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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Notices: Sunday 27th April 2014


Today:

11.00 am Morning Prayer followed by Lunch and the Easter Vestry
7.30 pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 4th May 2014
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Holy Communion - Titus 1:1-4 Introducing Titus

This Week:
Friday 2nd
GFS Diocesan Service - Ballinamallard

Coming Up:
Tuesday 13th Mothers’ Union at Crom - tour and supper
Friday 16th Mothers’ Union Area Service in Aghavea

Dates for your Diary
16th May - Mothers’ Union Area Service - speaker: Rev Melanie Lacy
1st June - Gift Day & Favourite Hymns - speaker: Very Rev Raymond Ferguson
15th June - Children’s Day - speaker: Mr Johnny Beare (Dundonald)

Clogher Diocesan Youth Council: The Way Forward
Following consultation events in January, the Youth Council are providing follow-up meetings to chart the way forward. These will be held on 14th May (Trinity Hall, Lisnaskea at 7pm), 19th May (Archdale Hall, Ballinamallard at 7pm) and 22nd May (St Patrick’s Church, Monaghan at 7pm.) All youth leaders welcome.

Southern Health Trust: Visiting Update
The Southern Health Trust (Craigavon, South Tyrone & Daisy Hill Hospitals) have reviewed their Data Protection and Confidentiality Policies. Visiting clergy will no longer have access to patient lists. Eventually, this may also be the case in the Western Trust. If you or a relative are going into hospital, or have arrived in hospital, please let the Rector know.

It’s Your Move
The SU programme of RE Lessons to help P7s move from Primary School to Secondary School is here again! Please pray for Jeff Gawn and the teams working in Maguiresbridge PS (30th Apr, 7th & 14th May) and Brookeborough PS (6th, 13th, 19th May).

Easter Vestry: 27th April
Our Easter Vestry is today. Following our Morning Service we will share in a light lunch before beginning the meeting at 12.30pm. At the Easter Vestry, we hear reports from the previous year, reviewing God’s faithfulness and blessing since last we met as the General Vestry.
We also look to the future as we elect Churchwardens, Glebewardens and Select Vestry. This is also a triennial year, in which we elect parish representatives for a new three year period: 4 Parochial Nominators and 3 Diocesan Synod representatives with their respective supplementals. Parochial Nominators are the people from the parish who, along with diocesan representatives, form the Board of Nomination to appoint a new Rector if a vacancy should occur. Diocesan Synod representatives attend the yearly meeting of Synod on an evening in September, helping to keep the diocese on track for supporting and encouraging mission in the parishes.
The meeting is open to all, but only those on the Register of Vestrymen are entitled to vote. Please sign the list in the porch to assist with catering arrangements. Come along and play your part in the life of the church - no one will be under any pressure to stand for office.

Can’t Cook Won’t Cook
Rev Gary McMurray v David Atwell
Friday 6th June at 7.30pm in Aghavea Church Hall
Tickets £5 from Sharon Clarke or the SEFF Office
Supporting young people affected by terrorism to attend an international conference this summer

SU Prayer Meeting
Special Prayer Meeting for local pupils and schools at the beginning of the summer term: Thursday 8th May at 8pm in the Bridge Centre (Enniskillen Presbyterian Church). Organised by Scripture Union. All welcome.

Prayer Diary
Sun 27th Wisdom as the Easter Vestry meets to appoint and elect Wardens, Vestry, Synodsmen and Nominators
Mon 28th Pupils & teachers back at school, preparing for exams
Tue 29th SAMS missionaries making Jesus known in S America
Wed 30th Give thanks for God’s faithfulness this past month
Thur 1st Bishop John as he leads the diocese of Clogher
Fri 2nd GFS girls and leaders at the Diocesan Service
Sat 3rd Neighbours and friends - for ways to share the gospel
Sun 4th Pray for hunger for God’s word as we gather together
I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Cross Examined: All the Audio


Last week we shared in Cross Examined with the congregation of Brookeborough Methodists. In Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter, we listened in to some of the witnesses. Here are the sermons from each of the evenings:

1. The woman who anointed Jesus
2. The disciple who betrayed Jesus
3. The disciple who denied Jesus
4. Jesus: faithful to death
5. The centurion who crucified Jesus

Sermons by Rev Colin Milligan and Rev Gary McMurray.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Notices: Easter Sunday 20th April 2014


Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Today:
11.00 am Easter Family Celebration

Next Sunday: Sunday 27th April 2014
11.00 am Morning Service - Matthew 28:16-20 followed by a light lunch and at 12.30pm Easter Vestry

Coming Up:
Friday 2nd May GFS Service Ballinamallard
Tuesday 13th Mothers’ Union at Crom Castle
Friday 16th MU Area Service in Aghavea Church

Easter Vestry: 27th April
Our Easter Vestry will be held next Sunday 27th April. Following our Morning Service we will share in a light lunch before beginning the meeting at 12.30pm. At the Easter Vestry, we hear reports from the previous year, reviewing God’s faithfulness and blessing since last we met as the General Vestry.

