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Notices for Sunday 24th June 2018

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Notices for Sunday 24th June

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP & BAPTISM: Our service this morning is led by Matthew and Jan talks to us about ‘I am the True Vine’ John 15:1-17. We also offer a warm welcome to Luke and Rebecca and their family and friends who bring along Louie to be baptised today.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our service this evening led by  Matthew. James talks to us about Galatians 3:26-4:11.1

URGENT – CAN YOU HELP AT TOTs?  We are really struggling and short of helpers at the moment at our Toddler group until the end of term.  Can you help? Between 10am-11.30am on one of the Tuesdays until 10th July…serving refreshments and tidying up.  Please see Lesley.  Thank you

CONTACT DETAILS: Your privacy is important to us, and we want to continue to communicate with YOU which is in line with UK law on data protection.  We still need your forms, Please pick up a form which will allow us to do this and return to Lesley when completed.    THANK YOU.

ACTIVITY DAYS 2018: Can you help with this years Activity Days ? held 24th to 27th July. You can appreciate there is a lot of organisation and it really helps to have your availability to ensure we have enough leaders/helpers even more so this year as we have a few of our regular leaders and helpers  unavailable so your time, if you can give it, is even more vital. Please fill in a form available in church and hand to Ellie Jones or Lesley in the office.

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 (28th) 9.30am – 12noon to watch ‘The Little Prince’

MESSY CHURCH:  Please join us at our Messy Pet’s service THIS Thursday 4.45pm  at St Michael’s.  Don’t forget …Bring your pets!!

AN EXCITING NEW WAY TO PRACTICALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MODERN SLAVERY : Safe Carwash App – Tackling Modern Slavery in our     parishes.  Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight on our high streets. The      National Crime Agency thinks there are tens of thousands of people being   exploited in the UK, forced to work long hours, for little or no pay, and under threat of violence. We all know that many people are being exploited in hand car washes, which in recent years have sprung up across the country in their     thousands. Many of those hand car washes are legitimate businesses, but some of them are not. Police raids in hand car washes in towns and cities up and down the country have unearthed victims living in horrendous conditions. There is no reliable data on just how widespread it is. This lack of information means that victims could be falling through the net, becoming more enmeshed in the cycle of exploitation. Our national partners – The Clewer Initiative have spoken to the police, the National Crime Agency and the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority about how the church and others can help them solve this; how we can bring these hidden victims into the light. The Clewer Initiative and the Church of England are developing an app, which can be downloaded for free onto your smartphone nowWe are encouraging people using a hand car wash, or simply walking past one, to download the app and complete a short survey about the working conditions of the car wash. If we think you have reason to believe that exploitation is going on, we will ask you to report it to the Modern Slavery Helpline. The information will also be immediately shared with the   National Crime Agency, to help them with their investigations. Find out more on the poster in church or at https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/safecarwash It is estimated that every town is affected, with people being trafficked and exploited and trafficked across our Diocese.

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 is part of the ‘Intentional Discipleship 2018: East Meets West’ event which not only 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 our link Dioceses in S E Asia.  See poster in church

Monday 25th June 9.15am Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 28th June 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.

THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am  Cedric Ayres and 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee: Dave & Sue Richards

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am  Cedric Ayres

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

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

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

Office closed Friday 22nd June and Monday 25th

John 15:1-17 The vine and the branches

15 ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: love each other as I have loved you.13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: love each other.