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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Sermon: 22nd February 2015


On Sunday morning we continued our series in Luke's Gospel as Jesus journeys towards the cross. In Luke 12: 35-53 he points forward to the time between his ascension and his return, to show us what the Faithful Servant looks like - watching and working while we wait for his return.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Sermon: 18th February 2015


Last Wednesday night we began our special Lent series 'Wisdom for Life' in the book of Proverbs. We started by looking at The Beginning of Wisdom from Proverbs 1:1-7.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Sermon: 15th February 2015


At our last family service, we were thinking about foolish farmers and treasure. Listen in to hear what happened from Luke 12: 13-34.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Notices: Sunday 22nd February 2015


Today:
10am Sunday School
11am Morning Prayer
7pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Church Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 1st March 2015
10am Sunday School & Confirmation Group
11am Holy Communion - Luke 12:54-13:9 Repent or perish
7pm Evening Prayer

This Week:
Monday 23rd
8pm Bowls

Wednesday 25th
6.30pm GFS
8pm Lent Midweek Service

Friday 27th
8pm Gospel Concert

Coming Up:

Monday 2nd Bowls friendly away at Fivemiletown Methodist
Tuesday 3rd Crosslinks Prayer Meeting - Aghavea Hall
Thursday 5th Brookeborough Methodist Fashion Show - Aghavea Hall

Gospel Concert
Featuring Kenny Archer, Ballybay Country Gospel Group, Marina Elliott & family.
Friday 27th February at 8pm in Aghavea Church Hall. Tickets £6 (including supper).

Wisdom for Life
Lent Midweek Series in Proverbs - Wednesday nights at 8pm

Confirmation
Bishop John will be with us in Aghavea for Confirmation on Sunday 26th April.
Preparation for Confirmation for young people will be held on the five Sundays in March, from 10am - 10.50am in the Church Hall. A further meeting will be on Sunday 19th April. Any adults wishing to be Confirmed should speak to Gary.

Dates for your Diary - Events in Aghavea Hall
Thursday 5th March Brookeborough Methodist Church - Fashion Show
Thursday 26th March Brookeborough Primary School PTSA - Cookery Demo

SU Coffee Morning
Saturday 7th March from 10.30am - 12.30pm in Enniskillen Presbyterian Halls

Women’s World Day of Prayer
Friday 6th March at 8pm in Colebrooke Parish Church. All welcome.

Sermon Notes: The Faithful Servant (Luke 12: 35-53)
Watching & working while we wait for his return
Watching (35-40)
Ready for the return of the master
Master coming from a wedding banquet - late night
Open the door when he knocks
Blessed - master himself serves them
Thief doesn’t make an appointment - need to be ready any time
Point: ‘The Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’
Q: Are we watching for the coming of the Master?
Working (41-48)
Master leaves us work to get on with
- Blessing for those found at their work
- Unfaithful servant in danger
- Live up to what you’ve been given & entrusted
Jesus brings division - even in households - will we serve him? (49-53)
Q: Are you watching and working as you wait for his return?

Information and Support Evening on Alzheimers
Thursday 5th March at 7.30pm in Enniskillen Cathedral Hall. Speakers from the medical profession and local support groups. Organised by Clogher Diocesan Ministry of Healing and Clogher Board of Social Theology in Action. All welcome.

Mothers’ Union Invitations
Tuesday 3rd March: Brookeborough WI - 7.30pm in the Primary School.
Saturday 21st March: MU Quiet Day with Bishop Fanta Clarke in Clabby - 10.30am-3pm. Booking essential - speak to Valerie Crawford.

Mothers’ Union Outing
Saturday 23rd May 2015. Morning Coffee in The Tannery, Moira; shopping in Newtownards; Flower Festival and evening meal at St Mary’s Comber. To book your place, speak to Valerie Crawford or Helen Rutledge.

Prayer Diary
Sun 22nd Pray for persecuted Christians for grace to keep the faith
Mon 23rd The bowling club, for friendship and fellowship in sport
Tue 24th Pray for those preparing for marriage & married couples
Wed 25th GFS girls and leaders as they learn and grow together
Thur 26th The farming community, producing food for all
Fri 27th The Gospel Concert tonight, as we welcome & serve visitors
Sat 28th Give thanks for God’s faithfulness this past month
Sun 1st Bishop John as he leads the diocese of Clogher
Pray continually - 1 Thessalonians 5: 17
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, 15 February 2015

Notices: Sunday 15th February 2015


Today:
10am Sunday School
11am Church Family Service

Next Sunday: Sunday 22nd February 2015
10am Sunday School
11am Morning Prayer - Luke 12: 35-59 The Faithful Servant
7pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Hall

