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RECTOR’S LETTER

Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Once again the summer is upon us and for our parish, life moves into a different pattern. Many of our organisations take a break from their normal routine as leaders enjoy a well-earned rest, but other activities take their place.

Following last summer’s very successful experiment, we are planning once again to share evening services with our friends and neighbours from Joymount Presbyterian Church during July and August. Parishioners from both congregations spoke last year of the very positive experience of worshipping together and sharing friendship over a cup of tea after the services. So, once again, in July we will worship in Joymount church, when clergy from St Nicholas’ will preach, and then in August we will meet in St Nicholas’ and the sermons will be by the Joymount ministers.

Our Holiday Bible Club returns again during the first week of July and once again we are looking forward to welcoming children of primary school age for a week of fun and games as we discover more about God’s Word. Once again we will be ‘Guardians of Ancora’ and the children will become “Treasure Keepers”, discovering ‘treasure’ in stories from the Bible. We will be meeting in the church halls from Monday 3rd - Friday 7th July at 10.30 am - 12.30 pm each morning. On Friday, parents and guardians are invited to join us at 11.45am for a short time when the youngsters will share something of what they have discovered about our amazing God.

Mrs Mary Withers has for almost 19 years assisted parishioners who wished to donate flowers to decorate St Nicholas’ Church. Ably assisted by her daughter, Sandra Montgomery, Mary has liaised with parishioners and organised and arranged the flowers beautifully week by week so that we might enjoy them. In addition to this, she has co-ordinated the work of the team of parishioners who decorate the church at special seasons such as Easter and Harvest. We have been greatly blessed by this faithful service and are very grateful to both Mary and Sandra for using their skills for the good of the church. Mary has indicated that she intends to retire from this work at the end of July. On behalf of all of us at St Nicholas’, I want to say a very sincere ‘thank you’ to Mary and Sandra for all that they have done for us and assure them of our love and prayers as they retire from this ministry.

We are organising some family events over the summer months which are open to all, but are particularly designed to build friendships amongst families in St Nicholas’. On Saturday 1st July there will be a ‘Movie Night’ with a family friendly film and popcorn and pizza at teatime. On Saturday 5th August there will be a Church Picnic to Carnfunnock Country Park with a walk and some fun and games - bring a picnic and meet us at Carnfunnock at 11 am. Finally, (weather permitting) there will be a Barbecue and Fun Night in Carrickfergus on Thursday 17th August. Do put these dates in your diaries, watch out for further details on the notices sheets and plan to join us! We look forward to seeing you there.

During early August the church halls will be out of action whilst the wooden floors are sanded and revarnished. All hall users are asked to help us by staying out of the halls whilst this work is completed during the weeks beginning 6th and 13th August. We will all enjoy the benefits of this work when it is completed.

Do also please remember I am putting together a prayer diary so that I can pray for every St Nicholas’ family during my walk of the ‘Camino de Santiago’ in September and early October. Each day I will be praying for about twenty families by name. If you have a specific request for prayer for your family, do send it to the parish office by Monday 7th August, so that we have time to compile the prayer diary before I leave on sabbatical.

Many folk take the opportunity of a holiday or a day or two away over July and August. Can I encourage you once again, that if you are away from home on a Sunday over the summer, to make contact with a local church where you are visiting. It is good to make contact with other Christians, to worship with them and, of course, do bring them greetings from the church family here in St Nicholas!

With love in Jesus,
George

Update from Trevor & Andrea

Last month Trevor , Andrea and family had been in Sweden one year and below is an extract of their “postcard “ to everyone.

Praise God for his faithfulness to us in many, many ways.  School for all five of us will soon be finished for the summer.  Give thanks for God’s sustaining and providing for the girls through this time of transition.  Thank you for praying for Trevor and Andrea’s language exams last month; they were all successful.  

What an encouraging evening we had with Gary Cousins (Acts 29), learning more about church planting and also training opportunities with Crosslands.  Please pray for wisdom and God’s leading in follow-up discussions.   Trevor will meet with the local ministry group next week.

Thank you so much for partnering with us over the past year.  Together we look forward to what God will do in Year 2!
Trevor, Andrea, Emily, Grace & Alice xx


Church Open for Visitors – Summer 2017

Saturday 3rd June – Tuesday 5th September incl*

Saturday:  11.00am – 1.00pm
Tuesday:  2.00 – 3.30pm**

*We regret that Tour Guides may not always be available during these openings.  
**Not Open for Visitors Tuesday 11th July.
European Heritage Open Days
Saturday 9th September:  11.00am – 3.00pm
Sunday 10th September:  2.00 – 4.00pm

There is no admission charge but all donations are gratefully received.


