Sunday, 3 May 2015

Notices: Sunday 3rd May 2015

11am Holy Communion & Sunday School
7pm SNATCH - Aghavea Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 10th May 2015
11am Morning Prayer & Sunday School
4pm GFS Diocesan Service - Donacavey Church, Fintona
7pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Hall

This week:
Tuesday 5th Diocesan Council meets
Thurs 7th General Synod begins in Armagh, until Saturday

Coming up:
Tuesday 12th Mothers’ Union - speaker: Roy Crowe
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
From today, Sunday School is making some changes. 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.

Sunday Night At The Church Hall - for all young people at secondary school.
Sunday nights from 7pm - 9pm in Aghavea Hall. This term we’re meeting on Sundays 3rd, 17th, 31st May and 14th June. All welcome.

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 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)

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.

Sermon Notes: Walking Worthy as Model Christians (1 Thes 1:1-10)
Model Christians have received and believed the word of God

Model Christians...
- Fairly recent converts - 1 Thess follows Acts 17 fairly speedily
- v6 Imitators of us and the Lord
- v7 An example to all the believers
... have received the word of God
- Received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit
- In spite of persecution - jealous Jews & city riots; pastor’s criminal record
Q: How do we make sure that we receive the word of God?
... have believed the word of God
- Receiving not enough - need to believe it when we receive it
- Belief seen in change of life v9-10; faith, hope, love v3
- Obvious to all, being talked about by others
Q: What would be different if we really believed God’s word?
How can we encourage one another to receive and believe God’s word?

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.

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.

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

Prayer Diary
Sun 3rd Sunday School teachers & young people, meeting at a new time
Mon 4th Relief agencies working to bring aid in Nepal
Tue 5th All who mourn, that they will know God’s comfort
Wed 6th Youth leader training, being held tonight in Enniskillen
Thur 7th General Synod begins today - pray for faithfulness to God’s word
Fri 8th Newly elected MPs, especially seeking to form a government
Sat 9th The Pantry, sharing God’s love in our local area
Sun 10th Pray for all who study and proclaim God’s word
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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