Services in September/October

24 September - Trinity 15

  8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Baptism service

  4.00 pm   Choral Evensong  

1 October - Trinity 16
 8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Harvest Festival

  4.00 pm   Holy Communion

8 October - Trinity 17

  8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Holy Communion

15 October - Trinity 18
 8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Paris Praise

  4.00 pm   Confirmation at Christ Church

22 October - Trinity 19

  8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Holy Communion

29 October - Last after Trinity

  8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Holy Communion

Midweek Communion services will take place at 11.00 am on 27th September, 11th and 25th October, in St. Michael's Church Hall.

St Michael’s Church is open for prayer every Wednesday 3.30-4.30 pm.

The October church magazine is available here - click to open in a new window, or right-click and ‘save as’ to download to your computer, phone or tablet.

The Bible This Week - for bible notes on this week’s Gospel reading, a reflection on this week’s news, picture pointers and a selection of related prayers.

Choral Evensong

The combined choirs of St Michael's and Bickerstaffe will lead our Patronal Festival Evensong here on Sunday 24th September at 4pm.

Harvest Thanksgiving

This year’s Harvest Festival Service will be on Sunday 1st October at 10.30 am. As in previous years, all produce will be donated to St Joseph’s Hospice in Thornton.

Parish Praise in October

Next month's Parish Praise will be led by the Sunday School on Sunday 15th October at 10.30am.

Harvest and Harvest Flowers

If anyone would like to make a donation towards the Harvest Flowers, please put a donation in an envelope marked ‘harvest flowers’ and give it to Chris or the wardens.  Thank you.

Decorating the church

Please note that we can only decorate church after 11am on Friday 29th September as St Michael’s School are holding their Harvest Service at 9am.

Visit to Al-Rahma Mosque, Liverpool

The visit to the mosque will be on Tuesday, 17th October at 1.30 pm, leaving St Michael's about 12.30pm. If you would like to come please either add your name or put a tick next to your name on the list at the back of church

Sunday Tea/Coffee Rota

If you are on the tea/coffee rota and are ever unable to do your slot, will you please get someone else to fill it. Betty will be unable to cover any gaps in the rota herself as she is due to have a knee operation very soon.  Thank you.

Harvest Fair, Saturday 30th September, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

You, your family, friends and neighbours are warmly invited to visit the Harvest Fair.

STALLS INCLUDE: Cakes, Jams, Chutneys, Craft, Nearly New, Plants, Harvest Produce, Books, Bottle Tombola, Mixed Prizes Tombola etc Donations would be very much appreciated and can be brought to church from now on.

RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE: Vouchers from The Stanley Arms, The Peacock Restaurant, The Cricketers, Bramleys Coffee House, Huyton’s Butchers, Hartleys; PLUS 1ltr of Whiskey, Box of Harvest Produce, Basket of Fruit, etc. There will also be an Art Exhibition & Sale.   Light refreshments will be on sale throughout the afternoon. At the same time, CHURCH, beautifully decorated for harvest, will be open to view. (Proceeds will be donated to Church Funds). Everyone is welcome.

Harvest Supper & Quiz, Saturday 7th October at 6.30pm

(doors open 6.00pm).  Adults - £8 16yrs + under - £4.  Tickets now on sale. Included is a delicious Hot-Pot Supper plus Apple Pie + Cream followed by a quiz. Everyone is very welcome. Please bring your own drinks + glasses.

Other dates for your diary

15th October        Confirmation at Christ Church

18th October        Friends of St. Michael's Bridge afternoon

Contributions for these weekly notices should be given/sent to Pam O'Brien.