CONTACT... If you are new we’d love you to fill this in so that we can get in touch. If your details have changed or if you would like a visit from someone from the church, please fill this in too! First Garvagh Presbyterian Church ROTAS Today Crèche Sun 29 March Beverly Glass Irene Boyd Christine Holmes Valerie Holmes Hilary Hutchinson Alison Holmes Tanya Magowan Louise McFarlane Lyn Gordon Moira Irwin First Name ……………...… Children’s Church Welcome Team Joyce McLenaghan Albert Scott Joyce McLenaghan Albert Scott MrMrsMiss Flowers Doreen Campbell Margaret Martin Camera Jack Currie Jack Currie Alan Galbraith Address …………………... Laptop Amy Arbuthnot Amy Arbuthnot Jillian Boyd …………………...…………. Sound Desk Simpson Moffett Simpson Moffett David Boyd Postcode ………..………… Tea after ES Liz Barry Helen Annett Rosemary Torrens Surname ……………...…… …... Telephone ………...………. Mobile ………………...…… Reader Moira Irwin Margaret Campbell Malcolm Campbell Daphne Currie Jacqui Whann Kevin Duffin E-mail …………………...…. ……………...………………. COLLECTORS–March Children’s names & ages (at home) …………………...…………. Roberta Armstrong Tanya Magowan Margaret Campbell Helen Annett or re n se ma ry T e Ro e cK Betty Holmes M tty Please detach this form and hand in with collection. Thank you Be s ……………………...………. Tick this box if you are requesting a visit from the minister Susan Martin VESTIBULE DUTY www.firstgarvaghpresbyterian.org Sun 5 April Weekly News Welcome as we gather today to wait upon God and worship Him. If you are visitor, we hope you’ll feel at home among us and that you will come back again soon. If you have just moved into the area, we’d love to have you join with us on a regular basis. Please make sure you speak to the minister or one of the stewards and give them your name and address. If you haven’t been to church for a while, we hope that you’ll sense today the very real presence of God that will draw you back again to this place. The greatest need in your whole life is the very thing he’s offering you today. Deep down in your heart you know you need him. Seek him, for he is here! We all long to meet with God in a special way today. He is here to do just that for us. Take a moment in silence just now. Tell him about your burdens you’ve carried in with you today—you know, your greatest need today is to see the Lord himself, to hear his voice, to sense his powerful touch upon your life, to feel his strong arms around you, to understand what he wants you to do. If you need any sort of help today, please do not hesitate to wait and speak to the minister afterwards or contact him at home. NOW LET US WORSHIP THE KING OF KINGS! Sunday 22nd March 2015 Today 1. Coleraine & District Battalion of the Boys’ Brigade Annual Parade & Church Service for Junior & Company Sections in New Row Presbyterian Church. All Junior and Company Section Boys should meet in Main Street Car Park Garvagh at 2.20pm. They should be back in Garvagh for 5.00pm First Garvagh Company Section won the Battalion Scripture Shield this year & presentation of the shield will take place during the Church Service – Boys should be encouraged to attend as this is a very prestigious award which the boys have worked hard to attain. 2. Evening Service in this Church at 7 pm. There will be a cup of tea/coffee served in the vestibule afterwards. 3. Mission Hall Service at 8.15 pm Speaker—Rev Desmond Knowles 4. Youth Fellowship : Fusion @ Moneydig Presbyterian church 7:30 to 8.30 pm. “Red Letter” leading praise. Speaker Rev Jonathan Frazer. Youth Fellowship meet at 7:10pm at our church car park. Please join us for a good night out with young people from our neighbouring churches. Please let Jennifer or John know if you plan to go. March CATECHISM FOR THE WEEK Helen Annett Question 68— What is required in the Sixth Commandment? Answer: The Sixth Commandment requireth all lawful endeavours to preserve our own life, and the life of others. Tanya Magowan This Week 5. Monday 23 March—The Bowling Club will meet at 8.00pm 6. Tuesday 24 March—Good News Club meets at 6.45pm 7. Wednesday 25 March—Tots & Co meets 10.30 am to 12 noon 8. Wednesday 25 March—Prayer time at 7.45pm 9. Thursday 26 March—Choir practice at 7.30 pm 10. Friday 27 March—39th Annual Girls’ Brigade Parents Evening at 7.30 pm. Girls should meet at 7pm in full uniform. 11. Saturday 28 March—Annual Boys Brigade Display in Main Street Church Hall at 7.30pm. Boys should meet at 7.00pm sharp in full uniform. Cornerstone Prayer Path Thursday 2 and Friday 3 April, 10.00am – 12.30pm Everyone is welcome to drop in at any time during these mornings to pray for the community of Garvagh. We believe in a powerful and loving God who hears and answers prayer. We want to provide a quiet space at Easter for local people to come and pray for our community. For further information talk to Ruth or Mark at the Cornerstone. Mission Overseas Prayerline MORE INFORMATION Issued on Wednesday 17 March 2015 Please provide me with further information on … SPAIN - Derek and Jane French are currently on a six-month sabbatical from their routine work with GBU in northern Spain, during which time they are concentrating on specific projects related to GBU and MOCLAM (a theological training course). Pray for Derek as he focuses on specific and important projects that will benefit GBU and the church at large. Pray for Jane as she undertakes further study. Remember their colleague Lina, who has additional responsibility for the work of GBU in the north of Spain, whilst Derek and Jane are on sabbatical. Finding out more about ITALY - Alan and Tracey Johnston, serving with Sola Grazia congregation in Porto Mantovano, are involved in preparations for a church conference to be held in Rimini at the end of May / beginning of June. Pray that the plans for the conference will come together well. Pray for Tracey as she works alongside Andrea on the finances. Pray for the Sunday School project and for Tracey as she