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29th October 2017

Welcome to St John’s Church

Notices for Sunday 29th October

11am ALL AGE HOLY COMMUNION & BAPTISM:  Welcome to our service this morning led by Mathew.  John talks to us about ‘Leadership & Responsibility’  1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Matthew 20:25-28. We also offer a warm welcome to Wayne, Caroline, friends and family who bring Matthew to be baptised today.

BRIGHT LIGHTS PARTY: Calling all ages 5-11 – Come to our Bright Lights   TODAY from 4-6pm at St John’s church. The fun packed evening will include Songs, Activities, Games and Food.

JOIN US 4 A CUPPA! are pleased to say they raised £100 at their coffee  morning in October, which will be heading to Tearfund.  Thank you to all who   donated.

AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND: Please vote now for CAP Debt Centre Telford until midday 21st November…..register at https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/ (unique identifier 17-4633). Please tell your friends and family.  You have 10 votes – which can be used on the same   project.  We need to be one of the first 200 projects to receive 1000 votes.  Thank you. 

ST JOHN’S PCC have an EO PCC meeting tomorrow night, 7.30pm in Church.

LUNCHCLUB TRIP to Trentham Gardens takes place on Friday 3rd November leaving St John’s at 9.45am and returning from Trentham at 3.00pm.  The cost for all passengers is £7 payable to Mary Dakin or Ann Easton.  Any queries or to book please contact Ann on 604341.

LUV ESTHER: A stunning new production gripping right from the toe-tapping start to the sing-a-long finale. Friday 3rd November 7pm at Salvation Army Worship & Community Halls, Oakengates TF2 6AZ.  Tickets available from Meeting Point House or email luvesthertelford@gmail.com. Adults £10 and    Concessions £8.

TELFORD CAP DEBT CENTRE: We invite you to our Anniversary Celebration on 5th November at 4pm. Wombridge Parish church, 14 Wombridge Rd, Telford TF2 6HT. Speaker: Jane Preston, Debt Centre manager
Refreshments served afterwards. Come and hear what’s been happening in our centre this year.

EVANGELISM TEAM are due to meet next on Monday 6th November 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

A CAP FUNDRAISING QUIZ takes place on Friday 10th November 6.45pm for 7pm start at Severn Suite, The Valley Hotel, Ironbridge TF8 7DW.       Tickets are £15 to include a hot supper and are available from Lesley 670033.

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 Sunday 12th November 3-4.30pm here at St John’s for refreshments, chat and an introduction to us.

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)

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX APPEAL:  It is time to start thinking and collecting bits and pieces for our annual Shoe Box appeal taking place on Sunday 19th November.  Take a look at the display in the main hall for ideas,  ready to fill boxes and knitting patterns are also now available. 

HOST UK is a charity whose mission is to give a welcome to international    students in British homes for friendship and cultural exchange. Hospitality can be offered for one day (daytime only), three days and two nights at the weekend, or at New Year, or four days and three nights during the Christmas      festive period. If you should like to know more please look at our website: www.host.org Or email us on: info@hostuk.org Or telephone us on: 020 7739 6292.  See poster on the notice board.

Tuesday 31st October  8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 2nd November 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 at St John’s in the Acorn Room 9am. 

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 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. including 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 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 670760 for info.

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Sidesperson:  Di Baxter           AV:  Dan         Coffee:  Jo  Lefroy & Chris Kemp

Counting: Jean & Colin                                                  Communion: Colin & Carla

Chairs: Bakhtiar, John Perry & Stan Grant


Sidesperson:  Chris Kemp                                                                      AV:   Rob 

Coffee:  John & Wendy Perry                                     Chairs:  Mike, Alan & Cyril

 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

 1 Timothy 3:1-7

Qualifications for overseers and deacons

Here is a trustworthy saying: whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.


Matthew 20:25-28

25 Jesus called the disciples together and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’