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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Notices: Palm Sunday 29th March 2015

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.

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.


  1. wished i lived nearer the church the 6 30 dawn service sounds lovelyx

  2. ah wish i lived nearer the church that 6 30 dawn service sounds lovely an amazing ideax