St Michael Weekly Notices – 15 May 2022


Sunday, 15 May 2022 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

At the 10:30am service the Baptism of Oscar Reeve will take place.

The 4:30pm Evening Prayer will be held at Townhill Farm and the service will be followed by refreshments. Please bring your own chairs!

Early morning Eucharist at 08:30 am

Sung Eucharist at 10:30 am

NB There will be NO Compline that evening.


Sunday, 15 May 2022 – Start of Christian Aid Week

Start of Christian Aid Week 2022

Please see sign­up sheet in the hall for help with distributing envelopes.

7:00 pm Christian Aid Service at URC.


Sunday, 15 May 2022 – 7 pm

Christian Aid Week Service @ HURC

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84072606493?pwd=djJZSjhoRy9YUk5MNzlVWVJJU1ZaZz09

Or for audio only on a regular phone dial 0131 460 1196 

And when prompted enter:
Meeting ID: 840 7260 6493
Passcode: 089861


Saturday, 21 May 2022 – Bethesda Centre Community

Bethesda Centre Community is holding an Open Day from 11:00am–3:00pm. There will be complimentary coffee & cake.


Sunday, 22 May 2022 – 7.00 pm

Christian Aid Concert t Helensburgh Parish Church

Entry £8 / £5


Sunday, 22 May – 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Sheila Baker will open her garden in aid of church funds (Westburn, 50, Campbell St, Helensburgh).


Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Among the DEC partners are Christian Aid, the British Red Cross, and Tearfund. The UK Government has pledged to match donations from the public to the DEC fund, pound ­for ­pound, up to £20 million.

https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal


Sunday, 4 June 2022

Jubilee Flower Festival and Evening Concert by City of Glasgow Chorus.

If you could help by selling tickets please contact Lindsey Lockhart by emailing your contact details to info@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk.


Sunday, 5 June 2022 – Afternoon Jubilee Garden Party

Afternoon Jubilee Garden Party in Rectory Garden;
6:30pm Jubilee Evensong


  • Dom and Anna will be away from 17-27 May. Kevin will cover for Dom.
  • If you are able to help as an assistant sacristan, please contact Carol Perry by emailing info@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk.
  • Thank you to everyone who brought plastic bottles for our garden. Thanks to your efforts we have plenty now and don’t need any more. Collecting that many ourselves would have taken forever so it’s much appreciated. Thanks again Andrea & Glenn
  • St Michael’s collected £70 for the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.

Upcoming Events


Sunday, 26 June 2002 – Hymnfest at Helensburgh Parish Church

St Michael Weekly Notices – 22 April 2022


Sunday, 24 April 2022 – Second Sunday of Easter (Low Sunday


Early morning Eucharist at 08:30 am

Sung Eucharist at 10:30 am

Prayer Book Choral Evensong at 6:30 pm.


The Messenger – May | June 2022

The May | June 2022 Edition is available at the back of the church.


Monday, 25 April 2022 – Feast day of St Mark

We celebrate the Feast day of St Mark, the Evangelist, on Tuesday, 26 April 2022 during the Tuesday Eucharist at 10:30 am.

All welcome to join the service and for coffee and tea in the lower hall after the service.


Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Among the DEC partners are Christian Aid, the British Red Cross, and Tearfund. The UK Government has pledged to match donations from the public to the DEC fund, pound ­for ­pound, up to £20 million.

https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal


Sponsored Slim’ Money

Please pass all Lent Fast Sponsorship money to Anna to be donated to Ukraine. Over £300 was raised for the Lent Fast – well done!


Stations of the Cross – High Auchensail, Cardross

The ‘Stations of the Cross’ at High Auchensail, Cardross is still open to everyone until further notice. As May approaches, the wood is especially beautiful.


Friday, 29 April 2022 – 7:30 pm – Christian Aid Quiz Night

Lighthearted and very social inter-church event, which will be hosted by St Michael’s at Helensburgh Parish Church. All very welcome. Tickets £2 per person.

