FIRST RATHFRILAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

FIRST
RATHFRILAND
PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
Website: www.1strathfriland.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FirstRathfriland
Twitter: @1stRathfrilandP
Minister: Rev Trevor Boyd, Dip. Min.
The Manse: 13 Redbridge Road, Rathfriland, BT34 5AH
Telephone: 028 406 30272 / 07955 102923
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 9th NOVEMBER 2014
Jesus said, “A city on a hill cannot be hidden… In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see
your good deeds and praise your father in heaven.”
Matthew 5: 14 & 16
We exist as a congregation: To WORSHIP the Lord in a spirit-filled way
 To learn and obey the WORD of God
 To WITNESS to our community by word and action that Jesus is the WAY to salvation
 To support and pray for mission in our WORLD
10.15am
11.00am
11.30am
3.30pm
TODAY – 9th NOVEMBER 2014 – Remembrance Sunday
Sunday School
Prayer Meeting in Morrison Room
Morning Service Conducted by Rev, Trevor Boyd. Sermon Based
on Revelation . Rev 2:12-17 The Worldly Church
Remembrance Service in 3rd Presbyterian Church
NO EVENING SERVICE
NEXT SUNDAY – 16TH NOVEMBER 2014
10.15am Sunday School
11.00am Prayer Meeting in Morrison Room
11.30am Morning Service Conducted by Rev. Trevor Boyd. Sermon based
On Revelation. Rev 2: 18-29 The Church that Tolerated Sin
6.30pm Prayer Meeting in Choir Room
6.50pm Community Singing
7.00pm Evening Service conducted by Rev. Trevor Boyd.
Praise Service with Rathfriland Silver Band
8.15pm [email protected]
SENIOR CITIZENS FELLOWSHIP
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TUESDAY 11 NOVEMBER
10.00am Tea/Coffee Scones etc.
10.25am
Community Singing
10.30am
Glenn and Margaret Sands will have a slide presentation of war graves
in France and Belgium
11.00am
Act of Remembrance
11.05am
Meeting,
Speaker: Glenn & Margaret Sands
Subject: The Cost of Sacrifice
MEN’S CHOIR PRACTICE
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TUESDAY 11 NOVEMBER
A request has been made to form the Men’s Choir for the Christmas Period and a
practice will take place on Tuesday 11th November at 7.30pm in the Church.
A good turn out would be appreciated
MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY & PRAYER TIME
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WEDNESDAY 5 NOVEMBER
8.00pm in The Church Hall. We will continue to study in Revelation.
GIRLS BRIGADE
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THURSDAY 6 NOVEMBER
EXPLORERS (3 TO 7 YEAR OLDS)
JUNIORS (8 TO 10 YEAR OLDS)
SENIORS (11 TO 14 YEAR OLDS)
BRIGADIERS (14 TO 18 YEAR OLDS)
6.30pm-7.30pm
7.00pm-8.15pm
7.30pm-9.00pm
7.30pm-9.00pm
BOYS BRIGADE
FRIDAY 7th NOVEMBER
ANCHOR BOYS (5 TO 8 YEAR OLDS) – (P1-P4)-6.30pm-7.30pm
JUNIOR SECTION (8 TO 11 YEAR OLDS) – (P5-P7)-7.30pm-8.45pm
COMPANY SECTION AND SENIORS (11-18yrs)- 8.15pm-10.00pm (YEARS 8
UPWARDS)
BADMINTON CLUB
The Badminton Club will continue to meet on Saturday nights in the Church Hall. The
Club is open to everyone regardless of age, gender or ability. We will start with the
following arrangements to see how we go. Age 5-11 from 6.30-7.30pm. Age 11-16 from
7.30-8.30pm and Age 17+ from 8.30-10.30pm.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY – 9TH NOVEMBER
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Today Sunday, 9 November is Remembrance Sunday and we will have an act of
Remembrance during our Morning Service.
All loose offering will go towards The Poppy Appeal.
BB & GB
Annual Remembrance Sunday Parade. All boys and girls meet at 3.00pm at
Downpatrick Street Car Park
THE SHORTER CATECHISM
The purpose of the Shorter Catechism is to educate children in the Reformed Faith. It is
based on the Larger Catechism, which was intended for use by ministers as they taught
the faith to their congregations in preaching. The Catechism is in a question and
answer format. The catechism is composed of 107 questions and answers. The first 12
questions concern God as Creator.
It will do us all good to rehearse the teaching of our youth week by week!
Catechism No.10
Question 10: How did God create man?
Answer 10: God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge,
righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over creatures.(1)
(1) Gen. 1:26-28; Col. 3:10; Eph. 4.24.