We also look to the future as we elect Churchwardens, Glebewardens and Select Vestry. This is also a triennial year, in which we elect parish representatives for a new three year period: 4 Parochial Nominators and 3 Diocesan Synod representatives with their respective supplementals. Parochial Nominators are the people from the parish who, along with diocesan representatives, form the Board of Nomination to appoint a new Rector if a vacancy should occur. Diocesan Synod representatives attend the yearly meeting of Synod on an evening in September, helping to keep the diocese on track for supporting and encouraging mission in the parishes.

The meeting is open to all, but only those on the Register of Vestrymen are entitled to vote. Please sign the list in the porch to assist with catering arrangements. Come along and play your part in the life of the church - no one will be under any pressure to stand for office.

The Real Easter Egg

Thank you to the Select Vestry for supplying The Real Easter Eggs for everyone in attendance today. More info at: www.realeasteregg.co.uk

Prayer Diary
Sun 20th Give thanks for Jesus’ resurrection - and our hope
Mon 21st CMSI mission partners, especially in Shyogwe, Rwanda
Tue 22nd Remember those who go hungry today & The Pantry
Wed 23rd Parents and children, enjoying Easter holidays
Thur 24th Faithfulness to God’s word in study and pulpit
Fri 25th Those who are unemployed, unable to find work
Sat 26th Clogher Diocesan Youth Council as it plans future work
Sun 27th Wisdom as the Easter Vestry meets to appoint and elect Wardens, Vestry, Synodsmen & Nominators

...because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:24-25

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Notices: Palm Sunday 13th April 2014


Today:

10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer
7.30 pm Praise Service led by SNATCH

Next Sunday: Sunday 20th April 2014
11.00 am Easter Family Celebration - come along to make sure you receive a special surprise!

This Week:
Cross Examined Holy Week services at 8pm each evening - see details below

Coming Up:
Sunday 27th 12.30pm Easter Vestry

CROSS EXAMINED: the witnesses testify
Monday 14th: Aghavea - The woman who anointed Jesus
Tuesday 15th: Aghavea - The disciple who betrayed Jesus
Wednesday 16th: Brookeborough - The disciple who denied Jesus
Thursday 17th: Aghavea - Jesus: Obedient to the Father
Friday 18th: Brookeborough - The centurion who crucified Jesus
Services at 8pm each evening. All welcome as we listen to the characters around the cross.

Mothers’ Union Outing
Saturday 31st May: Hillmount Garden Centre; The Somme Heritage Centre; shopping at Sprucefield Shopping Centre; dinner at Viscounts, Dungannon. To book your seat on the coach, speak to Valerie Crawford.

Diocesan Magazine
Please send any notes for May’s magazine to Gary by tomorrow.

GFS News
No GFS on Wednesdays 17th & 24th April due to Easter holidays
Friday 2nd May: Diocesan Service in Magheracross Church, Ballinamallard
Crafty GFS Girls in Aghavea!
Well done to our girls in the Diocesan craft competition in their respective age groups: 1st: Abbie Walmsley, Gemma Foster, Kirsty Clarke; 2nd: Rebecca Beacom, Zara Clarke; 3rd: Megan Atwell

Easter Family Fun Day
Brookeborough Elim - Saturday 19th April; 1pm - 4pm including egg hunt, inflatable fun, Easter crafts, Easter treats, face painting and more! All welcome

The Wednesday Club Annual Coffee Morning & Sale of Work
Wednesday 16th April from 10am - 12pm in Brookeborough Methodist Church

Dates for your Diary
27th April - Easter Vestry
16th May - Mothers’ Union Area Service - speaker: Rev Melanie Lacy
1st June - Gift Day, including Favourite Hymns evening - speaker: Very Rev Raymond Ferguson (Dean of Kilmore)
15th June - Children’s Day - speaker: Mr Johnny Beare (Dundonald)

Easter Vestry: 27th April
Our Easter Vestry will be held on Sunday 27th April. Following our Morning Service we will share in a light lunch before beginning the meeting at 12.30pm. At the Easter Vestry, we hear reports from the previous year, reviewing God’s faithfulness and blessing since last we met as the General Vestry.

We also look to the future as we elect Churchwardens, Glebewardens and Select Vestry. This is also a triennial year, in which we elect parish representatives for a new three year period: 4 Parochial Nominators and 3 Diocesan Synod representatives with their respective supplementals. Parochial Nominators are the people from the parish who, along with diocesan representatives, form the Board of Nomination to appoint a new Rector if a vacancy should occur. Diocesan Synod representatives attend the yearly meeting of Synod on an evening in September, helping to keep the diocese on track for supporting and encouraging mission in the parishes.

The meeting is open to all, but only those on the Register of Vestrymen are entitled to vote. Please sign the list in the porch to assist with catering arrangements. Come along and play your part in the life of the church - no one will be under any pressure to stand for office.

