A very warm welcome to St John’s, Walton!
We’re a lively, friendly church seeking to “Know Jesus and make Him known” through being a “Community for the Community.” It would be great to welcome you in person at one of our Sunday services or Tuesday service and lunch.
Whether you’re looking for information on room bookings (we have a fantastic range of rooms that we love to see used by the community), or what we have going on during the week, our weekly Bulletin, our children and young peoples’ work, etc, you should find it all here!
If you can’t find what you want on this website please let us know by contacting the church office – details are at the bottom of this webpage after our current Bulletin letter.
Our regular Sunday morning services....
9.00 am Holy Communion
10.45 am Family Celebration
This Sunday we remember the Baptism of Jesus. That calls us to think about our baptism and what it means, and why Jesus even wanted to be baptised. That’s really a big question which we will be exploring in the sermon at our 9am service, and in a much more interactive way during the whole All Age service at 10:45am; expect the unexpected!
Baptism marks the beginning of a journey with God, which continues for the rest of our lives, the first step in response to God’s love. For all involved, particularly the people being baptised, it’s a joyful moment when we rejoice in what God has done for us in Christ, making serious promises and declaring the faith.
If you have never been baptised and you really feel either you are being drawn to follow Jesus, or you haven't yet marked a decision you've already made to follow Him, talk to Nick or Julie or any other member of the clergy team who will be happy to pray with you and prepare you for it. Or if you are over 12 and were baptised as a baby as most of us have, and since then you have become alive in your faith in Jesus, it might be time for you to talk about Confirmation. Either way it’s important for reasons which you will hear about in the services this weekend.
You can talk with me, or with any of the ministry team about arranging to be baptised whenever that you feel you are ready, and your baptism can take place pretty much anytime in the year.
But every one of us are valued members of the St John’s family whether or not you have been baptised, as we grow together in Jesus.
God bless, Nick