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Notices for Remembrance Sunday

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Notices for Sunday 12th November

10.45am REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: Welcome to our special service this  morning as we remember those injured and those loved and lost.  Our service is led by our Curate Rich and our vicar Matthew preaches. Matthew 25:1-13

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION: A warm welcome to our service this evening led by Rich.  David talks to us about Hosea 14 and John 15:1-8.

DON’T FORGET your shoeboxes/items for the Shoebox Appeal which takes place next Sunday 11am at St John’s.

WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE COLLAPSES? Free basic life support and defibrillator awareness sessions  will be held at Cosy Hall on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5-7pm. Call 01952 417598 (weekdays     between 9.15am-12noon) or email training@cosyhall.org.uk to let them know you are coming.

AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND: Please vote now for CAP Debt Centre Telford until midday 21st November….register at https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/ (unique identifier 17-4633). Please tell your friends and family.  You have 10 votes – all can be used on the same project.  We need to be one of the first 200 projects to receive 1000 votes.  Thank you.

CHURCH FAMILY : To enable us to look out for each other and to keep in    contact  we are updating our Pastoral list. If you would like to be on it please let Angie know (Tel: 606008 Mobile: 07855 184165;  angiecamper.vann@gmail.com

Please could you help CAP Debt Centre clients and their families enjoy a    better Christmas? We hope to give every family a Christmas hamper but we need your help. Could you buy one of the items as displayed on the chart on the Welcome desk? Some items cost less than £1. Please sign up to provide an item by Sunday 10 December and put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: A group of us at St John’s have for a couple of years been wondering whether to put on a Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day in the church which would specifically be for those who will be alone at Christmas and would appreciate having a Christmas meal in company. If you know of anyone who might benefit from such an event (a neighbour etc.) this year could you let Matthew, Lesley or Rich know by Sunday 19th November as we will make a decision as to whether to go ahead this year based on demand. Additionally, if you would be willing to help us provide such a lunch or would like to come yourself then please let us know.

The next at7 at Market Drayton Methodist Church is on this evening when the speaker will be James Adams, who  has been the Worship Pastor at Swan Bank Methodist Mission in Stoke-on-Trent since 2014, having previously ministered for 5 years at Woodcrest Church in Columbia, Missouri, USA.

DO YOU LIKE WALKING FOR PLEASURE? From 15th November there will be a group of people meeting at St John’s every Wednesday at 10am for a    gentle walk of around an hour.  All are welcome. More details from Jane        Preston or Jo Lefroy.

You are invited to St Michael’s to  POP IN FOR COFFEE this Thursday (16th) between 10am-12noon all very welcome.  During ‘pop in’ we are hoping to      celebrate Kindness Day with members of WI and the community joining        together to demonstrate solidarity for people who are lonely by linking arms or holding hands around the church building to bring people together and raise awareness of the issue.  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 at St John’s this Thursday (16th)  from 9.30am – 12noon.

SHROPSHIRE CHURCHES DAY CONFERENCE is being hosted by the Bishop’s of Shrewsbury and Ludlow ‘A REASON FOR HOPE’ on 18th November 2017  (0930 Registration) taking place at Holy Trinity Centre Meole Brace with guest speaker Revd Dr  Michael Lloyd …for further details please look on www.trinitychurches.org/hope. Tickets are £8 if booked by the end of October.  Lunch is available for an extra £5. To book go on.. https://trinitychurches.churchsuite.co.uk/events/usruu8d8  (Poster on noticeboard).

ST MICHAEL’S PCC meets next Monday 20th November 7.30pm in church.

TGI SUNDAY: Our young people, aged 10+, meet for their next TGI event on Sunday 26th November 6pm at St John’s.

SHROPSHIRE HOPE invites you to an evening with Roy Crowne, Executive    Director of HOPE…7.30pm Wednesday 29th November Christ Church, Bayston Hill, SY3 0PZ.   See poster for further details.  Matthew is going and has a   couple of spare seats if you are interested.

ST JOHN’S CHRISTMAS FAIR is planned for Saturday 2nd December    between 11-2.30pm.  There will be various stalls, crafts for kids and displays from local groups.

St Michael’s are holding an ADVENT CONCERT on Sunday 3rd December at 3.30pm with musical entertainment from Ann, Rich and Nykko. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

ST MICHAELS CHOIR will be singing carols at the Christmas Market in the Town Centre on Friday 8th December between 7-7.30pm raising funds for St Michael’s Church.

HOST UK is a charity whose mission is to give a welcome to international    students in British homes for friendship and cultural exchange. Hospitality can be offered for one day (daytime only), three days and two nights at the weekend, or at New Year, or four days and three nights during the Christmas      festive period. If you should like to know more please look at our website: www.host.org Or email us on: info@hostuk.org Or telephone us on: 020 7739 6292.  See poster in church.

Monday 13th November 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 16th November 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 August) and every week during Lent. We begin with a service of Communion at noon followed by lunch and a recital.

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.

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

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 9am.

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.  (21st December).

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.

SPARK: meet during every Sunday service except Church Praze services. For ages 10+. Term time only. Please see Thom for further information.

BLAZE: A new mid week 11’s-14’s group. It takes place between 6-7:30pm on Wednesdays at St Michael’s Church. Contact Thom 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. followed by ABSOLUTE:ZERO approx 5.30pm (during Sub:Zero)….A chance to ask questions about God and being a Christian…

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 670760 for info.


Sidesperson: 10.45am Uniformed groups and 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee: Delia Brown & Sylvia Jukes


Sidesperson: 9.30am Clive & Julie Nelson and 6.30pm Mike Harris

Coffee: Dave & Sue Richards

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday

9.00am – 3.00pm and Tuesday 9.00am – 1.00pm.

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  Emailrevrichcresswell@gmail.com

Matthew 25:1-13

25 ‘At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

‘At midnight the cry rang out: “Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!”

‘Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, “Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.”

‘“No,” they replied, “there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.”

10 ‘But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

11 ‘Later the others also came. “Lord, Lord,” they said, “open the door for us!”

12 ‘But he replied, “Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.”

13 ‘Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.