Services in January

7 January - Baptism of Christ
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am   Matins

10.30 am Family Service in Church Hall

 4.00 pm Holy Communion

14 January - Epiphany 2

 8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Holy Communion

21 January - Epiphany 3
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Parade Service

 4.00 pm Holy Communion

28 January - Epiphany 4
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Baptism Service

The next midweek Holy Communion services will be on Wednesday 24th January at 11.00 in the Church Hall.

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

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

Live your faith -  bible notes on this week’s readings, a picture with questions for reflection, a selection of prayers and a suggestion for living out your faith  - all related to this week’s themes.  

Choir Practice - on Monday, 22nd at 6.30 pm

The Bible Study Group will meet again on Thursday, 25th January at 1.30 am in the Church Hall. Everyone welcome.

The next Men's Breakfast will be at St. Michael's Church Hall on Saturday, 27th January at 9.00 am. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of church. New members always welcome.

Wednesday, 31st January, 11.00 am, Bill Glennon will lead a Candlemas Service in St. Michael's Church Hall. Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary, forty days after the birth of her son, Jesus.  This day also marks the ritual presentation of the baby Jesus to God in the Temple at Jerusalem. All welcome.

Friends of St Michael's - are holding a Bridge Afternoon on Wednesday, 7th February starting at 2.00 pm in the Church Hall. The cost is £10 per head and includes afternoon tea. For further information and tickets please ring Pam Pilkington on 422203 or

Brenda Moss on 421035.

Are you able to help the Friends?  We would like to have our own supply of bridge tables which could be kept in the Church Hall. At present we have to borrow tables from either the Village Hall or bridge players in the area. If you have a table which you don't use we would be delighted if you felt able to donate it to the Friends. Please ring Ann Barnes on 421387

Wednesday Fellowship - will meet again on 7th. February, when Stephanie Guy will talk about 'Training Puppies as Guide Dogs for the Blind'. Meetings are held in the Church Hall and begin with coffee at 10.30 am. All welcome.

Hot Pot Supper and Quiz on Saturday, 17th February at 6.30pm (doors open 6.00pm).  Adults:- £8  /  16yrs+under £4. Includes a delicious Hot-Pot Supper & Desserts provided by Yummy Catering, followed by a fun-filled Quiz to suit all age groups. Everyone is very welcome. Please bring your own drinks & glasses Tickets on sale now.

Social Committee Meeting - Tuesday 30th January, 24 Cole Crescent at 10.30am

Connie Roberts has been offered an amazing opportunity to go to a dedicated swimming training centre in Mallorca for an intensive 8-day swimming camp in October. There she will be trained by top class trainers (with the possibility of bumping into an Olympian!). Connie is very excited about this opportunity; however, with it comes a cost which is quite a lot of money. Connie lives and breathes swimming, currently training before and after school most days.  She would like to do some fund raising to assist with the costs so Connie will hold a cake sale in the Church Hall after the parade service TODAY and 15th April. If you can support her in any way then it would be really appreciated and will help her to get to Mallorca.

Lent Groups - this year's Lent Groups will start the week beginning 19th February. Course booklets are £3.59. Please sign up at the back of church. Details of the course below.

On the Third Day Rationale: The resurrection is the Big Story that turned a little Jewish protest movement into a world-transforming religion. And yet by Easter Monday we've almost forgotten about it and are planning our summer holidays. How can we re-capture the explosive power of the resurrection that ricocheted around the world? How can we live in the glow of resurrection and be an Easter people? How can 'there and then' become 'here and now'?

5 Sessions:

1. Have I got news for you!

2. So what? The implications of the Resurrection

3. 'Let him Easter in us'

4. Celebrating and praying Easter

5. A risen Church

Churches Together in Ormskirk

Christmas Angels - altogether, 2000 angels were knitted! They were distributed at the 'live stable' event and around Ormskirk on 17th December. Some were taken into the Baby Unit at Ormskirk Hospital and the rest into five care homes in Ormskirk.  They were all greatly received.  Thank you.

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