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Notices for Sunday 8th April 2018

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Notices for Sunday 8th April

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: Welcome to our service this morning led by Heiko.  Paula talks to us in the last of our sermon series ‘Being changed by knowing God’s heart’  Ephesians 4: 25-32 and John 15: 10-18

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION (CW): Matthew leads our service this evening and talks to us about 1 John 5:4-12 and John 20:19-23.

SERMON SERIES:  After listening to the sermon.  Was there anything you   didn’t follow or understand?  There will be an opportunity to discuss in your housegroups this week.

  • How has your heart been changed by God in the past?
  • Is there a particular method of learning about God’s heart that suits you?
  • How would you like your heart to change in the future?
  • Do you think that God wants your heart to change? If so, how and why?

Brush up on your Budgeting Skills! Come on a CAP Money course at St Johns on three consecutive Mondays at 7pm. The next course is led by David and starts tomorrow night at St John’s. The course is for anyone and everyone and is not just for those who are struggling to make ends meet (although it is very helpful if there always seems to be ‘month left at the end of your money’!) The course is free, confidential, requires no disclosure of personal financial information and, believe it or not, is good fun. To register, contact St John’s church office on 670033 or email admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk.

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place this Saturday (14th) 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let Simon T, Matthew or Lesley know you are coming.

Ian Coffey an Encounter with Jesus on Saturday, April 14th at 7.30pm at St Mary & St Chad Church, Church Road, Brewood, ST19 9BT.  Ian is the Vice-Principal of Moorlands College and is a very gifted and popular Spring Harvest speaker and author. This will be a great evening – come and see. Contact Phil Moon 01902 850629 familyofmoon@aol.com

Our Annual Meeting (APCM) takes place on Sunday 15th April when we will hear about the life of St Michael’s during 2017, elect Church Wardens and PCC   members. Nomination forms available in church next week. Vacancies:- Church Warden: 2 x one year vacancies. And PCC: 4 vacancies for 3 years. Please      consider and pray whether these posts maybe for you…

GRAVETALK – The truth is, we are all going to die.  But nobody wants to say anything.  GraveTalk is a chance to talk about death, think about your funeral, ask questions and air your thoughts.  We’ll be hosting a GraveTalk session at St John’s from 10am-12noon on Saturday 21st April.  No charge, not even for the refreshments!  Speak to Rich for more information.

CAP DEBT CENTRE are looking for a volunteer Fundraising Officer to lead a team raising funds for the centre through activities and events.  Please contact Jane Preston 07910779345 or janepreston@capuk.org.uk for more information.

Kaleidoscope Schools Project:  Tues19th–Fri22nd June. 500 school children   attended  last year and we expect the same again this time. Could YOU join our team of friendly volunteers to help on one or more days? You need to be      available between 9am and 2.30pm. Interested? For more information please       contact: Clare Olliver – 07913 373752  theollivers@talktalk.net

Post Office in the village: The post office in the Memorial Hall has been re-opened and will be available every Tuesday and Wednesday morning between 10 am and 12 noon.  Please spread the word and do use it so we can keep this      valuable facility in Lilleshall

FOOD BANK PLEA FOR FOOD..donations are needed for our local food banks, stocks are very low at the moment and demand high.  Collection boxes are still in our church.

Monday 9th April 9.15am  Morning Prayer at St Michael’s

Thursday 12th April 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.

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.

THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am  Dave & Sue Richards and 6.30pm Jean Millward

Coffee: Delia Brown and Sylvia Jukes

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am Anthony Warner and 6.30pm Fran Taylor

Coffee: Heather Ayres & Helper

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

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

 

Ephesians 4: 25-32 (living as children of light)

25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbour, for we are all members of one body. 26 ‘In your anger do not sin’: do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

 

John 15: 10-18 (The vine and the branches)

10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: love each other.

18 ‘If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.