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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Notices: Sunday 28th September 2014


Today:
10.00am Sunday School
11.00am Morning Prayer
7.00pm SNATCH at Colebrooke Harvest

Next Sunday: Sunday 5th October 2014
10.00am Sunday School
11.00am Family Harvest Thanksgiving - preacher: Canon Gareth Harron (Magheralin)
7.30pm Harvest Thanksgiving - preacher: Rev Brian Harper (Magheracross)

This Week:
Monday 29th
8pm Bowling Club

Tuesday 30th
7.30pm Choir Practice

Thursday 2nd
2pm Decorating church for harvest

Friday 3rd
8pm Harvest Thanksgiving - preacher: Ven Roderic West (Seapatrick)

Saturday 4th
10.30am SNATCH Activity Day - Castle Archdale

Coming Up:
Saturday 11th Irish Women’s Convention
Saturday 18th GLO - Fivemiletown

GLO
Clogher Diocesan Youth Council, SNATCH YF and Connect YF
Saturday 18th October at 8pm
Fivemiletown Church Halls
Worship, Bible teaching, Games, Food, and much more
Consent forms from SNATCH leaders

Irish Women’s Convention
Saturday 11th October. Bus leaving at 8am to be in Belfast for 9.30am. Return home by 5.30pm. Cost for bus and convention: £20.
There are still some places available - speak to Lynsey to book your place.

Making History Talk - World War One
Exploring our history and building shared understanding.
Tuesday 30th September at 7.30pm in the WV Suite, Westville Hotel, Enniskillen. Organised by the Diocese of Clogher, Enniskillen Methodist & Presbyterian Churches and Co. Fermanagh Grand Lodge. Open to all.

Sermon Notes: Meeting Mysterious Melchizedek (Gen 14)
A royal rumble (v1-12)
- Shinar, Ellasar, Elam, Goiim V Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim, Bela
- Lot taken captive
The returning rescuer (v13-17, 21-24)
- ‘Mess with my family, you mess with me’
- Abram’s refusal of the spoil - you won’t make me rich
A royal priesthood (v18-20)
- Mysterious Melchizedek - why are these verses here?
- King and Priest; bread and wine; blessing
- David’s reference to priest in order of Melchizedek (Ps 110:4)
- Hebrews uses pattern of Melchizedek to point to priestly ministry of King Jesus (Heb 7)
- The power of an indestructible life: an unending priesthood
- Abram’s grateful response of a tithe (tenth)

Harvest Thanksgiving 2014
Friday 3rd October
8pm Harvest Thanksgiving - Preacher: Ven Roderic West (Seapatrick)
Sunday 5th October
11am Family Harvest Thanksgiving - Preacher: Canon Gareth Harron (Magheralin)
7.30pm Harvest Thanksgiving - Preacher: Rev Brian Harper (Magheracross)
Sunday 12th October
7.30pm Harvest Thanksgiving - Brooke Memorial Hall

Prayer Diary
Sun 28th Opportunities for evangelism - pray for our Harvest weekend, and consider who you could invite to come
Mon 29th Those preparing for marriage, to build on Christ’s love
Tue 30th Give thanks for God’s goodness in September
Wed 1st Bishop John, Mary and Dorothy in the See House
Thur 2nd Open Doors, supporting persecuted Christians
Fri 3rd Pray for even one person to become a Christian over our Harvest weekend
Sat 4th The Pantry, supplying needs as we celebrate plenty
Sun 5th Gareth and Brian as they proclaim God’s word - and all as we listen and respond
In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me. Ps 86:7
Prayer Diary updates can be accessed each morning at our Facebook page or by downloading the free ‘PrayerMate’ app for your smartphone and adding the Aghavea Church feed.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Notices: Sunday 21st September 2014


Today:
10.00am Sunday School
11.00am Church Family Service: We welcome Rev Adrian Dorrian as our special visiting speaker this morning.
7.00pm Evening Prayer - Aghavea Church Phil 3:15-4:1

Next Sunday: Sunday 28th September 2014
10.00am Sunday School
11.00am Morning Prayer - Genesis 14:1-24
7.00pm SNATCH at Colebrooke Harvest

This Week:
Monday 22nd
8pm Bowling Club

Tuesday 23rd
7.30pm Sunday School Training - Maguiresbridge Hall
8pm Choir Practice for Harvest

Wednesday 24th
6.30pm GFS begins
8pm Bible Study - 2 Timothy 2:1-13

Thursday 25th
Diocesan Synod - Enniskillen Cathedral

Harvest Thanksgiving 2014


Friday 3rd October
8pm Harvest Thanksgiving - Preacher: Ven Roderic West (Seapatrick)

Sunday 5th October
11am Family Harvest Thanksgiving - Preacher: Canon Gareth Harron (Magheralin)
7.30pm Harvest Thanksgiving - Preacher: Rev Brian Harper (Magheracross)

Sunday 12th October
7.30pm Harvest Thanksgiving - Brooke Memorial Hall

Sunday School Teachers’ Training Evening
Tuesday 23rd Sept - Maguiresbridge Church Hall at 7.30pm. Speaker: Julie Currie, Down & Dromore Children’s Officer

Work Party
Saturday 27th September at the Rectory. All help gratefully received.
For more details speak to the Glebewardens: Davy and Kenny.