For more information please email: cahelensburgh@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk


Sunday, 1 May 2022 – 10:30 am

Eucharist Service for the Third Sunday of Easter

For information please email: info@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk


Sunday, 1 May 2022 – Geilston Gardens

‘Sundays in the Garden’ at Geilston Gardens in Cardross from 11 am to 3 pm. Come and enjoy home bakes and refreshments, accompanied by some live music!


Thursday, 5 May 2022 – 10:30 am

This months St Michael’s Coffee Morning will be held at Brian and Maureen Kyle’s home. All welcome!

For information please email: info@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk


  • After tea / coffee in the hall today, we’ll be removing chairs & tables into the lower hall. Piano & filing cabinet will be moved into the choir vestry & the new boards will be covered. Thanks to Paddy & Jenny Trust for taking down the curtains – please help if you’re able to move these other items.
  • Volunteers are still needed for the Sunday Coffee Rota, please contact Margaret Horrell by emailing info@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk
  • Queen’s Jubilee Celebration – 5 June 2022 – for more information: https://www.stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk/information/our-flowers/
  • Andrea is looking for large empty plastic milk bottles for a garden project – if you have any, please email flowers@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk

St Michael Weekly Notices – 11 March 2022


Sunday, 13 March 2022 – Second Sunday of Lent

Early morning Eucharist at 08:30 am

Sung Eucharist at 10:30 am

Prayer Book Choral Evensong at 6:30 pm.


Sunday, 13 March 2022 – Ecumenical Evening Prayer – in honour of St John Ogilvie

An Ecumenical Evening Prayer Service will be held in honour of St John Ogilvie at St Aloysius Church, Rose Street, Glasgow.


Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Among the DEC partners are Christian Aid, the British Red Cross, and Tearfund. The UK Government has pledged to match donations from the public to the DEC fund, pound ­for ­pound, up to £20 million.

https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal


The Messenger – March | April 2022

The March | April 2022 The Messenger has been uploaded to the website and can be read online at this link.

https://www.stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2203-Messenger-2022-03-02.pdf


Stewardship 2022 – 27 February to 3 April 2020

Our Stewardship Campaign was launched on Sunday, 27 February and will last until Sunday, 3 April 2022.

When returning your stewardship envelope, please place it in the offertory plate; it will be blessed and taken to the sacristy and then passed on to Jane (Stewardship Convener).


Wednesday, 16 March 2022 – Chair Exercises at St Michael’s

Chair exercises are held every Wednesday morning at 11:00 am in the Upper Hall at St Michaels

For more information please email: info@stmichaelhelensburg.org.uk


‘Sponsored Slim’ – during Lent

An opportunity to lose those extra pounds gained during lockdown!

During Lent, Anna is organising a ’Sponsored Slim’! If you wish to take part, information is available in the hall or email

info@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk


Thursday, 17 March 2022 – 7:30 pmSecond Lent 2022 Course

Second Lent course in the Upper Hall.

We’ll look at the theme, Church and Kingdom, which is Book 8 from the Pilgrim Course. Please take a book from the back of the church and put £5 in the plate – thank you


Saturday, 19 March – Feast Day of St Joseph of Nazareth


Tuesday, 22 March 2022 – The Annunciation of Our Lord

The Annunciation of Our Lord will be kept today at 10:30 am


Tuesday, 22 March 2022 – 6:30 pmVestry Meeting

The postponed (from 1 March) Vestry Meeting will take place this evening.



Upcoming Events


Saturday, 9 April 2022 – St Michael’s Ramblers

The Ramblers plan to travel to Cardross from Craigendoran Station by train then walk back to Craigendoran via the Red Road/Stoneymollan Road junction and choosing from three grades of walk – easy, medium and tough.

For more information: Upcoming Rambling Events


Saturday, 16 April 2022 – between 9 am and 12 noonDecorating St Michael’s for Easter

If you would like to help with decorating St Michael’s with flowers for the Easter Service, please contact Andrea on flowers@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk


Friday, 29 April 2022 – 7:30 pm – Christian Aid Quiz Night

Lighthearted and very social inter-church event, which will be held in St Michael’s Upper Hall!