It may be possible to pre-book tours of the church at other times but prospective visitors should be aware that all times – including those of pre-booked tours – are subject to change or cancellation, sometimes at very short notice (funerals etc).  We apologise for any disappointment this may cause and in such cases will make every effort to offer an alternative time or date.

SOUND DESK ROTA JULY 2017

                       Morning
2nd          Johnnie McAlister
9th          Gillian Dalton  
16th        Rachel McVeigh
23rd        Julie Irvine
30th        Glenn Nelson

SOUND DESK ROTA AUGUST 2017

                  Morning                    Evening
6th        Graeme Miles                Steven Todd
13th      Johnnie McAlister            Julie Irvine
20th      Gillian Dalton                 Glenn Nelson
27th      Rachel McVeigh             Steven Todd

Flowers in Church July 2017

2nd      The Hanna Family—In memory of Liz
9th      The Lutton Family—In memory of Cecil
16th     Roy, Eddie & Tina—In memory of our parents & niece Tracey
23rd     Lisa Thompson—In memory of my dad Eric Watling
30th     Vacant

Flowers in Church August 2017

6th      The Finlay Family
13th    Catherine Milligan—In memory of my mum Edna Floyd
20th    Vacant
27th    In memory of Reuben Bannister

If you would like to donate flowers for the Sanctuary please fill your name in against the appropriate space on the Flower List in the main porch.  As these details go into Parish News we would ask, if possible, that you add your name against the chosen date to the list in the church at least 6 weeks in advance.

St Nicholas’ Parish Church

Prayer Diary – July 2017

The monthly Prayer Dairy included in Parish News is designed to help us pray each day of the month for a different aspect of our parish life, our community, and our nation.  It also includes prayer for situations, communities, and individuals in other parts of the world.  Each Prayer Diary begins with a Prayer of the Month.  Keep it to hand and use as part of your daily devotions.

A suggested pattern for daily devotions:

1. Read a portion of Scripture.
2. Thank God for what you have learned from His Word.
3. Confess your sin.
4. Use the Lord’s Prayer.
5. Use the Prayer of the Month.
6. Pray for others and for yourself, including the topic of the day.

Prayer of the Month
O God,
who hast prepared for them that love thee
such good things as pass man’s understanding;
Pour into our hearts such love toward thee,
that we, loving thee above all things,
may obtain thy promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen                                  BCP

1st July – Saturday
Pray for today’s ‘SING’ in the church hall.  Pray for couples marrying in St Nicholas’ this year, for Christian Marriage and family life.

2ND JULY – SUNDAY (3rd Sunday after Trinity)
This evening we join the congregation at Joymount.  Pray for our worship, our Youth Fellowship at Summer Madness and the Sunday Funday Club.

3rd July – Monday
Pray for this week’s Holiday Bible Club ‘Treasure Seekers’ which begins today.

4th July – Tuesday
The Holiday Bible Club continues this morning.  Pray that even more children would come along and learn about the Life of Jesus.

5th July – Wednesday
Give thanks for those who are giving their time and talents to lead and help at the Holiday Bible Club and for those who will bring the children along.

6th July – Thursday
Pray for our ‘Treasure Seekers’ Holiday Bible Club.  Pray for the children attending that they will learn about Jesus while having fun.

7th July – Friday
As our Holiday Bible Club comes to an end, give thanks once again for all who have participated.  Pray that seeds would be sown in young minds and by God’s Grace that lives would be won for Him.

8th July – Saturday
Pray for Streetreach style missions happening over the summer months.

9TH JULY – SUNDAY (4th Sunday after Trinity)
Today is the Mission to Seafarers’ Sea Sunday.  Pray for the work of the Mission to Seafarers worldwide and especially in Belfast.  Pray for Chaplain, Rev Colin Hall Thompson.  Pray for our worship today.

10th July – Monday
One month ago television screens were filled with reports of a fire at a block of flats in London.  Pray for the bereaved, the injured and those caring for them.  Pray for those who have lost everything, the homeless, council officials tasked with re-housing them and for investigators seeking to find the cause.

