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Notices for Palm Sunday

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Notices for Sunday 9th April

‘Palm Sunday’

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: A warm welcome to our service this Palm    Sunday morning led by Rich. Matthew 21:1-11.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION: Matthew leads our service this evening and will be preaching on Isaiah 5:1-7 and Matthew 21:33-end.

PASSION FOR LIFE: PLEASE PICK UP A LEAFLET WITH FURTHER DETAILS

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Tuesday 11th 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 from 11th – 22nd April…please check poster or magazine for specific opening times.

EASTER DAY – You are invited to bring flowers and greenery to our Easter Day 9:30am service.  We’ll be using them to transform one of the Stations of the Cross and to proclaim the power of the risen Christ.  If you need any more    information, please speak to Rich.

COURSES coming soon:  Alpha – Thursdays from 27th April 7.30pm, Youth  Alpha – Fridays from 28th April 7-8pm and Christianity Explored Wednesdays from 3rd May at 9.30am. All taking place 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.

GOOD MORNING SUNDAY at St John’s. Breakfast from 8.15-9.15am, the Sunday papers, conversation, prayer and reflection. (Not on Easter Sunday or 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. ellie@wkjproperty.com.

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 – 8.30pm during term time. We meet for Bible study, prayer and discussion. Call 670760 for info.

THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am Fran Taylor & 6.30pm Mike Harris

Coffee: Delia Brown & Sylvia Jukes                                AV: David Lawrence

NEXT WEEK – EASTER DAY

Sidesperson: 9.30am Anthony Warner  & 6.30pm John Hornby

Coffee9.30am Clive & Julie Nelson                                        No AV available

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm and Tuesday 9.00am – 1.00pm.

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

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

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually a WEDNESDAYEmail: revrichcresswell@gmail.com

 

Matthew 21:1-11

Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king

21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of  Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.’

This took place to fulfil what was spoken through the prophet:

‘Say to Daughter Zion,
“See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”’

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’

‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’

‘Hosanna in the highest heaven!’

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, ‘Who is this?’

11 The crowds answered, ‘This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.’