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RECTOR’S LETTER

Dear Friends in St Nicholas,
We are now entering the summer season and although it might not feel like it's summer meteorologically yet, life at St Nicholas' has moved into summer mode. We have begun our summer service pattern and are enjoying the opportunity once again to worship with our neighbours from Carrickfergus Methodist and Joymount Presbyterian churches. As we share together in worship, we are listening to what God has to say to us through the final section of the book of Psalms. We will shortly finish the weeks when we host these services in St Nicholas and will move on to Joymount and the Methodist buildings. Do come and join with us!

In the first week of July we will once again welcome children of primary school age to our church halls each morning for our Holiday Bible Club. 'Backpackers' will be a great time for the children to learn about the great adventure, that it is for all of us, when we follow the Lord Jesus and discover the plans that he has for our lives. Please pray for the children and the leaders as they meet together and, of course, encourage any young people that you know to come and join us.

You will know by now that Cameron and Alex Jones will be leaving St Nicholas at the end of the summer to begin a new Christian ministry in Dublin. We are most grateful to Cameron for his ministry among us and we will be having a special occasion on Sunday 15th September to say our formal thanks and goodbyes. Cameron will preach at the morning services and then we will join together in the church halls for a bite to eat, presentations and some speeches. Enclosed with your magazine is an envelope so that those, who would like to contribute towards a gift for Cameron and Alex, may do so. Please simply place your donation in the envelope and place it on the plate in church or return it to the church office.

Please continue to pray that we will be able to find someone to fill Cameron's shoes in the role of curate at St Nicholas.

Thank you for your continued prayers for Bishop Alan as he continues his treatment for cancer. He has told me how much your prayerful support means to him. As we reach the summer he will have completed his final radiotherapy sessions and will be continuing to have a series of injections. God-willing, we hope that he may be well enough to return to duty late in the year. Please continue to pray for him, his wife Liz and family and know that those of us, who are carrying out the Bishop's duties in the meantime, are very grateful for your prayers and support too.

Finally, we will be welcoming Heather Cooke back to St Nicholas in September as she works towards completing her ordination training. Many of you will remember Heather's ministry among us a few years ago when she was a lay reader and will join me in looking forward to renewing fellowship with her over the next year. Heather has been ordained deacon (so she's now the Reverend Heather Cooke!) and will be joining in church services and parish activities as she completes her studies in Dublin. I know you will give her a warm welcome back to St Nicholas!

Have a great summer and if you are away on holidays, do look out for a Christian community where you are visiting and bring them greetings from us when you worship with them.

With love in Jesus,
George

HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB

Monday 1st — Friday 5th July
10.30 am—12.30 pm
St Nicholas’ Church Halls

All Primary School Children welcome

Latest from Trevor & Andrea

School’s out and so is the sun … intermittently!  Give thanks for our recent grill evening in Kallebäck when a number of non-Christians came along.  There was also a good opportunity for sharing in fellowship at the ladies’ brunch. 

Thank you for praying for the problem regarding our Sunday meeting venue.  It’s now been resolved and we will continue at our normal time in Kortedala Forum.  That said, we’re starting to meet outdoors by the lake in Bergsjön, from this Sunday through to August.  Pray that this will give a fresh opportunity to invite friends, as we spend seven Sundays looking at the ‘signs’ in John’s gospel.  Pray for a ‘believing’ response!

Emily, Grace and Alice will all be at the Intense Bible camp in Monaghan, this July.  Emily and Grace will also be attending the CEF summer training week before Emily travels to Brannockstown for a week’s outreach with a Baptist Youth Evangelism team.  Please pray for times of fellowship, growth and gospel opportunity.
Trevor, Andrea, Emily, Grace & Alice xx

PS  We have just confirmed our first Equipped:Sweden all-age summer Bible camp, for next summer!  Marcus Nodder will be our speaker and we’ll be running separate programmes for youth and children.

