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St Michael’s Gift Day - Sunday 24 March 2019

Kirk Session agreed to hold a Gift Day, which will provide a one-off opportunity for members to make a gift to the church in addition to their normal planned giving. A number of projects have arisen in the Kirk that will cost in the region of £20,000, including weather proofing of some stonework and the refurbishment of the magnificent West Doors.  Over the next few weeks your elder will drop off Gift Day materials – a leaflet and an envelope – for return. We are aware that these continue to be challenging times financially for many, but your donation, no matter how small, will make a difference.  Thank you very much for your support.

Elders: Materials are available for uplift from the pews in the north aisle for distribution to your district.

EXILES

For a look at some photos taken at the recent performance of Exiles, have a look at our Facebook album

Prayer Breakfast - Saturday 6 April

Please join a friendly group to pray for the work of St Michael’s on the first Saturday of each month 9–10am, in the Adam Room. No need to pray out loud or be “holy”. Let's give thanks for past blessings and ask for guidance going forward.

Prospects - Tuesday 26 March

Prospects is a Christian charity helping churches to welcome and disciple people with learning disabilities in a way that is relevant for them.  St Michael's is hosting an ecumenical meeting in the Adam Room, 7.30pm to discuss how we might set up a Prospects group in Linlithgow.  If you would like to get involved please come along. If you can't manage the meeting, but would like to know more please contact info@stmichaels-parish.org.uk

War Memorial

Repair and refurbishment works to our 100-year-old War Memorial will commence on 25 March.  It is anticipated that these works will be over a two week period.

Orders of Service


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Knowing Christ Better

Prospects - Tuesday 26 March

Prospects is a Christian charity helping churches to welcome and disciple people with learning disabilities in a way that is relevant for them.  St Michael's is hosting an ecumenical meeting in the Adam Room, 7.30pm to discuss how we might set up a Prospects group in Linlithgow.  If you would like to get involved please come along. If you can't manage the meeting, but would like to know more please contact info@stmichaels-parish.org.uk

2019 Stewardship of Treasure

Prayer for March

Lord God,

You have made yourself known to us through prophets and apostles and above all through Jesus Christ. Make yourself known to us afresh today through your Word and Spirit. Amen

Housegroup - Friday 29 March

10.00am in Room 5, Cross House. A new set of studies: ‘Angels ­ standing guard’. Study 3: Hebrews 1, ‘Jesus and the Angels’. All welcome to join this informal group. 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 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

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 Club

The Kirk Knitting Club 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 1 April.

Serving Him Together

St Michael’s Gift Day - Sunday 24 March 2019

Kirk Session agreed to hold a Gift Day, which will provide a one-off opportunity for members to make a gift to the church in addition to their normal planned giving. A number of projects have arisen in the Kirk that will cost in the region of £20,000, including weather proofing of some stonework and the refurbishment of the magnificent West Doors.  Over the next few weeks your elder will drop off Gift Day materials – a leaflet and an envelope – for return. We are aware that these continue to be challenging times financially for many, but your donation, no matter how small, will make a difference.  Thank you very much for your support.

Elders: Materials are available for uplift from the pews in the north aisle for distribution to your district.

Prayer Breakfast - Saturday 6 April

Please join a friendly group to pray for the work of St Michael’s on the first Saturday of each month 9–10am, in the Adam Room. No need to pray out loud or be “holy”. Let's give thanks for past blessings and ask for guidance going forward.

Messy Church - Saturday 23 March

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.

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.

Life and Work

The April  issue is available for collection from the north aisle pews

Time of Stillness

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

Our book club meets on the first Thursday of every month 3.15-4.30pm, Cross House. Coffee cake and book discussion.  The book of choice for review for March is ‘The Italian Wife’ by Kate Furnivall. All welcome. Info from Sally Chambers (07732722146). Next review meeting Thursday 4 April.

 

General Notices

Sunshine Singers

Next sing-song at 2.30pm on Friday 29 March at St Michael’s Hospital.

Thursday for Coffee

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

Christian Aid Door-to-Door Collection

Volunteers needed! Even just to distribute envelopes, please telephone 842646 or email wandeross@hotmail.com

Project Trust

Rhona Macrae is more than half way through her year in Honduras. If you'd like to keep up to date on the progress of her year with the Trust, you can read her blog at the following address: https://rhonamacrae.home.blog

War Memorial

Repair and refurbishment works to our 100-year-old War Memorial will commence on 25 March.  It is anticipated that these works will be over a two week period.

Music Buds

Concert in the Kirk on Sunday 24 March at 2pm

Bible Reading Notes

Copies of Our Daily Bread for March–May are available at the Visitors Stall.  Donation envelopes provided.

World Mission

The free edition of Feb/March magazine is available on the table opposite coffee/tea stall or here.  Theme: ways we can improve the lives of others by looking at ethics of aid, Fair trade initiatives (Fair trade fortnight 25 Feb–10 Mar), and climate justice (with stories from partner churches).  Rev Colin Johnston reflects on his years abroad as well with another couple who worked in Malawi.

St Michael’s GB is 30 this year!

Please come along to our fundraising coffee evening in the Kirk Hall, on Wednesday 27 March at 6.30pm-8pm.  Coffee, cake, games and chat.

Coffee Mornings – 10am

30 March – 4th West Lothian Scouts (Kirk Hall)

27 April   –  LAMP (Kirk Hall)

4 May  – Project Trust Fundraider (Kirk Hall)

Global Strategy

Anyone interested in learning about the progress being made by 194 Countries of the World as they endeavour to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 should email wandeross@hotmail.com

Nativity Play

Stephen Blake's photo's from the Nativity Play are here.

Festival of Christmas Trees 2018

After another successful festival of Christmas Trees we've put a load of photos on our Facebook page.

Christian Aid

In tune with the upcoming presentation of “Exile” by St Michael’s Drama group, Christian Aid delivers assistance to refugees around the world. Please help in this year's door-to-door collection 12–18 May. For further information, please telephone 842646. Thank you every offer of help.

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.

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

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.

No Choir Practice on Thursday 21 March

All adults welcome. Further info: 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 11 April.

Latest Magazine

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