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Notices for Sunday 18th November 2018

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Notices for Sunday 18th November

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: A warm welcome to our service this morning led by Matthew.  John begins a new sermon series on 1 John today talking about “Being Sure… Life and Grace”  1 John 1:1-2:2 and John 1:1-4

6.30pm EVENING PRAYER (BCP) :  Welcome to our service this evening led by Matthew. Daniel 3:23-30 and Matthew 13:24-30 & 36-43.

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.

ST MICHAEL’S PCC are due to meet next tomorrow evening 7.30pm in church.

PRAYERS FOR CAP takes place this Tuesday (20th) 4.30pm at St John’s in the Acorn Room.

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 22nd from 9.30am – 12noon.  This month we will be watching ‘The Gang’s all here’

Our next TGI for our young people takes place next Sunday 25th 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 19th November 9.15am Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 22nd 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: 9.30am John & Diane and  6.30pm Jean M

Coffee: Paul & Julie

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am Janet M and  6.30pm Mike H

Coffee: Dave & Sue R

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

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

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

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

1 John 1:1-2:2

The incarnation of the Word of life

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.

Light and darkness, sin and forgiveness

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

John 1:1-4

The Word Became Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.