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Notices for Sunday 15th October 2017

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Notices for Sunday 15th October

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our service this evening led by Heiko.  Paula talks to us about Hosea 11:1-11.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CHURCHES: There are two good opportunities coming up to help make our church more dementia-friendly. Firstly, a FREE four week course with a focus on making and keeping links with those affected by dementia will be running at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm starting on 17 October. Secondly, there will be a FREE day training session on dementia friendly worship on Saturday 28 October from 9.30 am to 4 pm at St Thomas’ & St Andrew’s Church, Doxey, Stafford. If you are interested in either of these events, please contact Jo Lefroy.

DO YOU LIKE WALKING FOR PLEASURE?  If so, we will be meeting at 10 am at St John’s this Wednesday 18th for a gentle walk of no more than an hour.  If you are interested but cannot make that date, please let us know as it is possible that in the future we could make this a regular event at a day and time to suit people.  Jane Preston and Jo Lefroy.

You are invited to St Michael’s to  POP IN FOR COFFEE this Thursday (19th)      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 at St John’s this Thursday (19th) at 9.30am when we will be watching ‘Blue Skies’ .

BRIGHT LIGHTS PARTY: Calling all ages 5-11 – Come to our Bright Lights on Sunday 29th October from 4-6pm at St John’s Church. The fun packed       evening will include Songs, Activities, Games and Food.

LUV ESTHER: A stunning new production gripping right from the toe-tapping start to the sing-a-long finale. Friday 3rd November 7pm at Salvation Army Worship & Community Halls, Oakengates TF2 6AZ.  Tickets available from Meeting Point House or email luvesthertelford@gmail.com. Adults £10 and    Concessions £8.

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).

LUNCHCLUB TRIP to Trentham Gardens takes place on Friday 3rd November leaving St John’s at 9.45am and returning from Trentham at 3.00pm.  The cost for all passengers is £7 payable to Mary Dakin or Ann Easton.  Any queries or to book please contact Mary on 605649 or Ann on 604341.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX APPEAL:  It is time to start thinking and collecting bits and pieces for the shoe box appeal. The Shoe Box service will take place on Sunday 19th November 11am at St John’s.  Ready to fill boxes, knitting patterns etc and further details is available from St John’s..

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

HOST UK is a charity whose mission is to give a welcome to international    students in British homes for friendship and cultural exchange. Hospitality can be offered for one day (daytime only), three days and two nights at the weekend, or at New Year, or four days and three nights during the Christmas      festive period. If you should like to know more please look at our website: www.host.org Or email us on: info@hostuk.org Or telephone us on: 020 7739 6292.  See poster in church.

Monday 16th October 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 19th October 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 (except August) and every week during Lent. We begin with a service of Communion at noon followed by lunch and a recital.

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

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.

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.

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 about 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.


Sidesperson: 6.30pm Frances Taylor


Sidesperson: 9.30am Dave & Sue Richards and 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee: Clive & Julie Nelson

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday

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

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

Hosea 11: 1-11


‘When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.

But the more they were called, the more they went away from me. and they burned incense to images.

It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms;

but they did not realise it was I who healed them.

I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love.

To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.

‘Will they not return to Egypt and will not Assyria rule over them

because they refuse to repent?

A sword will flash in their cities; it will devour their false prophets

and put an end to their plans.

My people are determined to turn from me. Even though they call me God Most High, I will by no means exalt them.

‘How can I give you up, Ephraim?

How can I hand you over, Israel?

How can I treat you like Admah?

How can I make you like Zeboyim?

My heart is changed within me; all my compassion is aroused.

I will not carry out my fierce anger, nor will I devastate Ephraim again.

For I am God, and not a man –the Holy One among you.

I will not come against their cities.

10 They will follow the Lord; he will roar like a lion.

When he roars, his children will come trembling from the west.

11 They will come from Egypt, trembling like sparrows, from Assyria, fluttering like doves. I will settle them in their homes,’ declares the Lord.