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
Thank you for your continued generosity, supporting the work of the Pantry. Your donations have helped over 100 families in need within our local community, as an expression of God’s love. Donations of non-perishable food items, teabags, coffee, cereals and toiletries are especially welcome. If you or someone you know needs help, please call at Val Irvine’s shop, Lisnaskea.

Prayer Diary
Sun 13th SNATCH members as they lead tonight’s praise service
Mon 14th Housebound parishioners as home communions begin
Tue 15th Local churches, especially our links with Brookeborough Methodist Church this week
Wed 16th For at least one person to trust Jesus for the first time
Thur 17th Myrtle and the choir as they lead our praise
Fri 18th Give thanks for the cross of Jesus, the cost of our sin
Sat 19th Tomorrow’s service, to know the joy of the risen Lord
Sun 20th Give thanks for Jesus’ resurrection - and our hope
Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom - Luke 23:42

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Notices: Sunday 6th April 2014


Today:
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer

Next Sunday: Sunday 13th April 2014
10.00 am Sunday School
11.00 am Morning Prayer - Matt 21:1-17 Hosanna!
7.30 pm Praise Service led by SNATCH

This Week:

Tuesday 8th
8pm Mothers’ Union - speaker: Canon Noel Regan
Wednesday 9th
6.30pm GFS
8pm Lent Midweek Service: Endless love

Saturday 12th
10am - 12pm GFS Coffee Morning, Cake & Craft Sale

Coming Up:
Mon 14th Cross Examined: joint Holy Week with B’boro Methodists

Mothers’ Union Outing
Saturday 31st May: Hillmount Garden Centre; The Somme Heritage Centre; shopping at Sprucefield Shopping Centre; dinner at Viscounts, Dungannon. To book your seat on the coach, speak to Valerie Crawford.

GFS News
Saturday 12th: 10am - 12pm Aghavea GFS Coffee Morning in the Church Hall with Cake and Easter Crafts Stalls
No GFS on Wednesdays 17th & 24th April due to Easter holidays
Friday 2nd May: Diocesan Service in Magheracross Church, Ballinamallard

A Portrait of Love: Lent Midweek Services
Final service this Wednesday at 8pm: Endless love

The Wednesday Club Annual Coffee Morning & Sale of Work
Wednesday 16th April from 10am - 12pm in Brookeborough Methodist Church

CROSS EXAMINED: the witnesses testify
Monday 14th: Aghavea - The woman who anointed Jesus
Tuesday 15th: Aghavea - The disciple who betrayed Jesus
Wednesday 16th: Brookeborough - The disciple who denied Jesus
Thursday 17th: Aghavea - Jesus: Obedient to the Father
Friday 18th: Brookeborough - The centurion who crucified Jesus
Services at 8pm each evening. All welcome as we listen to the characters around the cross.

Dates for your Diary
27th April - Easter Vestry
16th May - Mothers’ Union Area Service - speaker: Rev Melanie Lacy
1st June - Gift Day, including Favourite Hymns evening - speaker: Very Rev Raymond Ferguson (Dean of Kilmore)
15th June - Children’s Day - speaker: Mr Johnny Beare (Dundonald)

Easter Vestry: 27th April
Our Easter Vestry will be held on Sunday 27th April. Following our Morning Service we will share in a light lunch before beginning the meeting at 12.30pm. At the Easter Vestry, we hear reports from the previous year, reviewing God’s faithfulness and blessing since last we met as the General Vestry.

We also look to the future as we elect Churchwardens, Glebewardens and Select Vestry. This is also a triennial year, in which we elect parish representatives for a new three year period: 4 Parochial Nominators and 3 Diocesan Synod representatives with their respective supplementals. Parochial Nominators are the people from the parish who, along with diocesan representatives, form the Board of Nomination to appoint a new Rector if a vacancy should occur. Diocesan Synod representatives attend the yearly meeting of Synod on an evening in September, helping to keep the diocese on track for supporting and encouraging mission in the parishes.

The meeting is open to all, but only those on the Register of Vestrymen are entitled to vote. Please sign the list in the porch to assist with catering arrangements. Come along and play your part in the life of the church - no one will be under any pressure to stand for office.

The Pantry (A Helping Hand)
Thank you for your continued generosity, supporting the work of the Pantry. Your donations have helped over 100 families in need within our local community, as an expression of God’s love. Donations of non-perishable food items, teabags, coffee, cereals and toiletries are especially welcome. If you or someone you know needs help, please call at Val Irvine’s shop, Lisnaskea.

Prayer Diary
Sun 6th Sunday School leaders and young people
Mon 7th Bible Society workers as they translate the Bible
Tue 8th Mothers’ Union, promoting God’s love in families
Wed 9th Increasing love, through our study of God’s love
Thur 10th Those who are ill, and those who care for them
Fri 11th Jeff Gawn, and the work of SU across the province
Sat 12th Horizon West staff and families availing of services
Sun 13th SNATCH members as they lead tonight’s praise service

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18