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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Notices: Palm Sunday 29th March 2015


Today:
10am Sunday School & Confirmation Group
11am Morning Prayer
7.30pm Palm Sunday Praise led by SNATCH - Clabby Parish Church

Next Sunday: Easter Day 5th April
6.30am Dawn Service followed by breakfast - Hall car park
11am Easter Family Celebration

This Week:
Monday 30th 8pm Brookeborough Methodist - Forgiveness
Tuesday 31st 8pm Aghavea - Comfort
Wed 1st 8pm Brookeborough Methodist - Assurance
Thursday 2nd 8pm Aghavea - Cost
Good Friday 8pm Brookeborough Methodist - Victory
Saturday 4th 7.30pm CDYC Event - Vigil - Enniskillen Cathedral

Coming Up:
Sun 19th April Family Service, Light Lunch & Easter Vestry
Sun 26th April Confirmation

The Wednesday Club Coffee Morning & Sale of Work
Wednesday 1st April from 10am - 12pm in Brookeborough Methodist Church.

CDYC Event: Vigil
Saturday 4th April at 7.30pm Enniskillen Cathedral. Meeting at Aghavea at 7pm. Consent forms from SNATCH.

Easter General Vestry
The Easter Vestry will be held on Sunday 19th April at 12.30pm, following a light lunch after the Church Family Service. At the meeting we will hear reports on church life, appoint and elect Churchwardens and Glebewardens, and elect the new Select Vestry. All are welcome to the lunch and the meeting, but only Registered Vestry members can stand for election or vote.

Confirmation
Bishop John will be with us for Confirmation on Sunday 26th April. Please plan to come along to support the candidates. Any adults wishing to be Confirmed either on 26th April in Aghavea or 14th May in Portora School Chapel should speak to Gary.

Sermon Notes: The Coming King (John 12: 12-19)
Signs and Scripture testify that Jesus is the King
The Sign shows his power (v17-18)
Lazarus had been called from tomb and raised from dead
Crowd 1 had been with him - ‘continued to testify’
Jesus has power over life and death - crowd 2 in city go out to meet him
The Scripture confirms his position (12-16)
Palms and praises - Crowd shouts Ps 118:26 ‘Blessed is he who comes’
Jesus comes ‘in the name of the Lord’ - with his power and authority
Jesus confirms it by sitting on a donkey - actions speak louder than words
Disciples didn’t get it at first - later remember these things written & done
‘Look, your king is coming’

Mothers’ Union Outing
Sat 23rd May: MU Outing: 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.

Dawn Service

Easter Morning at 6.30am Sunday 5th April, Aghavea Hall Car Park followed by breakfast

Prayer Diary
Sun 29th SNATCH leading tonight’s praise service in Clabby
Mon 30th Pray for all who will come to the Cross Words event this week
Tue 31st Give thanks for God’s mercy and grace in March
Wed 1st Pray for the housebound, sharing in Communion this week
Thur 2nd Bishop John as he gathers and encourages the clergy today
Fri 3rd Take time to think of the cross: thank Jesus for dying for us
Sat 4th Young people attending the CDYC ‘Vigil’ event in Enniskillen
Sun 5th Give thanks for the hope we have because Jesus is alive!
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation - Matt 26:41
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.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Notices: Sunday 22nd March 2015


Today:
10am Sunday School & Confirmation Group
11am Morning Prayer with Baptism - We welcome the family and friends of Mark Millar, who comes to be baptised.
7pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 29th March 2015 - Palm Sunday
10am Sunday School & Confirmation Group
11am Morning Prayer
7.30pm Palm Sunday Praise led by SNATCH - Clabby Parish Church

This Week:
Monday 23rd
8pm Bowls AGM, final night of the season

Wednesday 25th
6.30pm GFS (final night)
8pm Lent Midweek Service

Thursday 26th
7.30pm Brookeborough Primary PTSA Cookery Demo

Coming Up:
Monday 30th 8pm each night - Cross Words - Aghavea & B’boro Methodist
Sat 4th April 7.30pm Vigil CDYC Event in Enniskillen Cathedral
Sun 5th April 6.30am Dawn Service 11am Easter Family Celebration
Sun 19th April Family Service, Light Lunch & Easter Vestry

Mothers’ Union Outing: 23rd May
Morning Coffee in The Tannery; shopping in Newtownards; Flower Festival & meal at St Mary’s Comber. To book, speak to Valerie Crawford or Helen Rutledge.

The Wednesday Club Coffee Morning & Sale of Work
Wednesday 1st April from 10am - 12pm in Brookeborough Methodist Church.

CDYC Event: Vigil
Saturday 4th April at 7.30pm Enniskillen Cathedral. Consent forms from SNATCH.

Confirmation
Bishop John will be with us in Aghavea for Confirmation on Sunday 26th April. Any adults wishing to be Confirmed either on 26th April in Aghavea or on 14th May in Portora School Chapel should speak to Gary.

