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Notices for Sunday 19th March 2017

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Notices for Sunday 19th March

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: Our service this morning is led by Matthew and Rich talks to us about An invitation to something good’  Isaiah 6:1-8 and John 4:25-30

6pm Our next TGI SUNDAY for our young people takes place on THIS    EVENING here at St Michael’s.

ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION:  Our Electoral Roll has now been revised and is on display.  Please could you check the Roll that all your details are correct and please write any corrections/deletions on the list or inform Lesley in the office .  No names can now be added to the list until after the APCM.

The Annual Meeting (APCM) takes place on Sunday 2nd April when we will hear about the life of St Michael’s during 2016, elect Church Wardens, PCC and Deanery Synod members. Nomination forms are now available in church please hand to Fran, Matthew or Lesley.  Vacancies:- Church Wardens 2 Vacancies for 1 year. PCC 4 vacancies for 3 years   Deanery Synod: 3 Vacancies for 3 years. If you are already on PCC please check whether you have come to the end of your term.

PASSION FOR LIFE: Please pray for our Healing Service. Pray for Matthew Lefroy and Jan Stackhouse as they lead on this event. Pray for the service to be God inspired and for God to put into the minds of our church family people they can invite. Pray for people to be healed and God revealed in the healing.

WANTED:  We are looking for donations towards the ‘Passion for Life Activity Days’ please take a look at the list on the welcome table.  Donations will be gratefully received by Ellie or Lesley. Thank you.

* Could we ask all members of the congregation if they wouldn’t mind donating a crème egg (or similar size) to give to all the young people that come along to the Passion for Life Activity Days….Thank you.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Tuesday 11th until Sunday 23rd April.  If you are able to help with two hourly sessions of manning the Church for people wishing to view ‘Stations of the Cross’ and/or help with serving refreshments please put your name on the list at the back of church.  Thank you

Quiz night 7.00pm THIS EVENING Raising funds for Lilleshall Pre-School  Entry £1 per person.  Further quiz details Ellie 07830524321.  See poster in Church.

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

PRAYERS FOR CAP: We continue to run a regular prayer time for the CAP Debt Centre this Tuesday at St John’s (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 this Thursday (23rd) 9.30am -12noon.   ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Our weekly WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC during Lent continues this    Thursday at 12noon followed by lunch and a recital.

GAMES NIGHT:  You are all invited to a games night on Friday 24th March at St John’s, from 7.30pm. There will be a short beetle drive at 7.45pm for everyone to join in together. Bring your own drinks and nibbles and any games you want to play! Please let Jenny Cresswell (475820) know if you’re planning to  attend, although not essential.

AWE – Encountering God in Prayer: Come and be part of an evening of worship and prayer as we prepare for our “Passion For Life” week. Join us for any part of the evening on Saturday 25th March between 7& 9pm. Quiet zone, worship zone, reflective zone, conversational prayer zone Puddings and refreshments served from 7.00 – 7.20 pm.

LILLESHALL MONUMENTAL RUN: Again we have the monumental race – this year on 2nd April.  Church members are invited to take part in any aspect, tots and toddlers, fun run or main race – running not your thing, then marshalling (need several around St Michaels Church!).  Monies raised this year are being given to Cricket club, school and scouts.  Help support Lilleshall community, get fit and have fun!  If you want to help with marshalling please contact            andrew-helen@tiscali.co.uk or text 07766808226

Monkey’s Amazing Journey – Raising funds for charity in memory of David Ison: Would you like to join Matthew in bringing David Ison’s Monkey on part of his epic journey from Wales to Lilleshall Monument on 1st July.  The whole journey will start in Wales and take in the coast of the Netherlands before some climbing in Wales and canoeing on the Severn brings him to           Shrewsbury.   Matthew is coordinating a cycle ride from Shrewsbury to     Muxton on the afternoon of 1st July.  All funds raised will be divided             between The Severn Hospice, Macmillan’s and The Brain Tumour Charity. Book the date and contact Matthew to register your interest. – more details to follow.


Monday 20th March 9.15am Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 23rd March 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).

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 prayer time for the CAP Debt Centre on 3rd Tuesday of each month at St John’s 9am 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 usually on the 4th Thursday of each month from 9.30am – 12noon.

BLAZE: A new mid week 11’s-14’s group. It takes place between 6-7:30pm on Wednesdays at Lilleshall memorial hall. Contact Thom for further details.

PATHFINDERS: School Years R-Y6. Meets every Thursday at 5pm during term time at St Michael’s. Kids activities including games, sports, craft and worship. Tea served at 5.05pm.  Come and join the fun £2 per session includes food. No need to book but email to help with catering. ellie@wkjproperty.com.

SUB:ZERO – cafe style youth club for School years 7+ at St John’s 4-6pm on Friday’s during term time. A chance for young people to meet with friends,  relax and have fun inc games like pool & table tennis, Xbox Kinect and a tuck shop followed by ABSOLUTE:ZERO approx 5.30pm…..A chance to ask questions about God and about being a Christian…

FUSION: (14 – 18 year olds) will meet weekly at the home of Thom Foster 3A Fieldhouse Drive, Muxton. 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: 9.30am Cedric Ayres

Coffee9.30am Heather Ayres & Janet Johnson                    No AV available


Sidesperson: 9.30am Dave & Sue Richards & 6.30pm Jean Millward

Coffee: Paul & Julie Clayton                                                 No AV available

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm and Tuesday 9.00am – 1.00pm.

Email:admin@stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk Website www.stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk

MATTHEW’S DAY OFF is usually a FRIDAY.   Email: matthew.lefroy@tiscali.co.uk

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually a WEDNESDAYEmail: revrichcresswell@gmail.com

Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah’s commission

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: with two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.’

At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

‘Woe to me!’ I cried. ‘I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.’

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, ‘See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.’

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’

And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’

John 4:25-30

25 The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah’ (called Christ) ‘is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.’

26 Then Jesus declared, ‘I, the one speaking to you – I am he.’

The disciples rejoin Jesus

27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, ‘What do you want?’ or ‘Why are you talking with her?’

28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 ‘Come, see a man who told me everything I’ve ever done. Could this be the Messiah?’ 30 They came out of the town and made their way towards him.