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.

The Church Grows – Devoted – Alan Dickey
NEXT SUNDAY: Acts 3:4-31
The Church Grows – Emboldened – David Moore

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.

The Baptist – David Moore

The Baptism – Dave Currie

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://
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.

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

Join us at 6.30pm on 24th Sept to hear more about events and equipping for this church year.


URGENT: Leaders needed for Uniformed Organisations including Boy Squirrels, Mon 6pm – 7pm, Girl Scouts, Tues 7.30pm and Girl Cubs, Tues 6.30pm-7.30pm.
E3 SU prayer letters are available at the Welcome Desk.

Tues 19 NI Blood Transfusion service will be at St Mark’s Church Hall, Sydenham Avenue between 1.45pm & 4.15pm and 5.30pm & 8.00pm.

Wed 20 Powerhouse at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Thurs 21 Knock Tots meet today at 10.00am in the Elliott Hall. All pre-school children, along with their parents/carers will be most welcome. Please come and join us for craft, stories, songs and lots of fun. For more information, call Elaine on (07565 936 176).

Kids Xplore – for all children in P5-P7, 4.30pm – 5.30pm for 6 weeks. Kids Xplore is an hour of games, Bible stories and food! Pick up a form from the Welcome desk.

Session meets at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Sat 23 Community Service Group Coffee Morning in the Elliott Hall at 10.30am. Cakes, Preserves, Plants, Books and Special Friends Youth Club Stall. Proceeds go to providing Christmas parcels for the needy and elderly families. Please plan to attend and support the Group.

Tues 26 Ladies Bowls recommences at 2.30pm. New members will be warmly welcomed.

PW recommences at 7.30pm in the Bell Hall. Opening meeting – “Getting to know you.”

Thurs 28 Knock Tots meet today at 10.00am in the Elliott Hall. All pre-school children, along with their parents/carers will be most welcome. Please come and join us for craft, stories, songs and lots of fun. For more information, call Elaine on (07565 936 176).
Luncheon Club at 12.30pm in the Bell Hall.

Mixed Bowls recommence at 7.00pm. New members will be warmly welcomed.

Small Groups: Our Small Group programme starts up again in September (including a taster group for those who want to see what small groups are all about), so if you are interested in joining a small group, or chatting about your current involvement in small groups, please contact Dave at

Christian Aid’s Laganside Walk – stamp poverty into the ground!
Join us for a family, buggy, wheelchair, doggy friendly walk on Sunday 24 September along the Lagan Towpath, Belfast. Registration with a donation from 3pm in the Crowne Plaza (previously the Ramada) Hotel foyer, Shaw’s Bridge BT8 7XP.

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 21st 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.

An Evening with Sally Lloyd-Jones at Ballyhenry Presbyterian Church, Monday 6th November, 7.30pm. Come and hear the author of the ‘Jesus Storybook Bible’ speak on using storytelling to share the gospel. Free tickets available at: If interested, speak to Nicky Bradley.

Harvest All-Age Singing Group
If you would be interested in singing as part of a group at our Harvest Morning Service (8th October) please add your name to the sign-up sheet either on the welcome desk in the Crush Hall or on the information table at the front of the building.
The Parenting and Children’s Course begins on 17th October, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Flyers on the Welcome Desk. To register contact Nicky Jemphrey
We will meet for rehearsals on Thursday nights in the Music Room from 7.15pm to 8.30pm beginning Thursday 21st September.