This Week:
Monday 16th
8pm Bowling Club

Tuesday 17th
8pm Select Vestry - agenda available today

Wednesday 18th
6.30pm GFS
8pm Lent Midweek Service

Coming Up:
Friday 27th Gospel Concert - tickets available now
Tue 3rd March Crosslinks Western Prayer Meeting - Aghavea Church Hall
Sun 19th April Easter Vestry

Gospel Concert
Featuring Kenny Archer, Ballybay Country Gospel Group, Marina Elliott & family
Friday 27th February at 8pm in Aghavea Church Hall
Tickets £6 (including supper) available now

Wisdom for Life
Lent Midweek Series in Proverbs
Wednesday nights at 8pm beginning this Wednesday 18th February

Confirmation
Bishop John will be with us in Aghavea for Confirmation on Sunday 26th April.
Preparation for Confirmation for young people will be held on the five Sundays in March, from 10am - 10.50am in the Church Hall. A further meeting will be on Sunday 19th April. Any adults wishing to be Confirmed should speak to Gary.

Mothers’ Union Invitations
Tuesday 3rd March: Brookeborough WI - 7.30pm in the Primary School.
Saturday 21st March: MU Quiet Day with Bishop Fanta Clarke in Clabby - 10.30am-3pm. Booking essential - speak to Valerie Crawford.

Women’s World Day of Prayer
Friday 6th March at 8pm in Colebrooke Parish Church. All welcome.

Mothers’ Union Outing
Saturday 23rd May 2015. Morning Coffee in The Tannery, Moira; shopping in Newtownards; Flower Festival and evening meal at St Mary’s Comber. To book your place, speak to Valerie Crawford or Helen Rutledge.

Dates for your Diary - Events in Aghavea Hall
Thursday 5th March Brookeborough Methodist Church - Fashion Show
Thursday 26th March Brookeborough Primary School PTSA - Cookery Demonstration with Noel McMeel (Lough Erne Hotel)

Prayer Diary
Sun 15th Myrtle and the choir as they lead our praise
Mon 16th The housebound, for continuing fellowship
Tue 17th Select Vestry meets tonight - for wisdom and guidance
Wed 18th Lent services begin- pray that we’ll grow in God’s wisdom
Thur 19th SAMS missionary Claire Holmes, serving in Paraguay
Fri 20th Horizon West, caring for children with cancer
Sat 21st Sunday School teachers preparing for tomorrow’s classes
Sun 22nd Pray for persecuted Christians for grace to keep the faith
I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Psalm 116: 1

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.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Sermon: Sunday 8th February 2015


On Sunday we were looking at the Woes of Religion from the end of Luke 11, and also the answer to outward religion from the start of Luke 12. Why did Jesus condemn religious people? What are the dangers of being religious?

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Notices: Sunday 8th February 2015


Today:
10am Sunday School
11am Morning Prayer
7pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Church Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 15th February 2015
10am Sunday School
11am Church Family Service- Luke 12:13-21 The Foolish Farmer

This Week:
Monday 9th
8pm Bowls

Tuesday 10th
8pm Mothers’ Union: Valerie McMorris, Faith & Policy

Wednesday 11th
6.30pm GFS
8pm Bible Study

Thursday 12th
8pm Bowls match away v Colebrooke

Coming Up:
Tuesday 17th Select Vestry - items for the agenda by Thursday, please
Wed 18th Ash Wednesday - Lent Midweek services begin
Friday 27th Gospel Concert - tickets available now

Gospel Concert
Featuring Kenny Archer, Ballybay Country Gospel Group, Marina Elliott & family
Friday 27th February at 8pm in Aghavea Church Hall
Tickets £6 (including supper) available now

Wisdom for Life
Lent Midweek Series in Proverbs
Wednesday nights at 8pm beginning 18th February

Clogher Diocese Music Bursary
Clogher Diocese have a Music Bursary Scheme, providing grants towards music tuition for those who are playing or will play their instrument in church. A new round of funding has begun, with applications now being received. For more information, speak to the Rector or contact the Diocesan Office (66347879)

CMS Ireland Project Launch
The ‘Little Lights’ Sunday School project ‘Pit Stop’ will be in Enniskillen Cathedral Hall on Thursday 12th February between 4.30pm and 6.15pm.

Sermon Notes: The Woes of Religion(Luke 11:37 - 12:12)
The Woes of Outward Religion (37-52)
Problem: Clean on the outside, dirty on the inside - hypocrisy!
- Woe 1: Tithing herbs, neglecting justice and love
- Woe 2: Prime positions, wanting to be seen
- Woe 3: Making others impure without warning
- Woe 4: Burdening people, not easing burdens
- Woe 5: Backing the attacking of God’s spokesmen
- Woe 6: Blocking people from coming to God
- Q: Are we aware of the signs of outward, people pleasing religion in our lives?
The Answer to Outward Religion (1-12)
Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees - their hypocrisy
- Integrity - be ready for secrets to not stay secret
- Don’t fear people - fear God who loves you, so don’t be afraid!
- Don’t be ashamed of being Christ’s person
- Q: How will knowing God help us to combat hypocrisy in our lives?