Choir Practice
The choir are beginning to practice for our Harvest services this Tuesday night at 8pm in the church building. If you would like to join up, even just for the Harvest, please come along on Tuesday night. You will be made most welcome!

Irish Women’s Convention
Saturday 11th October. Bus leaving at 8am to be in Belfast for 9.30am.
Return home by 5.30pm. Cost for bus and convention: £20.
There are still some places available - speak to Lynsey to book your place.

Making History Talk - World War One
Exploring our history and building shared understanding.
Tuesday 30th September at 7.30pm in the WV Suite, Westville Hotel, Enniskillen. Organised by the Diocese of Clogher, Enniskillen Methodist & Presbyterian Churches and Co. Fermanagh Grand Lodge. Open to all.

Prayer Diary
Sun 21st Our new mission partners, with changed circumstances - for continued faith after being expelled at short notice
Mon 22nd All who are ill at home or in hospital - for God’s healing
Tue 23rd Myrtle and the choir preparing for harvest, as well as leading our praise each Sunday
Wed 24th GFS leaders and girls as they begin a new year tonight
Thur 25th Diocesan Synod meeting today in Enniskillen - for gospel growth in the church in our part of the world
Fri 26th SAMS mission partners in South America, especially Claire Holmes in Concepcion, Paraguay
Sat 27th The farming community, giving thanks for recent good weather
Sun 28th Opportunities for evangelism - pray for our Harvest weekend, and consider who you could invite to come

Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. (Psalm 25:6)

Prayer Diary updates can be accessed each morning at our Facebook page or by downloading the free ‘PrayerMate’ app for your smartphone and adding the Aghavea Church feed.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Notices: Sunday 14th September 2014


Today:
10.00am Sunday School
11.00am Morning Prayer
7.00pm SNATCH - Aghavea Hall (note new time!)

Next Sunday: Sunday 21st September 2014
11.00am Church Family Service - preacher: Rev Adrian Dorrian (St Mark’s, Dundela) - Luke 15:1-7
7.00pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Memorial Hall - Philippians 3:15-4:1

This Week:
Monday 15th
8pm Bowling Club

Tuesday 16th
8pm Select Vestry - agenda available today

Thursday 18th
8pm Rural Deanery Youth Leaders meeting - FMT

Coming Up:
Wed 24th
GFS begins; Bible study

Thursday 25th
Diocesan Synod - Enniskillen Cathedral

Sunday School Teachers’ Training Evening
Tuesday 23rd Sept - Maguiresbridge Church Hall at 7.30pm. Speaker: Julie Currie, Down & Dromore Children’s Officer

Ordinations
Please pray for our visiting preachers preparing for ordination:
Today: Cameron Jones (Intern Deacon for St Nicholas’ Carrickfergus), 3.30pm, St Anne’s Belfast
Robbie Robinson (Intern Deacon for Dungannon) 7.30pm, St Anne’s Church, Dungannon

Irish Women’s Convention
Saturday 11th October. Bus leaving at 8am to be in Belfast for 9.30am. Return home by 5.30pm. Cost for bus and convention: £20. There are still some places available - speak to Lynsey to book your place.

Clogher Diocesan Magazine
Today is the deadline for any articles to be included in October’s magazine. Please forward items to Gary.

SNATCH

Growing in faith through fellowship
Tonight at 7.00pm - Aghavea church halls

Sermon Notes: Walk by faith, not by sight (Gen 13:1-18)
Q: Do we go forward based on what we can see, or what God has promised?

Back to the beginning (v1-4)
- Repentance: returning to where it all began
- ‘He journeyed to the place... to the place...’

Walking by sight? (v5-13)
- Move over!
- Choosing by Lot: ‘Lot looked about him, and saw...’
- There may be trouble ahead

Walking by faith (v14-18)
- LORD reaffirms and expands the promise
- ‘Raise your eyes now, and look... for all the land that you see I will give to you’

Making History Talk - World War One
Exploring our history and building shared understanding.
Tuesday 30th September at 7.30pm in the WV Suite, Westville Hotel, Enniskillen. Organised by the Diocese of Clogher, Enniskillen Methodist & Presbyterian Churches and Co. Fermanagh Grand Lodge. Open to all.

