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8th October 2017

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Notices for Sunday 8th 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. 

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our monthly early service led by Jane and Robyn.  Today Robyn talks to us about 1 Timothy 1:12-17 ‘God’s grace to Paul’.

11am CHURCH PRAZE – WORSHIP 4 ALL: A warm welcome to our fun        interactive all age service today led by Matthew. ‘Fruit of the Spirit’

BRYN HAWORTH IN CONCERT: Bryn is an acclaimed slide guitarist and singer songwriter who has been delighting audiences with his own unique brand of rock, country and gospel blues for over 35 years.  He will be performing at St Michael’s on Saturday 14th October 7.30pm.  Tickets are £7 available from Angie Vann 606008 or Lesley 670033.

CAP SUNDAY – Next Sunday  (15th) here at St John’s 11am.

Our next Healing Service takes place on Sunday 15th October 6.30pm at St John’s. A quiet reflective service.

The EVANGELISM TEAM have their next meeting on Monday 16th October 7.45pm at the home of Terry and Jan.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CHURCHES: There are two good opportunities coming up to help make our church more dementia-friendly. Firstly, a FREE four week course with a focus on making and keeping links with those affected by dementia will be running at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Aston on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm starting on 17 October. Secondly, there will be a FREE day training session on dementia friendly worship on Saturday 28 October from 9.30 am to 4 pm at St Thomas’ & St Andrew’s Church, Doxey, Stafford. If you are interested in either of these events, please contact Jo Lefroy.

DO YOU LIKE WALKING FOR PLEASURE?  If so, we will be meeting at 10 am at St John’s on Wednesday 18th October for a gentle walk of no more than an hour.  If you are interested but cannot make that date, please let us know as it is possible that in the future we could make this a regular event at a day and time to suit people.  Jane Preston and Jo Lefroy.

JOIN US 4 A CUPPA! takes place on Friday 20th October 11-1pm.  Our theme will be ‘Baking a difference’ with all proceeds going to Tearfund.  If    anyone is able to bake a cake/small cakes then this would be appreciated.  Homemade birthday and Christmas cards will also be on sale.

BRIGHT LIGHTS PARTY: Calling all ages 5-11 – Come to our Bright Lights on Sunday 29th October from 4-6pm at St John’s church. The fun packed       evening will include Songs, Activities, Games and Food.

LUNCHCLUB TRIP to Trentham Gardens takes place on Friday 3rd November leaving St John’s at 9.45am and returning from Trentham at 3.00pm.  The cost for all passengers is £7 payable to Mary Dakin or Ann Easton.  Any queries or to book please contact Ann on 604341.

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 on the display in the main hall for ideas and ready to fill boxes will be available shortly.  Knitting patterns are also available from Lesley.

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

Thursday 12th 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 Simon T, Matthew or Lesley know you are coming.

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 usually on the 4th Thursday of each month from 9.45am – 12noon.  (19th October).

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 the home of Thom Foster 3A Fieldhouse Drive, Muxton. 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: 9.30am Dora & 11am The Tsang family  Communion: Geoff & Vicky   

Coffee: 9.30am Dave & Sue Whitelaw & 11am Charlotte & Julie H   

AV: 9.30am John F & 11am James                                 Chairs: John Perry & Jon

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson:   Mike & Sheila Price        AV:  Rob        Coffee:  The Banks family

Counting: Tony Steinert & Janet Gibbs                    Chairs: Tony, Terry & Dave

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 1:12-17

The Lord’s grace to Paul

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 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. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.