CAR PARK
Lines have been marked temporarily in the car park to show you the way we would like
you to park. The aim is to have four rows of cars with a space left for access to the
stoned area. We trust this will be a benefit to all.
CEF SUPER SEMINARS IN FIRST RATHFRILAND
CEF Super Seminars in 1st Rathfriland Presbyterian Church on Monday 24th November
at 7.30pm. If you are involved in children’s and youth work in our congregation this
would be a great opportunity to get some free training on your own doorstep. Put the
date in your diary now! You are able to attend 2 out of 4 Seminars. The seminars
choices are: “Inside Outside” ministering through the local church by David Crutchley.
“Good News for You” helping children to understand the message of salvation by
Angie McKee. “I’m not too little” teaching pre-schoolers by Olivia Crutchley. “Growing
through God’s Word” by Stephen Condy.
DONACLONEY PRESBYTERIAN LADIES’ GROUP
Donacloney Presbyterian Ladies’ Group invites you to an evening of song with THE
POLICE MALE VOICE CHOIR in Donacloney Presbyterian Church on Friday 14 th
November 2014 at 8.00pm
-Retiring Offering in aid of Church Building Fund
-Supper Provided
SOUTHERN AREA HOSPICE
The Presbytery of Iveagh at a recent meeting was supportive of the Southern Area
Hospice approaching congregations requesting them having an appeal. 2014 marks the
25th Anniversary of the Southern Area Hospice and this year they need 2.3million to
continue providing specialist palliative care services free of charge to the local area.
Next Sunday 16th November there will be a retiring offering in aid of the Southern Area
Hospice. We will also donate all Loose offering on the Sunday Morning. We trust you
will support this worthy cause.
KIRK SESSION PLANNING DAY
The Kirk Session Planning Day will take place on Saturday 15th November in Hillyard
House, Castlewellan
ROTAS
FLOWER LIST
9th November-Mrs Marj Bell
16th November-Miss Ina McCracken
23rd November-Mrs Jacqueline Cromie
30th November-Miss Glynis Thompson
AUDIO VISUAL
9 November-Robin McConnell & Neil Cheney (Remembrance Sunday)
16th November-David Scott & Andrew Warburton
23rd November-Rodney & Michelle McCready
30th November-Derek & Jonathan McDowell
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CRECHE
9 November-Wendy Annett & Heather Annett
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16 & 23rd November-Sandra O’Hara & Louise McElroy
30th November & 7th December-Dorothy Harbinson & Olive Shilliday
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CHILDREN’S CHURH
9 November-Noelle Hanna & Margaret McConnell
16th & 23rd November-Anne Annett & Chantelle Annett
30th November & 7th December-Colin Boyd & Robin McConnell
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If Children’s Church and Crèche dates don’t suit, please swap with someone else on the rota or in emergency
contact Anne Annett on 028406 38954. Please check list in Vestibule.
COUNTING MONEY AFTER MORNING SERVICE
November-Mr & Mrs George Dawson, Mr & Mrs Jim Harbinson,
Mrs. Jean Annett & Family
December-Maudie Gracey & Family, David McDowell & Margaret Lyttle,
Mr & Mrs Noel Weir
CHURCH DOOR WELCOME ROTA – NOVEMBER
David Smyth & Jim Harbinson
PLEASE NOTE:
If you have any information to share with the congregation please forward it on
to ANDREW WARBURTON by 6pm on the Thursday prior to publication
Email: [email protected] or Phone/Text: 075644 92961
RUC GEORGE CROSS ASSOCIATION
On the behalf of the members of the Banbridge/South Down branch of the RUC GC
Association it is my duty and pleasure to thank you and all those others who provided
the refreshments and served tea/coffee following the service of dedication on Sunday
26th October.
I was one of the last to get into the hall and it was a welcoming sight to see that the
ladies had an abundance of delicious savoury and sweets to tempt me.
We are really grateful for all the hard work you and your team put into make the service
a success and please pass on our thanks to those others who helped in any way.
Yours Faithfully
Kingsley Singer
Branch Secretary
FIRST RATHFRILAND PW
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Tuesday 18 November
The next meeting of 1st Rathfriland PW Group will take place on Tuesday 18th November
at 8.00pm in the Church Hall. The Speaker will be Mary Henderson, a deaconess. All
Ladies will be made very welcome
Saturday 29th November
The Annual PW Sale will be held on Saturday 29th November from
2pm to 5pm
Stalls: Toys, Craft, Cakes, Home Produce.
Afternoon Tea
Santa Claus will be there!
Friday 5th December
For those people who wish to travel by bus to the Waterfront Hall for the “Ireland in
Christmas Praise Concert” on Friday 5th December. Please write your name on the list
in the vestibule.
Bus leaves 6.15pm Sharp
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