Daily Prayer Diary MARCH 2019
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Heb. 13:8
11 FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT
Give thanks for
God’s prompting to highlight plight of unfair practices in farming communities
The increased number of supermarkets selling a bigger variety of Fair Trade products
We would always seek to purchase some Fair Trade items in our weekly shop.
The producers, workers and artisans will be protected, and given fair prices under accredited schemes.
12 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, housebound, in hospital, those stressed by heavy burdens.
13 UK AID MATCH
for the government’s commitment to double International Charities Aid until May.
Pray God will raise funds for each organisation to be doubled by DFID
For lives to be totally transformed in slums, leprosy hospitals, refugee camps and forgotten communities.
14 PCI – NIGHTLIGHT – CATHEDRAL QUARTER
Linzi Cobain, her workers & volunteers on Fri/Sat nights befriending & helping the vulnerable.
Safety in the most challenging of situations.
God appointments and conversations which will be the first step to a journey of faith.
15 SAFE ZONE BANGOR
The Bangor team doing similar work at the Seafront and High St
Nigel Kennedy and how God will continue to use him as part of this team
The lost and most vulnerable…that they reach for the outstretched hand of Jesus
16 THE GATHERING tonight in First
Jo and her team to be encouraged by the young folk who come
Our BTC youth being used by God throughout the evening
God will impact each young life through the speaker from Trinity
Young lives to encounter Jesus
God’s voice to be heard when Prayer Ministry is offered.
17 “Bless the Lord oh my soul, worship His Holy Name” Ps.103
Pray each of us 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 10 March 2019
Our Mission – ‘Passion for Jesus and Compassion for People’
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 Jo’s home
A warm welcome to all those visiting our Service today.
Please join us for refreshments in the Hub after the service.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
This week’s flowers have been placed in the Church by the Flower Committee
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.
Monday 11 March
GIRLS’ GROUP meet at 8pm in Jo’s home 12 Rockfield Glen
Tuesday 12 March
CBE Book Club Prayer Room 12noon – 1.00pm in the Session Room
LUNCH CLUB meets at 1pm in the Wilson Hall. All senior members welcome.
CONGREGATIONAL COMMITTEE meet in the Meeting Place at 8pm
Wednesday 13 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 14 March
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12noon. All welcome
PW SPRING LINK MEETING at 2.30pm in Ballygrainey Presbyterian Church
AGM & SOCIAL NIGHT – at 7pm in the Guild Hall
Please sign up in the Hub or phone the Office for catering purposes (Irish Stew)
Sunday 17 March
10.30am MORNING SERVICE – Rev David Stanfield
‘Update on Connected Church’
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).
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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
PATHFINDERS – “Exploring More Together”
Pathfinders invites all MEN to join us in a guided walking tour of “Titanic Quarter” and H & W slipways, on Friday 12th April 2019. This is an all-ticket, limited-availability event. If you would be interested please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the Hub and we will try to get additional tickets.
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