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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Notices: Sunday 26th July 2015


Today:
11am Morning Service - We welcome Mr Robert Smyth as our preacher today. Robert has recently finished second year at CITI, and will be ordained as Intern Deacon for the parish of Kilkeel in September.

Next Sunday: Sunday 2nd August 2015
11am Morning Service - Psalm 130 - Mr Dennis Christie (Moira)

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

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.

Diocesan Magazine
Notes for the September edition of the Diocesan Magazine, including start dates for organisations should be with Gary by Sunday 9th August. You can email them to aghavea @ gmail.com or drop a note through the letterbox.

Prayer Diary
Sun 26th Today’s preacher Robert, preparing to be Deacon in Kilkeel
Mon 27th Pray as you consider who you could invite to the BBQ
Tue 28th Faithfulness to God’s word in the Church of Ireland
Wed 29th Those who are unemployed, looking to find a job
Thur 30th Organisations as they prepare for a new term in September
Fri 31st Give thanks for God’s grace to you this past month
Sat 1st Bishop John, for wisdom & grace as he leads Clogher diocese
Sun 2nd Today’s preacher Dennis, preparing to work in Muckamore

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.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Notices: Sunday 19th July 2015


Today:

11am Morning Service - We welcome Rev Robbie Robinson as our preacher today. Robbie has finished his studies at CITI, and has been serving as Intern Deacon in Dungannon. He has been appointed as Curate Assistant of Drumragh Parish (Omagh) and will be ordained Presbyter in September.

Next Sunday: Sunday 26th July 2015
11am Morning Service - Psalm 2 - Mr Robert Smyth (Dundonald)

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

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.

Diocesan Magazine
Notes for the September edition of the Diocesan Magazine, including start dates for organisations should be with Gary by Sunday 9th August. You can email them to aghavea@gmail.com or drop a note through the letterbox.

Prayer Diary
Sun 19th Today’s preacher Robbie, as he prepares to be Curate in Omagh
Mon 20th All who are ill at home or in hospital
Tue 21st Our church family, growing in love together
Wed 22nd Give thanks for Jeff and the Fermanagh SU Schools work
Thur 23rd Open Doors, standing with persecuted Christians worldwide
Fri 24th Pray for your neighbours - and be a good neighbour to them
Sat 25th Residents and staff in local nursing homes
Sun 26th Today’s preacher Robert, preparing to be Deacon in Kilkeel

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.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Notices: Sunday 12th July 2015


Today:
11am Morning Prayer

Next Sunday 19th July:
11am Morning Service - Mark 1: 4-11 - Rev Robbie Robinson

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

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 12th Give thanks for all God has taught us through 1 Thessalonians
Mon 13th Pray for the emergency services, as they serve the community
Tue 14th SAMS mission partners, especially Claire Holmes (Paraguay)
Wed 15th The Pantry, showing God’s love in practical ways
Thur 16th Those who are housebound - for continued fellowship
Fri 17th Myrtle and the choir, leading our praise each Sunday
Sat 18th Horizon West, caring for children with cancer and their families
Sun 19th Today’s preacher Robbie, as he prepares to be Curate in Omagh

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, 8 July 2015

Sermon Catchup - June 2015


With some months, we're able to continue full steam ahead in our latest series. Other months have lots of special events happening, so we're more bitty in our sermons. In June we had both Gift Day and Children's Day, with special sermons for those occasions. For the rest of the month, we've been continuing in 1 Thessalonians, as we think about holiness and hope. Here are the sermons from June (and the start of July) to catch up or listen again:

Sunday 7th June 1 Timothy 6: 3-19 Godliness with Contentment (Gift Day)

Sunday 14th June 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-12 Walking Worthy in Holiness

Sunday 21st June Matthew 5: 13-16 Little Lights (Children's Day - Rev Adrian Dorrian)

Sunday 28th June 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18 Walking Worthy in Hope

Sunday 5th July 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11 Walking Worthy for The Day

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Notices: Sunday 5th July 2015


Today:
11am Holy Communion

Next Sunday 12th July:
11am Morning Prayer - 1 Thess 5: 12-27

This week:
Saturday 11th Wedding: Amanda Hall & Frainc MacManus

Coming up:

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

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

Sermon Notes: Walking Worthy for The Day (1 Thes 5: 1-11)
The Day of the Lord will be sudden but not surprising - be sober as you wait for your salvation

The Day of the Lord will be sudden... (1-3)
- Like a thief in the night or labour pains - sudden, unexpected
- ‘They’ and ‘them’ - talking about other people

... but not surprising... (4-5)
- You, beloved, not kept in the dark - open secret, not surprised
- Children of light and the day - not of the night / darkness

... so be sober... (6-8)
- Don’t fall asleep - keep awake & sober - you’re in the day, not the night
- Put on the armour - breastplate of faith & love, helmet - hope of salvation

... as you wait for your salvation (9-11)
- The Day will bring salvation (not wrath) - Jesus has already done it!
- Encourage and build up because of our certain future
How does our life show that we belong to the day, with this certain hope?

Prayer Diary
Sun 5th Pray for a hunger for God’s word as we meet together
Mon 6th All who mourn the loss of loved ones - for God’s comfort
Tue 7th Preparations for Crosslinks Camps later this summer
Wed 8th The farming community - for safety in their work
Thur 9th Pray for all who study and teach the Bible to others
Fri 10th Pray for a peaceful time over the Twelfth weekend
Sat 11th Amanda & Frainc on this their wedding day
Sun 12th Give thanks for all God has taught us through 1 Thessalonians
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.