Crosslinks News
Crosslinks have a new Ireland Team Leader. Rev David Luckman began work on 2nd February. Aghavea will be hosting a new quarterly Crosslinks Prayer Meeting, the first of which is being held on Tuesday 3rd March at 8pm in the Church Hall.

Confirmation
Bishop John will be with us in Aghavea for Confirmation on Sunday 26th April.
Preparation for Confirmation for young people will be held on the five Sundays in March, from 10am - 10.50am in the Church Hall. A further meeting will be on Sunday 19th April. Any adults wishing to be Confirmed should speak to Gary.

Prayer Diary
Sun 8th Pray for all who will teach God’s word today
Mon 9th Crosslinks: new Ireland Team Leader, David Luckman
Tue 10th Mothers’ Union meeting tonight - for fellowship together
Wed 11th All who are ill, to find strength in God’s sufficient grace
Thur 12th CMS Ireland, launching ‘Little Lights’ project today
Fri 13th Local nursing homes- residents & staff caring for them
Sat 14th Pray as you invite people along to the Gospel Concert
Sun 15th Myrtle and the choir as they lead our praise
Pray continually - 1 Thessalonians 5: 17
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.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Sermon: 1st February 2015


On Sunday we listened in as Jesus drove out a demon, only to face opposition on various fronts. Was Jesus working for the devil? Did the crowd need more persuasion by extraordinary signs? We discovered that Jesus is the Stronger, Something Greater Saviour from Luke 11:13-36.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Sermon: 25th January 2015


We're continuing our series as we follow Jesus up towards Jerusalem. Along the way, the disciples watch Jesus praying, and ask him to teach them how to pray. Here we look at what Jesus says about praying to our Father in Luke 11:1-13.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Notices: Sunday 1st February 2015


Today:
10am Sunday School
11am Holy Communion
7pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Memorial Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 8th February 2015
10am Sunday School
11am Morning Prayer - Luke 11:37-12:12 The woes of religion
7pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Church Hall

This week:
Monday 2nd
8pm Bowls friendly match away at Enniskillen Methodist

Wednesday 4th
6.30pm GFS

Friday 6th
8.30pm CDYC Country Ceilidh in Colaghty Church Hall, Lack. Meet at Aghavea at 7.30pm - Consent forms from SNATCH leaders.

Coming up:
Thursday 12th Bowls match away v Colebrooke

Clogher Diocesan Youth Council: Country Ceilidh
Friday 6th February at 8.30pm in Colaghty Church Hall, Lack.
Meet at Aghavea at 7.30pm. Consent forms from SNATCH Leaders.

Wisdom for Life
Lent Midweek Series in Proverbs
Wednesday nights at 8pm beginning 18th February

Gospel Concert
Featuring Kenny Archer, Ballybay Country Gospel Group, Marina Elliott & family
Friday 27th February at 8pm in Aghavea Church Hall
Tickets £6 (including supper) available from today

Sermon Notes: The Stronger, Something Greater Saviour (Luke 11: 14-36)
The Exorcism: displays his power (14)
- Simple, straightforward driving out of a demon
- Crowd amazed, but also leads to two other reactions:
The Excuse: denying his power (15-26)
- Jesus working for the devil?
- Is Satan’s kingdom divided? No, need another explanation
- ‘By the finger of God’ - link to Exodus 8:19
- Jesus the ‘stronger man’ defeating the devil
- Moral reform/self-effort not enough - need Jesus for victory
The Extraordinary: demanding his power (27-36)
- Wanting a sign (16)
- Sign of Jonah - 3 days in fish, resurrected, proclamation
- Queen of South (1 Kings 10:1) and Jonah will condemn this generation - something greater is here!
- Sight test - are you seeing light or darkness?
- Blessing for those who hear and obey God’s word
Jesus exceeds our expectations - he is the Stronger, Something Greater Saviour - will we see him as he is today?

CMS Project Launch
The ‘Little Lights’ Sunday School project ‘Pit Stop’ will be in Enniskillen Cathedral Hall on Thursday 12th February between 4.30pm and 6.15pm.

Prayer Diary
Sun 1st Bishop John, as he leads the Diocese of Clogher
Mon 2nd Local churches, as we seek to work together for God’s glory
Tue 3rd Diocesan Council meets today - pray for wisdom
Wed 4th All who mourn, for God’s comfort, strength and hope
Thur 5th Jeff Gawn, speaking in assemblies, SU groups and RE lessons
Fri 6th SNATCH members attending the CDYC Ceilidh in Lack
Sat 7th As you go shopping, remember The Pantry, feeding the needy
Sun 8th Pray for all who will teach God’s word today
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.