Church of England Diocese of Liverpool Saint Michael, Aughton

This week's notices

28 Sep 2018, 7 p.m.
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Services this month

7 October - Trinity 19
8.15 am Holy Communion
10.30 am Harvest Celebration , with Skelmersdale Brass band
4.00 pm Holy Communion

14 October - Trinity 20
815 am Holy Communion
10.30 am Family Communion

21 October - Trinity 21
8.15 am Holy Communion
10.30 am Morning Prayer
4.00 pm Confirmation Service

28 October - Trinity 22
8.15 am Holy Communion
10.30 am Family Communion

This month's midweek Holy Communion services will be at 11.00 am on Wednesday 10th (with soup lunch), 24th  and 31st October in the Church Hall.

Download the October magazine using the link at the top right of this page. 
Items for the November church magazine should be sent, by 19th October, to [email protected]

Deanery Synod meets on Tuesday 16th October at 7.30pm at Halsall School. Members of the PCC and congregation are welcome to attend the first part of the meeting. The speaker will be Revd Simon Chesters, Director of Vocations. There will also be a presentation and discussion about ‘Option 2’ led by the Diocesan Secretary, Mike Eastwood. Option 2 is the new method of calculating the Parish Share.

Wednesday Fellowship - the next meeting will be on 17th October in the Church Hall when Matt and Yvonne will return with Part 2 of their ‘Adventure on Wheels’. The meeting will start with coffee at 10.30 am. Everyone welcome.

The deadline for items for the November magazine is Friday, 19th October. Please email [email protected] or give to Andrew.

The Confirmation service will be on Sunday 21st October at 4pm. Please remember the candidates in your prayers and come to the service to support them.

St Michael, Aughton: Andrea Baron; Ryan Baron; Caroline Dodheon; Gregory Housley; Lorna O'Brien; 

Christ Church, Aughton: Eileen Hughes; Madeleine Jutla; Aaron Jutla; Tilly Virgo

If anyone is available to volunteer to serve tea and coffee following the service, please speak to Andrew.

The Bible Study Group meets next on Thursday, 25th October at 1.30 pm in the Church Hall. All are welcome to join in.

Christmas Coach Trip to Llandudno Christmas Fayre - Friday. 16th November. £15 per seat. Full details are published in the Magazine. A £5 non-refundable deposit is required on booking to secure a seat on the coach. There are only 10 seats left! Everyone is very welcome. 

Social Committee Meeting on Tuesday 23rd October at 10.30am at 51, Delph Park Avenue.

Children’s Society Christmas Cards will be on view to order in the Church Hall after the 10.30 am services during October.

The Autumn/Winter/Christmas Traidcraft catalogue is now available. There are lots of craft goods and cards, as well as the usual food and drink items. Please ask us for one, or call 422809. Remember, if you buy through us you don;t pay postage! Jeff & Janet Smith.

Centenary of the ending of the First World WarTo mark the 100 years since the end of the First World War, there will be an exhibition and concert at Holy Trinity, Bickerstaffe on Friday 9th November (the latter at 7.30 pm). More information in the November magazine

Book Club - the next book is Born Survivors by Wendy Holden - it will be a harrowing read as it is about 3 newly married and pregnant women thrown into Nazi concentration camps who miraculously survive. The meeting is 21st November 8pm at the Derby Arms.

Skelmersdale Prize Band will be in concert on Friday, 16th November at 7.30 pm at Holy Trinity Church Bickerstaffe. Tickets are £10 (including light refreshments) Proceeds for Church funds. No tickets needed but there is a sign-up sheet is at the back of church if you wish to go.

Get Creative for Christmas. There are details in the magazine of how you can get creative and make/design/construct and decorate a Christmas tree , using whatever medium you choose, or just decorate a traditional tree. The idea is that these 'creations' are brought to church on Friday, 7th December and then you stay on to enjoy some Christmas festivities in the Hall between 6.00 and 9.00 pm. There will be Christmas crafts, mulled wine, cakes, local produce, hot food, mince pies, and more on sale. And we are hoping that Father Christmas will join us too! Help is needed on the night, and we have a short meeting planned for all who would like to help on Wednesday 17th October at 7.00 pm in the Hall. If you cannot come to the meeting but would like to help, please let us now - many thanks, Christ Thomson and Pam O'Brien.