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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Notices: Sunday 28th June 2015


Today:
11am Morning Prayer

Next Sunday: 5th July 2015
11am Holy Communion - 1 Thess 5: 1-11 Walking Worthy for the Day

This Week:
Tuesday 30th
8pm SNATCH leaders meeting - Rectory

Thursday 2nd
7.30pm Select Vestry meeting

Saturday 4th
12pm SNATCH outing to Summer Madness - Colebrooke Hall

Coming Up:
Fri 28th Aug BBQ & Dance - Tickets £12.50 available from end of July. Music by Alistair Scott Ceilidh Band

Summer Madness
SNATCH are heading to Summer Madness on Saturday 4th July! The bus leaves Colebrooke Church Hall at 12pm, stopping en route for lunch, before arriving at Glenarm Castle for dinner with the Clogher subcamp and evening worship. Return home at 12am approx. Cost £10 entrance to Summer Madness, plus pocket money for lunch, snacks & bookshop. Consent forms available from SNATCH leaders.

Hall Tidy-up
Thank you to all who helped with the tidy-up in the Church Hall in so many ways. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Sermon Notes: Walking Worthy in Hope (1 Thess 4: 13-18)
Hope-filled grieving, based on Jesus’ work and word, brings us encouragement

Hope-filled grieving... (13)
- The problem: Have the dead missed out on eternal life?
- Paul doesn’t want us to ‘not grieve’ - death brings grieving
- We don’t ‘grieve as others do who have no hope’ - hope-filled grieving

... Based on Jesus’ work and word... (14-17)
- Jesus’ work: Jesus died and rose again - God will bring those who died
- Jesus’ word: Promise of his coming - dead don’t miss out, they rise first
- Joyful reunion - caught up in the clouds together with them and the Lord
- Promise: we will be with the Lord forever

... Brings us encouragement (18)
- Application: encourage one another with these words
- Remember what Jesus has done and said
- Remind one another when times are tough
- Reflect on our own future

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

Irish Women’s Convention
Holding on to Hope with Nancy Guthrie
Saturday 17th October 2015 in Assembly Buildings, Belfast
Tickets £17 (plus transport, to be arranged) - speak to Lynsey to book.

Prayer Diary
Sun 28th Give thanks for the hope we have through the Lord Jesus
Mon 29th SNATCH leaders meeting tomorrow night to plan the new year
Tue 30th Give thanks for God’s goodness this month
Wed 1st Bishop John as he leads the diocese of Clogher
Thur 2nd Select Vestry, as they meet tonight
Fri 3rd Bible Society, bringing God’s word to new people groups
Sat 4th SNATCH at Summer Madness - for fun and encouargement
Sun 5th Pray for a hunger for God’s word as we meet together
Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Prayer Diary updates can be accessed each morning at our Facebook page, Twitter account, or by downloading the free ‘PrayerMate’ app for your smartphone and adding the Aghavea Church feed.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Notices: Sunday 21st June 2015


Today:
11am Children’s Day Family Service - we welcome Rev Adrian Dorrian (St Mark’s, Dundela & CMSI Chair) as our speaker
12.15pm Parish Lunch
7pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Memorial Hall

Next Sunday: Sunday 28th June 2015
11am Morning Prayer - 1 Thess 4: 13-18 Walking Worthy in Hope

This Week:

Monday 22nd - Friday 26th
Hall tidy-up week - any help will be gratefully received
Saturday 27th 7pm The Crosslinks Meeting - St Saviour’s, Dollingstown

Coming Up:
Sat 4th July SNATCH outing to Summer Madness - see below for details
Fri 28th Aug BBQ & Dance - Tickets £12.50 available from end of July. Music by Alistair Scott Ceilidh Band

Crosslinks Summer 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

Summer Madness
SNATCH are heading to Summer Madness on Saturday 4th July!
Bus leaves Colebrooke Church Hall at 12pm, stopping en route for lunch, before arriving at Glenarm Castle for the evening, including dinner with the Clogher subcamp and the evening worship session. Return home at 12am approx. Cost £10 entrance to Summer Madness, plus pocket money for lunch, snacks and bookshop. Consent forms available from SNATCH leaders.

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.

Prayer Diary
Sun 21st CMS Ireland’s Little Lights project in DR Congo
Mon 22nd All who are ill at home or in hospital
Tue 23rd Faithfulness to God’s word in the Church of Ireland
Wed 24th The witness of Christians in the workplace
Thur 25th Open Doors, standing with persecuted Christians worldwide
Fri 26th Residents and staff in local nursing homes
Sat 27th Myrtle and the choir as they lead our praise tomorrow
Sun 28th Give thanks for the hope we have through the Lord Jesus

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, 14 June 2015

Notices: Sunday 14th June 2015


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

Next Sunday: Sunday 21st June 2015
11am Children’s Day Family Service - preacher: Rev Adrian Dorrian (St Mark’s, Dundela & CMSI Chair)
12.15pm Parish Lunch - sign up on the sheet, please
7pm Evening Prayer - Brooke Hall

This week:
Tuesday 16th
8pm Select Vestry - agenda available today

Wednesday 17th
7.30pm ‘Thanks & Praise’ Roadshow - Enniskillen Cathedral
7.30pm CDYC meets in the Rectory

Coming up:
Sat 4th July SNATCH visit to Summer Madness

‘Thanks & Praise’ Roadshow
The Church of Ireland are producing a new supplement to the Church Hymnal, to be released in the autumn. A number of taster sessions are being held around the country, to hear and sing some of the hymns and songs. Our local event is on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in Enniskillen Cathedral, and is open to everyone.

