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St Johns Church Harpenden
October 2021

Saturday 2nd October 2021 11:00Church open for Private Prayer
Sunday 3rd October 2021 Harvest Festival
08:00Holy Communion

(in the Lady Chapel, no hymns).

09:30Harvest All Age service (live streamed + in Church)

This week we will be giving thanks for the fullness of creation

This week's service is for an in-Church and an online congregation (all welcome, including visitors). 

Tim writes: I hope you will join us this Sunday either, in-person or online, for our All Age Harvest Festival. If you come in person don't forget either a card / some cash or something for the foodbank. We are looking forward to welcoming families as well as our Rainbows and Brownies to this service. If you don't feel ready for a busier than normal service, then we have a quieter 8am Communion, and a Sung Evensong at 6.30pm (with our choir present for the first time in 18 months).  Coffee has again resumed after the 9.30am service, and I hope you can stay so that I can get to know you all

If you are coming to Church, we have concluded that we will retain mask wearing and social distancing during services; we will keep the Church well ventilated and restart inside congregational hymn singing - more on our current arrangements page

If you are watching online, the link to watch the service is youtu.be/3_Hu5T02Fu0 - either live at 9:30am or anytime afterwards (alternatively: via our Channel).

The Order for the Service (PDF) is available online - this includes the words for the hymns and the Readings and our Church at Home written materials contain the readings and the Parish Prayers.

The links to the online service and to the resources are also in our weekly email update. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here.

10:30Coffee Time

We have a 'Coffee Time' in the Church Hall immediately after the service.

We are as keen that our Visitors for the day join us as our regulars, so do please join us.

11:00Church Open for Private Prayer
16:00Faith & Light
18:30Harvest Sung Evensong

This will take place In Church (and will not be live streamed), with our choir present for the first time in 18 months

It will be followed by drinks

Monday 4th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

Tuesday 5th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

Wednesday 6th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
11:00Holy Communion

A said service without Hymns

17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

17:30Mothers' Union meeting beginning with the Eucharist

Mothers' Union meeting in the Lady Chapel beginning with the Eucharist, and a short talk from Revd Tim.

Thursday 7th October 2021 Weekly Day of Prayer

As we journey on through this pandemic, we might wonder what next for the church and St John's? We begin of course in prayer. I'd like to invite you to join us every Thursday for the next 8 weeks, either in church (9.30am or 5pm), online (9.30am on Zoom or 10pm on Facebook @stjohnsAl5), at home or on your way to work as we spend time praying for our Parish and what God might be calling us to do. Revd Tim has written a prayer to help us, and each day a special intention. More details can be found in this flyer.

09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

22:00Compline (online only)

As we journey on through this pandemic, we might wonder what next for the church and St John's? We begin of course in prayer. I'd like to invite you to join us every Thursday for the next 8 weeks, either in church (9.30am or 5pm), online (9.30am on Zoom) or 10pm on Facebook @stjohnsAl5) for Compline at home or on your way to work as we spend time praying for our Parish and what God might be calling us to do. Revd Tim has written a prayer to help us, and each day a special intention. More details can be found in this flyer.

Saturday 9th October 2021 10:00Prayer Walk - 30 / 45 minutes, followed by a hot drink

As well as spending extra time praying for our church and our world, we are also called to notice what is happening around us. Over the course of 7 weeks, Revd Tim is going to undertake prayer walks around the parish, with the aim of walking every street. Meeting at St John's at 10am, we will walk for about 30-45 minutes and finish with a hot drink at the vicarage as we share what we have noticed. If you cant make it, why not undertake a prayer walk where you live (ask Revd Tim if you are not sure how to do this) and let us know what you hear.

11:00Church open for Private Prayer
Sunday 10th October 2021 09:30The Parish Eucharist for the 19th Sunday after Trinity

This week's service is for an in-Church and an online congregation (all welcome, including visitors); our President will be our Vicar Tim and the Preacher is David Nye. 

If you are coming to Church, we ask that you wear a mask mobing around church and when singing and respect the social distancing wants of others; we will keep the Church well ventilated - more on our current arrangements page

If you are watching online, the link to watch the service is yoyoutu.be/IngKEAeHCjo - either live at 9:30am or anytime afterwards (alternatively: via our Channel).

The Order for the Service (PDF) is available online - this includes the words for the hymns and the Readings and our Church at Home written materials contain the readings and the Parish Prayers.

The links to the online service and to the resources are also in our weekly email update. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here.

10:30Coffee Time

We have a 'Coffee Time' in the Church Hall immediately after the service.

We are as keen that our Visitors for the day join us as our regulars, so do please join us.

