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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?