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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.

***VACANCY UPDATE***

We are delighted to announce that an official edict was read on 8 September at St Michael’s and at Springfield, giving the name of the sole nominee proposed by the Nominating Committee. 

The Rev Dr Liam J Fraser will preach as sole nominee at St Michael’s on Sunday 22 September.  Please note that will be a joint service at 10am.
After the service, there will be a congregational vote so all members and adherents whose names are on the electoral roll of the congregation are encouraged to attend the service and to take part in the vote.
Dr Fraser is currently Pioneer Minister, working at the University of Edinburgh.  He is in his thirties and is married with a young family.

Walk and Talk

A new idea which we plan to trial for 4 weeks initially. As we are encouraged to be more active, this is an alternative to coffee and a chat. Anyone is welcome to come along, the walk might take us round the loch, but distance will depend on ability and numbers. We will meet at the Kirk Hall at 9.30am on a Saturday from 7−28th September. Any comments or questions contact Alison 844992.

Music@3pm

 

Give Blood

The Blood Donation Mobile Unit will be at Low Port Centre, Sunday 22nd September 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.00pm-3.40pm. Monday 23rd September 2.10pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm. New donors are always needed!

Orders of Service


Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

Stewardship of Prayer - Prayer for September

Living and loving Lord,
May the joy of knowing,
The hope of believing,
And the intimacy of sharing
Keep me close to you today and always
Amen

 

Housegroup: Friday 20 September

Housegroup: 10.00am in Rm 5, Cross House. ). Our study is ‘Promises kept – Delivered from judgment’. 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

Holiday Club

For some pictures from this Summers Holiday Club click here

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

The Kirk Knitting Group meets once a month on a Monday in Cross House at 10.30 am in Room 1 - an hour of knitting, chatting and eating cake.  Next meeting Monday 7 October.

Serving Him Together

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.

Thursday 19 September - Prospects, (7pm, Rm 1, Cross House).

You are invited to come along to our new group which supports adults with learning disabilities. Activities include, songs, prayer and crafts. Cuppa and chat afterwards. Further info from Bill Duncan: 01506 844 877.

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.

Friday 20 September: Refugees, return and renewal in northern Iraq

An evening with Embrace the Middle East at 7.30pm in the Kirk Hall. Speakers: Tim Livesey CEO of Embrace the Middle East; Jamie Eyre, Programme & Partnerships Manager. Q&A session: Father Emmanuel Youkhana from CAPNI; Mark Calder, Regional manager for Embrace

Walk and Talk

A new idea which we plan to trial for 4 weeks initially. As we are encouraged to be more active, this is an alternative to coffee and a chat. Anyone is welcome to come along, the walk might take us round the loch, but distance will depend on ability and numbers. We will meet at the Kirk Hall at 9.30am on a Saturday from 7−28th September. Any comments or questions contact Alison 844992.

Afternoon Tea - Saturday 21 September

Afternoon Tea in the Kirk Hall (3pm-4.30pm), led by the Guild.  Tickets £10 per head with proceeds to Guild projects.  Contact Sue Ratcliffe (844 922) or any other Guild member.

Sunday 10am Joint Services for 2019

All these services start at 10am
22 Sept: Sole Nominee
6 Oct: Harvest
22 December:  Advent/Nativity

 

Life and Work

The September 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 3 October

3.15pm, Rm 1, Cross House.  Book for review is ‘The Sealwoman’s Gift’ by Sally Magnusson

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

General Notices

Christian Aid

Scottish Youth Climate Strikers (SYCS) are planning climate issue actions on Friday 20 September (11.00-1300), at the Scottish Parliament and George Square, Glasgow. For Linlithgow actions, see posters/leaflets around the town.

Choir Practice: Thursday 26th September

Choir Practice at 7.30pm in the Kirk -  all adults welcome. Further info: matt@stmichaels-parish.org.uk

 

 

 

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.

Friday 27 September: Men’s curry night (7pm)

At the Ashmaan, Mill Road, Linlithgow Bridge. £19 pp. BYOB. £10 to book your place. Invite a friend. Book soon, maximum 20. Speak to Dave Pandian/ John Parkinson or email  dave.d.pandian@blueyonder.co.uk or japzapp@gmail.com

Thursday for Coffee

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

Website

We are looking for someone to join the team to assist with loading the Sermons onto the website from the weekly CD. Full training will be given. If you are interested please speak to Chris Collen, 01506 844245, Chrisclin01@gmail.com

World Mission

The latest free edition of WM which contains stories and news from around the world including StARS, Nepal − “Let us Build a House Campaign” − and from Malawi after the floods, all of which we at St Michael’s have been involved with.  Copies available from table opposite shop.

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 10 October.

Coffee Mornings – 10am

28 Sept: Burgh Beautiful autumn fayre coffee morning – Kirk Hall

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.

Give Blood

The Blood Donation Mobile Unit will be at Low Port Centre, Sunday 22nd September 10.30am-12.30pm & 2.00pm-3.40pm. Monday 23rd September 2.10pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm. New donors are always needed!

Sunshine Singers

Next sing-song at 2.30pm-3pm on Friday 26 September 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