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Notices for Sunday 3rd September 2017

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Notices for Sunday 3rd September

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION : A warm welcome to our service this morning led by Rich. Today Jon talks to us about David & Mephibosheth’  2 Samuel 9:1-13 and Luke 14: 15-24.

6.30pm NOW WORSHIP: Welcome to our monthly contemporary service this evening led by Angie. Hosea 8:1-10.

PRAYERS:  Please continue to pray for Gillian Hornby, family and friends at this        difficult time as they come to terms with the sad loss of John.  John’s funeral is to take place on Tuesday 12th September 11am at St Michael’s followed by refreshments at the Memorial Hall. (Crem service for family only).  For those attending the service please wear something colourful avoiding mainly black, as we celebrate that John is now at peace in God’s arms.

DO YOU BUY YORKSHIRE TEA? St Michael’s are collecting the bar codes from boxes of Yorkshire Tea Bags. This project is being coordinated by the Newport Rotary Lite club and used to buy wheelchairs via the Wheelchair Foundation UK. One packet of 80 Teabags = 1 credit;  For every 10 credits returned, a £1 is donated.  Thank you

WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC takes place this Thursday (7th) beginning with a service of Communion at noon followed by lunch and a recital.

RIDE AND STRIDE: Help preserve the history on your doorstep by taking part in a sponsored cycle or walk on Saturday 9th September, see poster for      further details or http://www.rideandstrideuk.org/

Our next at7 at Market Drayton Methodist Church takes place on Sunday 10th September with speaker Pete Williams.

GraveTalk: It’s not easy to think about your own funeral. Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it can be hard. GraveTalk is a café space where people can talk about these big questions. The conversation is helped along by GraveTalk cards offering useful questions. Come along to St Michael’s from 10am-noon on Thursday 14th      September. Speak to Rich for more information.

PARENTALK is a great course that covers essential topics for parents of      children aged 4 to 11 years…it helps mums and dads do the best job they can at bringing up their children.  This course takes place over 6 Thursdays beginning on 21st September 8pm at St John’s Church.   Leaflets available in church and please call the Office to book your place 670033.

LADIES BREAKFAST: Let somebody prepare your breakfast and enjoy some     fellowship with friends on Saturday 23rd September 8.45am at St Michael’s Guest speaker is Gill Banks who will be speaking about ‘Faith on the Street’s.

SHARED LUNCH:  Johnny and Beth Hibbert-Hingston are our guest speakers on Sunday 24th September.  They will be staying after the service at St John’s for a shared lunch.  Please put your name down if you are intending to join us for lunch to help with catering. (approx 12.15/12.30pm)

CARE HOME FRIENDS:  Would you like to make a difference in the lives of local care home residents? There is an information afternoon at Hinstock Manor Care Home, Chester Road, Hinstock, TF9 2TE on Tuesday 26th       September 11.30am to 1pm for anyone interested. Please see the poster.

CAP MONEY COURSE: A free course to help you manage your money better and learn to budget, save and spend well. No matter what your financial situation is, the CAP Money Course can help. The CAP course offers vital life skills, so whether you are financially well-off or not, on benefits or in debt this course is for you!  The next course will be held at St John’s Muxton starting on Saturday 30th September at 11am. This free course takes place over 3 consecutive sessions and all resources and refreshments are also provided free of charge. (More information can be found at www.capmoneycourse.org).

WOMEN’S EVENING: We are holding a women’s evening on Saturday 7th   October 7.30pm at St John’s. Tickets £5 to include supper and a glass of wine.  Further details to follow.

BRYN HAWORTH IN CONCERT: Bryn is an acclaimed slide guitarist and singer songwriter who has been delighting audiences with his own unique brand of rock, country and gospel blues for over 35 years.  He will be performing at St Michael’s on Saturday 14th October 7.30pm.  Tickets are £7 available from Angie Vann 606008 or Lesley 670033.

You are invited SHROPSHIRE CHURCHES DAY CONFERENCE which is being hosted by the Bishop of Shrewsbury and the Bishop of Ludlow ‘A REASON FOR HOPE’ on 18th November 2017  (0930 Registration, welcome and        refreshments)   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)

Monday 4th September 9.15am  Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 7th September 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St Michael’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).

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

THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am Cedric Ayres

Coffee9.30am  Janet Marshall/Helper and 6.30pm Chris Leyden

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am Anthony Warner and 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee: Delia Brown & Sylvia Jukes

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday

9.00am – 3.00pm and Tuesday 9.00am – 1.00pm.

Email:  admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk   Web: www.stjohnsmuxton.org.uk

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually WEDNESDAY  Emailrevrichcresswell@gmail.com

OUR VICAR MATTHEW IS CURRENTLY ON EXTENDED STUDY LEAVE

2 Samuel 9   David and Mephibosheth

David asked, ‘Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?’

Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They summoned him to appear before David, and the king said to him, ‘Are you Ziba?’ ‘At your    service,’ he replied.

The king asked, ‘Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?’

Ziba answered the king, ‘There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.’ ‘Where is he?’ the king asked. Ziba answered, ‘He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.’ So King David had him brought from Lo   Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.

When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honour.

David said, ‘Mephibosheth!’ ‘At your service,’ he replied.

‘Don’t be afraid,’ David said to him, ‘for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.’

Mephibosheth bowed down and said, ‘What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?’

Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, ‘I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. 10 You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.’ (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)

11 Then Ziba said to the king, ‘Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.’ So Mephibosheth ate at David’s[a]table like one of the king’s sons.

12 Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth. 13 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.

Luke 14:15-23   The parable of the great banquet

15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, ‘Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.’

16 Jesus replied: ‘A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, “Come, for everything is now ready.”

18 ‘But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, “I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.”

19 ‘Another said, “I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.”

20 ‘Still another said, “I have just got married, so I can’t come.”

21 ‘The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, “Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.”

22 ‘“Sir,” the servant said, “what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.”

23 ‘Then the master told his servant, “Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. 24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.”’