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Sunday 10am Joint Services for 2019

9 June: Pentecost
7 July–18 August: Summer Services
22 December - Advent/Nativity

 

Kirk Session Update May 2019

For an update on what's been happening at Kirk session click here

Rev Johnny Paton


Johnny's funeral service was streamed live to the church on Thursday morning (16th). 

For those of you who were unable to come to the church or watch it at home, these links are available for 7 days.  


Go to https://www.pscp.tv/
In the search bar at the top that says "Explore what the world is seeing" please type in "Rev Johnny Paton Funeral Mull".
Click on to the video to watch the service.

Alternatively:
Go to https://twitter.com/alsatch

A copy of the Order of Service is available here


 

 

Sunday 19 May: Hustings -  European Parliamentary Election

The Linlithgow Church Forum is planning an electoral hustings to be held in St Michael's Kirk Hall. Prayers 18:45 (Rev Christine Barclay), tea/coffee 19:10. Hustings proper 7.30pm (chairman Peter Russell) − 6 maybe 7 political parties expected. All welcome.  Please email your questions to Paul Goldfinch (paul@cassley.org) or hand them to one of your Forum reps

God’s Spirit at Work

Linlithgow Churches invite you to celebrate Pentecost with worship on Sunday 9 June at 6.30pm in the Marquee at the Rugby Club. Guest speakers, Chic Lidstone (Lead Chaplain, Work Place Chaplaincy, Scotland) and Rev Jonathan Couper (retired vicar, now Spritual Director of Cursillo, Yorkshire Diocese

Orders of Service


Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

God’s Spirit at Work

Linlithgow Churches invite you to celebrate Pentecost with worship on Sunday 9 June at 6.30pm in the Marquee at the Rugby Club. Guest speakers, Chic Lidstone (Lead Chaplain, Work Place Chaplaincy, Scotland) and Rev Jonathan Couper (retired vicar, now Spritual Director of Cursillo, Yorkshire Diocese

Stewardship of Prayer - Prayer for May

God be in all you give,
With heart, soul, mind and strength,
For God has given you all.
Amen

Housegroup - Friday 24 May

10.00am in Room 5, Cross House. Beginning five studies on Proverbs: Learning to live wisely. 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

Uprooted 12−19 May 10.30am−4pm

An exhibition depicting Christian Aid’s work among the 40 million people around the World displaced by conflict, climate change and other factors will be on display in St Michael’s Church. Please come along and tell your friends. Admission free.

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 3 June

Serving Him Together

Sunday 10am Joint Services for 2019

9 June: Pentecost
7 July–18 August: Summer Services
22 December - Advent/Nativity

 

The General Assembly

meets from Saturday 18 to Friday 25 May. Each day’s business will be broadcast over the internet. Information, publications and webcasts can be accessed on www.churchofscotland.org.uk/ga

The ‘Heart and Soul’ celebration takes place on Sunday 19 May, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh from 1pm–5.30pm, and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Thank you from Chogoria Hospital

“This is to appreciate with gratitude your donation towards the improvement of care in this hospital.  Our topmost priority is the anaesthetic machine. The hospital has currently one functional machine because the second machine broke down and has been condemned.  The hospital is in the process of procuring a new one, and the Hospital Administrative Team has agreed that the donation will go towards paying for this.  We sincerely appreciate the donations you give from time to time which has rescued some very needy situations.”

Prayer Breakfast - Saturday 1 June

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.

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.

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

Chapters resumes Thursday 5 September.  Further info from Sally Chambers 07732722146.

General Notices

Sunday 19 May: Hustings -  European Parliamentary Election

The Linlithgow Church Forum is planning an electoral hustings to be held in St Michael's Kirk Hall. Prayers 18:45 (Rev Christine Barclay), tea/coffee 19:10. Hustings proper 7.30pm (chairman Peter Russell) − 6 maybe 7 political parties expected. All welcome.  Please email your questions to Paul Goldfinch (paul@cassley.org) or hand them to one of your Forum reps

Gift Day

A massive 'thank you' to everyone who contributed to the Gift Day at the end of March, when our target was £20,000 for the restoration and refurbishment of the west doors. Thanks to your generosity we have raised a total of £20,918.75 (inclusive of Gift Aid), which will ensure that this necessary work can now go ahead.

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 Thursday13 June.

Coffee Mornings – 10am

8 June – Project Trust Fundraiser

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

Exiles

Alison, John, Matt and Anita would like to thank all who were involved in the production Exiles. Thanks to your hard work and generosity we are able to send £594.88 to each charity. Thank you again for all you did.

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

Bible Reading Notes

Copies of Our Daily Bread for June - August and donation envelopes available from the Visitors Stall. Two CD's of the June bible readings are also available to borrow.

World Mission

Free edition of magazine entitled ‘Walking Alongside’ available from table opposite coffee/tea area. Covering stories/updates from all areas that WM has partners including a report from Tabeetha School in Israel − the only school owned by Church of Scotland which is an interfaith school.

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.

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.

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

Crossreach

The latest Crossreach Newsletter is available here.  More information about Crossreach itself is available on their website.

Bethany Pennies

The latest donation sent to Bethany Christian Trust was for £145.73. Thank you to all who contributed and in particular to the congregation at Springfield for their continued generous support.

Sunshine Singers

Next sing-song at 2.30pm on Friday 31 May 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