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Notices for Sunday 22nd October 2017

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Notices for Sunday 22nd October

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: Welcome to our service this morning led by Rich.  Today David talks to us about ‘Instructions on worship’ Genesis 3:1-6 and 1 Timothy 2.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our service this evening led by Rich.  Heiko talks to us about Hosea 11:12-12:8.

Please collect boxes for weekly giving from the table at the back of Church

AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND: Please vote for CAP Debt CentreTelford from 9am on 24th October until midday on 21st November….register at             https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/ (unique identifier 17-4633). Please tell your friends and family.  You have 10 votes – all can be used on the same project.  We need to be one of the first 200 projects to receive 1000 votes.  Thank you.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CHURCHES: There is a good opportunities coming up to help make our church more dementia-friendly.  A FREE day training session on dementia friendly worship on Saturday 28 October from 9.30 am to 4 pm at St Thomas’ & St Andrew’s Church, Doxey, Stafford. If you are interested in either of these events, please contact Jo Lefroy.

BRIGHT LIGHTS PARTY: Calling all ages 5-11 – Come to our Bright Lights on Sunday 29th October from 4-6pm at St John’s Church. The fun packed       evening will include Songs, Activities, Games and Food.

LUNCHCLUB TRIP to Trentham Gardens takes place on Friday 3rd November leaving St John’s at 9.45am and returning from Trentham at 3pm.  The cost is £7 each.  Any queries or to book please contact Ann on 604341.

LUV ESTHER: A stunning new production gripping right from the toe-tapping start to the sing-a-long finale. Friday 3rd November 7pm at Salvation Army Worship & Community Halls, Oakengates TF2 6AZ.  Tickets from Meeting Point House or email luvesthertelford@gmail.com. Adults £10 and Concessions £8.

TELFORD CAP DEBT CENTRE: We invite you to our Anniversary Celebration on 5th November 4pm. Wombridge church, 14 Wombridge Rd, Telford TF2 6HT. Speaker: Jane Preston, Debt Centre manager
Refreshments afterwards. Come and hear what’s been happening in our centre .

CAP FUNDRAISING QUIZ takes place on Friday 10th November 6.45pm for 7pm start at Severn Suite, The Valley Hotel, Ironbridge TF8 7DW.  Tickets are £15 to include a hot supper and are available from Lesley 670033.

SHROPSHIRE CHURCHES DAY CONFERENCE is being hosted by the Bishop’s of Shrewsbury and Ludlow ‘A REASON FOR HOPE’ on 18th November 2017  (0930 Registration) taking place at Holy Trinity Centre Meole Brace with guest speaker Revd Dr  Michael Lloyd …for further details please look on www.trinitychurches.org/hope. Tickets are £8 if booked by the end of October.  Lunch is available for an extra £5. To book go on.. https://trinitychurches.churchsuite.co.uk/events/usruu8d8  (Poster on noticeboard).

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX APPEAL:  It is time to start thinking and collecting bits and pieces for the shoe box appeal. The Shoe Box service will take place on Sunday 19th November 11am at St John’s.  Ready to fill boxes, knitting patterns etc and further details is available from St John’s..

HOST UK is a charity whose mission is to give a welcome to international    students in British homes for friendship and cultural exchange. Hospitality can be offered for one day (daytime only), three days and two nights at the weekend, or at New Year, or four days and three nights during the Christmas      festive period. If you should like to know more please look at our website: www.host.org Or email us on: info@hostuk.org Or telephone us on: 020 7739 6292.  See poster in church.

Monday 23rd October 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 26th October 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 (except August) and every week during Lent. We begin 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.

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

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 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 usually on the 4th Thursday of

each month from 9.30am – 12noon.  (16th November).

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.

SPARK: meet during every Sunday service except Church Praze services. For ages 10+. Term time only. Please see Thom for further information.

BLAZE: A new mid week 11’s-14’s group. It takes place between 6-7:30pm on Wednesdays at St Michael’s Church. Contact Thom 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. followed by ABSOLUTE:ZERO approx 5.30pm (during Sub:Zero)…..A chance to ask questions about God and about being a Christian…

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 670760 for info.

THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am Dave & Sue Richards and 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee: Clive & Julie Nelson

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am John Morris and 6.30pm Fran Taylor

Coffee: Paul & Julie Clayton

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday

9.00am – 3.00pm and Tuesday 9.00am – 1.00pm.

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

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

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually WEDNESDAY  Emailrevrichcresswell@gmail.com

Genesis 3:1-6  The fall

Now the snake was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say, “You must not eat from any tree in the garden”?’

The woman said to the snake, ‘We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, “You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.”’

‘You will not certainly die,’ the snake said to the woman. ‘For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

1 Timothy 2  Instructions on worship

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle – I am telling the truth, I am not lying – and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.

Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15 But women will be saved through childbearing – if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

Hosea 11:12-12:8  Israel’s sin

12 Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, Israel with deceit. And Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One.
12 Ephraim feeds on the wind; he pursues the east wind all day and multiplies lies and violence.  He makes a treaty with Assyria and sends olive oil to Egypt.
The Lord has a charge to bring against Judah; he will punish Jacob according to his ways and repay him according to his deeds.
In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel; as a man he struggled with God.
He struggled with the angel and overcame him; he wept and begged for his favour. He found him at Bethel and talked with him there – the Lord God Almighty,
the Lord is his name!  But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.

The merchant uses dishonest scales and loves to defraud. Ephraim boasts,
‘I am very rich; I have become wealthy. With all my wealth they will not find in me any iniquity or sin.’