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2nd April 2017

Welcome to St John’s Church

Notices for Sunday 2nd April

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

11am MORNING WORSHIP: A warm welcome to our annual church meeting this morning led by Matthew. Ephesians 3:7-13

Our Annual Meeting (APCM) takes place today when we will hear about the life of St John’s during 2016, elect Church Wardens, PCC and Deanery Synod    members. Nomination forms are available in church please hand in to the Church Wardens, (Mike & Richard W), Matthew or Lesley before the start of the service today.  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.

Next Sunday 11am PASSION PLAY (meeting at Muxton School)

COFFEE IN CHURCH AND FAIRTRADE: The coffee we have bought to serve in both churches comes from a company called Ethical Addictions.  Ethical     Addictions import coffee direct from farms in Tanzania and Brazil.  Although the product is not certificated with a Fair Trade mark, the company actually go   further than Fair Trade suppliers as they deal directly with the farmers themselves.  So the coffee carries a Farm Direct badge instead.  You can find more information about this is at http://www.eacoffee.co.uk/direct.html

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.

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 4th April 8.30-9am Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 6th April 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: 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

Ephesians 3:7-13

I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.