Order of Service
Sunday 19 November 2023
Welcome & Announcements Donald Cairnduff
Introit Father, we love You
Call to Worship
Hymn IPH 79 Be still my soul
Prayer of Adoration & Confession inc. Lord’s Prayer
ECO tip Ken Orr
SfW 2 Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord
(Children leave for Sunday School)
Prayers of Intercession Donald Cairnduff
Hymn IPH 588 Brother, sister, let me serve you
Offering & Dedication
Bible Reading: John 15 v 1-15 Claire Newell
Hymn IPH 628 Beauty for brokenness
Blessing & Benediction
Re Today’s Eco Tip: Soft plastics which can be recycled in supermarkets:
- Bread wrappers
- Fruit/veg and salad wraps and bags
- Kitchen/ toilet roll outer wrap
- Breakfast cereal bags
- Plastic shopping/carrier bags
- Dried fruit/seed and nut bags
- Frozen food bags
- Pasta/rice/noodle bags
- Cheese packs outer wrap
- Baked goods/Confectionary outer wrappers
- Cracker wrappers
- Bubble wrap
- Electrical item/white goods/appliances bags/wrap
- Mattress / pillow wrap
- Wet wipes outer wrap
- Detergent/dishwasher bags
- Garden compost / bark bag
Please note: Soft plastics brought to shops must be clean and free of any food
Sadly, we have had a death in the congregation. Mrs Kate Pitt passed away on Sunday 12 November. Please remember her family, Caroline, John, Jane and the wider family circle in your thoughts and prayers at this time. The funeral will take place in the Crematorium at Roselawn on Monday 20 November at 2:00pm.
AFTER CHURCH TEA and COFFEE
Refreshments will be served by the Rainbows after church today and by the PW on Sunday 26 November. Please do support our organisations if possible.
PW: Monday 20 November at 7.45pm. We are having a Christmas Wreath making workshop in the Megaw Room. All welcome, this is open to anyone who wishes to come along!!
Our next scheduled speaker was to have been Dr John Dunlop, but as we heard last week, he is ill and unable to be with us. However, we are very fortunate to have in his place Rev Elsye McCroskery, who was a Minister in the Christian Church of Timor before coming to Belfast where she is Assistant Minister in the Union of Windsor & Great Victoria Street.
She will talk about the 3 Cs – Country, Culture and Church, referring to both Timor and N. Ireland. Dr. Dunlop has recommended this presentation, which Elsye gave recently to a group of retired Ministers. Come along, on Thursday 23 November at 10.30 am.
Session Meeting: Thursday 23 November at 8:15pm in the Cairns Room.
MESSY CHURCH is on next Sunday 26 November from 3.00-4.00 pm! Come along and invite friends and family as we celebrate our God who gives good gifts, and think about how we show love by giving gifts too (especially coming up to Christmas!) We’ll have fun activities for all ages!
The Ulster Project is looking for teenagers who are currently in Year 11 to take part in the 2024 Project. The approximate dates are the last week in June until the middle of July and the cost will be about £900. If you have a Year 11 child who would be interested in applying for this opportunity to go to America as part of a cross-community group please talk to Bruce by Sunday 26 November.
The Committee will meet in the Megaw Room at 7.45 p.m. on Tuesday 28 November.
KOINONIA – CHRISTMAS LUNCH – preliminary notice
This will be held in Rockmount Golf Club on Thursday 14 December.
Cost £30 each for 3 course meal; please see Marjorie or Hazel today to register interest and for menu choices.
This Christmas Lunch is open to all, not only Koinonia regular members.
L’Arche Belfast Christmas Fair
Saturday 2nd December 2023 1:30pm – 4:30pm at Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church.
If you would like to have a notice included in the announcement sheet, please email NewtownbredaAnnouncements@outlook.com
Please try to send your announcements to us by the Thursday prior to the Sunday service.
NI Charity NIC104325 www.newtownbreda.org