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Stewart’s Farewell Service:

On Sunday 26 August at 10am we bid farewell to Stewart, Sarah and the children at St Michael’s. It will be a joint service, conducted by Thom. Sunday Club will meet in the Kirk Hall, Sundae Sunday for them, and the children will come to the church at 10.45am.  After the service, there will be a light buffet for everyone in the Kirk Hall, and time with Stewart and family.

Stewart’s induction, St John’s-Renfield, Glasgow – Thursday 30 August at 7pm

 A coach is available for anyone wishing to travel to Stewart’s induction in Glasgow. The price is £5 per person and it will leave from The Cross at 5.30pm, and Glasgow at around 9.30pm.  Please give your name and payment to June Adam. The coach is a 69 seater and is on a first come first served basis.

www.stjohnsrenfieldchurch.org.uk

Words of Life Presentation

At 11.15am, following the service on Sunday 19 August, Rev Dr Stewart Gillan will give a presentation entitled Words for Life in the Wake of Terror. The presentation will highlight the main findings of his work completed during study leave in the spring

One Summer Service

Our "One Summer Service" continues  until 26th August

It will be at 10am in the Kirk  and activities will be available for children.

 

Parent and Toddler Group

Volunteers needed at the Foodbank

Could you help make up the balanced 3-day emergency food packs or help sort and store the tonne of food coming in every week on a Tuesday or Saturday morning (unheated warehouse at Livingston 2.5 hrs/week); and/or help in the collection/delivery van (9am-4pm on Mondays once/twice a month)? If so, please email info@westlothian.foodbank.org.uk for application form or call 07967112137 for more information. Thanks!

Orders of Service


Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

Stewardship of Time

May the silence of God surround me;
may the calm of the Spirit fill me;
may the peace of Christ uphold me,
this and every day.
Amen

Housegroup

Friday Housegroup resumes  31st August. Any enquiries please 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 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 3 September.

Serving Him Together

Stewart’s induction, St John’s-Renfield, Glasgow – Thursday 30 August at 7pm

 A coach is available for anyone wishing to travel to Stewart’s induction in Glasgow. The price is £5 per person and it will leave from The Cross at 5.30pm, and Glasgow at around 9.30pm.  Please give your name and payment to June Adam. The coach is a 69 seater and is on a first come first served basis.

www.stjohnsrenfieldchurch.org.uk

Words of Life Presentation

At 11.15am, following the service on Sunday 19 August, Rev Dr Stewart Gillan will give a presentation entitled Words for Life in the Wake of Terror. The presentation will highlight the main findings of his work completed during study leave in the spring

Seedlings

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

Continues over the Summer............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.

Monthly Communion

Our Monthly Communion is at 9.30am on Sunday 26 August

Sunday Club

Sunday Club will resume on 26th August

Springfield

Springfield Service resumes on Sunday 2 September 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

Chapters resumes on Thursday 6 September 2018 3.15-4.30pm. Anyone wishing to join our group will be most welcome and to kick start our new session we would ask that you bring along a book that you have read during the summer and share your thoughts on why you liked or did not like the book.  For more information, contact Sally Chambers 07732722146.

General Notices

Volunteers needed at the Foodbank

Could you help make up the balanced 3-day emergency food packs or help sort and store the tonne of food coming in every week on a Tuesday or Saturday morning (unheated warehouse at Livingston 2.5 hrs/week); and/or help in the collection/delivery van (9am-4pm on Mondays once/twice a month)? If so, please email info@westlothian.foodbank.org.uk for application form or call 07967112137 for more information. Thanks!

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.

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

resumes Thursday 23 August 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 13 September .

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.