11:00Church Open for Private Prayer
Monday 11th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

Tuesday 12th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

Wednesday 13th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
11:00Holy Communion

A said service without Hymns

17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

Thursday 14th October 2021 Weekly Day of Prayer

As we journey on through this pandemic, we might wonder what next for the church and St John's? We begin of course in prayer. I'd like to invite you to join us every Thursday for the next 8 weeks, either in church (9.30am or 5pm), online (9.30am on Zoom or 10pm on Facebook @stjohnsAl5), at home or on your way to work as we spend time praying for our Parish and what God might be calling us to do. Revd Tim has written a prayer to help us, and each day a special intention. More details can be found in this flyer.

09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

22:00Compline (online only)

As we journey on through this pandemic, we might wonder what next for the church and St John's? We begin of course in prayer. I'd like to invite you to join us every Thursday for the next 8 weeks, either in church (9.30am or 5pm), online (9.30am on Zoom) or 10pm on Facebook @stjohnsAl5) for Compline at home or on your way to work as we spend time praying for our Parish and what God might be calling us to do. Revd Tim has written a prayer to help us, and each day a special intention. More details can be found in this flyer.

Saturday 16th October 2021 10:00Prayer Walk - 30 / 45 minutes, followed by a hot drink

As well as spending extra time praying for our church and our world, we are also called to notice what is happening around us. Over the course of 7 weeks, Revd Tim is going to undertake prayer walks around the parish, with the aim of walking every street. Meeting at St John's at 10am, we will walk for about 30-45 minutes and finish with a hot drink at the vicarage as we share what we have noticed. If you cant make it, why not undertake a prayer walk where you live (ask Revd Tim if you are not sure how to do this) and let us know what you hear.

10:00Church open for Private Prayer
Sunday 17th October 2021 09:30Parish Eucharist for St Luke followed by Healing Prayers

This week's service is for an in-Church and an online congregation (all welcome, including visitors); our President & Preacher will be our Vicar Tim .

If you are watching online, the link to watch the service is yoyoutu.be/IngKEAeHCjo - either live at 9:30am or anytime afterwards (alternatively: via our Channel).

The service will be followed by prayers for healing and anointing in the Lady Chapel (this element will not be live streamed).

If you are coming to Church, we ask that you wear a mask moving around church and when singing and respect the social distancing wants of others; we will keep the Church well ventilated - more on our current arrangements page

The Order for the Service (PDF) is available online - this includes the words for the hymns and the Readings and there is also a reflection available.

The links to the online service and to the resources are also in our weekly email update. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here.

10:30Coffee Time

We have a 'Coffee Time' in the Church Hall immediately after the service.

We are as keen that our Visitors for the day join us as our regulars, so do please join us.

11:00Church Open for Private Prayer
16:00Family Service (with afternoon tea first)

A service designed especially for children and their parents/carers (though all ages are welcome!) - in church.  Do come along, bringing children young and old.

There is likely to be a BYO afternoon tea first - to be conifrmed nearer the time.

18:30Deanery Evensong St Nicholas, Harpenden
Monday 18th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

Tuesday 19th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

Wednesday 20th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
11:00Holy Communion

A said service without Hymns

17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

Thursday 21st October 2021 Weekly Day of Prayer

As we journey on through this pandemic, we might wonder what next for the church and St John's? We begin of course in prayer. I'd like to invite you to join us every Thursday for the next 8 weeks, either in church (9.30am or 5pm), online (9.30am on Zoom or 10pm on Facebook @stjohnsAl5), at home or on your way to work as we spend time praying for our Parish and what God might be calling us to do. Revd Tim has written a prayer to help us, and each day a special intention. More details can be found in this flyer.

09:30Morning Prayer (in Church and online)

We hold our morning prayer as a hybrid service - in-person in Church or online using Zoom; there are two options for obtaining the link for this:

  1. It is in our weekly email updates. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here (and choose '2' to get the link immediately).
  2. Ask for the link by email.

For the Zoom online service, there is no need to have any books, everything will be on the screen (for a good size of text it is recommended to use a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone). 

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

22:00Compline (online only)

As we journey on through this pandemic, we might wonder what next for the church and St John's? We begin of course in prayer. I'd like to invite you to join us every Thursday for the next 8 weeks, either in church (9.30am or 5pm), online (9.30am on Zoom) or 10pm on Facebook @stjohnsAl5) for Compline at home or on your way to work as we spend time praying for our Parish and what God might be calling us to do. Revd Tim has written a prayer to help us, and each day a special intention. More details can be found in this flyer.