Brookeborough Primary PTSA: Cookery Demonstration
Noel McMeel (Lough Erne Hotel). Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm in Aghavea Hall. Admission by ticket only £10 from Mary 02889531272 or Lindsey 07500223161.

Dawn Service
Easter Morning at 6.30am Sunday 5th April in Aghavea Hall Car Park followed by breakfast - sign up sheet in porch

Prayer Diary
Sun 22nd Pray for a growing hunger for God’s word
Mon 23rd The Bowling Club - give thanks for the past year
Tue 24th SAMS Mission Partners, especially Claire Holmes
Wed 25th Pray as you invite people to Holy Week & Easter events
Thur 26th Deacon Interns finishing dissertations and beginning the Curacy rounds for September- for wisdom & strength
Fri 27th Brookeborough Primary School, teachers and pupils
Sat 28th Horizon West, helping children and their families
Sun 29th SNATCH, leading tonight’s praise service in Clabby
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! Mark 10:47
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 March 2015

Notices: Sunday 15th March 2015


Today:
10am Sunday School & Confirmation Group
11am Church Family Service

Next Sunday: Sunday 22nd March 2015
10am Sunday School & Confirmation Group
11am Morning Prayer & Baptism
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:
Monday 23rd Bowls AGM
Sunday 29th 7.30pm Palm Sunday Praise led by SNATCH - Clabby Church
Monday 30th 8pm each night - Cross Words - Aghavea & B’boro Methodist
Sat 4th April 7.30pm Vigil CDYC Event in Enniskillen Cathedral
Sun 5th April 6.30am Dawn Service 11am Easter Family Celebration
Sun 19th April Lunch & Easter Vestry

Mothers’ Union Invitation
Saturday 21st March: MU Quiet Day with Bishop Fanta Clarke in Clabby - 10.30am-3pm. Booking essential - speak to Valerie Crawford by today.

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.

Confirmation
Bishop John will be with us in Aghavea for Confirmation on Sunday 26th April.
The Confirmation Group continues to run on Sunday mornings in March. Any adults wishing to be Confirmed either on 26th April in Aghavea or on 14th May in Portora School Chapel should speak to Gary.

CDYC Event: Vigil
Saturday 4th April at 7.30pm in Enniskillen Cathedral. Consent forms from SNATCH leaders.

The Wednesday Club Coffee Morning & Sale of Work
Wednesday 1st April from 10am - 12pm in Brookeborough Methodist Church.

Ladies’ Breakfast
Sat 28th March at 9.30am in the Valley Hotel, FMT, hosted by Fintona Pres Women. Speaker: Gloria Kearney (author). Cost: £7.50. Speak to Valerie Crawford to book.

Cookery Demonstration
Noel McMeel (Lough Erne Hotel). Organised by Brookeborough Primary School PTSA. Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm in Aghavea Church Hall. Admission by ticket only (£10) available from Mary (028) 89531272 or Lindsey 07500223161


Dawn Service

Easter Morning at 6.30am
Sunday 5th April at Aghavea Hall Car Park
followed by breakfast

Prayer Diary
Sun 15th Pray for parents, teaching their children the good news
Mon 16th Those preparing for marriage this year
Tue 17th Select Vestry meets tonight - for wisdom and guidance
Wed 18th The housebound, for continued fellowship
Thur 19th Bible Society partners, bringing the Bible to new areas
Fri 20th Pray for Christians witnessing in the workplace
Sat 21st Myrtle and the choir as they lead our praise tomorrow
Sun 22nd Pray for a growing hunger for God’s word
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.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Notices: Sunday 8th March 2015


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

Next Sunday: Mothering Sunday 15th March 2015
10am Sunday School & Confirmation Group
11am Church Family Service - Luke 13: 22-35 The Fox and the Hen

This Week:
Monday 9th
8pm Bowls

Tuesday 10th
8pm Mothers’ Union - Rev Alastair Donaldson: Run4Christ

Wednesday 11th
6.30pm GFS
8pm Lent Midweek Service

Thursday 12th
Erne Bowls League Play-offs - Aghavea Hall

Coming Up:
Tuesday 17th Select Vestry - items for agenda by Thursday, please

Musical Evening
Tonight at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity, Lisnaskea: Ballyclare Male Voice Choir

Confirmation
Bishop John will be with us in Aghavea for Confirmation on Sunday 26th April.
The Confirmation Group continues to run on Sunday mornings in March. Any adults wishing to be Confirmed either on 26th April in Aghavea or on 14th May in Portora School Chapel should speak to Gary.

Mothers’ Union News
Sat 21st March: MU Quiet Day with Bishop Fanta Clarke in Clabby - 10.30am-3pm. Booking essential - speak to Valerie Crawford.
Sat 23rd May: MU Outing: 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.

Ladies’ Breakfast
Sat 28th March at 9.30am in the Valley Hotel, FMT, hosted by Fintona Pres Women. Speaker: Gloria Kearney (author). Cost: £7.50. Speak to Valerie Crawford to book.

