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24th September 2017

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Notices for Sunday 24th 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: We welcome guest speakers who will be sharing in our worship and speaking today about “Investing a life to change a life” Psalm 131 and John 15:12-15. They currently work with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Operation Mercy in Tajikistan in Central Asia. Working with the  Tajiks;  helping them to develop various agricultural projects and also being involved with different aspects  of their health work.  There will be a chance to chat with them over a buffet lunch at St Johns after the service. 

WORLD CHURCH – PRAYERS: Please pray for victims of the recent hurricanes in America and also the victims of the devastating floods in Asia. Nearer to home pray for bewildered refugees who may be settling into new schools alongside our own children and grandchildren. ‘Baking a Difference’- a fundraising event sponsored by Tearfund further details coming soon.

DO YOU BUY YORKSHIRE TEA? Please continue to collect the bar codes from boxes of Yorkshire Tea Bags to help buy wheelchairs via the Wheelchair     Foundation UK.  Thank you

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

CARE HOME FRIENDS:  Would you like to make a difference in the lives of local care home residents? There is an information afternoon at Hinstock Manor Care Home, Chester Road, Hinstock, TF9 2TE this Tuesday (26th) 11.30am to 1pm for anyone interested. Please see the poster.

FORGET ME NOT FILMS: Do you like watching old musicals while enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake?  If so, please join us this Thursday (28th) from 9.30am when we will be watching ’On Moonlight Bay’. 

CAP MONEY COURSE: A free course to help you manage your money better and learn to budget, save and spend well. No matter what your financial situation is, the CAP Money Course can help. The CAP course offers vital life skills, so whether you are financially well-off or not, on benefits or in debt this course is for you!  The next course will be held at St John’s Muxton starting on Saturday 30th September at 11am. This free course takes place over 3 consecutive sessions and all resources and refreshments are also provided free of charge. (More information can be found at www.capmoneycourse.org).

CONFIRMATION SERVICE – BRING & SHARE LUNCH:  Please join us for a bring & share lunch after the Confirmation service at St John’s on Sunday 1st October 11am.  Lunch will be about 12.30pm….bring a plate of food to share.

DEBT COACH – CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY DEBT CENTRE –   TELFORD If you know anyone who might be interested in becoming a debt coach to assist the Centre Manager, Jane Preston, please bring this advert to his/her attention. Full details are available on request from: captelford@gmail.com or by calling Jane Preston 07910 779345. Closing date for applications 6/10/17

ST JOHN’S PDT are due to meet on Monday 2nd October 7.30pm at the home of Rich Cresswell.

HOUSEGROUPS LEADERS meet next on Monday 2nd October 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

WOMEN’S EVENING: St John’s are holding a women’s evening on Saturday 7th October 7.30pm. We welcome guest speaker Rev’d Sharon Lord, wife and mother who trained as a midwife then took a very different career path….. Tickets £5 to include supper and a glass of wine 670033 available from Lesley.      

BRYN HAWORTH IN CONCERT: Bryn is an acclaimed slide guitarist and singer songwriter who has been delighting audiences with his own unique brand of rock, country and gospel blues for over 35 years.  He will be performing at St Michael’s on Saturday 14th October 7.30pm.  Tickets are £7 available from Angie Vann 606008 or Lesley 670033.

The EVANGELISM TEAM have their next meeting on Monday 16th October 7.45pm at the home of Terry and Jan.

SHROPSHIRE CHURCHES DAY CONFERENCE is being hosted by the Bishop’s of Shrewsbury and Ludlow ‘A REASON FOR HOPE’ on 18th November 2017  (0930 Registration) taking place at Holy Trinity Centre Meole Brace with guest speaker Revd Dr  Michael Lloyd …for further details please look on www.trinitychurches.org/hope. Tickets are £8 if booked by the end of         October.  Lunch is available for an extra £5. To book go on.. https://trinitychurches.churchsuite.co.uk/events/usruu8d8  (Poster on noticeboard)

Tuesday 26th September 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 28th September 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St Michael’s

GOOD MORNING SUNDAY at St John’s. Breakfast from 8.15-9.15am, the Sunday papers, conversation, prayer and reflection. (Not on the 5th Sunday).

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. 

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 9.45am – 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) will meet weekly at the home of Thom Foster 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: The Rawson family       AV: Rob      Communion: Pam & Vicky    Counting: Janet & Jo      Coffee Judith & Colin    Chairs: Tony, Terry & Mike

Sidesperson:   The Trotmans                AV:   Dan            Coffee The Trotmans       

Communion: Jan, Wendy, Revd Edward Ward & Simon

Counting: D/S Whitelaw & Norman                       Chairs: Cyril, Andy & Simon H



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

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually WEDNESDAY  Emailrevrichcresswell@gmail.com



Not long now 🙂



Psalm 131 A song of ascents. Of David.

My heart is not proud, Lord,
    my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
    or things too wonderful for me.
But I have calmed and quietened myself,
    I am like a weaned child with its mother;
    like a weaned child I am content.

Israel, put your hope in the Lord
    both now and for evermore.


John 15:12-15

12 My command is this: love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.