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Notices for Sunday 8th October 2017

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Notices for Sunday 8th October

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP & BAPTISM: Welcome to our service this morning led by Rich.  Our theme for today is ’The Law and God’s grace’ 1 Timothy 1: 1-19.  We offer a warm welcome to Freddie, his family and friends on this special day.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION: Our service this evening led by Matthew.  Jan talks to us about Hosea 10:9-15 and Luke 6:43-45.

PLEASE NOTE: We have a second joint service coming up on 15th October, so there will be no 9:30am service that day.  (However, there will be communion at the 6:30pm service).

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.

Our next Healing Service takes place on Sunday 15th October 6.30pm at St John’s. A quiet reflective service.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CHURCHES: There are two good opportunities coming up to help make our church more dementia-friendly. Firstly, a FREE four week course with a focus on making and keeping links with those affected by dementia will be running at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm starting on 17 October. Secondly, there will be a FREE day training session on dementia friendly worship on Saturday 28 October from 9.30 am to 4 pm at St Thomas’ & St Andrew’s Church, Doxey, Stafford. If you are interested in either of these events, please contact Jo Lefroy.

DO YOU LIKE WALKING FOR PLEASURE?  If so, we will be meeting at 10 am at St John’s on Wednesday 18th October for a gentle walk of no more than an hour.  If you are interested but cannot make that date, please let us know as it is possible that in the future we could make this a regular event at a day and time to suit people.  Jane Preston and Jo Lefroy.

BRIGHT LIGHTS PARTY: Calling all ages 5-11 – Come to our Bright Lights on Sunday 29th October from 4-6pm at St John’s Church. The fun packed       evening will include Songs, Activities, Games and Food.

 

SHROPSHIRE CHURCHES DAY CONFERENCE is being hosted by the Bishop’s of Shrewsbury and Ludlow ‘A REASON FOR HOPE’ on 18th November 2017  (0930 Registration) 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).

LUNCHCLUB TRIP to Trentham Gardens takes place on Friday 3rd November leaving St John’s at 9.45am and returning from Trentham at 3.00pm.  The cost for all passengers is £7 payable to Mary Dakin or Ann Easton.  Any queries or to book please contact Mary on 605649 or Ann on 604341.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX APPEAL:  It is time to start thinking and collecting bits and pieces for the shoe box appeal. The Shoe Box service will take place on Sunday 19th November 11am at St John’s.  Ready to fill boxes will be available shortly.  Knitting patterns are also available from the office.

DO YOU BUY YORKSHIRE TEA? Please continue to collect the bar codes from boxes of Yorkshire Tea Bags to help buy wheelchairs via the Wheelchair     Foundation UK.  Thank you

HOST UK is a charity whose mission is to give a welcome to international    students in British homes for friendship and cultural exchange. Hospitality can be offered for one day (daytime only), three days and two nights at the weekend, or at New Year, or four days and three nights during the Christmas      festive period. If you should like to know more please look at our website: www.host.org Or email us on: info@hostuk.org Or telephone us on: 020 7739 6292.  See poster in church.

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

Thursday 12th October 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 (except August) and every week during Lent. We begin with a service of Communion at noon followed by lunch and a recital.

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

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 9am.

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. (October film will be a week earlier on 19th)

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.

SPARK: meet during every Sunday service except Church Praze services. For ages 10+. Term time only. Please see Thom for further information.

BLAZE: A new mid week 11’s-14’s group. It takes place between 6-7:30pm on Wednesdays at St Michael’s Church. Contact Thom 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. followed by ABSOLUTE:ZERO approx 5.30pm (during Sub:Zero)…..A chance to ask questions about God and about being a Christian…

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 670760 for info.

THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: 9.30am Cedric Ayres and 6.30pm Mike Harris

Coffee: Delia Brown & Sylvia Jukes

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: 6.30pm Frances Taylor

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday

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

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

1 Timothy 1:1-19

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Saviour and of Christ Jesus our hope,

To Timothy my true son in the faith:

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Timothy charged to oppose false teachers

As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work – which is by faith. The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.

We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practising homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers – and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

The Lord’s grace to Paul

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

The charge to Timothy renewed

18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.