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15th April 2018

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Notices for Sunday 15th April

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. 

11.15am MORNING WORSHIP: Welcome to our ANNUAL MEETING when we will hear about the life of St John’s during 2017, elect Church Wardens, PCC and Deanery Synod members. Nomination forms to be in before the start of the    service. Vacancies:- Church Warden: 2 one year vacancies. PCC: 4 vacancies for three years,  and 1 for one year.  Deanery Synod:  2 Vacancies for two years.  Please  consider whether these posts maybe for you… We begin our service with coffee at 11am.

6pm TGI (for ages 10+) takes place this evening at St John’s 6-8pm

There will be a meeting of the SAFEGUARDING TEAM tomorrow evening 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

Our popular Join us 4 a Cuppa! continues this Friday (20th) between 11am-1pm…..Litter pickers also meet at 11am.  Please join us…all very welcome.

GRAVETALK – The truth is, we are all going to die.  But nobody wants to say anything.  GraveTalk is a chance to talk about death, think about your funeral, ask questions and air your thoughts.  We’ll be hosting a GraveTalk session at St John’s from 10am-12noon on Saturday 21st April.  No charge, not even for the refreshments!  Speak to Rich for more information.

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED is a DVD based series of seven sessions asking What’s it all about?.  Anyone is welcome to come and join this relaxed, informal and informative course.  Each session starts at 7.45pm at St Michael’s Church starting Wednesday 25th April. Contact the church office 670033 to book.

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 26th April 9.30am – 12noon to watch ‘Three men in a boat!’. 

Alex’s baptism will take place during the service on Sunday 29th April, and the West family would like to invite all of their church family to stay afterwards to celebrate with them.  If you would like to stay, could you please let Lisa know by telephone on 07739 522280, or email west.familywest@btinternet.com by    Sunday 22nd April for catering purposes.  It is not necessary to bring food, but if you would particularly like to contribute, please have a word with Lisa who will co-ordinate items for people to bring. Soft drinks will be provided but please feel free to bring wine if you prefer.’

St John’s Lunch Club Day Trip to Llandudno is on 1st June and there are spaces available if anyone is interested in going please call the church office. Tickets are £13 each for visitors and £11 for members.

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 June at 7:30pm.

ACTIVITY DAYS 2018: Can you help with this years Activity Days ? held 24th to 27th July. It is early in the year to ask for your commitment but as 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 either Lesley in the office or Ellie Jones.

AV ROTA: For the last 12 months the AV Rota has only had 4 operators and we could do with some more. It is not an arduous task and can be done by anyone aged 8-80, who has a little bit of computer knowledge! If you are interested in helping out in this ministry please feel free to speak to Simon or Dan who will better advise you on what is involved. With just a couple more operators it would only mean 8 Sundays a year each and allow us a bit more flexibility when trying to organise the rota.

FOOD BANK PLEA FOR FOOD..donations are needed for our local food banks, stocks are very low at the moment and demand high.  Collection boxes are still in our churches.

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

Kaleidoscope Schools Project:  Tues19th–Fri22nd June. 500 school children  attended  last year and we expect the same again this time. Could YOU join our team of friendly volunteers to help on one or more days? You need to be    available between 9am and 2.30pm. Interested? For more information please       contact: Clare Olliver – 07913 373752  theollivers@talktalk.net

Tuesday 17th April 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 19th April 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. 

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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THIS WEEK

Sidesperson: June Gregory                    AV:  Dan                     Coffee:  Lisa  & Di

Chairs: Dave W & Helpers                Counting:  Julie Hartridge and John Preston

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson:  Steve & Heather Hedges               Coffee:  Norman & Val Trotman

 Chairs: Tony Steinert and helpers        AV: James           Communion: Myers/Jan

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR:

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  Emailrevrichcresswell@gmail.com

Acts 4:8-20 

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 Jesus is

“‘the stone you builders rejected,
    which has become the cornerstone.’

12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say. 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together. 16 “What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it. 17 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people,

we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.”

18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”