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Notices for Sunday 31st December

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Notices for Sunday 31st December

9.30am ALL AGE HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our last service of 2017.  Today Rich leads our service and talks to us about ‘Reason to be Hopeful’        Colossians 1:24-29 and John 14:15-20.

CHRISTMAS CARDS……..Can you please check table at back of Church and take any Christmas cards belonging to you .  Thank you.

SUB:ZERO: Can you spare a couple of hours on a Friday between 4-6pm on a rota basis?  Sub:zero are in need of helpers from January.   If you would like to know what is involved please speak to Thom, Geoff or Lesley.

A New group is starting on 10th January and meeting fortnightly. 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. For more information please contact the church office on 670033.

ST MICHAEL’S PCC meets next on Monday 15th January 7.30pm in church.

Our next TGI for our young people takes place on Sunday 21st January at St John’s 6-8pm.

JESUS – WHO? WHY? WHAT?: Do you? or do you know someone who wants to know what’s it all about? Then please come along to our next Christianity   Explored course which takes place at St John’s starting 8pm on Thursday 25th January 2018.  Pick up a leaflet in church for further information.

WHERE’S RICH? If you haven’t seen our curate lately, don’t worry – he’s not gone on strike.  Due to a combination of holiday, formal study time and a two-week placement, Rich is away from parish duties for almost the whole of        January.  He’ll be back with us in February, so you can quiz him about his placement then!

Matthew and Jo would like to say A big “Thank You” for all the kind messages, cards, presents and good wishes that they have received this Christmas.  They pray that you will know God’s blessing on you in 2018.

THANK YOU: Rich, Jenny, Nathan and Daniel would like to thank you all for your cards, gifts and, most especially, your prayers this Christmas time, which have been a source of great support to us.  We hope that you had a Christ-filled Christmas and we prayerfully look forward to an exciting New Year for our church family and community.

Monday 1st January 9.15am  NO Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 4th January 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). Starts back on Sunday 7th January.

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.

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.

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.

THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am John & Diane Morris

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 8.30am – 12.30pm.

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  Email: revrichcresswell@gmail.com

Colossians 1:24-29

Paul’s labour for the church

24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness – 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

 

John 14:15-20

Jesus promises the Holy Spirit

15 ‘If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you for ever – 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.19 Before long, the world will not see me any more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realise that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.