Daily Prayer Diary MARCH 2019
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Heb. 13:8
Mon
4
Messy Church
Give thanks for
Each Messy Church held since September
Each family which participated asking God to continue planting and watering seeds of faith.
Kirsty and her team seeking to teach and reveal who God is to the children.
Our youth – their gifting and willingness to be part of the Team.
Pray God, by His Spirit will be in the centre of every activity and ‘learning opportunity’
Tues
5
Uphold Mairisine, David Meriel and Jo in their ministries throughout this week.
Pray God’s protection for them in travel, and good health to carry out His work.
His anointing and equipping for each meeting, visit and preparation time.
For the sick, the housebound, those in hospital, those stressed by heavy burdens.
Wed
6
Kirk Session and Committee
Pray
for our Session to always discern the Spirit’s will for the congregation, in our witness within our building and in the community.
For each office bearer – always seeking to serve their Lord.
For God to raise up a new Treasurer
God’s blessing on each man and woman using their God given talents
All final preparations for the A.G.M will come together.
Thur
7
INTERNATIONAL
U.S.A. – N.KOREA
Pray for both Presidents and their Administrations after the breakdown of talks in Hanoi
for diplomats who will be working behind the scenes to overcome the main stumbling blocks
for God to break in to stubborn mind-sets.
Pakistan – India
Pray that tensions between the two countries will defuse and war will be averted
Venezuela
Pray justice and provision for the ordinary people.
RAO
Pray for our brother Rao each day–for Gods protection and provision.
giving thanks for his servant heart and love for those he works alongside.
God continues to use him mightily wherever He leads Him
“…but I trust in you, O Lord I say You are my God” Ps 31:14
Fri
8
Home
Pray God will break the culture of ‘knife crime’ by His means
for each grieving family who are traumatised after their sudden loss of a son
“When peacemakers plant seeds of peace they will harvest justice James 3:18
Pray for Theresa May and her government –that they seek Gods wisdom and discernment
A spirit of compromise to replace stubbornness
Sat
9
Tearfund and Christian Aid
Continue in prayer for every aspect of their vital work in the poorest communities of the world
for their advocates seeking to change laws to wipe out injustice.
giving thanks for new transformed lives, dignity received and hope for tomorrow
Connected Church
Uphold in prayer our partners – Saahara and Emmanuel Hospital Ass
the daily life changing work carried out in Mumbai and Bihar State
each staff member and their family
Prince David and his family, still grieving the loss of his wife
Sun
10
“Bless the Lord oh my soul, worship His Holy Name” Ps.103
Pray each person in church will lift their hearts and voices in worship to God our Father.
each will enter His presence as they worship
each soul receives forgiveness, healing, restoration and blessing.
God’s message to each this morning will challenge a closer walk with Him.

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

Sunday 3 March 2019

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

Sunday 3 March
10.30am MORNING SERVICE – Rev David Stanfield
3-5pm MESSY CHURCH
7.00pm CBE ‘Book Club’ in the Meeting Place
7.00pm – 9.00pm BTC Small Group for Year 8-14 in the Basement

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

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Due to George’s annual leave, the church office will closed on Fridays for the next 2 weeks (open Friday 15 March). Contact the ministers in the usual way.
Janice will be in the office as usual Mon – Thurs from 9am – 2pm
This week’s flowers have been placed in the Church by
Mrs Irene Cherry in memory of her husband John

Tuesday 5 March
CBE Book Club Prayer Room 12noon – 1.00pm in the Session Room

Wednesday 6 March
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 March
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12noon. All welcome
AN EVENING FOR PARENTS AND YOUTH LEADERS from 7.30pm – 9pm in the Meeting Place, followed by refreshments in the Hub.
“DISCIPLESHAPING FAMILIES” – 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.
Please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the Hub if you plan to attend.

Sunday 10 March
10.30am MORNING SERVICE – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
7.00pm CBE ‘Book Club’ in the Meeting Place
7.00pm – 9.00pm BTC Small Group for Year 8-14 in the Basement

INTERESTED IN BECOMING OUR NEW TREASURER?
Austin Foote has held the position for 5 years and gave notice at the last AGM that he wished to step down from the role. To honour Austin’s wishes we need to appoint a new treasurer by the next AGM (14th March 2019). 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.

STOREHOUSE – New premises at 6A Balloo Drive (behind Bangor Fuels cash and carry) – hopefully up and running by end of March. We thank you for your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for us as we plan our long term future. “Your Father knows what you need before you ask” He has certainly fulfilled that promise. What a wonderful God! What an answer to prayer!
RAO – On their visit to India Nigel and David met Rao and were deeply humbled and encouraged by his vision and mission working in remote areas to bring the gospel to rural Indians. This lifestyle is both simple and sacrificial.
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. Therefore we are setting up a Fund to provide for Rao’s ongoing basic needs and are inviting you to contribute. Rao needs £150 per month in order to be sustained so our intention would be to 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).

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

GIRLS’ GROUP – Monday 11 March at 8pm at Jo’s home 12 Rockfield Glen

CONGREGATIONAL COMMITTEE – Tuesday 12 March in the Meeting Place

AGM & SOCIAL NIGHT – Thursday 14 March at 7pm
Please sign up in the Hub or phone the Office for catering purposes (Irish Stew)

TEARFUND EVENT – Friday 29 March
‘FAITH AT THE MUSICALS’
Willowfield Parish Belfast. Some of London’s West End artists singing from the shows and sharing their faith. Tickets £6 or 4 for £18

‘SOUL SPACE’ AT LENT – Monday 1 April
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. Evening Monday 1 April from 8-9.30pm in the prayer room. Sign-up sheet in The Hub. For further details contact Meriel on 07427737227

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

BEREAVEMENT – Mrs Eveline Claney – Bramblewood Care Home (21.02.2019)