Daily Prayer Diary FEBRUARY 2019
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Heb. 13:8
Mon
11 Moderator – Designate
Pray for
Rev William Henry, Maze Presbyterian, recently voted in as the new Moderator Designate
God’s blessings and gifting for him in the next months before taking office.
Pray
He will wait on the Lord, listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit and seek to serve Him with courage and humility.
Mairisine, Rev David Bruce and Rev Albin Rankin know and rest in God’s peace.
They know they are in His will and carrying out His purposes ‘for such a time as this’.
Tues
12 Our Tearfund Connected Church – India
Give thanks
We have reached our £5000 target for 2018
Many marginalised and suppressed people in Bihar state will see their lives transformed because we are partnering in God’s work through EHA and SAAHARA
Pray for Tearfund India Staff carrying extra responsibilities as Prince David hasn’t returned yet to full employment after the death of his wife.
Johnson, Programme Manager leading his team in five villages –that they will gain the trust of the villagers as they impart knowledge of better farming methods.
Give thanks for New self-esteem in each villager’s life as they begin to prosper.
Slavery mind-sets of generations being broken.
Wed
13 The Leprosy Mission N. Ireland
Pray for
Ongoing work of eradicating leprosy and supporting leprosy sufferers around the world.
Work of every church rep; speaker and advocate throughout N. Ireland
Joanne Briggs, her staff team and board taking key decisions to raise awareness and increased funds
Give thanks for
The dedication and service of Ellen Barr our own Rep; the dedicated doctors, nurses , physiotherapists and social workers who minister in Your Name the medical and scientific breakthroughs in recent years.
Thurs
14 P.C.I Missionaries Lynn and Johnny Dowds – David Gordon Hospital Livingstonia Malawi
Pray for
Further donations to clear old debts and obtain financial stability.
The ongoing outreach of the hospital and the safety of staff in this wet season.
Lynn’s key role as surgeon, staff trainer and administrator.
Safety and protection as staff are exposed to HIV/AIDS daily while treating patients.
Johnny – home schooling their two daughters.
Fri
15 Congregational life
Pray for
Each family who have been bereaved over these past 10 days
Jesus to comfort them in their sorrow and strengthen them in their grief.
Mairisine and David having drawn alongside family members, before, during and after the funerals.
Meriel and Jo in their key areas of Kingdom Work in First
Members of the Prayer Ministry Team asking the Holy Spirit to minister through them
Sat
16 Home and Away
Pray for
The families in Brazil grieving and traumatised in the aftermath of the burst dam
The communities of N. Queensland badly affected by freak monsoon rains
Rescue and relief teams still working where a disaster is ‘old news’
The family and friends of the four children who died in a house fire.
Lord in Your mercy bring your love and compassion, healing and strength to all.
Sun
10 ‘The body is a unit made up of many parts’ 1 Corinthians 12
Pray
The Holy Spirit will convict each of us to ‘go deeper’ with Jesus
Our understanding of the power of prayer will increase
The Holy Spirit will reveal how holy and powerful yet loving merciful and compassionate our God is.
For unity and love for each other and obedient hearts to walk out what God is saying to us here and now.

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

Sunday 10 February 2019

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

Sunday 10 February
10.30am MORNING SERVICE
‘Salt and Light’ – 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

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 the Crangle Family

COMMUNITY BIBLE EXPERIENCE
For the next 4 weeks we are going on a journey through the whole New Testament together.
So far nearly 275 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 haven’t yet paid for your book, please forward all money to the Church Office as soon as possible.

Tuesday 12 February
CBE Book Club Prayer Room 12noon – 1.00pm in the Session Room
LUNCH CLUB meets in the Wilson Hall at 1pm. All seniors welcome.
CONGREGATIONAL COMMITTEE meets at 8pm in the Meeting Place

Wednesday 13 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 14 February
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12noon. All welcome

Sunday 17 February
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

Monday 18 February
KIRK SESSION meet at 7.30pm in the Session Room (please note change of date)

FWO Count Team – If you can help please contact the Church Office

LOST PROPERTY – Items will be on display in the hub for 1 week from today.
All unclaimed items will be given to charity on Monday 18th February.

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 – Thursday 7th March 7.30pm – 9pm in the Meeting Place, followed by refreshments in the Hub. Please add your name to the sign-up sheet 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.

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.

HOLIDAY BIBLE CLUB 5th – 9th August (More details to follow)

USHERS for JANUARY
Side Doors: Matt Lynch
Front Porches: Len Ball & Ron Crangle
Gallery: John Gainsford & William Morrow

BEREAVEMENTS
Mrs Vera Taylor – Elmwood Drive (03.02.2019)
Mr Robin Keenan – Kingsland Care Home (04.02.2019)
Mr Norman Nesbitt – Maze Park (06.02.2019)