Sunday March 20th 2022, The Third Sunday of Lent

Services for Sunday 20th March 2022
   10.00am Worship Together Service led by Revd Ian Webb
  12noon Baptism Service, we welcome the family and friends of Bronagh Goult-McTigue.
Forthcoming Services  
  Wednesday 23rd March 10.00am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Ian Webb
  Sunday 27th March 10.00am Holy Communion Service led by Revd Joel Bird.

ST JOHN’S AGM SUNDAY 3rd APRIL 2022 (after morning service)
ELECTORAL ROLL - this year we are updating our Church Electoral Roll.
 If you are not on and would like to be, please complete the application form at the back of church and return to the church office as soon as possible.

NOMINATION OF Churchwardens, DCC Members, PCC, CTDD & Deanery Synod Representatives Please complete a form for nomination to any of the above positions and return to the church office as soon as possible. Due to our interregnum and covid we are looking for volunteers to fill these important roles.

Reading  Luke 13:1-9

Eternal God,
give us insight,
to discern your will for us,
to give up what harms us,
and to seek the perfection we are promised
in Jesus Christ our Lord.. AMEN

Prayer for the Dronfield with Holmesfield team.
Dear Mighty God,
We pray at this time for those who make decisions about a new Rector, to find
the right person.
We hope that this person will be understanding, kind, enthusiastic,
and inspiring for the local community, our team of five churches and our school. Amen 
Worship Council Kids at St Andrew’s church school.

CTDD joint evening service at 6.30pm this coming Sunday 20th March. It is at St Mary’s Unstone. We will again be focussing our prayers for the people of Ukraine. 

Please remember in your prayers: Sally MacLaurin, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Edith Hobson, Joan Jones, Malcolm Styan, Faye Jowle, Emily and Rodger, father of Revd Paul Mellars, Paul and his family.  Sadly Doreen Roebuck (a member of our church choir for many years) died overnight 10th/11th March, she will be sadly missed, please remember her family and friends in your prayers. Funeral details to follow.

Church Group Reports for AGM 3rd  April If you are a leader of any church group, can you please send a very short Report as soon as possible. Please send only a couple of sentences, précis who you are and what you have done since June 2021. Due to interregnum we have a very short time to pull together before AGM.

SATURDAY COFFEE MORNINGS - 2nd APRIL 2022 10.00am - 12noon

We are happy to announce that our Saturday Coffee Mornings will recommence monthly on the first Saturday of each month from 2nd April.  We hope to  be able to provide Bacon Sandwiches as well as Toasted Teacakes, together with the usual Tea, Coffee and Biscuits.  
Raffle, bric a brac etc and other suggestions much appreciated.
Do come and join us.

Coffee after the Sunday services – 11.45am by Zoom

We invite you to “virtual” after service refreshments, by clicking on the link in the notices sheet at 11.45 am or afterwards. Please bring you own coffee or …?

Church open for private prayer The church will be open for private prayer every day  9.30am - 4.00pm. Volunteers for the unlocking and locking rota are needed URGENTLY. Please contact the Parish Office if this is something you could help with 412328.

Parish Office opening hours The office is open to visitors Wednesday to Friday  9.30am –12.00noon.

Easter Lilies If anyone would like an Easter Lily in memory of a loved one, please let Jean Hobson have the name and £3 towards the cost of the Lilies and Jean will enter the person’s name into the Easter Memory Book. 

Christian Aid Lent Appeal There are now the usual loose-change boxes at the back of church; please do take one and although Christian Aid are not asking us to give towards a specific project this year, there remains so much need around the world for us to help remedy with our giving and our prayers, of course. The Christian Aid Committee are also manning a book stall at the town market on the morning of Thursday 24 March; if you have any books for us to sell, please let me know or drop them off at the parish office. Many thanks. Derek

The ‘Feast of Flowers’ is to go ahead this year on the weekend of the 1st to the 3rd July. The theme is ‘Celebration’. There are many ways you can be involved in this event from flower arranging to helping with refreshments, running a stall, or welcoming people to our church, your help would be really appreciated. Please contact the office if you would like to be involved on 412328 or email at

Organ Recital. The next ‘Wednesday at Eight Organ Recital’ will be on April 6th and Nigel Gotteri will be playing. Admission is free and refreshments are provided. There will be a retiring collection for church funds.

Pray Vigil at St Paul’s Methodist on Sunday 20th March between 2.00pm-3.00pm to which all are welcome. Lee Rowley will be present to share our concerns, hear what is being done locally, how we can help and hopefully give us up to date Governmental support for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.

Intercessions are once again to be taken by church members from April.  If anyone would like to offer their time to do intercessions please speak to Chris Williams for more details.  Thank you.

Chattabox and Little Fishes are having a Saturday Service on 2nd April at 4.00pm at St Mary’s Unstone.  We will be performing a Palm Sunday play, having a few songs, prayers and craft activities. Refreshments will be served afterwards and everyone is welcome. Please join us for this fun service.