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Notices for Sunday 4th November 2018

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Notices for Sunday 4th November

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: A warm welcome to our service this morning  led by Matthew and he talks to us about ‘Can we use the ‘S’ word today?’ Romans 1:18-25 and John 8:1-11

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

You are invited to our CAP Anniversary Celebration this afternoon 4pm at St John’s. A big celebration with guest speaker Liz Ewbank from CAP head office and refreshments afterwards. Please join us.

WORLD CHURCH PRAYER POINTS:

  • Please pray for the peoples of Syriaand the Yemen who are suffering hardship due to war and famine.
  • Prayer and to contribute as possible to the folks in Palu Indonesiafollowing the  horrific tsunami.
  • Finally please pray for the 129 familiesof those lost in the recent plane crash and for peace in our world.

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place this Saturday (10th) 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel, Muxton.  Please let David Pierce or Lesley know you are coming.

CONCERT: The Jackfield Band are performing a concert (including music for remembrance) on Saturday 10th November 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall, Lilleshall. Bar available. Tickets are £10 each from either Fran, Pam or Cedric.

THE BIG QUIZ on SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER at 7pm You are invited to a quiz night in aid of Tearfund at St John’s. Max 6 people per team. Tickets £8 to include a fish and chip supper. All proceeds to be donated to Tearfund. Please bring your own drinks. Contact the church office on 01952 670033 or admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk for tickets.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX APPEAL:  Please continue to knit and collect bits and pieces for our annual Shoe Box appeal.  Boxes are     available at the back of church to be returned by Sunday 18th November (service held at 11am at St John’s on 18th).

ST MICHAEL’S PCC are due to meet next on Monday 19th November 7.30pm in church.

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.

Dates for your Diary: 16th December 3pm – Christmas Concert by the Gallery Singers held at St Michael’s.

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 5th November 9.15am Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 8th November 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).

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  Fran

Coffee:  Janet M & Ann C and  6.30pm Chris L

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: 10.45am  Uniformed Groups and 6.30pm  Mike M

Coffee: 10.45am Delia & Sylvia

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

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

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

MATTHEW’S DAY OFF is usually FRIDAY  Email: matthew.lefroy@tiscali.co.uk

Romans 1:18-25

God’s wrath against sinful humanity

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his    eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and        exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator – who is for ever praised. Amen.

John 8:1-11

but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people       gathered round him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand   before the group and said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?’ They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’ Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’

11 ‘No one, sir,’ she said.

‘Then neither do I condemn you,’ Jesus declared. ‘Go now and leave your life of sin.’