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Notices for Sunday 26th March 2017


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Notices for Sunday 26th March

‘Happy Mothering Sunday’

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: A warm welcome to our special service this morning led by Rich. John talks to us about ‘Dressed to Attract’  Colossians 3:11-17 and Luke 6:35-38.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION: Our service this evening is led by Heiko and Matthew and Paula talks to us about Micah 7 and John 3:14-21.

ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION:  Our Electoral Roll has now been revised and is on display.  Please could you check the Roll that all your details are correct and please write any corrections/deletions on the list or inform Lesley in the office .  No names can now be added to the list until after the APCM.

The Annual Meeting (APCM) takes place on Sunday 2nd April when we will hear about the life of St Michael’s during 2016, elect Church Wardens, PCC and Deanery Synod members. Nomination forms are now available in church please hand to Fran, Matthew or Lesley.  Vacancies:- Church Wardens 2 Vacancies for 1 year. PCC 4 vacancies for 3 years   Deanery Synod: 3 Vacancies for 3 years. If you are already on PCC please check whether you have come to the end of your term.

WANTED:  We are looking for donations towards the ‘Passion for Life Activity Days’ please take a look at the list on the welcome table.  Donations will be gratefully received by Ellie or Lesley. Thank you.

* Could we ask all members of the congregation if they wouldn’t mind donating a crème egg (or similar size) to give to all the young people that come along to the Passion for Life Activity Days….Thank you.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Tuesday 11th until Sunday 23rd April.  An     opportunity to reflect on the story of Jesus’ Passion (his arrest, trial, death and resurrection), combing the words of scripture with original artwork produced by members of our church and local community.   St Michael’s will be open most days for you to view the artwork between 10am-4pm from 11th – 22nd April…please check poster or magazine for specific opening times.

If you are able to help with two hourly sessions of manning the Church for people wishing to view ‘Stations of the Cross’ and/or help with serving refreshments please put your name on the list at the back of church.  Thank you.

FAIRTRADE STALL:  Di Baxter and Gill Roberts would like to thank you for supporting the Fairtrade Stall.  Over the 2 churches we raised £100.  Thank you.

YOUR SUPPORT AND PRAYERS ARE STILL DESPERATELY NEEDED:  You may have seen the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an     appeal, which Tearfund is involved in too. Tearfund are already on the ground in East Africa working to provide humanitarian assistance, sanitation, and health education to vulnerable families. In this emergency situation, Tearfund are  determined to continue bringing hope and help to the most vulnerable          communities in East Africa.   Please pick up an envelope if you would like to    donate. Thank you.

Our weekly WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC during Lent continues this     Thursday at 12noon followed by lunch and a recital.

CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS: Plans for an exciting new group for families with children who have Additional Needs. If this is your interest – you are invited to a planning meeting for a Summer Holiday event on Saturday 19th August. Join the meeting to be held at St Andrews Church, Shifnal 1.30pm on Tuesday 28th March 2017.

LILLESHALL MONUMENTAL RUN: Again we have the monumental race – this year on 2nd April.  Church members are invited to take part in any aspect, tots and toddlers, fun run or main race – running not your thing, then marshalling (need several around St Michaels Church!).  Monies raised this year are being given to Cricket club, school and scouts.  Help support Lilleshall community, get fit and have fun!  If you want to help with marshalling please contact            andrew-helen@tiscali.co.uk or text 07766808226

Monkey’s Amazing Journey – Raising funds for charity in memory of David Ison: Would you like to join Matthew in bringing David Ison’s Monkey on part of his epic journey from Wales to Lilleshall Monument on 1st July.  The whole journey will start in Wales and take in the coast of the Netherlands before some climbing in Wales and canoeing on the Severn brings him to           Shrewsbury.   Matthew is coordinating a cycle ride from Shrewsbury to     Muxton on the afternoon of 1st July.  All funds raised will be divided             between The Severn Hospice, Macmillan’s and The Brain Tumour Charity. Book the date and contact Matthew to register your interest. – more details to follow.

Monday 27th March 9.15am Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 30th March 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).

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 Dave & Sue Richards & 6.30pm Jean Millward

Coffee: Paul & Julie Clayton                                                 No AV available


Sidesperson: 9.30am David Lawrence                                      No AV available

Coffee9.30am Janet Marshall & Helper & 6.30pm Chris Leyden


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 WEDNESDAYEmail: revrichcresswell@gmail.com



Colossians 3:11-17

11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


Luke 6:35-38

35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.’