St Michael’s

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP: Good morning and welcome to our service today led by Vikki. Matthew continues our theme ‘Prophecies of Hope’ today talking about ‘Righteousness’ Malachi 4:1-6.

St John’s

11am HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our service today either in church or online. Jane leads our service today and Robyn will be talking to us about ‘Who is Righteous’ Malachi 3:16 – 4:6.

Please note: Face masks are NOW required by law within the building. We will still continue to monitor the CO2 levels in church and any extra ventilation will be carried out if necessary by the steward on duty. Thank you for continuing to support us in making 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

CAP Donations – IMPORTANT REMINDER– we have changed our bank account and so all regular donors need to change over the details of their donations to our new account asap please. You should have already received either an email or letter from Rita Church about this. You will also need to fill in a new gift aid form. The forms are available in the entrance hall.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION:The Gallery Singers are delighted to be performing again in public and will be singing in celebration of Christmas at All Saints Church, Forton, nr Newport on Sunday 12 December at 3pm. They will perform a mix of old favourites and new treats, including Christmas carols, also welcoming instrumentalists, including Aimée Calderbank on flute, to join with them in a relaxed, informal afternoon. Tickets are not necessary, there is no entrance charge, but donations are invited. Proceeds in aid of Newport Food Bank and All Saints Church, Forton. Refreshments will be served in the interval.

St John’s choir members....We are having another practice for the 6pm session (on 18th December), if you would like to join in please come along on Wednesday 15th starting at 6.30pm

FORGET ME NOT FILMS: Takes place on Thursday 16th December. 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.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Carols around Muxton 2-6pm 18th December (See posters below) Spread the word…tell all your friends and family. Don’t forget to book your seat at St John’s for the 6pm slot.

ST JOHN’S CAROL SERVICE Sunday 19th December @ 11am (Inside and Livestreamed)

ST MICHAELS CAROL SERVICE Sunday 19th December @ 6.30pm (Outside)

CRIB/CHRISTINGLE: Our annual combined Christingle and Crib Service takes place outside St John’s on Christmas Eve @ 4pm (See poster below)

Santa & his elves will be visiting Lilleshall! On Sunday 12 December: At the school car park between 10 am -12pm. Do come and see Santa!

SoulSpeak is a new and original way of exploring our own and others’ values, beliefs and life choices. If the long winter nights are stretching out before you, how about coming along to St John’s Church (Saltwells Drive) on January 27 at 8pm to consider topics such as ‘What does the future hold ?, Where have I come from and why am I here ? or What makes for a good life and Where does faith fit in with these things?’ For more information contact admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk or telephone 01952 670033

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.

FROGS: 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 information.

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. Litter pickers are also invited to meet just before, litter pick the local area then return for a well earned cuppa! (21st January).

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

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.

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.

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

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

Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

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 – Malachi 4:1-6

4 ‘Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘Not a root or a branch will be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. 3 Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,’ says the Lord Almighty.
4 ‘Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.
5 ‘See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.’

St John’s – Our reading is Malachi 3:16 – 4:6

16 Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honoured his name.
17 ‘On the day when I act,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. 18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.

4 ‘Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘Not a root or a branch will be left to them. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. 3 Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,’ says the Lord Almighty.
4 ‘Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel.
5 ‘See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.’