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10th September 2017

Welcome to St John’s Church

Notices for Sunday 10th September

8.15am GOOD MORNING SUNDAY: On a busy Sunday, start the day with God and be fed and ready to go by 9:15! Breakfast from 8.15 am, the Sunday papers, conversation, prayer and reflection.

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: A warm welcome to our service this morning led by Jane. Robyn continues our series on ‘David’ and today talks to us about David and Bathsheba’ (2 Samuel 11 & 12) and Matthew 5:21-28.

11am CHURCH PRAZE – WORSHIP 4 ALL:  Welcome to our monthly service for all ages today led by Jon and Julie.  Our theme for today is ‘Fruits of the Spirit – Love’ Galatians 5:22-26 and 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

PRAYERS:  Please continue to pray for Gillian Hornby, family and friends at this        difficult time as they come to terms with the sad loss of John.  John’s funeral is to take place this Tuesday (12th) 11am at St Michael’s followed by refreshments at the Memorial Hall. (Crem service for family only).  Please wear something colourful avoiding mainly black, as we celebrate that John is now at peace in God’s arms.

WORLD CHURCH – PRAYERS: Please pray for victims of the recent hurricanes in America and also the victims of the devastating floods in Asia. Nearer to home pray for bewildered refugees who may be settling into new schools alongside our own children and grandchildren. ‘Baking a Difference’- a fundraising event sponsored by Tearfund further details coming soon.

SUNDAY MORNING ROTAS: It is time to redo our Sunday morning rotas and we need more people to volunteer for Sidesperson, coffee and chairs.  Please sign the sheet on the welcome desk if you are able to help in any way. Thank you.

The next meeting for the SERVICE LEADING TEAM is tomorrow evening 7.30pm at the home of Rich.

ST JOHN’S CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED COURSE continues fortnightly from Wednesday 13th September starting with breakfast at 9:30am. We have only three sessions left on the course but we will continue all through the Autumn ‘term’ looking at various topics e.g. the Trinity, the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Everyone is most welcome to join us for one or more sessions but, if possible, for catering purposes, please notify Vicky first on 07971972961.

GRAVETALK: It’s not easy to think about your own funeral. Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it can be hard. GraveTalk is a café space where people can talk about these big questions. The conversation is helped along by GraveTalk cards offering useful questions. Come along to St Michael’s from 10am-noon on Thursday 14th  September. Speak to Rich for more information.

Our next Join us 4 a Cuppa! takes place on Friday 15th September 11am-1pm also Litter Pickers are meeting the usual time of 11am.  

JOINT HARVEST SERVICE:  Next Sunday (17th), our joint harvest service at St Michael’s (9:30am) will include a collection of donations for one of our local food banks.  Please consider bringing along something with a long shelf life.  If you’d like some suggestions, visit http://www.telfordsupport.org.uk/get-involved/wish-list/   (No 11am service at St John’s),

The BUILDING MANAGEMENT TEAM meets next on Monday 18th       September 7.30pm at the home of Gill & Tony.

PARENTALK is a great course that covers essential topics for parents of      children aged 4 to 11 years…it helps mums and dads do the best job they can at bringing up their children.  This course takes place over 6 Thursdays beginning on 21st September 8pm at St John’s Church.   Leaflets available in church and please call the Office to book your place 670033.

LADIES BREAKFAST: Let somebody prepare your breakfast and enjoy some     fellowship with friends on Saturday 23rd September  8.45am at St Michael’s Guest speaker is Gill Banks who will be speaking about ‘Faith on the Street’s.  Tickets available from Lesley £5 each.

SHARED LUNCH:  Johnny and Beth Hibbert-Hingston are our guest speakers on Sunday 24th September.  They will be staying after the service to join us for a shared lunch.  Please put your name down if you are intending to stay this will help us with catering.

ST JOHN’S PCC are due to meet Monday 25th September 7.30pm in Church.

CARE HOME FRIENDS:  Would you like to make a difference in the lives of local care home residents? There is an information afternoon at Hinstock Manor Care Home, Chester Road, Hinstock, TF9 2TE on Tuesday 26th     September 11.30am to 1pm for anyone interested to know more. For more info please see poster in church.

CAP MONEY COURSE: A free course to help you manage your money better and learn to budget, save and spend well. No matter what your financial situation is, the CAP Money Course can benefit you. The tools that are taught on the CAP course are vital life skills, so whether you are financially well-off or not, on benefits or in debt this course is for you!  The next course will be held at St John’s Muxton starting on Saturday 30th September at 11am. This free course takes place over 3 consecutive sessions and all resources and refreshments are also provided free of charge. (More information can be found at www.capmoneycourse.org).

CONFIRMATION SERVICE – BRING AND SHARE LUNCH:  Please join us for a bring and share lunch after the Confirmation service on Sunday 1st    October.  A list of food ideas/sign up sheet is on the welcome table.

DEBT COACH-CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY DEBT CENTRE:TELFORD If you know anyone who might be interested in becoming a debt coach to assist the Centre Manager, Jane Preston, please bring this advert to his/her attention. Full details are available on request from: captelford@gmail.comor by calling Jane Preston 07910 779345. Closing date for applications 6/10/17.

WOMEN’S EVENING: We are holding a women’s evening on Saturday 7th   October 7.30pm here at St John’s. Tickets £5 to include supper and a glass of wine.  Further details to follow.

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 £7 from Lesley 670033.

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)

Tuesday 12th September 8.30-9am Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 14th September 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St Michael’s

Men’s Breakfast takes place on the second Saturday of each month 8.30am at the Whitehouse Hotel. Please let Simon T or Lesley know you are going.

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.

THIS SUNDAY

Sidesperson: 9.30am Brenda and 11am Charlotte & family

AV:  9.30am Tony and 11am Dan                     Communion:  Colin/Judith &  Geoff

Coffee: 9.30am Jean & Philip and 11am The Rawson family

Counting: Norman and Julie                           Chairs: James, Jon & Nigel

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday

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

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

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually WEDNESDAY Emailrevrichcresswell@gmail.com

OUR VICAR MATTHEW IS CURRENTLY ON EXTENDED STUDY LEAVE

 

Matthew 5:21-28

21 ‘You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, “You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.” 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, “Raca,” is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, “You fool!” will be in danger of the fire of hell.

23 ‘Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you,24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

25 ‘Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

27 ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit adultery.”28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Galatians 5:22-26

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always           perseveres.