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Sunday 7th October

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Notices for Sunday 7th October

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: Our service this morning is led by Jan and we    offer a warm welcome to guest speaker David Bute from ‘Kreativity’.

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.

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Following the success of the weekends at Cloverley Hall in recent years, St John’s PCC are arranging a Parish Away Weekend at the Pioneer Centre near Cleobury Mortimer from the evening of Friday 17th May to the afternoon of   Sunday 19th May 2018.  We would very much welcome any from St Michael’s who wish to join us for what promises to be a fun weekend.  We will shortly be      releasing details of costs and discounts for families etc,


A CONCERT BY ST MICHAEL’S CHOIR takes place this afternoon 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.

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place on Saturday 13th October 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel, Muxton. Please let David P, Charlie or Lesley know you are coming. 

SAVE A LIFE WITH A SAUSAGE SANDWICH: St Matthew’s Church,       Donnington Wood is holding a ‘Save a life with a Sausage Sandwich’ event on Sat October 13th, 10am- 12noon in aid of Christian Aid. Come and join them for breakfast. Toast and jams also served. Every £1 raised for the Harvest appeal turns into £5 thanks to European Union funding.

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

CAR WASH: Our Young People will be raising funds washing cars after ‘Good Morning Sunday’ next Sunday (14th).  Bring your car 9.30am onwards…..

HOUSEGROUP LEADERS are due to meet next on Monday 15th October 7.45pm at the home of Nigel and Lisa.

JOIN US 4 A CUPPA this month takes place on Friday 19th October 11am-1pm here at St John’s.  The morning will include a cake and produce stall with proceeds going to charity. All welcome.    Litter pickers – we will be having a visit from our parish councillor , Phil Loughlin, will be updating us on the future of the parishes refuge collections and our request for additional bins in the area.

The EVANGELISM TEAM will be meeting on Monday 22nd October 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

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 play rock music. Performing over 70 concerts in the south of England, raising over £50,000 for churches and charities with positive reviews and mentions in various local and national media. They now play a couple of concerts a year.  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.

The MESSY BRIGHT LIGHTS PARTY this year takes place on Thursday 25th  October 4.45-6.30pm at St Michael’s Church.  For ages 5-11years…..messy fun, food and activities.  Pick up a leaflet with further details.

LUNCHCLUB TRIP TO TRENTHAM 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.

You are invited to our CAP Anniversary Celebration on Sunday 4th November 4pm at St John’s this year. A big celebration with guest speaker Liz Ewbank from CAP head office and refreshments afterwards. Please join us. If anyone is able to bake a cake/small cakes for this event it would be appreciated. Please let Jane (or Lesley) know.  Thank you

QUIZ: Angie Vann is doing a quiz at the Wheatsheaf pub, Chetwynd Aston on Monday 22nd October at 8pm in aid of the Rubens Residents’ Comfort fund.  Teams of up to 6 people, £2.50 per person. There will also be a raffle. Please contact her on 01952 606008 for tickets or further information. Thanking you in advance for your support.

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

Thursday 11th 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.

PRAYERS FOR CAP Debt Centre takes place monthly on the 3rd Tuesday 4.30-5pm at St John’s in the Acorn Room.

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.

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+ 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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Judges 14:1-7 Samson’s marriage

14 Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman. When he returned, he said to his father and mother, ‘I have seen a Philistine woman in    Timnah; now get her for me as my wife.’

His father and mother replied, ‘Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your   relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?’

But Samson said to his father, ‘Get her for me. She’s the right one for me.’ (His parents did not know that this was from the Lord, who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines; for at that time they were ruling over Israel.)

Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they     approached the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring towards him. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done. Then he went down and talked with the woman, and he liked her.