Church Open for Visitors – Summer 2019

Saturday 1st June – Tuesday 10th September*
Saturday:  11.00 am – 1.00 pm
Tuesday:  2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

European Heritage Open Days

Saturday 14th September:  11.00 am – 3.00 pm
Sunday 15th September:  2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

*Not Open for Visitors Tuesday 9th & Saturday 13th July

Goodbyes are hard aren’t they?

So let’s not!  After all, we really are not going very far away - just to Dublin - and we will be back on 15th September to say a proper farewell!  But this is the last note I will write in this magazine after four years of being a curate here at St Nicholas’ Church, so there must be a bit of a ’goodbye’ to it.  I have had a wonderful time here with you.

George must be the most helpful and generous of rectors to be a curate with.  I have benefited from watching him work with people, care for people, teach people, and share the gospel with people.  He loves the Lord Jesus and longs for people to join him in that devotion!  I have seen a little of how hard he works and have been often amazed at his capacity and stamina.  He is a godly man who loves you deeply, so please honour him, pray for him and care for him - he is your shepherd, your servant and also your brother in Christ. I will miss his company, wisdom, fellowship.  He is my friend.

It has also been a privilege to work with Brian - to whom I would credit great humour and wisdom if I did not think it would go to his head!  His suggestions and instructions regarding ministry are always given humbly and graciously.  It speaks volumes of both George and Brian that a previous rector of the parish works so well with the existing rector!

There are so many others I would want to list - Catherine, Alison, the wardens, select vestry members, members of small groups... oh, I’ll leave out someone really important so I won’t try to list everything.

Perhaps my greatest joys were running Christianity Explained courses - introducing people to Jesus for the first time, or re-introducing Him to long-term members.  On more than one occasion, people have realised they really had never known him at all and that has now changed!

You know I love teaching and preaching: meeting with men, one-to-one to read the Bible and apply it to our lives, small group bible studies, in people’s homes, and the work from the pulpit.  I hope you noticed I try to preach and teach in a way that encourages and equips you to read God’s Word for yourself as well as applying the Word to our own situation.

What Alex and I are going on to is very different to what most curates go to.  You’ve probably never had a curate go to something like this before.  Usually they go to be the rector of a church, with a stipend, a rectory, a congregation, a pension…

Where we are going has none of that!  We are going to “evangelise a new church into existence”.  But we are confident that God will provide, through the loving support of fellow Christians, and by people responding to the gospel message and becoming Christians.  It’s important work because there are so many who have never heard the message of Jesus - fewer than 1%!  If they do not hear and believe they have no hope of heaven, only the awfulness of hell!

We have already been so encouraged by your support as a church, as individuals, and through events like those run by Senior Moments, JAM, and the Quiz Night!  Thank you, and we look forward to your continued prayers and financial support... we really need it!

Please do sign up for our prayer email by scanning the square code below with your smartphone or go to: https://mailchi.mp/a3250fd59b71/dublinsilicondocks

More than anything else Alex and I want you to grow in your knowledge and love of the Lord Jesus who died for us, to reconcile us with the Father.  The only way to do that is by reading His Spirit-breathed Word! Read your Bible, listen to sermons, get to a Bible Study group, read great Christian books, study some theology... and last all the way to the end.

All love in our Lord Jesus,
Cameron & Alex

SOUND DESK ROTA JULY 2019

                    Morning            Evening
7th         Rachel McVeigh          Glenn Nelson
14th        Gordon Dalton
21st        Julie Irvine
28th        Johnnie McAlister

SOUND DESK ROTA AUGUST 2019

                 Morning
4th        Steven Todd
11th      Graeme Miles
18th      Rachel McVeigh
25h       Gordon Dalton


POINTS TO PONDER

A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.  C Raymond Beran

Forgiveness from others is charity; from God, grace; from oneself, wisdom.


