Sunday, 7 September 2014

Notices: Sunday 7th September 2014

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?

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.

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