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Notices for Sunday 28th January 2018

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Notices for Sunday 28th January

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: Welcome to our service this morning led by Jane and Robyn talks to us about ‘The right of the first-born’ Deuteronomy 21:15-17 and Colossians 1:15-18 ‘Christ’s supremacy’.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION (CW): A warm welcome to our service this     evening led by Matthew who talks to us about 1 Corinthians 14:12-20 & Matthew 13:10-17.

THOM FOSTER, our young people’s pastor will have his last Sunday here       TODAY.

“Where Adventure Begins”, a joint production from New Wine and Riding
Lights, is coming to Telford on February 2nd 7.30pm at Holy Trinity      Academy, Telford TF2 9SQ. Tickets £10 available from the website:  https://www.new-wine.org/adventurebegins or contact 07772956146.

Third Day: Paul Savill, the composer and conductor of “Third Day,” the Easter story told in music, has agreed to help St Michael’s to perform this on Saturday 31st March (Easter Saturday). If you would like to be involved (singing, helping with the staging of the performance, publicity etc) please could you come to a short meeting after the morning service at St Michael’s on Sunday 4th February or let Matthew Lefroy or Ellie Jones know you would like to be involved. This is open to enthusiasts from both churches. Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays 28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March, 21st March and 28th March and there will be an introductory rehearsal/casting session on Wednesday 14th February. All of these will be in St Michael’s from 7.30 to 9.00 pm.  For singers the music is fairly easy to learn and CDs to help you do this between rehearsals will be available on 14th February.

You are invited to A CHARITY CONCERT with Hadley & District Orpheus Male Voice Choir, Salvation Army Band and Above our Heads (Puppet theatre) on   Saturday 17th February 7pm at All Saints Church, Wellington.  Tickets £7 (£5concessions).  Refreshments will be available during the interval.  All       proceeds to CAP.  For more information and tickets contact Barry Church 01952 254194 or email rita_church@sky.com.

Visit to Israel – Holy Land: Have you always wanted to visit the holy land? Would you like to see some of the places we read about in the Bible? Then this may be for you … read on! You may recall that last year David Pierce, Sian Walker and Vicky Yates went to Israel with a friend of David’s, the Rev Dr Alan Munden and had an excellent time. It was so successful that Alan is planning to lead another group this year from 24 September to 1 October. Travel to Israel will be from Manchester to Tel Aviv. Cost will be in the region of £1800 (single room supplements about £300). Alan has led tours to Israel six times already and is familiar with many of the ‘must see’ sites. Visiting Israel brings together religion (three world faiths), history (over 10,000 years) and politics (going back to the founding of the state of Israel). The weather will be fine and sunny but a bit hotter in the Dead Sea area. There is some walking involved.  For more information ask Vicky, Sian and David and if any church members would be interested in going please contact David on 850231.

LILLESHALL PRE SCHOOL have the green tokens collection box at Asda throughout January, February and March.  3 members of St Michael’s work at pre-school and it would be good to support them in trying to secure much needed funds for this Charity status pre-school.

Monday 29th January 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 1st February 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 on Wednesday 14th February (Ash Wednesday).

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 9am.

C & C – ‘Cross and Croissant’ invites you to come and enjoy a light bite at about 9:30am at St John’s finishing promptly at 11am. Up until Easter we will be looking at the subject of prayer. Everyone is welcome. Fortnightly on a         Wednesday.  Next get together is on 24th January.

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. NO POP in February and March due to weekly Worship Lunch & Music during Lent.

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.  (Next film 25th January).

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.

SPARK: meet during every Sunday service except Church Praze services. For ages 10+. Term time only. Please see Thom for further information.

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.

SUB:ZERO – cafe style youth club for School years 7+ at St John’s 4-6pm on Friday’s during term time. followed by ABSOLUTE:ZERO approx 5.30pm (during Sub:Zero)….A chance to ask questions about God and being a Christian…

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 David Lawrence

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


CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: new office hours from tomorrow 29/1/18

 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


Deuteronomy 21:15-17  The right of the firstborn

15 If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love, 16 when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love. 17 He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father’s strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him.

Colossians 1:15-18 Christ’s supremacy

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.