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27th August 2017


DO YOU BUY YORKSHIRE TEA? St Michael’s are collecting the bar codes from boxes of Yorkshire Tea Bags. This project is being coordinated by the Newport Rotary Lite club and used to buy wheelchairs via the Wheelchair Foundation UK. One packet of 80 Teabags = 1 credit;  For every 10 credits returned, a £1 is donated.  Thank you

LUNCHCLUB takes place this Friday (1st) at 12noon.

The EVANGELISM TEAM are due to meet on Monday 4th September 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

ST JOHN’S PDT meets next on Monday 4th September 7.30pm at the home of James Tagg.

AUTUMN CLEAN: Can you help on the morning of Saturday 9th September?, we would like to give the Church a deep clean and all help would be really appreciated…doesn’t matter if you can only stay for a short time…many hands make light work…anytime between 9am-1pm ish.  THANK YOU

RIDE AND STRIDE: Help preserve the history on your doorstep by taking part in a sponsored cycle or walk on Saturday 9th September, for further details take a look at the poster or http://www.rideandstrideuk.org/ or see Lesley.

The next meeting for the SERVICE LEADING TEAM is on Monday 11th     September 7.30pm at the home of Rich.

GRAVETALK: It’s not easy to think about your own funeral. Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it can be hard. GraveTalk is a café space where people can talk about these big questions. The conversation is helped along by

Welcome to St John’s Church

Notices for Sunday 27th August

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 & BAPTISM: A warm welcome to our service this morning led by Jon. Today Rich talks to us about God’s promise to David’’           2 Samuel 7:1-13 & 18-19 and Mark 10:46-52.  We also off a very special welcome to Jeff who is being baptised today.

PRAYERS:  It is with great sadness that we let you know that John Hornby, member of St Michael’s passed away Tuesday afternoon whilst in hospital.  Our love and prayers go to Gillian, family and friends at this difficult time.

GraveTalk cards offering useful questions. Come along to St Michael’s from 10am-noon on Thursday 14th      September. Speak to Rich for more information.

Our next Join us 4 a Cuppa! takes place on Friday 15th September 11am-1pm also Litter Pickers are meeting the usual time of 11am.  

PLEASE NOTE: Joint All Age Harvest Service on 17th September at St      Michael’s (No 11am service at St John’s),

PARENTALK is a great course that covers essential topics for parents of      children aged 4 to 11 years…it helps mums and dads do the best job they can at bringing up their children.  This course takes place over 6 Thursdays beginning on 21st September 8pm at St John’s Church.   Leaflets available in church and please call the Office to book your place 670033.

LADIES BREAKFAST: Let somebody prepare your breakfast and enjoy some     fellowship with friends on Saturday 23rd September  8.45am at St Michael’s Guest speaker is Gill Banks who will be speaking about ‘Faith on the Street’s.

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 benefit you. The tools that are taught on the CAP course are 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).

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Shared lunch 24th September (Johnny and Beth visiting) Please put your name down if you intend to come to help with catering and Women’s evening Saturday 7th October 7.30pm here at St John’s.

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 £7 from Lesley 670033.

You are invited SHROPSHIRE CHURCHES DAY CONFERENCE which is being hosted by the Bishop of Shrewsbury and the Bishop of Ludlow ‘A REASON FOR HOPE’ on 18th November 2017  (0930 Registration, welcome and        refreshments)   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 29th August 8.30-9am Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 31st August 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St Michael’s

Men’s Breakfast takes place on the second Saturday of each month 8.30am at the Whitehouse Hotel. Please let Simon T or Lesley know you are going.

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.  (No Film in August)

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Sidesperson: Volunteer please         AV:  Dan            Communion: Barbara & Vicky

Coffee:  Alan & Gill Banks                                   Counting: Moira & Colin

Chairs:  Tony, John Perry & Terry


Sidesperson:  Geoff & Mary                 AV:  Rob                    Coffee: Colin & Judith

Chairs: Trotman, Richard S & Geoff

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



2 Samuel 7:1-13 & 18-19   God’s promise to David

After the king was settled in his palace and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, he said to Nathan the prophet, ‘Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.’

Nathan replied to the king, ‘Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the Lord is with you.’

But that night the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying:

‘Go and tell my servant David, “This is what the Lord says: are you the one to build me a house to dwell in? I have not dwelt in a house from the day I brought the Israelites up out of Egypt to this day. I have been moving from place to place with a tent as my dwelling. Wherever I have moved with all the Israelites, did I ever say to any of their rulers whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, ‘Why have you not built me a house of cedar?’”

‘Now then, tell my servant David, “This is what the Lord Almighty says: I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men on earth. 10 And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people shall not oppress them any more, as they did at the beginning 11 and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders[a] over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies.

‘“The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you: 12 when your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

David’s prayer

18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said:

‘Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 19 And as if this were not enough in your sight, Sovereign Lord, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant – and this decree, Sovereign Lord, is for a mere human!

Mark 10:46-52    Blind Bartimaeus receives his sight

46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means ‘son of Timaeus’), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’

48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’

49 Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him.’

So they called to the blind man, ‘Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.’ 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.

51 ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asked him.

The blind man said, ‘Rabbi, I want to see.’

52 ‘Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.