Services in October

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.

If anyone can help at Coffee and Tots tomorrow from 10.00 - 11.45 am please speak to Chris Thomson.

Visit to Al-Rahma Mosque, Liverpool - Tuesday,17th October at 1.30 pm, leaving St Michael's about 12.30pm.

Wednesday Fellowship will meet again on 18th October starting with coffee at 10.30 am.  Joan Halliwell who last year talked about tales of a scullery maid will make a welcome return with tales of Housekeeper Betsy.  All Welcome.

The Friends of St Michael's are holding a Bridge afternoon on Wednesday, 18th October at 2.00 the Church Hall. Tickets cost £36.00 for a table for four, and are available from Pam Pilkington 4222203 or Brenda Moss 421035

PCC change of date

Please note that the date of the PCC meeting has been changed to Thursday 9th November. The Standing Committee meeting will follow the 10.30am service on 29th October.

Commemoration of the Departed

On Sunday 12th November at 4pm, the annual Commemoration of the departed will be held at St Michael's Church. The names of those who have had a funeral at St Michael's and Holy Trinity will be read out during the service. If you would like a loved one's name to be remembered then please add their name to a list at the back of both churches.

If anyone is free 6-7.30 pm on Monday 23rd October, Brownies needs some help for one night as they will be a leader down that night. Please contact Louisa Roberts on 07894908520 or 01695 420666.

TRAIDCRAFT - New catalogues for Autumn/Christmas now available. Please ask for one or pick one up from the church or hall.  We can usually get your goods within 2 weeks and you pay no postage. Contact us on 422809 or or see us at Church.

Jeff and Janet Smith

Advent Groups

If you would like to join an Advent Group this year then please sign up at the back of church. This year's course is called, 'So what are you waiting for?'  Information about the course is in the church magazine. Course booklets are £3.59. The deadline for signing up is Sunday 12th November.

Christmas coach trip to Tatton Hall on Sat 25th November

Adults £23 (coach travel and all gratuities). Several of the rooms will be decorated using the theme "Twelve Days of Christmas" There will also be a craft / gift fair. A £5 non-refundable deposit secures your seat on the coach. Tickets on sale now.

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 as Betty will be unable to cover any gaps in the rota herself. Thank you

The Friends of St Michael's invite you to an evening of lively foot tapping music by the Wigan Ukulele Band on Friday, 10th November at 7.30pm in Church. Tickets cost £11.50 for adults and £5.00 for children and includes hot pot supper and a glass of wine. Tickets available from Jean Parker, 422269 and Ann Barnes 421387.

The Book Club will review "Small Great Things" by Judy Picoult at its next meeting in the Derby Arms on 15th November.

Churches Together in Ormskirk - "KNIT AND NATTER" will  meet again on Thursday 19 October from 2.30pm to knit Christmas Angels. Non- knitters welcome! Do come! Emmanuel Methodist Church. For any queries please contact or Jean Whalley 01695 576284"

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