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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Notices: Sunday 29th December 2013


Today:
11.00am Morning Prayer

Next Sunday: Sunday 5th January 2013
11.00am Holy Communion
7.30pm SNATCH begins - Aghavea Church Hall

This Week:
Tuesday 31st 11.30pm Watchnight Service

Start Dates
We hope you enjoy the Christmas break. Organisations begin again in January:
Sunday 5th
SNATCH - 7.30pm, Aghavea Church Hall

Monday 6th
Bowls - 8pm, Church Hall

Sunday 12th
Sunday School - 10am Church Hall

Tuesday 14th
Mothers’ Union - 8pm Parish Church

Wednesday 15th
GFS - 6.30pm Church Hall
Bible Study - 8pm Church Hall

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
Non-perishable food donations can be left in the box at the back of the church building to help this new Foodbank. If you or someone you know needs help, contact The Pantry at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop on Main Street, Lisnaskea.

EXCLUSIVE
Crosslinks Conference with Don Carson speaking on the uniqueness of Christ and his mission. St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast. Friday 31st January & Saturday 1st February - booking at www.crosslinks.org/exclusive

Prayer Diary
Sun 29th For our time together as we meet for worship today.
Mon 30th Political leaders as they meet for discussion today with Dr Richard Haass
Tue 31st Pause to reflect and give thanks to God for his faithfulness over this past year
Wed 1st As a new year begins, ask God to guide you each day, so that you will grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus
Thur 2nd Bishop John, his wife Mary and daughter Dorothy as they live and minister in Clogher diocese
Fri 3rd For those preparing for marriage, especially those getting married this year
Sat 4th For those who are unemployed and unable to find work
Sun 5th All at SNATCH as they begin the new term

Pray without ceasing - 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Notices: Sunday 22nd December 2013


Today:
11.00 am Morning Prayer with Baptism
7.30 pm Carols by Candlelight

Next Sunday: Sunday 29th December 2013
11.00 am Morning Prayer

This Week:
Tuesday 24th
11.15pm Christmas Eve Communion

Wednesday 25th
10am Christmas Family Celebration

Saturday 28th
6.30pm - 10pm SNATCH movie night - Colebrooke

Coming Up:
Tuesday 31st 11.30pm Watchnight Service

Christmas Services Continue:
Christmas Eve 11.15pm Christmas Eve Communion
Christmas Day 10am Christmas Family Celebration
We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Start Dates
We hope you enjoy the Christmas break. Organisations begin again in January:
Sunday 5th SNATCH - 7.30pm, Aghavea Church Hall
Monday 6th Bowls - 8pm, Church Hall
Sunday 12th Sunday School - 10am Church Hall
Tuesday 14th Mothers’ Union - 8pm Parish Church (Communion)
Wednesday 15th GFS - 6.30pm Church Hall
Wednesday 15th Bible Study - 8pm Church Hall

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
Non-perishable food donations can be left in the box at the back of the church building to help this new Foodbank. If you or someone you know needs help, contact The Pantry at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop on Main Street, Lisnaskea.

EXCLUSIVE
Crosslinks Conference with Don Carson speaking on the uniqueness of Christ and his mission. St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast. Friday 31st January & Saturday 1st February - booking at www.crosslinks.org/exclusive

Prayer Diary

Sun 22ndMyrtle, the choir and the band as they lead our praise at the carol service.
Mon 23rd Give thanks and pray for those who will continue to work over the Christmas holidays
Tue 24th Remember those who are lonely this Christmas
Wed 25th Take some time today to thank God for the gift of the Lord Jesus, who came to save us
Thur 26th For those who are ill, at home or in hospital, and for those who care for them
Fri 27th For SAMS missionaries, working in various parts of South America, as they share the good news of Jesus
Sat 28th For peace in our land
Sun 29th For our time together as we meet for worship today.
Pray without ceasing - 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Notices: Sunday 15th December 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Family Nativity Service
2.30 pm Funeral of Pearl Boles
7.30 pm Christingle Service - Brooke Memorial Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 22nd December 2013
11.00 am Morning Prayer with Baptism
7.30 pm Carols by Candlelight with Maguiresbridge Band

This Week:
Monday 16th 8pm Bowls party night
Wednesday 18th 8pm Bible Study Christmas special
Thursday 19th 7.30pm Riverbrooke Community Carol Service - Brookeborough Methodist Church

Coming Up:
Saturday 28th
6.30pm SNATCH movie night - Colebrooke

Thank You:
Thank you to the young people of the Sunday School for their ‘Stable Story’, and to Linda, Heather, Myrtle, Pamela, Gemma, and Sarah for all their hard work. Sunday School begins again on Sunday 12th January 2013.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES CONTINUE:
Tonight at 7.30pm Christingle service in the Brooke Hall
Next Sunday at 7.30pm Carols by Candlelight with Maguiresbridge Silver Band
Christmas Eve at 11.15pm Christmas Eve Communion
Christmas Day at 10am Christmas Family Celebration

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
Thank you for your continued support for the new foodbank in Lisnaskea. Your donations have helped over 20 families already, with more families coming forward. Non-perishable donations can be left in the box at the back of the church building. If you or someone you know needs help, contact The Pantry at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop on Main Street, Lisnaskea.

EXCLUSIVE
Crosslinks Conference with Don Carson speaking on the uniqueness of Christ and his mission. St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast. Friday 31st January & Saturday 1st February - booking at www.crosslinks.org/exclusive

Prayer Diary
Sun 15th Pray that the light of Christ will shine in us and through us,both when we are gathered and scattered
Mon 16th For the bowling club as it fosters friendship and fellowship through sport
Tue 17th For your neighbours and friends, for courage as you seek to invite them to our carol service on Sunday
Wed 18th Remember all who are housebound, especially as the ‘Home Communions’ begin
Thur 19th CMSI missionaries far from home this Christmas, as they continue to share the good news of Jesus
Fri 20th For teachers and pupils at our local schools, as they break for Christmas and revise for exams in January
Sat 21st Pray for tomorrow’s services as God’s word is read and proclaimed, for open ears and hearts to respond
Sun 22nd Myrtle, the choir and the band as they lead our praise at the carol service

‘For nothing is impossible with God.’ Luke 1:37

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Notices: Sunday 8th December 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Holy Communion
6.15 pm SNATCH Leaders’ Meeting - Colebrooke Halls
7.30 pm SNATCH Christmas Party - Colebrooke Halls

Next Sunday: Sunday 15th December 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Sunday School Family Nativity - Church Hall
7.30 pm Christingle Service - Brooke Memorial Hall

This Week:
Monday 9th
8pm Bowls

Tuesday 10th
7pm MU Carol singing at Northwick House

Wednesday 11th
6.30pm GFS Christmas Party
8pm Bowls match away v Fawney

Friday 13th
7.30pm Sunday School Party

Coming Up:
Monday 16th Bowls party night
Wednesday 18th Bible Study: Christmas special
Thursday 19th Riverbrooke Carol Service - Brookeborough Methodist Church

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
Thank you for your continued support for the new foodbank in Lisnaskea. Your donations have helped over 20 families already, with more families coming forward. Non-perishable donations can be left in the box at the back of the church building. If you or someone you know needs help, contact The Pantry at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop on Main Street, Lisnaskea.

