2 September - Trinity 14
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Matins
10.30 am Informal Service in Church Hall

 4.00 pm Holy Communion

9 September - Trinity 15
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Family Communion

16 September - Trinity 16
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Parish Praise - for Education Sunday

 4.00 pm Holy Communion

23 September - Trinity 17
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Baptism Service

30 September - Trinity 18
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Family Communion

 4.00 pm Choral Evensong - St Michael & All Angels

This month’s midweek Holy Communion services will be at 11.00 am on Wednesday, 12th and 26th September in the Church Hall.

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

The September magazine is available here - right-click and ‘save as’ to download to your computer, phone or tablet.

Confirmation - starting in September, there will be two confirmation classes - one for adults and the other for young people in school year 9. If you would like to be Confirmed this year, please speak to Andrew.

Harvest Supper and Quiz – Saturday, 6th October at 6.30 pm. Adults - £9 Children 16yrs & under - £5. Tickets on sale today - to include a delicious Hot-Pot Supper & dessert followed by quizzes to suit all age groups. Everyone is very welcome.

Coach Trip to Llandudno Christmas Fayre - Friday. 16th November. £15 per seat. Book your seat for our visit to this annual Christmas Fayre. Full details are published in September's Magazine. A £5 non-refundable deposit is required on booking to secure a seat on the coach. Everyone is very welcome.

Wednesday Fellowship will host a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 19th September. A donation of £2.00 will include tea / coffee and a cake. There will also be cakes on sale, a’ Bring and Buy’ stall and guess the weight of a cake. Donations of cakes and new or nearly new items for sale will be gratefully received. Please join us in support of Macmillan Nurses.

Book Club - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman will be discussed at the Derby Arms Pub at 8.00 pm on Wednesday, 19th September. All welcome.

Food Bank - we have been asked by Skelmersdale Food Bank for the following items which they are really short of: instant mash potato, tinned mixed veg, tinned sweetcorn, tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, sponge puddings, evaporated milk, custard (packet and carton), tinned rice pudding, sugar, jam, biscuits, coffee (large and small jars),  cereals, rice, egg noodles (dried), chocolate snacks, washing up liquid, hair shampoo (women's and men's), deodorants (women's and men's), shaving foam and razors, toilet rolls. The October half term and then the Christmas school holidays will cause people to have to use the facility much more. Please if you can bring any of the above items to church it would be most appreciated by the Food Bank. If anyone wishes to bring donations to church during the week, rather than on a Sunday, the church is open from 9-12 Monday – Friday. Thank you.

Harvest - church will be decorated for Harvest on Thursday, 4th October from 9.30 am. If this will be a problem for anyone please speak to Chris Thomson. Please come and help if you can. If anyone would like to make a donation to the flower fund to help pay for the flowers, please put it in an envelope and give to Chris Thomson. All donations gratefully received. Thank you.

Harvest Celebration Service - Sunday, 7th October at 10.30 am. As in previous years, we invite members of the church and community to donate food, which will be given to St. Joseph’s Hospice in Thornton. The Skelmersdale Prize (Brass) Band will lead our singing of traditional harvest hymns. It will be a wonderful service – please invite your family, friends and neighbours.

It has been announced that Martin & Stef Adams will be moving on. After 15 years of association with St Michael’s and 10 with Bickerstaffe, Martin’s license as House-for-Duty Associate Minister has been extended to the end of the year, but will not be renewed beyond that. Their plan - God willing - is to move back to their roots in Norfolk. More details in the September magazine.

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