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Notices for Sunday 23rd September 2018

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Notices for Sunday 23rd September

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: Our service this morning is led Sue and we   offer a warm welcome to our guest speaker Mike Chesterton from Care who will be talking to us today. Genesis 1:24-31 and Matthew 5:1-12

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION:  A warm welcome to our service this evening led by Matthew.

NEXT SUNDAY is our HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE: Uniform groups will be attending and any harvest gifts will be gratefully received. Thank you.

PRAYERS: Please pray for Janet Gibbs, a member of St John’s, and her family who sadly are coming to terms with the sad loss of her husband Selwyn. Please continue to pray for the family of friends of Gillian Hornby.

WORLD CHURCH PRAYER POINTS:

  • Wisdom for new leader of Pakistan Imran Khan
  • The Rohingya refugee crisis one year on
  • While our children start a new school year we thank God for the Safe Child Play Spaces set up in the camps by Tearfund to help with emotional healing.

The next SYNOD is Wednesday 26th September 7.30pm  at Church Aston Church with Zoe speaking about her ministry as the diocesan enabling officer for those with disabilities ‘Disabled people valuing & belonging in our churches’ and also a word about her own situation.  An open meeting and all are 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 at St John’s this Thursday (27th) from 9.30am – 12noon.   We will be watching ‘Funny Face’

The next CAP Money Course takes place at St John’s on 1st, 8th and 15th October at 7pm, highly recommended if you haven’t done one already.  Please contact the Church Office if you would like to attend.

WANTED PLEASE: Donations of unwanted clean clothes for a CAP client event (all shapes and sizes, ages and genders). Please bring your collection to Dawley Baptist church on Wednesday 3rd October between 2 & 4pm or to St John’s on 30th September. Contact Marcelle Kite 07969 312229 or Jane Preston 07910 779345 for further details.

A CONCERT BY ST MICHAEL’S CHOIR takes place on Sunday 7th October at 3.30pm.  Programme including Danny Boy, Can you feel the love tonight, I have a dream, food Glorious Food and much more.  Admission is free.

FREE TO BE – AN EVENT FOR CHRISTIAN WOMEN takes place on     Tuesday 9th October 7.30pm at Swan Bank Church, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 2AA.  Tickets are £4 available from 029 2081 0800 or cff.org.uk/freetobe.  See poster for details.

Telford Christians Together invites you to TOGETHER FOR THE KINGDOM on Thursday 11th October 7pm at Meeting Point House Chapel.  Guest speaker is Lloyd Cooke Chief Executive of Saltbox.  Saltbox is a charity that provides support for local churches, Christian ministries and faith groups.

“We All Have A Story” – A day for Men organised by New Wine.  Saturday 13th October 9.15am – 4pm at Liverpool Cathedral.  Speakers include Carl Beech, Steve Legg, Bill Bygroves, Phil Emmerson and Jennifer Rees Larcombe.  A group of us are intending to go. Men’s breakfast at the White House will still run on that day.  If you are interested in going to Liverpool please let Matthew or Lesley know.  The cost is £17 if booked before 9th September.  For more details https://www.new-wine.org/events/new-wine-mens-day-liverpool

DOGS WITHOUT COLLARS are at Dawley Town Hall on Friday 19th October 7.30pm. They are a band of five (real) vicars who got together in 2005 to enjoy playing rock music. In October they will be visiting Telford. A mixture of sit’n’listen and up’n’boogie, their sets are a collection of favourites from the 50s to the 90s. Every penny of ticket sales will go to the Great Dawley Breakfast Club so that kids in the area can have a good start to the day. Go along, have a giggle and get up and dance!  To book go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Dates for your Diary:  CAP Anniversary service 4th November 4pm at St John’s this year. Big celebration service with speaker from CAP head office 10th November – Remembrance Concert and other musical pieces by the   Jackfield Band at the Memorial Hall, Lilleshall. 16th December – Christmas Concert by the Gallery Singers at St Michael’s.

Monday 24th September  9.15am Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 27th September 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 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 David P, Matthew or Lesley know you are coming.

PRAYERS FOR CAP: We run a regular prayer time for the CAP Debt Centre, monthly 4.30pm on the 3rd Tuesday at St John’s in the Acorn Room.

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.

TELFORD FOOD BANK new address is 78-83 Severn Walk Sutton Hill TF7 4AS. (Previously located in Leegomery) . 01952 586646.

THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am  Stuart R and 6.30pm Mike H

Coffee: Dave & Sue R

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am John & Diane M and 6.30pm Jean M

Coffee:  Heather A + Helper

 

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

Monday and Friday 9-4pm and Tuesday 8.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm

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

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

 

Genesis 1:24-31

24 And God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild    animals, each according to its kind.’ And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’

27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’

29 Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.’ And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.

Matthew 5:1-12  Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 ‘Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.