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What's on - 3 March 2019 onwards

Pizza party - Today! - 3 March, 12-2pm in Prideaux House for the younger members of the church recently confirmed (Esther, Ashley, Chantelle, Cheryle, Devon, Sapphire, Jasmine, Alexander).

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: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Abraham-Journey-Through-Lent-Book/dp/0281074895

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

Thank you to everyone involved in church cleaning yesterday. The next church cleaning is Sat 6 April, 9.30-11.30am.

Folk guitarist Margot Weidemann will be giving a concert in our church on March 16th at 7pm. Early bird tickets - £5; regular admission £8.50. For tickets, please go to eventbrite.com (and search for 'Margot live at St John of Jerusalem'). Please save the date.

Please could EVERYONE do a new electoral roll form - even if you did it last year, or in previous years.

Please make sure to SIGN and date the form, and only tick one box. If you want to check whether you live in the parish, please see the parish map on the table. You don't need to do one if you are under 16.

The revision began on 27 January '19 and will run until Friday 22 March '19. You can join the electoral roll if you are baptised, over 16 and (1) you are a member of the C of E and are resident in the parish (2) if you are not resident in the parish but have worshipped in this church for more than six months (3) if you are a member of a church which subscribes to the Doctrine of the Trinity, and you are prepared to declare yourself to be a member of the Church of England and have worshipped with us for more than six months.

During Lent we'll be fundraising for the Diocesan Lent Appeal which this year is supporting charities working to end Modern Day Slavery in London: Ella's Home, Kalayaan, Love 146, Tamar, The Rise Project (The Children's Society), Capital Mass.

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