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 15 October 2017:

The Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

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

Readings:
from the New TestamentPhilippians 4.1-9
the Gospel readingMatthew 22.1-14 
other readings for the day • Exodus 32.1-14  • Psalm 106.1-6,19-23*

Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to that which is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
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.


Recent Events
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Picnic in the ParkMichaelmas & HarvestQuiz Nite
PancakesMessy Church:Easter GardenStrawberries!


Ladies’ Pot Luck Lunch
Saturday 14 October – 12:30 to 14:00
Ladies! Please bring a small plate of food and come along and enjoy a lunch and a good chat!
Meeting in the Church Hall at 12:30.


Rambles
Saturday 04 November – Ramble 165
After several far distant starting points, Ramble 165 will start and end in Welwyn Garden City and will be almost exactly 4 miles. Please meet at St. Michaels for a 10.15 departure to The Stanborough on Stanborough Road W.G.C to order our lunch. We then have a 5 – 10 minutes drive to our start point. The route is mostly on woodland paths (possibly muddy) and field pathways (rather firmer) plus three quarters of a mile of lane walking. There are long but gentle climbs.

REPORT!
“Ramble 164 – despite the iffy weather and the M25, nine walkers and two roadies had a good day; a nice walk along the canal and around the lakes. The pub The Coy Carp was very welcoming and the food was good – the walk and the pub are well worth a revisit.”

NOTE! Look out for details regarding the Christmas Dinner ramble in December.

INFO! Click here for details of forthcoming Rambles in 2017


Messy Church
Thursday 26th October – 15:30 to 17:30
Great fun for both children and adults involving arts, crafts and games plus a time to talk and a cooked tea.


Looking ahead…

Sunday 24 September – 09:30 – Festival Eucharist – St. Michael’s Church
Sunday 24 September – 15:30 – Michaelmas Tea – St. Michael’s Church Hall

Thursday 28 September – 15:30 to 17:00 – Messy Church – St. Michael’s
Sunday 01 October – 09:30 – Harvest Celebrations – St. Michael’s Church
Saturday 08 October – 08:00 – Men’s Breakfast – St. Michael’s Church Hall
Saturday 08 October – 10:00 – RAMBLE 164

Friday 13 October – 19:00 – QUIZ! – St. Michael’s Church Hall
Saturday 14 October – 12:30 to 14:00 – Ladies’ Pot Luck Lunch – St. Michael’s Church Hall
Saturday 04 November – 08:00 – Men’s Breakfast – St. Michael’s Church Hall
Saturday 04 November – 10:00 – RAMBLE 165
Sunday 05 November – 16:00 – All Souls Commemoration – St. Michael’s
Saturday 11 November – St. Michael & All Angels’ Christmas Fayre
Monday 13th November – 20:00 – PCC Meeting – St. Michael’s Committee Room