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Notices for Easter Sunday

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Notices for Sunday 1st April – Happy Easter

11am ALL AGE HOLY COMMUNION : Our Special service this morning is led by John.  Matthew will be talking to us about ‘Discovering God’s heart for the World’’ Mark 16:1-8 and 1 Corinthians 15:17-23.

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 on Monday 9th April 7.30pm at the home of June Gregory.

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.

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 3rd April 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 5th 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: Chris Kemp              AV: Simon            Coffee:  Pete & Julie Shelley

Chairs: Mike Price + Helpers Communion: Vicky & Barbara  Counting: Jean & Colin

NEXT 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:  Rob         Communion: Wendy & Sue W

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  Email: revrichcresswell@gmail.com

Mark 16:1-8 Jesus has risen

16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, ‘Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?’

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, “He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.”’

Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid

1 Corinthians 15:17-23 

17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.