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Notices for Sunday 22nd January 2017

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Notices for Sunday 22nd January

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: Welcome to our service this morning led by Rich. This morning we welcome guest speaker Keith Davies from Christian      Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)  Romans 12:9-16 and Matthew 25:31-46

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION: Our service this evening is led by Matthew and Heiko. Paula talks to us about 1 Peter 1:3-12 and Luke 4:14-21.

PRAYERS: Please pray for the Passion Play. Pray for Stuart Horobin who has written the play, is directing it and managing all the rehearsals. Pray that we are able to cast people in all the roles – we especially ask God to lead us to the    person to play the role of Jesus.

DO YOU KNOW? Rich is seeking information from anyone who knows anything about the stone memorial topped by an angel, just outside the main entrance to church.  If you have any information (particularly about relatives or interested parties), please speak to Rich.

WANTED clean old sheets, blankets, curtains or other large pieces of fabric (cream, beige, brown or blue fabric – no florals and pyjama cord for costumes for passion play as soon as possible.  Please give to Lesley or Frances. Thank you.

GOOD MORNING SUNDAY – a new way to start your Sunday continues at St John’s. Breakfast from 8.15 am, the Sunday papers, conversation, prayer and reflection.  On a busy Sunday, start the day with God and be fed and ready to go by 9:15! (Not on the 5th Sunday)

Our next TGI takes place this evening at St John’s 6-8pm.

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN NEWPORT – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity There will be a short (30 minute) service at St Michael’s tomorrow at 1.00 pm where we will be joined by members of other Newport churches as part of the events masking the national Week of Prayer for    Christian Unity.  Please do come and join us if you are able. (See poster).

PRAY FOR SCHOOLS: Please join us on Tuesday 24th January at Meeting Point House between 12.30-2pm to pray for our schools.  Bring your own sandwiches, cake and drinks provided.

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 (26th)  from 9.30am.

 

AWAKENING on Thursday 26th 7.30pm at St. Mary & St. Chad’s Church,       Brewood. An evening with Ian McCormack. Ian will share his amazing testimony of his life-changing near-death experience after being stung by a box jellyfish. Worship, prayer ministry, refreshments and fun.   This is the first of what is hoped to be a monthly event.

‘COMPASSION’ presents CURRY & COMEDY on Friday 27th January 6.30-9.30pm at House of Prayer 6 Market Approach, Wellington TF1 1BW  with Steve Legg and Jane Alam Sheikh. Jane former sponsored child is teaming up with comedian Steve Legg to present this comedy tour. Tickets or enquiries  to Martin,  hawkecouriers@fsmail.net.

CAP MONEY COURSE starts 30 January. Spring clean your finances and get control of your money! This course is NOT just for people in un-manageable debt. Its for everyone. The course is free, confidential and personal circumstances are not discussed. Join the nearly 200 people who have benefitted from CAP Money courses run by St John’s Money Coaches. Starts at 7pm at St John’s on Monday 30 January and following two Monday evenings. For more  information, contact Vicky on 07971972961 or vickymuxton@blueyonder.co.uk.

SERVING IN THE POWER OF GOD: Led by John McGinley Regional Director for New Wine, Midlands Region.  A day of ‘Biblical teaching on Spiritual Gifts’ & ‘Practical application of Spiritual Gifts’ takes place on Saturday 11th February 9.30-3.30pm  at St James Church, Brownhills.  Cost £5 per person. Tea and coffee will be provided. There will be a bring and share lunch. To book a place please phone 01543 372187 or email stjames@stjameschurchbrownhills.co.uk

Monday 23rd January 9.15am Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 26th January 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St John’s

WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC takes place on the First Thursday of each month except January. The first WLM of 2017 takes place on Thursday 2nd February beginning 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.

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  Anthony Warner and 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee:   Gill Holloway & Janet Marshall                                   No AV available

Sidesperson: 9.30am  John Morris and 6.30pm Geoff Lott

Coffee:  Paul & Julie Clayton                                                            Laptop: Paul

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 WEDNESDAY.  Email: revrichcresswell@gmail.com

Romans 12:9-16  Love in action

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practise hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.Do not be conceited.

Matthew 25:31-46  The sheep and the goats

31 ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 ‘Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was ill and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

37 ‘Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you ill or in prison and go to visit you?”

40 ‘The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

41 ‘Then he will say to those on his left, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was ill and in prison and you did not look after me.”

44 ‘They also will answer, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or ill or in prison, and did not help you?”

45 ‘He will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”

46 ‘Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.’