heads up this work. Pray for the youth group and that it might develop under Leo and Antonella, and that the young people who attend would grow in their faith. KENYA - In their March Bulletin, Gary and Mary Reid send the following prayer requests from Olkinyei:- Pray for Gary and Mary as they seek to be Christ’s witnesses in a spiritually dark area of Maasailand. Pray for the renovations being carried out at the Mission which will allow full access to those who are disabled, so that they and their families can stay at the Mission for periods of rest and teaching. Remember too the Reid children who are at boarding school and the youngest who is being home schooled. Stephen and Angelina Cowan send the following prayer requests:- Pray for good community relations as raiders have been seen in the area. Continue to pray for good conversations with people, especially men who made professions of faith in the past. Pray for Kasoni visiting Loongerin this week, speaking in the primary school and meeting adults. Pray for next week’s monthly teaching time in Tuum; that people will come with open hearts and minds, and ears which are ready to listen. PAKISTAN - Last Sunday (15th), two suicide bombers attacked two churches in Youhana Abad, Lahore, killing 15 and injuring more than 70. Pray for those who lost loved ones, those who were injured and those who witnessed the attack. Pray for Christians throughout Pakistan who live in fear of further attacks. Pray that they will be protected and that they will remain strong in their faith. Remember students and staff at Forman Christian College in Lahore. Pray that God would continue to use their witness on campus and in the wider community. the Christian faith How to join First Garvagh Freewill Offering Envelopes Christianity / Discipleship Explored Courses Small Groups Children’s / youth programmes Other ……………….....…… I would be interested in getting involved with … Children’s / Youth work Helping with crèche Tots & Co Media Team Music & singing Outreach to the community Helping with tea/coffee after services Other ………………......….. Further Ahead Other Information GARVAGH COMMUNITY BUILDING EASTER WORKSHOPS - Children 6+ - Thursday 9th and Friday 10th April 2015 10.30am to 12.30pm : Tutor: Lorna Kyle : Cost: £4.00 (materials included) Max 10 children Thursday - come along and take part in an exciting ‘Just Jemima’ workshop creating your very own fairy house that lights up in the dark using clay, paint and mixed media Friday - ‘Just Jemima’ will be back again to celebrate Easter running a very eggstraspecial workshop designing your own Easter basket with new born spring chicks and bunnies. TEXTILE AND HERITAGE BASKETRY WORKSHOP – Adult - Saturday 11TH April 2015 10.00am to 4.00pm : Tutor: Louise McLean : Cost: £50.00 (materials included). Max participants 10 This new workshop is perfect for beginner and improvers in basketry. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and explore new concepts of combining the use of textiles if desired, within the realms of traditional heritage basketry. Working to produce a beautiful and unique colourful creation to take home. Materials include, Willow, sea grass, felted wool, dyed hessian, banana fibre and others... A great opportunity for those wishing to enhance their basketry skills RUFFLE SCARF - FELT WORKSHOP – Adult - Saturday 25TH April 2015 10.00am to 4.00pm : Tutor: Jacki Sleator : Cost: £50.00 (materials included). Max participants 10 Make a beautiful luxury silk scarf for spring. Using the finest of silk fabrics we will create texture and add surface decoration by using meandering lengths of silk ruffles and leaf motifs. We will then add merino wool and carefully felt. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. To book ring 02829557325 Pastoral Care - Hospital Visitation Very often notification that a parishioner has been admitted to hospital can take up to a week to be communicated by post to the Minister from the Hospital Chaplain. In some cases no information is received as sometimes church details are not gathered on admission to hospital in A&E from the patient which are then used to notify the Hospital Chaplain. The Hospital Chaplain only works 1 or 2 days a week and so sometimes patients can be missed if they have been in hospital for only a few days. If you or a family member are admitted to hospital and you would appreciate a visit please inform the Minister as soon as possible. Likewise it would be appreciated that the Minister would be informed of hospital discharge to save a wasted hospital call. Hospital visitation is an important aspect of pastoral care and we don’t want to miss anyone because of the inadequacies of the system of notification. 12. Friday 3 April—Good Friday Communion Service at 8.00 pm. “The Cross” DVD will be shown during the service. Members of Kirk Session will meet at 7.00 pm—new communicants are requested to come along at 7.15 pm. 13. Saturday 11 April—Londonderry Gospel Male Voice Choir invite you to their Annual Praise Festival in Kilfennan Presbyterian Church at 7.30pm. Guest speaker—Pastor Harold Chambers 14. Tuesday 21 April—PW 70th Anniversary Dinner will be held in TBF Thompson Ministries. Those attending should add their names to the sign-up sheet on the vestibule table. 15. Sunday 26 April—The Morning Service will be followed by the Soup & Cheese Lunch in aid of Tear Fund. 16. Sunday 17 May—The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at the Morning Service. GOOD NEWS CLUB Sunday 19 April—Good News Club Service—please note change of date. We will continue to meet as follows:Tuesday 24 March—6.45 to 7.45 pm for practice Tuesday 31 March—Easter Party evening 6.45 to 7.45 pm Tuesday 7 April—we will NOT meet Tuesday 14 April—6.30 to 7.45—final practice in the Church Sunday 19 April—Service at 11.30 am. Children meet in Minor Hall at 11.10am.
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