Welcome…

St. Michael and All Angels has been a centre of Christian worship in the Birchwood area for over 60 years.
Our principal service is Holy Communion on Sunday morning, with a Sunday Club for children.
We also have a thriving Messy Church that meets once a month where youngsters (of all ages!) are getting to know God through art and craft!


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This Week

Sunday 24 June 2018:

The Birth of John the Baptist

09:30 – Eucharist
Celebrant & Preacher: Rev’d Iain Lane

Readings:
from the Old TestamentIsaiah 40.1-11
the Gospel readingLuke 1.57-66,80
other readings for the day • Psalm 85.7-13 • Acts 13.14b-26 • Galatians 3.23-29

Almighty God,
by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born,
and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour
by the preaching of repentance:
lead us to repent according to his preaching
and, after his example,
constantly to speak the truth, boldly to rebuke vice,
and patiently to suffer for the truth’s sake;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Ordinary Time is the period after the Feast of the Presentation of Christ until Shrove Tuesday, and from the day after the Feast of Pentecost until the day before the First Sunday of Advent. During Ordinary Time there is no seasonal emphasis, except that the period between All Saints’ Day and the First Sunday of Advent is observed as a time to celebrate and reflect upon the reign of Christ in earth and heaven.


NEWS!

Church Office; the chance to talk to the Vicar, arrange baptisms, marriages and funerals. The office will be open in the Church, twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6pm till 7pm.

All the Fun of The Quiz – ” A great time was had by the 77 people who attended. Thanks once again to Roger and Lynne for a splendid evening, in which £460 was raised for Church funds. Thanks also to Frances and Charlotte who made cakes to sell including elderflower and lemon cake, as per the Royal Wedding, St. Michael’s got there first!”

Messy Church – “Thanks to all those who helped at Messy Church on Thursday (24th). The next Messy Church will be on Thursday 28th June 3.30-5.00pm”

The Annual Strawberry Event is on Saturday 16th June, hopefully in the Church grounds (weather permitting)…watch out for more details next week.

There is a Lunchtime BBQ proposed on Sunday 24th June – Adults: £8 , Children: £4 – BYOB.
If you are interested please have a word with Lynne.


Rambles
INFO! Saturday 30 June 2018 – Ramble 173
“The July Ramble that is in June (!) will be from the Robin Hood and Little John pub Tonwell SG12 0HN, approx. 5 miles circular route, mixed terrain – farm tracks and fields, forest, along the river Beane one slight incline and two small sections on quiet road. meet 9.45am at church leave 10am – aim to leave pub by 10.45 walk should take 2 to 2.5 hours – be back at pub by 1.15pm lunch 1.30pm.
St Mary the Virgin church at Stapleford, half way round, would open up and give us a very short talk but that will add another 10 -15 minutes.”


Messy Church
Thursday 28 June – 15:30 to 17:30
Something Messy this way comes!


Looking ahead…
Saturday 16 June – 10:00 to 12:00 – Strawberry Event – St. Michael’s
Sunday 24 June – 12:00 – BBQ – St. Michael’s
Thursday 28 June – 15:30 to 17:30 – Messy Church – St. Michael’s
Saturday 30 June – 10:00 – Ramble 173
Saturday 07 July – 08:00 – Men’s Breakfast – St. Michael’s Church Hall
Thursday 12 July – 20:00 – PCC Meeting – St. Michael’s Committee Room
Saturday 14 July – SUMMER FETE – St. Michael’s