For more information please email: cahelensburgh@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk


Thursday, 5 May 2022 – Scottish Local Council Elections

Staff are currently being recruited to work at polling places in Helensburgh and Lomond. If you are interested, please contact: Shona Barton: Office (01436) 657605 and Mobile: 07468 702607


St Michael Weekly Notices – 4 March 2022


Sunday, 6 March 2022 – First Sunday of Lent

Early morning Eucharist resumes at 08:30 am

Sung Eucharist at 10:30 am

Prayer Book Choral Evensong at 6:30 pm


Bishop’s Lent Appeal for Children in Distress

This year’s Bishop’s Lent Appeal is for Children in Distress, a very special international children’s charity looking after children who, through no fault of their own, desperately need support, help and protection.

Please see their website at www.childrenindistress.org and contribute in any way you can. See notices at rear of church.


Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Among the DEC partners are Christian Aid, the British Red Cross, and Tearfund. The UK Government has pledged to match donations from the public to the DEC fund, pound ­for ­pound, up to £20 million.

https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal


The Messenger – March | April 2022

The March | April 2022 The Messenger has been uploaded to the website and can be read online at this link.

https://www.stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2203-Messenger-2022-03-02.pdf


Stewardship 2022 – 27 February to 3 April 2020

Our Stewardship Campaign was launched on Sunday, 27 February and will last until Sunday, 3 April 2022.

If you’ve not already done so, please collect your Stewardship Campaign letter from the back of church & also the March / April Messenger.


Saturday, 5 March 2022 Diocesan Synod

Diocesan Synod for Glasgow and Galloway will be held today.


Tuesday, 8 March 2022 – Feast of Edward King, Bishop 1910


Wednesday, 9 March 2022 – Chair Exercises at St Michael’s

Chair exercises are held every Wednesday morning at 11:00 am in the Upper Hall at St Michaels

For more information please email: info@stmichaelhelensburg.org.uk


‘Sponsored Slim’ – during Lent

An opportunity to lose those extra pounds gained during lockdown!

During Lent, Anna is organising a ’Sponsored Slim’! If you wish to take part, information is available in the hall or email

info@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk


Wednesday, 9 March 2022 – 7:00 pmAGM

The Annual General Meeting on at the Helensburgh Community Hub followed by a social time with tea/coffee and buffet.

For more information please click on the link below:

https://www.stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk/the-community/helensburgh-foodbank/


Event: Mothers Union

Thursday, 10 March 2022 – 10:30 am

Mothers Union meeting will be held in Upper Hall of St Michael’s at 10:30 am.


Thursday, 10 March 2022 – 7:30 pmLent 2022 Course

Start of the Lent course in the hall. It will last for 5 consecutive weeks, all on Thursday evenings.

We’ll look at the theme, Church and Kingdom, which is Book 8 from the Pilgrim Course. Please take a book from the back of the church and put £5 in the plate – thank you



Upcoming Events


Tuesday, 22 March 2022 – 6:30 pm

The 1 March 2022 postponed Vestry Meeting will now take place on Tuesday evening, 22 March 2022 in St Michael’s Upper Hall.


Saturday, 16 April 2022 – between 9 am and 12 noonDecorating St Michael’s for Easter

If you would like to help with decorating St Michael’s with flowers for the Easter Service, please contact Andrea on flowers@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk


Friday, 29 April 2022 – 7:30 pm – Christian Aid Quiz Night

Lighthearted and very social inter-chruch event, which will be held in St Michael’s Upper Hall!

For more information please email: cahelensburgh@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk


Service Sheet: Sunday 15th May 2022

ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS’ CHURCH, HELENSBURGH

Charity Registered in Scotland SC006468

Fifth Sunday of Easter

INTROIT HYMN 10 (Omit vv2,3) All creatures of our God and King

COLLECT

O God, who alone can bring harmony to the minds of your faithful people: give us grace to love the things you command, and to desire the things you promise; that, amid the uncertain changes of this world, our hearts may be firmly fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

Acts 11. 1-18

Peter’s Report to the Church at Jerusalem

The apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticised him, saying, ‘Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?’ Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, ‘I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me. As I looked at it closely I saw four- footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. I also heard a voice saying to me, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat.” But I replied, “By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.” But a second time the voice answered from heaven, “What God has made clean, you must not call profane.” This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were. The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, “Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.” And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?’ When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, ‘Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.’

