St John’s and St Michael’s Churches Notices for Sunday 3rd October

St Michael’s Holy Communion @ 9.30am: Welcome to our service today led by Matthew.

St John’s Morning Worship (and Livestreamed) @ 11am: A very good morning to you all. A warm welcome to all that are joining us in church today and watching from home. Our service today is led by Matthew. Jan continues our sermon series ‘A new way of living’ talking to us about ‘Judgment & Criticism’ Matthew 7:1-6.

All leading, worship, preaching, readings and prayers will be live from church and Livestreamed over YouTube

Please note: St John’s is no longer on zoom but is livestreamed via YouTube. Our capacity within St John’s has increased to 60 still allowing for some social distancing, entering church via the side gate to the right of church. We still encourage you to wear face masks when moving around the building and singing but can be removed when sitting. We will continue to keep the building well ventilated so please dress appropriately. Thank you for your patience in helping to keep our church a safe place to be.

Below are the links to our website and to our YouTube channel live streaming our services at St John’s at 11am (previous recordings will also be available to watch at your leisure).

https://www.stjohnsmuxton.org.uk/home

or http://www.stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk/home/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB6N81vubkdzSYD7rCPFw5Q

WORLD CHURCH & JUSTICE – PRAYERS: Tearfund are inviting us to watch one or two of their short films on climate change and see the impact of this on the people we support abroad, while looking at what we can do in our church and our own homes. https://www.tearfund.org/campaigns/christianity-and-climate-change-film-series On a similar note in our throwaway society, some Asda stores are having a second hand clothes section and Primark have pledged to make more durable clothes from more sustainable materials. Let us pray that any of the Afghan refugees who have arrived in the UK may be welcomed and their children settled into schools, as our own children and students begin new terms.

IRIS GODDARD is currently having 2 weeks respite care in Lake View Care home in Brookside. If anyone would like to visit Iris, I’m sure she would love to see a friendly face! Anyone wanting to visit will need to book by calling 01952 594110.

JUNE GREGORY has had a major water leak and is currently staying at Sambrook House 01952 550210 if anyone would like to also visit.

TELFORD STREET PASTOR After 10 years of making a difference on the streets of Telford they are relaunching and urge you to consider….Is God calling you to serve as a Street Pastor or Prayer Pastor? If you would like to find out a little bit more about what is involved please either have a chat to Simon Trotman or Gill Steinert or see the poster at the end of these notices with further details.

CHURCHES TOGETHER are meeting next on Wednesday October 6th 7pm at St Nicholas Church in Newport.

WORSHIP (LUNCH & MUSIC) takes place this Thursday (7th) 11.30am at St Michael’s. (Going back to 12noon start in November).

CAP MONEY COURSE: A free course run by Christians Against Poverty, Telford to help you manage your money better and learn how to budget, save and spend well. 3 Sessions 7th, 21th and 28th October 1-3pm at Admaston House Community Centre, Wellington Road, Admaston TF5 0BN To book contact roland@hopeadmaston.org.uk or 07850 871367.

HOUSEGROUP LEADERS are due to meet on Monday 11th October at 7.30pm.

EVANGELISM TEAM – Outreach Course members are meeting next on Wednesday 13th October at 7pm.

St Michael’s invites you to …‘POP – IN FOR COFFEE’ …anytime between 10am and 12noon on the second Thursday of the month. (Please note this is now held on the second Thursday of the month). We would like to welcome you to our first ‘Pop in for coffee’ in quite a while on Thursday 14th October. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Our next reflective HEALING SERVICE takes place on Sunday 17th October 6.30pm at St John’s.

The EVANGELISM TEAMS next meeting will take place on Monday 18th October at 7.45pm.

WORLD CHURCH & JUSTICE is due to meet next on Thursday 21st October 7.45pm at the home of David and Dorothy.

