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St. Michael and All Angels

19th May 2019

                                        Easter 5 Christian Aid


Welcome to St. Michael’s. If you are new, please fill in a Welcome Slip so that we can keep in touch.


10am All Age Eucharist

         President& Preacher

                    Revd. Heston Groenewald

   Introit  Hymn: When I needed a neighbour, were you there.

Collect: God of truth,

      Help us to keep your law of love

      And to walk in ways of wisdom,

      That we may find true life

      In Jesus Christ your Son.  Amen

First Reading: Revelation 21:1-6

Gradual Hymn: There are hundreds and thousands of sparrows

Gospel: Matthew 25:32-41

Offertory Hymn: O for a heart to praise my God.

Communion Hymn: Will you come and follow me if I but call your name.

Anthem: : God so loved the World - Chilcott

Recessional: The King of Love my Shepherd is.


12 - Holy Communion


6.30 Christian Aid Service: Jan Kramer

Introit Hymn: Lord God, Your love has called us here,

Old Testament: Daniel 6:6-23

Responsorial Psalm:

           To you O Lord, I lift up my soul.

New Testament: Mark 15:46– 16:8

Anthem: : Salve Regina - Poulenc

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, To thee do we cry.

Hymn:  Jesus Christ is waiting,

Offertory Hymn: - Will you  come and follow me.


For Our Prayers:

Anglican Communion: Anglican Church of Melanesia – George Takeli, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Bishop of Central Melanesia

The Diocese: Please pray for the clergy and staff working in the Area Offices – the Area Bishops Toby, Jonathan, Paul, Helen-Ann and Tony, the Archdeacons Andy, Anne, Paul, Peter and Jonathan, and their PAs Carmel, Brenda, Natalya, Judith, Caroline, Christine, Helen, Rita and Chloe.

Our Parish: The Sunday Club


Charity of the Season - Christian Aid.

Christian Aid Week this year is from 12th to 18th May, and there will be a special service at St. Michael’s at Evensong on 19th May.

The emphasis this year is on supporting the work of Christian Aid in  Sierra Leone, suffering after the effects of hurricane Ebola, leaving the country with huge debts to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help it cope with the crisis.


Gentleman Jack is a new TV series staring on BBC, featuring amongst the stars is one Tom Lewis, grandson of Edna Lewis. Not to be missed!

Sunday 19th May at 9pm on BBC1.


Some Future events at St. Michael’s

Skyrack Pub: on 22nd May, the Skyrack are holding a MacMillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning. We shall join them after the 10.30 Service.

Ascension Day is on 30th May, and there will be a Sung Eucharist at 7.30pm.


RECYCLING STAMPS: Please bring your used stamps along to church and deposit in the box under the Green Group notice board. The stamps go to Christian Aid to plant trees in Africa and the RSPB Albatross Appeal.  Could you trim the stamps so as to leave a narrow margin.


The Leeds North & West Foodbank thanks St. Michael’s for their contributions to its work. Last year, St. Michael’s donated 240.39kg

Please put donations for the Foodbank and Pafras in the boxes at the back of church. No perishable items please.


Eco-tips:  About to go out? Switch off your heating 10 minutes before you’re due to leave the house. You won’t notice the difference.

Every now and again, people ask for a lift to church. If you are able to help, please let the vicar know.


Situations Vacant.

Our church relies on Volunteers and from time to time there are jobs that need to be done. Could you consider some of these?

Servers and acolytes:  to carry the Cross and Candles at our services.

St. Michael’s Lunch Club, which meets at Muir Court,  are looking for drivers. If anyone can help, please contact the Vicar.

Volunteers to be part of our Holy Dusters team.


Congratulations of Rory Sellgren, who has been awarded his PhD.! We look forward to welcoming him back to St. Michael’s for his graduation, when we can congratulate him in person!


During the Week at St. Michael’s



Morning Prayer

St. Michael’s Lunch Club

Shire Oak School Governors'’ Meeting






Morning Prayer St. Chad’

Victoria Court Communion






Morning Prayer

Holy Communion

MacMillan Cancer Coffee Morning,  Skyrack 








Morning Prayer & Holy Communion,  St. Chad







Morning Prayer


Sunday  19th May

Easter 5


Holy Communion, St. Chad

Parish Eucharist

Holy Communion






"The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances."

Robert Flatt Photographer 


If you know anyone who is ill or would like a visit, please let the Vicar know.

Team Rector: Revd. Tony Whatmough

                     0113 274 3238/07711335050

(Tony takes Saturday as his day off.)

Parish Office: 0113 275 4053

Curate: Revd. Dr. Angela Birkin  0750 605 6185

Parish Hall Bookings: 275 1939

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