Sunday August 22nd 2021, 12th Sunday after Trinity

Service live and online
10am HC service led by Eddie and Chris Orme.

Please note: The service will not be live streamed as Josh and Rob are having a break, but it will be recorded and uploaded to face book and youtube later in the day. As there will not be subtitles, please use the order of service and hymn words emailed out with these notices. You can watch the video when it is uploaded by clicking on this link:

We can all sing – but behind masks: Plans to the end of August
From our DCC the unanimous agreement was that we need to open up slowly and cautiously. We can all now sing in our services, but we ask that the congregation keep masks on, unless exempt. We will keep social distancing, hand sanitizing and cleaning after the service.

Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69

God of constant mercy,
who sent your son to save us,
remind us of your goodness,
increase your grace within us,
that our thankfulness may grow,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

Please remember in your prayers: Marion Giles, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Thelma Dean, Reg Creaser, Edith Hobson, Martin Kelland the families and friends of Brenda Edwards, Mary Levers, Robert Wooffindin, and Geoff Gratton. We also remember the family and friends of Barbara Hawley whose memorial service is at St John’s at 11am on 29th October. The Revd Paul Mellars is now back at work following Covid, but he is still tired.

Coffee after the Sunday services - 11.45am by Zoom:
We invite you to “virtual” after (or before??) service refreshments, by clicking on the link below at 11.45 am or afterwards. Please bring you own coffee or …?

Daily Prayer online has resumed for four days a week with a Thought for the Day from Chris or Tony on the other days.

The future of our Parish Hall.
We are pleased to announce that we have reached agreement in principle with Life Dronfield to begin a long term lease to them of our hall. Both St John’s and Life Dronfield will spend the next few months drawing up a full lease agreement with the expectation that Life Dronfield will begin renovations of the Hall as soon as possible. Life Dronfield will renovate and develop the Hall as a place of welcome and mission for all. We will continue to use the Hall for our office and children’s work.

Church open for private prayer
The church will be open for private prayer Wednesdays 9.30am - 4pm, Sundays 11.30-4pm

General Synod Elections 2021
Please see the separate information sheet attached to last weeks email regarding this.

Live Streaming - Rob Aldread has organised and run the live streaming since November, with wonderful help from Josh. Rob cannot keep doing all this with his choir commitments. Can you help? Rob assures us it is not too difficult. If no help is available we won’t be able to live stream every week

The Parish Office is essential to the smooth running our churches. Following the announcement that from July 19th social distancing and mask wearing will no longer be mandatory, it has been decided that to protect our staff and keep the office fully functioning, face coverings will still be required if you need to call in – thank you.

Flowers in church: we should be grateful for donations towards the flowers in church – if you would like to make a donation please speak to Jean Hobson or call her on 290452. Thank you!

Jane's Jams are back!
I have limited stock of Strawberry, Apricot, Gooseberry, Rhubarb and Ginger, Redcurrant Jelly, and quite a good amount of: Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Orange and Ginger Marmalade
Damson and Plum will follow later in the year. Please phone 01246 418511 to order. Delivery service available! All profits will be shared between the Parish Church and one other charity.

Message from Jean
Thank you very much to everyone who sent cards and messages and also
gave gifts to me recently when I officially retired as Verger at St.
Johns. I have been quite overwhelmed by the kindness of all concerned
and made me feel that I had done a worthwhile job! Now, for some leisure!
With love and best wishes from
Jean (Ruddy).

Re-pointing of Church Extension: Can you help?
Work is due to start soon and any offers of help would be greatly appreciated. No previous experience required. Refreshments will be provided
Please let Peter know if you can help.

News: As we can’t meet together as we used to do, do you have any news to share?
Please send items to the office by 9am on Wednesday.

Have you taken up any creative hobbies over the past 18 months?
We would love to share pictures of things people have created over this difficult period.
Proving that something positive has come out of this difficult time.

Alison’s artwork, I started watercolour painting again after a gap of 20 years and found it so calming when I was feeling anxious.