Calling all Crafters


We are continuing during the Summer!
2nd & 4th Thursday in August
10 am – 12 noon in the Minor Hall
For further details contact Janice Nelson on
Everyone welcome

St Nicholas’ Parish Church

Prayer Diary – July 2019

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 prayers 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

Heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being;
We humbly pray that your Holy Spirit may so guide and govern us that in all the cares and occupations of our daily life, we may never forget your presence but may remember that we are always walking in your sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.                                                      BCP

1st July – Monday
Our Holiday Bible Club ‘Backpackers’ begins today.  Pray for those who will lead this year’s Holiday Bible Club, that children would be brought along each day and that they would enjoy learning about Jesus.  Pray too for this evening’s Prayer Walk.

2nd July – Tuesday
Streetreach begins today based at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mossley.  Pray for Streetreach, for the young people taking part and for those with whom they come into contact.  Pray for our Holiday Bible Club.

3rd July – Wednesday
Pray for those attending this morning’s Holy Communion service and for ‘Backpackers’.

4th July – Thursday
Give thanks for everyone who has taken part in ‘Backpackers’ this week.  Pray that even today there would be children coming along for the first time.  Pray for our brothers and sisters in other churches, in Carrickfergus and beyond, preparing for their Holiday Bible Clubs.

5th July – Friday
As Streetreach and our Holiday Bible Club come to an end, pray once again for lives touched by Christian outreach.  Pray that seed sown this week would bear fruit in the days, weeks or years to come.

6th July – Saturday
Give thanks for our clergy, and pray that they will have time for rest and relaxation with family, away from pastoral duties in the coming weeks.  Pray for direction in planning for our future when Cameron leaves us at the end of August.  Pray for God’s provision of someone to join our ministry team.

7TH JULY – SUNDAY (3rd Sunday after Trinity)
This evening we will host our friends from Joymount and Carrickfergus Methodist churches for the last time for this summer.  Give thanks for these opportunities to come together for worship.  Pray also for our morning worship and for the Sunday Funday Club which begins this morning.

8th July – Monday
Pray for our Honorary Treasurer and our Select Vestry’s Finance Committee.  Pray for the count team that records our FWO and for our Accountant.

9th July – Tuesday
Pray for Trevor and Andrea Watson and their mission in Gothenburg.  Remember their daughters Emily, Grace and Alice in your prayers.

10th July – Wednesday
Our Summer Bible Study begins this month.  Pray for an enthusiasm throughout our parish to study God’s Word.

11th July – Thursday
As bonfires are lit throughout Northern Ireland, pray for all attending bonfire sites and for our emergency services, especially members of the Fire Service.  Pray for those feeling uneasy because of their proximity to a bonfire site, that their fears might be groundless and people and property remain safe.

12th July – Friday
With parades taking place at various locations throughout Northern Ireland today, pray these would be peaceful and that all taking part or watching would be mindful of the command to ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ (Matthew 23 v 39).  Pray for the PSNI, St John’s Ambulance and Emergency Services personnel on duty today and give thanks for the Council Clean-up teams.

13th July – Saturday
Pray for the various Holiday Bible Clubs that will take place in other churches in Carrickfergus during the school holidays.

14TH JULY – SUNDAY (4th Sunday after Trinity)
This week the evening service worship moves to Joymount Presbyterian church.  Once again, give thanks for these opportunities to come together with our brothers and sisters from Joymount and Carrickfergus Methodist churches.  Pray for our morning services.

15th July – Monday
Pray for the sick, especially the mentally ill.  Pray for our Health Service, for GPs and for mental health provision in Northern Ireland.

16th July – Tuesday
Our church building is open this afternoon for visitors.  Pray that those who visit would get a sense of the Christian message we proclaim, while they admire a beautiful building.  Pray that they would come to a church service where the Gospel is faithfully preached.  Give thanks for our tour guide team.

17th July – Wednesday
Pray for Mothers’ Union supporting families and communities worldwide.

18th July – Thursday
Pray for Bishop Elias Chakupewa and the Bible College in Tabora Diocese.

19th July – Friday
Pray for Langham Partnership, providing Biblical resources and working to develop indigenous Theological leaders.