Riverbrooke Community Carol Cervice
Thursday 19th December at 7.30pm in Brookeborough Methodist Church.

Accounts
The parish accounts for 2013 close on 31st December. All contributions to Parish funds must be received by the Treasurer before this date if they are to be recorded in the Annual Parish Report for 2013.

St Macartin’s Cathedral Enniskillen turns 90!
Thursday 12th December at 8pm, 90th anniversary service. Musical contributions from Murley Silver Band, Portora Royal School Choir and the Cathedral Choir. All welcome.

Brookeborough Elim
An afternoon of Christmas fun for the whole family: Saturday 14th December from 2pm - 5pm: Santa’s Grotto, face painting, childrens’ craft and games, brass band, Christmas goodies, Christmas lights. All welcome

Prayer Diary

Sun 8th SNATCH leaders and members as they finish the term and begin planning for the new year
Mon 9th Those who mourn the loss of loved ones, especially approaching Christmas - to experience God’s comfort
Tue 10th MU members as they sing the good news of Christmas, and for the residents of Northwick House
Wed 11th GFS girls as they celebrate their Christmas party and finish for the term
Thur 12th Bible Society translators as they share the good news with Bibles for those who have not yet heard
Fri 13th Sunday School leaders and children as they enjoy the party tonight, and prepare for Sunday’s Nativity play
Sat 14th For those who struggle with unemployment or debt, with the pressures that Christmas can bring
Sun 15th Pray that the light of Christ will shine in us and through us, both when we are gathered and scattered

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. - Ephesians 3:20-21

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Notices: Sunday 1st December 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer
7.00 pm Diocesan Advent Carol Service - Clogher

Next Sunday: Sunday 8th December 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Holy Communion - Daniel 11&12
7.30 pm SNATCH Christmas Party - Colebrooke Halls

This Week:
Monday 2nd
7.45pm Bowls match away v Clabby

Wednesday 4th
6.30pm GFS
8pm Bible Study - 2 Peter 3:11-18

Coming Up:
Tuesday 10th Mothers’ Union Carol singing - Northwick House
Wednesday 11th Bowls match away v Fawney
Friday 13th Sunday School Christmas Party

Christmas at Aghavea
Sunday 15th Sunday School Nativity (morning); Christingle service (evening, Brooke Hall)
Sunday 22nd Carols by Candlelight
Tuesday 24th Christmas Eve Communion
Wednesday 25th Christmas Family Service

Give Blood: Save Lives
The NI Blood Transfusion Service will be in Lisbellaw Parish Centre on Monday 9th December: 2.45pm - 4pm & 5.15pm - 8pm.

‘Homework’

Please try to read through Daniel chapters 11 and 12 before next Sunday morning as we prepare to finish the book next week.

EXCLUSIVE
Crosslinks Conference with Don Carson speaking on the uniqueness of Christ and his mission. St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast. Friday 31st January & Saturday 1st February - booking at www.crosslinks.org/exclusive

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)

Thank you for your continued support for the new foodbank in Lisnaskea. Your donations have helped over 20 families already, with more families coming forward. Non-perishable donations can be left in the box at the back of the church building. If you or someone you know needs help, contact The Pantry at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop on Main Street, Lisnaskea.

Prayer Diary
Sun 1st Bishop John, his wife Mary and daughter Dorothy as they live and minister in Clogher
Mon 2nd Churches in the area and their ministers as we seek to build relationships together
Tue 3rd Jeff Gawn (SU) in his work with schools and churches - also for Vicky his new fiancee
Wed 4th The Bible study group as they finish 2 Peter - for more people to come along in January
Thur 5th The work of the Pantry as it seeks to help those who are hungry in our community
Fri 6th Crosslinks, especially their newest mission partners Dr Raymond & Jackie Girvan, in the diocese of Nebbi, North West Uganda
Sat 7th All who serve in Parliament and the NI Assembly - for integrity and unselfishness
Sun 8th SNATCH leaders and members as they finish the term and begin planning for the new year

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. - Ephesians 3:20-21

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Notices: Sunday 24th November 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer

Next Sunday: Sunday 1st December 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer - Daniel 10
7.00 pm Diocesan Advent Carol Service - Clogher

This Week:
Monday 25th
8pm Bowls

Wednesday 27th
6.30pm GFS

Coming Up:
Monday 2nd Bowls match away v Clabby
Wednesday 4th Bible study

Christmas at Aghavea
Sunday 8th SNATCH Christmas Party
Tuesday 10th Mothers’ Union Carol singing - Northwick House
Friday 13th Sunday School Christmas Party
Sunday 15th Sunday School Nativity (morning); Christingle service (evening, Brooke Hall)
Sunday 22nd Carols by Candlelight
Tuesday 24th Christmas Eve Communion
Wednesday 25th Christmas Family Service

Thank you!
Thank you to all who contributed and helped in any way for the Christmas Fair and Sale of Work on Wednesday evening.

EXCLUSIVE
Crosslinks Conference with Don Carson speaking on the uniqueness of Christ and his mission. St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast. Friday 31st January & Saturday 1st February - booking at www.crosslinks.org/exclusive

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
Thank you for your continued support for the new foodbank in Lisnaskea. Your donations have helped over 20 families already, with more families coming forward. Non-perishable donations can be left in the box at the back of the church building. If you or someone you know needs help, contact The Pantry at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop on Main Street, Lisnaskea.

Prayer Diary
Sun 24th Myrtle and the choir as they lead our praise
Mon 25th South American Mission Society (SAMS) and Bishop Andres in Concepcion (Paraguay)
Tue 26th Those known to us who are ill, to know the healing hand of the Lord for body, mind & soul
Wed 27th Your neighbours, and how you can be a better neighbour to them
Thur 28th All who are preparing for marriage, growing trust, faithfulness and mutual love
Fri 29th Those in work, and those searching for employment in difficult times
Sat 30th Give thanks for God’s blessings this month
Sun 1st Bishop John, his wife Mary and daughter Dorothy as they live and minister in Clogher

‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’ - Philippians 4:6

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Notices: Sunday 17th November 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Church Family Service
7.30 pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 24th November 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer - Daniel 9 Confessing our sins

This Week:

Monday 18th
8pm Bowls

Tuesday 19th
8pm Select Vestry

Wednesday 20th
8pm Christmas Fair & Sale of Work

Thursday 21st
8pm Hall Risk Assessment Workshop - see notice below to register attendance
8pm Suicide: The Church’s Response - Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen. Organised by Clogher Board of Social Theology in Action

Coming Up:
Sunday 1st Diocesan Advent Carol Service - Clogher
Monday 2nd Bowls match away v Clabby
Wednesday 4th Bible Study

Fermanagh Rural Community Network
Hall Risk Assessment workshop for all involved in the management of church and community halls. Thursday 21st November at 8pm in Aghavea Church Hall. Free attendance - please register by 18th with Frances at FRCN on 028 6632 7006 or email: fermanaghrcn@aol.com

Christmas Fair and Sale of Work
Wednesday 20th November at 8pm in the Church Hall.
A variety of stalls selling all manner of goods and firewood.
Fun and games for all the family on offer. Refreshments served. All welcome.

