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Notices for Sunday 25th March 2018 – Palm Sunday

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Notices for Sunday 25th March – Palm Sunday

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: Our service this morning is led by Sue and Robyn will continue our sermon series about ‘Discovering God’s heart for …… this morning looking at the other 6 days”. Genesis 1:1-3, 2:1-3 and John 5:2-18.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION (CW): A warm welcome to our service this     evening led by Rich and Matthew. Isaiah 5:1-7 and Mark 12:1-12.

26th-28th March 9am Short Reflection
Maundy Thursday (29th) 9am Short Reflection

12noon Worship, Lunch & Music

Good Friday (30th) 12noon-3pm Church open for private prayer

6.30pm Good Friday Reflection

Saturday 31st

(Tel:670033 or 604930)

7.30pm 3rdDay – Easter story in contemporary song. Advance tickets (Free).
Easter Day (1st April) 6.30am Dawn Service on Lilleshall Hill

9.30am All Age Holy Communion

6.30pm Now Worship

SERMON SERIES DURING LENT:  After listening to the sermon.  Was there anything you didn’t follow or understand?  There will be an opportunity to       discuss in your housegroup this week.

  1. What is different about your working week compared with your day of rest? Why is that?
  2. Where do you feel most at home, working or resting? Why do you think that is so?
  3. How can we express our faith in a working situation?
  4. Do you think that God may be calling you to change your work or resting pattern?

PRAYERS: Please pray for the young people who are going to Quinta next weekend (23rd-25th March). Kathy & Alex (leaders), Josh & Ben Tagg, Lauren & Luke Barnett, Scarlett Jones, Mae Tsang, Ben & Sarah Edwards, Georgia Gabriel-Hooper, Liam Bambro, Craig & Alec Gittus, Todd Brooks-Kynaston, Thomas Aldrian, Issy Fidler, Muskaan Reni and James Banks.

FLOWERS FOR THE CROSS: Last year at St Michael’s, we decorated a cross with flowers during the Easter Day Communion service.  This year, we intend to place the cross outside  St Michael’s, near the road for everyone to see.  We invite anyone attending the 6:30am dawn service and/or the 9:30am Communion service to bring cut flowers or greenery with which to decorate the cross.

FOOD BANK:PLEA FOR FOOD..donations are needed for our local food banks, stocks are very low and demand high.  Collection boxes in church.

ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION:  Our Electoral Roll is due to be revised on    Friday 30th March.  Please could you check the Roll on display in Church that all your details are correct and please write any corrections/deletions on the list or inform Lesley.  If you wish to be added to the list please fill in an       application available in church and hand into the Church Office (Lesley) no later than 9am on Friday 30th.

WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC: We conclude our weekly series of Worship, Lunch & Music through Lent with a service of Holy Communion at noon on Maundy Thursday (29th) followed by lunch and entertainment. All Welcome.

3rd DAY MUSICAL Saturday 31st March 7.30pm at St Michael’s Church:  Come along and hear the Easter Story in contemporary song conducted by   composer Paul Savill, performed by choir and soloists from St Michael’s & St John’s and enjoy hot food, tea and cake afterwards.  Admission by advance tickets only, free from the church office 670033 or Ellie 604930.

Brush up on your Budgeting Skills! Come on a CAP Money course at St Johns on three consecutive Mondays at 7pm. The next course is led by David and starts on 9 April. The course is for anyone and everyone and is not just for those who are struggling to make ends meet (although it is very helpful if there always seems to be ‘month left at the end of your money’!) The course is free, confidential, requires no disclosure of personal financial information and, believe it or not, is good fun. To register, contact St John’s church office on 670033 or email admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk

Our Annual Meeting (APCM) takes place on Sunday 15th April when we will hear about the life of St Michael’s during 2017, elect Church Wardens and PCC  members. Nomination forms available in church next week. Vacancies:- Church Warden: 2 x one year vacancies. And PCC: 4 vacancies for 3 years.   Please   consider and pray whether these posts maybe for you…

CAP DEBT CENTRE are looking for a volunteer Fundraising Officer to lead a team raising funds for the centre through activities and events.  Please contact Jane Preston 07910779345 or janepreston@capuk.org.uk for more information.

Kaleidoscope Schools Project:  Tues19th–Fri22nd June. 500 school children  attended  last year and we expect the same again this time. Could YOU join our team of friendly volunteers to help on one or more days? You need to be    available between 9am and 2.30pm. Interested? For more information please       contact: Clare Olliver – 07913 373752  theollivers@talktalk.net

Post Office in the village: The post office in the Memorial Hall has been re-opened and will be available every Tuesday and Wednesday morning between 10 am and 12 noon.  Please spread the word and do use it so we can keep this valuable facility in Lilleshall

Monday 26th March 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 29th March 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St John’s

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.

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.

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.


Sidesperson: 9.30am  Anthony Warner and 6.30pm Mike Harris

Coffee: Dave & Sue Richards


Sidesperson: 9.30am Cedric Ayres

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


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

Email:  admin@stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk   Webwww.stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk

MATTHEW’S DAY OFF is usually FRIDAY  Emailmatthew.lefroy@tiscali.co.uk

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

Genesis 1:1-3 & Gen 2:1-3
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

John 5:2-18

2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie – the blind, the lame, the paralysed. 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, ‘Do you want to get well?’

7 ‘Sir,’ the invalid replied, ‘I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.’

8 Then Jesus said to him, ‘Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.’ 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.

The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, 10 and so the Jewish leaders said to the man who had been healed, ‘It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.’

11 But he replied, ‘The man who made me well said to me, “Pick up your mat and walk.”’

12 So they asked him, ‘Who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?’

13 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.

14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, ‘See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.’ 15 The man went away and told the Jewish leaders that it was Jesus who had made him well.

16 So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. 17 In his defence Jesus said to them, ‘My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.’ 18 For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.