Sunday 17 September 2023

Sunday 17 September 2023


Order of Service

Sunday 17 September 2023


Very Rev Dr Norman Hamilton



Welcome & Announcements          Bruce Robinson

Introit                                                 Kyrie Eleison

Call to Worship

Hymn IPH 211                                   I will sing the wondrous story

Prayer of Adoration & Confession inc. Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Address, Sandy Kane      Jesus has authority

Hymn                                                 I’m trusting You, God

Chorus (sing twice)

Wherever you lead me, I’m gonna follow.

I’m trusting you, God. You are good!

Life will get crazy, wild and amazing.

I’m trusting you, God. You are good!


I wanna live each day like anything can happen.

Can’t hardly wait to see what’s next.

I wanna face this world with wonder and excitement,

Face every challenge, every test!


Chorus x 2
Wherever you lead me…

(Children leave for Sunday School)

Prayers of Intercession                     Christine McGibbon

Hymn SfW 65                                    Lord I lift Your name on high

Offering & Dedication

Anthem                                              I am the keeper of the vineyard


Hymn SfW 85                                    Sing for God’s glory

Blessing & Benediction






Sadly we have had a death in the congregation.  Mrs Loraine Collins of Demense Road, Holywood and formerly of Ravenhill Park, passed away on Wednesday 13 September. Please remember her husband Ken, son Michael, daughter Barbara and the wider family circle in your thoughts and prayers at this time.  The funeral will take place in the crematorium at Roselawn on Tuesday 19 September at 2:40pm.



A reminder that Junior Bible Class begins again today.


English classes for asylum seekers and refugees have restarted on Tuesday evenings and a new morning class will start on Wednesday 20 September from 10.30 am -12.00 noon.


MESSY CHURCH will be starting up again next Sunday 24 September from 3-4pm. We’re going to be thinking about who God is and what He’s like. Please share the invitation with any families you know who would be interested in joining for some fun activities and community time.



24 September:        Issy Uprichard will speak on her visit to Romania with Exodus

1 October:                Communion

8 October:                Harvest Thanksgiving Service



We are attempting to bring our records up to date and we request that anyone who holds keys to any part of the church premises please contact Scott Guiler, ideally in person with your keys present. (07833 707229)


If you think you had keys and have misplaced them this information would also be useful.

We are interested in anything from master keys to cupboard keys.



We’re very grateful that our Carers & Tots group has grown so well over the last year. However, this means we need a few more people to join our wonderful team of helpers on Tuesday mornings (10.00 am-12.00 noon).  All we ask is one morning per month. There are different ways to help, so we can find a role that suits you. If you’re interested in joining our team or have any questions, please chat with Sandy (mobile: 07841 908198). Thank you!


If you can help serve tea and coffee after church, please sign up on the rota sheet on the notice board in the foyer or contact Margaret Robinson 07714 721748.


We urgently need volunteers for Coffee & Chat on Friday mornings. If you can help, please speak to Barbara McNeill. Your help would be very much appreciated.




AUTUMN FÊTE – in TWO weeks – Saturday 30 September 


Thank you to all who have already donated. The St John’s Hall stage continues to be the drop-off point for further donations – or they can be collected from you by arrangement – contact Christine – 07742 586 995.  (Sorry no electricals, clothes, DVDs / CDs or large furniture).

Donations for the HOME PRODUCE stall would be especially welcome – bread, cakes, jam, chutney, honey, fresh fruit and vegetables – home grown or otherwise! These can be left on the table in the St John’s Hall as Fête Day draws near.


SETTING UP for the Fête will start from 7.00 pmThursday 28 and Friday 29 September. Please can you help? This involves sorting out all donations onto tables in preparation for Fête Day.


We are looking for volunteers to provide traybakes/buns for our afternoon teas.

If you can help, please contact Janet or any member of the catering committee during coffee today. There will also be a sign-up sheet on the noticeboard in the foyer.


LAST BUT NOT LEAST, we need YOU, your friends, family, neighbours and visitors.

The Fête is a COMMUNITY event – please tell others, support us and have fun on the day …whether in the hall, having afternoon tea, buying plants or enjoying the outdoor activities with the children.    ALL ARE WELCOME.




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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