EXCLUSIVE
Crosslinks Conference with Don Carson speaking on the uniqueness of Christ and his mission. St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast. Friday 31st January & Saturday 1st February - booking at www.crosslinks.org/exclusive

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
Thank you for your continued support for the new foodbank in Lisnaskea. Your donations have helped over 20 families already, with more families coming forward. Non-perishable donations can be left in the box at the back of the church building. If you or someone you know needs help, contact The Pantry at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop on Main Street, Lisnaskea.

Prayer Diary
Sun 17th Jeff Gawn (SU), especially as he speaks in RE lessons and SU in Fivemiletown College this month
Mon 18th Aid agencies as they work in the Philippines following the typhoon
Tue 19th Select Vestry meets - for wisdom and guidance
Wed 20th For fellowship and teamwork before, during and after the Christmas Fair
Thur 21st Those who have been bereaved through suicide, and those who struggle - to know God’s grace
Fri 22nd Pray for all who study and teach God’s word
Sat 23rd Crosslinks, especially Johanne in her work
Sun 24th Myrtle and the choir as they lead our praise

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Notices: Sunday 10th November 2013


Today:
10.45 am Act of Remembrance - Brookeborough War Memorial
11.00 am Morning Prayer
7.30 pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Halls

Next Sunday: Sunday 17th November 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Church Family Service - Mr Jeff Gawn (SU)
7.30 pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Halls

This Week:
Monday 11th
8pm Bowls

Tuesday 12th
8pm Mothers’ Union AGM

Wednesday 13th
6.30pm GFS
8pm Bowls match away v St Macartin’s Enniskillen
8pm CMS Info Evening - Enniskillen Cathedral Hall

Saturday 16th
11am Diocesan Singing Workshop - please register attendance if you’re planning to come - see below

Coming Up:
Monday 18th Bowls match home v Clabby
Tuesday 19th Select Vestry - agenda items by Thursday, please
Wednesday 20th Christmas Fair & Sale of Work
Thursday 21st Hall Risk Assessment workshop (see below)

Singing Workshop
Saturday 16th November from 11am - 4pm in Aghavea Church Halls. Open to anyone, you don’t have to be in the choir to come along. Light lunch provided. Workshop organised by Clogher Diocese, free to all participants - to register, contact Nathan Barrett at rosorrymusic@outlook.com or 028 6632 0239 by this Thursday 14th November.

Christmas Fair and Sale of Work

Wednesday 20th November at 8pm in the Church Hall.
A variety of stalls selling all manner of goods and firewood.
Fun and games for all the family on offer. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Fermanagh Rural Community Network
Hall Risk Assessment workshop for all involved in the management of church and community halls. Thursday 21st November at 8pm in Aghavea Church Hall. Free attendance - please register by 18th with Frances at FRCN on 028 6632 7006 or email: fermanaghrcn@aol.com

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
Thank you for your continued support for the new foodbank in Lisnaskea. Your donations have helped over 20 families already, with more families coming forward. Non-perishable donations can be left in the box at the back of the church building. If you or someone you know needs help, contact The Pantry at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop on Main Street, Lisnaskea.

Prayer Diary
Sun 10th Give thanks for those who have died in the service of our nation; and for those who bear the scars of war
Mon 11th The Bowling Club, for fun, friendship and fellowship
Tue 12th Mothers’ Union as they hold their AGM, reviewing the past year and looking to the future in God’s grace
Wed 13th CMS Ireland beginning their 200th anniversary year
Thur 14th For those who mourn the loss of loved ones
Fri 15th P7 pupils in the midst of transfer tests
Sat 16th Thank God for the joy of music, and pray for the choirs and musicians at today’s diocesan singing workshop
Sun 17th For Jeff Gawn (SU), especially as he speaks in RE lessons and SU in Fivemiletown College this month

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. - Colossians 4:2

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Notices: 3rd November 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Holy Communion
7.00 pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Memorial Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 10th November 2013
10.45 am Act of Remembrance - Brookeborough War Memorial
11.30 am Morning Prayer including Act of Remembrance
7.30 pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Halls

This Week:
Monday 4th
8pm Bowls match home v St John’s Fivemiletown

Wednesday 6th
6.30pm GFS
8pm Bible study - 2 Peter 3:1-10
8pm MU invited to FMT MWI - Colourfully Yours

Coming Up:
Tuesday 12th Mothers’ Union AGM
Wednesday 13th Bowls match away v St Macartin’s Enniskillen
Saturday 16th Diocesan Singing Event - Aghavea Church Hall
Sunday 17th SNATCH - Colebrooke Halls (and not 24th as previously advertised)
Monday 18th Bowls match home v Clabby
Tuesday 19th Select Vestry
Wednesday 20th Christmas Fair (including the Sale of Work)

Census Sunday 1
Please complete the blue census card - this will be collected during the service to compile statistics for the whole Church of Ireland.

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
Thank you for your continued support for the new foodbank in Lisnaskea. Your donations have helped over 20 families already, with more families coming forward. Non-perishable donations can be left in the box at the back of the church building. If you or someone you know needs help, contact The Pantry at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop on Main Street, Lisnaskea.

Singing Workshop
Saturday 16th November from 11am - 4pm in Aghavea Church Halls. Open to anyone, you don’t have to be in the choir to come along. Light lunch provided. Workshop organised by Clogher Diocese and free to all participants - to register, contact Nathan Barrett at rosorrymusic@outlook.com or 028 6632 0239 by 14th November.

Christmas Fair and Sale of Work
Wednesday 20th November at 8pm in the Church Hall.

Bowls Fun Pairs Tournament
Over 100 pairs from near and far took part in the tournament through the week. Thank you to all who helped in any way, as well as the event sponsors.

Clogher Diocesan Magazine
Notes for the December / January edition of the Diocesan Magazine should be with Gary by next Sunday at the latest, including the dates when organisations will re-commence after the Christmas holidays. Thank you.

