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Notices for Sunday 29th April 2018

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Notices for Sunday 29th April

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our service this morning led by Jane. Matthew talks to us about ‘Giving’ Philippians 2:5-11 and Luke 19:1-10

6.30pm SONGS OF PRAISE: A warm welcome to our special songs of praise service this evening when we will enjoy listening and singing some of our favourite hymns.

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.  UK law is changing and we now need to confirm your consent to how we contact you. Please pick up a form available in church which will allow us to do this and return to Lesley when completed.  We do need a form for everyone we have any contact details for.  Thank you for your help in this matter.

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED is a DVD based series of seven sessions asking What’s it all about?.  Anyone is welcome to come and join this relaxed, informal and informative course.  Each session starts at 7.45pm here at St Michael’s Church CONTINUING this Wednesday. Contact the church office 670033.

WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC takes place on this Thursday (3rd). We begin with a service of Communion at noon followed by lunch and a recital.

THE CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE is holding a meeting on Thursday 3rd May at 7.30pm at Christ Church in Stone. The meeting will aim to encourage Christians to be confident and effective in applying their faith to the challenges of today’s culture.  Topics include Family, Gospel freedom and Gender ideology.  Leaflets in church.

VULNERABLE ADULTS AWARENESS: As churches we are required to have in place a policy and processes to safeguard all vulnerable people in our church community. For many years we have done this for children and young people and  are now required to do so for vulnerable adults; this area is complex and many of us may be vulnerable at some time in our lives. We have the opportunity of exploring this area with our Diocese Safeguarding Advisor Neil Spiring on Thursday 17 May 7.30  at St John’s. We would like all who are able to attend to come along; it is especially important for those supporting and leading groups. If you would like more information please contact Jan Stackhouse.

St John’s Lunch Club Day Trip to Llandudno is on 1st June and there are spaces available if anyone is interested in going, please call the church office. Tickets are £13 each for visitors and £11 for members.

ACTIVITY DAYS 2018: Can you help with this years Activity Days ? held 24th to 27th July. It is early in the year to ask for your commitment but as 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.

NEWPORT CARNIVAL: Would you be able to help the Churches Together Group in Newport for the activities they are running at Newport Carnival on Saturday 9th June?  They will be providing tea and coffee in St Nicholas church, with a table outside serving squash.  There will be prayer stations, tubs with small gifts in, outdoor games eg connect 4 and face painting.   If so please contact Dave Clissold (Newport Christian Fellowship) directly on 07780 956429.

RICH’S LICENSING: Rich will be licensed as Priest in Charge of Shawbury, Stanton upon Hine Heath and Moreton Corbet at St Mary’s Church,            Shawbury, SY4 4NH, on Wednesday 20th June at 7:30pm.  There will be a list of anyone wishing to go to Shawbury at the back of Church.

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

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

Monday 30th April 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 3rd May 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.  (26th April)

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 Fran Taylor and 6.30pm Geoff Lott

Coffee:  Paul & Julie Clayton

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   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

Philippians 2:5-11 (NIVUK)

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ     Jesus:

who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death –
even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Luke 19:1-10 (NIVUK)   Zacchaeus the tax collector

19 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since   Jesus was coming that way.

When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.’So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.

All the people saw this and began to mutter, ‘He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.’

But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, ‘Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.’

Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.’