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This weeks services

15th December

9.30 am  Rev Dr Liam Fraser 

9.45 am Christmas Carol Service at Springfield School – Last service of the year 

11.00 am  Rev Dr Liam Fraser 

 

  

 

 

 

  

Services for Christmas

Here are the services scheduled for St Michael's over Christmas

Wednesday 18th December  7.30pm  Blue Christmas

Sunday 22nd December 10am Family Service with Nativity

Sunday 22nd December 7pm Festival of Nine lessons and Carols

Tuesday 24th December

7.00pm  Christingle Service

11.00pm  Community Carol Singing

11.30pm  Watch Night Service

Wednesday 25th December  11.00am Christmas Day Service followed by Holy Communion

Sunday 29th December  11.00am Morning Service

Blue Christmas

Messy Christmas

Linlithgow Ladies Choir Christmas Carol Concert

Exploring Faith

Are you new to Church, interested in being baptised, or becoming a member? The Minister will be hosting sessions exploring the Christian faith in the New Year. Contact Liam Fraser at lfraser@churchofscotland.org.uk for more info.

Orders of Service


Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

Stewardship of Prayer - Prayer for December


Lord, as the days get shorter
And the nights draw in,
Guide us steadily in our faith
And brighten our day with your love

Amen

 

Bible Reading Notes

Copies of Our Daily Bread are available at the visitors stall.

Housegroup: Friday 13 December

10.00am in Room 5, Cross House. Readings and Music for Christmas. Cuppa, cake and chat afterwards. All welcome. Contact Barbara Thomson (845705).  Resumes 10 January

 

 

 

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 Kathryn Young 844853, 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 Team offers confidential one to one support to help you adapt to your loss. In addition, Positive Pathways support group meets fortnightly in the informal setting of the Canal Tearoom. Contact Sheila Rae 07719966273 or sheila.ruth.rae@gmail.com.

Making Him Known to Others

Messy Christmas

Prayer News Bulletin

Copies of Lorna Ferguson’s Prayer News Bulletin are now available at the back of the church.

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 here.

Knitting Group - next meeting Monday 6 January

Meets in Room 1, Cross House, 10.30am for knitting, home baking and chat.  All welcome.

 

Serving Him Together

Monday 16 December: Guild - meets at 7.30pm

Guild Christmas Party in the Bowling Club. Those attending should be there by 6.45pm for the meal at 7pm. Further info from Margaret Henderson Tel no 01506 844787.

Exploring Prayer

Seedlings

 

 Every Thursday   

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.

Walk and talk − Saturdays 9.30am, meet at the Kirk Hall

This idea was successful during September and is an alternative to coffee and a chat. Anyone is welcome to come along whenever you can, route will depend on ability and numbers. Coffee and chat will be an alternative in poor weather! Any comments or questions contact Alison 844992.

Christmas Joint Services for 2019

Next Joint Services:

Sunday 22 December:  Advent/Nativity at 10am
Wednesday 25 December: Christmas Day at 11am
Sunday 29 December: Morning Service at 11am

Life and Work

The December issue is available for collection from the back of the church

Time of Stillness - Every Thursday in the Church

2pm in St Katherine's Aisle (entrance via south door during winter opening hours). Discover what 15 minutes of stillness can do for you. Tea and cake afterwards. All welcome. (Last one for the year, resumes 9 January)

Chapters Book Club - Thursday 9 January

3.15pm, Rm 1, Cross House. Book for review is  ’The Chilbury Ladies Choir’ by Jennifer Ryan. . Further info from Sally Chambers (07732 722146).

Books can be sourced from Library, Charity Shops.  Online -  Abe Books (www.abebooks.co.uk)

General Notices

Parking at the Manse is now prohibited
Thank you

from Tearfund for raising £461 at our Big Quiz Night last month. The money will be used to help bring an end to extreme poverty.  A copy of their letter is on our notice board..

Attention all players of instruments and singers

We are looking to provide a band to lead the worship at 9.30 services. If you play an instrument or like to sing please contact Alison Parkinson at arennieparkinson@gmail.com. There will be a rota, so attendance not required every week. All ages welcome.

AV Team

We need to increase our members in the team. If you feel you have the time and aptitude and would like to join us, please contact Marshall on 07967112137 or projection.team@hotmail.com

A picture can speak a 1000 words

We hope that the monitors and HD cameras are having a positive effect on your experience at St Michael’s. If you would like to contribute images/movie clips/PowerPoints/ideas or concerns about what we offer at Sunday worship/any other event, please email our team at projection.team@hotmail.com

Choir Practice: Thursday 19 December

Choir Practice at 7.30pm in the Kirk -  all adults welcome.

 

 

 

CrossReach

A few copies of the catalogue for the Christmas card and calendar collection for 2019 are available in the servery or online: https://shop.crossreach.org.uk/

Thursday for Coffee - 19 December

Come along and enjoy a cuppa, home baking and chat in Room 1, Cross House between 10–11am.  All welcome.  Last one for the year - resumes 9 January

OPAL (Older People, Active Lives)

Would you or someone you know enjoy meeting new friends, having a cuppa, a chat together and taking part in various activities? We have talks, music, quizzes, games and much more! Phone 01506 815815 or email opal@cyrenians.scot for more information or just pop along to Longcroft Hall any Thursday from 2-4pm

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 December.

Coffee Mornings – 10am

14 Dec: Project Trust Fundraiser – Kirk Hall

11 Jan 2020: Linlithgow Academy Hockey Club - Kirk Hall

Latest Magazine

The latest edition of  Crosswind Magazine is now available to download from the Crosswind page.

Stamp Appeal

Every stamp is valuable! No matter how common, EVERY stamp is of use to the World Mission Council, to help the Chigodi Women Centre in Blantyre, Malawi.  Please keep all your stamps and put them in the collecting box in the Church or the Kirk Hall foyer.

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 in confidence - Andrew Jones – at giving@stmichaels-parish.org.uk or on 01506 840914.

Crossreach

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

Bethany Pennies

The latest donation sent to Bethany Christian Trust was for £190.58 Thank you to all who contributed and in particular to the congregation at Springfield for their continued generous support.

Sunshine Singers

Next sing-song at 2.30pm-on Monday 16 December at Meadowvale Care Home, Bathgate .

Data Protection

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protections with regard to how their personal data is used by organisations. 

St.Michael's have adopted the following :

Data Protection Policy

Data Retention Policy

Privacy Notice