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9th September 2018

Welcome to St John’s Church

Notices for Sunday 9th September

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: A warm welcome to our monthly early service this morning led by Jane and Robyn. Mark 9:15-29.

11am CHURCH PRAZE – WORSHIP 4 ALL: Welcome to our monthly fun      interactive all age service today led by John & Jane.  Our theme for today is ‘Hooked on Faith’

PRAYERS: Please continue to prayer for the family and friends of Gillian Hornby, who sadly passed away recently.  Gillian was a member of St Michael’s for many many years. She will be sadly missed.


  • Wisdom for new leader of Pakistan Imran Khan
  • The Rohingya refugee crisis one year on
  • While our children start a new year at school we thank God for the Safe Child Play Spaces set up in the camps by Tearfund to help with emotional healing.

SERVICE LEADING TEAM are meeting next tomorrow evening 7.30pm at The Vicarage.

SUB:ZERO Youth Café is 10 Years old: To members and leaders old and new.  We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating sub:Zero’s 10th anniversary on Friday 14th September at 4pm.

THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT TEAM are due to meet on Monday 17th    September 7.30pm at the home of Tony & Gill.

The EVANGELISM TEAM will meet on Monday 17th September 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

JOIN US 4 A CUPPA this month takes place on Friday 21st September 11am-1pm here at St John’s.  All welcome. 

THE GALLERY SINGERS present their 100th concert at Holy Trinity Church in Much Wenlock on Saturday 22nd September 7.30pm in aid of Alzheimer’s     Research UK Shropshire.  Tickets £8 from Andy 07968906446 or on the door.

CELEBRATING TELFORD 50@ST MATTHEW’S:  Saturday 22nd 11.00- 2.00 & 6pm community art, photographs, audio-visual display, children’s activities , quiz. Saturday 22nd 7.30pm an evening of light music with a local community choir. Light refreshments and Sunday 23rd 3pm  Eucharist with the Bishop of       Lichfield, celebrating feast of St Matthew, giving thanks for our new facilities and Telford 50! Followed by tea & cake. Entrance free to all events.

ST JOHN’S PCC meets next on Monday 24th September 7.30pm in church.

WANTED PLEASE: Donations of unwanted clean clothes for a CAP client event (all shapes and sizes, ages and genders). Please bring your collection to Dawley Baptist church on Wednesday 3rd October between 2 & 4pm or here on 30th September. Contact Marcelle 07969 312229 or Jane 07910 779345 for details.

A CONCERT BY ST MICHAEL’S CHOIR takes place on Sunday 7th October at 3.30pm.  Programme including Danny Boy, Can you feel the love tonight, I have a dream, food Glorious Food 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.

“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 £17.00 if booked before 9th September.  For more   details see https://www.new-wine.org/events/new-wine-mens-day-liverpool

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 enjoy playing rock music. Over the next decade, they performed 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. Nowadays they play a couple of concerts a year … and in October they will be visiting Telford (the home of guitarist Tim Storey). A mixture of sit’n’listen and up’n’boogie, their sets are a collection of favourites from the 50s to the 90s (which often matches their audience). 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

Tuesday 11th September  8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 13th September 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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This week

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

Coffee: 9.30am Mike & Sheila and 11am  Ann L

AV:  9.30am Tony and 11am Simon                   

Communion: Wendy P & Sue W                                         Chairs:  Jon R + helpers

Next week

Sidesperson:  Sue F                                                                Coffee:   Vicky & Di

AV:  James           Counting: Julie H & John Pr              Chairs:  Dave W + helpers


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

Please note: Office will be closed from Wednesday 12th September, reopening 9am on Friday 21st

Mark 9:15-29 

15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.

16 ‘What are you arguing with them about?’ he asked.

17 A man in the crowd answered, ‘Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. 18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.’

19 ‘You unbelieving generation,’ Jesus replied, ‘how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.’

20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.

21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, ‘How long has he been like this?’

‘From childhood,’ he answered. 22 ‘It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.’

23 ‘“If you can”?’ said Jesus. ‘Everything is possible for one who believes.’

24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, ‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!’

25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. ‘You deaf and mute spirit,’ he said, ‘I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.’

26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, ‘He’s dead.’ 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.

28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, ‘Why couldn’t we drive it out?’

29 He replied, ‘This kind can come out only by prayer.’