20th July – Saturday
Pray for those who have been recently bereaved.

21ST JULY – SUNDAY (5th Sunday after Trinity)
Pray for our services today; for Alison and choir members and for those who contribute to our worship by reading lessons or leading prayer.  Pray for this evening’s service in Joymount Presbyterian.

22nd July – Monday
This week the new Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister will be made known.  Pray for the new PM and for a responsible approach to Brexit negotiations.  Pray for all MPs, for MLAs and a way forward for our Stormont Assembly and finally pray for those elected to serve on our local Councils.

23rd July – Tuesday
Give thanks for those who clean our church and church halls or use their skills to carry out other small ‘housekeeping’ tasks.

24th July – Wednesday
Somalia is No 3 on the Open Doors World Watch List for 2019.  Pray today for Christians in Somalia and for the work of Open Doors.

25th July – Thursday
Pray for our Craft Group.

26th July – Friday
Pray for Emmanuel and Elizabeth and for Children’s Ministry in Tabora.

27th July – Saturday
Crosslinks Senior Camp gets underway today at Castlewellan Castle.  Pray for the leaders and all the young people taking part in this year’s camp.

28TH JULY – SUNDAY (6th Sunday after Trinity)
Pray for services in St Nicholas’ this morning and Joymount this evening.

29th July – Monday
As Cameron and Alex near the end of their time with us, pray for them and their plans for evangelism in Dublin.  Pray for ICM and remember Mark Smyth at CityChurch.

30th July – Tuesday
Give thanks for Catherine and her management of the Church Office.

31st July – Wednesday
Continue to pray for Alan our Bishop.  Remember all those currently undergoing treatment for cancer and the specialist teams treating them.  Pray for successful clinical trials for a non-invasive test for Prostate Cancer.

Prayer Diary – August 2019

Prayer of the Month

Loving God, without you we are not able to please you.  Mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.   
Prayers for Various Occasions

1st August – Thursday
Today a member of our clergy team is leading a service in Tamlaght Nursing Home.  Pray for this act of worship, for residents and for staff.

2nd August – Friday
This month the Institution of Reverend Nigel Kirkpatrick as Rector of St Colman’s and Templecorran takes place.  Pray for him and his wife Cristina and for our brothers and sisters in St Colman’s and Templecorran.

3rd August – Saturday
New Horizon gets underway today at the University of Ulster’s Coleraine Campus.  Pray for speakers Rosaria Butterfield, Tim Chester and Gilbert Lennox.  Pray that all who hear them will be enriched and challenged in their walk with Christ.  Give thanks for volunteers.

4TH AUGUST – SUNDAY (7th Sunday after Trinity)
Pray for this morning’s Holy Communion services and for the Sunday Funday club.  Remember too this evening’s service in Joymount, giving thanks for this combined fellowship with our Christian neighbours.

5th August – Monday
Pray for this evening’s Prayer Walk and for the prayer life of our parish.

6th August – Tuesday
Pray for wisdom and guidance in planning and the Lord’s provision for our parish after Cameron’s departure.  Pray for George and Brian.

7th August – Wednesday
The Summer Bible Study continues.  Pray for everyone coming along to these Bible Studies, that they would grow in their knowledge of Bible teaching.

8th August – Thursday
This month students receive results for exams they sat in May and June.  Pray for young people receiving results and for the decisions they, their parents and teachers will make about further education, training or employment.

9th August – Friday
Pray for the leaders of our uniformed organisations.

10th August – Saturday
Crosslinks Junior camp begins today at Fivemiletown College.  Pray for the children taking part and for those leading this year’s camp.

11TH AUGUST – SUNDAY (8th Sunday after Trinity)
Pray for our church services and for the time of fellowship following our morning Service of the Word.  Give thanks for the teams that provide refreshments.  Pray for this evening’s service in Carrick Methodist church.

12th August – Monday
Pray for our mission partners Trevor and Andrea Watson.

