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5th November 2017

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Notices for Sunday 5th November

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:  Welcome to our service this morning led by Jon.  Today Matthew talks to us about ‘Instructions to Timothy the young leader’  1 Timothy  4:6-16  & John 13:31-38

COULD THIS BE THE NOTICE FOR YOU?  Are you interested in helping us to plan and create our communications here at St John’s, so that we can share what we’re doing with our local community?  If so, please speak to Jan Stackhouse, phone her on 604775 or email at janicestackhouse@btinternet.com

THANK YOU I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and condolences since the death of my Dad.  Pam Cain

Please could you help CAP Debt Centre clients and their families enjoy a    better Christmas? We hope to give every family a Christmas hamper but we need your help. Could you buy one of the items as displayed on the chart on the Welcome desk? Some items cost less than £1. Please sign up to provide an item by Sunday 10 December and put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas.

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.

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. 

TELFORD CAP DEBT CENTRE: We invite you to our Anniversary Celebration on THIS AFTERNOON 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 TOMORROW night 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.

DO YOU LIKE WALKING FOR PLEASURE? From 15th November there will be a group of people meeting 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.

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. 

SOCIAL EVENING AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: We would like to    invite you all to help us celebrate the birthdays of James Tagg (40) and Ben Himsworth (18). Please  bring your own drinks and nibbles, there will be a quiz  (Would I Lie to You?), other games and Birthday cake. Be helpful to have a rough idea of numbers so Kathy and Kerry know how many/how big a birthday cakes/e to make.  A list in church.

STAY OUT! in the car park of Tesco’s on the Wrekin Retail Park on Friday 24th November to help raise money to support the homeless outreach work.  See poster for further details.

SHROPSHIRE HOPE invites you to an evening with Roy Crowne, Executive   Director of HOPE…7.30pm Wednesday 29th November Christ Church, Bayston Hill, SY3 0PZ. See poster for further details.  Matthew is going and has a   couple of spare seats if you are interested.

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 7th November 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 9th 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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THIS WEEK

Sidesperson:  Chris Kemp                                                                      AV:   Rob 

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

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson:  9.30am Geoff & Mary Dakin and 11am The Rawson family           AV:  9.30am Tony 11am James                                 Communion: Wendy & Sue W

Coffee:  9.30am Sheila Price 11am The Tsang family

Counting: Hartridge/Preston                         Chairs: Simon H & Simon T

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 4:6-16

If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. 10 That is why we labour and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all people, and especially of those who believe.

11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.

15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

John 13:31-38

Jesus predicts Peter’s denial

31 When he was gone, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.

33 ‘My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: where I am going, you cannot come.

34 ‘A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.’

36 Simon Peter asked him, ‘Lord, where are you going?’

Jesus replied, ‘Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.’

37 Peter asked, ‘Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.’

38 Then Jesus answered, ‘Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the cock crows, you will disown me three times!