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Notices for Sunday 20th August 2017

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Notices for Sunday 20th August

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: A warm welcome to our service this morning led by Jane. Robyn talks to us about Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ’The Law’ and Matthew 5:43-48 ’Love your enemies’ .

6.30pm EVENING PRAYER (BCP): Welcome to our service this evening led by Gillian.  David talks to us about ‘Jesus quotes Hosea’ Hosea 6:6-7:2 and Matthew 9:9-13

DO YOU BUY YORKSHIRE TEA? Please collect the bar codes from boxes of Yorkshire Tea Bags and drop them off in the collection box at the back of church. This project is being coordinated by the Newport Rotary Lite club and the barcodes are used to buy wheelchairs via the Wheelchair Foundation UK with funds provided by Yorkshire Tea. One packet of 80 Teabags = 1 credit;  For every 10 credits returned, Yorkshire Tea donates £1. It only requires £75 to buy and deliver one new wheelchair.

RIDE AND STRIDE: Help preserve the history on your doorstep by taking part in a sponsored cycle or walk on Saturday 9th September, see poster for      further details or http://www.rideandstrideuk.org/

GraveTalk: It’s not easy to think about your own funeral. Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it can be hard. GraveTalk is a café space where people can talk about these big questions. The conversation is helped along by GraveTalk cards offering useful questions. Come along to St Michael’s from 10am-noon on Thursday 14th      September. Speak to Rich for more information.

PARENTALK is a great course that covers essential topics for parents of      children aged 4 to 11 years…it helps mums and dads do the best job they can at bringing up their children.  This course takes place over 6 Thursdays beginning on 21st September 8pm at St John’s Church.   Leaflets available in church and please call the Office to book your place 670033.

LADIES BREAKFAST: Let somebody prepare your breakfast and enjoy some     fellowship with friends on Saturday 23rd September 8.45am at St Michael’s Guest speaker is Gill Banks who will be speaking about ‘Faith on the Street’s.

CAP MONEY COURSE: A free course to help you manage your money better and learn to budget, save and spend well. No matter what your financial situation is, the CAP Money Course can benefit you. The tools that are taught on the CAP course are vital life skills, so whether you are financially well-off or not, on benefits or in debt this course is for you!  The next course will be held at St John’s Muxton starting on Saturday 30th September at 11am. This free course takes place over 3 consecutive sessions and all resources and refreshments are also provided free of charge. (More information can be found at www.capmoneycourse.org).

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Shared lunch 24th September (Johnny and Beth visiting) Please put your name down if you intend to come to help with catering and Women’s evening Saturday 7th October 7.30pm at St John’s.

BRYN HAWORTH IN CONCERT: Bryn is an acclaimed slide guitarist and singer songwriter who has been delighting audiences with his own unique brand of rock, country and gospel blues for over 35 years.  He will be performing at St Michael’s on Saturday 14th October 7.30pm.  Tickets are £7 available from Angie Vann 606008 or Lesley 670033.

SHROPSHIRE CHURCHES DAY CONFERENCE: You are invited to the     Shropshire Churches Day Conference which is being hosted by the Bishop of Shrewsbury and the Bishop of Ludlow ‘A REASON FOR HOPE’ on 18th November 2017  (0930 Registration, welcome and refreshments)   taking place at Holy Trinity Centre Meole Brace.  The Guest speaker is Revd Dr  Michael Lloyd further details can be found on the main page www.trinitychurches.org/hope. Please note tickets are £8 if booked by the end of October and £10 if booked in November.  Lunch is available for an extra £5. Book yourself in by going to.. https://trinitychurches.churchsuite.co.uk/events/usruu8d8 (Poster on the notice board).

Monday 21st August 9.15am  Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 24th August 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 most months beginning with a service of Communion at noon followed by lunch and a recital.  No service in August

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

Sidesperson: 9.30am Cedric Ayres and 6.30pm John Hornby

Coffee: Dave & Sue Richards

Sidesperson: 9.30am Anthony Warner 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@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk   Web: www.stjohnsmuxton.org.uk

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually WEDNESDAY  Email: revrichcresswell@gmail.com



 Deuteronomy 6:4-9 The Law

Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates.

Matthew 5:43-48   Love your enemies

43 ‘You have heard that it was said, “Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Hosea 6:6-7:2

For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
As at Adam, they have broken the covenant; they were unfaithful to me there.
Gilead is a city of evildoers, stained with footprints of blood.
As marauders lie in ambush for a victim, so do bands of priests;
they murder on the road to Shechem, carrying out their wicked schemes.
10 I have seen a horrible thing in Israel:
there Ephraim is given to prostitution, Israel is defiled.

11 ‘Also for you, Judah,
a harvest is appointed.

7 ‘Whenever I would restore the fortunes of my people,
whenever I would heal Israel, the sins of Ephraim are exposed and the crimes of Samaria revealed. They practise deceit, thieves break into houses, bandits rob in the streets; but they do not realise that I remember all their evil deeds.
Their sins engulf them; they are always before me.

Matthew 9:9-13 The calling of Matthew

As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me,’ he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’

12 On hearing this, Jesus said, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but those who are ill. 13 But go and learn what this means: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’