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Prayer Breakfast

Saturday 3 November, 9.00am to 10.00am sharp, Room 5, Cross House. Directed time of praying together. Tea, coffee and a light breakfast bite will be provided. [2 Chronicles 7 vs 14.......if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven....]. 

 

Service of Memory and Thanksgiving

Stamp Appeal 2018

We need your used stamps!  Please look out all those postcards you received over the summer holiday (does anyone actually send postcards these days?) or other snail mail and put the stamps into the collection boxes in the Church and the Kirk Hall foyer.  They will contribute to the World Mission Council’s Stamp Appeal to support centres for young people with learning difficulties in the Ukraine.

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

Join the 25th Birthday celebrations by donating a gift-filled/wrapped shoebox with such items as toiletries, kitchen utensils, stationery for vulnerable children and adults in Eastern Europe. Unable to find an empty shoebox for wrapping, then church member and long-term Shoe Box Appeal supporter Anne Watt will do it for you on Sunday 21 October for a suggested donation of £1 when you can pick up an information leaflet too. More information at www.blythswood.org/shoebox

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

Orders of Service


Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

Stewardship of Time

Almighty God, in this time of gathering we bring to you our grateful thanks for the many wondrous blessings we have, for the changing seasons and the change in flora and fauna, for the crops and the food in our fridges, for the companionship of friends and families and for the demonstration of your love for us in them. AMEN

Housegroup

Housegroup meets again on Friday 26 October. Please call Barbara Thomson 845705 for more details.

 

 

 

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

Next meeting, Monday 5 November at 10.30am, in the church to install the Poppy Fall.

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.

Time of Stillness

On Thursdays at 2pm we meet in St Katherine's Aisle. Entrance via south door during winter opening hours. Come and discover what 15 minutes of stillness can do for you. Tea and cake afterwards. All welcome.

Chapters Book Club

Our book club meets on the first Thursday of every month 3.15-4.30pm,Cross House. Coffee cake and book discussion. Our book of choice is Dark Fire by C J Sansom. All welcome. Info from Sally Chambers (07732722146). Next meeting Thursday 1 November.

 

General Notices

Stamp Appeal 2018

We need your used stamps!  Please look out all those postcards you received over the summer holiday (does anyone actually send postcards these days?) or other snail mail and put the stamps into the collection boxes in the Church and the Kirk Hall foyer.  They will contribute to the World Mission Council’s Stamp Appeal to support centres for young people with learning difficulties in the Ukraine.

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal

Join the 25th Birthday celebrations by donating a gift-filled/wrapped shoebox with such items as toiletries, kitchen utensils, stationery for vulnerable children and adults in Eastern Europe. Unable to find an empty shoebox for wrapping, then church member and long-term Shoe Box Appeal supporter Anne Watt will do it for you on Sunday 21 October for a suggested donation of £1 when you can pick up an information leaflet too. More information at www.blythswood.org/shoebox

World Mission

The Oct/Nov edition of WM (World Mission) magazine is in the church (on table opposite the stall), which is free to take.  The theme “Being International Family” covering stories about Czech/Scottish friendships, reflections on an interfaith conference with ideas of new resources to help us all engage with the World Church.  News also of an Israel Palestine 10-day study tour run by CoS from 21-31 March 2019 – details on the back page or contact WM: wmoutreach@churchofscotland.org.uk Tel:  0131 225 5722.

St Ninians-Craigmailen Church Guild

Annual Coffee Day, Saturday 27 October from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  Usual Cake ‘n’ Candy stall but more unusual stalls bearing hand-crafted Christmas and  Advent gifts and a 'RECYCLE' stall, as well as an opportunity to have coffee and a chat with friends. Everyone welcome. 

Organ Concert

A big thank you from Matt to all who attended his concert last Sunday, where the magnificent sum of £545 was raised. This money will go into a fund to help promote music at St Michael’s.

 

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.

Stewart’s Report on his Study Leave

Stewart gave a presentation on what he got up to on his Study Leave earlier in the year. It was a fascinating summary of his interviews with various preachers on their efforts immediately after such dreadful atrocities as Lockerbie and the Remembrance Day bomb at Enniskillen. We have put a recording of his talk in the sermons section of the website www.stmichaelsparish.org.uk/worship/sermons

Linlithgow Museum – Tales to tell

The new museum is due to open in spring 2019. Linlithgow Heritage Trust is running a history project and are keen to find people willing to tell their stories through oral recordings. If you are interested in participating, please contact Stuart Kennedy, 670677 or email Stuart@LinlithgowHT.onmicrosoft.com. Posters are on display in Cross House.

Rhona MacRae

Many of us supported Rhona with her Project Trust fundraising. You can read her blog from Honduras by using the link – rhonamacaehome.wordpress.com. There i also a copy on the Cross House notice-board. 

 

Crossreach

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

Choir Practice

Thursday 18th October 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

 

Bethany Pennies

The latest donation sent to Bethany Christian Trust was for £241.18. Thank you to all who contributed

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 8 November.