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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Notices: Sunday 16th October 2016


Today:
11am Church Family Service

Next Sunday: Sunday 23rd October 2016
11am Morning Prayer with Baptism & Sunday School
7pm SNATCH - Aghavea Hall

This Week:
Monday 17th
8pm Bowling Club

Tuesday 18th
Clogher Clergy Conference begins (until Thursday 20th)

Wednesday 19th
6.30pm Girls’ Friendly Society

Thursday 20th
9pm Football

Coming Up:
Monday 24th
Fun Pairs Bowling Tournament begins (each night until Friday 28th)

Wednesday 26th
8pm Bible Study - Rectory

Saturday 29th
Anois youth weekend begins (until Monday 31st)

Tuesday 1st November
8pm Crosslinks Prayer Meeting

Science and the Bible
The final talk of the series by Noel Johnston will be in Corick House, Clogher at 8pm this Thursday 20th October - Did man really live to be 900 years old?

Clogher Clergy Conference
In case of pastoral emergency between Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th October, please contact Frances Cartwright (Churchwarden). The Rector will be in Dunfanaghy with the Bishop and diocesan clergy for their biennial conference.

Christmas Fair Wednesday 30th November 2016
We’re preparing for this year’s Christmas Fair and need your help. Could you...
Bake a cake or two? Make some Christmas crafts? Help at a stall?
Provide some good quality items to sell? Contribute a book you’ve recently read?
Assist Santa as one of his elves? Please consider how you can help out prior to, or on the evening. The Fair begins at 8pm, with stalls, refreshments, and Santa’s winter wonderland throughout the evening.

Confirmation
Bishop John will be with us for Confirmation on Sunday 19th March 2017. Those wishing to be confirmed should speak to the Rector by the end of November. The Confirmation group will meet at a time to be arranged. Attendance at the group and Sunday morning services is essential.

xplore: Joy & Peace
The second of the Clogher Diocesan Youth Council events will be on Saturday 26th November at 8pm in Aghavea Church Hall. Jeff Gawn (SU) will be the speaker, with worship led by James Armstrong & band. Games and food will complete the evening. All young people are welcome to attend. Consent forms from SNATCH.

Postcard from Göteborg

Language study is as tough (for Trevor!) as it is thrilling, with the continuing gospel opportunities. Pray for Lena, one of the teachers, who accepted and has just finished reading Greg Gilbert’s ‘What is the Gospel?’.
A group from church took part in the annual Bergsjön run. Please pray for the Bergsjön / Kortedala area, where the church is situated. There are many social problems and in the last few weeks this has again resulted in gang violence. Pray for the witness of the church.
Praise God for a good conference over this past weekend with Dr. Voddie Baucham. The subject was ‘Does the Reformation still matter?’ with almost 100 people attending.
Our fortnightly Youth Bible Study has had a very encouraging start. We have eight young people (3 + 5!) and we’re now two sessions in with CY. Thank-you for praying! Trevor, Andrea, Emily, Grace & Alice xx

Bible in One Year
16th Isa 59-61, 1 Thess 4
17th Isa 62-64, 1 Thess 5
18th Isa 65-66, 2 Thess 1
19th Jer 1-2, 2 Thess 2
20th Jer 3-4, 2 Thess 3
21st Jer 5-6, 1 Tim 1
22nd Jer 7-8, 1 Tim 2
23rd Jer 9-10, 1 Tim 3
The next fellowship group will be on Wednesday 26th October in the Rectory.

Prayer Diary
Sun 16th Our church family, as we learn about another miniature hero
Mon 17th Those who mourn the loss of loved ones - for God’s comfort
Tue 18th For the Clogher Clergy Conference beginning today in Donegal
Wed 19th GFS - give thanks for new members, leaders & helpers
Thur 20th The Watson family, serving God in Gothenberg, Sweden
Fri 21st Horizon West, supporting children with cancer and their families
Sat 22nd Sunday School teachers and members, learning about God’s love
Sun 23rd SNATCH members & leaders growing in faith together
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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