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Notices for Christmas

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Notices for Christmas

SUNDAY 23RD DECEMBER

9.30am PATHFINDERS CHRISTMAS SERVICE: Our fun service this morning is led by our midweek young peoples group ‘Pathfinders’.

6.30pm CAROL SERVICE: We offer you all a warm welcome to our annual    candlelit carol service this evening led by our Vicar Matthew and John.  We join together to celebrate the gift of Jesus, we hear from the bible and sing carols followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

CHRISTMAS EVE

11pm MIDNIGHT COMMUNION: Welcome to our special Christmas Eve     service in the lead up to our saviours birthday. This evening is led by our Vicar Matthew .

CHRISTMAS DAY – Happy Christmas

9.30am ALL AGE HOLY COMMUNION: A warm welcome to you on this very special morning as we join together to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Our service today is led by our Vicar Matthew.

There is a table at the back of church with items we do not need anymore, please have a look and help yourself to anything you want…donations are         accepted. Please also check at the back of church if you have received any Christmas cards.  A THOUGHT FOR NEXT YEAR is it maybe nice to have a big board when we can sign and write all our well wishes instead of sending cards to each other and have a donation box dedicated to a charity of our choosing.

CHURCH OPEN: Over the Christmas period St Michael’s will be left open allowing visitors to pop in and have a look around and/or have some quiet reflective time in the busyness of the season.

CONFIRMATION: Confirmation Service 27th January 11am at St Michael’s – Preparation.  It’s still not too late to consider confirmation.  Please do speak to Matthew if you are considering being confirmed. Preparation evenings for the confirmation will be on Tuesdays 8th, 15th and 22nd January from 7-8 pm at St Michael’s Lilleshall.  There will be refreshments served from 6.45 and we will finish promptly at 8.00 pm.

Please pick up a leaflet with further information  and if you would like to book our Parish Away Weekend at the Pioneer Centre near Cleobury Mortimer from the evening of Friday 17th May to the afternoon of Sunday 19th May 2019.

ST MICHAEL’S PCC are due to meet next on Monday 14th January 7.30pm in church.

WHAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE: The New Year is a time for pondering and  reflecting on the past and wondering what the future may have in store for us. Christianity and other faiths often suggest that they can offer answers to these challenging questions – but do they and what do Christians actually      believe in? Do you or know someone who wants to explore what Christians     believe and what it means to be a Christian then this short 6 week course maybe for you/them, starting on Thursday 31st January at St John’s Church  Please pick up a leaflet in church.

FOOD BANK: Please donate to the Christmas appeal to ensure that every    family in need has a Christmas dinner on their table this year!                    http://telfordcrisissupport.org.uk/telford-christmas-support

Monday 24th December 9.15am Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 27th December 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St John’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).

WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC takes place on the First Thursday of each month and every week during Lent. We begin with a service of Communion at noon followed by lunch and a recital.  NO WLM in January.

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.

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place on the second Saturday of each month 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let David P, Matthew or Lesley know you are coming.

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.

TODAY

Sidesperson: 9.30am  Pathfinders and  6.30pm Mike M

Coffee: Paul & Julie C

CHRISTMAD EVE

Sidesperson: Fran + Volunteers

CHRISTMAS DAY

Sidesperson: Geoff L

NEXT SUNDAY

Sidesperson: 9.30am  Janet M and  Coffee: Fran

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

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

Email:  admin@stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk   Webwww.stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk

MATTHEW’S DAY OFF is usually FRIDAY  Emailmatthew.lefroy@tiscali.co.uk