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News Sheet – September 2018

Prayer Points for September

Sunday:            Pray for the Sunday services in the Autumn term as we look at Serving God, Discipleship, Habbakuk and Revival.  Pray also for Sunday School and Bible Class as they start up. Continue to remember the creche as they look after children under 3 years and also remember our Prayer Ministry Team.

Monday:          Pray for Table Tennis, EveryWoman, Helping Hands, Women’s Institute and Youth Home Groups, Committee and Kirk Session that all meet on Monday evenings.

Tuesday:         Pray for the Bowling Club, Youth Home Groups and Women’s Book Group.  Presbytery meets on the first Tuesday of the month.  Pray for Bobby, Mike and Richard Hassard as they attend.  Also pray for Bobby as he oversees the vacancy at First Dromore.

Wednesday:    Remember all sections of the Girls’ Brigade.  Also pray for our Praise team, Communications, Grass-cutting, Catering, Coffee/Tea and Cleaning teams.  Give thanks for the wide impact of our Prayer Chain ministry.

Thursday:        Pray for real friendship, fellowship and spiritual growth through our 2nd Thursday Club, Thursday Morning Fellowship and Home Groups.

Friday:             Parents and Toddlers and the Boy’s Brigade meet on Fridays.  Pray for their impact on the wider community.

Saturday:        Pray for Netwise every second Saturday evening and for all the young people who attend. Through the year there are weddings, funerals, baptisms, mission events and one-off events.  Pray for God to be glorified through all of our life together as a family of faith in our little corner.


Day of Prayer and Praise & Prayer Evening6th September
The Main Hall will be open on Thursday 6th September for anyone to have quiet reflection time alone with God and also to pray for our church and the new term.
A sign-up sheet will be passed round so we definitely have one person in the room during each hour of the day from 7am-7pm. However, even if you haven’t signed-up you can call in any time through the day. We want to finish the day with a time of praise and corporate prayer from 7.30-9.00pm in the Minor Hall. Please make a point of being there to pray for all our organisations and service.

Congregational Meals11th / 13th September
As a family of faith, make sure to come along to these evenings of food and fellowship as we continue to celebrate our 175th Anniversary.  Our guest speaker will be Rev Scott Woodburn from Edengrove Presbyterian in Ballynahinch. Please remember to reply to the invitation given to you by your elder so that we can have accurate numbers for our caterers. If you have not received your invitation, please have a word with Bobby so this can be rectified.

Boys’ Brigade
September is the start of a new BB year, with Gareth Martintaking on the responsibility of Captain and Martin Campbell as Officer in Charge ofthe Junior Section. We warmly welcome new members so, if you would like your son to join the BB, then have a word with Gareth or Martin. BB meets every Friday at these times:Anchor Boys – Youth Hall (6.45 – 7.45 p.m.)Junior Section – Main Hall (6.45 – 7.45 p.m.)Company Section – Main Hall (7.45 – 10 p.m.)                 

Destination Course   
Exploring the basics of the Christian faith, this series of informal Bible studies is spread over seven nights. The course is led by Graham McClellan and takes place at the home of John and Alison Sloan at Culcavey. If you would like to attend, or simply want to find out more about the course, have a word with Graham, Alison or John, Bobby or Mike.

Elders’ Away Day
The Annual Elders away day will this year be on Saturday 15th September 2018 and the venue is The Jethro Centre in Lurgan. Elders should meet in the church car park at 9:15 am. This is a day for Elders to have prayer and reflection before a busy Autumn season commences.

Lisburn Foodbank
As a church we contribute regularly to this valuable community service. As ever the demand on the foodbank is high, so your donations really do make a difference to families in the Lisburn area. There’s a plastic container in our church vestibule every Sunday and we would love you to help us by filling it with donations of non-perishable, long-life foods such as tins, pasta, sauces and cereals etc.  Speak to Adam Thompson if you need more information. Thank you.

Home Groups
Home Groups are an essential part of our Church life at Legacurry, as we seek to Act on God’s Word. They are designed to help us grow in our knowledge of God and in fellowship with one another. Groups meet fortnightly in Annahilt, Legacurry and Lisburn. As we set out on a new term, everyone should actively seek to be part of a Home Group that will help them grow spiritually.  Try it for a few weeks and see.  Speak to Rev. Liddle or Richard & Suzanne Reid who will seek to match you up with an appropriate group. Groups start again on Thursday 20th September.

Youth Home Groups
We also have three Youth Home Groups – Early Teenage girls (Chloe McCoosh & Miriam Dickison), Early Teenage Boys (Alan Cowan) and Late Teens / Early Twenties (Kathryn & Stephen Kerr). Groups meet on alternate Monday evenings. For more information, chat to the leaders listed above.

Let’s Pray
Following a review by the General Council, from the end of August, a new initiative will replace the Prayer for Today, Prayerline and Prayer Focus emails and put all the central prayer items for PCI in one place. Called Let’s Pray, it will be emailed weekly to ministers with responsibility for congregations, and all other people who request it. Let’s Pray will continue to feature prayers and requests concerning all aspects of the life and work of the Church. It will be printable and therefore can be used for Sunday worship, prayer meetings and small groups.

Kingdom Women
St.Saviours, Dollingstown on Sat. 29th September 8.45am-1pm (incl. coffee and brunch).   Kingdom Women is organised by New Wine Ireland and is a morning of worship, Bible teaching and ministry for women.  We are really pleased to have Charlotte Curran (She is a speaker and author of Dearly Beloved) and Glynis Matchett (heads up New WIne Prayer Ministry) joining us, and our worship will be led by Zara Monteith (Journey Community Church Antrim).
Tickets are £10 – booking online via this link

P.W. Link Service – Sunday 23rd September at 6.30pm in Hillhall Presbyterian Church. The speaker is Elma Leeburn, the P.W.’s Past President. Refreshments will be served after the service and men are also welcome.

P.W. Link Breakfast Saturday 20th October from 9:30am – 11:30am in Edenmore Golf Club. The cost is £11 and a full breakfast will be served. The speaker is President of PW, Lynda Stothers. Numbers and any dietary requirements need to be confirmed by Friday 5th October. Please speak to any member of the Everywoman committee if you wish to attend or add your name to sheet in foyer by Sunday 30th September.

Legacurry CD Ministry
Each week we record our morning service and this is then distributed on CD to those who can’t regularly make it to church. If you would like to find out more about this ministry, have a chat with Ann Gray.

Legacurry Registered Charity Number:
As Legacurry is now a registered charity, we are required to display our registered charity number on all our correspondence. Could the leaders of all groups and organisations please ensure that the following words appear (as a footer) on all material.
Registered Charity in Northern Ireland (NIC105293)

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