Saturday 23rd October 2021 10:00Church open for Private Prayer
Sunday 24th October 2021 09:30Our Parish Eucharist

This week's service is for an in-Church and an online congregation (all welcome, including visitors); we have a guest President & Preacher - Bishop Stephen Venner ~ our thanks to him for leading us at this service.

If you are watching online, the link to watch the service is youtu.be/5U1OisGch14 - either live at 9:30am or anytime afterwards (alternatively: via our Channel).

If you are coming to Church, we ask that you wear a mask moving around church and when singing and respect the social distancing wants of others; we will keep the Church well ventilated - more on our current arrangements page

The Order for the Service (PDF) is available online - this includes the words for the hymns and the Readings and there is also a reflection available.

The links to the online service and to the resources are also in our weekly email update. To be added to future updates, please subscribe here.

10:30Coffee Time

We have a 'Coffee Time' in the Church Hall immediately after the service.

We are as keen that our Visitors for the day join us as our regulars, so do please join us.

11:00Church Open for Private Prayer
Monday 25th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church only this week)

This week Morning Prayer is taking place only in Church.  Next week we return to our normal hybrid arrangement - in Church & online

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

Tuesday 26th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church only this week)

This week Morning Prayer is taking place only in Church.  Next week we return to our normal hybrid arrangement - in Church & online

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

Wednesday 27th October 2021 09:30Morning Prayer (in Church only this week)

This week Morning Prayer is taking place only in Church.  Next week we return to our normal hybrid arrangement - in Church & online

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
11:00Holy Communion

A said service without Hymns

17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

Thursday 28th October 2021 Weekly Day of Prayer

As we journey on through this pandemic, we might wonder what next for the church and St John's? We begin of course in prayer. I'd like to invite you to join us every Thursday for the next 8 weeks, either in church (9.30am or 5pm), online (9.30am on Zoom or 10pm on Facebook @stjohnsAl5), at home or on your way to work as we spend time praying for our Parish and what God might be calling us to do. Revd Tim has written a prayer to help us, and each day a special intention. More details can be found in this flyer.

09:30Morning Prayer (in Church only this week)

This week Morning Prayer is taking place only in Church.  Next week we return to our normal hybrid arrangement - in Church & online

10:00Church Open for Private Prayer
17:00Evening Prayer in Church

Please join us in Church for our short Evening Prayer each evening Monday to Thursday

22:00Compline (online only)

As we journey on through this pandemic, we might wonder what next for the church and St John's? We begin of course in prayer. I'd like to invite you to join us every Thursday for the next 8 weeks, either in church (9.30am or 5pm), online (9.30am on Zoom) or 10pm on Facebook @stjohnsAl5) for Compline at home or on your way to work as we spend time praying for our Parish and what God might be calling us to do. Revd Tim has written a prayer to help us, and each day a special intention. More details can be found in this flyer.

Friday 29th October 2021 15:00Tea @ 3

Held on the last Friday of the month at 3pm in the Church Hall, it is an opportunity to meet for a chat over a cup of tea, homemade sandwiches and cakes, to catch up with old friends and make new ones.  Everyone is very welcome, so we would love to see you if you feel able to attend - lifts can be arranged where necessary.  For more information please contact Margaret Creighton.

Saturday 30th October 2021 10:00Prayer Walk - 30 / 45 minutes, followed by a hot drink

As well as spending extra time praying for our church and our world, we are also called to notice what is happening around us. Over the course of 7 weeks, Revd Tim is going to undertake prayer walks around the parish, with the aim of walking every street. Meeting at St John's at 10am, we will walk for about 30-45 minutes and finish with a hot drink at the vicarage as we share what we have noticed. If you cant make it, why not undertake a prayer walk where you live (ask Revd Tim if you are not sure how to do this) and let us know what you hear.

10:00Church open for Private Prayer
Sunday 31st October 2021 All Saints/All Souls Sunday
09:30Parish Eucharist (live streamed + in Church)

Our service this week is planned for online viewing and an in-Church congregation. Check back nearer the time for our finalised arrangements and the link for watching the live stream etc - or sign up to our newsletter to receive the detail in your inbox.

In the meantime, please check out our YouTube channel to catch up on previous live streamed and pre-recorded services.

10:30Coffee Time

We have a 'Coffee Time' in the Church Hall immediately after the service.

We are as keen that our Visitors for the day join us as our regulars, so do please join us.

11:00Church Open for Private Prayer
11:30Baptism of Grace Alison Crockford
15:00All Souls' Memorial Service

We holdi our Annual Memorial Service where we remember all those we love but see no longer. All are invited. This service will be followed by refreshments in the Parish Hall. If you would like the name of a loved one remembered, either email the office or there is a sign up sheet in Church. Our annual Service to commemorate the Faithful Departed, followed by refreshments in the hall.