Prayer Diary
Sun 3rd For Sunday School as they learn about Jesus
Mon 4th Local churches and their leaders, as we share the good news to our community
Tue 5th Bible Society workers translating the scriptures
Wed 6th GFS girls as they learn about Remembrance Day tonight and prepare for Sunday
Thur 7th All who are housebound - for continuing connections with the church family
Fri 8th Those who go hungry in our community, and the Pantry as it seeks to help them in practical ways
Sat 9th For the proclamation of God’s word tomorrow at services and SNATCH
Sun 10th Give thanks for those who have died in the service of our nation; and for those who bear the scars of war

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. - Philippians 4:6

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Notices: 27th October 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer with Baptism
7.30 pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Halls

Next Sunday: Sunday 3rd November 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Holy Communion - Daniel 8
7.00 pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Hall

This Week:
Monday 28th
7.45pm Bowls Fun Pairs Tournament begins, each night in the church hall. Spectators welcome.

Coming Up:
Monday 4th Bowls match at home v St John’s Fivemiletown
Wednesday 6th Bible Study - 2 Peter 3:1-10
Sunday 10th Act of Remembrance at Brookeborough War Memorial and during Morning Prayer
Wednesday 20th Christmas Fair & Sale of Work

Singing Workshop
Saturday 16th November from 11am - 4pm in Aghavea Church Halls. Open to anyone, you don’t have to be in the choir to come along. Light lunch provided. Workshop organised by Clogher Diocese and free to all participants - to register, contact Nathan Barrett at rosorrymusic@outlook.com or 028 6632 0239 by 14th November.

Invitations:
Tonight at 7pm in Brookeborough Elim: God’s grace in addiction: Keith & Elaine McGuicken.

Next Sunday at 3pm in the Brooke Memorial Orange Hall: unveiling of new memorial plaque

Prayer Diary
Sun 27th For parents as they seek to teach their children about God’s love in their homes
Mon 28th Those searching for employment
Tue 29th CMS Ireland staff linking churches and mission
Wed 30th Teachers and pupils enjoying half term break
Thur 31st Thank God for his faithfulness this month
Fri 1st Bishop John as he leads the diocese of Clogher
Sat 2nd For tomorrow’s services as we meet together
Sun 3rd For Sunday School as they learn about Jesus
Pray without ceasing - 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Monday, 14 October 2013

Sermon: 13th October 2013


Yesterday we continued our series in Daniel, coming to chapter 5, where the writing is on the wall for King Belshazzar; all because he would not humble himself like his father Nebuchadnezzar.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Notices: Sunday 13th October 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Holy Communion - Daniel 5
2.30 pm Funeral of Jim Dalton - please pray for Laura and the whole family in their time of grief
7.30 pm Harvest Thanksgiving - Brooke Memorial Hall
7.30 pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Halls

Next Sunday: Sunday 20th October 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Church Family Service - Daniel 6 The Lions’ Den

This Week:
Monday 14th
8pm Bowls

Tuesday 15th
8pm Select Vestry - agenda for collection today

Wednesday 16th
6.30pm GFS
8pm Brookeborough District Harvest - Brooke Memorial Orange Hall; Rev Colin Dickson (Cavanaleck Presbyterian Church)

Thursday 17th
8pm Cornafanog Harvest - Rev Gary McMurray

Saturday 19th
Leginn Cornmill, Derrylin - Coffee Morning & Cake Sale in aid of Suicide Awareness 10am - 1 pm.

Coming Up:
Thursday 24th ‘Messy Church’ seminar - Julie Currie
Thursday 24th Bowls match away v St John’s Fivemiletown
Monday 28th Bowls Fun Tournament begins

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)

Thank you for the donations already received to support the new foodbank open on Wednesdays (10am - 12pm) at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop in Lisnaskea. Help is provided on a confidential basis, if you or someone you know, needs help. If you would like to support the work, a box for your non-perishable goods is available in the porch.

Parish Readers’ Course
Parish readers assist with leading services and at Communion. A diocesan training course begins this autumn. Please speak to the Rector for more details. Deadline for applications: 31st October.

Mothers’ Union Invitations
Tuesday 15th October Colebrooke MU - ‘Sowing Seeds in Nigeria’ with Margaret and Stanley Murdock
Tuesday 15th October Derrybrusk MU - A variety of speakers and singers in Belle Isle Orange Hall
Wednesday 6th November Fivemiletown MWI - ‘Colourfully Yours’ - Patricia Lindsay

Clogher Diocesan Magazine
Notes for the November edition of the Diocesan Magazine should be with Gary by Monday morning at the latest. Thank you.

Prayer Diary

Sun 13th For God’s word to accomplish God’s purposes as it is proclaimed today
Mon 14th The Bowling club, for conversations during games
Tue 15th Wisdom for Select Vestry discussions & decisions
Wed 16th GFS members in their weekly activities
Thur 17th The new Clogher Diocesan Youth Council holds its first meeting today - for wisdom as they plan
Fri 18th Crosslinks Belfast staff: Trevor, Val, Pamela, Colin, Peter and Philip
Sat 19th Pray for your neighbours - and how you can be a better neighbour to them.
Sun 20th Those who are ill, and those who care for them whether at home or in hospital

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Harvest Sermon: 6th October 2013


At the Sunday evening Harvest Celebration we welcomed back Canon Brian Courtney, a previous rector. Brian preached on the dangers of covetousness from the parable of Jesus on the rich fool from Luke 12:13-21.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Harvest Sermon: Sunday 6th October 2013


On Sunday morning we had our Family Harvest Thanksgiving, with Ellis Barnsley preaching on forgiveness from Matthew 18. Apologies for the sound quality of this sermon.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Notices: Harvest Sunday 6th October 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Family Harvest Thanksgiving - Mr Ellis Barnsley
7.30 pm Harvest Thanksgiving - Canon Brian Courtney

Next Sunday: Sunday 13th October 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Holy Communion - Daniel 5
7.30 pm Harvest Thanksgiving - Brooke Memorial Hall

This Week:
Monday 7th
10am Moving displays and decorating Brooke Hall for harvest
8pm Bowls match at home v St Macartin’s

Tuesday 8th
8pm MU Visitor’s Night: What a Faithful God - Liz Miller. All ladies very welcome

Wednesday 9th
6.30pm GFS
8pm Bible Study - 2 Peter 1:12-21

Coming Up:
Tuesday 15th Select Vestry - items for agenda, please
Wednesday 16th Brookeborough Orange District Harvest
Thursday 17th Cornafanog Harvest

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
A new foodbank open on Wednesdays (10am - 12pm) at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop in Lisnaskea. Help is provided on a confidential basis. We have been invited to support the foodbank through food or financial contributions. A box for your non-perishable goods is available in the porch.

Thank you
Thank you to all who have helped by donating and decorating the church buildings for our harvest celebrations.