13th August – Tuesday
Pray for Carers, especially those caring for a friend or loved one.

14th August – Wednesday
Pray for the sick.  Pray for those living with chronic pain and remember those currently on hospital waiting lists for diagnostic tests or treatment.

15th August – Thursday
Pray for Open Doors and today for Christians in Libya and Sudan.

16th August – Friday
At this time of year many of us get to spend family time together.  Give thanks for family.  Remember the lonely of all ages and pray that we would always be ready to offer the hand of friendship to strangers.

17th August – Saturday
Pray for the members of our Select Vestry and its various sub-committees.  Remember Brian Reid and Alan Miles our Church Wardens.

18TH AUGUST – SUNDAY (9th Sunday after Trinity)
Give thanks for the teaching we receive in St Nicholas’ each Sunday.  Pray for today’s services including this evening’s service in Carrick Methodist.  Give thanks for the people from St Nicholas’, Joymount, and Carrick Methodist churches that have provided and served refreshments after services.

19th August – Monday
Pray for Tearfund.

20th August – Tuesday
Pray for our church and hall cleaning teams and for our Catering Team.

21st August – Wednesday
Pray for the Children’s and Youth Ministry in Tabora.  Pray for Emmanuel and his helpers hosting Good News Clubs.  Pray that there would be progress in establishing a mission partnership with CEF.

22nd August – Thursday
Today Catherine and the team meet to assemble Parish News.  Pray for Catherine and all who assist her by assembling Parish News or proof reading magazines and orders of service etc.  Give thanks for magazine distributors and those who deliver CDs to housebound parishioners.

23rd August – Friday
Pray for those who are bereaved, especially for those for whom the pain of loss is acutely felt despite the passage of time.

24th August – Saturday
Pray for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

25TH AUGUST – SUNDAY (10th Sunday after Trinity)
The Sunday Funday Club comes to an end today.  Give thanks for all the leaders and pray for JAM which resumes next Sunday.  Pray for our worship in St Nicholas this morning and for this evening’s service in Carrick Methodist.

26th August – Monday
Many children return to school this week.  Pray for children moving from primary to secondary education.  Pray for teachers and all school staff.

27th August – Tuesday
With our church organisations resuming next month, pray for the leaders of our Women’s Fellowship, Senior Moments, Young Adults Group, Youth Fellowship, Abba Girls and Busy Bees.

28th August – Wednesday
Pray for the areas of our world where there is conflict, remembering tensions in the Middle East.  Remember also those parts of the world where people are struggling to rebuild their lives following a natural disaster.

29th August – Thursday
Pray for the Electoral College of Derry and Raphoe Diocese meeting today.

30th August – Friday
Pray for CMS Ireland.

31st August – Saturday
Pray for Cameron and Alex as they leave us to begin the next phase of their Christian service in Dublin.  Pray for ICM staff and remember Mark Smyth and his ministry at CityChurch.

SUNDAY FUNDAY CLUB

JULY & AUGUST 2019

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 7th July in the Church Halls. 
Children will leave from church on subsequent weeks.

SUNDAY SCHOOL NOTES

Our year ends with a BIG PARTY on Sunday 30th June, so any JAM and young people are all welcome.  I would like to thank parents for their continued support.  It is hard to believe that our first year of JAM has finished.  I really would like to thank the JAM team and Bible Class leaders for their dedication and hard work.  I thanked a lot of people in the magazine last month for all their help and again I would like to reinforce this.

Our JAM children finished learning about the Holy Spirit, Junior Bible Class finished Esther and Senior Bible Class finished the travels of Paul.  With the Bible Class finishing the term off with a nail biting quiz.  We really did have a busy month.  Now you realise that our teachers deserve a well-earned rest.  It is a privilege to bring the Bible teachings to our youngsters and it is a joy to hear and see the kids’ responses and hearing feedback from parents.

Please accept my sincere thanks to everyone who helped with the Coffee Morning for Cameron and Alex.  It was a great day of fun, friendship and fellowship.  At the moment the figure is £1175 but I believe this will go up with more money received from the Fireside Quiz.

