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Faith & Practice

Time for God

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The Gift of Time

How many times do we feel that we don't have enough time — we are too busy? Or, that after a busy time, that time stretches in front of us and we don't know what to do with it?

Managing time, living comfortably within the 168 hours of a week, is for many of us, one of the most fraught underlying challenges we face.

The starting point is a shift of viewpoint — a reminder:

     All the time we have is God's gift
God gives us time to come to know God

We don't earn time, or justify ourselves by our use of it. We just have to receive it in the knowledge that we are God's creatures. God doesn't ask us to live as we can do more than will fit into 168 hours a week. God just asks us to make choices in the way we use our time that deepen our relationship with God.

The Church is the community of people that help one another in making those choices, sharing activities and company that remind us of the holiness of our time:

   PRAYER, WORSHIP and SEEKING
and SERVING THE KINGDOM OF GOD

You might find it helpful to download and print the following:

"Personal Time Audit"

"Match Your Time and Talents with Church Activity"

"Life at St Michael & All Angels"

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

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News

Come and see

A series of sessions for enquirers in the Christian faith.
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Experiencing church from home

If you have a device you can easily join us on Sunday live or through the Youtube channel at your leisure.
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Talk on the refugee crisis

What can local Christians do to help this humanitarian disaster? Michael Taylor will attempt to navigate us through the rapids.
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Baby & Toddler

Postponed - read more for latest update ...
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New church open hours

The church will remain open on Saturdays and Monday - Wednesday between 10am and 12noon.
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COVID-19 & STM&AA’S PASTORAL RESPONSE

We are putting into place a continuity plan which aims to offer mission and ministry throughout the crisis period.
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THE MINISTRY OF HEALING AT ST MICHAEL’S

This ministry will cease during the Coronavirus period.
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GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS AVAILABLE

Please indicate to one of the clergy or a member of the welcome team before the service if you would prefer a gluten-free communion wafer.
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MONTHLY FOODBANK COLLECTION

This is an all-the-year-round collection which is blessed each month before it is taken to the Community Emergency Foodbank.
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