Prayer Diary
Sun 6th For an awareness of God’s mercy and grace as we gather together
Mon 7th Local churches, for greater fellowship together
Tue 8th Mothers’ Union branches across the diocese and world - to be salt and light in their communities
Wed 9th Jeff Gawn (SU) as he leads the Life of Jesus lessons in Fivemiletown College this month
Thur 10th Elected politicians - MPs, MLAs & Councillors as they seek to work for the good of all
Fri 11th All who mourn the death of loved ones
Sat 12th Sunday School teachers and young people as they prepare to meet tomorrow morning
Sun 13th For God’s word to accomplish God’s purposes as it is proclaimed today

Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help.
Psalm 28:2

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Sermon: 29th September 2013


On Sunday morning we were focusing on the experience of the exiles in Babylon from Psalm 137. What does the Psalm point us to by the rivers of Babylon?

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Notices: 29th September 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Service of the Word
7.00 pm Colebrooke Harvest - SNATCH participating
7.30 pm Brookeborough Methodist Harvest

Next Sunday: Sunday 6th October 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Family Harvest Thanksgiving - Mr Ellis Barnsley (Cleenish Centre, Bellenaleck)
7.30 pm Harvest Thanksgiving - Canon Brian Courtney (Carrickfergus, formerly rector of Aghavea)

This Week:
Monday 30th 8pm Bowls
Wednesday 18th 6.30pm GFS
Thursday 3rd 2pm Decorating church for harvest
Friday 4th 8pm Harvest Thanksgiving - Ven David Huss (Archdeacon of Raphoe & Rector of Donegal)

Coming Up:
Tuesday 8th MU Visitor’s Night - Liz Miller, Down & Dromore
Wednesday 9th Bible Study - 2 Peter 1:12-21
Thursday 17th Cornfanog Harvest

AGHAVEA HARVEST THANKSGIVING 2013
Friday 4th 8pm Ven David Huss, Rector of Donegal
Sunday 6th 11am Mr Ellis Barnsley, The Cleenish Centre
7.30pm Canon Brian Courtney, Carrickfergus
Sunday 13th 7.30pm Brooke Memorial Hall Harvest

Refreshments available after each service

Parish Readers’ Course
Parish readers assist with leading services, preaching and at Communion. A diocesan training course begins this autumn. If you’re interested, please speak to Gary. Deadline for applications is 31st October.

Children’s Ministry Certificate
Training Course delivered over six Saturdays from October - March in Rossorry Church Halls for those wishing to develop their skills in children’s ministry. First session is on 19th October. Forms available from Gary.

Brookeborough Methodist Harvest Services
We have been invited to join with our friends at their harvest thankgsiving:
Sunday 29th September 7.30pm Rev Ruth Watt
Monday 30th September 8pm Mr Ian Graham

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
A new foodbank opens this Wednesday (10am - 12pm) at the rear of Val Irvine’s shop in Lisnaskea. Help is provided on a confidential basis. We have been invited to support the foodbank through food or financial contributions. Non-perishable goods only, please.

Prayer Diary
Sun 29th For one person (at least!) to become a Christian over our harvest weekend
Mon 30th Give thanks for God’s blessings and faithfulness as the month ends
Tue 1st Bishop John and his family: Mary and Dorothy
Wed 2nd Bible Society workers in dangerous places, for encouragement in their work of translation
Thur 3rd Those who are housebound through age or illness; unable to attend Harvest services
Fri 4th For our visiting preachers this weekend to know God’s power as they proclaim his word
Sat 5th As we celebrate Harvest, for those who go hungry today - and The Pantry foodbank
Sun 6th For an awareness of God’s mercy and grace as we gather together

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
- Romans 12:12

Monday, 23 September 2013

Sermon: 22nd September 2013


Yesterday we continued in our series in the book of Daniel, as we considered the madness of King Nebuchadnezzar - not just his eating grass and living in the fields, but his ignoring God's warnings and his pride. Nebuchadnezzar is a case study of how 'God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.' 2 Peter 5:5.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Sermon: 15th September 2013


At the Family Service on Sunday morning, we were in Daniel 3, as King Nebuchadnezzar's orchestra called for everyone to worship his golden statue. What will happen when Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego say no? The fiery furnace awaits. Warning - this is a noisy one, so turn your volume down!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Notices: 15th September 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Church Family Service
7.30 pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 22nd September 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer - Daniel 4 The Madness of King Nebuchadnezzar

This Week:
Monday 16th 8pm Bowls
Tuesday 17th 8pm Select Vestry
Wednesday 18th 6.30pm GFS begins - for girls age 3 and up
Thursday 19th 7.30pm SU Training Night for children’s and youth work - Enniskillen Presbyterian Church

Coming Up:
Wednesday 25th Bible study begins
Thursday 26th Clogher Diocesan Synod
Saturday 28th Ladies’ Breakfast, Holy Trinity Dromore at 10am. To book: Eveline (028) 82898911.

AGHAVEA HARVEST THANKSGIVING 2013
Friday 4th 8pm Ven David Huss, Rector of Donegal
Sunday 6th 11am Mr Ellis Barnsley, The Cleenish Centre
7.30pm Canon Brian Courtney, Carrickfergus
Sunday 13th 7.30pm Brooke Memorial Hall Harvest

Diocesan Magazine
Free sample copies are available in the porch. FINAL CALL for articles for the October magazine - by today, please.

Brookeborough Methodist Harvest Services
We have been invited to join with our friends at their harvest thankgsiving:
Sunday 29th September 10.45am Rev Colin Milligan
7.30pm Rev Ruth Watt
Monday 30th September 8pm Mr Ian Graham

Prayer Diary
Sun 15th The young people and leaders at SNATCH (Sunday Night at the Church Hall)
Mon 16th CMS Ireland, especially Shyogwe diocese in Rwanda and Bishop Jered
Tue 17th Select Vestry meets - for wisdom and guidance
Wed 18th GFS leaders and girls as they meet tonight for the first time this term, for new members
Thur 19th Those recently married, and those preparing for marriage
Fri 20th Pray for all who study and teach God’s word
Sat 21st Joy and gladness as we meet together as a church family tomorrow
Sun 22nd Those who are ill, at home or hospital, and those who care for them

Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help. (Psalm 28:2)

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Sermons: 8th September 2013


On Sunday morning we continued our series in Daniel, listening in to the mystery of the King's dream as Nebuchadnezzar discovers the weakness of the Babylonian and Chaldean gods, and learns that there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.

On Sunday evening in the Brooke Memorial Hall we listened to the chorus of voices declaring God's glory in Psalm 19. The heavens and the scriptures point us to God's glory - will we be in tune with the universe and desire God's glory in our hearts and lives?

