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13th January 2019

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Notices for Sunday 13th January

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 and Robyn talks to us about ‘The Great Commission’ Matthew 28:16-20

11am CHURCH PRAZE – WORSHIP 4 ALL: A warm welcome to our monthly all age interactive service today led by Jon and Julie.

PRAYERS: It is with great sadness we tell you that Mary Finnegan passed away peacefully early hours Monday morning (31st).  Our thoughts and prayers go to her family and friends.  Mary’s funeral service will take place at St John’s on Thursday 17th January at 12.30pm.

CONFIRMATION: Confirmation Service 27th January 11am at St Michael’s. It’s still not too late to consider confirmation.  Please do speak to Matthew if you are considering being confirmed. Preparation evenings continue on Tuesdays 15th and 22nd January from 7-8 pm at St Michael’s Lilleshall.  There will be refreshments served from 6.45 and we will finish promptly at 8.00 pm.

EVANGELISM TEAM are due to meet tomorrow evening 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

PRAYERS FOR CAP Debt Centre takes place this Tuesday (15th) at the new time of 9-9.30am at St John’s in the Acorn Room.

AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP takes place this Thursday (17th) 2.30pm here at St John’s.

Our next JOIN US 4 A CUPPA! takes place this Friday (18th) between 11am-1pm…All very welcome.  Our usual litter picking also takes place from 10am.

You are invited to an EVENING OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY on January 18th at St Peter’s Church, Wrockwardine. The meeting will start at 7pm and the speakers will be John Prockter and Chris Densham of the Engage Schools Project

BIBLE IN 60 MINUTES: Our former curate Rich Cresswell will be offering his “Bible in 60 minutes” presentation at St Mary’s Church, Shawbury (SY4 4NH) on Saturday 19th January, starting at 3pm.  Come along to be amazed and      inspired by the story of a loving God and his people.  Suitable for anyone from secondary school age upwards – no charge.  If you’d like to attend, it would help if you could let Rich know to allow St Mary’s to plan numbers –revrichcresswell@gmail.com

ST JOHN’S PCC meets on Monday 21st January 7.30pm in St John’s Church.

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 Thursday 24th January from 9.30am – 12noon.  Our film for this month will be ‘Pin Up Girl!

WHAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE: The New Year is a time for pondering and reflecting on the past and wondering what the future may have in store. Christianity and other faiths often suggest that they can offer answers to these        challenging questions – but do they and what do Christians actually believe in? Do you or know someone who wants to explore what Christians believe and what it means to be a Christian then this short 6 week course maybe for you/them, starting on Thursday 31st January here at St John’s Church  Please pick up a leaflet in church.

For further info and booking please pick up a leaflet about our Parish Away Weekend at the Pioneer Centre near Cleobury Mortimer from the evening of Friday 17th May to the afternoon of Sunday 19th May 2019. 

Tuesday 15th January 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 17th January 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 Charlie, David Pierce or Lesley know you are coming.

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.

PRAYERS FOR CAP Debt Centre takes place monthly on the 3rd Tuesday 9-9.30am at St John’s in the Acorn Room.

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.  

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 during term time. Contact the office for further details.

SUB:ZERO – cafe style youth club for School years 7-9 at St John’s 4-6pm on Friday’s during term time. Followed by Sub:Extra 6-8pm for years 10-13.

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 Richard and Carla and 11am Volunteer please

Coffee: 9.30am Philip & Jean and 11am Jon, Ruth, Leah, Jacob & Isaac

AV: 9.30amTony & 11am Dan         Communion: Vicky & Barbara           Chairs:  Jon


Sidesperson: Geoff & Mary                                                   Coffee: Tony & Gill S

AV: James          Counting: Moira & David W        Chairs:  Steve



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

Matthew 28:16-20 The great commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’


Romans 6:4 –  We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Colossians 2:11-12 – In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

Ephesians 4:4-5 – There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism;

Matthew 3:11 –  ‘I baptise you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

John 4:2 – although in fact it was not Jesus who baptised, but his disciples.

1 Corinthians 1:17 –  For Christ did not send me to baptise, but to preach the gospel – not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

Luke 23:43 – Jesus answered him, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.’

Acts 2:38 – Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 10:44 – While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.

Mark 16:15-16 – He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Matthew 19:14 – Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’