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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Notices: Sunday 14th June 2015

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 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.

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