Have a wonderful summer break.  Please pray for our youngsters who are attending any Camps over the Summer.  If anyone needs more information on JAM or Bible Class, please contact myself or one of the team.  Our JAM and BIBLE CLASS resume on Sunday 1st September.  Everyone straight to the Halls on that Sunday and we look forward to that date.

The Sunday Funday Club starts on 7th July for any nursery to P7 children.  We will be straight to the Halls on that Sunday.  Have a wonderful Summer everyone. Be safe and follow the Lord.

Sharon Maxwell
JAM co-ordinator

Childrens outreach mission

In this part of the world talking about the weather is a National past- time for many and we’ve had plenty to talk about this Spring so far.  Emmanuel has confirmed reports I had heard from elsewhere that the wet season rains had been very poor, between November and May, in the greater Tabora area.  The population is totally dependent on the wet season rain so that crops can be sown or planted.  The resulting harvest, around now, keeps everyone going until the next wet season starts.  Crops such as rice, maize (sweet corn) and cassava along with many vegetables, depend on plenty of rain.  Poor rains means poor harvests, resulting in food shortages and price increases for what food there is.  It’s not hard to understand that the poorest people are the hardest hit.  Next time we are tempted to complain about our weather and our ‘abundance’ of rain, spare a thought and a prayer for the needs of many people in Tabora and other parts of God’s world.  Those needs will multiply over the Summer as food shortages become more acute.

One afternoon in May I had the considerable pleasure in meeting again John and Pauline Tuff.  Who? . . . . . John and Pauline Tuff run Kazima Orphanage several miles outside Tabora.  I had the privilege of visiting this orphanage back in 2016.  John and Pauline are from Ballymena and Ahoghill and their broad Ulster Scots lilt in Central Africa is music to ones ears.  While back home and visiting many supporting churches, they were visiting the Silver Surfers club of the Church of the Nazarene, Carrickfergus, updating them on the work of this orphanage.  Pictures were shown of many of the children along with a history of how they came to be there, many of which are harrowing in the extreme.  I saw pictures of many healthy and happy children whom I had seen malnourished and with psychological problems three years ago.  The orphanage is home to 29 children from just days old up to school age.

Emmanuel has visited this orphanage with children from his Good News Clubs to enable interaction between the different children and to encourage a spirit of concern and compassion amongst ’his’ children.  If anyone would like to see a leaflet concerning this orphanage please ask me.

Elsewhere, Bishop Elias asks for prayer for the present foundation course being run at Tabora Bible School  and for the 20 students.  The course runs to the end of July.  One of the objectives of these courses is to equip church planters and strengthen members of existing churches in their outreach in villages throughout the Diocese, many of which have a predominance of Muslims.
As mentioned last month, we were able, through Linda our Treasurer, to forward to Emmanuel £456, which he has received with considerable gratitude.  He has been able to use some of this money to meet expenses connected to a week-long seminar for children held towards the end of May.

Emmanuel asks that his sincerest thanks are passed to everyone, man, woman and child, who have contributed both prayerfully and financially to the Children's Outreach Mission.

Please continue to remember and pray for this ongoing children’s work over the Summer.  Please also pray for ongoing relationship issues that continue to exist in the greater Tabora region.
Lynn Rodgers

Christian Marriage

‘What God has joined together, let not man separate’
15th June 2019
Daniel George Hollington and Hester Roslyn Gingles

Crèche Rota July 2019

7th       Karen Bell, Tamera Milligan
14th     Lorraine Gibson, Rachel McVeigh
21st      Ann Hodge, Deirdre Beck
28th     John Kane, Kathleen Arthur

Crèche Rota August 2019

4th    Faye Hamilton, Christine Stewart
11th     Karen Bell, Janice Nelson
18th     Lorraine Gibson, Alison Kane
25th     Deirdre Beck, Carol Moneypenny

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.

