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Notices for Sunday 10th September 2017

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Notices for Sunday 10th September

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP : Welcome to our service this morning led by Sue. Today Rich continues our series on David and talks to us about David,  Bathsheba and Nathan’  2 Samuel 11:2-5 and 12:1-14

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION: A warm welcome to our service this evening led by Rich. Hosea 8:11-14 and John 9:35-41.

PRAYERS:  Please continue to pray for Gillian Hornby, family and friends at this        difficult time as they come to terms with the sad loss of John.  John’s funeral takes place this Tuesday (12th) 11am at St Michael’s followed by refreshments at the Memorial Hall. (Crem service for family only).  Please wear something colourful avoiding mainly black, as we celebrate that John is now at peace in God’s arms.

WORLD CHURCH – PRAYERS: Please pray for victims of the recent hurricanes in America and also the victims of the devastating floods in Asia. Nearer to home pray for bewildered refugees who may be settling into new schools alongside our own children and grandchildren. ‘Baking a Difference’- a fundraising event sponsored by Tearfund further details coming soon.

DO YOU BUY YORKSHIRE TEA? Please continue to collect the bar codes from boxes of Yorkshire Tea Bags to help buy wheelchairs via the Wheelchair     Foundation UK.  Thank you

Our next at7 at Market Drayton Methodist Church takes place this evening with speaker Pete Williams.

The next meeting for the SERVICE LEADING TEAM is tomorrow evening (11th) 7.30pm at the home of Rich.

GraveTalk: It’s not easy to think about your own funeral. Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it can be hard. GraveTalk is a café space where people can talk about these big questions. The conversation is helped along by GraveTalk cards offering useful questions. Come along to St Michael’s from 10am-noon this Thursday (14th). Speak to Rich for more information.

JOINT HARVEST SERVICE:  Next Sunday (17th), our joint harvest service at St Michael’s (9:30am) will include a collection of donations for one of our  local food banks.  Please consider bringing along something with a long shelf life.  If you’d like some suggestions, visit http://www.telfordsupport.org.uk/get-involved/wish-list/

ST MICHAEL’S PCC meets next on Monday 18th September 7.30pm in church.

PARENTALK is a great course that covers essential topics for parents of      children aged 4 to 11 years…it helps mums and dads do the best job they can at bringing up their children.  This course takes place over 6 Thursdays beginning on 21st September 8pm at St John’s Church.   Leaflets available in church and please call the Office to book your place 670033.

LADIES BREAKFAST: Let somebody prepare your breakfast and enjoy some     fellowship with friends on Saturday 23rd September 8.45am at St Michael’s Guest speaker is Gill Banks who will be speaking about ‘Faith on the Street’s.  Tickets £5 each available from Chris R 604330 or Lesley in the office 670033.

SHARED LUNCH:  Johnny and Beth Hibbert-Hingston are our guest speakers on Sunday 24th September.  They will be staying after the service at St John’s for a shared lunch.  Please put your name down if you are intending to join us for lunch to help with catering. (approx 12.15/12.30pm)

CARE HOME FRIENDS:  Would you like to make a difference in the lives of local care home residents? There is an information afternoon at Hinstock Manor Care Home, Chester Road, Hinstock, TF9 2TE on Tuesday 26th       September 11.30am to 1pm for anyone interested. Please see the poster.

CAP MONEY COURSE: A free course to help you manage your money better and learn to budget, save and spend well. No matter what your financial situation is, the CAP Money Course can help. The CAP course offers vital life skills, so whether you are financially well-off or not, on benefits or in debt this course is for you!  The next course will be held at St John’s Muxton starting on Saturday 30th September at 11am. This free course takes place over 3 consecutive sessions and all resources and refreshments are also provided free of charge. (More information can be found at www.capmoneycourse.org).

CONFIRMATION SERVICE – BRING AND SHARE LUNCH:  Please join us for a bring and share lunch after the Confirmation service (11am at St John’s) on Sunday 1st October.  Lunch will be approx 12.30pm…bring a plate of something to share.

DEBT COACH – CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY DEBT CENTRE –   TELFORD If you know anyone who might be interested in becoming a debt coach to assist the Centre Manager, Jane Preston, please bring this advert to his/her attention. Full details are available on request from: captelford@gmail.com or by calling Jane Preston 07910 779345. Closing date for applications 6/10/17

WOMEN’S EVENING: St John’s are holding a women’s evening on Saturday 7th October 7.30pm. Tickets £5 to include supper and a glass of wine 670033.

BRYN HAWORTH IN CONCERT: Bryn is an acclaimed slide guitarist and singer songwriter who has been delighting audiences with his own unique brand of rock, country and gospel blues for over 35 years.  He will be performing at St Michael’s on Saturday 14th October 7.30pm.  Tickets are £7 available from Angie Vann 606008 or Lesley 670033.

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)

Monday 11th September 9.15am  Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 14th September 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.

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


Sidesperson: 9.30am Anthony Warner and 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee: Delia Brown & Sylvia Jukes


Sidesperson: 9.30am Clive & Julie Nelson and 6.30pm Frances Taylor

Coffee9.30am  Dave & Sue Richards

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday

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

Email:  admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk   Web: www.stjohnsmuxton.org.uk

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually WEDNESDAY  Emailrevrichcresswell@gmail.com


2 Samuel 11:2-5

One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman washing. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, ‘She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.’ Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him, and he slept with her. (Now she was purifying herself from her monthly uncleanness.) Then she went back home. The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, ‘I am pregnant.’

2 Samuel 12:1-14   Nathan rebukes David

12 The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, ‘There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb that he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.

‘Now a traveller came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveller who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.’

David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.’

Then Nathan said to David, ‘You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: “I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now, therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.”

11 ‘This is what the Lord says: “Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity on you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight. 12 You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.”’

13 Then David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.’

Nathan replied, ‘The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. 14 But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the Lord, the son born to you will die.’