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17th December 2017

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Notices for Sunday 17th December

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.   Our last one of 2017.

11am CAROL SERVICE:  A warm welcome to our annual carol service today led by Barbara.  We join together to celebrate the gift of Jesus, we hear from the bible and sing carols. Matthew talks to us about ‘Being Ready – Meditation’ .

UPDATE ON KIP…please take a look at the letter printed in church also a copy on the notice board.

An entertaining cartoon telling The Nativity from the viewpoint of the animals is now being shown at Telford’s Cineworld and Odeon. The Star (U) starring a cute lamb and a show-off dove are amongst the animal cast. Oprah Winfrey voices Deborah the camel. Cineworld: Daily at 10am or 10.45am including        Saturday until 21st.  Odeon: 10.15am on Saturday and Sunday.

SUB:ZERO: Can you spare a couple of hours on a Friday between 4-6pm on a rota basis?  Sub:zero are in need of helpers from January.   If you would like to know what is involved please speak to Thom, Geoff or Lesley.

CAROL SINGING AROUND MUXTON this year takes place this Wednesday (20th) meeting at St John’s at 6.30pm and return afterwards for some well earned mulled wine and mince pies.

FORGET ME NOT FILMS would like you to join them at St John’s this Thursday (21st)for our festive film ‘Scrooge’ at 9.30am.

BLUE CHRISTMAS: Christmas can be a difficult time for some….Our Blue Christmas service helps us to bring before God any thoughts and worries we might have.  Please join us this Thursday at 7.30pm.

CHRISTINGLE & CRIB SERVICE: A fun short service for families. Get your Christmas off to a cracking start by joining us for 45 minutes of carols and a walk-on nativity where younger children are invited to come dressed as shepherds, angels or kings ending with the traditional Christingle.  Due to popular demand we are offering 2 services 3.30pm & 4.30pm on Christmas Eve here at St John’s.

JESUS – WHO? WHY? WHAT?: Do you? or do you know someone who wants to know what’s it all about? Then please come along to our next Christianity   Explored course which takes place here at St John’s starting 8pm on Thursday 25th January 2018.  Pick up a leaflet in church for further information.

Tuesday 19th December 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 21st December 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 9am. 

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 new mid week 11’s-14’s group. It takes place between 6-7:30pm on Wednesdays at Lilleshall memorial hall. Contact Thom 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. including ABSOLUTE:ZERO approx 5.30pm (during Sub:Zero)…..A chance to ask questions about God and about being a Christian…

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 670760 for info.

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THIS SUNDAY

Sidesperson: Anne Plant                 AV:    Rob               Counting: Dave & Norman

Coffee: Philip & Jean Baker                            Chairs:  Steve, Geoff & Richard S

CHRISTMAS EVE

Sidesperson:  Pete & Julie Shelley       AV:   James      Communion: Geoff & Pam

Coffee:  The Umataliev family          

CHRISTMAS DAY

Sidesperson: Churchwardens           AV:  John         Communion: Vicky & Barbara

Chairs:  Volunteers please

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

    MATTHEW’S DAY OFF is usually FRIDAY  Email: matthew.lefroy@tiscali.co.uk

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually WEDNESDAY  Email: revrichcresswell@gmail.com