Knowing Christ Better
The Monthly Prayer Calendar
The Monthly Prayer Calendar is available here
House Group resumes Friday 1 September
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
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 email@example.com.
Making Him Known to Others
The Kirk Knitting Club meets once a month on a Monday in Cross House at 10.30 am in Room 1. Next meeting Monday 4 September.
Life and Work
The August issue is now available for collection from the North Aisle.
Chapters Book Club
Resumes Thursday 7 September.
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 to be found weekly on podcast on the Church website.
When we give emergency 3-day food supply to individuals and families in West Lothian we try to give a balance of foods. At the moment, we have little or no tinned fruit or diluting juice/cartons of long life juice. Donations of these items may be left in the box at the back of the church or at the door in the Crush Hall. Thank you!
Interested in joining the adventure? 2nd Linlithgow Boys’ Brigade enrolment night Thursday 24 August in Cross House, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. For boys from P2–S6. Further info: linlithgowBB@outlook.com
Our 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 Cheryl or Norma Costley 01506 843255. Next Sing-along 14 September.
Date for your Diary
On Friday 29 September, at 7.30pm St Michael’s is hosting a concert by the Hart Male Voice Choir and the Linlithgow RFC Male Voice Choir with special guests in aid of St Michael’s Church and Friends of Chernobyl’s Children – Forth Valley. We are hoping that the proceeds from this concert will give a great start to the fund raising for the new group of Belarusian children visiting Linlithgow in 2018.
Concert in the Kirk
The Antonine Ensemble, directed by Alison Hastie, performs a programme of music for string orchestra and violin soloist, on Saturday 26 August at 7:30pm. Free admission, though donations are invited towards Médecins Sans Frontières (UK). The programme includes Haydn's Violin Concerto in C, Symphony No 1 by William Boyce, and Respighi's Suite No.3 'Ancient Airs and Dances'.
is asking members of congregations to send a post card to The First Minister, asking her to recommit our Country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The card calls for ambitious targets, completion dates and adequate funding, and suggests specific areas of action. Christian Aid Partners around the World are already suffering from the effects of Climate Change, they beg for our action. St Michael’s is an Eco Congregation, a good reason to take seriously the call to send a postcard. Your personal details will not be used outside Christian Aid.
West Lothian Memory Walk – raising funds for people living with dementia
Come along and join Alzheimer Scotland for a gentle stroll round the Peace Mile route at Balbardie Park, Bathgate at 1pm on 24 September. Register now at www.memorywalksscotland.org or contact Abby Parkhouse 07795 316741– Prices: Free (0–12 years), £5 (12–16 years) £10 for adults.
St Michael’s RC Church on Saturday 26 August from 12.30-3.30pm to help fund the upkeep of their Mary’s Meals school kitchen in Malawi – usual stalls and teas in their hall.
we are running out of yellow sashes and folders. If anyone has these items and is no longer able to come along, please hand them in to Cross House. Thank you.
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01506 840914.
Did you know that when you shop online you could collect free donations for the church? Through our new link with easyfundraising whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting donations for the church. easyfundraising has over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to donate, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – and it doesn't cost you a penny extra! It's as easy as a, b, c... Head to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmichaelslinlithgow and join for free. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and then to start shopping. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to the church at no extra cost to you whatsoever! There are no catches or hidden charges and St Michael's will benefit from your shopping. Further details from Andrew Jones email@example.com or why not give it a try the next time you log on to go shopping?
Messy Church is growing in numbers and needs two more Messy helpers in October and December, 3.30–7pm on a Saturday. If you can help, please leave your name with the church office.
Need Double Beds
St Vincent de Paul/Bethany Trust urgently needs double beds. These are not resold but used when rehousing the homeless. If you can help, the bed will be collected from your home. Please call Jerry on 07942873190.