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News Sheet – April 2019

Prayer Points for April

Sunday:           Easter Services present a wonderful opportunity to focus hearts and minds of the incredible love of God for our fallen world. Pray they may draw people to Jesus.

Monday:          Pray for Kirk Session as we seek the Lord to continue to give us direction for the future in Word, Worship, Welcome and Witness. Pray for unity, passion and Godly wisdom.

Tuesday:         As the Bowls’ Club comes to the end of a season give thanks for the friendship, fun and support it provides each year.

Wednesday:    As the new Committee is formed into working teams pray for wisdom, energy, the ability to prioritise and to get things done with joy and grace.

Thursday:        Continue to remember the millions in desperate need in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi following the recent cyclone.

 Friday:             Pray for the vast majority of Muslim people world-wide who seek to live peaceful lives and to steer their communities away from Islamic extremism. Also pray against the strong right-wing, anti-Muslim movements that are flooding social media and promoting violent hate-crimes such as that in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Saturday:        Our brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso will have their hottest months now. Pray that they will not experience severe drought conditions and have the ‘right’ amount of rainfall when the rains come. Continue to pray for the ongoing political stalemates in the United Kingdom and in Northern Ireland.

Passover at Legacurry – A Date for your DiaryWednesday 17th April.
CMJ Ireland is an organisation which seeks to remind the Christian Church of its continuing obligations to the Jewish people and endorses the view that Christians have much to learn from Jews and Judaism. The Jewish Passover begins on our Good Friday this year; 19th April. We have invited CMJ Ireland to come to Legacurry to present the Passover Meal with traditional food and reading emphasizing the link between Jesus and Passover. This should be an interesting and informative evening.

Prayer Room Update – It’s arrived, it’s been the subject of many amusing quips, but it’s official – the Prayer Room has landed.  The inside is being decorated and furnished in preparation of our upcoming launch later this month. We recognised that for many prayer can be difficult, life complex and stressful; and we all struggle at times.  In Mark 6:31 Jesus says “Come away with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”. It is our prayer that this space dedicated to prayer, will provide a place where all members of our congregation, regardless of where we feel we are in our spiritual walk, can come into the presence of God, at any time, to bring Him our worship and petitions.  We have tried to make this a quiet, comfortable, neutral space to allow you to take time out with God, a place where you have free rein to express your love for God creatively, if that’s your thing, or just to simply rest in His presence.  The prayer room is simply designed to enable you to respond to the need to “come away”.

 Girls’ Brigade Display – Saturday 6th April (6.45 p.m.)
This year’s Girls’ Brigade Display will be supporting Great Ormonde Street Hospital Children’s Charity and our own company funds. Donations are £5 for adults and £3 for children, payable at the door. We look forward to seeing you there.

Boys’ Brigade DisplayFriday 12th April (7 p.m)
Our annual display with an entrance donation of £5 for adults and £3 for children, payable at the door.  The Company Section will also meet on Friday 3rd and 10th May.

Housekeeping Rota
There are several gaps in this year’s housekeeping rota, particularly towards the end of the year. Helping with this involves committing one evening per year to clean the church and church hall. If you think you could help, or would like more information, please have a word with our church secretary Jim Hamilton.

Abaana New Life Choir
This children’s choir from Uganda will be making a return visit to Legacurry for another concert on Saturday, 1st June. The group will consist of twenty children and eleven adults. We’ll have more information about tickets and the concert in the coming weeks but, if you would be interested in hosting some of the children, or indeed helping in any other way, please contact Ann McCullagh on 07779 094454

Taking Care Foundation TrainingWednesday 1st May (7.30 p.m.)
This is for anyone new to helping with children’s and youth organisations or who has never attended before. Organisation leaders should be in touch with those required to attend. Any queries please contact Michelle Thompson 07743431312.

Legacurry Online Newsletter
Our monthly news sheet is also available online, delivered to you each month by email. As well as the core content from the printed version, there are often additional items and photographs. If you would like to sign up to receive this mail, then send your email address to alexjohnston01@btinternet.com

 Available In The Vestibule
There are lots of newsletters and information sheets available in the foyer of the church hall – please feel free to take some away, read and then return them. This month –

  • Evangelical Alliance Magazine – ‘Idea’ – March/April
  • The Christian Institute Spring Newsletter & Week of Prayer 7-13 Apr.
  • Boy’s Brigade Belfast Battalion Newsletter
  • CARE March Newletter
  • Tearfund Lent Appeal – All donations doubled during Lent.
  • Bibles for Cuba – Bible Society Appeal.

Balmoral Show: Dromore Presbytery Stand Training Evening
A training and prayer evening with Graham McClellan for all involved in helping on this stand is planned for Monday 29th April at 7.30 p.m. in Railway Street Presbyterian Church.

Dromore Presbytery – ‘Handling the Word Course’ – At Sloan Street Presbyterian starting on Tuesday 2nd April.  This course is for anyone engaged in handling and teaching God’s word e.g. Elders, Bible Class, Sunday School, uniformed organisations, Home Group leaders etc.  Speak to Rev. Liddle if you are interested in attending.

Transform 2019
Last chance for young adults to register for Transform – PCI’s Young Adults Conference taking place on 12th -13th April.  The speaker is Andy Carroll and the cost is £45 for the full conference and £35 for Saturday only. Booking closes 31st March: www.presbyterianireland.org/transform

30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World – 6th May to 4th June 2019
A Prayer Guide and Information Booklet to call Christians to pray with love and respect for Muslims around the world during Ramadan. A limited number of copies for congregational use are available and can be purchased from the Mission Department in Assembly Buildings, on a first come, first served basis, at a reduced cost of £1 per copy. (Call 028 9041 7266). Copies of the booklet can also be purchased directly from www.30daysprayer.org.uk for £2.50 per copy.

Annual Boys’ Brigade Charity Four-Ball Golf Event – Wed. 29th May
Clandeboye Golf Club, Bangor. Tee-Off from 9.00a.m. (£35 per player from 9.00 a.m.-12 noon.  £40 per player from 12 noon.  Includes superb meal) Information – Eric Denner 028 9032 4853 or info@belfastbb.org.uk Proceeds in support of Youth Outreach Work of the Belfast B.B. Battalion

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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