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A Vision for 2030

In this first newsletter for 2021, you'll find a vision statement for how St Michael’s should go forward over the next 10 years, which has been approved in principle by Kirk Session. You can find a fuller exploration of the themes of the vision in two more detailed documents: a 2030 Vision Discussion Paper, and a discussion paper on Improvements to the Sanctuary

This vision grew out of the '2030: Our Story' workshops held in 2019, and the consultation 'Learning and Looking Ahead' in May 2020.

Please contact Alan Miller with your thoughts or questions about the 2030 Vision at sessionclerk@stmichaels-parish.org.uk. 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January. Due to the current restrictions there will no joint service in Linlithgow this year.  Materials have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland and are available here

Our weekly act of on-line worship is available here every Sunday from 11am

Our weekly act of on-line worship is available on both Facebook and YouTube at 11am

   

All services are available later on our YouTube channel.

If you know of anyone who doesn't have internet access then the service is also available by phoning  01506 306036.

An audio recording of the service can be heard on our page HERE 

 

Giving to St Michael’s

Due to the pandemic, while we cannot physically attend church, you might be wondering how you can continue to support financially the work of St Michael’s and the wider Church of Scotland.  Those members who currently give through the Free Will Offering Scheme and who cannot hand in their envelopes might wish to consider one of the following options:

·         You could set up a monthly standing order for regular giving – please contact either Tim brown on finance@stmichaels-parish.org.uk or Andrew Jones on giving@stmichaels-parish.org.uk and either Tim or Andrew will be able to send you a standing order form and advise on Gift Aid

·         You could make a one-off payment using the give.net button 

                                                                                                    

·         You could continue to set aside your weekly gifts and bring them to church once we are able to physically come together again.

 

 

 

The Monthly Prayer Calendar

The Monthly Prayer Calendar has been changed to a weekly one during the pandemic and is available here.

Orders of Service


There are no Orders of Service available at present.

Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

Wednesday Prayers

The Wednesday Prayer Group is currently meeting online at 12.30.

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 

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

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January. Due to the current restrictions there will no joint service in Linlithgow this year.  Materials have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland and are available here

Seedlings on ZOOM !

Seedlings is on ZOOM 

Crosswind available on-line

a new edition of Crosswind - the first since February - is now available here

Seedlings on YouTube

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

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

World Mission Update

Click here for a look at the weekly newsletter from World Mission.

If you would like to subscribe to this then click here.

Crossreach

Crossreach News is available here.  More information about Crossreach itself is available on their website.

 

General Notices

Giving to St Michael’s

Due to the pandemic, while we cannot physically attend church, you might be wondering how you can continue to support financially the work of St Michael’s and the wider Church of Scotland.  Those members who currently give through the Free Will Offering Scheme and who cannot hand in their envelopes might wish to consider one of the following options:

·         You could set up a monthly standing order for regular giving – please contact either Tim brown on finance@stmichaels-parish.org.uk or Andrew Jones on giving@stmichaels-parish.org.uk and either Tim or Andrew will be able to send you a standing order form and advise on Gift Aid

·         You could make a one-off payment using the give.net button 

                                                                                                    

·         You could continue to set aside your weekly gifts and bring them to church once we are able to physically come together again.

 

 

 

Happy New Year from the Sing Along Team

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.

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. 

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.

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