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23rd September 2018

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Notices for Sunday 23rd September

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: Our service this morning is led David and we offer a warm welcome to our guest speaker Mike Chesterton from Care who will be talking to us today.

ARRIVALS LOUNGE: New (ish) to St John’s? Wondering what we’re all about and how we can help you journey in faith? Come along to our ‘Arrivals Lounge’ event this afternoon 3-4.30pm here at St John’s for refreshments, chat and an introduction to us.

PRAYERS: Please pray for Janet Gibbs and her family who sadly are coming to terms with the sad loss of her husband Selwyn.


  • Wisdom for new leader of Pakistan Imran Khan
  • The Rohingya refugee crisis one year on
  • While our children start a new year at school we thank God for the Safe Child Play Spaces set up in the camps by Tearfund to help with emotional healing.

A BIG THANK YOU for all the donations received for Telford Crisis Support during last weeks Harvest service. They have been delivered to the Collection    Centre which was gratefully received.  We continue to collect items during the year.  A box is located under the table as you walk into church.

ST JOHN’S PCC meets next tomorrow evening 7.30pm in church.

Our next SYNOD is on Wednesday 26th September at 7.30pm Church Aston Church with Zoe speaking about her ministry as the diocesan enabling officer for those with disabilities ‘Disabled people valuing & belonging in our churches’ and also with a word about her own situation.  This is an open meeting and all are very welcome.

Take part in the WORLDs BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING in aid of Macmillan here on Saturday 29th September from 10am-2.30pm.  Please speak to Julie Shelly for further information.

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 this Thursday (27th) from 9.30am – 12noon.   We will be watching ‘Funny Face’

The next meeting of ST JOHN’S PDT is to take place on Monday 1st October 7.30pm at the Vicarage.

The BUILDING MANAGEMENT TEAM are due to meet next on Monday 1st October 7.30pm at the home of Tony & Gill.

Our next CAP Money Course takes place here a St John’s on 1st, 8th and 15th October at 7pm, highly recommended if you haven’t done one already.  Please contact Sue Aldrian or the Office if you would like to attend.

WANTED PLEASE: Donations of unwanted clean clothes for a CAP client event (all shapes and sizes, ages and genders). Please bring your collection to Dawley Baptist church on Wednesday 3rd October between 2 & 4pm or here on 30th September. Contact Marcelle 07969 312229 or Jane 07910 779345 for details.

A CONCERT BY ST MICHAEL’S CHOIR takes place on Sunday 7th October at 3.30pm.  Programme including Danny Boy, Can you feel the love tonight, I have a dream, food Glorious Food and much more.  Admission is free.

FREE TO BE – AN EVENT FOR CHRISTIAN WOMEN takes place Tuesday 9th October 7.30pm at Swan Bank Church, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 2AA.  Tickets are £4 from 029 2081 0800 or cff.org.uk/freetobe.  See poster for details.

Telford Christians Together invites you to TOGETHER FOR THE KINGDOM on Thursday 11th October 7pm at Meeting Point House Chapel.  Guest speaker is Lloyd Cooke Chief Executive of Saltbox.  Saltbox is a charity that provides   support for local churches, Christian ministries and faith groups.

“We All Have A Story” – A day for Men organised by New Wine.  Saturday 13th October 9.15am – 4pm at Liverpool Cathedral.  Speakers include Carl Beech, Steve Legg, Bill Bygroves, Phil Emmerson and Jennifer Rees Larcombe.  A group of us are intending to go. Men’s breakfast at the White House will still run on that day.  If you are interested in going to Liverpool please let Matthew or    Lesley know.  The cost is £22.  For more  details see https://www.new-wine.org/events/new-wine-mens-day-liverpool

DOGS WITHOUT COLLARS are at Dawley Town Hall on Friday 19th October 7.30pm. They are a band of five (real) vicars who got together in 2005 to enjoy playing rock music. Over the next decade, they performed over 70 concerts in the south of England, raising over £50,000 for churches and charities with positive reviews and mentions in various local and national media. Nowadays they play a couple of concerts a year … and in October they will be visiting Telford (the home of guitarist Tim Storey). A mixture of sit’n’listen and up’n’boogie, their sets are a collection of favourites from the 50s to the 90s (which often matches their audience). Every penny of ticket sales will go to the Great Dawley Breakfast Club so that kids in the area can have a good start to the day. Go along, have a giggle and get up and dance!  To book go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

LUNCHCLUB TRIP TO LLANDUDNO takes place on Friday 2nd November.  If you would like to join them please speak to Ann 604341 or Lesley.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: CAP Anniversary service 4th November 4pm at St John’s this year. Big celebration service with speaker from CAP head office.

Tuesday 25th September  8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 27th September 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St Michael’s

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 Church during term time. Contact the office for further details.

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.

The TELFORD FOOD BANK has a new address, they are now located at 78-83 Severn Walk Sutton Hill TF7 4AS (Previously Leegomery). 01952 586646.

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Sidesperson:  Volunteer please                                          Coffee:  Norman & Val

AV: Simon          Communion: Colin/Judith and Jan             Chairs: Tony & helpers 


Sidesperson:  The Suffell Family                          Coffee:   The Umataliev Family

AV:  Dan               Counting: Colin & Sue/Dave W               Chairs:  Cyril + helpers



Monday and Friday 9-4pm and Tuesday 8.30am-12.30 and 2-4pm 

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

Genesis 1:24-31 

24 And God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds:

the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild    animals, each according to its kind.’ And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’

27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’

29 Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.’ And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.

Matthew 5:1-12  Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 ‘Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.