What’s On

SERVICE ROTA

For a complete listing of the Service Rota click on the link below.

The rota includes all detail of each individual service including the type of service; preacher, the leader and also details of the readings together with the names of those designated to read, plus sidespeople and welcomers.

Please click here.

Notes have also been drawn up by the Revd Liz Chamberlain, which give some helpful hints and tips click here. Of these hints and tips particular attention is drawn to the following:

The Microphone – please do make sure you move it to be in front of your mouth. This is particularly important is you follow someone who might be significantly taller (or shorter) than you. As the notes say you can’t damage the microphone – unless you take a sledgehammer to it!

Readers and Pray-ers

• Readings are normally taken from the Good News Bible.
If you decide to use a different version, please let Mary Wilson know which version you have chosen as she needs to prepare the screen script on the preceding Wednesday morning and possibly add the text to the Newsletter.
• Find your Reading in the lectern Bible before the service; mark it with one of the bookmarks.
• There is often a hymn immediately before a Reading or the Prayers. Move to the lectern during the last verse of the hymn so that you are in place to begin the reading soon after the hymn finishes. It will also give you time to ….
• Move the microphone to the correct angle before you begin to read so that you are speaking directly into it – but not too close. (You can’t break it … and it won’t bite!)
• Even using the microphone you will need to speak up. Don’t drop the level of your voice, particularly at the end of a sentence.
• If you are a Reader, please remember to prepare a short introduction to your reading; two or three sentences are sufficient.
• Take your time as you read. Even though people in the congregation will probably be following the reading on screen you need to give them time to absorb what you are reading.
• If you are reading the Gospel (the 2nd. Reading in the 10.45am Holy Communion Service) –
a suggested opening pattern might be: –
You say: ‘The Gospel reading comes from St. _____’s Gospel, Chapter ______,
verses ________________.
Your introductory sentence/s.
Then –
You say: ‘Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. __________’
The congregation responds: ‘Glory to you, O Lord’
Then at the end of the Gospel reading: –
You say: ‘This is the Gospel of the Lord’
The congregation responds: ‘Praise to you, O Christ’Announcing the Gospel

… and a note from Liz:-
To those reading scripture in services.
As you know we present the bible readings on the screen for people to follow. The default translation is The Good News version. If you intend to read from a different translation could you let Mary know and she will ensure that the translation being used is shown. More importantly though, please could you check with the preacher that the translation you intend to use is compatible with their sermon/talk. There are some significant differences between translations and it might water down a sermon if the translation read out doesn’t contain the same phrases as the one used to prepare the talk.

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Early Birds 9:30 am
Early Birds @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Early Birds has all the usual fun with games, music and Bible stories with Carol and Ian Law leading.
Morning Worship 10:45 am
Morning Worship @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Oct 3 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Morning Worship is today led by Carol Law who is also preaching.    
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Early Birds 9:30 am
Early Birds @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Early Birds has all the usual fun with games, music and Bible stories.
Harvest Service 10:45 am
Harvest Service @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Oct 10 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
We are back in church for our Harvest Service led by Di Proctoer with the Revd John Aston preaching.    
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Early Birds 9:30 am
Early Birds @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Early Birds has all the usual fun with games, music and Bible stories.
Morning Worship 9:30 am
Morning Worship @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
A new style of Morning Worship bringing all church congregations together.    
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Early Birds 9:30 am
Early Birds @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Early Birds has all the usual fun with games, music and Bible stories.
Holy Communion 10:45 am
Holy Communion @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Oct 24 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Communion today is led by Revd Liz Chamberlain with the Alan Bateman giving the sermon.        
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Early Birds 9:30 am
Early Birds @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Early Birds has all the usual fun with games, music and Bible stories.
Joint Service 10:45 am
Joint Service @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Oct 31 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
The congretaions of St Peter’s Stonnall and St John the Baptist, Shenstone, join together for this Communion Service led by the Revd Graham Wigley with Revd Liz Chamberlain preaching.
Thanksgiving & Remembering Service 6:00 pm
Thanksgiving & Remembering Service @ St John's Church, Shenstone
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A service of reflection an d rememberance for those who are no longer with us.      
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