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Notices for Sunday 6th May 2018

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Notices for Sunday 6th May

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our service this morning led by Rich. Heiko talks to us about ‘I am the Bread of Life’  Exodus 16 vs 2-3; 11-16 and John 6 vs 25-35, 41-43, 47-51.

6.30pm NOW WORSHIP: A warm welcome to our monthly contemporary service this evening led by Rich.


CONTACT DETAILS: Your privacy is important to us, and we want to              continue to communicate with YOU which is in line with UK law on data             protection.  UK law is changing and we now need to confirm your consent to how we contact you. Please pick up a form available in church which will allow us to do this and return to Lesley when completed.  We do need a form for everyone we have any contact details for.  Thank you for your help in this matter.

NEWPORT FOOD BANK At the end of June Jenny Townley will step down as Coordinator of the Newport foodbank. It has been five years, in November, since the foodbank opened in Newport. During that time we have supported a number of families and individuals through difficult times. Much of this is down to the enormous generosity of the churches and Newport people donating food and money, which has enabled the project to keep going. As of the beginning of May we are going down to just one session. These sessions will remain on a Tuesday afternoon and we will continue to have a Thrive support worker attending, to answer questions on benefits, debt and housing etc.  The foodbank was set up to be a Christian witness in the town. It is a means of showing God’s service in practical way. There is a mix of Christian volunteers and volunteers who may not have any faith, working at the foodbank and over the years there have been many fruitful conversations, as a result. If you may be interested in taking on this role then please contact Matthew or Lesley who will put you in touch with Jenny. Alternatively if you would like to volunteer occasionally to cover when other volunteers are off sick or on holiday then please get in touch.

ACTIVITY DAYS 2018: Can you help with this years Activity Days ? held 24th to 27th July. You can appreciate there is a lot of organisation and it really helps to have your availability to ensure we have enough leaders/helpers even more so this year as we have a few of our regular leaders and helpers            unavailable so your time, if you can give it, is even more vital. Please fill in a form available in church and hand to Ellie Jones or Lesley in the office.

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place this Saturday (12th) 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let Matthew know you are coming.

The  next at7 at Market Drayton Methodist Church is on Sunday 13th May when the speaker will be Rev Catherine McBride, Vicar of St Mary’s, Market Drayton.

ST MICHAEL’S PCC meets next on Monday 14th May 7.30pm in Church.

VULNERABLE ADULTS AWARENESS: As churches we are required to have in place a policy and processes to safeguard all vulnerable people in our church community. For many years we have done this for children and young people and  are now required to do so for vulnerable adults; this area is complex and many of us may be vulnerable at some time in our lives. We have the opportunity of exploring this area with our Diocese Safeguarding Advisor Neil Spiring on Thursday 17 May 7.30  at St John’s. We would like all who are able to attend to come along; it is especially important for those supporting and leading groups. If you would like more information please contact Jan Stackhouse.

St John’s are holding Join us 4 a Cuppa! on Friday 18th May with a slight   difference.  We will be meeting between 12noon-2pm…..for a ‘Royal Tea Party’ £2.50 to include a spring lunch and draw ticket. Dress to impress – hats included ladies!  Please join us…all very welcome.

St John’s Lunch Club Day Trip to Llandudno is on 1st June and there are spaces available if anyone is interested in going, please call the church office. Tickets are £13 each for visitors and £11 for members.

NEWPORT CARNIVAL: Would you be able to help the Churches Together Group in Newport for the activities they are running at Newport Carnival on Saturday 9th June?  They will be providing tea and coffee in St Nicholas church, with a table outside serving squash.  There will be prayer stations, tubs with small gifts in, outdoor games eg connect 4 and face painting.   If so please contact Dave Clissold (Newport Christian Fellowship) directly on 07780 956429.

CSW National conference is coming to Birmingham ‘Pursue Justice’ on        Saturday 16 June 1pm -4pm (doors open 12noon) at Elim Church Selly Oak,     Exeter Rd, Birmingham B29 6EU (nearest railway station is Selly Oak). It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about religious freedom, and commit to prayer and action as a group.                          http://www.csw.org.uk/pursuejustice.htm

RICH’S LICENSING: Rich will be licensed as Priest in Charge of Shawbury, Stanton upon Hine Heath and Moreton Corbet at St Mary’s Church,            Shawbury, SY4 4NH, on Wednesday 20th June at 7:30pm.  There will be a list of anyone wishing to go to Shawbury at the back of Church.

FOOD BANK PLEA FOR FOOD..donations are needed, stocks are very low at the moment and demand high.  A collection box is still in our church.

Monday 7th May 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 10th May 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 (except January and August) 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 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 AT A NEW TIME of 4.30pm.

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.  (26th April)

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.


Sidesperson: 9.30am  Cedric Ayres  

Coffee: 9.30am Janet Marshall & Ann Churm and 6.30pm Chris Leyden


Sidesperson: 9.30am Stuart Rutherford and 6.30pm Mike Margerrison

Coffee: Delia Brown and Sylvia Jukes


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

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually WEDNESDAY  Email: revrichcresswell@gmail.com