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Sunday 4th November

Welcome to St John’s Church

Notices for Sunday 4th November

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 John.  Matthew talks to us about ‘Can we use the ‘S’ word today?’ Romans 1:18-25 and John 8:1-11.

You are invited to our CAP Anniversary Celebration THIS AFTERNOON at 4pm. A big celebration with guest speaker Liz Ewbank from CAP head office and     refreshments afterwards. Please join us here at St John’s.

WORLD CHURCH PRAYER POINTS:

  • Please pray for the peoples of Syriaand the Yemen who are suffering hardship due to war and famine.
  • Prayer and to contribute as possible to the folks in Palu Indonesiafollowing the  horrific tsunami.
  • Finally please pray for the 129 familiesof those lost in the recent plane crash and for peace in our world.

ST JOHN’S PDT meets next tomorrow evening 7.30pm at the home of Simon T.

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place this Saturday (10th) 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let Charlie, David Pierce or Lesley know you are coming.

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.

AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP:  Join us for a short reflection, sing songs and  enjoy tea and cake together here at St John’s Thursday 15th Nov at 2.30pm.

THE BIG QUIZ on SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER at 7pm You are invited to a quiz night in aid of Tearfund at St John’s. Max 6 people per team. Tickets £8 to include a fish and chip supper. All proceeds to be donated to Tearfund. Please bring your own drinks. Contact the church office on 01952 670033 or admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk for tickets.

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

FLAIR HOUSEGROUP request small gift items for their stall at the ‘Join us’ coffee morning on Friday 23rd November.  For more information please speak to Les or Di.  A box is under the table as you walk into church to drop off any items.  Thank you

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

LUNCHCLUB CHRISTMAS LUNCH will take place on Friday 14th            December…..12 noon for 12.30pm here at St John’s… the cost is £7.00 each.

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. 

SAVE THE DATE Parish Away Weekend at the Pioneer Centre near Cleobury Mortimer from the evening of Friday 17th May to the afternoon of Sunday 19th May 2019. 

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

Tuesday 6th November 8.30-9am Morning Prayer at St John’s

Thursday 8th 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: John & Joan M                                             Coffee:  John & Jane P

AV:   Dan                 Counting:   Tony & Helper                 Chairs:  Andy & Helpers

NEXT WEEK

Sidesperson:   9.30am Brenda and 11am  The Hartridge family                               

Coffee: 9.30am Pete & Julie and 11am  Lesley                             

AV:  9.30am Tony and 11am James                              Communion:  Jan and Carla           

Chairs:  Jon and 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

Romans 1:18-25 

God’s wrath against sinful humanity

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual  impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator – who is for ever praised. Amen.

 

John 8:1-11 

but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered round him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the   Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of            adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?’ They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’ Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first,   until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’

11 ‘No one, sir,’ she said.

‘Then neither do I condemn you,’ Jesus declared. ‘Go now and leave your life of sin.’