‘Happy New Year’

St John’s and St Michael’s Churches – Notices for Sunday 2nd January

St Michael’s

9.30am HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome on this first Sunday of the New Year. Our service today is led by Vikki and Jane. Robyn talks to us about ‘New Start’ and examines Epiphany and New Year resolutions in the light of the Gospel message. Matthew 6:25-34.

St John’s

11am MORNING WORSHIP: A very warm welcome to you all on this first Sunday of 2022. Our service today is led by Jane and Robyn talks to us about ‘New Start’ and examines Epiphany and New Year resolutions in the light of the Gospel message. Matthew 6:25-34.

Please note: Face masks are required by law within our churches. We will still continue to monitor the CO2 levels at St John’s 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 churches 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).


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

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

Please note: Anyone with young children we do livestream our service in the Acorn room.

ST JOHN’S BUILDING MANAGEMENT TEAM meets next on Monday 10th January 7.30pm.

We invite you to POP IN FOR COFFEE at St Michael’s on the 13th January between 10-12noon.

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

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.

CARETAKER/CLEANER ROLE AT ST JOHN’S: Would this role suit you? or do you know anyone who may be interested? Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, day and evening 10 paid hours per week. Main outline of duties to include:-

  • Preparing the room for hirers as required (will involve moving chairs (heavy) and tables)
  • Opening and closing the building for hirers at predetermined times
  • General cleaning

Please contact the church office for further details 670033 or admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk

Next Sunday SML – 9.30am Morning Worship + Baptism and SJM – 11am Holy Communion and 6.30pm Now Worship

St John’s Rota duties St Michael’s Rota duties

Reading: Simon T Reading: Katie Foster

Prayers: Val & Yvonne Sidesperson: Clive & Julie

Communion: Judith Coffee: Katie & Lori

Sidesperson: Geoff and Mary

Coffee: Val & Yvonne

Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.


TINY TOTS: A Toddler group for parents/carers of under 5’s taking place on Tuesday mornings from 10am during term time. (return 11th January)

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 January and August. (WLM takes place 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. (20th January).

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.

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)

Matthew 6:25-34

25 ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

28 ‘And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.