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Noitces for Sunday 9th September 2018

Welcome to St Michael’s Church

Notices for Sunday 9th September

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP & THANKSGIVING: Our service this morning is led by Matthew and he starts a new sermon series ’What Christians Believe’ beginning with ’God IS there and he matters’  Psalm 8 and John 17:20-26.  We offer a warm welcome to Marc & Kristine, family and friends,  who bring Archie to his special service of thanksgiving.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION:  A warm welcome to our service this evening led by Matthew.

PRAYERS: Please continue to prayer for the family and friends of Gillian Hornby, who sadly passed away recently.  Gillian was a member of our church for many many years. She will be sadly missed.


  • Wisdom for new leader of Pakistan Imran Khan
  • The Rohingya refugee crisis one year on
  • While our children start a new year at school we thank God for the safe child play spaces set up in the camps by Tearfund to help with emotional healing.

100 DAYS OF PEACE + HOPE.  November 11th 2018 sees the hundredth     anniversary of the end of the First World War.  For 100 days leading up to this date (from 4th August) the national ‘Remembrance 100’ campaign encourages people across our nation to pray for peace.  100 churches across Telford will each lead prayer on one of these days.  St Michael’s will be open TODAY 9am – 8pm (except during church services) if you wish to pop in..

The next at7 service at Market Drayton Methodist Church takes place this evening when guest speaker will be Simon Edwards, founder of Walk              Ministries. www.walkministries.org.uk

SERVICE LEADING TEAM meet TOMORROW evening 7.30pm at Matthew’s

SUB:ZERO Youth Café is 10 Years old: To members and leaders old and new.  We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating sub:Zero’s 10th anniversary on Friday 14th September at 4pm.

ST MICHAEL’S PCC meets next on Monday 17th September 7.30pm in church.

THE GALLERY SINGERS present their 100th concert at Holy Trinity Church in Much Wenlock on Saturday 22nd September 7.30pm in aid of Alzheimer’s    Research UK Shropshire.  Tickets £8 from Andy 07968906446 or on the door.

CELEBRATING TELFORD 50@ST MATTHEW’S:  Saturday 22nd 11- 2pm & 6pm community art, photographs, audio-visual display, children’s activities , quiz. Saturday 22nd 7.30pm an evening of light music with a local        community choir. Light refreshments and Sunday 23rd 3pm  Eucharist with the Bishop of Lichfield, celebrating feast of St Matthew, giving thanks for our new facilities and Telford 50! Followed by tea & cake. Entrance free to all events.

WANTED PLEASE: Donations of unwanted clean clothes for a CAP client event (all shapes and sizes, ages and genders). Please bring your collection to Dawley Baptist church on Wednesday 3rd October between 2 & 4pm or to St John’s on 30th September. Contact Marcelle Kite 07969 312229 or Jane Preston 07910 779345 for further details.

A CONCERT BY ST MICHAEL’S CHOIR takes place on Sunday 7th October at 3.30pm.  Programme including Danny Boy, Can you feel the love tonight, I have a dream, food Glorious Food and much more.  Admission is free.

FREE TO BE – AN EVENT FOR CHRISTIAN WOMEN takes place on     Tuesday 9th October 7.30pm at Swan Bank Church, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 2AA.  Tickets are £4 available from 029 2081 0800 or cff.org.uk/freetobe.  See poster for details.

“We All Have A Story” – A day for Men organised by New Wine.  Saturday 13th October 9.15am – 4pm at Liverpool Cathedral.  Speakers include Carl Beech, Steve Legg, Bill Bygroves, Phil Emmerson and Jennifer Rees Larcombe.  A group of us are intending to go. Men’s breakfast at the White House will still run on that day.  If you are interested in going to Liverpool please let Matthew or    Lesley know.  The cost is £17.00 if booked before 9th September.  For more   details see https://www.new-wine.org/events/new-wine-mens-day-liverpool

DOGS WITHOUT COLLARS are at Dawley Town Hall on Friday 19th October 7.30pm. They are a band of five (real) vicars who got together in 2005 to enjoy playing rock music. In October they will be visiting Telford. A mixture of sit’n’listen and up’n’boogie, their sets are a collection of favourites from the 50s to the 90s. Every penny of ticket sales will go to the Great Dawley Breakfast Club so that kids in the area can have a good start to the day. Go along, have a giggle and get up and dance!  To book go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Monday 10th September  9.15am Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 13th September 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St Michael’s

GOOD MORNING SUNDAY at St John’s. Breakfast from 8.15-9.15am, the Sunday papers, conversation, prayer and reflection. (Not on the 5th Sunday).

DO YOU LIKE WALKING FOR PLEASURE? We meet at St John’s every Wednesday at 10am for a gentle walk of around an hour.  All are welcome. More details from Jo Lefroy.

PRAYERS FOR CAP: We run a regular prayer time for the CAP Debt Centre, monthly 4.30pm on the 3rd Tuesday at St John’s in the Acorn Room.

You are invited to St Michael’s to POP IN FOR COFFEE on the third      Thursday of each month between 10am-12noon all very welcome.

FORGET ME NOT FILMS: Do you like watching old musicals while enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake?  If so, join us usually on the 4th Thursday of each month from 9.30am – 12noon.

PATHFINDERS: School Years R-Y6. Meets every Thursday at 5pm during term

time at St Michael’s. Tea served at 5.05pm.  Come and join the fun £2 per   session includes food. Email to help with catering.

BLAZE: A mid week 11’s-14’s group. It takes place between 6.30-7:30pm on Wednesdays at St Michael’s Church. Contact the office for further details.

SUB:ZERO – cafe style youth club for School years 7+ at St John’s 4-6pm on Friday’s during term time.

FUSION: (14 – 18 year olds) will meet weekly at St John’s.  The meeting time is Sunday evenings 7.15 – 8.30pm during term time. We meet for Bible study, prayer and discussion. Call 670033 for info.

TELFORD FOOD BANK new address is 78-83 Severn Walk Sutton Hill TF7 4AS. (Previously located in Leegomery) . 01952 586646.


Sidesperson: 9.30am  John & Dianne M and 6.30pm Mike M

Coffee: Delia & Sylvia


Sidesperson: 9.30am Clive & Julie N and 6.30pm Fran

Coffee:  Paul & Julie C


Monday and Friday 9-4pm and Tuesday 8.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm

Email:  admin@stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk   Web: www.stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk

MATTHEW’S DAY OFF is usually FRIDAY  Email: matthew.lefroy@tiscali.co.uk

Please note: Office will be closed from Wednesday 12th September, reopening 9am on Friday 21st

Psalm 8

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honour.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!


John 17:20-26

Jesus prays for all believers

20 ‘My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one – 23 I in them and you in me – so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 ‘Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 ‘Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.’