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Sunday 10 October 2021

Please take a look at our Black History Month exhibition - in the church. Thank you so much to those who have been willing to be interviewed, and to those who have carried out the interviews. In choosing to celebrate six lives, we're very aware that we miss many people out. For that reason there are some cards at the back of church. If people would like to write their names on the cards and any key information they'd like to put down, do please add them to the Black History Month board at the back of church.

We've also had a very kind offer from Barbara Altounyan to record some life stories if people would like to follow that up. The recordings will become their property. If you'd like to have your story recorded please contact Barbara on 07712 534 399 or barbara@thehospicebiographers.com

Shana would like to start up a club for our young people, but she needs a second adult. To find out more, please speak with Shana.

Our Friday Eucharist (Communion Service) is now at 12 noon every Friday.

Thank you to the members of the gardening group who were working in the churchyard yesterday! If you'd like join them, please sign the list at the back of church.

Free Will Offering yellow envelopes for the year ahead are available to collect at the back of church. Please could you print your name next to the envelope number you are collecting (or cross your name off the list if you no longer wish to donate using this scheme). Standing Order forms are also available.

Our All Souls Day service will be at 7pm on Tues 2 November. If there are names you would like read out at this service please sign the list at the back of church.

We are going to be holding a Bible Study on the Book of Ruth (theme: borders and belongings) on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. The first session will be Tuesday 19 Oct in church. Six sessions in total ending on 30 Nov. On 2 Nov there will be the All Souls Day service at 7pm in the place of Bible study. All very welcome!

We are receiving donations to support Hackney Foodbank. It would be great if we could all stick to the list of things they need (& please check sell by dates): Tinned corned beef. Tinned soup. Tinned mackerel. Tinned tuna. Biscuits. Jars of curry sauce. Long life fruit juice. Long life UHT milk. Also: Nappies, size 6&7. Baby wipes. Washing up liquid. Bars of soap. Deodorant. Shampoo. Toothbrushes. Toothpaste. Washing detergent powder/tabs.

Today and every Sunday there is Evening Prayer at 4pm.

Mon-Sat Morning Prayer is at 9am and Evening Prayer is at 5pm (except for Bank Holidays). Morning and Evening Prayer lasts for approximately 25 mins. You would be very welcome to come and join us.

If you would like to sing with Victoria at 7pm on a Wednesday, you would be very welcome. On Wednesdays, please use the side, kitchen door (rather than the main entrance).

The next church cleaning will be Sat 6 November, 9.30-11.30am.

We're looking for more volunteers to either assist with or lead Junior Church on Sunday mornings. If you'd like to know more, please speak with Estelle.

Films of our worship. The church now has a YouTube channel. If ever you want to see recordings of our worship please search YouTube for 'St J of J' . Whichever film from the church you land on, if you then click on the Maltese cross it will take you to the page which includes all the films of our worship. They can also be reached via our website - www.sjoj.co.uk

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