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Linlithgow Coronavirus Support

Churches and local community groups from across Linlithgow have joined forces to form a collaborative network to help coordinate the districts’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Linlithgow Coronavirus Support is a partnership between individual volunteers and local associations including Linlithgow Churches Together, Linlithgow Community Development TrustLinlithgow & Linlithgow Bridge Community CouncilThe Black Bitch Magazine and the MyLinlithgow.com online information resource on what's happening in the area. 

This new support network has set up a helpline service for anyone in need of food, household supplies or someone to talk to. The number to dial is 01506 200838 or Email: LinlithgowCoronaCare@gmail.com

For more information and advice, you can join Linlithgow Coronavirus Support's dedicated Facebook group via the following link: Linlithgow Coronavirus Support

If you would like to get involved and are able to support others in the Linlithgow area, please complete a Volunteering Form at: mylinlithgow.com

For a comprehensive list of local COVID-19 resources in and around the town, you can visit:  mylinlithgow.com

Linlithgow Churches Together comprise the congregations of St Michael's Parish Church, Linlithgow, St Michael's RC ChurchSt John's ChurchSt Peter's Church, Linlithgow and St. Ninian's Craigmailen Parish Kirk.

FAQ's

This weeks act of worship will be available here from 11am on Sunday 5th April

Please click on the channel you wish to view it on. If you are viewing after 11am please go to You Tube where you will be able to watch the whole service.

   

Sunday Club and Bible Class

Sunday Club and Bible Class will meet online each Sunday morning for the time being via Zoom.   If your family would like to join us please contact Trish Archibald for more details on how to get involved. 

Wednesday Prayers via Zoom

The Wednesday Prayer Group is now meeting online at 12.30 as usual using Zoom

For further information please contact ruthmiddleton12@btinternet.com

If you wish urgent prayer please phone the Telephone Prayer Chain on 01506 670980 or 07719 966273 

Seedlings on You Tube

Although Seedlings is off at the moment you can still catch up with Trish on our You Tube Channel

Covid-19

All worship services and groups associated with our church and buildings are suspended. Please check for updates here or on our Facebook page.

Orders of Service


There are no Orders of Service available at present.

Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

Stewardship of Prayer - Prayer for March

God of light and revelation as the darkness of winter gives way to the hope and renewal of spring.
We praise you for the beauty of the Earth around us. Amen

Amen

 

Bible Reading Notes

Copies of Our Daily Bread are available at the visitors stall.

Housegroup: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

10.00am in Room 5, Cross House. New 10 week set of studies on the Apostles Creed − this week is: ‘Believing in God’. Cuppa, cake and chat afterwards. All welcome. Contact Barbara Thomson (845705).

 

 

 

The Monthly Prayer Calendar

The Monthly Prayer Calendar has been changed to a weekly one and 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

Knitting Group - Cancelled until further notice

Meets in Room 1, Cross House, 10.30am for knitting, home baking and chat.  All welcome.

 

Exploring Faith

Are you new to Church, interested in being baptised, or becoming a member? The Minister will be hosting sessions exploring the Christian faith in the New Year. Contact Liam Fraser at lfraser@churchofscotland.org.uk for more info.

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.

Serving Him Together

The Guild

is cancelled until further notice. Further information from Margaret Henderson Tel: 01506 844787.

Chapters Book Club - Thursday 9 April - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 Further info from Sally Chambers (07732 722146).

 

General Notices

Kirk Session Update February 2020

For a look at what's been happening at Kirk Session this month click here.

St Michael’s Christmas Knitted Angels

We are already thinking about Christmas 2020!  We are planning to place small hand knitted angels around the town with a message of love from our congregation, for people to take and hang on their tree. To make this happen we need around 1,000 angels to launch at this year’s Christmas Tree Festival!   A simple knitting pattern is available here.  If you or someone you know would like to take part, please contact Trish Archibald (07746 828 279) or Margaret Henderson (844787).

Change to our Communion Services

The schedule for our quarterly Communion services in St Michael’s has changed.

Communion will now be celebrated on the last Sunday of February, May, August and November.

 

 

Attention all players of instruments and singers

We are looking to provide a band to lead the worship at 9.30 services. If you play an instrument or like to sing please contact Alison Parkinson at arennieparkinson@gmail.com. There will be a rota, so attendance not required every week. All ages welcome.

AV Team

We need to increase our members in the team. If you feel you have the time and aptitude and would like to join us, please contact Marshall on 07967112137 or projection.team@hotmail.com

A picture can speak a 1000 words

We hope that the monitors and HD cameras are having a positive effect on your experience at St Michael’s. If you would like to contribute images/movie clips/PowerPoints/ideas or concerns about what we offer at Sunday worship/any other event, please email our team at projection.team@hotmail.com

Thursday for Coffee -POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Latest Magazine

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

Stamp Appeal

Stamp Appeal 2020: Thank you for the 7.5kg of stamps which have been collected for the 2019 appeal.  The stamp project for 2020 is the Women’s Development Centre in Kandy, Sri Lanka which runs a project to support women and girls who have been victims of rape and sexual violence.  Please keep those stamps coming in!

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.

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