Christian Aid Lunch:
Thanks go to all who have prepared the
Christian Aid lunch to be served after
church. We hope you will join us for food
and fellowship as we support a very
worthwhile cause.
SUNDAY 17th MAY 2015
Moderator’s Appeal for Nepal:
Contributions can still be placed on the
collection plate TODAY.
Sunday School Breakfast:
Thanks to all who attended and
contributed to the ‘Project Emmaus’
Breakfast last week. The Sunday School
raised £330.00 which will help support
Christian work amongst children in India
and in Donegal Town.
Coffee Stop:
Our Wednesday morning group has now
ceased until the autumn time again. Our
thanks go to all who have helped organise
and look after Coffee Stop each week and
also to those who have supported it as
well. The Fellowship Sub-committee has
decided to distribute £1000.00 collected
over the year to the following… First
Omagh Church Funds, Outreach Fund,
Appeal for
Presbyterian Orphan Society and World
Development Appeal.
Other Notices:
NSPCC Fundraiser… Tuesday
19th May from 2.30 pm - 9.00
pm. The NSPC C O magh
Committee invite all who can to
join them in a leisurely walk
around Baronscourt Lake and
Gardens. Admission will be £5
This Week:
(Adult) / £2 (Child) / £12 (Family)
TUESDAY @ 7.00 pm (meet in church car and will include tea/coffee/
All our other organisations still in session Mission Outreach Training
will meet as usual.
Event… Saturday 20th June from
10.00 am till 5.00 pm in
This Day Fortnight (31st May):
11.30 am ~ Young People’s Day. Sunday Assembly Buildings, Belfast.
School and c4u will be taking part in the MOT aims to give those who
attend everything they need to
service and Sunday School prizes will be
help prepare them for outreach to
given out during the service.
children and young people this
summer. There will be a range of
Church Outing:
Keep free Saturday 13th June for our seminars and workshops to suit
Church Outing to Castle Archdale (via The everyone from a first time helper
Mayfly Inn for a late breakfast). More to an experienced team leader.
Anyone helping out at Holiday
details next week.
Bible Club this year should
Holiday Bible Club (17th - 21st August): consider attending this training
Under the theme ‘Epic Explorers’ we day. If you are interested in going
really need volunteers to help with various please speak to Jane or Audrey
activities each evening - the more people so that lifts can be arranged.
willing to help, the less each will have to Cost: £10.00 (lunch provided).
do! Please let Audrey Hodge know asap if D o w n l o a d a f o r m f r o m
you can assist in any way.
Prayer Points for the Week:
Embangweni (Malawi)... John Justin
continues to serve in youth and
children’s ministry in Embangweni.
Praise God that many boys are
attending the Christian meetings at
Robert Laws School and that the
local Sunday School children took the
whole service Sunday past including
the talk. Pray for guidance for the
youth leaders in the congregation and
for John as he teaches at the local
teacher training college.
Craigavon Presbyterian Church
(Rev. Lachlan Webster)... Sadly,
Craigavon Presbyterian Church has
experienced two serious arson
attempts on the church building over
the past three weeks. Lachlan writes,
“We are grateful to God that both
attempts failed and we ask that you
would pray for God’s continuing
protection for us as a congregation.
We have experienced several
significant encouragements over the
past few months and we are very
conscious of the evil one reacting to
the blessings we have received.”
Cast your cares on the Lord and he
will sustain you; he will never let
the righteous be shaken ~ Psalm
55:22. Pray that there will be no
further arson attacks on the church
building, that the congregation would
be protected and the ongoing life and
witness of the congregation would
continue to flourish.
Sunday School, Bible Class and
c4u... Give thanks for the dedication
and commitment of Helena Porter
and the Sunday School teachers and
the c4u leaders. Pray for the children
and young people as they prepare to
take part in Young People’s Day
through singing, reading and prayers.
Carers... Please continue to
remember in your prayers all those
who provide vital support and care to
vulnerable people living in our society
whether that is through home care
packages, community nursing and
psychiatric care or through family
relationships. May they also know the
support and presence of the Living
God with them as they care for those
in need.
Pastoral Care
Please contact Rev. Jane Nelson
if you or your family have
any pastoral care needs.
Minister ~ Rev. J. Nelson • T: 8224 2239 • E: [email protected]
Clerk of Session ~ Miss A. M. Hodge • T: 8224 4771 • E: [email protected]
Congregational Secretary ~ Mr. S. A. Rainey • T: 8224 2844 • E: [email protected]
Announcements ~ Mr. N. Hagan • T: 07970 022253 • E: [email protected]
Presbyterian Church in Ireland :: General Assembly 2015
The Presbyterian General Assembly will run this year from Monday 1st June until Thursday 4th June
and will take place in Assembly Buildings, Belfast. Approximately 1000 delegates from Presbyterian
congregations all around Ireland will be involved in the four days of worship, prayer, Bible study,
celebration and decision making.
Opening Session
It all begins with the installation of the new Moderator, the minister of Trinity Presbyterian Church,
Ballymoney, Rev. Dr. Ian McNie, at the opening session of the Assembly at 7.00 pm on Monday 1st
June. Members of Assembly and invited guests will join together in worship to officially open the
Assembly and welcome the incoming Moderator to chair the proceedings. This service is also open
to the public, no tickets are required.
Business Sessions
Business sessions of the Assembly, all of which will be held in the Assembly Hall, are open to
everyone. No tickets are required and admission to non-members is only limited by space. These
begin on Tuesday 2nd June at 9.30 am, Wednesday 3rd June at 9.30 am and from approximately
10.30 am on Thursday 4th June following a short private session. They will run until about 6.00 pm
each evening with a break in the middle of each day for worship and lunch. During these business
sessions, members of Assembly hear reports from the various councils and committees appointed by
the Assembly and debate and vote on resolutions regarding Church policy and ministry.
Assembly Communion
The General Assembly Communion Service is also open to everyone, space permitting, and will be
held in the Assembly Hall on Tuesday 2nd June at 11.45 am.
Lunchtime Worship
On Wednesday and Thursday at 12.15 pm the Assembly holds its daily worship in the Assembly Hall.
No tickets are required and everyone is welcome to join together in a time of praise, prayer and
biblical reflection led by the Moderator, along with his chaplains Rev. Stephen McNie and Rev. Eddie
A Caring Fellowship
On Wednesday evening, 3rd June at 7.45 pm everyone is invited to an Assembly Celebration event in
the Assembly Hall. Rev. John Woodside, minister of Drogheda Presbyterian Church, will speak on the
Assembly theme, 'A caring fellowship'. This service is open to the public, no tickets are required.
Youth Night
'Love Recovered' is the title of a special event on Saturday night, 6th June at 7.15 pm in Assembly
Buildings. The speaker will be Pete Wright and worship will be led by Dave Dickinson and Band.
Tickets are available for purchase online or from the Congregational Life and Witness Office,
Assembly Buildings, Belfast, BT1 6DW (Telephone: 028 9032 2284 or email:
[email protected]).