SNATCH NEWS
SNATCH finishes for the summer tonight with a pudding party at 7pm in Aghavea.
On Saturday 4th July we’re hoping to attend Summer Madness - for more information and consent forms, speak to any leader.

Hall Tidy-Up Week
Select Vestry have suggested that the week beginning Monday 22nd June be used for tidying up the church hall at the end of the academic year. Organisations and individual hall users are asked to help with the tidy-up before the hall floor is re-polished in time for the BBQ in August.

The Crosslinks Meeting
Saturday 27th June at 7pm in St Saviour’s, Dollingstown.
Speaker: Ashkenaz Asif Khan, Principal of Zarephath Bible Seminary, Pakistan.
To book your place, speak to Gary or visit www.crosslinks.org/events.

The Barnabas Cup
The Cup was played on Thursday night in Ballinamallard. A big (and loud) crowd of supporters watched as Aghavea lost 3-0 against Magheracross (the eventual cup winners), 2-1 against Enniskillen Presbyterian and won 1-0 against Letterbreen Methodist. The squad was Trevor Beacom, Brian Woods, Keith Johnston, Paul Elliott, Alan Johnston, Nigel Keys, Ian Marshall and Andy Hamilton. We’re hoping to continue playing - sign up to get text updates from Alan.

Sermon Notes: Walking Worthy in Holiness (1 Thes 4:1-12)
God’s will is for us to say ‘no’ to lust and ‘yes’ to love

God’s will is for us to say ‘no’ to lust... (1-8)
- As Paul prayed for their holiness (3:13), he now teaches them holiness
- God’s will: your sanctification - becoming increasingly holy
- abstain from fornication (any sex outside of marriage)
- control your own body in holiness and honour, not lustful passion
- don’t wrong or exploit a brother or sister - God avenges
- God called, not to impurity, but in holiness - God’s command & authority
Q: From where do we receive our values - the world or God?
Q: What things in our life need to change as we become more like Jesus?

God’s will is for us to say ‘yes’ to love (9-12)
- Top of the class in loving one another
- Yet still room to improve - ‘more and more’
- What love looks like - v11-12
Q: How can we grow in love for one another?

Cleaning Rota
Please sign up for the cleaning rota - spaces available from June onwards. You can help to make the parish church a welcoming place for everyone.

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

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.

Prayer Diary
Sun 14th Thank God for SNATCH growing in faith through fellowship
Mon 15th Couples preparing to be married - to build on the rock of Christ
Tue 16th Select Vestry meets tonight - for wise discussions & decisions
Wed 17th Clogher Diocesan Youth Council as it meets tonight to plan
Thur 18th Horizon West staff, caring for children with cancer
Fri 19th The Pantry, demonstrating God’s love in our local community
Sat 20th Sunday School & GFS preparing for tomorrow’s Children’s Day
Sun 21st CMS Ireland’s Little Lights project in DR Congo
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.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Sermon Catchup - May 2015


In May we began a new series in 1 Thessalonians called 'Walking Worthy'. There were also sermons from Psalm 110 in the Brooke Memorial Hall and Acts 1 at the Church Family Service. Here are all the sermons preached over the past month for you to listen in and catch up on any you may have missed!

Sunday 3rd May: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Walking Worthy as Model Christians

Sunday 10th May: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Walking Worthy in Evangelism
Psalm 110 King and Priest

Sunday 17th May: Acts 1:1-11 Stop, Wait, Go!

Sunday 24th May: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-16 Walking Worthy According to the Word

Sunday 31st May: 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:!3 Walking Worthy in Afflictions

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Notices: Sunday 7th June 2015


Today:
11am Gift Day Service of the Word & Sunday School
7.30pm Favourite Hymns Evening - soloist: Lynda Lindsay

Next Sunday: Sunday 14th June 2015
11am Holy Communion and Sunday School
7pm SNATCH - Aghavea Hall

This Week:

Thursday 11th
6.30pm Barnabas Cup - Ballinamallard

Coming Up:
Sun 21st June Children’s Day & Parish Lunch for CMSI - speaker: Rev Adrian Dorrian (St Mark’s, Dundela & CMSI Chair)

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.

Hall Tidy-Up Week
Select Vestry have suggested that the week beginning Monday 22nd June be used for tidying up the church hall at the end of the academic year. Organisations and individual hall users are asked to help with the tidy-up before the hall floor is re-polished in time for the BBQ in August.

The Crosslinks Meeting
Saturday 27th June at 7pm in St Saviour’s, Dollingstown.
Speaker: Ashkenaz Asif Khan, Principal of Zarephath Bible Seminary, Pakistan.
To book your place, speak to Gary or visit www.crosslinks.org/events.

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.

Cleaning Rota
Please sign up for the cleaning rota - spaces available from June onwards. You can help to make the parish church a welcoming place for the church family and visitors alike.

The Barnabas Cup
The Churches 7-a-side football tournament is on this Thursday 11th June from 6.30pm at Ferney Park, Ballinamallard.
Supporters are welcome to come and cheer on Atheltico Aghavea!

Favourite Hymns Evening
Tonight at 7.30pm
Soloist: Lynda Lindsay
All welcome - refreshments served after the service.

Crosslinks Summer 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 7th Give thanks for God’s gifts to us as we hold our Gift Day
Mon 8th All who are housebound - for encouragement
Tue 9th Local churches planning holiday Bible clubs
Wed 10th SAMS missionaries, especially Claire Holmes (Paraguay)
Thur 11th Tonight’s Barnabas Cup, and our minstry to men
Fri 12th Pray for all who study and teach God’s word
Sat 13th The emergency services and all who serve the community
Sun 14th Thank God for SNATCH growing in faith through fellowship
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.