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27th May 2018

Welcome to St John’s Church

Notices for Sunday 27th May – Trinity Sunday

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 by Barbara. Rich talks to us about ‘I am the Good Shepherd’  Jeremiah 23:1-6 and John 10:10-18.

Please stay after the service today for tea/coffee and cake and most  importantly to send Rich, Jenny, Nathan and Daniel’s off with our fond farewells, love and blessings in the next stage of their journey with God.

PRAYERS: The funeral of Kit Shambley is to take place this Thursday (31st) at Telford Crem 11.30am.  Please pray for her son, family and friends.

CONTACT DETAILS-IMPORTANT: Your privacy is important to us, and we want to continue to communicate with YOU which is in line with UK law on data protection.  UK law is changing and we now need to confirm your consent to how we contact you. Please pick up a form available in church which will allow us to do this and return to Lesley when completed.  We do need a form for everyone we have any contact details for.  Thank you for your help in this matter.

ACTIVITY DAYS 2018: Can you help with this years Activity Days ? held 24th to 27th July. You can appreciate there is a lot of organisation and it really helps to have your availability to ensure we have enough leaders/helpers even more so this year as we have a few of our regular leaders and helpers  unavailable so your time, if you can give it, is even more vital. Please fill in a form available in church and hand to Lesley in the office.

As part of DEMENTIA WEEK 21-27 MAY – Forget-me-not Songs of Praise on Sunday 27 May at 6.30pm at St Andrew’s Church, Church Street, Shifnal TF11 9AB: Come and hear some stories of people affected by dementia, share their favourite songs and enjoy music and worship together.  Then share cuppa and a cake after the service.  If you’d like to, please come in your favourite hat – just for the fun of it!  Again, we are going to make material from the service available afterwards.

ST JOHN’S PDT meets next on Monday 4th June 7.30pm at the Vicarage.

NEWPORT CARNIVAL: Would you be able to help the Churches Together Group in Newport for the activities they are running at Newport Carnival on Saturday 9th June? They will be providing tea and coffee in St Nicholas church, with a table outside serving squash.  There will be prayer stations, tubs with small gifts in, outdoor games eg connect 4 and face painting.   If so please contact Dave      Clissold (Newport Christian Fellowship) directly on 07780 956429.

The SERVICE LEADING TEAM are due to meet next on Monday 11th June 7.30pm at the Vicarage.

CSW National conference is coming to Birmingham ‘Pursue Justice’ on  Saturday 16 June 1pm -4pm (doors open 12noon) at Elim Church Selly Oak,     Exeter Rd, Birmingham B29 6EU (nearest railway station is Selly Oak). It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about religious freedom, and commit to prayer and action as a group.  http://www.csw.org.uk/pursuejustice.htm

RICH’S LICENSING: Rich will be licensed as Priest in Charge of Shawbury, Stanton upon Hine Heath and Moreton Corbet at St Mary’s Church, Shawbury, SY4 4NH, on Wednesday 20th June at 7:30pm.

ACTIVITY DAYS 2018: Can you help at the Activity Days? 24th to 27th July. There is a lot of organisation and it really helps to have your availability to ensure we have enough leaders/helpers even more so this year as we have a few of our regular leaders and helpers unavailable so your time, if you can give it, is more vital. Please fill in form available in church and hand to Lesley or Ellie .

ITEMS FOR SALE: A member of the congregation is moving house soon and has a number of items for sale at reasonable prices including a brand new charcoal BBQ on trolley, dishwasher, long ‘Hoselock’ hose on reel.

Tuesday 29th May 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 31st May 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St John’s

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 4.30-5pm at St John’s in the Acorn Room.

DO YOU LIKE WALKING FOR PLEASURE? We meet at St John’s every Wednesday at 10am for a gentle walk of around an hour.  All are welcome. Moredetails from Jane Preston or Jo Lefroy.

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 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.  

BLAZE: A mid week 11’s-14’s group. It takes place between 6.30-7:30pm on Wednesdays at St Michael’s, Lilleshall. Contact the office 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.

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.

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THIS WEEK

Sidesperson:  Colin & Judith                                               Coffee:  Vicky & Anne

AV: Simon            Communion:  Vicky & Barbara             Chairs:  Alan + volunteers

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson:  John & Joan Macey                           Coffee:  John & Jane Preston

AV:  Simon          Counting:  Baker/Myers           Chairs:  Andy Delamere + Helper

 CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR:

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

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

 

 

Jeremiah 23:1-6 The righteous branch

23 ‘Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!’ declares the Lord. Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: ‘Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,’ declares the Lord. ‘I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,’ declares the Lord.

‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord,
    ‘when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch,
a King who will reign wisely
    and do what is just and right in the land.
In his days Judah will be saved
    and Israel will live in safety.
This is the name by which he will be called:
    The Lord Our Righteous Saviour.

John 10:10-18 

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again.  18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.’