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Notices for Sunday 13th May 2018

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Notices for Sunday 13th May

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: Welcome to our service this morning led by Matthew. Matthew talks to us about ‘I am the Light of the World’  John 8:12-30

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION (CW): A warm welcome to our service this evening led by Matthew. Galatians 1:10-24

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK: 13-19th MAY

CONTACT DETAILS: Your privacy is important to us, and we want tocontinue to communicate with YOU which is in line with UK law on data protection.  UK law is changing and we now need to confirm your consent to how we contact you. Please pick up a form available in church which will allow us to do this and return to Lesley when completed.  We do need a form for everyone we have any contact details for.  Thank you for your help in this matter.

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.

The  next at7 at Market Drayton Methodist Church is this evening when the speaker will be Rev Catherine McBride, Vicar of St Mary’s, Market Drayton.

ST MICHAEL’S PCC meets next tomorrow night (14th) 7.30pm in Church.

CAP PRAYERS take place this Tuesday (15th) 4.30 – 5pm in the Acorn room at St John’s Church.

You are invited to St Michael’s to POP IN FOR COFFEE this Thursday (17th)between 10am-12noon all very welcome.

VULNERABLE ADULTS AWARENESS: As churches we are required to have in place a policy and processes to safeguard all vulnerable people in our church community. For many years we have done this for children and young people and  are now required to do so for vulnerable adults; this area is complex and many of us may be vulnerable at some time in our lives. We have the opportunity of exploring this area with our Diocese Safeguarding Advisor Neil Spiring this Thursday (17) 7.30pm  at St John’s. We would like all who are able to attend to come along; it is especially important for those supporting and leading groups. If you would like more information please contact Jan Stackhouse.

St John’s are holding Join us 4 a Cuppathis Friday (18th) with a slight difference.  Meeting between 12noon-2pm…..for a ‘Royal Tea Party’ £2.50 to include a spring lunch and draw ticket. Dress to impress – hats included ladies!  Please join us…all very welcome.

AFTERNOON TEA………..  Rich, Jenny, Nathan & Daniel leave us on Sunday 27th May.  St Michael’s will be having afternoon tea at 4pm that day to say goodbye to Rich and his family.   If you would like to come along, please put your name on the list at the back of Church to give an idea for catering.   Everyone Welcome.

NEWPORT CARNIVAL: Would you be able to help the Churches Together Group in Newport for the activities they are running at Newport Carnival on Saturday 9th June?  They will be providing tea and coffee in St Nicholas church, with a table outside serving squash.  There will be prayer stations, tubs with small gifts in, outdoor games eg connect 4 and face painting.   If so please contact Dave Clissold (Newport Christian Fellowship) directly on 07780 956429.

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

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 will be 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 at the moment and demand high.  A collection box is still in our church.

Monday 14th May 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 17th May 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.  (26th April)

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.

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

Monday and Friday 9-4pm and Tuesday 8.30am-12.30 and 2-4pm

Email:  admin@stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk   Webwww.stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk

MATTHEW’S DAY OFF is usually FRIDAY  Emailmatthew.lefroy@tiscali.co.uk

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

John 8:12-30

Dispute over Jesus’ testimony

12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’

13 The Pharisees challenged him, ‘Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.’

14 Jesus answered, ‘Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going. 15 You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. 16 But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me. 17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true. 18 I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me.’

19 Then they asked him, ‘Where is your father?’

‘You do not know me or my Father,’ Jesus replied. ‘If you knew me, you would know my Father also.’ 20 He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come.

Dispute over who Jesus is

21 Once more Jesus said to them, ‘I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come.’

22 This made the Jews ask, ‘Will he kill himself? Is that why he says, “Where I go, you cannot come”?’

23 But he continued, ‘You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.’

25 ‘Who are you?’ they asked.

‘Just what I have been telling you from the beginning,’ Jesus replied. 26 ‘I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world.’

27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father. 28 So Jesus said, ‘When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. 29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.’ 30 Even as he spoke, many believed in him.