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Congregational Meeting Sunday 17th June

There will be a brief meeting of the congregation following the YOYP service this Sunday, 17 June, to choose delegates to represent St Michael’s at a special meeting of West Lothian Presbytery in connection with processing Stewart’s call. Presbytery will meet on Tuesday 26 June at 7.00 pm. 

 

Congregational Announcement

Stewart informed the congregation on Sunday 10th June that he would be leaving St Michael's. The full text of his announcement is here.

Seedlings

Seedlings - Every Thursday(10am–11am).

If you are at home with your wee ones why not come along instead of sitting in on your own.  If your a Mum, Dad, Granny, Grandpa or babysitter just pop along to the Kirk hall for 10 am. A really warm welcome awaits with songs,crafts, a wee prayer, lots of fun and tea and coffee too. No church connection needed at all. Hope to see you there. No cost.   Please contact the office for further info, Tel: 842188.

Year of Young People 2018

St Michael's Year of Young People page is here.

Springfield

Springfield Service resumes on Sunday 26th August at 9.45am.

Orders of Service


Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

JOINT SERVICE, SUNDAY 17 JUNE AT 10 AM
Stewardship of Time

Lord God, cleanse us and renew us, refresh us and inspire us that we would realise again our need of you and of each other as we seek to spend more meaningful time with you. Amen

Housegroup

On Friday 22 June at 10.00am in Room 5, Cross House. Study: 1 Corinthians 4:8–13 and 2 Corinthians 6:3–10, ‘Poor yet Rich’. All welcome. More details from Barbara Thomson 845705.

 

The Monthly Prayer Calendar

The Monthly Prayer Calendar is available here.

Housegroups

For more information about fellowship groups meeting within St Michael’s, please call Alison Miller 844992, Margaret Henderson 844787 or Barbara Thomson 845705.

The Help Centre

Offers information covering many concerns.  Wondering where to access support for yourself or another?  Tel 842646, or look at www.helpcentre.org.uk

Bereavement Support

The Bereavement Support Team offers confidential one-to-one support with the aim of helping you make sense of the painful and bewildering array of responses to bereavement, and to help you adapt to the loss. Positive Pathways informal support group meets fortnightly in the Canal Tearoom. Contact Sheila Rae 847538 or sheila.ruth.rae@gmail.com.

Making Him Known to Others

CDs-Church Service

If you would like to borrow a recording of previous services, you will find CDs at the Church shop. A recording of the sermon is available weekly via podcast on the Church website

Knitting Club

The Kirk Knitting Club meets once a month in Cross House on a Monday at 10.30 am in Room 1. Next meeting on Monday 2 July .

Serving Him Together

Seedlings

Seedlings - Every Thursday(10am–11am).

If you are at home with your wee ones why not come along instead of sitting in on your own.  If your a Mum, Dad, Granny, Grandpa or babysitter just pop along to the Kirk hall for 10 am. A really warm welcome awaits with songs,crafts, a wee prayer, lots of fun and tea and coffee too. No church connection needed at all. Hope to see you there. No cost.   Please contact the office for further info, Tel: 842188.

The retiring collection

at our June Quarterly Communion will go to assist Rhona MacRae’s volunteer work with the education charity Project Trust in the Honduras. A daughter of the congregation, she leaves in August for a year teaching in a school whose pupils come from a severely disadvantaged background. For more information, please see her article in the spring 2018 issue of Crosswind. You may email her at rhonamacrae@outlook.com.

Our summer services will be family services

However, some activities will be available during the sermon for primary school age children.  Helpers are needed in the church to assist with children at this time.  Please volunteer if you can, even for one week. Contact anne.bennie@blueyonder.co.uk or Tel. 01506 848166

Life and Work

The June issue is now available for collection in the north aisle.

Springfield

Springfield Service resumes on Sunday 26th August at 9.45am.

Time of Stillness

On Thursdays at 2pm we meet in St Katherine's Aisle. Come and discover what 15 minutes of stillness can do for you. Nothing will be asked of you. Tea and cake afterwards.  All welcome.

Chapters Book Club

Our book club resumes Thursday 6 September. Info from Sally Chambers (07732722146).

General Notices

Book Reading

On Saturday 23 June,  St Peter's and Far from the Madding Crowd have linked up for an afternoon (3-4 pm) with Richard Holloway reading from his latest book "Waiting for the Last Bus" – session chaired by Bruce Jamieson.  Venue: St Peter’s. Tickets: Far from the Madding Crowd – £5.

Shopping Online

Through our link with easyfundraising, whenever you make a purchase online you could be collecting free donations for the church. easyfundraising has over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to donate such as Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, the trainline and Sainsbury's and it doesn't cost you a penny extra! Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmichaelslinlithgow  and join for free. St Michael's will benefit from your purchases. Further details from Andrew Jones andrew59jones@gmail.com or try it for yourself.

Crossreach

The latest Crossreach Newsletter is available here.  More information about Crossreach itself is available on their website.

Choir Practice

Thursday 21 June at 7.30pm, all adults welcome, with no scary audition required – just a love of music and a big smile! matt@stmichaels-parish.org.uk

 

Sunshine Sing-along for Memory

Takes place in the Kirk Hall on the second Thursday of each month 12–1.30pm. All those living with memory loss and their carers are welcome. No church connection necessary. Light lunch and singing. Further info from Norma Costley 01506 843255. Next Sing-along  Thursday 12 July.

Gift Aid Giving

Did you know that the church can claim 25p for every £ given if the donor is a UK taxpayer and signs a Gift Aid declaration? This is true whether payments are made by regular standing order, via freewill envelopes, or by other identifiable means. For more information, or to set up/amend an existing arrangement please contact the Gift Aid Convener, Andrew Jones  andrew59jones@gmail.com or on 01506 840914.