11th July – Tuesday
Pray for this evening’s bonfire celebrations.  Pray that people would be safe.  Remember those fearful about damage to their homes and pray for members of the PSNI, Fire Service and Ambulance Service on duty tonight.

12th July – Wednesday
As parades take place across Northern Ireland, pray all will pass off peacefully.

13th July – Thursday
Pray for our link missionaries Trevor and Andrea Watson, giving thanks for opportunities to speak about the Gospel.  Remember too their daughters Emily, Grace and Alice.  Pray for Crosslinks.

14th July – Friday
Attacks by extremists have highlighted once again the issue of radicalisation.  Pray for those who preach a message of hate, that they would turn to the God of Love.  Pray for those speaking out against false teaching, for the injured, bereaved and traumatised and for our government and security services.

15th July – Saturday
Pray for our clergy and their wives: for George and Nadine, for Cameron and Alex, for Brian and Valerie, that they would all enjoy time away from parish duties over the summer months.

16TH JULY – SUNDAY (5th Sunday after Trinity)
Pray for our church services today, for God’s Word opened and explained to us so faithfully.  Give thanks for those who provide the tea and coffee each Sunday morning giving us the opportunity of relaxed fellowship together.

17th July – Monday
Give thanks for the team who record the FWO.  Pray for our Honorary Treasurer, Linda Mulvenny, and the members of the Select Vestry’s Finance Committee.

18th July – Tuesday
Pray for those parishioners who clean our church and church halls, remembering also those who use their gardening or DIY skills to perform small housekeeping tasks.

19th July – Wednesday
Pray for the Middle East.  Pray for Syria and for its neighbours who have taken in those fleeing the violence.  Give thanks for the work of governments and relief agencies working to bring peace and support to refugees.

20th July – Thursday
It is six months since Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States.  Pray for him and for all world leaders.

21st July – Friday
Pray for the sick in mind and body.  Pray for those in pain whether physical or mental.  Pray for our NHS and the wise management of its scarce resources.

22nd July – Saturday
Pray for those who will visit our church building over these summer months and give thanks for those parishioners who welcome them.  Pray that for those of no faith, their visit might prompt them to wish to learn more of Christ and what Christians believe.

23RD JULY – SUNDAY (6th Sunday after Trinity)
Pray for our church services this morning and this evening’s service in Joymount Presbyterian church.

24th July – Monday
1st Presbyterian’s Holiday Bible Club takes place this week.  Give thanks that this event reaches out with the Christian message to so many children that our church halls are also in use.

25th July – Tuesday
Remember today those in our parish who have recently been bereaved.  Pray that they would draw strength from the assured hope of eternity with Christ for God’s people.

26th July – Wednesday
Pray for those involved in negotiating the UK’s exit from the European Union.

27th July – Thursday
Pray for Emmanuel and his wife Elizabeth and their work in Children’s and Youth Ministry in Tabora Diocese.

28th July – Friday
Pray for Persecuted Christians around the world remembering especially those in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.  Pray for Open Doors.

29th July – Saturday
Pray for the Church’s Ministry Amongst Jewish People.

30TH JULY – SUNDAY (7th Sunday after Trinity)
Pray for our services this morning in St Nicholas’ and for this evening’s service in Joymount Presbyterian.  Give thanks for these opportunities to come together with other denominations for worship.  Pray for the Crosslinks Senior Camp which gets underway today at Fivemiletown College.

31st July – Monday
Give thanks for Christians who will take part in short-term mission this summer whether at home or overseas.

Prayer Diary – August 2017


Prayer of the Month
Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
Graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen                                          BCP

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1st August – Tuesday
Pray for Irish Church Missions, remembering especially our former parishioner Mark Smyth and his work at CityChurch in Dublin.

2nd August – Wednesday
Next month, after 25 years in ordained ministry, our Rector, George, begins a short Sabbatical.  Pray for him today, giving thanks for his service here and in the wider Church of Ireland.  Pray for his preparations for the autumn and pray for Nadine and the Davison family.

3rd August – Thursday
As Deacon Interns approach the end of their placements and turn their minds to ordination next month, bring them to our Lord in prayer.  Pray for those who will be ordained Deacon, for our former Diocesan Lay Readers, Johnny McFarland, who will be ordained next month and Heather Clarke as she continues her studies.

4th August – Friday
Remember today those who have grown up in this St Nicholas’ church family and gone on to ordained ministry.  Pray that our Lord is even now guiding someone we know to that path, that they would obey His call and that we would be ready and willing to support and encourage them on their journey.