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Notices: 8th September 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer
7.00 pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Memorial Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 15th September 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Family Service: Daniel 3: The Fiery Furnace
REMINDER: PLEASE BRING ALONG MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NEXT SUNDAY MORNING!
7.30 pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Hall

This Week:
Monday 9th 8pm Bowling Club opening night
Tuesday 10th 8pm Mothers’ Union - Waste & Recycling
Friday 13th Institution of Rev John McClenaghan as Rector of Colebrooke 8pm

Coming Up:
Tuesday 17th Select Vestry - items for agenda, please
Wednesday 18th GFS begins
Thursday 19th SU Training Night for children’s and youth work - Enniskillen Presbyterian Church

Organisations Recommence
Bowls Monday 9th September at 8pm
MU Tuesday 10th September at 8pm
GFS Wednesday 18th September at 6.30pm
Bible Study Wed 25th September at 8pm

Diocesan Magazine
Free Sample copies of the new Diocesan Magazine are available in the porch. To place a regular order, speak to Frances Cartwright. Notes for the October edition should be with Gary by Friday.

Ladies’ Breakfast
28th September 10am Holy Trinity Dromore with author Catherine Campbell. To book: Eveline (028 82898911)

Prayer Diary
Sun 8th Sunday School teachers and young people as they begin a new term
Mon 9th The bowling club, for fellowship and fun
Tue 10th Mothers’ Union, as members seek to support families and promote Christian homes
Wed 11th Crosslinks Ireland, and especially the new Ministry Apprentices: Peter and Philip
Thur 12th Those who feel the loss of loved ones - for the Lord’s comfort and strength
Fri 13th Rev John McClenaghan, as he begins his new ministry in Colebrooke & Cooneen tonight
Sat 14th The Church family as we meet tomorrow, for visitors and regulars to find a warm welcome
Sun 15th The young people and leaders at SNATCH (Sunday Night at the Church Hall)

‘Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances.’ - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Leginn Cornmill
European Heritage Open Days - 14th & 15th September.
Free admission.
Leginn, near Derrylin.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sermon: 1st September 2013


On Sunday morning we launched into our new series in the Book of Daniel, where Daniel and his friends used the hardest word to say: No! In our alien and hostile culture, we need to dare to be a Daniel.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Notices: 1st September 2013


Today:
11.00 am Holy Communion
7.30 pm SNATCH - for all young people of secondary school age. (Colebrooke Hall)

Next Sunday: Sunday 8th September 2013
10.00 am Sunday School begins
11.00 am Morning Prayer - Daniel 2: A King’s Dream
7.00 pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Memorial Hall

Coming Up:
Monday 9th Bowling Club opening night 8pm
Tuesday 10th Mothers’ Union - Waste 8pm
Friday 13th Institution of Rev John McClenaghan as Rector of Colebrooke 8pm
Thursday 19th SU Training Night for children’s and youth work - Enniskillen Presbyterian Church

Organisations Recommence
SNATCH
Sunday 1st September 7.30pm Colebrooke

Sunday School
Sunday 8th September at 10am

Bowls
Monday 9th September at 8pm

Mothers’ Union
Tuesday 10th September at 8pm

GFS
Wednesday 18th September at 6.30pm

Bible Study
Wednesday 25th September at 8pm

BBQ
A big thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make the annual BBQ such a great evening last Friday.

Mothers’ Union News
Members invited to Colebrooke/Cooneen MU Anniversary Service next Sunday 8th at 3pm in Colebrooke Church.
Aghavea MU begins again on Tuesday 10th at 8pm in the Church Hall. Theme: ‘Waste’ with a speaker from Fermanagh District Council.

Ladies’ Breakfasts
7th September 9.30am Killyhevlin Hotel with Jean Gibson (author) and Lynda Lindsay (soloist). Tickets £8 from Real Life Bookshop
28th September 10am Holy Trinity Dromore with author Catherine Campbell. To book: Eveline (028 82898911)

Prayer Diary
Sun 1st Bishop John, as he leads the diocese
Mon 2nd Pupils and teachers as they begin the new year
Tue 3rd Jeff Gawn, SU Schools Worker - assemblies
Wed 4th Local churches, especially new ministers: Rev Colin Milligan (Brookeborough Methodist) & Pastor Gavin Allen (Brookeborough Elim)
Thur 5th The housebound, and ways to continue to include them among the church family
Fri 6th Bible Society working to translate the Bible
Sat 7th Tomorrow’s services - ask God to speak to you as we gather around his word.
Sun 8th Sunday School teachers and young people as they begin a new term

‘Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.’
- Romans 12:12

Monday, 26 August 2013

Sermon: 25th August 2013


On Sunday morning we finished our mini series from Matthew 25, where Jesus teaches about his return being like a shepherd separating the sheep from the goats. What's your attitude towards Jesus?

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Notices: 25th August 2013


Today:
11.00 am Morning Prayer with Baptism. We welcome the family & friends of Harvey who comes to be baptised.

Next Sunday: Sunday 1st September 2013
11.00 am Holy Communion - Daniel 1
7.30 pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Church Hall

This Week
Friday 30th Parish BBQ - Tickets available £10

Coming Up

19th September SU Training Night for children’s and youth work - Enniskillen Presbyterian Church

Organisations Recommence
SNATCH Sunday 1st September 7.30pm Colebrooke
Sunday School Sunday 8th September at 10am
Bowls Monday 9th September at 8pm
Mothers’ Union Tuesday 10th September at 8pm
GFS Wednesday 18th September at 6.30pm
Bible Study To Be Confirmed

Fields of Life Choir
Thursday 5th September at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity, Dromore. More information from Rev James Boyd.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sermon: 18th August 2013


Here's the second of Jesus' parables about his return from Matthew 25 - the Parable of the Talents. How should we be living as we look to that day?

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Notices: 18th August 2013

Today:
11.00 am Morning Prayer

Next Sunday: Sunday 25th August 2013
11.00 am Morning Prayer with Baptism

Coming Up:

Friday 30th Parish BBQ - tickets available at £10
Thur 19th Sept SU Training Night for children’s and youthwork - Enniskillen Presbyterian Church

Organisations Recommence
SNATCH Sunday 1st September 7.30pm Colebrooke
Sunday School Sunday 8th September at 10am
Bowls Monday 9th September at 8pm
Mothers’ Union Tuesday 10th September at 8pm
GFS Wednesday 18th September at 6.30pm
Bible Study To Be Confirmed

Fields of Life Choir

Thursday 5th September at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity, Dromore. More information from Rev James Boyd.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Sermon: 11th August 2013


On Sunday morning we looked at the Parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids from Matthew 25. What is Jesus teaching us in this wedding story?

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Notices: 11th August 2013

Today:
11.00 am Holy Communion

Next Sunday:
Sunday 18th August 2013
11.00 am Morning Prayer - Matt 25:14-30

Coming Up:

Friday 30th August Parish BBQ - tickets available now
Thur 19th Sept SU Training Night for children’s and youth work - Enniskillen Presbyterian Church

Diocesan Magazine
The Diocesan Magazine is getting a facelift! From September it will be an A4 full colour publication, £10 per year. For new orders, please speak to Frances Cartwright. Today is also the deadline for news and notes for the September issue - please speak to the Rector with any additions.

