News Sheet – May 2019
Prayer Points for May
Sunday: As we complete Galatians in the evenings and begin a series over the summer in Luke’s Gospel, pray for the gospel impact of all our services.
Monday: Local and European elections will take place in coming weeks. Pray for calm, for God’s wisdom and that the electorate may make clear to candidates what they want and do not want.
Tuesday: Continue to pray for a break through regarding Brexit and our Stormont Assembly.
Wednesday: Pray for the team helping on the Dromore Presbytery Stand at the Balmoral Show from 15th-18th May. Pray for opportunities to witness and for good pastoral conversations.
Thursday: Pray for Elma Leeburn and the team providing tea & coffee at the Balmoral Show stand. Pray that the face-painting will lead to good conversations and that the literature given out will be taken and read.
Friday: May is a big exam month. Pray for calm, balance, and concentration for all those doing major exams. Pray also that they will find their value in Christ Jesus, not in exam results.
Saturday: The pain, hurt and anger following the bombs in Sri Lanka will be palpable. Pray for success in bringing those responsible to justice and for grace, mercy and peace for those who lost loved ones. Remember also those still recovering from injuries received.
Prayer Room – Our new prayer space is now open and we are running a 365:1 prayer time i.e. one person in the room for one hour, each day for a year. Elaine Dickson has the list and is co-ordinating the first three months, so please contact her to sign up. As well as 365:1, a dedicated time of prayer takes place each Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. There is also a prayer time before our morning worship, each Sunday at 10.15 a.m. After the service, the Prayer Ministry team are available in the room from 12.15 p.m. Outside these times, anyone can use the Prayer Room at any time. Prayer triplets, Home Groups, Organisation leadership Teams, Summer planning teams, individuals – please make use of the room so that a chorus of prayer may be lifted to God. Please use this space for prayer but not team planning meetings.
Church Weekend – 20th-22nd September 2019
Following on from the success of our first weekend away, we are heading back to Castlewellan Castle this September. It is open to everyone from young kids to our senior members and we’d love as many as possible to come and join us for this weekend of fellowship and fun together. There will be something for everyone with worship, teaching, activities, relaxation and of course, food! The cost, including meals, will be: £80 per adult, £60 for secondary school aged children, £50 for children 8-11 years old, £35 for 4-7 years old, and free for under 3s. Financial assistance will be made available for those unable to afford to go; speak to Bobby confidentially if this applies to you. Numbers need to be confirmed by 1st July, so if you plan to go, please fill in a reply slip and return it with your deposit. Numbers are limited so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you would like further information or have any questions, then please speak to Phil (07866 563 417) or Susan Brown (07989 776 527). See you there!
Church ‘Tidy Up’ – 20th / 21st May
We’ve set aside a couple of evenings in May and June to do some of the necessary maintenance around the church property and we would like your help. There will be a list of the jobs which need to be done on a ‘sign-up’ sheet in the vestibule so please have a look and see if you can help out. Have a word with David Martin (07920 770756) for more information.
Legacurry Annual Car Night & Barbecue – Friday 31st May from 7 p.m.
Our popular car night is back on the last Friday of May. There’ll be lots of automotive displays and a charity barbecue in aid of Motor Neurone disease. The event is free to attend and also free to display. Put the date in your diary, come along and bring some friends.
Christian Aid Week – 12th -18th May. Ann McCullagh would be very grateful to anyone who is willing to help with door to door collection. Please contact Ann on 07779 094455
Abaana New Life Choir – 1st June
The 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 still need a number of families willing to host two children
and one chaperone. People are also needed to provide a meal for the choir on the Saturday evening before the concert. Speak to Ann McCullagh if you can help or contact her on 07779 094455.
Exodus Summer Mission Fundraiser – Sunday 26th May
This Summer, three of our young people – Lucy McCormick, Ross Little and Julia Little, will be serving on Exodus teams in Moldova, Uganda and the Czech Republic respectively. To help their fundraising effort for these missions, they have organised baked treats during tea and coffee after the morning service on Sunday, 26th May. Your support for these young people would be greatly appreciated.
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 –
• Blue Houses – 26th Anniversary Fund Raising Campaign – 26 for 26
• Bible Society N. Ireland Resources (See further information)
• Christian Unions Ireland – news and prayer sheet.
• Wycliffe Bible Translators Appeal
• Tear Times N. Ireland Magazine and Prayer Diary
Impact 2019 – 22nd / 26th July
Plans are now well underway for this year’s Legacurry Impact at Ravernet. Volunteers of all ages and interests are still needed to assist with the running of the youth programme, the family events and the preparation of food. There’s a sign-up sheet in the church vestibule. If you need more information, please have a word with Chris Dickison.
Holiday Bible Club – 29th July / 2nd August
We’re looking for volunteers aged fifteen and over, to help with this year’s Holiday Bible Club. The club takes place each weekday morning between 1000 and 1200. If you are available to help, even for one day, please contact Michelle Thompson on 07743 431312
Cargycreevy Ladies Fellowship invites you to their Annual Sale and Supper on Wednesday 1st May from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. Adults £3.50, under 16 free (including supper). For more information, there are invitations on the vestibule table.
Equip – Castlewellan Castle, 26th / 30th August
Five days to fire and fuel a year of CU mission – run by Christian Unions Ireland.The speaker is Glen Scrivener with praise led by top Irish artists including the Chapel Band, New Irish Arts and more. Find out more information at: www.cui.ie/equip
Bible Society N. Ireland Resources
-Where to look in the Bible – Helpful passages for everyday life.
-Daily Bible Reading Guide
-Story – a video resource that puts Bible characters into a modern day, N. Irish context.
-The Bible Course – an eight-session course to explore the world’s best-selling book.