Daily Prayer Diary MARCH 2019
“Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”
Mon
18 Home and Congregational Life
Pray for
Mairisine’s health to be fully restored and God’s hand on David’s health.
Meriel as she visits the housebound and those in hospital or nursing homes
Encouragement for Jo – giving thanks for her heart to see our young people encounter God and see Him in all His fullness
Pray in all of the uncertainties, post Brexit votes we can give thanks for certainty and assurance we have in the Lord Jesus Christ. For clarity instead of duplicity and trust to replace suspicion. A spirit of compromise.
Tues
19 SOUL SPACE AT LENT
Pray each one in our Church Family would be led by His Spirit to…
Reflect – on everything Jesus did and said leading up to His final days.
Refocus – in their walk of faith to say “not my will but yours Lord”
Renew – deepened trust in Jesus who brings freedom and gives life in all its fullness.
Pray the Prayer Room will be filled to overflowing on 1st April and God will meet each one in ‘the quiet place’
Wed
20 PCI THE Moderator
Pray for the Moderator visiting the Greek Evangelical Church this week.
Strong links to be forged. Mission in Ireland
Give thanks for every new believer and for their growing faith.
Pray for the desire from congregations to ‘church plant’ where there is a specific community need
Thur
21 PCI MISSIONARIES: GARY & MARY REID – KENYA
Pray for Gary as he preaches and teaches in the local churches that the Holy Spirit will convict strengthen and enlighten.
For the ongoing project of clearing the bush to make a dirt road in difficult terrain…that God will make a ‘straight path’
Give thanks for the Presbyterian Church in Myanmar, for its priorities for evangelism and its witness in a Buddhist society
Remember in prayer our missionaries – protection in travel, health, spiritual well being
Fri
22 Disasters
Pray for each family traumatised and grieving the loss of a loved one after the Ethiopian air disaster.
The International Investigating Board…that new evidence will be revealed to its cause.
Those affected by the severe flooding in Malawi.
The relief and assistance being given to the thousands of displaced families.
Sat
23 TEARFUND LENTEN REFLECTION
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness” 2 Cor 12:9
Our pain, our imperfections our inglorious pasts…if we cover them up or filter them they will eventually consume us.
Pray – we can be honest in being vulnerable and trust in God’s infinite grace, mercy and healing.
Give thanks that God desires to use us to build His Kingdom, not in our strength but His. He meets us in our brokenness and restores and renews.
Sun
24 REFLECTION
“If I were still trying to please men I would not be a servant of Christ” Gal 1:10
Pray – for fresh understanding in knowing that man’s praise and approval doesn’t compare to our Heavenly Father’s
– we take deep into our souls, His words “You are my beloved child and the apple of My eye.
– we learn to rebuke every negative thought the enemy uses in trying to under value our worth as a ‘child of God’
– we can celebrate that ” we are a new creation, a child of the King when we put our trust and faith in the One who died for us.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BANGOR
(Registered Charity in Northern Ireland NIC105217)

Sunday 17 March 2019

Our Mission – ‘Passion for Jesus and Compassion for People’

Sunday 17 March
10.30am MORNING SERVICE – Rev David Stanfield
‘Update on Connected Church’
7.00pm Evening Worship in the Meeting Place

A warm welcome to all those visiting our Service today.
Please join us for refreshments in the Hub after the service.

CONGREGATIONAL RECORDS
We are currently updating the Church records. If you have moved house or changed your phone number and have not yet informed us, please contact the Church Office 02891270580 / office@firstbangor.org
This week’s flowers have been placed in the Church by the Brown Family

INTERESTED IN BECOMING OUR NEW TREASURER?
If anyone would be interested in finding out more about what the role entails please contact Rev. David Stanfield (07771785544). It is the intention of Austin to continue to support the person appointed and for his wife Margaret to continue to work with the new treasurer.

Tuesday 19 March
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S GROUP AGM – 7.30pm in the Meeting Place

Wednesday 20 March
OUTREACH COFFEE BAR in the Hub from 10am – 12noon
PRAYER MINISTRY available in the Church Sanctuary from 10am – 12noon

Thursday 21 March
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12noon. All welcome

Sunday 24 March
10.30am MORNING SERVICE – Meriel Pinkerton
7.00pm EVENING WORSHIP in the Meeting Place

RAO – As a Kirk Session we have determined that we want to support Rao financially and prayerfully to enable him to continue this work. We were convinced that many others would want to do so also. Rao needs £150 per month in order to be sustained so we encourage both one-off and regular contributions that would be used for this purpose (these can as always be Gift Aided) and should be paid to First Presbyterian Church Bangor (designation for Rao).

CONGRATULATIONS to the BOYS’ BRIGADE JUNIOR SECTION on winning the North Down Group Figure Marching competition. The boys were worthy winners and, on top of recently winning the Quiz and Uni-Hock competitions, should be proud of themselves

STOREHOUSE NORTH DOWN
We are very short of groceries especially: tinned fruit, tinned veg, tinned custard, rice, cooking oil, snacks, tinned meat, bottles of juice, sauces for rice & pasta

SUNDAY COFFEE BAR ROTA (APRIL – JUNE)
Please add your name to the Rota in the Hub if you can help.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

‘SOUL SPACE’ AT LENT – Monday 1 April from 8-9.30pm
A ‘Soul Space’ evening gives the opportunity to be quiet, to refocus, to be refreshed and renewed. It is a time to listen for God’s heartbeat and respond to His voice. The evening will be gently led to allow time for reflection, prayer, meditation on God’s word and time alone with God. Meet in the Prayer Room. Sign-up sheet in The Hub. For further details contact Meriel on 07427737227 or Email meriel@firstbangor.org

PATHFINDERS – “Exploring More Together”
Guided walking tour of “Titanic Quarter” and H & W slipways Friday 12th April 2019. Only 1 ticket left. See Gary.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES
As usual we are joining with the other Town Centre Churches to reflect on our Christian Faith during Holy Week (Monday 15th – Friday 19th April 2019).
This year the Prayer Room and the services are being hosted by Trinity Presbyterian. We are responsible for covering prayer on Monday 15th from 7am to 7pm and a sign-up sheet will be available in the Hub.
The services start at 7.30pm each evening and are led by different churches each night. This year our special guest preacher is Pastor Eddy Inglis from England.
On Good Friday we complete our journey through Holy Week with Communion.
More detailed information next week.

EASTER SERVICES
The Dawn Service this year will commence at 6am followed by breakfast in the Hub at First Bangor.
Our Easter Sunday morning celebration will be an all-age service at the usual time of 10.30am

USHERS for MARCH
Side Doors: Neill Hodgins
Front Porches: Ian McQuiston & Jim Wallace
Gallery: Margaret & Robert Crangle & David Fletcher