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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Notices: Sunday 8th March 2015

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

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.

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