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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Notices: Sunday 10th May 2015

11am Morning Prayer & Sunday School
7pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Memorial Hall

Next Sunday: 17th May 2015
11am Church Family Service - The Ascension
7pm SNATCH - Aghavea Hall

This Week:
Tuesday 12th
8pm Mothers’ Union - speaker: Roy Crowe

Thursday 14th
8pm SU Prayer Meeting - Ballinamallard Methodist Church

Coming Up:
Tuesday 19th Select Vestry
Sun 24th May 7.30pm Clogher Rural Deanery Select Vestry Commissioning - Clabby Parish Church. Speaker: Dermot O’Callaghan
Sun 7th June Gift Day & Favourite Hymns evening

Sunday School Update
Sunday School will begin at 11am in church, before the young people and teachers move across to the Church Hall for age-appropriate Bible teaching. This will be on a trial basis running through until Children’s Day on 21st June. For more information, speak to Gary, Linda or any of the Sunday School teachers.

Mothers’ Union News & Invitations
Tuesday 12th May - Aghavea MU at 8pm - Roy Crowe
Wed 13th May - Fivemiletown MU Visitors’ Night at 8pm - Life of Fanny Crosby
Saturday 23rd May - 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.

SU Prayer Meeting
Thursday 14th May at 8pm in Ballinamallard Methodist Church. Come along and pray for Jeff Gawn (SU Schools Worker), and local schools. All welcome.

It’s Your Move
Please pray for the It’s Your Move RE classes in Brookeborough and Maguiresbridge Primary Schools over the next few weeks. P7 pupils will be preparing for the move to secondary school as they learn about God’s love.

Irish Women’s Convention
Holding on to Hope with Nancy Guthrie
Saturday 17th October 2015 in Assembly Buildings, Belfast
We’ve secured a limited number of tickets, priced at £17 (plus transport, to be arranged) - speak to Lynsey to book your place.

1 Thessalonians: Walking Worthy...
3rd May ... as Model Christians (1:1-10)
10th May ... in Evangelism (2:1-8)
24th May ... according to the Word (2:9-16)
31st May ...in Afflictions (2:17-3:13)
14th June ... in Holiness (4:1-12)
28th June ... in Hope (4:13-18)
5th July ... for the Day (5:1-11)
12th July ... in Everyday Life (5:12-28)

The Barnabas Cup
The Churches 7-a-side football tournament is on
Thursday 11th June in Ballinamallard.
To join the Aghavea team, speak to Alan or Gary.

Sermon Notes: Walking Worthy in Evangelism (1 Thess 2: 1-8)
Sharing the gospel of God needs courage, conviction and compassion

Sharing the gospel of God needs courage (1-2)
- Misunderstanding? Our coming to you was not in vain - results
- Already suffered - tempted to be quiet, anything for an easy life?
- ‘We had courage in our God to declare to you...’
Q: How can we find courage to speak when things go against us?

Sharing the gospel of God needs conviction (3-4)
- Motive? NOT: deceit / impure motives / trickery...
- Approved by God, entrusted - we speak to please God (not people)
Q: Who are we trying to please with our words (or absence of them)?

Sharing the gospel of God needs compassion (5-8)
- Manner? NOT: words of flattery / greed / praise...
- Gentle, like a nursing mother; compassion and care
- Sharing not just the gospel, but our own selves
Q: How do we show that we care for people - and grow our love for them?
Let’s pray that we increase in courage, conviction and compassion

Favourite Hymns Evening
Sunday 7th June at 7.30pm.
To nominate your favourite hymns, please pick up a flyer in the porch and return it by Sunday 31st May.
We’ll try to sing something from everybody’s nominations.

Crosslinks Camps
Junior Camp: A Great Escape - Castlewellan Castle 8th-12th August, ages 8-11.
Senior Camp: Rock Solid - Castlewellan Castle 8th-15th August, ages 12-17.
Reset: Dunluce Parish Centre, Bushmills 21st-23rd August, ages 18-30.
See flyers in porch for more information, or visit www.crosslinks.org/camps

Prayer Diary
Sun 10th Pray for all who study and proclaim God’s word
Mon 11th Crosslinks missionaries, for courage, conviction & compassion
Tue 12th Mothers’ Union members, living for Christ worldwide
Wed 13th Local schools, especially P7s in their It’s Your Move lessons
Thur 14th Jeff Gawn in his work as SU Schools Worker in Fermanagh
Fri 15th The housebound, for the knowledge of God’s presence
Sat 16th Courage to invite friends to the Favourite Hymns evening
Sun 17th SNATCH, as young people meet for fun and encouragement
Pray without ceasing (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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