Announcements Sunday 15 March 2015 Welcome to Worship Today we continue our study in Matthew 25. Alistair Bill will speak on the parable of the talents, Act wisely: use what you’ve been given. He will also speak about Life Groups. The Ark, JCBs and Bible class meet today after the first 20 minutes. In the evening at 7 pm there will be a preview showing of The Cross, which is an integral part of My Hope 2015 with Billy Graham. This looks forward to Sunday 12 April at 7 pm when the churches in Newtownbreda and Belvoir will take over the ballroom in the Ramada Hotel, Shaws Bridge, to show The Cross - an opportunity to bring neighbours and friends to hear and reflect on the centrality of the cross to our Christian faith. Refreshments will be served after the service in the Coffee Bar. A Crèche meets every Sunday - if necessary ask for directions in the Hub. Large print copies of the morning praise items are available in the vestibule Stewards today: Jean McClune (District N), Alison Mullen and Eleanor Timothy Refreshments Rota: 15 March Jane Mooney, Christine Mooney and Daphne Gilmore 22 March June Lowry, Hilary Cromie and Jack Cromie PW will meet on Monday 16 March at 7.45pm in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Chlorine Gardens (Not in SRPC as previously thought) The Midweek Meeting for Prayer and Bible Study meets on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Chambers Room www.srpc.org.uk [email protected] Church Membership. Johnny Bell & Alistair Bill will be running the final Wednesday evening session for Young Adults on 18th March. This will look at Christian basics and is part of the process towards becoming a full church member. If anyone else of any age who would like to think about this process please speak to Alistair Bill, Tel 9079 9220 Friday Café. A warm welcome to everyone! Every Friday morning (10.30am – 12.00pm) we are open in the HUB café. Come join us for some home baking, good conversation and a cuppa! Next Sunday (22 March) the PW group will hold its annual service, with the Rev Fiona Forbes of Cairncastle congregation as the speaker. The PW’s theme is “...so I send you.” First 20 minutes will happen as usual In the evening at 7 pm we continue our study in Ephesians, Building Community in Christ. RED meets 6.45 - 8.30 pm Tuesday Break. On Tuesday March 24, we plan a visit to Crumlin Road Gaol. The bus leaves SRPC at 2.00pm and returns at 5.30pm. The cost is £10 which includes a guided tour, tea/coffee and scone and a bus fare. If you are interested please leave your name with Bertha (028 9070 3004) or Jack (028 9064 0279) by Friday 20 March. The yearly subscription for the Presbyterian Herald is £10.00. New Subscribers welcome. New Voice of Hope from Premier Christian Radio are available in the Vestibule and Hub Newtownbreda CSSM takes place this year from 25th to 31st July. If you would like to be a part of the team, you can sign up online at www.sunivolunteering.co.uk. The team are having their first meeting on Tuesday 24th March at 7.30pm at SRPC to start looking forward to the summer. Anyone thinking of being a part of the team is more than welcome to come along. Any questions, contact Neil Templeton or Helen Beattie (075 2821 0516 / 077 9133 9546) or email [email protected] Cairnshill Methodist are hosting a ‘Big Breakfast’ on Saturday 14 March 9am – 11am. £5 for Adults. Children of primary school age and under are free of charge. Everyone welcome. Knockbreda Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday 21st March at 8.30am the speaker will be Kris Baraniuk from Barnabas Fund Ireland. He will speak on persecuted Christians. New Horizon 2015. Leaflets are now available in the Hub. The theme this year is ‘An Unconditional Love for His Word’ A Newcomers’ Welcome Lunch will be held after the morning service at 12.45pm on Sunday 12 April in the Hall. If you are new, new-ish or simply feel new, please join us for lunch and good chat! For more information or a sign up form, please ask today’s stewards, contact the office ([email protected]) or speak to Eleanor Timothy (028 9096 4386). SRPC Leaders Retreat. A day for all Youth and Children leaders will be held on Saturday 9th May in the Youth Room from 9.30am – 1pm. It will be a time to be still and be refreshed by God and will be led by Roz Stirling from Cleopas Calling all Organisations. Leaders are reminded that, unless the outside door into the Halls is manned, it should be kept locked, especially in the evenings. (Recently there has been some casual ‘visitors’.) Prayer Points Discipleship. Pray that we might act wisely rather than foolishly as we wait for the Lord’s return, being active rather than passive disciples. St Patrick’s Day Ireland. In this week give thanks for the growth of Biblical faith throughout the island, for churches and fellowships spreading the good news across religious, cultural and ethnic lines. Pray for the spread of the good news, that the Lord might be honoured by his people in this land. My Hope 2015. Pray for the event planned by the Newtownbreda and Belvoir churches for the Ramada Hotel on 12 April, that it might be the means of people coming to faith, and that the God of the cross and resurrection might glorified. Stormont. Pray for a resolution of the crisis in the Executive. Pray that the Stormont ministers and political parties might be able to set aside any sense of playing politics with this crisis and concentrate on good government. March / April 2015 Diary Sunday 15 11:00 am | Morning Worship. Parables: Matthew 25 v 14-30. Rev. A Bill. Mother’s Day 7:00 pm | Preview of My Hope 2015 with Billy Graham. Monday 16 7:45 pm | PW meets at Fisherwick Presbyterian Church. Thursday 19 7:30 pm | Kirk Session Meets Sunday 22 11:00 am | PW Service ‘… so I am sending you”. Rev. Fiona Forbes 7:00 pm | Evening Worship – Building Community In Christ Tuesday 24 2:00 pm | Tuesday Break visits Crumlin Road Gaol. Thursday 26 7:30 pm | Congregational Committee meets. Sunday 29 11:00 am | Morning Worship: Palm Sunday. Lord’s Supper and Reception of new Communicants. 7:00 pm | Palm Sunday Praise Sunday 12 April 12:45 pm | Newcomer’s welcome lunch If you would like prayer for yourself or anyone else today please speak to the minister or one of the elders. Everyone is encouraged to use the Prayer Request Cards Topics or individuals mentioned will be prayed for during the following week. Please be assured that this is confidential to those who do the praying. Tel: 9040 3333 | [email protected] | [email protected] An Induction Loop (AFILS) is provided on the ground floor for the benefit of Hearing Aid users. Please switch your hearing aid to ‘T’. If you are new to the congregation we have a Welcome Pack, which gives an excellent overview of the congregation, its ethos and activities. Please ask one of the Stewards at the door.
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