CAP Hampers: We will be sending out hampers to bless our CAP clients once again this Christmas. If your group would like to make a hamper for our CAP clients this year please email Lisa West west.familywest@btinternet.com to let her know BY THE END OF OCTOBER and she will send you specific instructions about the hamper contents. Please nominate ONE person for each group to correspond with Lisa. If you have made hampers previously you will receive an email directly from Lisa.

CAP: Befrienders needed – the cap debt centre is in need of more befrienders to help Jane and Marcelle. If you think you could help please contact Jane Preston 07932189493 janepreston@capuk.org asap

REGULAR GROUPS/MEETINGS/RESOURCES/INFORMATION

TINY TOTS: A Toddler group for parents/carers of under 5’s taking place on Tuesday mornings from 10am during term time.

Calling all walkers! We meet on a Wednesday 10am at St John’s for a gentle, local walk of around an hour. All are welcome. Please contact Jo Lefroy for any further information on 01952 604281.

WORSHIP LUNCH & MUSIC takes place on the first Thursday of each month except August. (Weekly during Lent) 12noon at St Michael’s.

POP IN FOR COFFEE held at St Michael’s on the 2nd Thursday of the month 10-12noon.

FORGET ME NOT FILMS: Takes place usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month. The film will start at 10 am – please arrive any time from 9.45 am. If you have any questions, or to let us know you are coming, please contact Jo Lefroy on 01952 604281 or via the church office.

JOIN US 4 A CUPPA! A monthly coffee morning held at St John’s on a Friday between 11am – 1pm.

sub:Zero/sub:Extra our Youth Café currently held monthly on a Friday from 4pm (sub:Zero) and 6pm (sub:Extra).

A PLACE FOR CONTEMPLATION AND QUIET PRAYER: Please visit St John’s prayer garden, another bench has been added. The garden is situated behind the beautiful Oak tree in our front garden to the right as you face St John’s front door.

EARLY MORNING PRAYERS: Are you an early bird? A group of us pray for the work of the church at 7.30am every Thursday morning. Join us for half an hour or part of the time on Zoom. Contact Matthew for the link.

Please join us for Bible Reading/Discussion/Prayer via Zoom, weekdays at 9am. The best way to access these is through the “Daily Prayer” app. available from The Church of England but if you want to follow from your Bible this is ok. Please contact Matthew who will give you the details to login.

PRAYER GROUP continues to meet, praying into our concerns and worries and listening to what God might be saying to us on zoom, 7pm on the second Sunday of each month. If anyone would like to join us please contact: Shirley, Vicky or Pam. (Members of St John’s) or Lesley (670033) can pass on your details.

PRAYER CHAINs: If you have any prayer requests please either text (preferable) Lisa 07739 522280 or Email: west.familywest@btinternet.com or St Michael’s prayer chain coordinator Chris R 07834162343 or 01952 604330 or Email: scip@blueyonder.co.uk

Energize website is providing materials each week to be downloaded by families. https://www.energize.uk.net/pages/kids_club_by_post.

FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/stjohnsmuxton – please like our page and share our news stories with your friends.

Conn3ct is postponed until further notice….you can still see previous services by searching on Youtube ‘Conn3ct’. Please follow https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCSxLC1ssTnZr6h1l6f83ghQ

LILLESHALL POST OFFICE: The post office at the Lilleshall Memorial Hall will be open on Tuesdays 10am -12pm and Wednesdays 10am – 12pm. Please try to support it.

Matthew 7:12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

OFFICE HOURS: Monday 9-3pm, Tuesday 9-12noon and Friday 9-4pm 01952 670033

Email: admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk or admin@stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk

Website: www.stjohnsmuxton.org.uk or www.stmichaelslilleshall.org.uk

Matthew’s Email: matthew.lefroy@tiscali.co.uk (Usual day off Friday)

Vikki’s Email: revdayvik@gmail.com (Normal day off Friday)

 

St John’s – Our first reading today is from Matthew 7:1-6

7 ‘Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way as you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

3 ‘Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

6 ‘Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
 

St John’s – Our second reading is from Luke 18:9-14 (KJV)

9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.