Living Praise

At our Living Praise service this morning, we used our bodies, voices, banners and instruments to really praise the Living God. 📯🎶   The church was filled with beautiful flower decorations. As the congregation arrived they each chose a flower, and together we made this arrangement which wonderfully represents our individuality coming together to praise God as one. 🎉   “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” ~ Psalm 150 v 6 The next Read more…

Making St John’s richer

Gemma Gill, lovely wife of Alec our associate vicar, has given me permission to share this here. “I’m all for raising awareness,” she says. “THIS! Every week I wrestle with ‘would it not just be easier to stay at home…..? This was today’s experience :- -I had to break it to Caleb that there were no children’s groups but there were games in the hall, immediately storms off screaming and shouting he’s not going. – Read more…

Bubbles learn about prayer

The theme for our Bubbles Sunday Club this week was prayer. The children talked about:- standing, sitting, jumping and lying down to pray. What prayer might look, smell and sound like to God who loves it when we pray to Him. We thought it might be like a fizzy Vitamin C tablet in a jar.             We praised God with bubbles, music and ribbons. The children decorated Prayer Mats to Read more…

Welcome to the family!

On Sunday 16th in the evening we had one of those special occasions when we could welcome new members to our church family. The jolly Bishop of Dorchester, recently returned from his well-earned break after filling in until Bishop Steven came to Oxford, took the service in his usual relaxed way. In all eleven people were baptised and/or confirmed. It was nice to see all generations responding to God’s love and making the commitment to Read more…

In conversation with Jesus

What is your response when Jesus asks you: ”Why are you worried about your life? What you will eat and drink and what you will wear?”  Matthew 6 vs 25-33 As you consider your answer to the question remember that Jesus also said: ”Don’t worry about these things, your Heavenly Father knows what you need.”

GroW (Grove and Wantage Family Community Group)

GroW (Grove and Wantage Family Community Group) recently featured in the Oxfordshire Guardian following the official launch of the group at St John’s Church Hall. You can read the article here: www.oxfordshireguardian.co.uk/groups-help-for-parents/.  For more information on GroW visit growfamilies.co.uk or get in touch at facebook.com/growfamilies.