St John’s and St Michael’s Churches Notices for Sunday 10th October

St Michael’s

Morning Worship + Baptism @ 9.30am: Welcome to our service today led by Matthew. Today we also offer a very warm welcome to Charlotte who is being baptised, along with her family and friends. Matthew 7:7-12

Holy Communion @ 6.30pm: A very warm welcome to our first evening service in quite a while Led by Matthew.

St John’s

Holy Communion (and Livestreamed) @ 11am: Good morning and a warm welcome to all that are joining us in church today and also watching live from home. Our service today is led by Barbara. Matthew continues our sermon series ‘A new way of living’ talking to us about ‘Persistence’ 1 Chronicles 16:7-22 and Matthew 7:7-12.

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

VIEW OUR MONTHLY CHURCH MAGAZINE BY CLICKING ‘HERE’

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.

PRISONS WEEK – A WEEK OF PRAYER: 10th – 16th October. For more information please follow the link to their website and encourage you to pray for them too. Prisons Week

FROGS: At present, we won’t be re-starting any mid-week youth groups with Christian teaching. Therefore, we would like to invite our young people to attend FROGS. This is a youth group which is held weekly at St Swithun’s church in Cheswardine. We have been working closely with FROGS for many years as we have attended Quinta together. Colin Barnett, a member of St Michael’s, is currently a leader there. They meet every Tuesday from 7-9pm, for secondary school pupils and sixth formers. Please see Kathy Tagg or Matthew for further information.

IRIS GODDARD is having2 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 please book by calling 01952 594110.

JUNE GREGORY has had a major water leak and is staying at Sambrook House 01952 550210 for the next few months 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.

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

TELFORD CAP DEBT CENTRE is taking part in UK Challenge Poverty week next week – below is a flyer for the event. Please can we ask you to pray for this – that people who really need to share their stories, will come along and connect with us. Also after writing to MPs, councillors and other key figures in the town with these stories that they will help bring about change and make a difference.

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.

Please ‘Join us 4 a Cuppa’ on Friday 15th October anytime between 11am & 1pm at St John’s. Wear something pink!

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

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

Our next ‘Forget Me Not Film’ takes place on Thursday 21st October 9.45am watching An American In Paris’

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

Lilleshall WI will be hosting a community coffee morning on Friday 22nd October from 10am-12noon at Lilleshall Memorial Hall to help raise runs for Breast Cancer Now. All very welcome.

EVANGELISM TEAM – Newspaper members are meeting next on Wednesday 27th October at 7pm.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: LUNCHCLUB is back on Friday 10th December for their Christmas lunch…12noon.

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 & MUSICtakes 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 7:7-8  7 ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

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 Michael’s only – Matthew 7:7-12

7 ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

9 ‘Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

St John’s – Our first reading is from 1 Chronicles 16:7-22

7 That day David first appointed Asaph and his associates to give praise to the Lord in this manner:

8 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
9 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
10 Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
11 Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.

12 Remember the wonders he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
13 you his servants, the descendants of Israel,
his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
14 He is the Lord our God;
his judgments are in all the earth.

15 He remembers his covenant for ever,
the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
16 the covenant he made with Abraham,
the oath he swore to Isaac.
17 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree,
to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
18 ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan
as the portion you will inherit.’

19 When they were but few in number,
few indeed, and strangers in it,
20 they wandered from nation to nation,
from one kingdom to another.
21 He allowed no one to oppress them;
for their sake he rebuked kings:
22 ‘Do not touch my anointed ones;
do my prophets no harm.’

St John’s – Our second reading is from Matthew 7:7-12

7 ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

9 ‘Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.