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19th March 2017

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Notices for Sunday 19th March

8.15am GOOD MORNING SUNDAY: Start your Sunday with breakfast from 8.15 am, the Sunday papers, conversation, prayer and reflection.

11am MORNING WORSHIP: Our service this morning is led by John and Rich talks to us about An invitation to something good’ Isaiah 6:1-8 and John 4:25-30

ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION:  Our new Electoral Roll is NOW on display. Please could you check that all your details are correct and please write any   corrections on the list or please inform Lesley.  No additions can now be made until after the APCM.

Our Annual Meeting (APCM) takes place on Sunday 2nd April when we will hear about the life of St John’s during 2016, elect Church Wardens, PCC and Deanery Synod members. Nomination forms are now available in church please hand in to the Church Wardens, (Mike & Richard W), Matthew or Lesley.  Vacancies:- Church Warden: 2 one year vacancies. PCC: 4 vacancies for 3 years, 2 for 2 years and 2 for 1 year.  Deanery Synod: 3 Vacancies for 3 years. If you are   already on PCC please check whether you have come to the end of your term.

PRAYER CHAIN: If you have any Prayer requests for the prayer chain please can you contact Judith Myers as Pam will be away on holiday from the 9th March for 2 weeks. Thank you.

PASSION FOR LIFE: Please pray for our Healing Service. Pray for Matthew Lefroy and Jan Stackhouse as they lead on this event. Pray for the service to be God inspired and for God to put into the minds of our church family people they can invite. Pray for people to be healed and God revealed in the healing.

Do you have a friend or neighbour in Muxton who would appreciate some practical help? In the run-up to Passion for Life we would like to offer help e.g. tidying a garden, simple DIY, taking rubbish to the recycling centre, changing high light bulbs, simple sewing tasks and whatever else is required (if possible). We would probably be available from 1 to 11 April and will work in pairs or small teams. Please speak to Vicky ideally before weekend of 25 March so we can make arrangements. If YOU could offer practical help, please also speak to Vicky. Tel: 604034 or 07971972961 or email vickymuxton@blueyonder.co.uk.

WANTED:  We are looking for donations towards the ‘Passion for Life Activity Days’ please take a look at the list under the welcome table.  Donations will be gratefully received by Lesley or please put in box under the table in church.  Thank you.

* Could we ask all members of the congregation if they wouldn’t mind donating a crème egg (or similar size) to give to all the young people that come along to the Passion for Life Activity Days….

.Our next TGI SUNDAY for our young people takes place this evening 6pm at St Michael’s Church.

Quiz night 7pm this evening Raising funds for Lilleshall Pre-School Entry £1 each.  Further quiz details Ellie 07830524321.  See poster in Church.

BUILDING MANAGMENT Team are due to meet tomorrow evening 7.30pm at the home of Gill & Tony.

PRAYERS FOR CAP: We continue to run a regular prayer time for the CAP Debt Centre, monthly this Tuesday at St John’s in the Acorn Room 9am.

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 this Thursday (23rd) 9.30am -12noon.   ‘Beauty and the Beast’

GAMES NIGHT:  You are all invited to a games night on Friday 24th March at St John’s, from 7.30pm. There will be a short beetle drive at 7.45pm for    everyone to join in together. Bring your own drinks and nibbles and any games you want to play! Please let Jenny Cresswell know if you’re planning to attend,      although not essential.

SPRING CLEAN DATES  Saturday 25th from 10am.  Main jobs are:- finish cleaning kitchen, bathrooms, walls if possible …preparing Church so all nice and clean for Passion for Life Week…

AWE – Encountering God in Prayer: Come and be part of an evening of worship and prayer as we prepare for our “Passion For Life” week. Join us for any part of the evening on Saturday 25th March between 7.00 & 9.00 pm. Quiet zone, worship zone, reflective zone, conversational prayer zone Puddings and refreshments served from 7.00 – 7.20 pm.

ST JOHN’S PCC meets next on Monday 27th March 7.30pm in Church.

LILLESHALL MONUMENTAL RUN: Again we have the monumental race – this year on 2nd April.  Church members are invited to take part in any aspect, tots and toddlers, fun run or main race – running not your thing, then marshalling (need several around St Michaels Church!).  Monies raised this year are being given to Cricket club, school and scouts.  Help support Lilleshall community, get fit and have fun!  If you want to help with marshalling please contact             andrew-helen@tiscali.co.uk or text 07766808226

Monkey’s Amazing Journey – Raising funds for charity in memory of David Ison: Would you like to join me in bringing David Ison’s Monkey on part of his epic journey from Wales to Lilleshall Monument on 1st July.  The whole journey will start in Wales and take in the coast of the Netherlands before some climbing in Wales  and canoeing on the Severn brings him to Shrewsbury.   I am coordinating a cycle ride from Shrewsbury to Muxton on the afternoon of 1st July.  All funds raised will be divided between The Severn Hospice,     Macmillan’s and The Brain Tumour Charity. Book the date and contact      Matthew to register your interest. – more details to follow.

Tuesday 21st March 8.30-9am Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 23rd March 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St John’s

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.

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 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.

SPARK: meet during every Sunday service except Church Praze services. For ages 10+. Term time only. Please see Thom for further information.

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. followed by 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) meets weekly at the home of Thom 3A Fieldhouse Drive, Muxton. 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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Sidesperson:  June Gregory   AV: Simon   Coffee: Emma McCartney & Anne Plant

Chairs: Andy, Alan & Geoff                               Counting:  Julie and John Preston


Sidesperson: Lynne Stanley           AV: Freya         Coffee: Norman & Val Trotman

Chairs:  Terry, Richard S & Mike                                  Communion: Barbara & Jan

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

Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah’s commission

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: with two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.’

At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

‘Woe to me!’ I cried. ‘I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.’

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, ‘See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.’

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’

And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’

John 4:25-30

25 The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah’ (called Christ) ‘is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.’

26 Then Jesus declared, ‘I, the one speaking to you – I am he.’

The disciples rejoin Jesus

27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, ‘What do you want?’ or ‘Why are you talking with her?’

28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 ‘Come, see a man who told me everything I’ve ever done. Could this be the Messiah?’ 30 They came out of the town and made their way towards him.