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26th March – Mothering Sunday

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Notices for Sunday 26th March

‘Happy Mothering Sunday’

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

11am HOLY COMMUNION: A warm welcome to our special service this morning led by Matthew and John talks to us about ‘Dressed to Attract’ . Colossians 3:11-17 and Luke 6:35-38

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.

YOUR SUPPORT AND PRAYERS ARE STILL DESPERATELY NEEDED:  You may have seen the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal, which Tearfund is involved in too. Tearfund are already on the ground in East Africa working with our partners to provide humanitarian assistance, sanitation, and health education to vulnerable families. In this emergency situation, we are determined to continue bringing hope and help to the most vulnerable communities in East Africa.   Please pick up an envelope if you would like to    donate. Thank you.

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.

FAIRTRADE STALL:  Di Baxter and Gill Roberts would like to thank you for supporting the Fairtrade Stall.  Over the 2 churches we raised £100.  Thank you.

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….Basket on welcome table.

.ST JOHN’S PCC meets next tomorrow night 7.30pm in Church.

CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS: Plans for an exciting new group for families with children who have Additional Needs. If this is your interest – you are invited to a planning meeting for a Summer Holiday event on Saturday 19th August. Join the meeting to be held at St Andrews Church, Shifnal 1.30pm on Tuesday 28th March 2017.

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

LADIES/FAMILY BREAKFAST:  Please join us for a family breakfast (2 kids under 16 eat free with each paying adult) on Saturday 15th April at the Clock Tower.  For further information or to let us know you are coming please see Julie or email  … ..juliehartidge@gmail.com by 8th April.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Tuesday 11th until Sunday 23rd April.  An     opportunity to reflect on the story of Jesus’ Passion (his arrest, trial, death and resurrection), combing the words of scripture with original artwork produced by members of our church and local community.   St Michael’s will be open most days for you to view the artwork between 10am-4pm from 11th – 22nd April…please check poster or magazine for specific opening times.

COURSES coming soon:  Alpha – Thursdays from 27th April 7.30pm, Youth Alpha – Fridays from 28th April 7-8pm and Christianity Explored Wednesdays from 3rd May at 9.30am. All taking place at St John ‘s.

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 28th March 8.30-9am Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 30th March 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.

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

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


Sidesperson: Simon & Lesley              AV: Rob                Coffee:  Steve & Heather

Chairs: John Perry, Cyril & Tony                                 Counting: Dave W & Norman


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


Colossians 3:11-17

11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


Luke 6:35-38

35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.’