Mid-Week Update from St Johns

Date: June 3, 2020

Hello all,

Firstly, thanks to all those who have so kindly responded to our various
requests for money in the last few emails, it is so much appreciated – and
I have a little update about Yunghee’s leaving present: St Mary’s are
provisionally organising a BBQ lunch/drinks on Sunday 23rd August 12.30pm
(that’s Yunghee’s last weekend in Thornton Rd) and we’ve all been invited
to go along as well.  I imagine we will let them know numbers nearer the
time, and of course it will also depend on what’s allowed with outdoor
gatherings etc by then, but we thought we would pencil that date in to give
Yunghee her leaving present which leaves plenty more time if anyone would
still like to contribute – details copied below from Rachel’s original
email to save you searching through –

*If you would be minded to make a donation to a leaving gift for Yunghee,
please email Rachel (admin@stjohnswimbledon.co.uk
<mailto:admin@stjohnswimbledon.co.uk>)  or you can make a direct
contribution to the St Johns Bank Account, Sort Code 60-24-07 Account
Number 50022903; please ensure you quote REF :- YUNGHEE.

*Actually, it’s a bit of a week of invitations from that point of view – as
we’ve also been invited to Yunghee’s licensing service in Battersea – it’s
this Sunday at 10am.  The service is on Zoom, and this is the link.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87561604111?pwd=WlZ4WVNwd2ljSzAxa1JjTExybzhBUT09

Fortunately Stephen uploads our own service on Saturday evening, so you
could listen to that a bit earlier (or later!) if you want to hear both.

*An idea for the Xmas Fair* (*if we can hold one*)
The last few times I have walked past Waitrose on Alexandra Road, I have
noticed these rather lovely poppies, which I am determined will grow in my
own garden next year.  I think I may ‘accidentally’ shake a few seeds into
an envelope to see if it will work…. But it got me thinking, that maybe
anyone who has flowers that go to seed in their garden, might take a piccie
while they are in bloom, and then harvest the seeds when they are ready.
We can then make up little seed packets at the Thursday crafting groups
(again *if*…) with a label showing the flower photo and giving the plant
name, and perhaps whose garden it came from, just to make it more
personal(?).  Even if we don’t have a fair, it might be an interesting way
to raise some money, and swap flowers between our gardens.

Just so I have an idea of whether we would get enough different seeds,
could you possibly email me if you think you would be able to/would like to
collect seeds?  Thanks!

Graham sent me some lovely pics of the flowers in the Crofts garden;
everywhere is looking so much more summery now isn’t it!

Crofts Flowers June 2020.pdf
<https://cdn.filestackcontent.com/foKKgi7cQIyPpF3DLELd>

And look – we have our first glimmers of a strawberry…

*The Bird Puzzle*
If anyone is desperate for answers, please email me as, with a combo of the
whole family and the British Book of Birds, we now have  the solutions.

*St John’s Annual Report*
Rachel will be issuing the annual report tomorrow, so don’t worry about the
forecast rain, there will be plenty of reading to keep you busy!

*Any help needed?*
As ever, if anyone is struggling with anything, or needs anything
collecting or dropping off while they are isolating, please let me know and
we’ll try and get round to you asap to help –

Jane

Service times

Sunday

8:30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:15am Sung Eucharist

2nd Sunday of the month

10:15am All Welcome Service