Organisations Recommence
SNATCH Sunday 1st September 7.30pm Colebrooke
Sunday School Sunday 8th September at 10am
Bowls Monday 9th September at 8pm
Mothers’ Union Tuesday 10th September at 8pm
GFS Wednesday 18th September at 6.30pm
Bible Study To Be Confirmed

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Notices: 4th August 2013


Today:
11.00 am Morning Prayer - we welcome Mr Cameron Jones who will lead our service and preach. Cameron is an ordinand at the Church of Ireland Theological College and has just finished first year.

Next Sunday: Sunday 11th August 2013
11.00 am Holy Communion

Coming Up:
Friday 30th August Parish BBQ - tickets available at £10
In the event of a pastoral emergency this week, please contact Rev Betty Thompson, Colebrooke (028) 68628258.

Diocesan Magazine
The next Diocesan Magazine deadline will be Sunday 11th August. Please forward any notes, including start dates for organisations, to Gary in good time.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Notices: 28th July 2013


Today:
11.00 am Morning Prayer - we welcome Mr Abraham Storey who will lead our service and preach.

Next Sunday: Sunday 4th August 2013
11.00 am Morning Prayer - Cameron Jones

Coming Up:
Friday 30th August Parish BBQ - tickets available at £10

Summer Cover
In the event of a pastoral emergency this week, please contact Rev Betty Thompson, Colebrooke (028) 68628258.

Diocesan Magazine
The next Diocesan Magazine deadline will be Sunday 11th August. Please forward any notes, including start dates for organisations, to Gary in good time.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Notices: 21st July 2013


Today:
11.00 am Morning Prayer - we welcome Mr Ken Rutledge who will lead our service and preach.

Next Sunday: Sunday 28th July 2013
11.00 am Morning Prayer - Abraham Storey

Coming Up:
Friday 30th August Parish BBQ - tickets available soon

Summer Cover
In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact Rev Kyle Hanlon, Fivemiletown (028) 8952 1030 today or tomorrow. From Tuesday 23rd please contact, Rev Betty Thompson, Colebrooke (028) 68628258.

Diocesan Magazine
The next Diocesan Magazine deadline will be Sunday 11th August. Please forward any notes, including start dates for organisations, to Gary in good time.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Notices: 14th July 2013


Today:
11.00 am Morning Prayer - we welcome Mr Robbie Robinson who will lead our service and preach. Robbie is an ordinand at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute and has just finished first year.

Next Sunday: Sunday 21st July 2013
11.00 am Morning Prayer - Ken Rutledge

This Week:
Thursday 18th July GFS Outing to Jonny Rocko’s (Irvinestown)

Coming Up:
Friday 30th August Parish BBQ - tickets available soon

Summer Cover
In the event of a pastoral emergency this week, please contact Rev Kyle Hanlon (028 89521030).

Diocesan Magazine
The next Diocesan Magazine deadline will be Sunday 11th August. Please forward any notes, including start dates for organisations, to Gary in good time.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Sermon: 7th July 2013


On Sunday we saw why Peter says we shouldn't be surprised by suffering - as well as the true grace that God gives to help us stand.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Notices: 1st July 2013


Today:
11.00 am Holy Communion

Next Sunday: Sunday 14th July 2013
11.00 am Morning Prayer - Robbie Robinson

Coming Up:
Thursday 18th July GFS Outing to Jonny Rocko’s (Irvinestown)
Friday 30th August Parish BBQ - tickets available soon

Building Works
Thank you to all who have worked so hard to enable us to return to the church building this morning, especially the team of cleaning volunteers.

Summer Cover
In the event of a pastoral emergency this week, please contact Rev Kyle Hanlon (028 8952 1030).

Diocesan Magazine
The next Diocesan Magazine deadline will be Sunday 11th August. Please forward any notes, including start dates for organisations, to Gary in good time.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Sermon: 30th June 2013


On Sunday morning we were continuing our series in 1 Peter, as Peter reminds us that time is short. How can we best use our time in the service of God?

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Notices: 30th June 2013

Today:
11.00 am Service of the Word
6.30 pm SNATCH Planning Meeting - Church Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 7th July
11.00 am Holy Communion - parish church

Church Works Update

It is hoped that we will return to the church building next Sunday, God willing, with the plastering in the porch completed and just the electrical work to be finished early this week. Some help will be required to clean the church building to enable our return. If you are able to help on Thursday or Friday of this week, please speak to Frances Cartwright today.


Diocesan Magazine

The next Diocesan Magazine deadline will be Sunday 11th August. Please forward any notes, including start dates for organisations, to Gary in good time.

Summer Readers
There are still spaces on the rota for reading the Bible on Sunday mornings during the summer. If you would like to be included, please speak to Gary today.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Sermon: 23rd June 2013


On Sunday morning we were delighted to welcome Alastair Donaldson as our visiting preacher. Alastair is a first year ordinand at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, and preached from 1 Peter 3:13-22. Listen in here.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Notices: 23rd June 2013


Today:
11.00 am Morning Prayer - We welcome Alastair Donaldson, a First Year Ordinand at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, who will be embarking on ‘Run4Christ’ around the island of Ireland this summer.

Next Sunday:
Sunday 30th June 2013
11.00 am Service of the Word
4.00 pm SNATCH Planning Meeting - Aghavea Church Halls

Summer Readers
Over the next fortnight the rota for reading the Bible on Sunday mornings will be completed. If you would like to be included, please speak to Gary.

Diocesan Magazine Notes
The next Diocesan Magazine deadline will be Sunday 11th August. Please forward any notes, including start dates for organisations, to Gary in good time.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Notices: 16th June 2013


Today:
11.00 am Family Service - we welcome our speaker, Stewart Glendinning. Followed by Parish Lunch.
7.30 pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Memorial Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 23rd June
11.00 am Morning Prayer. Speaker: Alastair Donaldson, CITI

This Week:
Tuesday 18th
8pm Select Vestry

G8 Prayer Centres
Enniskillen Cathedral Pre-G8 Service today at 3pm. Enniskillen Methodist Church now until 8pm on Tuesday 18th - a 24/7 prayer facility in; drop in to pray at any time. Also, Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th from 9.30am - 9.30pm at the Fountain Centre, Kesh.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Notices: 9th June 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Holy Communion
7.30 pm SNATCH - final night

Next Sunday: Sunday 16th June 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Children’s Day Family Service & Parish Lunch
7.00 pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Memorial Hall

Coming Up:
Tuesday 18th Select Vestry - items for agenda, please

Parish Lunch
Please sign up on the list for next Sunday’s lunch. We look forward to welcoming Mr Stewart Glendinning as our speaker. Donations received at the lunch will go to the work of CMS Ireland and the porch repairs.

