This Week and Beyond at St Michael's

Welcome to St Michael's.
We celebrate our Sunday Eucharist live on Zoom each week. If you would like to join us please use the Contact tab above.
National lockdown continues until 2nd December and then we are in Tier 2. The Parish Church Council are considering options for worship in church from next week. Our daily email link continues - use the Contact tab above to join us.
Our online Advent Calendar can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Easterpeople54
We have a great 'stay put' Advent and Christmas planned: See more news below....

 

DECEMBER 2020

  • The church building will not be open for public worship this week but  the PCC (Parish Church Council) are deciding if to open between now and Christmas
  • Inclusive Church: we are now formally affiliated to the Inclusive Church Network - if you scroll to the bottom of this page you will find the logo - click on this and it will take you to a new website providing more details about this.
  • We have a resource for praying for the Departed which can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • We have a section on how to donate to St Michael's. Use the Info tab above and you will find the entry on Stewardship and a big thank you to all those who support what we do. This has enabled us to carry on developing new ways of supporting and serving one another and our wider community during the lockdown.

 

ADVENT 2020

Advent Calendar on our Face Book Page - begins on Sunday 29th November. Something every day to encourage you during this time of preparing for a different Christmas this year. 

Sung Eucharist even Sunday at 10 am on Zoom - this is a live event streamed every week. 

Daily emails every Monday to Friday - a mixture of news, information and some inspiration sent to you each day. 

St Michael's School Light Trail - we are supporting our Church School fundraiser - see the lights, collect the letters and discover a message

 

CHRISTMAS 2020

Christmas Eve 

Thursday 24th December 5 pm Outdoor Lantern Procession (we can sing carols!)

Midnight Meditation on Face Book

Christmas Day

Friday 25th December 10 am Live Zoom Eucharist for Christmas Morning

12 noon to 1 pm "Fizz Fest" on Zoom 

St Stephen's Day

Saturday 26th  4 pm Boxing Day Tea at the Vicarage - a Zoom meet up

Christmas Sunday  

10 am Live Zoom Eucharist for the Christmas Season

 

Sunday 29th November Advent Sunday Year B of St Mark begins

  • 10 am Zoom Live Advent Season Eucharist a new Christian Year begins

 

Prayer for this week:

COLLECT A special prayer for today is said after a short silence:

Almighty God, as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

 Wednesday this week. 
  • 11 am : No gathering this week - we are in lockdown.

 

Saints and Festivals for this Week:
  • <;ST ANDREW, Apostle Monday 30th - the brother of Simon Peter and one of the leading disciples of Jesus. Patron of Scotland
  • Charles de Foucauld, Hermit in the Sahara, 1916 Tuesday 1st December pray today for all who seek a life centred on prayer
  • Francis Xavier, Missionary, Apostle to the Indies, 1552 an early member of the Society of Jesus pray today for all indigenous peoples
  • John of Damascus, monk, Teacher, c.749 writer of theology and some beautiful hymns and Nicholas Ferrar, Founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637 pray today for those who build Christian community life together

 

Next Week 6th December Advent 2
  • Zoom live at 10 am Advent Season Eucharist 
  • The order of service and link to the service will be sent out to those on our pastoral email network. If you would like to be included please use the Contact tab above to be included in the event. NB we blind copy recipients in our messages so we protect your privacy.