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Festival of Christmas Trees 2019

We are delighted to confirm that money raised at the 2019 Festival of Christmas Trees will be divided between the following three local charities Linlithgow Link, Linlithgow Day Care and Linlithgow Young Peoples Project (LYPP). 

Our theme this year is Around the World and we would love for you take part by decorating a tree inspired by the country of your choice.

There is still time to get in touch if you would like to take part.  For more information please contact Margaret Johnston maggij@btconnect.co.uk

 



 

Vacancy - Organist and Co-ordinator of Music

Exploring Prayer

2030: Our Story

Come to a fun 2 hour workshop and help create St Michael’s future story! Anyone aged 11−111 who’s interested in the future of the church is very welcome. Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons from 29 October to 17 November in the Adam Room. Book your place at www.2030ourstory.eventbrite.co.uk or via the Church Office.

For more information click here

Messy Church - Saturday 26 October

Messy Church in Cross House from 4.30pm-6.15pm. Bring yourself and your family for fun, games, crafts, music and a lovely messy meal. Everyone welcome.

 

Your opportunity to help shape the Church’s plan for land and buildings

The Church of Scotland General Trustees are looking for your views on one of the most crucial issues for the future of our Church: how best to manage our church land and buildings. Every congregation and presbytery is encouraged to contribute through an online survey and a series of workshops across Scotland.

For more information click here or to go direct to the survey click here.

Orders of Service


Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

Service of Memory and Thanksgiving

A special time to remember and give thanks for loved ones who have died will be held in the Kirk on Saturday 2 November 2019 at 10am. You will be warmly welcomed. Refreshments will be served in the Adam Room where there will be an opportunity to talk with the ministers or the Bereavement Support Team.

Stewardship of Prayer - Prayer for October

Let our lives be rooted in you this day, Lord,
for you bring refreshment and renewal. Amen

 

Housegroup: Friday 25 October

Housegroup: (10.00am in Room 5, Cross House). Our study is ‘Promises kept, Hear the message’. Cuppa, cake and chat afterwards. All welcome. Contact 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 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

Bad Girls of the Bible

Next Meeting Thursday 31 October 7.30pm in Room 1, Cross House

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 4 November.

Meets in Rm 1, Cross House, 10.30am for knitting, home baking and chat.  All welcome.  Also, for the Advent Fair on 30 November, the group will have a stall in Cross House with knitted items for sale.

Serving Him Together

Exploring Prayer

Monday 21 October: Guild, 7.30pm in the Kirk Hall

The Speaker for the first of this year's Projects − Crossreach "Join up the Dots" − is the Rev Thom Riddell. Everyone welcome to join us. Further info from Margaret Henderson Tel 01506 844787.

Bethany Night Shelter − Thursday 24 October

Thank you to all those who responded to the Bethany Night Shelter shortfall. At one point we only had 3 volunteers to cook 60 meals, needed 7, and an amazing 14 offered to help!

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.

Sunday 10am Joint Services for 2019

Next Joint Service

22 December:  Advent/Nativity

 

Life and Work

The October 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.

Chapters Book Club - Thursday 7 November

3.15pm, Rm 1, Cross House.  Book for review is ‘The Bureau of Second Chances’ by Sheena Kalayil. Further info from Sally Chambers (07732 722146).

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

General Notices

Your opportunity to help shape the Church’s plan for land and buildings

The Church of Scotland General Trustees are looking for your views on one of the most crucial issues for the future of our Church: how best to manage our church land and buildings. Every congregation and presbytery is encouraged to contribute through an online survey and a series of workshops across Scotland.

For more information click here or to go direct to the survey click here.

Big Quiz Night

The second Tear Fund Big Quiz Night will take place in churches all over the country 16th November.

St Michael's will host the event in the Kirk Hall at 7.15 for 7.30pm.

Come on your own or with a team. Light refreshments available.

Suggested donation £5.

For information contact Alison on 01506 844992 or alisonleesmiller@gmail.com

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 24 October

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/

Life and Work

We will be placing our 2020 order for Life and Work in the next few weeks.  If you would like to subscribe or wish to cancel your subscription, please advise the church office by 21 October. The annual subscription for 2020 is £30.60.

Thursday for Coffee

Come along and enjoy a cuppa, home baking and chat in Room 1, Cross House between 10–11am.  All welcome

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 14 November.

Coffee Mornings – 10am

19 Oct: Stand-up to Cancer – Kirk Hall

26 Oct: Friends of Girl Guiding – Kirk Hall

9 Nov:  Linlithgow Cluster Primary Ski Club fundraiser – Kirk Hall

30 Nov: Guild Teas for Advent Fair – Kirk Hall

Latest Magazine

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

Thursday for coffee – volunteers

Do you have time to spare on Thursday mornings and are you interested in joining the rota for helping at the coffee group? If so, please contact Jill Allatt on 840 680

Stamp Appeal

2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Church of Scotland stamp appeal.  The World Mission Council is challenging each person to donate 50 stamps (or more!) this year to support the Chigodi Women Centre in Blantyre, Malawi.  There are collecting boxes in the Church and Cross House.

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.

Sunshine Singers

Next sing-song at 2.30pm-3pm on Friday 25 October at St Michael’s Hospital.

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