Scripture Union

The final session of ‘It’s Your Move’ with the P7s in Brookeborough Primary School is tomorrow afternoon. Please pray for Jeff and the team, and the P7s as they prepare to move schools in September.

G8 Prayer Summit

8pm on Friday 14th through to 8pm on Tuesday 18th - a 24/7 prayer facility in Enniskillen Methodist Church; feel free to drop in to pray at any time.

G8 Prayer Centre

Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th from 9.30am - 9.30pm: Fountain Centre, Kesh.

Pre-G8 Service

Sunday 16th at 3pm in Enniskillen Cathedral, organised by the ‘Enough Food For Everyone If’ campaign.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Sermon: 2nd June 2013


On Sunday morning at our special Gift Day service, we celebrated God the Giver as we listened in to Jesus speaking with Nicodemus, teaching him about God's love.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Notices: 2nd June 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Service of the Word
7.30 pm Favourite Hymns evening

Next Sunday: Sunday 9th June
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Holy Communion
7.30 pm SNATCH

This Week
Saturday 8th
Sunday School Trip to Portrush - bus leaves Station House at 8am.

Children’s Day & Parish Lunch
Sunday 16th June. Speaker: Stewart Glendinning, followed by Parish Lunch. Please sign up on the list in the porch if you’re planning to come for your lunch!

Diocesan Magazine
Any news or articles for the July/August edition of the Diocesan Magazine should be with the Rector by Thursday, please.

Jeff Gawn
Please pray for Jeff Gawn (SU) as he delivers the second It’s Your Move lesson tomorrow afternoon in Brookeborough PS.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Sermon: 26th May 2013


On Sunday morning, we continued in our series studying Peter's first letter. Having discovered that Christians are God's chosen people, Peter goes on to help us live as aliens and exiles in this world.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Notices: 26th May 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer
7.30 pm SNATCH

Next Sunday: Sunday 2nd June 2013: GIFT DAY
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Service of the Word
7.30 pm Favourite Hymns Evening

This Week:
Thursday 30th
7.30pm Bowls Tournament as part of Brookeborough Community Festival - Colebrooke Church Hall

Coming Up:
Saturday 8th Sunday School Trip to Portrush
Sunday 16th Children’s Day & Parish Lunch

Address Updates
Please return the contact details form to Albert as soon as possible. Updated details are required to ensure Gift Aid claims are accurate. Spare forms are available from the porch.

Favourite Hymns
Gift Day is next Sunday, 2nd June, and we look forward to an evening of Favourite Hymns. Please use the sheets to nominate your favourite hymns by today. We will try to use hymns from everyone’s lists.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Sermons 19th May 2013


On Sunday morning at our Family Service, we were thinking about building the church - not of stone or brick, but of living stones - people, built on Christ the cornerstone (1 Peter 2:4-10).

In the Brooke Hall on Sunday evening, we learnt about the promise of the Holy Spirit from the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Notices: 19th May 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Family Service
7.00 pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Memorial Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 26th May 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer
7.30 pm SNATCH

This Week:
Tuesday 21st
8pm Select Vestry - agendas available for collection

Coming Up:
Sunday 2nd Gift Day and Favourite Hymns

Favourite Hymns
Please use the sheets on the table to nominate your favourite hymns for use on Sunday 2nd June.

Building Works

Work continues to progress on the interior of the porch.

Brookeborough Community Development Association
AGM on Tuesday 21st at 8pm in the Station House. Brookeborough Community Festival 29th May - 1st June. Details in local papers.

Parish Readers / Diocesan Reader
Parish and Diocesan Readers are those who assist in the leading of services and preaching. Training courses will take place in the diocese this autumn and next spring. Please speak to the Rector if you would be interested in joining the course.

It’s Your Move
Pray for Jeff Gawn (SU) in Brookeborough PS tomorrow with the P7s.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Sermon: 12th May 2013


On Sunday morning our reading was 1 Peter 1:22-2:3, where Peter writes to the scattered Christians about the imperishable word which, like a seed has been planted deeply in their hearts, and which they should long like babies wanting their milk. What is the fruit of the seed? Genuine mutual love.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Notices: 12th May 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer
7.30 pm SNATCH

Next Sunday: Sunday 19th May 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Family Service
7.00 pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Memorial Hall

This Week:
Tuesday 14th
8pm MU - Sylvia Bourke ‘Care for the Family’

Saturday 18th
Mothers’ Union outing to Ballydougan Pottery & Lisburn. Bus leaves Station House at 9am sharp.

Coming Up:
Tuesday 21st Select Vestry - items for agenda with Rector, please.

Address Updates
Please return the contact details form to Albert as soon as possible. Updated details are required to ensure Gift Aid claims are accurate. Spare forms are available from the porch.

Building Update
Work is continuing in the church porch, with progress being made each day. Until the work is completed, we will continue to meet in the hall.

Favourite Hymns
Gift Day is on Sunday 2nd June, and we look forward to an evening of Favourite Hymns. Please use the sheets to nominate your favourite hymns. We will try to use hymns from everyone’s lists.

Lisnaskea High School Community Action Group
Public Meeting on Wednesday 15th May at 7.30pm in the Assembly Hall. Community Impact Assessment report will be presented in advance of the closure of the consultation (19th May).

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Sermon: 5th May 2013


On Sunday we continued our series in 1 Peter as we discovered that God's true grace for elect exiles makes us ransomed, holy children. (1 Peter 1:13-21)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Notices: Sunday 5th May 2013


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Holy Communion

Next Sunday: Sunday 12th May 2013
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer
7.30 pm SNATCH

This Week:
Wednesday 8th
8pm Fivemiletown MU Open Night - Suicide Prevention - everyone most welcome
Friday 10th
8pm MU Area Service - Garvary Church

Coming Up:

Tuesday 14th MU - ‘Care for the Family’ - Sylvia Bourke
Saturday 18th MU Outing: Ballydougan Pottery & Lisburn

Vestry News

Work in the porch has now begun. Services will be held in the Church Hall while work continues. Bishop John writes: ‘Best wishes for your building work and temporary removal from the church building.’

Sunday School Trip
Saturday 8th June to Portrush. Please sign up on the list in the porch.

Diocesan Magazine
Notes for the June edition with the Rector by Wednesday, please.

Scripture Union
The ‘It’s Your Move’ programme for P7s begins this Wednesday in Maguiresbridge PS and on 20th May in Brookeborough PS. Please pray for Jeff Gawn and the team. Prayer letters available today.

Care for the Family

‘Getting Your Kids Through Church Without Them Ending Up Hating God’ - Rob Parsons in Enniskillen Cathedral Hall this Thursday 9th May at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from Real Life Bookshop, Enniskillen.