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Sunday 12th March

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Notices for Sunday 12th March

8.15am GOOD MORNING SUNDAY: Start your Sunday with breakfast from 8.15 am, the Sunday papers, conversation, prayer and reflection.

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: Our service this morning is led by Jane and Robyn talks to us about ’The Art of Neighbouring’  today looking at ‘The Fear Factor!’.  Luke 7:36-50

11am CHURCH PRAZE – WORSHIP 4 ALL: This morning our fun interactive service is led by Matthew.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: St Michael’s and St John’s would like to invite you to a joint Memorial Service THIS AFTERNOON 4.00pm at St Michael’s Church.  It will be a service of remembering loved ones and a thanksgiving of their lives.  Please stay for refreshments after the service.

ELECTORAL ROLL REVISION:  Our Electoral Roll is due to be revised on   Friday 17th March and displayed on Sunday 19th March.  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.  If you wish to be added to the list please fill in an application available on the welcome table and hand into the Church Office (Lesley) no later than 9am on Friday 17th.

PRAYER CHAIN: If you have any Prayer requests for the prayer chain please can you contact Judith Myers as Pam will be away on holiday from the 9th March for 2 weeks. Thank you.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT – 27th February to 12th March …Fairtrade items will be available to purchase TODAY.  Together we can make a difference.

PASSION FOR LIFE: Please pray for our men’s breakfast. Pray for Simon Trotman and Matthew Lefroy who are leading on the event. Pray for the men of our church family to invite their male contacts. Pray God to be in charge of the conversations between all who attend .

Do you have a friend or neighbour in Muxton who would appreciate some practical help? In the run-up to Passion for Life we would like to offer help e.g. tidying a garden, simple DIY, taking rubbish to the recycling centre, changing high light bulbs, simple sewing tasks and whatever else is required (if possible). We would probably be available from 1 to 11 April and will work in pairs or small teams. Please speak to Vicky ideally before weekend of 25 March so we can make arrangements. If YOU could offer practical help, please also speak to Vicky. Tel: 604034 or 07971972961 or email vickymuxton@blueyonder.co.uk.

90KG RICE CHALLENGE: JTS  is a fair trade organisation set up to facilitate the import and distribution of fairly traded products to the UK and are       continually searching for new fairly traded products to bring to the UK market. They work with farmers’ associations to support farmers as they develop their      businesses and to keep them motivated with a promise of good markets for their produce. Their delicious Kilombero rice hails from Malawi. The rice is bought through NASFAM, the largest independent, smallholder-owned membership organization in Malawi. It provides training, farm inputs and a fair price for their products to its members. St John’s and St Michael’s are supporting this challenge ….you can purchase white rice from the church office or on a Sunday.                                                         www.jts.co.uk/90kg-rice-challenge.

WANTED:  We are looking for donations towards the ‘Passion for Life Activity Days’ please take a look at the list under the welcome table.  Donations will be gratefully received by Lesley or please put in box under the table in church.  Thank you.

* Could we ask all members of the congregation if they wouldn’t mind donating a crème egg (or similar size) to give to all the young people that come along to the Passion for Life Activity Days….

The next at7 Worship Service takes place this evening @ Market Drayton Methodist Church with speaker The Rt Revd Mark Rylands.

AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP takes place this Thursday (16th) 2.30pm here at St John’s.

Our next Join us 4 a Cuppa! takes place this Friday (17th) 11am-1pm also  Litter Pickers are meeting the usual time of 11am. 

You are invited to a Charity Concert with Hadley Male Voice Choir and Brass Ensemble on next Saturday (18th) 7.30pm at All Saints Church, Wellington..All proceeds to CAP..Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) Refreshments available during the interval. Please contact Barry Church on 01952 254194

Our next TGI SUNDAY for our young people takes place on Sunday 19th March 6pm at St Michael’s Church.

Quiz night 7pm Sunday 19th March Raising funds for Lilleshall Pre-School Entry £1 each.  Further quiz details Ellie 07830524321.  See poster in Church.

BUILDING MANAGMENT Team are due to meet on Monday 20th March 7.30pm at the home of Gill & Tony.

GAMES NIGHT:  You are all invited to a games night on Friday 24th March at St John’s, from 7.30pm. There will be a short beetle drive at 7.45pm for everyone to join in together. Bring your own drinks and nibbles and any games you want to play! Please let Jenny Cresswell know if you’re planning to attend,      although not essential.

SPRING CLEAN DATES  Saturday 25th from 10am.  Main jobs are:- finish cleaning kitchen, bathrooms, walls if possible …preparing Church so all nice and clean for Passion for Life Week…

AWE – Encountering God in Prayer: Come and be part of an evening of worship and prayer as we prepare for our “Passion For Life” week. Join us for any part of the evening on Saturday 25th March between 7.00 & 9.00 pm. Quiet zone, worship zone, reflective zone, conversational prayer zone Puddings and refreshments served from 7.00 – 7.20 pm.

ST JOHN’S PCC meets next on Monday 27th March 7.30pm in Church.

LILLESHALL MONUMENTAL RUN: Again we have the monumental race – this year on 2nd April.  Church members are invited to take part in any aspect, tots and toddlers, fun run or main race – running not your thing, then marshalling (need several around St Michaels Church!).  Monies raised this year are being given to Cricket club, school and scouts.  Help support Lilleshall community, get fit and have fun!  If you want to help with marshalling please contact             andrew-helen@tiscali.co.uk or text 07766808226

Monkey’s Amazing Journey – Raising funds for charity in memory of David Ison: Would you like to join me in bringing David Ison’s Monkey on part of his epic journey from Wales to Lilleshall Monument on 1st July.  The whole journey will start in Wales and take in the coast of the Netherlands before some climbing in Wales  and canoeing on the Severn brings him to Shrewsbury.   I am coordinating a cycle ride from Shrewsbury to Muxton on the afternoon of 1st July.  All funds raised will be divided between The Severn Hospice,     Macmillan’s and The Brain Tumour Charity. Book the date and contact      Matthew to register your interest. – more details to follow.

Tuesday 14th March 8.30-9am Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 16th March 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St John’s

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.

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 9.30am – 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.

SPARK: meet during every Sunday service except Church Praze services. For ages 10+. Term time only. Please see Thom for further information.

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. followed by 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) meets weekly at the home of Thom 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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Sidesperson:  9.30am Geoff & Mary Dakin and 11am The Rawson family

AV: 9.30am Tony and 11am James                          Communion:  Wendy and Sue W

Coffee:  9.30am Sheila Price and 11am The Hartridge family/Volunteer

Chairs: Jon and volunteers please


Sidesperson:  June Gregory    AV: Simon   Coffee: Emma McCartney & Anne Plant

Chairs: Andy, Alan & Geoff                                 Counting:  Julie and John Preston

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