Order of Service 19 November 2023

Order of Service 19 November 2023


Order of Service

Sunday 19 November 2023

Peter Scullion



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

Children’s Address

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.


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


Please try to send your announcements to us by the Thursday prior to the Sunday service.

NI Charity NIC104325                                                                                                

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