Sunday 21 May 2023

Sunday 21 May 2023


Order of Service


Sunday 21 May 2023


Rick Scott



Welcome & Announcements        Denis Guiler

Introit                                                 Father, we love You

Call to Worship

Hymn IPH 25                                  Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Prayer of Adoration & Confession inc. Lord’s Prayer

Music Group                                     I am a new creation

Children’s Address                         We can trust Jesus, Sandy Kane

(Children leave for Sunday School)

Prayers of Intercession                  Deirdre Harshaw

Hymn IPH 492                                Before the throne of God above

Offering & Dedication

Anthem                                            I am the keeper of the vineyard

Bible Reading: Luke 18: 18-30      Molly McCartney


Hymn IPH 548                                 Lord and Master, You have called us

Blessing & Benediction





Christian Aid lunch today

Please join us for a pea soup (other soup also available), bread and cheese lunch after today’s service, in support of our Christian Aid appeal.

“My thanks to everyone who is helping in any way during a big week in our Church calendar. The pigeon pea farmers in Malawi will be forever grateful for your enthusiasm”.   Jennifer Cairnduff


Koinonia Outing to Down County Museum

Would all those who are interested in joining our outing on Thursday 25 May to Down County Museum please meet briefly after church today.


Messy Church

Messy Church is on today from 3.00-4.00pm. We have a fun line up of activities and games (including for teens and adults) as we spend time together and learn about the Holy Spirit and Pentecost. We’ll finish off with freshly-made pizzas. Please invite friends and family and join us.


Pizza Nights

We are planning to resume our community Pizza Nights once a month over the summer but volunteers are needed. We will have a trial run of pizza making for Messy Church this afternoon so please come along and see what is involved.

If you would be willing to lend a hand or would like to find out more please speak to Marj Guiler 07740 823756 or Allison Meek 07890 750485.


Congregational Committee

The Congregational Committee will meet in the Megaw Room at 7.45 pm on Tuesday 23 May.


PW visit to L’Arche Village

Alison has a lovely programme ready for us on Thursday 25 May from 10.30-12.30.

Looking forward to seeing you at L’Arche Village 36b Manse Road BT8 6SA. If you need a lift, please come to the Church carpark at 10.00 am or phone Janet on 07736 523372.



Thursday 1 June at 7.00 pm. Knockbracken Healthcare Park – (formerly Purdysburn Hospital). As you drive up the Saintfield Rd, towards Carryduff direction, after passing Cairnshill Methodist Church, turn right at the traffic lights (there is a filter light). The car park is first right after you come through the main gates. GRADE: Good walking surfaces, with some woodland tracks. Mostly flat, with some gentle hills. Further info: Christine McGibbon 07742 576 995




Stress Buster/Resilience Workshop – Online via Zoom

If you or someone you know would be interested in learning some skills for managing stress and building resilience, Sandy will be hosting the workshop over Zoom on 13 June, 7.00-9.30pm. Please send an email or message with your email address to sign up: or 07841908198.


Tea/coffee after Church

Volunteers are required to serve tea and coffee after Church; the rota for June can be found on the notice board in the foyer or speak to Margaret Robinson.


Coffee & Chat meets on Friday mornings in the Foyer.  More help is required, so please consider signing up by speaking to Barbara McNeill or sign the rota on the notice board in the Foyer. Thanks for your much needed help. Barbara.


Children’s Church

We hope to run Children’s Church in place of Sunday School over the summer months, starting on Sunday 18 June but volunteers are needed. If you would be willing to help with Children’s Church on one or two Sundays, please contact Clare Pollock 07788 668144 or Allison Meek 07890 750485.


Holiday Bible Club

We’re grateful for those who have offered to help from the 3-7 July with our Holiday Bible Club, but we still need some more helpers. There will be different tasks, from helping with snacks and juice to setting up for crafts/games or helping with a small group of children. There will be plenty of support in whichever role you’d like to sign up for. We’d love to have you on our team. Please speak to Allison, Marj or Sandy.




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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