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30th September 2018

Welcome to St John’s Church

Notices for Sunday 30th September

11am MORNING WORSHIP + BAPTISM: Our service this morning is led by Jan and Matthew talks to us about John 6:43-51 and 1 Timothy 1: 13-16.  We    offer a warm welcome to Mae, her family and friends who is being baptised today by full immersion.

PRAYERS: Please continue to pray for Janet Gibbs and her family after the sad loss of her husband Selwyn.  A service for Selwyn is to take place here at St John’s 12.30pm on Wednesday 10th October.

WORLD CHURCH PRAYER POINTS:

  • Wisdom for new leader of Pakistan Imran Khan
  • The Rohingya refugee crisis one year on
  • While our children start a new year at school we thank God for the Safe Child Play Spaces set up in the camps by Tearfund to help with emotional healing.

ST JOHN’S PDT meets tomorrow evening 7.30pm at the Vicarage.

The BUILDING MANAGEMENT TEAM are due to meet next tomorrow evening 7.30pm at the home of Tony & Gill.

Our next CAP Money Course takes place here a St John’s on 1st, 8th and 15th October at 7pm, highly recommended if you haven’t done one already.  Please contact Sue Aldrian or the Office if you would like to attend.

WANTED PLEASE: Donations of unwanted clean clothes for a CAP client event (all shapes and sizes, ages and genders). Please bring your collection to Dawley Baptist church on Wednesday 3rd October between 2 & 4pm or here on 30th September. Contact Marcelle 07969 312229 or Jane 07910 779345 for details.

CAP Documentary called ’THE DEBT SAVIOURS’ is to be aired on Friday 5th October 9pm on BBC2. Please pray beforehand and watch it if you can. It will be amazing publicity and gives a real insite into the work of CAP.

A CONCERT BY ST MICHAEL’S CHOIR takes place on Sunday 7th October at 3.30pm in memory of Gillian Hornby, Raymond Millward and Margaret Liversage.  Programme including Danny Boy, Can you feel the love tonight, I have a dream and much more.  Admission is free.

FREE TO BE – AN EVENT FOR CHRISTIAN WOMEN takes place Tuesday 9th October 7.30pm at Swan Bank Church, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 2AA.  Tickets are £4 from 029 2081 0800 or cff.org.uk/freetobe.  See poster for details.

NEW WINE:PRAY FOR EACH OTHER A morning to explore praying for others and developing prayer ministry in the local church at Trinity Centre, Meole Brace on Saturday 13th October 9.30am-12.45pm. Free. To book take a look on www.trinitychurches.org/whatson or 01743 362399.

Telford Christians Together invites you to TOGETHER FOR THE KINGDOM on Thursday 11th October 7pm at Meeting Point House Chapel.  Guest speaker is Lloyd Cooke Chief Executive of Saltbox.  Saltbox is a charity that provides   support for local churches, Christian ministries and faith groups.

“We All Have A Story” – A day for Men organised by New Wine.  Saturday 13th October 9.15am – 4pm at Liverpool Cathedral.  Speakers include Carl Beech, Steve Legg, Bill Bygroves, Phil Emmerson and Jennifer Rees Larcombe.  A group of us are intending to go. Men’s breakfast at the White House will still run on that day.  If you are interested in going to Liverpool please let Matthew or    Lesley know.  The cost is £22.  For more  details see https://www.new-wine.org/events/new-wine-mens-day-liverpool

DOGS WITHOUT COLLARS are at Dawley Town Hall on Friday 19th October 7.30pm. They are a band of five (real) vicars who got together in 2005 to enjoy playing rock music. In October they will be visiting Telford. A mixture of sit’n’listen and up’n’boogie, their sets are a collection of favourites from the 50s to the 90s. Every penny of ticket sales will go to the Great Dawley Breakfast Club so that kids in the area can have a good start to the day. Go along, have a giggle and get up and dance!  To book go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Our next HEALING SERVICE takes place on Sunday 21st October at 6.30pm here at St John’s.

LUNCHCLUB TRIP TO TRENTHAM (Not Llandudno as previously stated…OOPS) takes place on Friday 2nd November leaving St John’s at 9.45am.  If you would like to join them please speak to Ann 604341 or Lesley.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: CAP Anniversary service 4th November 4pm at St John’s this year. Big celebration service with speaker from CAP head office.

Tuesday 2nd October 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 4th October 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St Michael’s

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place on the second Saturday of each month 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let Charlie, David Pierce or Lesley know you are coming.

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.  More details from Jane Preston or Jo Lefroy.

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 Church during term time. 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.

The TELFORD FOOD BANK has a new address, they are now located at 78-83 Severn Walk Sutton Hill TF7 4AS (Previously Leegomery). 01952 586646.

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THIS WEEK

Sidesperson:  Carla & Richard                             Coffee:   The Bakhtiar & Sandra

AV:  Dan               Counting: Colin & Sue/Dave W               Chairs:  Cyril + helpers

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson:  Anne                                                             Coffee:   Philip & Jean

AV:  TBC                                                                        Chairs:   Steve & Helpers

 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

John 6:43-51 The Message (MSG)

43-46 Jesus said, “Don’t bicker among yourselves over me. You’re not in charge here. The Father who sent me is in charge. He draws people to me—that’s the only way you’ll ever come. Only then do I do my work, putting people together, setting them on their feet, ready for the End. This is what the prophets meant when they wrote, ‘And then they will all be personally taught by God.’ Anyone who has spent any time at all listening to the Father, really listening and therefore learning, comes to me to be taught personally—to see it with his own eyes, hear it with his own ears, from me, since I have it firsthand from the Father. No one has seen the Father except the One who has his Being alongside the Father—and you can see me.

47-51 “I’m telling you the most solemn and sober truth now: Whoever believes in me has real life, eternal life. I am the Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate the manna bread in the desert and died. But now here is Bread that truly comes down out of heaven. Anyone eating this Bread will not die, ever. I am the Bread—living Bread!—who came down out of heaven. Anyone who eats this Bread will live—and forever! The Bread that I present to the world so that it can eat and live is myself, this flesh-and-blood self.”

1 Timothy 1:13-16 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)

13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.

1 Timothy 1:13-19 The Message (MSG)

12-14 I’m so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me adequate to do this work. He went out on a limb, you know, in trusting me with this ministry. The only credentials I brought to it were invective and witch hunts and arrogance. But I was treated mercifully because I didn’t know what I was doing—didn’t know Who I was doing it against! Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me. And all because of Jesus.

15-19 Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof—Public Sinner Number One—of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. And now he shows me off—evidence of his endless patience—to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever.

Deep honor and bright glory to the King of All Time—
One God, Immortal, Invisible, ever and always. Oh, yes!

I’m passing this work on to you, my son Timothy. The prophetic word that was directed to you prepared us for this. All those prayers are coming together now so you will do this well, fearless in your struggle, keeping a firm grip on your faith and on yourself. After all, this is a fight we’re in.