Flowers in Church June 2019 (not in last magazine

16th    Joe McGrand—In memory of Alice
23rd    Pat & Harry Grainger—In memory of our son Alan

Flowers in Church July 2019

7th    The Lutton Family—In memory of Cecil
7th    The Hanna Family—For Liz
14th    In memory of Leslie & Pamela McCune
21st    Vacant
28th     Vacant

Flowers in Church August 2019

4th    Vacant
11th    Vacant
18th    Vacant
25th    Vacant

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.


Christian Burial

‘I am the Resurrection and the Life’

21st May 2019—Brian McCall

5th June 2019—John Edward Ross

7th June 2019—Amelia Elizabeth McCarron

13th June 2019—Margaret Jane (Peggy) Page


SUMMER PRAYER WALKS


We will meet at the church on
Monday 9th July and Monday 5th August at 7 pm.
We’ll take a short walk around Carrickfergus to be prompted in our prayers by the things that we see.
A small group may remain at the church, so if you’d like to join us but aren’t great with walking please do still come!
For more information speak to George/Cameron

If any parishioner known to you is sick or in hospital,
please contact the church office or the clergy
so that they may be visited.  Thank you


Services in AUGUST 2019

4th    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Holy Communion—Seven deadly Sins and how to
            survive them! - Sloth
            Ecclesiastes 1 v 1-9
    6.30 pm    Venue: Joymount Presbyterian Church
            Psalm 139

11th    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Seven deadly Sins and how to
            survive them! - Greed
            Matthew 6 v 19-24
    6.30 pm    Carrickfergus Methodist Church
            Psalm 142

18th     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Seven deadly Sins and how to
            survive them! - Gluttony
            Philippians 3 v 17-21
    6.30 pm    Carrickfergus Methodist Church
            Psalm 146

25th    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Seven deadly Sins and how to
            survive them! - Lust
            2 Samuel 11 v 1-17
    6.30 pm    Carrickfergus Methodist Church
            Psalm 150

Services in JuLY 2019
7th     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Holy Communion—Seven deadly Sins and how to
            survive them! - Why Sin Matters
            Romans 3 v 9-26
    6.30 pm    Joint Service with Joymount & Methodists
            Psalm 119

14th    9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Seven deadly Sins and how to
            survive them! - Pride
            Philippians 2 v 3-11
    6.30 pm    Venue: Joymount Presbyterian Church
            Psalm 121/122

21st     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Seven deadly Sins and how to
            survive them! - Envy
            Genesis 4 v 1-8
    6.30 pm    Venue: Joymount Presbyterian Church
            Psalm 130/131

28th     9.30 am    Holy Communion
    11.00 am    Service of the Word—Seven deadly Sins and how to
            survive them! - Anger
            James 1 v 19-25
    6.30 pm    Venue: Joymount Presbyterian Church
            Psalm 137


CARRICKFERGUS CHILD CONTACT CENTRE
CARRICKFERGUS YMCA,
30-34 IRISH QUARTER WEST,
CARRICKFERGUS BT38 8AT
www.carrickccc.co.uk
Email: contact@carrickccc.co.uk
Tel:07835 938881

Carrickfergus Child Contact Centre has been open since 2008. We are a charitable organisation that works with separated families to provide a safe, child friendly place for family members to spend time together. Our work looks to build family connections and grow a loving relationship between parent and child. We work with children aged 0-17 years and our centre opens 52 weeks a year!

We are looking for new volunteers to come and join our team on Thursday afternoons (3.30 pm-6.15 pm) or Saturday mornings (9.30 am-12.15 pm). Volunteers can help once a month, fortnightly or weekly, whatever suits you! You will get training and enjoy volunteers’ team building days and our annual Christmas Night out.

If you can spare some time to help support us in supporting our families, please contact Shelly McCord on 0846 033804 or email contact@carrickccc.co.uk or call into the centre during running times (marked above) to chat and meet some of our fantastic volunteer team! Thank you!


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.




 
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