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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

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