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Notices for Sunday 14th January 2017

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Notices for Sunday 14th January

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: Welcome to our service this morning led by Matthew and Jon talks to us about 1 Timothy 6.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION (CW): A warm welcome to our service led by Matthew.  Rich talks to us about Hebrews 6:17-7:10 & Matthew 8:5-13.

There are a number of plates in the Kitchen area probably from the Christmas period.  Can you please collect them if any belong to you.

THOM FOSTER, our young people’s pastor will have his last Sunday here on 28th January.  There will be 2 chances to say farewell to him. One at St John’s at the end of the 11am service on Sunday 21st where we are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of the building of St John’s and one at St Michael’s after the 9.30am service on 28th. If you would like to make a contribution to a leaving   present for Thom please could you put it in an envelope marked “Thom’s leaving present” and give it to Matthew, Lesley Trotman or Simon Hartridge by Sunday 21st  January.  If you would like to donate by cheque please make it payable to “St John’s Muxton PCC” or, if you make a BACS transfer please make it to St John’s PCC and make sure the reference indicates that it is for Thom.

SUB:ZERO: Can you spare a couple of hours on a Friday between 4-6pm on a rota basis?  Sub:zero are in need of helpers from January.   If you would like to know what is involved please speak to Thom, Geoff or Lesley.

The next at7 at Market Drayton Methodist Church takes place TODAY at 7pm when the speaker will be Rev Peter Knight – Methodist Minister in the Vale of Stour Methodist Circuit.

ST MICHAEL’S PCC meets next tomorrow evening 7.30pm in church.

You are invited to St Michael’s to  POP IN FOR COFFEE this Thursday (18th) between 10am-12noon ….all very welcome.

Our next TGI for our young people takes place on Sunday 21st January at St John’s 6-8pm.

JESUS – WHO? WHY? WHAT?: Do you? or do you know someone who wants to know what’s it all about? Then please come along to our next Christianity   Explored course which takes place at St John’s starting 8pm on Thursday 25th January 2018.  Pick up a leaflet in church for further information.

“Where Adventure Begins”, a joint production from New Wine and Riding
Lights, is coming to Telford on February 2nd 7.30pm at Holy Trinity      Academy, Telford TF2 9SQ. Tickets £10 available from the website:  https://www.new-wine.org/adventurebegins or contact 07772956146.

WHERE’S RICH? If you haven’t seen our curate lately, don’t worry – he’s not gone on strike.  Due to a combination of holiday, formal study time and a two-week placement, Rich is away from parish duties for almost the whole of        January.  He’ll be back with us in February, so you can quiz him about his placement then!

Matthew and Jo would like to say A big “Thank You” for all the kind messages, cards, presents and good wishes that they have received this Christmas.  They pray that you will know God’s blessing on you in 2018.

THANK YOU: Rich, Jenny, Nathan and Daniel would like to thank you all for your cards, gifts and, most especially, your prayers this Christmas time, which have been a source of great support to us.  We hope that you had a Christ-filled Christmas and we prayerfully look forward to an exciting New Year for our church family and community.

Monday 15th January 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 18th January 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 on Wednesday 14th February (Ash Wednesday).

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 9am.

C & C – ‘Cross and Croissant’ invites you to come and enjoy a light bite at about 9:30am at St John’s finishing promptly at 11am. Up until Easter we will be looking at the subject of prayer. Everyone is welcome. Fortnightly on a         Wednesday.  Next get together is on 24th January.

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.  (Next film 25th January).

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.

THIS SUNDAY

Sidesperson: 9.30am Anthony Warner and 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee: 9.30am Delia Brown & Sylvia Jukes

NEXT SUNDAY

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

Coffee:  Dave & Sue Richards

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday

9.00am – 3.00pm and Tuesday 8.30am – 12.30pm.

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  Email: revrichcresswell@gmail.com

1 Timothy 6

All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare[a] of their slaves.

False teachers and the love of money

These are the things you are to teach and insist on. If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Final charge to Timothy

11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14 to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which God will bring about in his own time – God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honour and might for ever. Amen.

17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, 21 which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith.

Grace be with you all.