Daily Prayer Diary FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Heb. 13:8
Mon
25 Congregational Life and Witness
Uphold
All those who have lost loved ones praying they know Gods peace, His daily presence bringing comfort & strength.
Those in our church family facing testing times with illness, who are being tested at work, in school or university
Pray
God ministers to each one through Mairisine, David, Meriel and the Pastoral Team, Jo and Youth Volunteers at BTC
More members would respond to Gods call to minister to them through the Prayer Ministry Team
For greater understanding in how Gods Spirit ministers.
Tues
26 Congregational Witness
Pray for Each man woman and child who attend English Class ,
Pray The love of Jesus shines through Helen and her team as they teach and care for each individual
Each one improves their English and has a sense that they are loved and valued
Pray for Chattabox on Tuesdays — for each child, parent, grand-parent or carer
God given opportunities to draw alongside and give a ‘listening ear’ to those who have heavy burdens.
Give thanks that we have a dedicated team who have a servant heart for this outreach.
Pray God’s presence is so evident in all our halls and rooms to those from our community who use them.
Wed
27 The Persecuted Church
Pray for
The work of Release International and Open Doors in countries where persecution is the most severe
God’s provision to families and individuals who have lost everything because they won’t renounce Jesus.
Fellow believers in Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and China, to stand strong against severe, often brutal opposition.
Justice to rule and overcome where ‘trumped up’ charges have been brought
Safety and protection for their workers, advocates and those seeking justice through the courts.
Praise God for building His church and no power will prevail against it.
Thurs
28 Deaconesses and Chaplains – Give thanks for each deaconess serving in congregations and hospitals
Pray they would have liberty to reach those in need and liberty to bring Jesus’ message of hope, salvation and discipleship and that they are tuned to the Holy Spirit’s voice ,
For Louise Davidson serving in Dunmurray Presbyterian asking God to use her mightily.
Pray for
Each Chaplin in our hospitals, prisons and those who serve with the armed forces
Rev David Gray serving in Queen’s University Stranmillis &Union College
The building of relationships with students in Derryvolgie Halls and the outreach into the wider community
Fri
1
March Women’s International World Day of Prayer
Pray for
Each woman worshiping in churches & halls around the world today, to receive the riches God desires to give them.
Our sisters in Christ from Slovenia who organised the reading and praise-that they stand strong in their faith.
Each speaker – that God by His Spirit will bring alive His message, bringing truth, hope and encouragement
Each woman brought by friends who do not know Jesus to meet Him for the first time
Sat
2 BUILDING TOGETHER–UNITED APPEAL for MISSION
Pray for every aspect of our Church’s mission work both at home and overseas
Each project and programme helping to advance God’s kingdom, showing Gods love in action to hundreds of thousands
Each Global Mission worker serving in 29 countries.
Generous giving from every member of each congregation -‘together we can do more’
The Lockwood Family
Pray
That their visas will come through very soon as they now must switch to tourist visas for the next two months
That Joel’s knee continues to improve with physio.
For safety and good health
God will honour UMN for all the work done in Jesus name over many years
Sun
3 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 24 February 2019

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

Sunday 24 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

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 3 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
The Musgrave Family in memory of Anne

Tuesday 26 February
CBE Book Club Prayer Room 12noon – 1.00pm in the Session Room

Wednesday 27 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 28 February
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12noon. All welcome

Friday 1 March
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE will be in First Bangor at 11am.
Service prepared by Christian Women of Slovenia: ‘Come – Everything is Ready’
Tea and Coffee will be served from 10am. Glenlola Choir will be singing.

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

MESSY CHURCH – For Sunday 3rd March we will be focusing on Shrove Tuesday and preparing for Lent. We need 2 electric frying pans, if anyone can lend 1 it would be much appreciated. Please speak to Kirsty or David.

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).
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.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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.

GIRLS’ GROUP – Monday 11 March at 8pm (venue to be confirmed)

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

TEARFUND EVENT – Friday 29th 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
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 8-9.30 pm upstairs 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 FEBRUARY
Side Doors: Matt Lynch
Front Porches: Len Ball & Ron Crangle
Gallery: John Gainsford & William Morrow