Announcements

Announcements

 

Sunday 23 February 2020
10.15 am Prayer Meeting
11.00 am Rev William McCully 1 Cor 9 :19-27 ‘Witness’
League of Church Loyalty
11.15 am Lightzone Team 1
6.30 pm Prayer Meeting
7.00 pm Rev D Johnston Lamentations 1 ‘When Sorrow Comes’
‘The Pain of Loss’

PRAYER MINISTRY
Anyone who would like to avail of prayer for healing or help, it could be a health issue, a relationship problem, a need for wisdom and direction or a spiritual problem in their relationship with God, should speak to William McCully, Karin Teer or Jim Dixon after the evening service. A couple of our prayer ministry team will pray with them privately.
Trust and confidentiality are key factors which will be strictly adhered to.
Please avail of this ministry of healing of body, mind and spirit.

WHEN SORROW COMES
‘It’s not that I’m afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens’.
So quipped the actor Woody Allen as he contemplated the one reality we all must face. But it is not just our own death that we will experience some day. We will also experience the loss which death brings when it claims a loved one, be that a mother or father, husband or wife. brother or sister, son or daughter. Such an experience brings pain and sadness, something to which the Bible is not oblivious as evidenced in the ministry of Jesus who wept at the graveside of his friend Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary.
WHEN SORROW COMES is a short four part evening series in which we consider what the Bible says about death and dying, bereavement and loss. We begin with ’The Reality of Suffering’ turning to the experience of Job. We then turn to the Book of Lamentations as we think of ’The Pain of Loss’, then to Psalm 23 and to ’The Valley of the Shadow of Death’ and finally to Romans Ch. 8 and ’The Hope of Glory’.
This is a series for young and old alike since none of us know how and when death will strike. But though we sorrow we do not grieve as others do who have no hope.
WHEN SORROW COMES runs over four Sunday nights – 16 & 23 February and 1 & 15 March.
Rev David Johnston

TRAINING TO LEAD BIBLE STUDIES
This course continues on Tuesday 25 February and 03 March 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Valerie Murphy, Director of Precept Ministries – the International Bible study
specialists, will lead the course.
See Calvin or Patricia for a leaflet and more details.

BIBLE STUDY DISCUSSION GROUP…FOR WOMEN
The 2nd Coming of Jesus
This Tuesday 25 February 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm in the Coffee Lounge.
Study 2 – Matthew 24
As we continue this series, the emphasis is to understand what we can know
for certain but also consider those areas where different views are held.
If you missed the first study in January, you’ll be most welcome to come
along to this next one.

CHURCH FLOWERS
Anyone wishing to supply or contribute towards flowers for church services,
Please put your name and telephone number on the list available in the
Coffee Lounge. The list is flexible so if you have a special date, for
example, an anniversary, indicate your preferred date or fill in a date on the
chart.
Helen Galway 028 9076 3701

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED
Is an informal and relaxed seven-week course for those wanting
to know more about Christianity and the meaning of life
 You don’t need to know anything about the Bible
 You won’t be asked to read aloud, pray or sing
 You can ask any questions you want
The course commenced on Wednesday 22 January at 7.30 pm
in the Church Coffee Lounge
If you would like to come or want to find out more please contact:
Rev William McCully, Jim Dixon, Ian Stevenson, Chris Teer

MISSIONS MORNING SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2020
SAVE THE DATE
An LMI partner will be speaking at this event which will be held in the Church. All are welcome (women and men) to hear an encouraging message about the exciting work. Tea and coffee will be served along with homemade scones. If you are interested in attending please sign up on the sheet in the coffee lounge or speak to Michael Montgomery.

INVITATION
Presbyterian Women
Invite you to join us on our Day Away
Saturday 09 May leaving Church Green at 12 noon
Returning 7.00 pm
Bus Tour of Armagh and apple blossom area
Coffee stop at Loughgall
Evening meal 4.30 pm
Sinton’s at The Bridge (Scarva Village)
Sign up sheet in the coffee area
Giles Private Bus Hire cost £10 pp
For further information contact
Olive or Anne 028 9050 7896/028 9022 9636