Sunday, 13 April 2014

Notices: Palm Sunday 13th April 2014


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

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