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Notices for Sunday 2nd December

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Notices for Sunday 2nd December

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our service today led by Matthew.  Robyn talks to us about “Being Sure… Warning and Comforting”  1 John 2:18-27 and Luke 4:42-43.

6.30pm NOW WORSHIP:  Welcome to our monthly contemporary service this evening led by David L.

JULIE and CLIVE NELSON would like to send their heartfelt thanks to everyone for their prayers and support during the past few difficult months.  The medical staff are very pleased with the response to treatments so far and we hope to be back in full circulation by the end of January.  With all our love Clive and Julie.

FOOD BANK: Please donate to the Christmas appeal to ensure that every    family in need has a Christmas dinner on their table this year!                    http://telfordcrisissupport.org.uk/telford-christmas-support

Charity Christmas cards: For another year, CPO is selling a selection of        gorgeous Christmas cards and stationery to raise funds for CAP. Visit their    website CPO.org.uk and select charity Christmas cards from the menu.

Christmas Lunch Tuesday 25th December 1.00 pm: Come and enjoy Christmas   Dinner in the company of St John’s Church Family on Christmas Day. The food is free but space limited and, so we know how many to cater for, you’ll need to book by Friday 14th December at the latest by contacting the Church Office and giving your name and contact phone number or email.

WANTED – CAROL SINGERS to sing at Sainsbury’s, Telford on the 4th      December in aid of the Alzheimer’s Research UK (Shropshire Fundraising Group).  For more information and times please ring Katie on 01952 814005.

WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC takes place this Thursday (6th) beginning with a service of Communion at noon followed by lunch and a recital by Ann Jones (Piano).

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place this Saturday (8th) 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let Charlie, David Pierce or Lesley know you are coming.

MESSY CHRISTINGLE: Please join us for this fun interactive service on     Sunday 9th December 5pm here at St Michael’s with food, fun, make your own Christingle, and much more.  Fun for all the family.

CAROLS AND CANDLES: Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without St John’s service of Carols and Candles.  Enjoy mulled wine, mince pies,    carols and step back 2000 years and meet the author of Christmas.  Please invite your family, friends and neighbours to join with us on   Saturday 15th December at 8pm as we enjoy the Christmas festivities.

‘On Christmas Night’  A Christmas concert by the Gallery Singers takes place at St Michael’s on Sunday 16th December 3pm.  Tickets are £8 each, please see poster for further details.

You are invited to St Michael’s to  POP IN FOR COFFEE on Thursday 20th December between 10am-12noon all very welcome

FORGET ME NOT FILMS would like you to join them at St John’s Thursday 20th December for our festive film at 9.30am.

BLUE CHRISTMAS: Christmas can be a difficult time for some….Our Blue Christmas service helps us to bring before God any thoughts and worries we might have.  Please join us at St John’s on Thursday 20th December at 7.30pm.

CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT takes place at Market Drayton Methodist Church on Saturday 22nd December at 7pm by the North Shropshire      Methodist Youth Choir. Free admission with an offering to be taken for Market Drayton Foodbank.

CONFIRMATION: Bishop Michael of Lichfield will be visiting St Michael’s on 27th January 2019 at 11am for our next confirmation which will be a joint     service for both churches. If you are interested in being confirmed or simply want to find out what it is all about then please contact Matthew

SAVE THE DATE Parish Away Weekend at the Pioneer Centre near Cleobury Mortimer from the evening of Friday 17th May to the afternoon of Sunday 19th May 2019.

Monday 3rd December 9.15am Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 6th December 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 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 David P, Matthew or Lesley know you are coming.

PRAYERS FOR CAP: We run a regular prayer time for the CAP Debt Centre, monthly 4.30pm on the 3rd Tuesday at St John’s in the Acorn Room.

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.

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.

TELFORD FOOD BANK new address is 78-83 Severn Walk Sutton Hill TF7 4AS. (Previously located in Leegomery) . 01952 586646.

THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am Janette

Coffee: 9.30am Janet & Ann and  6.30pm Chris L

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am  Clive & Julie and  6.30pm Fran

Coffee: Delia & Sylvia

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

Monday and Friday 9-4pm and Tuesday 8.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm

Email:  admin@stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk   Webwww.stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk

MATTHEW’S DAY OFF is usually FRIDAY  Emailmatthew.lefroy@tiscali.co.uk

1 John 2:18-27

Warnings against denying the Son

18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist – denying the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever       acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is what he promised us – eternal life.

26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit – just as it has taught you, remain in him.

Luke 4:42-43

42 At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. 43 But he said, ‘I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.’