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. PLEASE SUPPORT FIRST OMAGH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 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, Moderator’s Appeal for Nepal, 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/ traybakes. park) ~ WALKING GROUP. 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 presbyterianireland.org/mot2015. 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. CLOTHES COLLECTION FUNDRAISER CONTACT EDWIN JOHNSTON (079 2001 6573) OR BASIL VIRTUE (077 1009 3564) IF YOU HAVE ANY ITEMS TO DONATE CD RECORDINGS OF RECENT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE TABLE IN THE FRONT VESTIBULE 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 Kirk. 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]).
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