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Sunday 21st October

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Notices for Sunday 21st 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. 

11am MORNING WORSHIP: A warm welcome to our service this morning led by Barbara.  Matthew talks to us about ‘The Holy Spirit’. Zechariah 4:1-10 and John 14:15-20 & 15.26-27.

6.30pm HEALING SERVICE: Welcome to our quiet reflective healing service.

Indonesia Tsunami Appeal: There will be an opportunity to donate to the      Tsunami Appeal via Tearfund at Church TODAY. 

WORLD CHURCH PRAYER POINTS

  • Continued prayers for the people of Palu Indonesia  after the tsunami where over 2000 people died.   Pray for more help, food, water, medicine and tents to be provided to help survivors
  • Help with the famine in Yemen and all countries suffering famine.
  • Refugees in all parts of the world
  • Pray for our leaders as they negotiate Brexit

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Following the success of the weekends at Cloverley Hall in recent years, St John’s PCC are arranging a Parish Away Weekend at the Pioneer Centre near Cleobury Mortimer from the evening of Friday 17th May to the afternoon of   Sunday 19th May 2018.  We would very much welcome any from St Michael’s who wish to join us for what promises to be a fun weekend.  We will shortly be       releasing details of costs and discounts for families etc,

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX APPEAL:  It is time to start knitting and thinking/collecting bits and pieces for our annual Shoe Box appeal taking place on Sunday 18th November 11am at St John’s.

The EVANGELISM TEAM will be meeting tomorrow evening 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

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 This Thursday (25th) from 9.30am – 12noon.   We will be watching ‘Daddy Long Legs’.

The MESSY BRIGHT LIGHTS PARTY this year takes place on Thursday 25th  October 4.45-6.30pm at St Michael’s Church.  For ages 5-11years…..messy fun, food and activities.  Pick up a leaflet with further details.

LUNCHCLUB TRIP TO TRENTHAM takes place on Friday 2nd November leaving St John’s at 9.45am.  If you would like to join them please speak to Ann 604341 or Lesley.

You are invited to our CAP Anniversary Celebration on Sunday 4th November 4pm at St John’s this year. A big celebration with guest speaker Liz Ewbank from CAP head office and refreshments afterwards. Please join us. If anyone is able to bake a cake/small cakes for this event it would be appreciated. Please let Jane (or Lesley) know.  Thank you

CONCERT: The Jackfield Band are performing a concert (including music for remembrance) on Saturday 10th November 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall, Lilleshall. Bar available and tickets are £10 each from Fran 604718 (or contact Lesley).

QUIZ: Angie Vann is doing a quiz at the Wheatsheaf pub, Chetwynd Aston on Monday 22nd October at 8pm in aid of the Rubens Residents’ Comfort fund.  Teams of up to 6 people, £2.50 per person. There will also be a raffle. Please contact her on 01952 606008 for tickets or further information. Thanking you in advance for your support.

Tuesday 23rd October 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 25th 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 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:  Pete & Julie                                                     Coffee: Pete & Julie 

AV: Rob                Counting: Jean & Norman                   Chairs:   Terry & helpers

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: Roger & Monika                                    Coffee: Jessica & Sue/Dave

AV: James               Communion:  Vicky & Geoff                Chairs:  Alan & helpers

 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

 

Zechariah 4:1-10 The gold lampstand and the two olive trees

Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep. He asked me, ‘What do you see?’

I answered, ‘I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps. Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.’

I asked the angel who talked with me, ‘What are these, my lord?’

He answered, ‘Do you not know what these are?’

‘No, my lord,’ I replied.

So he said to me, ‘This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty.

‘What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of “God bless it! God bless it!”’

Then the word of the Lord came to me: ‘The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you.

10 ‘Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?’

 

John 14:15-20 Jesus promises the Holy Spirit

15 ‘If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you for ever – 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[a] in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.19 Before long, the world will not see me any more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realise that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

John 15:26-27 The work of the Holy Spirit

26 ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – he will testify about me. 27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.