Sunday morning: ACTS – Our Family Story

Family is one of the main ways the Bible pictures the church. Every family has a story. The book of Acts tells our family story as the church grows through the Gospel, is opposed because of the Gospel and goes with the Gospel. This year we are going to read through Acts on Sunday mornings. As we do, we want you to identify this as your family story as you grow through the Gospel, are confident in the Gospel and then go with the Gospel, so that others might know it as their family story too.
THIS SUNDAY: ACTS 1:1-26
The Church Grows – Waiting
Rev David Moore
NEXT SUNDAY: ACTS 2:1-41
The Church Grows – Empowered
Rev Dave Currie

Sunday Evening: Luking at Jesus

The book of Acts finds its own roots in the story of the Gospel as told by Luke. So on Sunday evenings, up until Christmas we’re looking at Jesus through the eyes of Luke.
THIS SUNDAY: LUKE 1:1-4
Summer Report Back
Paul Brown and Rev Dave Currie
NEXT SUNDAY: LUKE 2:41-52
The Boy
Alan Dickey

We’d encourage you to take time each week to read through the passage of Sunday past to help you remember what God was teaching you, and to read through the passage for the coming Sunday to prepare yourself for what God will teach you. Also sign up for our Preparing for Sunday and Remembering Sunday emails at http:// eepurl.com/cOV7Df
CD recordings of the morning (9.45am/10.30am) and the evening services are available (free of charge) approximately 15 minutes after the services. They can also be ordered at the Welcome Desk.

Opportunities for Congregational Prayer

Sunday morning – 9.30am in the Music Room
Sunday evening – 6.10pm in the Bell Hall
Prayer Ministry – after the evening service in Transept
Intercessors’ Prayer Time – once a month
Powerhouse – Wednesday 7.30pm twice monthly in the Bell Hall
(See weekly announcements and calendar for details)

This week we’re encouraging you to devote yourselves to prayer as we begin a new season of church life. We’ve set aside three nights to pray together as a church family for our own church family and the wider church family we belong to.

TUESDAY – The Church Grows – We’ll pray for the growth and maturing of our own church family.

WEDNESDAY – The Church Opposed – We’ll pray for those parts of our wider church family who suffer persecution because they proclaim Jesus as Lord.

THURSDAY – The Church Goes – We’ll pray for our own missionaries who have gone out from our church family as well as those who have gone out from our denomination.

CALENDAR

Week beginning 3rd September

Mon
Community Service Group meets at 7.30pm in the Shandon Room.
Scouts, Youth & Children’s organisation registrations 7pm – 8.30pm in the Elliott Hall.

Wed
Intercessors’ Prayer Time in the Upper Room at 11am.

Tues – Thurs
Prayer Week (see previous page)

Week beginning 10th

Wed
Ladies Badminton re-commences – 10am-12pm in the Elliott Hall. New members welcome.
Wednesday Walkers – Antrim Castle Grounds and Lough Neagh Marina. Please meet in the church car park at 9.30am to car share.

Thurs
Knock Tots re-commences at 10am.
“Be-filled” Bible Study in the Bell Hall. Tea/coffee and scones at 10.30am and Bible Study at 11am. Everyone welcome.

RFC meets at 7pm followed by Congregational Committee at 7.45pm.

Fri
Women’s Ministry: Girls’ Night In at 66 Kings Road at 8pm for nibbles and catch-up.. a great chance to see old friends, and invite someone relatively new to the church who might appreciate a few introductions.

Sat
Clothes Swap Fundraiser 10am-1pm, Elliott Hall -“An opportunity to get rid of old clothes you no longer need but also a fun, eco-friendly way to pick up some new pieces while helping support Stephanie Jemphrey with her upcoming work with Operation Mobilisation.” Any questions or to donate clothes in advance of the day contact Stephanie at 07443533301 or email sjemphrey@yahoo.co.uk

For your diary

Community Service Group Coffee Morning 23rd September in the Elliott Hall at 10.30am. Proceeds go to providing Christmas parcels for the needy and elderly families.

October 2nd – Taking Care Refresher Training – Any leaders who have not attended this child protection training within the last 3 years should plan to attend.

The East Belfast LINK (PW) are holding a coffee morning in Granshaw Presbyterian Church on Saturday 7th October 2017 from 10am to 11.30am. The cost is £5 (payable at the door). The Guest Speaker is Pauline Kennedy (Women’s Ministry and PW Development Officer). If you hope to attend please let Edith Gowdy know (028 9065 6868) as this will help with catering.

IRISH WOMEN’S CONVENTION Sat 7th October 2017……if you haven’t paid for, or collected, your ticket, please see Hazel Cuene-Grandidier asap.
The Ulster College of Music, and a Classical Guitar Duo, are presenting a concert in aid of the Leprosy Mission on the evening of Tuesday 21 November, in the Elliott Hall. Volunteers are needed to serve tea/coffee/juice, and to prepare tray-bakes; also to provide general assistance on the evening e.g. set up and welcome. If you would like to help, please contact Lindsay Green on 07907628442.

NOTICES

Distributors of Knock Life please note that there are several districts yet to be delivered.
Mike and Miranda’s latest Newsletter is available at the Welcome Desk.
Presbyterian Heralds and Wider World are available in the Crush Hall.