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11th March – Mothering Sunday

Welcome to St John’s Church

Notices for Sunday 11th March

      ’Happy Mothering Sunday’

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: Welcome to our monthly early service today led by Jane.  Robyn talks to us about ‘God’s heart for family’. Matthew 3:1-9.  

11am CHURCH PRAZE: Our fun interactive all age service this morning is led by John & Jane.  

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

  1. What does the word ‘family’ mean to you? In light of this, to which families do you belong?
  2. What does each family do for you? How is your life enriched by ‘family?
  3. What qualities and actions do you bring to your families? How would others describe the part you play?
  4. How does your relationship with family match up to God’s example? How might you change this for the better?

PASTORAL CARE: We welcome Julie Shelley who has agreed to share the Pastoral Coordinators role with Judith.  We give thanks for her willingness to help in this vital ministry.

Film Fest 2018: 32 young people from our community, including a handful from our churches, attended this year’s film fest on Friday 16th February. We have raised £250, 10% of which will be sent to cancer research (their chosen charity). Thank you to everyone who helped out with this event, making it possible to run.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT – concludes today. Please take a look on www.fairtrade.org.uk for a wealth of information and please consider choosing Fairtrade products in the future when you go shopping.  We will run a Fairtrade stall at the service TODAY.  

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

ST JOHN’S BUILDING MANAGEMENT are due to meet TOMORROW NIGHT 7.30pm a the home of Tony & Gill.

The EVANGELISM TEAM are meeting TOMORROW NIGHT 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP takes place this Thursday (15th) 2.30pm here at St John’s.

New Wine Celebration with Hellie Brunt at Trinity Meole Brace on 18th March at 6.30pm!  An evening of worship, word and ministry.  Please see the poster in church.

ST JOHN’S PCC meets next on Monday 19th March 7.30pm in church.

Volunteers needed for the Care for the Family ‘It Takes Two’ event: Care for the Family are looking for some stewards to help them on the evening of March 20th when they will be presenting the ‘It Takes Two’ event at the Park Inn Hotel. They need  4 to 6 people to hand out delegate bags, help people to their seats, collect tickets and help on the resource stand. These people will not miss any of the event and seats reserved for them. Stewards also get a free book as a thank you. If you are interested in helping and are able to come to the venue for 6:30 for a briefing contact Abi.Williams@cff.org.uk

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 on Thursday 22nd March from 9.30am .  We will be watching ‘Mamma Mia’

Our popular Join us 4 a Cuppa! continues on Friday 23rd March between 11am-1pm…..Our theme is ‘Easter’ with hot cross buns.  Litter pickers also meet at 11am.  Please join us…all very welcome.

LILLESHALL PRE SCHOOL have the green tokens collection box at Asda until the end of March.  3 members of St Michael’s work at pre-school and it would be good to support them in trying to secure much needed funds for this     Charity status pre-school.

Tuesday 13th March 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 15th March 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St John’s

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

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 Jane Preston or Jo Lefroy.

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 at St John’s usually on the 4th Thursday of each month from 9.30am – 12noon.  (22nd March)

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, Lilleshall. 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 the office for info.

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Sidesperson: 9.30am Mike & Sheila and 11am Ann Lockley

Coffee:  9.30am Mike & Sheila and 11am The Tsang family              

AV:  James Tagg            Chairs: Volunteers please           Communion: Colin & Pam


Sidesperson: Norman & Val                 AV: Rob             Coffee:  The Grant family

Chairs: Richard S & Helpers                                              Counting: Tony & Janet

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: new office hours

Monday and Friday 9-4pm and Tuesday 8.30am-12.30 and 2-4pm 

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


Matthew 3:1-9 John the Baptist prepares the way

In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’ This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:

‘A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
“Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make straight paths for him.”

John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt round his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptised by him in the River Jordan.

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptising, he said to them: ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not think you can say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our father.” I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.