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Notices for Sunday 10th June 2018

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Notices for Sunday 10th June

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: Our service this morning led by Heiko and Paula talks to us about ‘I am The Way, The Truth and The Life’  John 14:1-14.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION (CW): Welcome to our service this evening led by Matthew, tonight looking at Galatians 3:1-14.

CONTACT DETAILS: Your privacy is important to us, and we want to continue to communicate with YOU which is in line with UK law on data protection.  We still need your forms, Please pick up a form which will allow us to do this and return to Lesley when completed.    THANK YOU.

ACTIVITY DAYS 2018: Can you help with this years Activity Days ? held 24th to 27th July. You can appreciate there is a lot of organisation and it really helps to have your availability to ensure we have enough leaders/helpers even more so this year as we have a few of our regular leaders and helpers            unavailable so your time, if you can give it, is even more vital. Please fill in a form available in church and hand to Ellie Jones or Lesley in the office.

Our next TGI for our young people takes place this evening 6pm at St John’s.

The SERVICE LEADING TEAM are due to meet tomorrow evening 7.30pm at the Vicarage.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US FOR A WALK!  A few of us are going to join the Telford T50 trail on Saturday 16th June meeting at the town centre at 10am ish…walk starts at 10.30am.  The particular section we are going to do is a total of 16 miles but it does go through Lilleshall (we think about half way) so if this is an option your walk could finish here.  The walk is led by one of the    members of Good Morning Sunday, Jim Cox.  If you would like to join us let Lesley know.  Further information see the leaflet in church. Thank you.

CSW National conference is coming to Birmingham ‘Pursue Justice’ on  Saturday 16 June 1pm -4pm (doors open 12noon) at Elim Church Selly Oak,     Exeter Rd, Birmingham B29 6EU (nearest railway station is Selly Oak). It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about religious freedom, and commit to prayer and action as a group.                          http://www.csw.org.uk/pursuejustice.htm

Our next Healing Service takes place on Sunday 17th June 6.30pm at St John’s. A quiet reflective service.  All welcome.

RICH’S LICENSING: Rich will be licensed as Priest in Charge of Shawbury, Stanton upon Hine Heath and Moreton Corbet at St Mary’s Church, Shawbury, SY4 4NH, on Wednesday 20th June at 7:30pm.  There is a list of anyone wishing to go to Shawbury at the back of Church.

FOOD BANK PLEA FOR FOOD..donations are needed, stocks are very low  and demand high.  A collection box is still in our church.

AN EXCITING NEW WAY TO PRACTICALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MODERN SLAVERY : Safe Carwash App – Tackling Modern Slavery in our     parishes.  Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight on our high streets. The National Crime Agency thinks there are tens of thousands of people being   exploited in the UK, forced to work long hours, for little or no pay, and under threat of violence. We all know that many people are being exploited in hand car washes, which in recent years have sprung up across the country in their thousands. Many of those hand car washes are legitimate businesses, but some of them are not. Police raids in hand car washes in towns and cities up and down the country have unearthed victims living in horrendous conditions. There is no reliable data on just how widespread it is. This lack of information means that victims could be falling through the net, becoming more enmeshed in the cycle of exploitation. Our national partners – The Clewer Initiative have spoken to the police, the National Crime Agency and the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority about how the church and others can help them solve this; how we can bring these hidden victims into the light. The Clewer Initiative and the Church of England are developing an app, which can be downloaded for free onto your smartphone nowWe are encouraging people using a hand car wash, or simply walking past one, to download the app and complete a short survey about the working conditions of the car wash. If we think you have reason to believe that exploitation is going on, we will ask you to report it to the Modern Slavery Helpline. The information will also be immediately shared with the   National Crime Agency, to help them with their investigations. Find out more on the poster in church or at https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/safecarwash It is estimated that every town is affected, with people being trafficked and exploited and trafficked across our Diocese.

Monday 11th June 9.15am Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 14th June 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.

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.

THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am  John & Diane Morris and 6.30pm Jean Millward

Coffee: Delia Brown & Sylvia Jukes

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am  Anthony Warner and 6.30pm Fran Taylor

Coffee: Heather Ayres + Helper

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

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

John 14:1-14 

Jesus comforts his disciples

14 ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.’

Jesus the way to the Father

Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’

Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.’

Philip said, ‘Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.’

Jesus answered: ‘Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, “Show us the Father”? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.