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Notices for Sunday 29th October 2017

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Notices for Sunday 29th October

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our service this morning led by Jane.  Today Robyn talks to us about ‘Leadership & Responsibility’  1 Timothy 3: 1-7Qualifications for overseers and 1 Timothy 3:8-13 Qualifications for deacons

6.30pm EVENING PRAYER (CW): Welcome to our service this evening led by Matthew.  Hosea 12:9-14.

Please collect boxes for weekly giving from the table at the back of Church

BRIGHT LIGHTS PARTY: Calling all ages 5-11 – Come to our Bright Lights this afternoon from 4-6pm at St John’s Church. The fun packed evening will include Songs, Activities, Games and Food.

AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND: Please vote now for CAP Debt Centre Telford until midday 21st November….register at https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/ (unique identifier 17-4633). Please tell your friends and family.  You have 10 votes – all can be used on the same project.  We need to be one of the first 200 projects to receive 1000 votes.  Thank you.

WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC takes place this Thursday (2nd). We begin with a service of Communion at noon followed by lunch and a recital from Rich (Cello).

LUNCHCLUB TRIP to Trentham Gardens takes place on Friday 3rd November leaving St John’s at 9.45am and returning from Trentham at 3pm.  The cost is £7 each.  Any queries or to book please contact Ann on 604341.

LUV ESTHER: A stunning new production gripping right from the toe-tapping start to the sing-a-long finale. Friday 3rd November 7pm at Salvation Army Worship & Community Halls, Oakengates TF2 6AZ.  Tickets from Meeting Point House or email luvesthertelford@gmail.com. Adults £10 and Concessions £8.

TELFORD CAP DEBT CENTRE: We invite you to our Anniversary Celebration on 5th November 4pm. Wombridge church, 14 Wombridge Rd, Telford TF2 6HT. Speaker: Jane Preston, Debt Centre manager
Refreshments afterwards. Come and hear what’s been happening in our centre .

CAP FUNDRAISING QUIZ takes place on Friday 10th November 6.45pm for 7pm start at Severn Suite, The Valley Hotel, Ironbridge TF8 7DW.  Tickets are £15 to include a hot supper and are available from Lesley 670033.

SHROPSHIRE CHURCHES DAY CONFERENCE is being hosted by the Bishop’s of Shrewsbury and Ludlow ‘A REASON FOR HOPE’ on 18th November 2017  (0930 Registration) taking place at Holy Trinity Centre Meole Brace with guest speaker Revd Dr  Michael Lloyd …for further details please look on www.trinitychurches.org/hope. Tickets are £8 if booked by the end of October.  Lunch is available for an extra £5. To book go on.. https://trinitychurches.churchsuite.co.uk/events/usruu8d8  (Poster on noticeboard).

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX APPEAL:  It is time to start thinking and collecting bits and pieces for the shoe box appeal. The Shoe Box service will take place on Sunday 19th November 11am at St John’s.  Ready to fill boxes, knitting patterns etc and further details is available from St John’s..

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 30th October 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 2nd November 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 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.

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

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.

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.  (16th November).

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 about 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.

THIS SUNDAY

Sidesperson: 9.30am John Morris and 6.30pm Fran Taylor

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: 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

1 Timothy 3:1-7 and 8-13

Qualifications for overseers

Here is a trustworthy saying: whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.

Qualifications for deacons

In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

11 In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

Hosea 12:9-14

‘I have been the Lord your God
ever since you came out of Egypt;
I will make you live in tents again,
as in the days of your appointed festivals.
10 I spoke to the prophets,
gave them many visions
and told parables through them.’

11 Is Gilead wicked?
Its people are worthless!
Do they sacrifice bulls in Gilgal?
Their altars will be like piles of stones
on a ploughed field.
12 Jacob fled to the country of Aram;
Israel served to get a wife,
and to pay for her he tended sheep.
13 The Lord used a prophet to bring Israel up from Egypt,
by a prophet he cared for him.
14 But Ephraim has aroused his bitter anger;
his Lord will leave on him the guilt of his bloodshed
and will repay him for his contempt.