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Sunday 28th October

Welcome to St John’s Church

Notices for Sunday 28th 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 HOLY COMMUNION: A warm welcome to our service this morning led by Jane E.  Jan talks to us about ’Becoming a Christian’ Ephesians 4:17-5:2 and John 3:1-8.

 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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CONFIRMATION: Bishop Michael of Lichfield will be visiting St Michael’s on 27th January 2019 at 11am for our next confirmation which will be a joint     service for both churches. If you are interested in being confirmed or simply want to find out what it is all about then please contact Matthew. 

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

ST JOHN’S PDT meets next on Monday 5th November 7.30pm at the home of Simon T.

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).

CHURCH PRAZE on Sunday 11th November will take a slightly different format from usual. Refreshments will be served from 11 am and there will be craft activities available.  A more structured time of worship prayer and teaching will begin at 11.30 am and continue until 11.50.  There will be no refreshments afterwards.  This will allow those involved at Lilleshall for the remembrance service to come for the structure part of CHURCH PRAZE.

MISSION 19 team are due to meet on Monday 12th November at the home of Terry & Jan.

St John’s is the venue for Tearfund’s THE BIG QUIZ taking place on Saturday 17th November at 7pm…more info to follow…

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 BUILDING MANAGEMENT TEAM are due to meet on Monday 19th   November 7.30pm at the home of Tony & Gill.

The EVANGLISM TEAM are to meet next on Monday 19th November 7.45pm at the home of Terry & Jan.

ST JOHN’S PCC meets next on Monday 26th November 7.30pm in Church.

FREE 2 fence panels plus old but working Qualcast Concorde electric lawnmower also free. See Vicky or Lesley

Tuesday 30th October 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 1st November 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: Roger & Monika                                    Coffee: Jessica & Sue/Dave

AV: James                        Communion:  Vicky                     Chairs:  Alan & helpers

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson: John & Joan M                                             Coffee:  John & Jane P

AV:   Dan                  Counting:   Tony & Helper                 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 

Ephesians 4:17-5:2 Instructions for Christian living

17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.

20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbour, for we are all members of one body. 26 ‘In your anger do not sin’: do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 5 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

John 3:1-8 Jesus teaches Nicodemus

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.’

Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.’

‘How can someone be born when they are old?’ Nicodemus asked. ‘Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!’

Jesus answered, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, “You must be born again.” The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.’