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St. Michael and All Angels

17th December 2017

3rd Sunday of Advent


 Welcome to St. Michael’s.

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10am Parish Eucharist:

President: Revd. Dr. Kevin Ward

Preacher: Rory Sellgren.

Advent Prose Drop down ye heavens from above

Introit Hymn: 41 A great and mighty wonder

Collect: God for whom we watch and wait, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son: give us courage to speak the truth, to hunger for justice, and so suffer for the cause of right, with Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

First Reading: Isaiah61:1-4, 8-11

Gradual Psalm: 25 To you O Lord, I lift up my soul.

Second Reading: 1Thessalonians 5:16-24

Gradual Hymn: 362 Tell out my soul

Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28

Offertory Hymn: 457 Hark my soul, it is the Lord.

Communion Hymn: 313 My God and is thy table spread

Anthem: There is no rose : Medieval Carol

Recessional Hymn: 609 To God be the glory



Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Please use the service booklet.


For our prayers

The Anglican Communion:

Wyoming (VI, The Episcopal Church) John Smylie

The Diocese:

Please pray for the city and towns of the Episcopal Area of Ripon/Archdeaconry of Richmond & Craven and the surrounding Yorkshire Dales, for those who live and work there, for its beauty but also the hidden pockets of rural need, for new Bishop Helen-Ann and Archdeacon Beverley, and for us to join in with God’s mission there.

Our Parish: Those who will be working over the Christmas period, especially in our hospitals and care homes, and those in the emergency services.

At the Parish Eucharist:

Those who receive their communion at home: Phyllis Dickinson, Edna Bloor, Jenny Horam. Edna Lewis, Val Corrick, Residents of Headingley Hall, Grove Court, Grove Park, Victoria Court and Mount St. Joseph.

The Departed: Gian Tellini. Roisin McCarthy. Joan Kingham

If you would like someone to be prayed for at our services, please let the Vicar know. Could you also keep him up to date about people on the list.

All Hallows Christmas Day Lunch 2017

Tickets for our Christmas Day lunch are now available, further details are on the Rainbow Junktion Facebook page and tickets are available from the EventBrite page.

Please note that this event is a ticket only event. As always we will be using food saved from landfill and be serving on a Pay-As-You-Feel basis.

On Saturday 20th January, we are holding a

Burns’ Supper.

If anyone would like to help with this, please contact Rebecca or Tony. Many hands…...

If you would like to make a donation for Christmas flowers, perhaps in memory of someone, please see Glynis, or put a donation in the box by the door.


Eco-Tip: Stop using aluminium foil for cooking wherever possible; use a container with a lid that can be reused. Aluminium is a rare metal and its extraction and purification uses a lot of energy.


Stamps for Africa: Mary Dufty is collecting used stamps. Please put them in the drawer in church, or see Mary for more details.

Some up and coming Events at St. Michael’s

17th December: Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. 6.30pm

20th December: Carol singing, St. James Hospital

21st December: Carol Singing. Victoria Court, 7.30.

22nd December: Carol Singing in aid of Wheatfields, Sainsbury’s 6pm

24th December: Parish Eucharist 10.am, Holy Communion 12, Christingle, 4pm

Midnight Eucharist 11.30pm

25th December: Parish Eucharist 10am

NB there is no 12 noon Holy

Communion or Wednesday Service.


Leeds North and West Foodbank is

urgently in need of donations. Emergency food parcels for three days are issued to people found to be in food crisis by organisations within the community. Ninety percent of the food distributed is given by the general public.

Please put donations for the Foodbank and Pafras in the boxes at the back of church.

No perishable items please.


Copies of our Choir CD are still available. Would make an ideal last minute Christmas Present!


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?

Christian Aid: someone to co-ordinate our annual collections.

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.


During the Week at St. Michael’s



 Morning Prayer All Hallows

Headingley Hall Communion

Mount St. Joseph Communion






 Morning Prayer, St. Chad





Morning Prayer

Holy Communion

Carols at St. James’ Hospital






Morning Prayer & Holy Communion,

St. Chad

Grove Court Communion

Victoria Court Carol Service







 Morning Prayer, All Hallows

Sainsbury’s Carol Singing.





Christmas Eve

Holy Communion, St. Chad

Parish Eucharist

Holy Communion

Christingle Service

Midnight Eucharist



12 .00



Christmas Day

Parish Eucharist



If you know anyone who is ill or would like a

visit, please let the Vicar know.


Team Rector: Revd. Tony Whatmough email Tony by clicking here

0113 274 3238/07711335050

(Tony takes Saturday as his day off.)

Parish Office: 275 4053

Curate: Revd. Dr. Angela Birkin

0750 605 6185

Parish Office: 275 4053

Parish Hall Bookings: 275 1939

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