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Notices for Sunday 26th November 2017

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Notices for Sunday 26th November

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP + BAPTISM: Welcome to our service this morning led by Sue.  John talks to us as we prepare for Advent.  ‘Facing Divine Judgement’  Romans 14:10-12 and Matthew 25:31-46. A warm welcome to Craig, Lucy, family and friends who bring along Max and Pippa to be baptised today.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION:  Our service this evening is led by  Rich and Matthew talks to us about Ephesians 1:15-end and Matthew 25:31-end.

Prayer requests:

Please pray for Jean and her family as they come to terms with the sad loss of Denis Fry.  His Funeral will be in church on Tuesday 28th November at noon.

  • Following the earthquake on the Iran/Iraq border pray for families who are grieving loss of life and homes that the community around would quickly unite to rebuild before winter.
  • The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is crippling the country. Famine is setting in and 134 child deaths daily from malnutrition and preventable diseases. Pray for peace and reconciliation and a way for aid to enter the country.
  • Pray for political stability in Zimbabwe following the recent military coup.
  • Winter in Central Asia can be -20  and below pray for Johnny, Beth and   Hettie that they would be protected and nourished by the Lord as they seek to bless the people they live amongst.

WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE COLLAPSES? Free basic life support and defibrillator awareness sessions  will be held at Cosy Hall on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5-7pm. Call 01952 417598 (weekdays     between 9.15am-12noon) or email training@cosyhall.org.uk to let them know you are coming.

CHURCH FAMILY : To enable us to look out for each other and to keep in    contact  we are updating our Pastoral list. If you would like to be on it please let Angie know (Tel: 606008 Mobile: 07855 184165;  angiecamper.vann@gmail.com

CAP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: More volunteers needed for the CAP debt     centre. Full training provided (next session in December). Daytime availability preferred. Contact the manager, Jane Preston 07910 779345 or email              janepreston@capuk.org for more details.

DAILY READINGS DURING ADVENT: This December we’re encouraged to spend a little time each day enjoying the season of Advent, as well as the inevitable preparation for Christmas.  We’ve prepared a set of short daily readings and reflections, contributed by a variety of our church members. You can pick up a booklet in church, or download it from www.stjohnsmuxton.org.uk/advent if you prefer to have it on your tablet or smartphone.

TGI SUNDAY: Our young people, aged 10+, meet for their next TGI event on THIS EVENING 6pm at St John’s.

An entertaining cartoon telling The Nativity from the viewpoint of the animals is now being shown at Telford’s Cineworld and Odeon. The Star (U) starring a cute lamb and a show-off dove are amongst the animal cast. Oprah Winfrey voices Deborah the camel. Cineworld: Daily at 4pm (also at 11.20am & 1.40pm on Saturday) Odeon: Daily at 12.30pm (also at 10.15am on Saturday and Sunday).

The Pathfinder Children need your help. Do you have any fabric which you could donate to make traditional nativity character costumes? We are looking for help cutting out and sewing them also. If you are willing to help, either meeting one Saturday morning or taking something home to sew at your leisure, then please speak to Ellie Jones 07830524321.

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.

SHROPSHIRE HOPE invites you to an evening with Roy Crowne, Executive    Director of HOPE…7.30pm Wednesday 29th November Christ Church,      Bayston Hill, SY3 0PZ.   See poster for further details.  Matthew is going and has a   couple of spare seats if you are interested.

Puddings help please – can anyone make a pudding for the CAP regional meeting being held at St John’s on Thursday please – Lesley 670033.

ST JOHN’S CHRISTMAS FAIR is planned for Saturday 2nd December    between 11-2.30pm.  There will be various stalls, crafts for kids and displays from local groups.

AWE – Alternative Worship Experience Come and Prepare for Advent and Christmas with worship, prayer and a short reflection. Puddings and             refreshments from 7.00 pm on Saturday 2nd December.

St Michael’s are holding an ADVENT CONCERT on Sunday 3rd December at 3.30pm with musical entertainment from Ann, Rich and Nykko. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

ST MICHAEL’S CHOIR will be singing carols at the Christmas Market in     Telford Town Centre on Friday 8th December between 7-7.30pm and money raised will go to St Michael’s church to be distributed to local causes and we would especially like to invite you to join the choir to sing with them.

Please could you help CAP Debt Centre clients and their families enjoy a    better Christmas? We hope to give every family a Christmas hamper but we need your help. Could you buy one of the items as displayed on the chart on the Welcome desk? Some items cost less than £1. Please sign up to provide an item by Sunday 10 December and put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas.

MESSY CHRISTINGLE: Please join us for this fun interactive service on    Sunday 10th December 4pm here at St Michael’s with food, fun, make your own Christingle, Nativity Photo Booth, Snowman cakes and much more.  Fun for all the family.

The Gallery Singers are very pleased to present ‘Northern Lights’  A collection of songs and carols for Christmas on Sunday 10 December 3pm at All Saints Church, Forton. Tickets £8 available from  www.thegallerysingers.co.uk, from Gill Roberts 078030 42807or on the door.

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 27th November 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 30th November 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St John’s

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.

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 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.

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.


Sidesperson: 9.30am John Morris and 6.30pm Jean Millward

Coffee: Paul & Julie Clayton


Sidesperson: 9.30am Anthony Warner

Coffee: 9.30am Janet Marshall & Ann Churm and 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   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

Romans 14:10-12

10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11 It is written:

‘“As surely as I live,” says the Lord,  “Every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.”’

12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

Matthew 25:31-46 The sheep and the goats

31 ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 ‘Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was ill and you looked after me, I was in stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was ill and in prison and you did not look after me.”

44 ‘They also will answer, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or ill or in prison, and did not help you?”

45 ‘He will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”

46 ‘Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.’