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Lent at St J of J

SHROVE TUESDAY pancake party, 6pm on Tuesday 5 March in the Rectory (9 Church Cres). Children and adults welcome. Followed immediately by the 7.30pm service in the church. Please bring a frying pan if you'd like to take part in the pancake race at the end...

ASH WEDNESDAY service is at 8pm on Wed 6 March. Do come along if you're free so that we can embark on Lent together.

We'll be having SOUP LENT LUNCH at 12.35pm on Fri 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12. Please sign up on the list at the back of church if you're able to make soup one Friday.

Lent Groups: During Lent, Christians are encouraged to seek out ways to grow in their discipleship. This year we have the opportunity to do this with members of other local churches, and with a great Biblical figure as our guide and companion: Abraham, flawed yet faithful friend of God. 5 sessions on Wednesday afternoons and evenings (you can choose which suits you best), starting 13 March.

We will be using Meg Warner's book 'Abraham: A journey through Lent' SPCK, 2015. We're not assuming that people will want to read or buy the book, but of course if you'd like to then please do. You can order it here (and Andrew would be glad to help if you don't have a computer), or you can order it through a bookshop:

The sessions are:

Wed 13 March, 4-5.30 & 7-8.30pm, St John of Jerusalem, South Hackney – Lauriston Rd, corner with Moulins Rd, E9 7EY

The Call: Genesis 12:1-18 & The promise: Genesis 15

Wed 20 March, 4-5.30 & 7-8.30pm, Hampden Chapel, Lauriston Road, E9 7EU

The Visitors: Genesis 18: 1-15

Wed 27 March, 4-5.30 & 7-8.30pm, Hackney Methodist Church, 219 Mare Street, E8 3QE

The 'other': Genesis 21:1-21

Wed 3 April, 4-5.30 & 7-8.30pm, Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road, E9 7PQ

The choice : Genesis 22:1-19

Wed 10 April, 4-5.30 & 7-8.30pm, St Michael & All Angels, London Fields, Lansdowne Drive, E8 3ER

The legacy: Genesis 26