Welcome to St Michael’s Church
Notices for Sunday 16th April
‘Christ is Risen – He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: We offer you a warm welcome on this special day as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and saviour Jesus. Our Curate Rich leads our service and our Vicar Matthew will be preaching. 1 Corinthians 15:12-22 and John 20:1-18.
6.30pm EVENING PRAYER (BCP): Rich leads our service this evening and will be preaching on Revelation 1:12-18 and John 20:11-18.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS continues until Sunday 23rd April. An opportunity to reflect on the story of Jesus’ Passion (his arrest, trial, death and resurrection), combing the words of scripture with original artwork produced by members of our church and local community. St Michael’s will be open most days for you to view the artwork between 10am-4pm please check poster or magazine for specific opening times.
POP-IN-COFFEE takes place this Thursday from 10am here at St Michael’s…please join us for a cuppa and a chat …
A new ALPHA course starts Thursdays from 27th April 7.30pm. Alpha is for anyone who is curious. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian Faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. We are also starting a YOUTH ALPHA (AGES 11-16), Fridays from 28th April 7-8pm. Both taking place at St John’s in Muxton. To book please email email@example.com.
CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED is a DVD based series of seven fortnightly sessions. Anyone is welcome to come and think about the big questions of life. Each session starts with light breakfast at 9.30am and will finish at 11am. They will take place on Wednesdays from 3rd May at St John ‘s.
Monkey’s Amazing Journey – Raising funds for charity in memory of David Ison: Would you like to join Matthew in bringing David Ison’s Monkey on part of his epic journey from Wales to Lilleshall Monument on 1st July. The whole journey will start in Wales and take in the coast of the Netherlands before some climbing in Wales and canoeing on the Severn brings him to Shrewsbury. Matthew is coordinating a cycle ride from Shrewsbury to Muxton on the afternoon of 1st July. All funds raised will be divided between The Severn Hospice, Macmillan’s and The Brain Tumour Charity. Book the date and contact Matthew to register your interest. – more details to follow.
No 9.15am Morning Prayer in Church Monday morning.
Thursday 20th April 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).
A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place on the second Saturday of each month 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton. Please let Simon T, Matthew or Lesley know you are coming.
PRAYERS FOR CAP: We continue to run a prayer time for the CAP Debt Centre on 3rd Tuesday of each month at St John’s 9am in the Acorn Room.
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.
BLAZE: A new mid week 11’s-14’s group. It takes place between 6-7:30pm on Wednesdays at Lilleshall memorial hall. Contact Thom for further details.
PATHFINDERS: School Years R-Y6. Meets every Thursday at 5pm during term time at St Michael’s. Kids activities including games, sports, craft and worship. Tea served at 5.05pm. Come and join the fun £2 per session includes food. No need to book but email to help with catering. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUB:ZERO – cafe style youth club for School years 7+ at St John’s 4-6pm on Friday’s during term time. A chance for young people to meet with friends, relax and have fun inc games like pool & table tennis, Xbox Kinect and a tuck shop followed by ABSOLUTE:ZERO approx 5.30pm…..A chance to ask questions about God and about being a Christian…
FUSION: (14 – 18 year olds) will meet weekly at the home of Thom Foster 3A Fieldhouse Drive, Muxton. The meeting time is Sunday evenings 7.15 – 8.30pmduring term time. We meet for Bible study, prayer and discussion. Call 670760 for info.
HELPING OUT TODAY
Sidesperson: 9.30am Anthony Warner & 6.30pm John Hornby
Coffee: 9.30am Clive & Julie Nelson No AV available
HELPING OUT NEXT WEEK
Sidesperson: 9.30am Cedric Ayres & 6.30pm Mike Margerrison
Coffee: Dave & Sue Richards No AV available
CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm and Tuesday 9.00am – 1.00pm.
MATTHEW’S DAY OFF is usually a FRIDAY. Email: email@example.com
RICH’S DAY OFF is usually a WEDNESDAY. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Corinthians 15:12-22
The resurrection of the dead
12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
The empty tomb
20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!’
3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7 as well as the cloth that had been wrapped round Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9 (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.
Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene
11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
13 They asked her, ‘Woman, why are you crying?’
‘They have taken my Lord away,’ she said, ‘and I don’t know where they have put him.’ 14 At this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realise that it was Jesus.
15 He asked her, ‘Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?’
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.’
16 Jesus said to her, ‘Mary.’
She turned towards him and cried out in Aramaic, ‘Rabboni!’ (which means ‘Teacher’).
17 Jesus said, ‘Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”’
18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!’ And she told them that he had said these things to her.