24:36-53; You are witnesses

  • Leader: David Charlton. Preacher: Mike Smith.
  • Welcome, Songs: From the sun's rising; Oh, how good it is; Jesus, restore to us again, Children depart, Confession, Bible reading, Song: Now in reverence and awe, Sermon, Prayers, Notices, Song: We shall stand, Children return, Song: Lord, I lift Your name on high, Baptism, The Lord’s Prayer, Hymn: Our eyes have seen the glory, Blessing.

6.30pm Evening Prayer - Genesis 49:29-50:26; The death of Jacob and Joseph

  • Leader: Jeremy Hunns.  Preacher: Phil Highton.


  • Crossover meet at Nathan & Jo Phillingham's home

Preachers elsewhere today:

Michael Walters at Christ Church, Barnton (9am)
Michael Field at Lostock Green Methodist Church (10.30am)

Monday 24th April

Readings: Numbers 1, Psalm 35, Ecclesiastes 11, 1 Titus 3

Teresa leading a story & craft session at Old School House Nursery (9.30am)

9.30am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre (Monday to Thursday)
10.30am Staff meeting

Tuesday 25th April

Readings: Numbers 2, Psalm 36, Ecclesiastes 12, Philemon

Nathan taking an assembly at Antrobus St Mark's Church of England Primary School (10.30am)
Teresa taking a KS2 assembly at St Wilfrid's Primary School (10.45am)

10am Jigsaw meet in the Church Centre
7pm Music practice in St John’s
8.15pm St John's Vision Group meet at The Vicarage

Wednesday 26th April

Readings: Numbers 3, Psalm 37, Song of Songs 1, Hebrews 1

Nathan taking an assembly at Great Budworth Primary School (10.30am)
Phil at Hartford Church of England High School Christian Union (1-1.45pm)
Teresa taking a KS1 assembly at St Wilfrid's Primary School (2.40pm)

10am Tots and Tinies meet in the Church Centre
2pm Ladies' Fellowship meets in the Church Centre - Rev George Agar
8pm St John's & Christ Church AGM at Christ Church (tea/coffee from 7.30pm)

Thursday 27th April

Readings: Numbers 4, Psalm 38, Song of Songs 2, Hebrews 2

Teresa taking a Pre-prep assembly at The Grange Junior School (9am)
Mike attending a Diocesan Finance & Scrutiny Committee meeting (1pm)
Teresa taking a KS1 assembly at Hartford Manor Primary School (2.50pm)

11.30am Thursday Café in the Church Centre
7.30pm Growing in Christ course in the Church Centre

Friday 28th April

Readings: Numbers 5, Psalm 39, Song of Songs 3, Hebrews 3

Ministry team taking Hartford Church of England High School Chapel Services (2.55pm)

10.30am-3pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
12.30pm Wedding in St John's (Phil)
1pm Pray Bake Read meeting in the Church Centre (Appleby Room)
7.30pm Pathfinders meet in the Church Centre

Saturday 29th April

Readings: Numbers 6, Psalms 40-41, Song of Songs 4, Hebrews 4

Mike's and Nathan's day off

10am Footie Special at Moss Farm all weather pitches and afterwards in Moss Farm Sports Bar
10am-3pm Womens' Biblical Training Day at Christ Church, Wharton
5.30pm After 8s Pizza Evening at Rob & Kathryn Payne's home

Sunday 30th April

Readings: Numbers 7, Psalms 42-43, Song of Songs 5, Hebrews 5

8am Holy Communion in St John's
10am Morning Prayer in St John’s (Luke 24:36-53)
6.30pm Evening Prayer in St John’s (Genesis 49:29-50:26)
8pm Crossover meet at Nathan & Jo Phillingham's home

For more details about the daily Bible reading plan, including online readings, please visit our website.

The Collect for today - Second Sunday after Easter:

Almighty God, who gave your only Son for us to be both a sacrifice for sin and an example of godly life, give us grace so that we may always receive with thankfulness the immeasurable benefit of his sacrifice, and try day by day to follow in the steps of his most holy life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please pray for...

the sick and the bereaved

our mission partners: Helen Eccles (St Catherine's, Tranmere) and Robert Matati (Anglican minister in Kenya).

those serving in the Armed Forces

our local schools:

  • Hartford Primary School and Kids Count Nursery and other schools which members of the church are involved in.
  • Hartford Church of England High School: give thanks for a lively weekly Christian Union.

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