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Notices for Sunday 11th November 2018

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Notices for Sunday 11th November

Remembrance Day – 100th Anniversary

10.45am REMEMBRANCE SERVICE: A warm welcome to our very special    service this morning as we remember those who lost their lives in war, those whom we knew and loved and whose memory we treasure.  1 Corinthians 15:50-58

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION :  Welcome to our service this evening led by Matthew. Isaiah 10:33-11:9 and John 14:23-29.

WORLD CHURCH PRAYER POINTS:

  • Please pray for the peoples of Syriaand the Yemen who are suffering hardship due to war and famine.
  • Prayer and to contribute as possible to the folks in Palu Indonesiafollowing the  horrific tsunami.
  • Finally please pray for the 129 familiesof those lost in the recent plane crash and for peace in our world.

Charity Christmas cards: For another year, CPO is selling a selection of        gorgeous Christmas cards and stationery to raise funds for CAP. Visit their    website CPO.org.uk and select charity Christmas cards from the menu.

Christmas Lunch Tuesday 25th December 1.00 pm: Come and enjoy Christmas   Dinner in the company of St John’s Church Family on Christmas Day. The food is free but space limited and, so we know how many to cater for, you’ll need to book by Friday 14th December at the latest by contacting the Church Office and giving your name and contact phone number or email.

You are invited to St Michael’s to POP IN FOR COFFEE this Thursday (15th)between 10am-12noon all very welcome.

St John’s is the venue for Tearfund’s THE BIG QUIZ taking place on Saturday 17th November at 7pm…£8 to include Fish & Chip supper..Teams of no more than 6.  Tickets available from Lesley, Vicki Beeby or Angie Vann.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX APPEAL:  Please continue to knit and collect bits and pieces for our annual Shoe Box appeal.  Boxes are     available at the back of church to be returned by Sunday 18th November (service held at 11am at St John’s on 18th).

ST MICHAEL’S PCC are due to meet next on Monday 19th November 7.30pm in church.

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 November from 9.30am – 12noon.  This month we will be watching ‘The Gang’s all here’

Our next TGI for our young people takes place on Sunday 25th November 6pm at St John’s. For ages 10+ all welcome.

WANTED – CAROL SINGERS to sing at Sainsbury’s, Telford on the 4th      December in aid of the Alzheimer’s Research UK (Shropshire Fundraising Group).  For more information and times please ring Katie on 01952 814005.

Dates for your Diary: 16th December 3pm – Christmas Concert by the      Gallery Singers held at St Michael’s.

CONFIRMATION: Bishop Michael of Lichfield will be visiting St Michael’s on 27th January 2019 at 11am for our next confirmation which will be a joint     service for both churches. If you are interested in being confirmed or simply want to find out what it is all about then please contact Matthew

SAVE THE DATE Parish Away Weekend at the Pioneer Centre near Cleobury Mortimer from the evening of Friday 17th May to the afternoon of Sunday 19th May 2019.

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

Thursday 15th November 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).

WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC takes place on the First Thursday of each month 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 David P, Matthew or Lesley know you are coming.

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

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.

TELFORD FOOD BANK new address is 78-83 Severn Walk Sutton Hill TF7 4AS. (Previously located in Leegomery) . 01952 586646.

THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: 10.45am  Uniformed Groups and 6.30pm  Mike M

Coffee: 10.45am Delia & Sylvia

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am John & Diane and  6.30pm Jean M

Coffee: Paul & Julie

 

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

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

1 Corinthians 15:50-58

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed – 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with        immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’

55 ‘Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.