Daily Prayer Diary JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Heb. 13:8
Moderator’s Week of Prayer
The desire to go deeper in our walk with Jesus
Forgiveness for our pride, stubbornness and unbending attitudes.
Discipline in our prioritising so we can spend more time in God’s presence.
Ps 63 ” My soul thirsts for you……where there is no water”
Give thanks for
The faithfulness of people in First who have loved the Lord
Their influence for good.
A deepening sense of God’s presence in each service and other activities
The love of Jesus to greet each one coming through our doors.
The love of Jesus to be shown and given into our community.
The body is a unit though made up of many parts….so it is with Christ – 1 Corinthians 12
God pours out His blessings on Mairisine, David, Meriel and Jo
He blesses Janice and George, Eddie and Michael
God’s blessings on Ian (BB) and Caroline (GB) and their officers
For all who attend the Lunch Club and those who serve so willingly
Building relationships in our politics – PCI covers two political jurisdictions…..
All politicians in Westminster, Belfast and Dublin
God’s guidance for all on the Brexit negotiations
The impasse at Stormont to end
H.M. the Queen and Mr D Higgins
Our Town and wider community
The peace and prosperity of Bangor and the wider communities.
All decisions made by N. Down & Ards Council to benefit all.
Those serving in our community as teachers, doctors, nurses, social services carers and the emergency services.
Our own neighbourhoods…..for those who do not know Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
Building Relationships – to the ends of the world.
The nations of the world…those in turmoil.
Zimbabwe – on its knees
Yemen – God’s intervention for justice and peace to rule again. Aid to get to the most vulnerable.
The people of Guatemala
Nepal — Peter and Valerie and the Flemings in their service to the Nepali people safety & good health
Our Denomination at worship today
God’s blessing on all leading worship, teaching in Sunday Schools & Bible Classes, Serving in crèche and behind the scenes.
Each member would encounter Jesus in a deeper way.
Any tension or relationship difficulties in congregations would be resolved by the Lord’s peace
For those broken, hurting, anxious or afraid
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BANGOR
(Registered Charity in Northern Ireland NIC105217)
Sunday 3 February 2019
Our Mission – ‘Passion for Jesus and Compassion for People’
Sunday 3 February
10.30am PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN SERVICE
Speaker – Ruth Cooke (International Justice Mission)
3.30pm MESSY CHURCH
7.00 – 8.15pm CBE Book Club 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.
This week’s flowers have been placed in the Church by Presbyterian Women
3 – 10 February 2019
The Moderator, Dr. Charles McMullen, has called the Presbyterian Church to a week of prayer, to “take some extra time to be still in God’s presence and to wait upon Him.”
Please take the time to pray for our Church, community, nation and world this week. Here are some opportunities for Prayer –
• Prayer at 1pm in the Meeting Place – led by a member of the ministry team (a short time of led prayer and readings)
• Prayer in the CBE Groups – Why not take time to pray in your group.
• Sunday morning at 10am – in the Kirk Session Room
COMMUNITY BIBLE EXPERIENCE
For the next 5 weeks we are going on a journey through the whole New Testament together.
So far nearly 270 people have started reading, it’s not too late to join in. Books are still available in the Hub after the service
today or from the Church Office during the week.
If you are involved in the CBE please complete the survey which can be found at the link below by the Saturday 9th February. We will be gifted 30 NIV New Testaments if we have more than 20 completed.
The surveys do not collect any personal or contact details from the participants completing them
If you haven’t yet paid for your book, please forward all money to the Church Office as soon as possible.
Tuesday 5 February
CBE Book Club Prayer Room 12noon – 1.15pm in the Session Room
Wednesday 6 February
OUTREACH COFFEE BAR in the Hub from 10am – 12noon
PRAYER MINISTRY available in the Church Sanctuary from 10am – 12noon
CBE BOOK CLUB meets in the Prayer Room from 2.45pm – 4pm
Thursday 7 February
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12noon. All welcome
Friday 8th February
PATHFINDERS – “Exploring More Together”
Pathfinders invite all Men from our Church Family & their Friends to a tour of the Ulster Rugby Kingspan Stadium Grounds & Nevin Spence Centre. Details are included in the sign-up sheet on the Coffee Bar.
If you are interested in attending, please add your name to sheet.
Sunday 10 February
10.30am MORNING SERVICE – Meriel Pinkerton
7.00pm CBE ‘Book Club’ in the Meeting Place
7.00pm – 9.00pm BTC Small Group for Year 8-14 in the Basement
GB WEEK 4-10 February – Please read the letter given to you on the way in and prayerfully consider supporting our GB Company in any way you can.
FWO Count Team – If you can help please contact the Church Office
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE will be in First Bangor on Friday 1st March 2019 at 11am. The service has been prepared by Christian Women of Slovenia: Come – Everything is Ready. Tea and Coffee will be served from 10am. Glenlola Choir will be singing.
AN EVENING FOR PARENTS AND YOUTH LEADERS
The Meeting Place, Thursday 7th March, 7.30 -9pm, followed by refreshments.
An evening with Graeme Thompson and Ruth Bromley helping parents and youth leaders learn how best to encourage our children and young people to grow up as devoted followers of Jesus.
CASTLEWELLAN CHURCH FAMILY WEEKEND 7-9 June 2019
We have once again booked the campsite at Castlewellan for our annual church family weekend. The Castle is not yet booked, but some rooms will be available to us. Please advise the Church Office ASAP if you would like to stay in the castle.
USHERS for JANUARY
Side Doors: Matt Lynch
Front Porches: Len Ball & Ron Crangle
Gallery: John Gainsford & William Morrow
Mr Samuel Russell – 15 Central Avenue (29.01.2019)
Mr John Turnbull – 1 Glendun Park (29.01.2019)