5th August – Saturday
New Horizon begins today at the Coleraine Campus of the University of Ulster.  Pray for this year’s event, for Dave Richards, Jago Wynne and Heather Morris.  Pray for those working behind the scenes, in whatever capacity, giving of their time and talents to ensure the success of New Horizon.

6TH AUGUST – SUNDAY (8th Sunday after Trinity)
Summer evening worship moves to St Nicholas’ for the month of August.  Pray for this evening’s service and for all who will attend.  Pray for our morning Holy Communion services and the Sunday Funday Club.

7th August – Monday
The Bible warns us to be wary of false gods. Twenty-first century false gods include money, celebrity, power, the body beautiful and of course self.  Pray for a revival, a turning away from false gods to the one true God and that He would be extolled with the same vigour dedicated to these imposters.

8th August – Tuesday
Pray for the sick.  Pray for those battling life-threatening conditions.

9th August – Wednesday
Pray for carers.  Pray for those caring for a loved one at home.  Pray for adequate funding of support services.  Pray for those who feel they cannot continue in their caring role, yet feel guilty when they have to place their loved one in a Nursing Home.  Pray for all who work in the ‘care industry’.

10th August – Thursday
Pray for Trevor and Andrea spreading the Gospel in Gothenburg, Sweden.

11th August – Friday
Pray for the leaders of our uniformed and youth organisations; for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and for Youth Fellowship.
12th August – Saturday
Pray for Persecuted Christians, remembering those in Syria, Iraq and Iran.

13TH AUGUST – SUNDAY (9th Sunday after Trinity)
Crosslinks Junior Camp gets underway today at Castlewellan Castle.  Pray for the children and leaders and for those leading our own Sunday Funday Club.  Pray for today’s church services.

14th August – Monday
Pray for enthusiasm for our prayer life here in St Nicholas’, for intercessors, for this prayer diary, its compilation and use by parishioners.

15th August – Tuesday
Pray for CMS Ireland.

16th August – Wednesday
Pray for those who are recently bereaved.

17th August – Thursday
Pray for young people receiving A and AS level results today and for those awaiting GCSE results next week.  Pray for wise council for young people as they make choices for their future.

18th August – Friday
Give thanks today for our Busy Bees leaders and those who make the hall ready each week and clear up after each Friday morning meeting.

19th August – Saturday
Give thanks for parishioners who clean our church and halls.

20TH AUGUST – SUNDAY (10th Sunday after Trinity)
Pray for our services today.  Give thanks for the choir and those who read the lessons, for those who provide refreshments after our services each Sunday and for those who care for children in the crèche.

21st August – Monday
Pray for those who lead our Women’s Fellowship, Senior Moments, Craft Group, Walking Group and our various Small Groups.
22nd August – Tuesday
With George’s period of Sabbatical fast approaching, pray for him and for Cameron and Brian, that they would be blessed with good health and strength during George’s absence.

23rd August – Wednesday
Pray for Bishop Elias Chakupewa and the work of spreading the Gospel in Tabora Diocese.

24th August – Thursday
This morning Catherine and her team meet to assemble the next issue of Parish News.  Pray for the team and for magazine distributors.  Give thanks for Catherine and her friendly efficient running of our Church Office.

25th August – Friday
Pray for the lonely of all ages, living alone and feeling isolated or afraid.

26th August – Saturday
As Church Openings for visitors near their end, give thanks for those who have given their time to be in church and welcome visitors.

27TH AUGUST – SUNDAY (11th Sunday after Trinity)
This evening marks the final combined service with the congregation of Joymount.  Give thanks for opportunities to come together with our neighbours for worship.

28th August – Monday
Pray for Tearfund.

29th August – Tuesday
As schools begin to re-open, pray for those children starting or changing school.  Pray for administrators, teachers and all involved in education.

30th August – Wednesday
Remember today Darren, Karen and Liam McCartney in the Canadian Arctic.

31st August – Thursday
Pray for Open Doors and for MECO.

SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTES

As you read this, our Sunday School and Bible Class teachers will be relaxing by a pool somewhere sipping something cool, being waited on hand and foot!!!  Another word for the wishful thinking is envy and we know from our Bibles that envy and jealousy are sins that we, as weak willed sinful beings, are all capable of.  However, our teachers will have the opportunity to come to our morning services for a change and not have to worry about preparing the weekly lessons.

