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Notices for Sunday 1st July 2018

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Notices for Sunday 1st July

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: Our service this morning is led by Sue and  Matthew begins our new sermon series ’The Life of the Prophet – Elijah and   Elisha’ starting with ‘A Widow’s Rescue’. 1 Kings 17:7-24 and Luke 17:11-17.

6.30pm NOW WORSHIP: Welcome to our monthly contemporary service this evening led by Matthew.

PRAYERS: A dear Christian lady, Mavis Hilton who was a faithful member of St John’s for many many years has gone to be with the lord last night after a short time of being unwell.  Our love and prayers go to Diane and Godfrey and all her family and many friends.  She will be sadly missed.

CONTACT DETAILS: We still need your forms, Please pick up a form and return to Lesley when completed.    THANK YOU.

Rich and Jenny wish to thank all of you who attended Rich’s licensing service on the 20th June.  We were incredibly touched by your support and, judging by the comments we’ve already received, the regular congregation were blown away by your singing!  Rich would like to say a special thank you for his new purple stole, which he will look forward to wearing.  Also, we’re not too far away in Shawbury, so do get in contact if you’d like to invite yourself over for a cuppa!

KATIE FOSTER: I want to thank everyone  for their support, good wishes, cards and kindness on my recent baptism. In particular a big thank you to Amanda and Tina and to Rich who helped me and fitted me in before he left!  Your support means a lot to me. In addition thank you to those who support my continuing efforts to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK through our very small  (but perfectly formed!) Shropshire Fundraising Group.  Jennie & Colin Barnett’s daughter Lauren has been helping at some events as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award!  The good news is that the Shropshire Star tell me that we are finalists in their “Thank You” Awards and I hope that you will be able to vote for us when public voting begins on July 19 until August 10! And if you feel like joining our Group that would be wonderful! Thank you from Katie!

TELFORD FOOD BANK: From  Monday 2nd July the new address  for Telford Food Bank (Previously Leegomery) will be 78-83 Severn Walk Sutton Hill TF7 4AS

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place this Saturday (7th) 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let Simon T, Matthew or Lesley know you are coming.

ST MICHAEL’S PCC are due to meet on Monday 9th July 7.30pm in church.

Worship, Teaching and Stories’, which is taking place at Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace on Thursday July 12th at 7.30pm part of the ‘Intentional        Discipleship 2018: East Meets West’ event which enables us to focus on our   Diocesan theme of Discipleship but also to celebrate the vitality and importance of our links with the four Dioceses in Malaysia and Singapore. We will be       welcoming over 30 guests from Dioceses in S E Asia.  See poster in church.

ACTIVITY DAYS ‘SECRET AGENT SERVICE’ – RECRUITMENT NOW TAKING PLACE!: …take a look on www.stjohnsmuxton.org.uk then follow the St John’s link or pick up a leaflet in church today…. 24th/25th July or 26th/27th July 10-3pm for school years R-6. There is also a list of various things we need to begin collecting in church…please take a look and see if there is anything you can help us with, also there is still time to volunteer and help during the activity days. Thank you.

CHARITY GOLF DAY on Friday 17th August at Horsehay Golf Club 9.30am start.  £30 for 18holes of golf followed by a meal.  Male or female, no current handicap required. Limited places available.  Entry via Richard Long on 504204 or email richardejlong@hotmail.com All proceeds to Telford CAP Debt Centre.

Monday 2nd July 9.15am Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 5th July 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.

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.


Sidesperson: 9.30am  Cedric Ayres

Coffee: 9.30am Janet Marshall & Ann Churm and 6.30pm Chris Leyden


Sidesperson: 9.30am  Anthony Warner and 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee: Delia Brown and Sylvia Jukes


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

1 Kings 17:7-24  Elijah and the widow at Zarephath

Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. Then the word of the Lord came to him: ‘Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have instructed a widow there to supply you with food.’ 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, ‘Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?’ 11 As she was going to get it, he called, ‘And bring me, please, a piece of bread.’

12 ‘As surely as the Lord your God lives,’ she replied, ‘I don’t have any bread – only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it – and die.’

13 Elijah said to her, ‘Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: “The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.”’

15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.

17 Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. 18 She said to Elijah, ‘What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?’

19 ‘Give me your son,’ Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. 20 Then he cried out to the Lord, ‘Lord my God, have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?’ 21 Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the Lord, ‘Lord my God, let this boy’s life return to him!’

22 The Lord heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived. 23 Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, ‘Look, your son is alive!’

24 Then the woman said to Elijah, ‘Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord from your mouth is the truth.’

Luke 17:11-17 Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy

11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?