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8th April 2018

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Notices for Sunday 8th April

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. 

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our monthly early Holy Communion service today led by Jane.  Robyn talks to us in the final part of our sermon     series ‘Being changed by God’s heart’ Matthew 5:43-48.

11am CHURCH PRAZE – WORSHIP 4 ALL : A warm welcome to our all age service today led by Rich. Our theme for today us ‘Fruits of the Spirit – Faithfulness’

SERMON SERIES:  After listening to the sermon.  Was there anything you   didn’t follow or understand?  There will be an opportunity to discuss in your housegroups this week.

  • How has your heart been changed by God in the past?
  • Is there a particular method of learning about God’s heart that suits you?
  • How would you like your heart to change in the future?
  •  Do you think that God wants your heart to change? If so, how and why?

ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION:  Our Electoral Roll has been revised.  Please could you check the Roll on display in Church that all your details are correct and please write any corrections/deletions on the list or inform Lesley.  No names can be added now until after the APCM. 

Brush up on your Budgeting Skills! Come on a CAP Money course at St Johns on three consecutive Mondays at 7pm. The next course is led by David and starts on 9 April. The course is for anyone and everyone and is not just for those who are struggling to make ends meet (although it is very helpful if there always seems to be ‘month left at the end of your money’!) The course is free, confidential, requires no disclosure of personal financial information and, believe it or not, is good fun. To register, contact St John’s church office on 670033 or email admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk

ST JOHN’S PDT meets next TOMORROW EVENING 7.30pm at the home of June Gregory.

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place this Saturday (14th) 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let Simon T, Matthew or Lesley know you are   coming.

Ian Coffey an Encounter with Jesus on Saturday, April 14th at 7.30pm at St Mary & St Chad Church, Church Road, Brewood, ST19 9BT.  Ian is the Vice-Principal of Moorlands College and is a very gifted and popular Spring Harvest speaker and author. This will be a great evening – come and see. Contact Phil Moon 01902 850629 familyofmoon@aol.com

Our Annual Meeting (APCM) takes place on Sunday 15th April when we will hear about the life of St John’s during 2017, elect Church Wardens, PCC and Deanery Synod members. Nomination forms available in church. Vacancies:- Church     Warden: 2 one year vacancies. PCC: 4 vacancies for 3 years,  and 1 for 1 year.  Deanery Synod: 2 Vacancies for 2 years.  Please consider and pray whether these posts maybe for you…

There will be a meeting of the SAFEGUARDING TEAM on Monday 16th April 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

GRAVETALK – The truth is, we are all going to die.  But nobody wants to say anything.  GraveTalk is a chance to talk about death, think about your funeral, ask questions and air your thoughts.  We’ll be hosting a GraveTalk session at St John’s from 10am-12noon on Saturday 21st April.  No charge, not even for the refreshments!  Speak to Rich for more information.

Alex’s baptism will take place during the service on Sunday 29th April, and the West family would like to invite all of their church family to stay afterwards to celebrate with them.  If you would like to stay, could you please let Lisa know by telephone on 07739 522280, or email west.familywest@btinternet.com by    Sunday 22nd April for catering purposes.  It is not necessary to bring food, but if you would particularly like to contribute, please have a word with Lisa who will co-ordinate items for people to bring. Soft drinks will be provided but please feel free to bring wine if you prefer.’

RICH’S LICENSING: Rich will be licensed as Priest in Charge of Shawbury, Stanton upon Hine Heath and Moreton Corbet at St Mary’s Church,            Shawbury, SY4 4NH, on Wednesday 20th June at 7:30pm.

AV ROTA: For the last 12 months the AV Rota has only had 4 operators and we could do with some more. It is not an arduous task and can be done by anyone aged 8-80, who has a little bit of computer knowledge! If you are interested in helping out in this ministry please feel free to speak to Simon or Dan who will better advise you on what is involved. With just a couple more operators it would only mean 8 Sundays a year each and allow us a bit more flexibility when trying to organise the rota.

FOOD BANK PLEA FOR FOOD..donations are needed for our local food banks, stocks are very low at the moment and demand high.  Collection boxes are still in our churches.

CAP DEBT CENTRE are looking for a volunteer Fundraising Officer to lead a team raising funds for the centre through activities and events.  Please contact Jane Preston 07910779345 or janepreston@capuk.org.uk for more information.

Kaleidoscope Schools Project:  Tues19th–Fri22nd June. 500 school children  attended  last year and we expect the same again this time. Could YOU join our team of friendly volunteers to help on one or more days? You need to be    available between 9am and 2.30pm. Interested? For more information please       contact: Clare Olliver – 07913 373752  theollivers@talktalk.net

Tuesday 10th April 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 12th April 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 AT A NEW TIME of 4.30pm

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, Lilleshall. 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.

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THIS WEEK

Sidesperson:  9.30am Geoff & Mary Dakin and 11am The Rawson family              

Coffee: 9.30am John & Moira Fenn and 11am Ann Lockley

Chairs: Jon Rawson & volunteers         AV: Simon         Communion: Jan & Volunteer

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: June Gregory                     AV:  Dan                       Coffee:  Lisa  & Di

Chairs: Dave W & Helpers                    Counting:  Julie Hartridge and John Preston

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

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually WEDNESDAY  Emailrevrichcresswell@gmail.com

Matthew 5:43-48 

Love for enemies

43 ‘You have heard that it was said, “Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax       collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.