Sunday 5 November 2023

Sunday 5 November 2023


Order of Service

Sunday 5 November 2023

Rev Andy Galbraith



Welcome & Announcements                    Donald Cairnduff

Introit                                                           Hallelujah my Father

Call to Worship

Hymn IPH 233                                             Praise to the Lord

Prayer of Adoration & Confession inc. Lord’s Prayer

Baptism of Charlie Acheson

IPH 288                                                        Aaronic Blessing

Hymn IPH 18                                               All things bright and beautiful

(Children leave for Sunday School)

Prayers of Intercession                               Helen Pallin

Hymn IPH 220                                             My Jesus, my Saviour

Offering & Dedication

Anthem                                                        O God you search me

Bible Reading: John 17, 20-23                  Niall Browne

Address                                                        Unity in Christ

Hymn IPH 78                                               All my hope on God is founded

Blessing & Benediction







Our speaker on Thursday 9 November will be the High Sheriff of Belfast, Dr John Kyle.  John is a retired GP, who worked initially in London and then in East Belfast. He was a local Councillor for 16 years and was a former party leader of the PUP for some years. He will talk about his Life and Times.

Come along, we meet at 10.30 am.




With only 6 weeks until our Carol Service, that can only mean one thing! That’s right…. the Christmas Choir is coming back at Newtownbreda. As in previous years, we are looking for members of our congregation to join us again as we start rehearsals on Thursday 9 November from 7.00 to 8.00 pm in the Megaw Room.

Can you sing? Are you looking for something different to do this year? We will be singing beautiful music by Vivaldi and John Rutter.  Then come and join us, get into the Christmas spirit, everyone is welcome! 

For any questions or musical concerns, please speak to Deirdre or any member of the Choir.



Kirk Session – Meeting in the Megaw Room on Thursday 9 November at 8.00 pm; NOTE change of date.



Earl Haig Poppy Appeal

We will allocate the loose cash on Sunday 12 November to the above appeal. If you wish to contribute, please place your donation in the offering plate. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation, put money or a cheque (payable to Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church) in a plain envelope marked Poppy Appeal with your name and address. Contributions can also be made directly to Church bank account, please then email me saying what you have done.  Thank you, Denis.




A big thank you to all of our volunteers who have helped over the last couple of months to provide refreshments after the morning services. As January approaches, we are looking for volunteers to help us continue this provision on a Sunday morning. It would be great to see new volunteers coming forward to assist in any capacity. Whether you want to do it with a family member, a friend, an organisation within the Church or just assist someone else, please do sign up.


The new rota can be found on the Church noticeboard within the Foyer. For any questions, please contact Margaret Robinson at 07714 721748 or


Dates for your diary: 

Refreshments will be served by the Rainbows after church on Sunday 17 November, and by the PW on Sunday 26 November.

Please do support our organisations if possible.


CHRISTIAN AID Creating Light  an evening of Christmas crafts and cooking.

Join with us and celebrate the impact of Christian Aid’s work in Bangladesh.

Date: Thursday 30 November at 7.00 pm
Location: First Bangor Presbyterian Church

You’ll hear about our work with a group of determined young women in northern Bangladesh changing their lives, and the lives of other women in their communities. Our guest artisans will then help you to learn the traditional crafts and skills these women are using to create brighter futures – from bead work, to embroidery, to growing kitchen gardens.

During the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Make a beaded bracelet with Lynsey from Sassy Beads.
  • Create an embroidered felt Christmas decoration with Suzanne from Nice Threads.
  • The evening will then finish with a delicious, Christmas-inspired cookery demonstration by Mollie from Ballytrim Pantry, which of course you’ll get to sample!

Thursday 30 November will be a wonderful evening, shining a light on these incredible young Bangladeshi women whose creativity is helping to lead their communities out of poverty this Christmas.

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.  If you would like to go to this event and have difficulty purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite and /or need a lift please speak to Jennifer.



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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