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  St. Michael and All Angels

8th December 2019

Advent  2

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, Cloth for the Cradle

     President: Revd. Dr. Angela Birkin

     Preacher:  Jan Kramer

Antiphon – Pour down, O heavens, from above

Introit Hymn: 34 On Jordan’s Bank  he Baptist’s cry

Gospel Reading: Luke 3: 2-6

Offertory Hymn: 590 – The Kingdom is upon you.

Communion Hymn:  Hark a thrilling voice is calling

Anthem: O My Dear Heart – Aston

Recessional: 58  Long ago, prophets knew.

The Posada, the Travelling Crib

In St. Michael’s we use the tradition of the Posada. This originated in Hispanic countries to celebrate the nativity story, where Mary and Joseph travelled to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Posada is a period of time during Advent when figures from the nativity story travel around different households giving hospitality to Mary and Joseph. If you would like to take part in this, please come forward during the service. This year we have two, so more people can join in.


12 - Holy Communion


6.30 Evensong: Revd. Phil Chilvers

Introit Hymn: 37 –  The Lord will come and not be slow

Psalm: 11 page 152

Old Testament:  1Kings 18:17-39

New Testament: John 1:19-28


O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever.  Amen

Anthem: O Little Town – Walford D

Hymn: 101 – All ye who seek for sure relief

Offertory Hymn: 23 – The duteous day now closeth


For Our Prayers:

Anglican Communion: Pray for the work of the Mothers’ Union around the world Sheran Harper – Worldwide President Bev Jullien – Chief Executive

The Diocese: Please pray for the Deaneries of the Leeds Episcopal Area/Archdeaconry and those who serve them.

Our Parish: Pray for our choir, and their busy schedule as they sing carols at our community events.



Eco-tips Electric tumble dryers use a huge amount of energy. If it’s a nice day dry your clothes outside or even inside if it’s not so nice.


Some Future Events at St. Michael’s


Saturday 14th December:

        10.45   Carol Singing, Farmers’ Market

         11.30  Churches Together Carols,  Arndale


Tuesday 17th December:

             7pm Carol Singing, St. James  Hospital


Wednesday  18th December:

              7pm   Carols at Victoria  Court         


Saturday  21st December:

                11am: Light in Darkness Reflections in Church 


Sunday 22nd December:

             6.30pm  Service of Nine Lessons and Carols


Tuesday 24th December:

               4pm Christingle Service

               7.30pm Carol Singing Headingley Hall  &  Shire Oak Road

             11.30pm Midnight Mass


Wednesday 25th December: 

                         Christmas Day 10am Parish Eucharist 


St. Michael’s Brownies are collecting stamps  for the RNIB  Christmas Appeal. Please put stamps in the box


Charity of the Season - British Sign Language.

People have always wanted to read the Bible in their own language. British Sign Language translation is for those who long for a Bible that is theirs, in their ‘heart’ language.  The BSLBible project is working to do that. Currently, St. Mark’s Gospel is in translation


“Into this world, this demented inn in which there is absolutely no room for him at all,
Christ comes uninvited.” ― Thomas Merton


There will be a Confirmation Service  at St. Michael’s on 1st March 2020. If anyone wants to know more, please see Tony or Angela.


During the Week at St. Michael’s




Morning Prayer

St. Michael’s Lunch  Club






Morning Prayer St. Chad

Grove Park Holy Communion

Parish Hall Committeeari






Morning Prayer

Holy Communion

Carols at Sainsbury’s & Skyrack










Morning Prayer & Holy Communion,  St. Chad

Headingley Hall  Holy Communion

Choir Practice






Morning Prayer





Farmers’ Market Carols

CTH Carol singing.



Sunday 15th December,

3rd Sunday of Advent

Holy Communion, St. Chad

Parish Eucharist.

Holy Communion






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

Team Rector: Revd. Tony Whatmough

                     0113 2743238 / 07711335050

(Tony takes Saturday as his day off.)

Parish Office: 275 4053

Curate: Revd. Dr. Angela Birkin   0750 605 6185

Parish Hall Bookings: 275 1939

(Tony takes Saturday as his day off.)

Parish Office: 275 4053

Curate: Revd. Dr. Angela Birkin 0750 605 6185

Parish Hall Bookings: 275 1939

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