PSALM – Psalm 148. 1-6
R. Praise the Lord from the heavens and praise him in the heights.

Alleluia. Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights. Praise him, all you his angels; praise him, all his host. R

Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you stars of light. Praise him, heaven of heavens, and you waters above the heavens. R

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created. He made them fast for ever and ever; he gave them a law which shall not pass away. R

REVELATION

Revelation 21. 1-6

The New Heaven and the New Earth

I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.’ And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ Then he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.

GRADUAL HYMN 195 For the beauty of the earth

GOSPEL

John 13. 31-35

The New Commandment

During the supper, when Judas had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, “Where I am going, you cannot come.” I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’

OFFERTORY HYMN 453 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

COMMUNION HYMN 579 O thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

God of love, in this eucharist we have heard your truth and shared in your life. May we always walk in your way, in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

RECESSIONAL HYMN 556 (Omit vv2,3) O Jesus, I have promised

BLESSING

The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.

Scripture quotations from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA amended according to the Revised Common Lectionary in NRSV. Psalm from the Book of Common Worship of the Church of England. Collect, Prayer after Communion and Blessing from Scottish Liturgy 1982 with Propers and Revised Common Lectionary published by the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Edinburgh 2006. 

Service Sheet: Sunday 8th May 2022

ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS’ CHURCH, HELENSBURGH

Charity Registered in Scotland SC006468 

Fourth Sunday of Easter

INTROIT HYMN 273 Great is thy faithfulness

COLLECT

O God, the light of whose truth stretches out to those who go astray, that they may return to the path of righteousness: give your grace to all who profess themselves Christians, that they may cast out what is harmful, and pursue all that gives life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

Acts 9. 36­- 43

Peter in Lydda and Joppa

In Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, who heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, ‘Please come to us without delay.’ So Peter got up and went with them; and when he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs. All the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing tunics and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down and prayed. He turned to the body and said, ‘Tabitha, get up.’ Then she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up. He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he showed her to be alive. This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. Meanwhile he stayed in Joppa for some time with a certain Simon, a tanner.

PSALM Psalm 23
R. The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.

The Lord is my shepherd; therefore can I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters. He shall refresh my soul and guide me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. R 

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. R

You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; you have anointed my head with oil and my cup shall be full. R

Surely goodness and loving mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. R

REVELATION

Revelation 7. 9­ – 17

The Multitude from Every Nation

After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!’ And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, singing, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.’ Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, ‘Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?’ I said to him, ‘Sir, you are the one that knows.’ Then he said to me, ‘These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the centre of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’

GRADUAL HYMN 724 The Lord’s my shepherd (Townend)

GOSPEL

John 10. 22­ – 30

Jesus Is Rejected by the Jews

At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.’ Jesus answered, ‘I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.’

OFFERTORY HYMN 715 The King of love my shepherd is

COMMUNION HYMN 684 Sweet sacrament divine

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

God of steadfast love, watch over the Church redeemed by the blood of your Son. May we who share in these holy mysteries come safely to your eternal kingdom, where there is one flock and one shepherd. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord.

RECESSIONAL HYMN 638 Rejoice, the Lord is King

BLESSING

The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-­pleasing in his sight; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.

Scripture quotations from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA amended according to the Revised Common Lectionary in NRSV. Psalm from the Book of Common Worship of the Church of England. Collect, Prayer after Communion and Blessing from Scottish Liturgy 1982 with Propers and Revised Common Lectionary published by the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Edinburgh 2006.

Service sheet: Sunday 1st May 2022

ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS’ CHURCH, HELENSBURGH

Charity Registered in Scotland SC006468 

Third Sunday of Easter

INTROIT HYMN 99 Christ is the King!

COLLECT

O God, who, in the death and resurrection of your Son, have raised up this fallen world: may we and all your people, whom you have saved from the gates of everlasting death, rejoice in your eternal presence; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

Acts 9. 1­ – 6

The Conversion of Saul

Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’ He asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ The reply came, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.’

PSALM Psalm 30. 1­ – 5
R. O Lord, my God, I will give you thanks for ever.

