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Notices for Sunday 5th March 2017

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Notices for Sunday 5th March

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our service this morning led by Matthew who continues our new sermon series ’The Art of Neighbouring’  with ‘The time factor!’.  Luke 10:38-42

3pm TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC: A warm welcome to our Teddy Bears’ Picnic for children up to five and their families.  Bring a cuddly toy and a picnic.

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

ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION:  Our Electoral Roll is due to be revised on   Friday 17th March and displayed on Sunday 19th March.  Please could you check the Roll on display in Church that all your details are correct and please write any corrections/deletions on the list or inform Lesley in the office .  If you wish to be added to the list please fill in an application available on the welcome table and hand to Fran no later than 9am  Friday 17th.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT – 27th February to 12th March has now arrived and gives us the opportunity to highlight what the Fairtrade movement is all about. Do look at www.fairtrade.org.uk for a wealth of information and please consider choosing Fairtrade products when you go shopping. Fairtrade items will be available to purchase this Sunday and next.  Maybe you can also support the 90kg Rice Challenge! (see below). Together we can make a difference.

PASSION FOR LIFE: Please pray for our serving in the community. Pray for Vicky and Alan as they lead on this event. Pray for their organisation skills and for the support of our church family in proving service

WANTED:  We are looking for donations towards the ‘Passion for Life Activity Days’ please take a look at the list on the welcome table.  Donations will be gratefully received by Ellie or Lesley. Thank you.

Could we ask all members of the congregation if they wouldn’t mind donating a crème egg (or similar size) to give to all the young people that come along to the Passion for Life Activity Days….

90KG RICE CHALLENGE: JTS  is a fair trade organisation set up to facilitate the import and distribution of fairly traded products to the UK and are         continually searching for new fairly traded products to bring to the UK market. They work with farmers’ associations to support farmers as they develop their businesses and to keep them motivated with a promise of good markets for their produce. They work with fair trade supporters in the UK to ensure that as African farmers increase their volumes there will be a growing market in the UK and Europe for their produce. Their delicious Kilombero rice hails from Malawi. The rice is bought through NASFAM, the largest independent, smallholder-owned membership organization in Malawi. It provides training, farm inputs and a fair price for their products to its members. St John’s and St Michael’s are supporting this challenge ….you can purchase brown or white rice from the church office or on a Sunday.                        www.jts.co.uk/90kg-rice-challenge

SEWING SATURDAY:  If you have a sewing machine and/or like sewing please join us at St John’s on Saturday 11th March 1-5pm at St John’s. We are    planning to finish making the costumes for the Passion Play.

Our weekly WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC during Lent continues this    Thursday at 12noon followed by lunch and a recital.

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place this Saturday (11th) 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let Simon T, Matthew or Lesley know you are coming.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: St Michael’s and St John’s would like to invite everyone to a joint Memorial Service Sunday 12th March 4.00pm at St Michael’s Church.  It will be a service of remembering loved ones and a thanksgiving of their lives.  If you would like to add a name to the ‘Naming List’ in remembrance then please speak to Lesley (Office 670033). Please join us for refreshments after the service.

The next at7 Worship Service  is Sunday 12th MARCH @ Market Drayton Methodist Church with speaker The Rt Revd Mark Rylands.

Quiz night 7.00pm Sunday 19th March Raising funds for Lilleshall Pre-School Entry £1 per person.  Further quiz details Ellie 07830524321.  See poster in Church.

Our next TGI SUNDAY for our young people takes place on Sunday 19th March 6pm in Church.

GAMES NIGHT:  You are all invited to a games night on Friday 24th March at St John’s, from 7.30pm. There will be a short beetle drive at 7.45pm for    everyone to join in together. Bring your own drinks and nibbles and any games you want to play! Please let Jenny Cresswell (475820) know if you’re planning to attend, although not essential.

AWE – Encountering God in Prayer: Come and be part of an evening of worship and prayer as we prepare for our “Passion For Life” week. Join us for any part of the evening on Saturday 25th March between 700 & 9.00 pm. Quiet zone, worship zone, reflective zone, conversational prayer zone Puddings and         refreshments served from 7.00 – 7.20 pm.

LILLESHALL MONUMENTAL RUN: Again we have the monumental race – this year on 2nd April.  Church members are invited to take part in any aspect, tots and toddlers, fun run or main race – running not your thing, then marshalling (need several around St Michaels Church!).  Monies raised this year are being given to Cricket club, school and scouts.  Help support Lilleshall community, get fit and have fun!  If you want to help with marshalling please contact            andrew-helen@tiscali.co.uk or text 07766808226

Monkey’s Amazing Journey – Raising funds for charity in memory of David Ison: Would you like to join Matthew in bringing David Ison’s Monkey on part of his epic journey from Wales to Lilleshall Monument on 1st July.  The whole journey will start in Wales and take in the coast of the Netherlands before some climbing in Wales and canoeing on the Severn brings him to           Shrewsbury.   Matthew is coordinating a cycle ride from Shrewsbury to     Muxton on the afternoon of 1st July.  All funds raised will be divided             between The Severn Hospice, Macmillan’s and The Brain Tumour Charity. Book the date and contact Matthew to register your interest. – more details to follow.


Monday 6th March 9.15am Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 9th March 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).

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 prayer time for the CAP Debt Centre on 3rd Tuesday of each month at St John’s 9am in the Acorn Room.

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.

BLAZE: A new mid week 11’s-14’s group. It takes place between 6-7:30pm on Wednesdays at Lilleshall memorial hall. Contact Thom for further details.

PATHFINDERS: School Years R-Y6. Meets every Thursday at 5pm during term time at St Michael’s. Kids activities including games, sports, craft and worship. Tea served at 5.05pm.  Come and join the fun £2 per session includes food. No need to book but email to help with catering. ellie@wkjproperty.com.

SUB:ZERO – cafe style youth club for School years 7+ at St John’s 4-6pm on Friday’s during term time. A chance for young people to meet with friends,  relax and have fun inc games like pool & table tennis, Xbox Kinect and a tuck shop followed by ABSOLUTE:ZERO approx 5.30pm…..A chance to ask questions about God and about being a Christian…

FUSION: (14 – 18 year olds) will meet weekly at the home of Thom Foster 3A Fieldhouse Drive, Muxton. 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.


Sidesperson: 9.30am Fran Taylor and 6.30pm Geoff Lott

Coffee9.30am Janet Marshall/Volunteer                                   No AV available


Sidesperson: 9.30am  John Morris, 4pm Fran Taylor & 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee:  Delia Brown & Sylvia Jukes                                   AV/PA: David Lawrence

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm and Tuesday 9.00am – 1.00pm.

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

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

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually a WEDNESDAYEmail: revrichcresswell@gmail.com

Luke 10:38-42

At the home of Martha and Mary

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!’

41 ‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed – or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’