St John's Church, Stratford, E15
St John's Church, Stratford, London E15



THE REAL LENT CHALLENGE
Sunday 11am at St John's

LENT is a time of Challenges. We challenge ourselves to give up something, or to fast, or to spend more time in prayer. Challenges come in all sorts of ways, and this series will explore some of them.

March 05 - How do we teach the stuff we don't want to talk about? (The EDUCATION SUNDAY Challenge)
1 Timothy 1:12-20, Mark 1:29-45
Richard Aubrey, School Chaplain, will share some of his challenges.

March 12 - Esther - Challenged to rescue her people!
Esther 5:1-8, Esther 6:1-12, Esther 7:1-6, Esther 8:1-5 and 10-11
Esther faced huge challenges with courage and God's strength

March 19 - Giving - The challenge of Giving as God gives
John 3:16-17, 2 Corinthians 9:6-11, Luke 21:1-4
Our March Discipleship Dialogue faces the challenge of Christian Giving

March 26 - The Mothering Sunday Challenge
Sheva, Mother, Grandmother and Preacher shares this challenge with us

April 02 - In the steps of Jesus - The Challenge of Servanthood
Romans 12:1-8, Mark 10:32-52
"Can't get the staff", people say. Wonder if Jesus says that about us?

April 09 - PALM SUNDAY - The Challenge to do it God's Way
Luke 19:11-27, Luke 19:28-44
When Jesus was welcomed into Jerusalem, the challenge was to head for the cross, rather than accept an earthly Kingship

April 16 - EASTER SUNDAY - The Empty Tomb Challenge
Colossians 3:1-11, Matthew 28:1-10
Dead men who refuse to stay dead are a challenge on lots of different levels!

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KNOWING GOD
Sunday 18:30 at St John's

How do we know God? (The non-Christian may ask, "Do you know him at all?". It is important that Christians can answer this question confidently and intelligently).

The Bible is all about God's invitation to know him and humanity's response to his invitation. This teaching series explores the theme of Knowing God through different means, and aims draw on the wisdom of his Word to help us know God's wonder and God's love, confidently and wisely.

March 05 - Knowing God: THROUGH NATURE
Psalm 19:1-6, Acts 17:22-30, Acts 14:8-17, Romans 1:20

March 12 - Knowing God: THROUGH EXPERIENCE 1 Peter 2:1-3, 1 Corinthians 2:1-10, John 20:26-29

March 19 - Knowing God: THROUGH HIS WORD
John 5:31-47, 2 Timothy 3:14-16
(This service will offer the opportunity of Anointing)

March 26 - Knowing God: THROUGH THE WITNESS OF OTHERS
1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Acts 3:12-26, John 5:39-42

April 02 - Knowing God: THROUGH JESUS' WORDS
John 14:1-14, John 5:16-27

April 09 - Knowing God: THROUGH JESUS' ACTIONS
John 6:1-15, John 10:31-39, Matthew 21:1-17

April 16 - Knowing God: THROUGH JESUS' RESURRECTION
1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-20

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TUESDAY LUNCHTIME 1:10pm - a fast 20 minute service
FAITH IN THE CITY or How to survive the city

MARCH 07 - Faith in the city - WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE CITY
Genesis 11:1-4, Genesis 18:20-21, Genesis 19:1-11

MARCH 14 - Faith in the city - THE CHURCH IN THE CITY
Mark 1:29-34, Matthew 5:13-16, (Refer to Acts 2:1-13 - The Church was born in the City)

MARCH 21 - Faith in the city - THE CITY OF GOD
Revelation 21:1-22:5

MARCH 28 - Faith in the city - PRAYING FOR THE CITY
Jeremiah 29:1-9, 1 Timothy 2:1-6a

APRIL 04 - Faith in the city - RESTORING THE CITY - NEHEMIAH
Nehemiah 1:2-4, 2:1-9, 2:16-18, 7:1-3, 9:1-3

APRIL 11 - HOLY WEEK REFLECTION
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WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP
Round-table Bible Study, Prayer, Fellowship, fuelled by coffee and the Holy Spirit
8pm in the Cafe.

The recent Discipleship Dialogue questionnaires revealed that many people are looking for interactive bible study, prayer and fellowship during the week.

WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP offers all of these, and what better time to start than Lent - traditionally a time to spend more time with the Lord.

WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP will look at the subject of FORGIVENESS during Lent - an important subject for all of us as we seek to live at peace with each other.

MARCH 08 - Forgiveness - AN OVERVIEW
Jeremiah 31:31-34, Ezekiel 33:110-16, Hebrews 10:1-18

MARCH 15 - Forgiveness - JESUS’ TEACHING
Matthew 6:14-15, Matthew 18:21-35, Luke 23:33-35

MARCH 22 - Forgiveness - CASE STUDIES (1)
King David: 2 Samuel 12:1-13, Psalm 51
The Woman taken in adultery: John 8:1-11
The Penitent Thief: Luke 23:39-43

MARCH 29 - Forgiveness - CASE STUDIES (2)
The Apostle Peter: John 18:15-18, John 18:25-27, John 21:15-19
The Apostle Paul: 1 Timothy 1:12-17

APRIL 05 - Forgiveness - HOW DOES IT WORK OUT IN PRACTICE?
Colossians 3:12-17, Matthew 18:15-22

APRIL 12 - HOLY WEEK CELEBRATION

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THURSDAY LUNCHTIME - 12:40pm Holy Communion.

02 MARCH - TEMPTATION - MORE THAN JUST CHOCOLATE
Genesis 2:7-9, Genesis 3:1-9, Matthew 4:1-11

09 MARCH - FAITH - NOT JUST FOR SUNDAYS
James 2:14-26, Matthew 15:21-28

16 MARCH - REPENTANCE - DUMPING THE SIN
1 John 1:8-10, Luke 3:1-6

23 MARCH - ENDURANCE - HOW TO STICK WITH JESUS
Romans 8:18-25, Luke 9:51-end

30 MARCH - PRAYER - KEEPING IN TOUCH
1 Thessalonians 5:15-25, Luke 11:1-13

06 APRIL - THE CROSS - MORE THAN AN ORNAMENT
1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Mark 8:27-38

13 APRIL - MAUNDY THURSDAY

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