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Notices for Mothering Sunday

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Notices for Sunday 11th March

       ‘Happy Mothering Sunday’

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: Welcome to our special service this morning led by Matthew. Rich talks to us about ‘Discovering God’s heart for families’ Proverbs 31:10-18 and Matthew 12:46-50.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION (CW): A warm welcome to our evening service on this special day tonight led by Rich.  Matthew talks to us about Romans 5:1-11 and John 12:1-8.

SERMON SERIES DURING LENT:  After listening to the sermon.  Was there anything you didn’t follow or understand?  There will be an opportunity to       discuss in your housegroup this week.

  1. What does the word ‘family’ mean to you? In light of this, to which families do you belong?
  2. What does each family do for you? How is your life enriched by ‘family?
  3. What qualities and actions do you bring to your families? How would others describe the part you play?
  4. How does your relationship with family match up to God’s example? How might you change this for the better?

Film Fest 2018: 32 young people from our community, including a handful from our churches, attended this year’s film fest on Friday 16th February. We have raised £250, 10% of which will be sent to cancer research (their chosen     charity). Thank you to everyone who helped out with this event, making it       possible to run.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT – concludes today. Please take a look on www.fairtrade.org.uk for a wealth of information and please consider    choosing Fairtrade products when you go shopping.  We will run a Fairtrade stall today.

CAP DEBT CENTRE are looking for a volunteer Fundraising Officer who can lead a team to raise funds for the centre through fundraising activities and events.  Contact Jane Preston 07910779345 or janepreston@capuk.org.uk for more information.

WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC: We continue our weekly series of Worship, Lunch & Music through Lent with a service of Holy Communion at noon this Thursday (15th Mar) followed by lunch and entertainment. All Welcome.

ST MICHAEL’S PCC meets next on Monday 19th March 7.30pm in church.

New Wine Celebration with Hellie Brunt at Trinity Meole Brace on 18th March at 6.30pm!  An evening of worship, word and ministry.  Please see the poster in church.

ST MICHAEL’S PCC meets next on Monday 19th March 7.30pm in church.

Volunteers needed for the Care for the Family ‘It Takes Two’ event: Care for the Family are looking for some stewards to help them on the evening of March 20th when they will be presenting the ‘It Takes Two’ event at the Park Inn Hotel. They need  4 to 6 people who would be willing to hand out delegate bags, help people to their seats, collect tickets and help on the resource stand. These people will not miss any of the event and seats will be reserved for them. Stewards also get a free book at the end of the evening as a thank you. If you are interested in helping and are able to come to the venue for 6:30 for a briefing please contact Abi Williams Email: Abi.Williams@cff.org.uk

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 at St John’s on Thursday 22nd March from 9.30am .  We will be watching ‘Mamma Mia’

LILLESHALL PRE SCHOOL have the green tokens collection box at Asda until the end of March.  3 members of St Michael’s work at pre-school and it would be good to support them in trying to secure much needed funds for this     Charity status pre-school.

Monday 12th March 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 15th March 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 (except January and August) and every week during Lent. We begin with a service of Communion at noon followed by lunch and a recital.

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 Simon T, Matthew or Lesley know you are coming.

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

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. NO POP in February and March due to weekly Worship Lunch & Music during Lent.

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.


Sidesperson: 9.30am  John & Diane Morris and 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee: Delia Brown & Sylvia Jukes


Sidesperson: 9.30am Clive & Julie Nelson & 6.30pm Fran Taylor

Coffee:  9.30am Paul & Julie Clayton


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

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually WEDNESDAY  Email: revrichcresswell@gmail.com


Proverbs 31:10-18

Epilogue: the wife of noble character

10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.


Matthew 12:46-50

Jesus’ mother and brothers

46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.’

48 He replied to him, ‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?’49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.’