To give parishioners a flavour of what has been covered in Sunday School since Christmas, the subjects included: The Epiphany, To Egypt and back (2 weeks), Joseph (4 weeks), The Transfiguration, Entry to Jerusalem, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension (1 week each).  The Early Church (3 weeks) and Paul (3 weeks).  In Bible classes, subjects included: Abraham, Ruth, Esther, the ‘I ams’, The Escape to Egypt, Nehemiah (8 weeks) and The Fruit of the Spirit (6 weeks).  You are probably exhausted just reading these lists and this is just since Christmas.

Now you can realise that our teachers do deserve a break.  What a privilege it is to be bringing Bible truths to your youngsters.  What a responsibility it is to convey that truth correctly and in ways that your youngsters will understand and remember.  What a joy it is when we see and hear your youngsters’ responses in Sunday School and Bible Class as the stories unfold and their truths take root.

As a parent or grandparent, if you share these sentiments, don’t be shy in acknowledging your feelings to your youngsters’ teachers, we value feedback and encouragement.

Have a wonderful summer break.  Remember those youngsters attending Crosslinks Summer Camps in Fivemiletown and Castlewellan.  We resume Sunday School and Bible Class on Sunday 3rd September.

Childrens outreach mission
In a previous magazine I had mentioned the situation at Kaliua where just over 100 children were the responsibility of just one teacher.  Emmanuel has been to Kaliua a couple of times to try to recruit more Sunday School teachers.  However the original teacher has since gone to University and the new teachers aren’t ready yet.  They need to attend a Sunday School teacher course as their Bible understanding is very basic.

Following the money transfer reported last month, I can confidentially say that at least £300 will be forwarded early in July.  This has come at just the right time and is confirmation that God’s timing is always perfect.  It also highlights the need for specific child orientated Bible teaching for teachers and others involved in children’s outreach.  This is where the teaching seminar that I highlighted in last month’s magazine becomes so relevant.  It will take place next May in Tabora and will be run by the Director of Teaching and Training Ministries.  It may be just under a year away, but St Nicholas’ has a wonderful opportunity to be part of and be involved in this initiative.  If it is God’s will, I’ll be there and it would be good to be accompanied this time!

On 16th June I had a joyful reunion with Dr Ruth who runs St Stephen’s Clinic outside Tabora.  She was in Northern Ireland for just one night as she visited her supporting congregations in Europe and Great Britain.  Those who attended the video report of my visit to Tabora last year will remember my interview of Dr Ruth at the clinic.  Amongst many other things, she was able to update me on the food shortage situation due to the failure of the rains.  

My report in last month’s magazine was quite misleading.  The dams and irrigation ponds that were filled by the late rain are on the farm that she also runs.  However, elsewhere, there are very few such constructions and the very late rains were lost as they soaked away in the sandy soil.

Food shortages are happening now.  The government will soon have to release stockpiled maize and rice.  The price of basic foods has gone up by an unbelievable 6 times.  People are hungry now.  The prospects for the remainder of the summer are serious.  When you see starvation on the news, it’s almost too late.  Tanzania hasn’t hit the headlines yet in the same way as other East African countries have and hopefully it’s not too late.  We have an opportunity to stand up and be counted and be a blessing to our brothers and sisters in Tabora.  Let’s not be found wanting.  Read James 2 v 15-17.
Lynn Rodgers, Sunday School Superintendent

Crèche Rota July 2017

2nd      Karen Bell, Alison Kane
9th       Lorraine Gibson, Carol Moneypenny
16th     Deirdre Beck, Sharon McMaster, Sophie Foreman
23rd     Kathleen Arthur, Ciara Lester
30th     Christine Stewart, Valerie Leighton

Crèche Rota August 2017

6th       Alison Kane, Rachel McVeigh
13th     Ann Hodge, Janice Nelson. Sophie Foreman
20th     John Kane, Carol Moneypenny
27th     Faye Hamilton, Sharon McMaster

The Crèche is in the Choir Vestry.  Children can be left there from 10.50 am each Sunday.   It would be appreciated if those who kindly staff the Crèche would be there in good time.  If you can't be present on a Sunday listed, please arrange for another of the volunteers to cover for you. Thank you for your co-operation.

Volunteers needed For the cleaning team
Thank you to everyone who helps with the cleaning of the church and church halls. We currently need more help to clean the church halls.  >From September could you spare one hour a week to help with this work?  If so please contact Catherine in the office 028 9336 0061 or speak to one of the clergy.

