St John's this week

Services this Sunday and diary for the week ahead

We have a services in church every Sunday at 8am and 10am. The 10am service is also streamed online via our YouTube channel. See below for details of services and a diary of our midweek events for the following seven days.
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Sunday 29th January

Readings: Genesis 30, Mark 1, Esther 6, Romans 1

Mike on extended leave for January

8am Morning Prayer in St John's
10am All Age Service in St John's
4pm Evangelism Team initial meeting in the Church Centre
8pm Crossover in the Church Centre

Monday 30th January

Readings: Genesis 31, Mark 2, Esther 7, Romans 2

Lewis' and Graham's day off
Jon's study day
Teresa giving her testimony at Hartford CE High School Chapel Service (8.30am)

9.30am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre

Tuesday 31st January

Readings: Genesis 32, Mark 3, Esther 8, Romans 3

Jon's day off
Teresa leading a Bible story & craft session at Kids Count Nursery (10am)
Teresa attending Growing Young Disciples training course (12.30-2.30pm)

9.30am-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
10am Jigsaw meet in the Church Centre

Wednesday 1st February

Readings: Genesis 33, Mark 4, Esther 9-10, Romans 4

9.30am-12pm & 2-5pm Church Office open in the Church Centre
10am Tots & Tinies in the Church Centre
12-2pm Staff meeting
2pm Ladies' Fellowship in the Church Centre
2-4pm Bakes, Brews and Chat in the Church Centre
8pm Evening housegroups meet

Thursday 2nd February

Readings: Genesis 34, Mark 5, Job 1, Romans 5

Teresa's day off
Jackie working from home

9.30am-5pm Church Office open (for emails only)
10am Cantonese Bible Study in the Church Centre
10.30am Daytime housegroup meet

Friday 3rd February

Readings: Genesis 35-36, Mark 6, Job 2, Romans 6

Jackie's day off
Teresa leading a Bible story & craft session at Sir Leslie Martin Nursery (9.30am)
Teresa leading a session on the Bible for Y3s at Hartford Manor Primary School (2.30pm)

Church Office closed today

6.30pm Friday Night Live in the Church Centre

Saturday 4th February

Readings: Genesis 37, Mark 7, Job 3, Romans 7

Nathan's day off

Sunday 5th February

Readings: Genesis 38, Mark 8, Job 4, Romans 8

Nathan's day off

8am Holy Communion in St John's
10am Morning Prayer in St John's
8pm Crossover in the Church Centre

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

The Collect for today - fourth Sunday after Epiphany:

Lord God, you know that we are in the midst of such dangers and that we cannot always stand upright because of the frailty of our nature: grant us strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Specific Requests for Prayer

For those who: are faced with redundancy or are seeking employment, are struggling financially, are awaiting medical treatment, are coping with a long-term health condition, are caring full-time for family members and many similar situations.

If you have a specific pastoral need or prayer request, please send us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the Church Office.

Please also pray for...

the bereaved: 

our mission partners: Olivia Rigby (UFM in Ljubljana) and for a CAP Debt Help Centre in the Northwich area.

church staff team during January:

  • Jon would value your prayers this month for: faithful sermon preparation for all Amos preachers, completion of his master’s research project (still time to complete the survey here!) and continuing work on the parish safeguarding policy. 
  • Teresa asks us to please pray for her as she writes and leads assemblies in our local primary schools this half term on "Do not murder" & "Love your enemies" from the Sermon on the Mount. In our preschools she will be teaching sessions on the miracles of Jesus. Please pray that the children and teachers will have ears that are ready to hear the good news of who Jesus is and how He wants us to live, with His help.
  • Nathan is away for a lot of January on conferences and training, so asks us to pray that he would be able to get a normal month's worth of work done in about half the time. He would also value prayer that they would be ready for the baby's arrival, and especially that it wouldn't come when he is away!
  • Graham asks us to pray that the Lord would continue to guide and strengthen all aspects of the ministry at St John’s throughout 2023.
  • Jackie would value prayer for the new term; that things would run smoothly in the office and that she can be a good ambassador for Christ when speaking to visitors or answering the phone.

Contacting us

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01606 872255

School Lane, Hartford, CW8 1NP


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