Date for your Diary - Event in Aghavea Hall
Thursday 26th March Brookeborough Primary School PTSA - Cookery Demo

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

The Wednesday Club Coffee Morning & Sale of Work
Wednesday 1st April from 10am - 12pm in Brookeborough Methodist Church.

Sermon Notes: A Loosed Woman (Luke 13: 10-21)
God’s kingdom changes lives, as it grows from small beginnings

God’s kingdom changes lives (10-17)
- A bound woman - crippled, bent over, 18 years of affliction
- Freedom! ‘Woman, you are set free’ - loosed, untied
- Synagogue leader unimpressed - cured on sabbath - come any other day
- Hypocrites! They untie their animals to give them a drink
- Woman untied from Satan’s bondage
- Shame of opponents; celebration of the crowd
Q: Have we found this freedom Jesus brings?

God’s kingdom grows from small beginnings (18-21)
- Explaining what the kingdom of God is like - connected by ‘therefore’
- Mustard seed (small) grows to become a tree (big)
- Yeast (seems small, unimportant) affects big bowl of flour
- Big things come from small beginnings
Q: What small things will you for the kingdom (which could yield massive results, in God’s grace)?


Dawn Service
Sunday 5th April Easter Morning at 6.30am in Aghavea Hall Car Park, followed by breakfast

Prayer Diary
Sun 8th Sunday School, Confirmation class & SNATCH growing in faith
Mon 9th All who mourn, for God’s comfort and strength
Tue 10th Mothers’ Union members around the world, living for Christ
Wed 11th GFS girls and leaders as they learn and grow together
Thur 12th Open Doors, particularly Christians held by Islamic State
Fri 13th Local schools, for teachers and pupils
Sat 14th Ask God for help as you invite people to the Holy Week services
Sun 15th Pray for parents as they teach children the good news of Jesus
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, 1 March 2015

Notices: Sunday 1st March 2015


Today:
10am Sunday School & Confirmation Group
11am Holy Communion
7pm Evening Prayer - Aghavea Church Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 8th March 2015
10am Sunday School & Confirmation Group
11am Morning Prayer - Luke 13: 10-21 Woman, you are set free
7pm SNATCH - Colebrooke Church Hall

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

Tuesday 3rd
8pm Crosslinks Prayer Meeting - Aghavea Hall

Wednesday 4th
6.30pm GFS
8pm Lent Midweek Service - The Sluggard

Thursday 5th
7.30pm Alzheimers Information Evening - Enniskillen Hall
8pm Brookeborough Methodist Fashion Show - Aghavea

Friday 6th
8pm Women’s World Day of Prayer - Colebrooke Church

Coming up:
Tuesday 10th Mothers’ Union - Rev Alastair Donaldson (Run4Christ)

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

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.

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

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

Concert
Thank you to all who helped to make Friday’s Gospel Concert such a success.

Sermon Notes: Repent or Perish (Luke 12:54 - 13:9)
Interpreting the times (12:54-59)
- Reading the weather signs, but not the signs of the time
- Settling the case on the way to the court
- Remember where Jesus is heading... the way of the cross
- Weather forecast: storm clouds rising
Interpreting the news (13:1-5)
- Sin leading to suffering? Disobedience leading to disaster?
- Not in these cases - just like Job, suffering not directly linked to sin
- The danger of dying suddenly & unrepentant
Interpreting the parable (13:6-9)
- The fruitless fig tree - pointless without fruit
- One last chance for the fig tree - bear fruit or cut down
- The time was short for Jerusalem - within 40 years, destruction. Will we hear and heed Jesus’ warning? Repent, or perish.

Mothers’ Union News
Tue 3rd March: Brookeborough WI - 7.30pm in the Primary School.
Sat 21st March: MU Quiet Day with Bishop Fanta Clarke in Clabby - 10.30am-3pm. Booking essential - speak to Valerie Crawford.
Sat 23rd May: MU Outing 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.

Ladies’ Breakfast
Saturday 28th March at 9.30am in the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown, hosted by Fintona Presbyerian Women. Speaker: Gloria Kearney (author). Cost: £7.50. To book, speak to Valerie Crawford

Musical Evening
Sunday 8th March at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity, Lisnaskea: Ballyclare Male Voice Choir

Prayer Diary
Sun 1st Bishop John, as he leads the Diocese of Clogher
Mon 2nd Brookeborough Methodist, as we plan for Holy Week together
Tue 3rd Crosslinks, as the new prayer meeting begins tonight
Wed 4th Those who are ill, for God’s strength in times of weakness
Thur 5th The work of the Pantry, showing God’s love to those in need
Fri 6th All studying to teach God’s word, preparing for Sunday sermons
Sat 7th Jeff Gawn, SU Schools Worker & today’s coffee morning
Sun 8th Sunday School, Confirmation Group & SNATCH, as our young people grow in their faith
Hear my prayer, O God, listen to my prayer. Psalm 61:1
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.