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3rd February 2019

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Notices for Sunday 3rd February

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 MORNING WORSHIP: A warm welcome to our service today led by John. Jon begins our new sermon series on ‘Prayer’ today looking at ‘Adoration’. Deuteronomy 10:12-11:1 and Matthew 6:5-15.

UPDATED PASTORAL LIST: Please see the updated pastoral list on display as you came into church (just displayed on Sunday) This list has been generated from the details/permissions that you gave on the recent GDPR Consent Form. We still have a few forms yet to be returned. Please check that all your details are correct and update on the list below if necessary (please tick if correct so I know you have seen it) or speak to Lesley with any queries.  We will presume that if you have written any additional details on the list that this is your permission to share with each other. Thank you

The PDT meets next tomorrow evening 7.30pm at the home of James and Kathy.

WHAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE: The New Year is a time for pondering and    reflecting on the past and wondering what the future may have in store. Christianity and other faiths often suggest that they can offer answers to these challenging questions – but do they and what do Christians actually believe in? Do you or know someone who wants to explore what Christians believe and what it means to be a Christian then this short 6 week course maybe for you/them,  still time to join us on Thursday 7th February here at St John’s Church.

The next Messy Church takes place on Thursday 7th February at St  Michael’s.  The theme will be ‘Messy Church’s Got Talent’. To register your act speak to Ellie on 07830524321.

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place on Saturday 9th February 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let David P or Lesley know you are coming.

HOUSEGROUP LEADERS are due to meet on Monday 11th February 7.45pm at the home of Nigel and Lisa.

The next CAP Money Course takes place here a St John’s on 11th, 18th & 25th February 7pm, highly recommended if you haven’t done one already, it is not just for those who are struggling.  Please contact the Office if you would like to attend.

This years FILM FEST for our youth groups takes place on Saturday 16th      February 7pm – Sunday 17th 7am.  Please pick up a letter from church. If you are interested in helping out please speak to James or Kathy.

Our next HEALING SERVICE takes place on Sunday 17th February 6.30pm here at St John’s.

A FUNDRAISING CURRY NIGHT FOR CAP takes place on Saturday 23rd February 7pm at All Saints Church Parish Rooms in Wellington. Tickets are £10 per person (family concessions). Bring your own drinks.. Tickets from Lesley.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: St Michael’s and St John’s would like to invite you to a joint Memorial Service Sunday 3rd March 4.00pm at St Michael’s Church.  It will be a service of remembering loved ones and a thanksgiving of their lives.  If you would like to add a name to the ‘Naming List’ in remembrance then please speak to Lesley 670033 or email admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk.

For further info and booking please pick up a leaflet about our Parish Away Weekend at the Pioneer Centre near Cleobury Mortimer from the evening of Friday 17th May to the afternoon of Sunday 19th May 2019. 

Tuesday 5th February 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 7th February 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 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.

PRAYERS FOR CAP Debt Centre takes place monthly on the 3rd Tuesday 9-9.30am at St John’s in the Acorn Room.

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 Church during term time. Contact the office for further details.

SUB:ZERO – cafe style youth club for School years 7-9 at St John’s 4-6pm on Friday’s during term time. Followed by Sub:Extra 6-8pm for years 10-13.

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: Tony & Gill                    AV: Dan                 Counting: Jean & Norman 

Coffee: Steve & Heather                                               Chairs: Volunteers please

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson:   9.30am Colin & Judith and 11am  Ann L

Coffee: 9.30am Colin & Judith and 11am  Dom & Martie

AV:  9.30am John and 11am Rob                            Communion:  Sue W & Wendy P

Chairs:  Simon H and 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

 

Deuteronomy 10:12-11:1 Fear the Lord

12 And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?

14 To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. 15 Yet the Lord set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations – as it is today. 16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. 19 And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. 20 Fear the Lord your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. 21 He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. 22 Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.

Love and obey the Lord

11 Love the Lord your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.

 

 

Matthew 6:5-15 Prayer

‘And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

‘This, then, is how you should pray:

‘“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one.”

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.