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23rd April 2017

Welcome to St John’s Church

Notices for Sunday 23rd 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.

11am HOLY COMMUNION: Matthew leads our service this morning and David talks to us about Isaiah 53:3-12 and Luke 24:13-31

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 from 9.30am – 12noon.   Film:  Shall we dance?

A new ALPHA course starts THIS Thursday (27th) 7.30pm. Alpha is for anyone who is curious.  The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian Faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. We are also starting a YOUTH ALPHA (AGES 11-16), from THIS Friday (28th) 7-8pm.  Both taking place here at St John’s.  To book please email admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk.

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED is a DVD based series of seven fortnightly       sessions.  Anyone is welcome to come and think about the big questions of life.  Each session starts with  light breakfast at 9.30am and will finish at 11am. They will take place alternate Wednesdays from 3rd May here at St John ‘s.

Brush up on your Budgeting Skills! Come on a CAP Money course at St John’s on three consecutive Mondays at 7pm. The next course is led by Vicky and starts on 8 May. The course is for anyone and everyone and is not just for those who are struggling to make ends meet (although it is very helpful if there always seems to be ‘month left at the end of your money’!) The course is free, confidential, requires no disclosure of personal financial information and, believe it or not, is good fun. To register, contact St John’s church office on 670033 or email admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.

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 in with Matthew.

Tuesday 25th April 8.30-9am Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 27th April 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St Michael’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.

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. We meet Sunday evenings 7.15 – 8.30pm during term time….including Bible study, prayer and discussion. Call 670760 for info.

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THIS WEEK

Sidesperson:  Dora Gurd           AV: Dan                        Coffee: Di and Jeanette

Chairs: Mike, Geoff & Trotman                                        Counting: Moira & Colin

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson:  John & Moira Fenn    AV: James      Coffee: Dave & Sue Whitelaw

Chairs: Simon H, Richard S & Cyril                                  Counting: Tony & Janet

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 53:3-12

He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was punished.
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.

Luke 24:13-31 On the road to Emmaus

13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognising him.

17 He asked them, ‘What are you discussing together as you walk along?’

They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, ‘Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?’

19 ‘What things?’ he asked.

‘About Jesus of Nazareth,’ they replied. ‘He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.’

25 He said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?’ 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going further. 29 But they urged him strongly, ‘Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.’ So he went in to stay with them.

30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognised him, and he disappeared from their sight.