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Mothering Sunday Joint Service

On Sunday 26th March, one joint service is being held in the Kirk at 10.15am to celebrate Mothering Sunday

Cadenza in the Kirk 29th April

An opportunity to hear a selection from Cadenza's lighter repertoire of a cappella and accompanied part songs, and help to raise funds for St Michael's at the same time.

Classical, contemporary, folk & jazz arrangements, including familiar music, new arrangements of traditional pieces and new music for choir by composers as diverse as Monteverdi, Tallis, Gershwin, Ola Gjeilo and Whitacre.  Something for everyone to enjoy! 

Next evening service

2nd April, when Elaine Laing will lead Lenten thoughts.  Afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits available from 4:30pm.

Concert with The Collegium Vocale Munchen Choir

Brides of St Michael’s What do we say….

A fantastic time had by all who helped and who visited the exhibition.  We could not have done it without your help. A huge thank you to everyone who supported us from making  the mannequins, the office staff, the Ministry Team, to printing off posters, to collecting dresses, to brides who allowed us to show their dresses, to the members who gave photographs, to helping set up the church, to the Flower Team, for stewarding on the days, for baking, for serving tea and coffee, to playing the organ, to ringing bells, to cleaning of the church, clearing and dismantling of mannequins and handing back the dresses. Thank you one and all from the Fellowship Team.

Orders of Service


Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

Understanding Today

Meets Saturday 8 April at 9.30am in the Adam Room, led by Dr Gordon Wardell, St Michael’s elder, on ‘Friends, foes or strangers? Exploring the relationship between faith and science.’ With a light breakfast. All welcome.

House Groups

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.

Housegroup

Friday 31 March at 10.00am in Room 5, Cross House. Study: Acts chapter 2:42–3:26, Restoration and Refreshment.  All are welcome. More details from Barbara Thomson 845705

Making Him Known to Others

Distributors of Easter Cards to the Parish

The bundles of cards for delivery are ready for uplift from the North Aisle pews. Your help with this outreach work is very much appreciated.  If there are any problems, please contact Don Sutherland (844049).

Summer Sunday Club

Are you good at telling stories, art work, photography, drama, baking? Can you spare time to help prepare craft activities? Could you come one Sunday during the summer and spend time with the children as they have fun learning about Jesus? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, please contact Anne Sutherland 845868 annesutherl4nd@gmail.com who will be delighted to hear from you.

CD’s-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 to be found weekly on pod cast on the Church website.

Knitting Club

The Kirk Knitting Club meets once a month on a Monday in Cross House at 10.30 am in Room 1. Next meeting Monday 3 April 2017.

Serving Him Together

Mothering Sunday Joint Service

On Sunday 26th March, one joint service is being held in the Kirk at 10.15am to celebrate Mothering Sunday

Next evening service

2nd April, when Elaine Laing will lead Lenten thoughts.  Afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits available from 4:30pm.

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. Nothing will be asked of you. Tea and cake afterwards. Info from Cheryl.  All welcome.

Chapters:

Our church book club meets monthly Thursday 3.15-4.30pm in Room 1, Cross House. March’s read is My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier. Join us on Thursday 6 April to discuss your thoughts on the book. All welcome. Contact Cheryl or Sally Chambers 07732722146.

General Notices

Messy Church

Messy Church is growing in numbers and needs two more helpers for Messy in May, October and December, 3.30-7pm on a Saturday.  If you can help, please leave your name with Val in the church office.

Polar Explorers

In Service Day for anyone in P1–P7. Come and join us in Cross House on 4 May (8.45am-12.30pm) for lots of fun with Bible stories, songs, crafts, games and more. Spaces can be limited. Please contact Russell Shields at russell@stmichaels-parish.org.uk to guarantee a place.

Sunshine Singers

St Michael’s Hospital, Friday 31 March at 2.30pm for the usual sing song.

Crosswind

The making of bundles for the District Elders will take place on Wednesday 5 April at 9.30am in the Church.

Easter Sunday Resurrection 2017

Celebrate the greatest event in history with the Origin Scotland choir and orchestra along with leading Scottish singers in an evening of worship on 16 April at the Usher Hall. Admission FREE but an offering will be taken on the night. Further info www.originscotland.org or call 0131 208 0095.

Men’s chip supper quiz night

Friday 28 April: Following on from our very successful "Men’s Curry and Quiz Night" we look forward to a Men's Chip Supper Quiz Night. Tickets will be on sale soon, so please make a note in your diary and mention it family and friends.

Annual Inter-church Dinner

Saturday 29 April in Linlithgow Rugby Club at 7 pm for 7.30 pm. St Peter's hosting with St John's providing the entertainment from The Kirkgate Quartet. After-dinner Speaker from St Michael's RC: our own Deacon's Court Provost Jim Carlin. Tickets £15 (includes 3-course meal) available from your Church Forum reps.

Hustings

Sunday 30 April at 6.30pm: there will be “Prayers for Good Governance” in the Kirk Hall, followed by refreshments, then the Main Event at 7.30pm. Come, meet and question your candidates for local election. All Questions to jimpatlynville@hotmail.com indicating whether you will be there and wanting to answer and possibly ask a supplementary question to the candidates’ replies.

Girls’ Brigade Family Craft Evening

in aid of Barnardo’s on Wednesday 29 March, Kirk Hall 7–8pm. Come along for the chance to share and create fun crafts with our young people. Price £2, (includes a cuppa).

Memorable Women Quiz

St Michael’s Girls’ Brigade has been set a challenge to raise £100 in aid of Barnardo's for which they are selling a Memorable Women (cryptic) Quiz (£1) at Wednesday Brigade nights. You can have as much help as you like in working out the answers and there is a prize for the winner. Why not buy two and give one to a friend.

Lost Property

Lady’s bracelet found in the church . Please contact the office, 01506 842 188.

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 13 April.

Refugee Action (RE-ACT)

is planning another Donation Day in Linlithgow early this year seeking blankets, coats/jackets warm clothes/hats/scarfs and boots/stout shoes (men/women/boys/girls/babies), also toiletries. Please drop items off daily at 26 Friars Brae Monday – Saturday, placing goods in the appropriate bins.  Please park cars in road, as turning area at the house is limited.

Thursday for Coffee

Come along and enjoy a cuppa, home baking and chat with the group which meets on Thursdays in Cross House between 10–11am.  All are welcome.

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.

Choir Rehearsal

Next rehearsal is on Thursday 30 March at 7:30pm in the Church – all welcome! For details please contact Andrew Sutherland, Organist 01506 845868/ andrewsutherl4nd@gmail.com or any other Choir member.