VESTRY HOUR

Parishioners wishing to see clergy during the vestry hour on
Wednesday evenings are asked to ring the office on
028 9336 0061 to book an appointment.  
This is to avoid clergy waiting in the church hall unnecessarily.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.


Christian Burial

‘I am the Resurrection and the Life’


7th June 2017
Trevor Thomas Kelly, Chisholm House, Ballyclare



POINTS TO PONDER

Proper understanding of the Scriptures comes only through the Holy Spirit.     Martin Luther

Prayer meetings are the throbbing machinery of the church.         C H Spurgeon

Tomorrow’s history has already been written… at the name of Jesus every knee must bow.
Paul E Kauffman

Exercise daily - walk with the Lord.                     Anon


LAUGHLINES

Night-time prayers
The little boy was saying his go-to-bed prayers in a very low voice. “I can’t hear you, dear,” his mother whispered.  “Wasn’t talking to you,” said the small one firmly.

Miscellaneous observations from modern life
Wouldn't it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes? Come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller!


I accidentally went grocery shopping on an empty stomach and am now the proud owner of Aisle 4.

Why is it that when you tell a man there are 400 billion stars he will believe you, but when you tell him there's wet paint he has to touch it?

If your supermarket is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?

TEA ROTA SUMMER 2017

Please organise within your group as to who will bring milk and biscuits.  If you cannot be present on the Sunday listed, please arrange for another volunteer to cover for you.  Many thanks for your support.

July

2nd

Sally Campbell Laurel Gould Carol Anderson

9th
Marion Money Janet Davis Diane Strain

16th
Valerie Kirk Robin Gray Joan Gray

23rd
Deirdre Beck Valerie Leighton Linda Mulvenny

30th
Gillian Dalton Kaye Cheshire Christine Cahoon

August

6th
Lorraine Gibson Doris Close Kathleen Arthur

13th
Alison Clarke Maureen Jackson Carol Campbell

20th
Diane Innes Janice Nelson Karen Miles

27th

Joanne Rodgers Christine Cahoon Nadine Davison

Please organise within your group as to who will bring milk and biscuits. If you cannot be present on the Sunday listed, please arrange for another volunteer to cover for you or phone Gillian Dalton (93365687 or 07801 389860). Many thanks for your support.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Beetle Drive
Brownie Fundraiser

Saturday 23rd September
7 pm—9.30 pm in the Church Halls

Suggested donation—£5 per person
which will include supper and spot prizes!

Services in JuLY 2017

2nd    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Holy Communion—Justification
            Romans 5 v 1-8 & Luke 10 v 25-37

9th     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Propitiation
            Romans 3 v 23-26

16th    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Regeneration
            John 3 v 1-9

23rd     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Impute
            Romans 4 v 1-8

30th     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Sanctification
            2 Corinthians 6 v 18—7 v 1

In July there will be no evening services in St Nicholas’
building as our congregation will join Joymount Presbyterian for evening worship.  In August we will be joined by the congregation of Joymount Presbyterian for worship in St Nicholas’ building.


Services in AUGUST 2017

6th    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Holy Communion—Reconciliation
            2 Corinthians 5 v 16-21 & Matthew 5 v 21-26

13th    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Redemption
            Titus 2 v 1-15

20th     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Intercessation
            Romans 8 v 31-39

27th    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Adoption
            Galatians 4 v 1-7

HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB

Monday 3rd — 7th July
10.30 am—12.30 pm
St Nicholas’ Church Halls



All Primary School Children welcome

SUNDAY FUNDAY CLUB
JULY & AUGUST 2017


Bible Stories    Quizzes    Games

All children of Primary School age are very welcome to come along each Sunday.  The first Sunday Funday Club starts at 11 am Sunday 2nd July in the Church Halls.  Children will leave from church on subsequent weeks.



Calling all Crafters


We are continuing during the Summer!
4th Thursdays of July and August
10 am – 12 noon in the Minor Hall
For further details contact Janice Nelson on 028 9336 0415
Everyone welcome


Families @ St Nicks Events



Saturday 1st July 3.45pm – 6.15pm
Family Movie Night
Pizza and popcorn and film “Sing”.

Saturday 5th August
Carnfunnock Family Picnic

Thursday 17th August
Family BBQ and Games Night

Further details will be on the notices sheet in church

 
St Nicholas Sketch