Prayer Diary
Sun 14th SNATCH leaders and members as the new term begins
Mon 15th Crosslinks staff in Belfast and London - for wisdom in finding a new Ireland Team Leader
Tue 16th Select Vestry meets tonight - for God’s guiding
Wed 17th The Pantry, showing God’s love in our community
Thur 18th Jeff Gawn and his SU E3 District Management team
Fri 19th Pray for neighbours, and to be a good neighbour
Sat 20th Tomorrow’s services, as Adrian speaks at the Family Service
Sun 21st Our new mission partners, as we look forward to them visiting next month

In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me. Ps 86:7
Prayer Diary updates can be accessed each morning at our Facebook page or by downloading the free ‘PrayerMate’ app for your smartphone and adding the Aghavea Church feed.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Notices: Sunday 7th September 2014


Today:
11.00am Holy Communion
7.00pm Ordination of Alastair Donaldson as Deacon Intern - St John’s Church, Fivemiletown

Next Sunday: Sunday 14th September 2014
10.00am Sunday School begins
11.00am Morning Prayer - Genesis 13:1-18 If God is for us?
7.00pm SNATCH begins - Aghavea Hall (note new time!)

This week:
Monday 8th
8pm Bowling Club opening night - all welcome!

Tuesday 9th
8pm Mothers’ Union - ‘All kinds of everything’ - Val Irvine

Wednesday 10th
7.30pm Diocesan GFS Leader Training: Aghavea main hall
8pm Bible Study: Vestry room in hall

Coming up:

Tuesday 16th
Select Vestry - items for agenda by Thursday, please

Thursday 18th
Rural Deanery Youth Leader meeting - FMT Hall

Youth and Children’s Ministry Training
Saturday 13th Sept - Invest - Training Day - POSTPONED
Tuesday 23rd Sept - Sunday School Teachers’ Training Evening in Maguiresbridge Church Hall at 7.30pm. Speaker: Julie Currie, Down & Dromore Children’s Officer

Passing on the Baton - 2 Timothy
Wednesday 10th September at 8pm - Vestry room in the Church Hall
There is no pressure to read out loud or speak - come along and share in the Bible study group as we discover how Paul urges Timothy (and us) to ‘continue in what you have learned and firmly believed.’ (2 Tim 3:14)

Organisation Start Dates
Monday 8th - 8pm Bowling Club
Tuesday 9th - 8pm Mothers’ Union (speaker: Val Irvine)
Wednesday 10th - 8pm Bible Study
Sunday 14th - 10am Sunday School; 7pm SNATCH - Aghavea Hall
Wednesday 24th - 6.30pm GFS

Irish Women’s Convention
Saturday 11th October. Bus leaving at 8am to be in Belfast for 9.30am. Return home by 5.30pm. Cost for bus and convention: £20. There are still some places available - speak to Lynsey to book your place.

Sermon Notes: Receiving the Promise (Genesis 12: 1-20)
Receiving the promise means __________ and __________ God’s promise, even in ______________________.

Hearing God’s promise (v 1-3)
Kingdom: ‘God’s people in God’s place under God’s rule and God’s blessing‘ - (Graeme Goldsworthy)

Holding God’s promise (v4-9)
‘By faith Abraham obeyed...’ (Heb 11:8)

Hard times (v10-20)
Famine in the place of blessing
Living by faith or by fear?

Ordinations
Please pray for our visiting preachers preparing for ordination:
7th September: Alastair Dondaldson (Intern Deacon for Fivemiletown), 7pm, St John’s Church, Fivemiletown
14th September: Cameron Jones (Intern Deacon for St Nicholas’ Carrickfergus), 3.30pm, St Anne’s Belfast
Robbie Robinson (Intern Deacon for Dungannon) 7.30pm, St Anne’s Church, Dungannon

Prayer Diary
Sun 7th Alastair Donaldson, bring ordained Deacon tonight for the parish of Fivemiletown
Mon 8th The Bowling Club, growing fellowship through sport
Tue 9th Mothers’ Union at home and abroad, for Christian families
Wed 10th Bible Study begins tonight - for new people to come along, and for wisdom and understanding
Thur 11th All who mourn the loss of loved ones: for God’s comfort
Fri 12th Sunday School teachers preparing for Sunday
Sat 13th Cameron & Robbie being ordained Deacon tomorrow
Sun 14th SNATCH leaders and members as the new term begins

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. 2 Thessalonians 3:5

Prayer Diary updates can be accessed each morning at our Facebook page or by downloading the free ‘PrayerMate’ app for your smartphone and adding the Aghavea Church feed.