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NOTICES FOR 29th JANUARY
9.30am INFORMAL HOLY COMMUNION: Mike leads our service this morning and John completes our short series on ‘suffering’ and talks to us about 1 Peter 2:18-25 and John 5:1-14.
Sidesperson: Frances Taylor Coffee: The Jones Family No Trekkers
NEW EMAIL & WEBSITE COMING SOON MORE INFO NEXT WEEK
WORLD CHURCH & JUSTICE meets next this Tuesday (31st January) 8pm at the home of Paul & Gill Whorton.
LIFE TOGETHER: We meet next this Wednesday 8pm in church. Join us for a chance to get closer to God and to each other. All very welcome.
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.
NEW 2011 BIBLES: We are in the process of purchasing new pew bibles for St Michael’s. If you would like a new NIV 2011 version please add your name to the list at the back of church and we can add to our order. We will let you know costs as soon as we can.
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 for more information.
TGI SUNDAY takes place next on Sunday 19th February 6-7pm at St Michael’s.
REAL FAITH AT ST JOHN’S: A number of evenings are being planned for 23rd Feb, 1st March & 8th March 8pm at St John’s. They will include clips, snacks and good conversation. Please pick up a leaflet.
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.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: St Michael’s and St John’s would like to invite you 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 speak to Lesley 670033.
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.
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.
NEXT SUNDAY will be 9am Trad. Holy Communion, 10am Cont. Holy Communion & 6.30pm Evening Prayer (BCP)
Sidesperson: 9am Anthony Warner 6.30pm John Hornby
Coffee: 9am Gil Holloway/Chris Leyden 10am: Chery; & Theresa
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