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NOTICES FOR 22nd JANUARY
9.30am BLENDED MORNING WORSHIP ‘SPECIAL’: We welcome our guest speaker this morning, Dr Derek Stringer who will be ‘Making sense of Life’s Up’s & Down’s’. Job 1:13-21 & Romans 8:18-21 & 28. Meet afterwards at St John’s 12.30pm and bring along your own drink and lunch and a pudding to share.
Sidesperson: Geoff Lott Coffee: Janet/Rachel Johnson Trekkers: Chris Leyden
6.30pm CANDLEMAS: Our service this evening is led by Mike and Richard Bubbers talks about the ‘Presentation of Christ in the Temple’.
Sidesperson: Chris Warner
BISHOP MARK RYLANDS VISIT TO OUR PARISHES: Bishop Mark will be visiting our Parishes on Tuesday 7th February, meeting with St Michael’s PCC members at 2pm at St Michael’s Church and St John’s PCC members and Leadership team at 3pm at St John’s Church. We encourage as many members as possible to attend the afternoon but do appreciate that a lot of people will be working. There will also be an opportunity for all members of St John’s and St Michael’s to go along and see a presentation by Bishop Mark during the evening. The evening session will be held at St Andrew’s Church in Church Aston and will begin at 7pm with refreshments. Open to all.
SML PCC: Our first PCC of the New Year will take place tomorrow evening 7.30pm in church.
TIDDLYWINKS’ PRAISE: Continues this Wednesday (25th January). Our theme for this term will be ‘Let’s find out about Jesus’ this week we look at Jesus the Healer.
WORLD CHURCH & JUSTICE meets next on Tuesday 31st January 8pm at the home of Paul & Gill Whorton.
MORE THAN GOLD 2012 - using the Olympic Games to engage with the community. If you are interested in getting involved with any of the events, please sign-up on the sheets at the back of church. Contact David Kichenside (Curate) for more information.
REPORTS FOR GROUPS WITHIN CHURCH: During some of the services in January, February and March we will be hearing a short report from each group within our church eg Building, Deanery Synod, Young people’s groups etc to learn what we have been doing during 2011 in a lead up to the APCM.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: St Michael’s and St John’s would like to invite everyone to a joint Memorial Service on Sunday 26th February 4.00pm at St Michael’s Church. It will be a service of remembering loved ones and a thanksgiving of their lives. If you would like to add a name to the ‘Naming List’ in remembrance then please speak to Lesley (Office 670033) or Mike.
INSPIRATIONAL EVENT: Bishop Mark and others are holding several inspirational events that will help us focus on the link between Mission and Prayer. ‘A Still Small Voice’ recognises that ‘Mission without Prayer is like riding a bike without a chain – lots of activity but you just don’t get anywhere.’ It is an attempt to put first things first – to help focus on our relationship with the living God. If, as individuals and as a church our relationship with God is weak, what do we have to share with the world? Many of us struggle to keep a daily discipline of prayer and quiet when we can be open to God and the direction of the Holy Spirit. A Still Small Voice, based on the story of Elijah (1 Kings 19), is designed to inspire, encourage and assist us in finding ways of praying that help strengthen our relationship with the Lord. All are invited to come on 25th February 10am-12.30pm at St Andrew’s Shifnal...further details to follow.
QUINTA – YOUTH WEEKEND WAY 9TH-11TH MARCH: If you are secondary school age or in sixth form please come along to Quinta this year. The dates are 9th-11th March and the cost is £80. I hope you can join us for a fun weekend of activities, teaching and worship. If you would like to go to Quinta or would like further details about the weekend please speak to Kathy (274632).
OPEN DOORS PRESENTATION HERE IN TELFORD: Go along on Saturday 10 March 10am-5pm to Telford International Centre to the ‘Jars of Clay Volunteers Summit’ and be inspired and equipped through worship, inspirational talks and workshops. Whether you're a seasoned volunteer or brand new to Open Doors, come with your family and friends and share in the blessing of coming together as part of the family of God. Book by 23 January and you will receive a special early bird rates (£15 for adults, £40 family discount ticket) including lunch and refreshments. For more information and to book online go to www.opendoorsuk.org/jarsofclay or phone 01993 777300.
CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Office hours Monday and Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm & Tuesday 9.00am – 1.00pm. 01952 670033.
NEXT SUNDAY will be 9.30am Informal Holy Communion
Sidesperson: 9.30am Frances Taylor No Trekkers
Coffee: 9.30am The Jones Family
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