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13th May 2018

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Notices for Sunday 13th May

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 monthly Communion   service today led by Rich.  ‘I am the Light of the World’  Isaiah 9:2-7 and John 8:12-20.

11am CHURCH PRAZE – WORSHIP 4 ALL : Welcome to our fun interactive service this morning led by Matthew.


Any help delivering envelopes for Christian Aid week would be very much appreciated.  Christian Aid week begins TODAY and envelopes are available from the table as you came into church. Please see Lesley.  Thank you.

Please bring along any Gifting Pledge Forms with you on Sunday for prayerful dedication.  Thank you all very much for your support.

CONTACT DETAILS-IMPORTANT: Your privacy is important to us, and we want to continue to communicate with YOU which is in line with UK law on data             protection.  UK law is changing and we now need to confirm your consent to how we contact you. Please pick up a form available in church which will allow us to do this and return to Lesley when completed.  We do need a form for everyone we have any contact details for.  Thank you for your help in this matter.

CRECHE/LIGHT Following a few months where staffing on LIGHT (creche) reached critical levels, our prayers have been answered in part, which is fantastic news. At one stage, we only had 2 leaders. The LIGHT leaders team has now been boosted by the welcome of additional members,  and we are grateful for these ladies for offering their services, which should cut the leading responsibility down to 1 every 5 weeks, allowing our leaders to participate more fully in the services. We are still desperately short of helpers in LIGHT and would ask for your continued prayers for this vital area of the church. At present, leaders are having to double as helpers, which isn’t ideal as we have no helpers. Helping in creche does not involve any planning in advance. You are a  support to the leader.  LIGHT would benefit from the addition of another 4 helpers, therefore would not be expected to be on duty for more than one a month. With the age range of the children (0-5) it is a legal requirement for there to be 2 adults in the room, so we are desperate to fill this gap in staffing. If you feel able to help, please contact the church office. Please can we ask you to pray that the required helpers will be found amongst the members of the congregation. Many Thanks

ACTIVITY DAYS 2018: Can you help with this years Activity Days ? held 24th to 27th July. You can appreciate there is a lot of organisation and it really helps to have your availability to ensure we have enough leaders/helpers even more so this year as we have a few of our regular leaders and helpers  unavailable so your time, if you can give it, is even more vital. Please fill in a form available in church and hand to Lesley in the office.

FOOD BANK PLEA FOR FOOD..THANK YOU so much for your donations so far, the Food bank were so impressed and pleased with our contribution. FOOD STILL NEEDED.

The BUILDING MANAGEMENT TEAM are due to meet TOMORROW evening 7.30pm at the home of Tony & Gill.

CAP PRAYERS take place this Tuesday (15th) 4.30 – 5pm here at St John’s Church in the Acorn room.

AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP takes place this Thursday (17th) 2.30pm at St John’s.  Please join us for a short reflection, songs of praise and tea and cake.

VULNERABLE ADULTS AWARENESS: As churches we are required to have in place a policy and processes to safeguard all vulnerable people in our church community. For many years we have done this for children and young people and  are now required to do so for vulnerable adults; this area is complex and many of us may be vulnerable at some time in our lives. We have the opportunity of exploring this area with our Diocese   Safeguarding Advisor Neil Spiring THIS Thursday (17th) 7.30pm at St John’s. We would like all who are able to   attend to come along; it is especially important for those supporting and leading groups. If you would like more information please contact Jan Stackhouse. 

Our popular Join us 4 a Cuppa! continues this Friday (18th)  with a slight   difference.  We will be meeting between 12noon-2pm…..for a ‘Royal Tea Party’ £2.50 to include a spring lunch and draw ticket. Dress to impress – hats included ladies! Litter pickers will also be meeting.  Please join us…all very welcome.

FROM RACHEL PRESTON: As many of you know, Nick and I will be getting married at St Michael’s, this Saturday (19th) at 1.30pm. We would love to   invite my church family to join us for the service and refreshments afterwards. 

ST John’s PCC meets next on Monday 21st May 7.30pm in Church.

Rich, Jenny, Nathan and Daniel’s last day with us will be on Sunday 27th May at our 11am service.  Please stay afterwards for tea/coffee and cake.

AFTERNOON TEA………..  Rich, Jenny, Nathan & Daniel leave us on Sunday 27th May.  St Michael’s will be having afternoon tea at 4pm that day to say goodbye to Rich and his family.   If you would like to come along, please let Lesley know to help with catering.   Everyone Welcome.

NEWPORT CARNIVAL: Would you be able to help the Churches Together Group in Newport for the activities they are running at Newport Carnival on Saturday 9th June? They will be providing tea and coffee in St Nicholas church, with a table outside serving squash.  There will be prayer stations, tubs with small gifts in, outdoor games eg connect 4 and face painting.   If so please    contact Dave Clissold (Newport Christian Fellowship) directly on 07780 956429.

CSW National conference is coming to Birmingham ‘Pursue Justice’ on        Saturday 16 June 1pm -4pm (doors open 12noon) at Elim Church Selly Oak,     Exeter Rd, Birmingham B29 6EU (nearest railway station is Selly Oak). It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about religious freedom, and commit to prayer and action as a group.        http://www.csw.org.uk/pursuejustice.htm

RICH’S LICENSING: Rich will be licensed as Priest in Charge of Shawbury, Stanton upon Hine Heath and Moreton Corbet at St Mary’s Church,            Shawbury, SY4 4NH, on Wednesday 20th Juneat 7:30pm.

ACTIVITY DAYS 2018: Can you help at the Activity Days? 24th to 27th July. There is a lot of organisation and it really helps to have your availability to     ensure we have enough leaders/helpers even more so this year as we have a few of our regular leaders and helpers unavailable so your time, if you can give it, is more vital. Please fill in form available in church and hand to Lesley or Ellie .

ITEMS FOR SALE: A member of the congregation is moving house soon and has a number of items for sale at reasonable prices including a brand new charcoal BBQ on trolley, dishwasher, long ‘Hoselock’ hose on reel.

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

Thursday 17th May 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 4.30-5pm at St John’s in the Acorn Room.

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. Moredetails 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. 

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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