february 2015 - 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 1ST FEBRUARY 2015
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
TODAY – 1ST FEBRUARY 2015
10.15am Sunday School
11.00am Prayer Meeting in Morrison Room
11.30am Morning Service Conducted by Rev. Trevor Boyd
Sermon: The Seals Based on Revelation 6:1-17
6.30pm
6.50pm
7.00pm
Prayer Meeting in Choir Room
Community Singing Conducted by Band of Brothers
Praise Service Conducted by Band of Brothers. This
Service will contain testimony’s from Members of the Band
and items of Praise and Worship
There will be a Cup of tea provided after the Evening Service
NEXT SUNDAY – 8TH FEBRUARY 2015
10.15am Sunday School
11.00am Prayer Meeting in Morrison Room
11.30am Morning Service Conducted by Rev. Trevor Boyd
Sermon: The Saints Based on Revelation 7:1-17
6.30pm
6.50pm
7.00pm
Prayer Meeting in Choir Room
Community Singing
Evening Service Conducted by Rev. Trevor Boyd
Big Questions-Is the Bible true? Bible Reading:
II Timothy 3:1-17
FINANCIAL REPORT
All those who wish to have a written report inserted in the Financial Report for
2014 please have them submitted to Rev Trevor Boyd for the Financial
Committee meeting on MONDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
COMMITTEE MEETING
The annual Finance Committee meeting will be held on MONDAY 2ND FEBRUARY
in the Morrison Room at 7.30pm
SENIORS CITIZENS FELLOWSHIP
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TUESDAY 3 FEBRUARY
Prayer Meeting in Choir Room at 10.15am
MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY & PRAYER TIME
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WEDNESDAY 4 FEBRUARY
On Wednesday 4th February Professor James McKeown from Queens University,
Belfast, will demonstrate to us a Passover Meal. Everyone in our congregation is
encouraged to attend. This will be of great benefit to those who are
communicant members as it will help to explain the background to the
Lord’s Supper. Feel free to invite friends
BADMINTON CLUB
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SATURDAY 7 FEBRUARY
The Badminton Club in the Church Hall at the new time of 7.30pm till 10.00pm.
All Welcome!
FIRST RATHFRILAND PW
The next meeting of PW will take place on Tuesday 17th February 2015. It will take
the form of an Anniversary Evening when we will be celebrating 65 years of PW
at First Rathfriland Presbyterian Church. There will also be a demonstration by
Mrs Elaine Weir on Decorating Cup Cakes. Please plan to attend and invite any
former members to this special Evening.
The Annual PW Service will take place on Sunday 22nd February at 11.30am. The
speaker will be Keith Prestin, an Irish Mission Worker who works at International
Meeting Point in Belfast. Keith should have many interesting stories to tell as he
meets with people from all nationalities and tries to integrate them into the
Northern Irish community.
PW missionary boxes are now due in. Please leave the boxes in the large box in
the vestibule or give to any committee member before 23rd February 2015.
CLOSE TO HOME CONFERENCE
This conference will be held on Friday 20th March 2015 in Assembly Buildings
Belfast from 9.45am-4.00pm. The conference will be addressed by Rev Dr
Stafford Carson on how to integrate young people into our church family. Cost is
£15.00 per person if booked by 27th Feb 2015 on 02890417247. This conference
will be a great benefit to those involved in Sunday School, B.B./G.B.,
R@FT and Kirk Session.
CHRISTIAN INSTITUSTE PUBLIC MEETING
Christian Institute public meeting on Friday 6th February in Canal Court Hotel,
Newry at 8.00pm. One of the speakers will be Nick Williamson from Blufire Media
in Portadown who was threatened with legal action and reported to the Equality
Commission after refusing to print a homosexual magazine. Additional
information available from Sandra Mackay on 028 90941667
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.
It will do us all good to rehearse the teaching of our youth week by week!
Catechism No.22
Question 22: How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?
Answer 22: Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true
body,(1) and a reasonable soul,(2) being conceived by the power of the Holy
Ghost, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and born of her,(3) yet without sin.(4)
(1) Heb. 2:14, 16; 10:5. (2) Matt. 26:38. (3) Luke 1:27, 31, 35, 42; Gal. 4:4.
(4) Heb. 4:15; 7:26.
UPCOMING SUNDAY SERVICES
Date
Morning Service Topic
Conducted By
1/2/15
The Seals (Revelation)
Rev. Trevor Boyd
Evening Service
Topic/Theme
Band of Brothers
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On Sunday 1 February our Evening Service will be Conducted by “Band of
Brothers” and we will be of particular interest to those from the world of bands.
We encourage you to invite your friends and band members to hear these folk
speak and testify. We will also get them to conduct our Community Singing at
6.50pm. This Service will be followed by tea in the Church Hall.
ANNOUNCEMENT SHEET
Please note that the Church Announcement Sheet Team has a new email address.
The NEW email is: announcements@1strathfriland.co.uk
If you are or know anybody interested of joining the Church Announcement Sheet
team please contact Mr Jim Harbinson – Mobile:07759 702430 or
Email: jim.harbinson@btinternet.com for more information
FREE WILL OFFERING ENVELOPES
If anyone requires Free Will Offering Envelopes please Contact
Mr Lindsay Gracey on 07595387831
DATE
01/02/2015
08/02/2015
14/02/2015
22/02/2015
MARRIAGE CLASSES
CLASS
Marriage Classes
Marriage Classes
Marriage Classes
Marriage Classes
TIME
3.00PM – 4.00PM
3.00PM – 4.00PM
8.00PM – 10.00PM
3.00PM – 4.00PM
CHURCH CARPARK
A fence has been erected on top of the walls in the car park. This should help
keep people safe and stop intruders from entering the Community Centre through
the car park. The Committee would like to thank Mr Rodney Sterritt for donating
the fence in memory of his late wife Hilary, who was a valued member of 1st
Rathfriland
ROTAS
FLOWER LIST
1st February-Mrs June McKnight
8th February-Mrs Barbara Boyd
15th February-Mrs Rita Ross
22nd February-Mrs Heather Annett
1st March-Mr David Scott
8th March-Miss Ina McCracken
15th March-Mrs Margo Groves
22nd March-Mrs Helena Malcomson
AUDIO VISUAL
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1 February-David Scott & Neil Cheney
8th February-William & Aaron McConville
15th February-David Scott & Andrew Warburton
22nd February-Robin McConnell & Robert McConville
1st March-David Scott & Neil Cheney
8th March-William & Aaron McConville
15th March-David Scott & Andrew Warburton
22nd Rodney & Michelle McCready
CRECHE
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1 February-Julie Wilson & Julie Prescott
8 February & 15th February-Jill Morrow & Margaret McConnell
22nd February & 1st March-Marj Bell & Noelle Hanna
8th March & 15th March-Lorraine McConville & Heather McDowell
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CHILDREN’S CHURCH
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1 February-Anne Annett & Sandra OHara
8 February & 15th February- Linda Megaw & Pamela Dickson
22nd February & 1st March-John & Joanne Annett
8th March & 15th March-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
February-Mr & Mrs Mark Wilson, Mr & Mrs Colin McDowell,
Mr & Mrs Rodney McCready
March- Mr & Mrs Robert Newell, Mr & Mrs David Scott,
Mr & Mrs Murray Annett
CHURCH DOOR WELCOME ROTA – FEBRUARY
Trevor Dunbar & Mark Bronte
PLEASE NOTE:
If you have any information to share with the congregation please forward it
on to the Announcement Sheet Team by 6pm on the Thursday prior to publication
Email: announcements@1strathfriland.co.uk or Phone/Text: 075644 92961