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Foodbank Shortages!

When we give emergency 3-day food supply to individuals and families in West Lothian we try to give a balance of foods. At the moment, we have little or no tinned fruit or diluting juice/cartons of long life juice. Donations of these items may be left in the box at the back of the church or at the door in the Crush Hall. Thank you!

Boys’ Brigade:

Interested in joining the adventure? 2nd Linlithgow Boys’ Brigade enrolment night Thursday 24 August in Cross House, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.  For boys from P2–S6. Further info: linlithgowBB@outlook.com

Sundae Sunday

Distributors required

Distributors required - our new session information leaflets will shortly be distributed to all homes in the parish.  We currently have 8 vacancies on the list of distributors.  Would you have a couple of hours in mid August to pop leaflets about church activities through doors in the town?  If yes, please contact Don Sutherland who will be very grateful for your help.  don.sutherland55@virginmedia.com

Girls Brigade Enrolment Night

Come along to Cross House anytime between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday 30 August, to register for the new Session of 2nd Linlithgow Girls' Brigade!  :-) We have no waiting list and new girls are very welcome!  

 

Date for your Diary

On Friday 29 September, at 7.30pm St Michael’s is hosting a concert by the Hart Male Voice Choir and the Linlithgow RFC Male Voice Choir with special guests in aid of St Michael’s Church and Friends of Chernobyl’s Children – Forth Valley.  We are hoping that the proceeds from this concert will give a great start to the fund raising for the new group of Belarusian children visiting Linlithgow in 2018.

Orders of Service


Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

The Monthly Prayer Calendar

The Monthly Prayer Calendar is available here

House Group

House Group resumes Friday 1 September

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.

Making Him Known to Others

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 4 September. 

Life and Work

The August issue is now available for collection from the North Aisle.

Chapters Book Club

Resumes Thursday 7 September.

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 podcast on the Church website.

Serving Him Together

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.

General Notices

Foodbank Shortages!

When we give emergency 3-day food supply to individuals and families in West Lothian we try to give a balance of foods. At the moment, we have little or no tinned fruit or diluting juice/cartons of long life juice. Donations of these items may be left in the box at the back of the church or at the door in the Crush Hall. Thank you!

Boys’ Brigade:

Interested in joining the adventure? 2nd Linlithgow Boys’ Brigade enrolment night Thursday 24 August in Cross House, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.  For boys from P2–S6. Further info: linlithgowBB@outlook.com

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 14 September.

Date for your Diary

On Friday 29 September, at 7.30pm St Michael’s is hosting a concert by the Hart Male Voice Choir and the Linlithgow RFC Male Voice Choir with special guests in aid of St Michael’s Church and Friends of Chernobyl’s Children – Forth Valley.  We are hoping that the proceeds from this concert will give a great start to the fund raising for the new group of Belarusian children visiting Linlithgow in 2018.

Concert in the Kirk

The Antonine Ensemble, directed by Alison Hastie, performs a programme of music for string orchestra and violin soloist, on Saturday 26 August at 7:30pm. Free admission, though donations are invited towards Médecins Sans Frontières (UK). The programme includes Haydn's Violin Concerto in C, Symphony No 1 by William Boyce, and Respighi's Suite No.3 'Ancient Airs and Dances'.

Christian Aid

is asking members of congregations to send a post card to The First Minister, asking her to recommit our Country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The card calls for ambitious targets, completion dates and adequate funding, and suggests specific areas of action.  Christian Aid Partners around the World are already suffering from the effects of Climate Change, they beg for our action. St Michael’s is an Eco Congregation, a good reason to take seriously the call to send a postcard.  Your personal details will not be used outside Christian Aid.

West Lothian Memory Walk – raising funds for people living with dementia

Come along and join Alzheimer Scotland for a gentle stroll round the Peace Mile route at Balbardie Park, Bathgate at 1pm on 24 September. Register now at www.memorywalksscotland.org or contact Abby Parkhouse 07795 316741– Prices: Free (0–12 years), £5 (12–16 years) £10 for adults.

Garden Fete

St Michael’s RC Church on Saturday 26 August from 12.30-3.30pm to help fund the upkeep of their Mary’s Meals school kitchen in Malawi – usual stalls and teas in their hall.

Sunshine Singers

we are running out of yellow sashes and folders.  If anyone has these items and is no longer able to come along, please hand them in to Cross House.  Thank you.

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.

easyfundraising.org.uk:

Did you know that when you shop online you could collect free donations for the church? Through our new link with easyfundraising whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting donations for the church. easyfundraising has over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to donate, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – and it doesn't cost you a penny extra! It's as easy as a, b, c... Head to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stmichaelslinlithgow and join for free.  Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and then to start shopping. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to the church at no extra cost to you whatsoever!  There are no catches or hidden charges and St Michael's will benefit from your shopping. Further details from Andrew Jones andrew59jones@gmail.com or why not give it a try the next time you log on to go shopping?

Messy Church

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

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.