I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have raised me up and have not let my foes triumph over me. R
O Lord my God, I cried out to you and you have healed me. You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; you restored me to life from among those that go down to the Pit. R
Sing to the Lord, you servants of his; give thanks to his holy name. For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye, his favour for a lifetime. Heaviness may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. R

REVELATION

Revelation 5. 11­ – 14
I, John, looked, and I heard the voice of many angels surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders; they numbered myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, singing with full voice, ‘Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing!’ Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing, ‘To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honour and glory and might for ever and ever!’ And the four living creatures said, ‘Amen!’ And the elders fell down and worshipped.

GRADUAL HYMN 747 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

GOSPEL

John 21. 1 -­ 19

Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, ‘We will go with you.’ They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, ‘Children, you have no fish, have you?’ They answered him, ‘No.’ He said to them, ‘Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’ When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the lake. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off. When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.’ So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty­three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ because they knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Jesus and Peter

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’ A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Tend my sheep.’ He said to him the third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ And he said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep. Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.’ (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, ‘Follow me.’

OFFERTORY HYMN 329 I danced in the morning

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Author of life divine, in the breaking of bread we know the risen Lord. Feed us always in these mysteries, that we may show your glory to all the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

COMMUNION HYMN 413 Just as I am, without one plea

RECESSIONAL HYMN 834 (Omit v3) Will you come and follow me

BLESSING

The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well­-pleasing in his sight; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.

Scripture quotations from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA amended according to the Revised Common Lectionary in NRSV. Psalm from the Book of Common Worship of the Church of England. Collect, Prayer after Communion and Blessing from Scottish Liturgy 1982 with Propers and Revised Common Lectionary published by the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Edinburgh 2006.

St Michael Weekly Notices – 1 May 2022


Sunday, 1 May 2022 – Third Sunday of Easter


Early morning Eucharist at 08:30 am

Sung Eucharist at 10:30 am

Prayer Book Choral Evensong at 6:30 pm.


Sunday, 1 May 2022 – Geilston Gardens

‘Sundays in the Garden’ at Geilston Gardens in Cardross from 11 am to 3 pm. Come and enjoy home bakes and refreshments, accompanied by some live music!


The Messenger – May | June 2022

The May | June 2022 Edition is available at the back of the church.

View The Messenger online by clicking on the link below:

https://www.stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2022-Messenger-May-June.pdf


Thursday, 5 May 2022 – 10:30 amCorrection!

This months St Michael’s Coffee Morning will be held at Jill Braid’s home. All welcome!

For venue information please email: info@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk


Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Among the DEC partners are Christian Aid, the British Red Cross, and Tearfund. The UK Government has pledged to match donations from the public to the DEC fund, pound ­for ­pound, up to £20 million.

https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal


Thursday, 5 May 2022 – 7 am to 10 pm

Scottish Local Council Elections


Stations of the Cross – High Auchensail, Cardross

The ‘Stations of the Cross’ at High Auchensail, Cardross is still open to everyone until further notice. As May approaches, the wood is especially beautiful.


Sunday, 8 May 2022 – 10:30 am

Eucharist Service for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Vocations Sunday and National Day of Prayer.

Preacher is Annie Hughes from St Andrew’s Diocese.


Monday, 9 May 2022 – 10:30 am

All men in the congregation are invited to come along and share coffee, scones, cake, and a chat, getting to know the other men in our church family better. If you need a lift, please contact Joan Thompson, and someone will pick you up.

For information please email: info@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk


Tuesday, 10 May 2022 – 6:30 pm

Vestry Meeting in the Lower Hall


Event: Mothers Union

Thursday, 12 May 2022 – 10:30 am

Mother’s Union meeting in Upper Hall


Saturday, 14 May 2022 – 10:00 am to Noon

Christian Aid Fayre in the Helensburgh Parish Church Halls


Sunday, 15 May 2022

At the 10:30am service the Baptism of Oscar Reeve will take place.

The 4:30pm Evening Prayer will be held at Townhill Farm and the service will be followed by refreshments.

NB There will be NO Compline that evening.


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Start of Christian Aid Week 2022


Sunday, 15 May 2022from 1 pm

Fiona Baker will open her garden at Hillcroft in Rhu as a part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme.