Daily Prayer Diary APRIL 2019
“Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”

Mon
1
MINISTERIAL TEAM
PRAY FOR
Mairisine, asking for complete restoration of her health.
David & Meriel in their specific roles
Sharon & Simon that they continue to honour the Holy Spirit’s prompting for leading worship
Encouragement for Jo & her team preparing the young folk for Easter & the next Gathering
The Messy Church Team as they prepare for next Sunday
Tues
2
Moderators Disaster Appeal
PRAY each PCI CONGREGATION will be overwhelmed to respond generously.
GIVE THANKS FOR
– Christian Aid & Tearfund’s partners on the ground in all 3 countries, bringing help & comfort,
logistical knowledge & key skills through their Disaster Response Teams.
– The money already released
Wed
3
REFLECTION
“If I were still trying to please men I would not be a servant of Christ” Gal 1:10
PRAY – for fresh understanding in knowing that man’s praise and approval doesn’t compare to our Heavenly Father’s
– we take deep into our souls, His words “You are my beloved child and the apple of My eye.
– we learn to rebuke every negative thought the enemy uses in trying to under value our worth as a ‘child of God’
– we can celebrate that ” we are a new creation, a child of the King when we put our trust and faith in the One who died for us
Thurs
4
SAT 7
PRAISE GOD for
His Kingdom work being done in MENA (Middle Eastern & North African) countries.
GIVE THANKS
The Gospel of Christ is transforming the lives of men women & children.
For the This Is Love Campaign addressing deep rooted issues against women
PRAY
More churches & individuals will financially support SAT7
For Rev John Seawright as he shares with congregations about their work
Fri
5
First Life & Witness
PRAY for
Ian Marshall & his BB officers preparing the boys for their Annual Display
Each boy to know & put their faith in Jesus.
Caroline Orr, her officers & volunteers in their final preparations for their Display.
Each girl will listen to Gods voice & put their trust in Him
Sat
6
S.AFRICAN CYCLONE DISASTER
PRAY – God’s mercy & compassion into the devastation & human suffering, trauma & grief.
– More emergency aid gets through to those needing it most.
– His people will give sacrificially to help the broken & restore hope.
– For each of the 3 governments to respond to their people’s needs with love & care.
– for Gods intervention against disease — malaria & cholera
Sun
7
LENTEN BLESSING
May you be blessed with healing in the deep recesses of your heart
May you be blessed with healing in the wounded areas of your soul
May the effects of negative experiences no longer crush you or control who you are called to be.
He heals the broken hearted & binds up their wounds” Ps 147 v3 .

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

Sunday 31 March 2019

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

Sunday 31 March
10.30am MORNING SERVICE – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
7.00pm EVENING WORSHIP in the Meeting Place – Rev David Stanfield
“Frustrations and False Gods – Living in a Fallen World”

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 Flower Committee

BOOKS FOR SALE
A range of books for children and adults all £1 each available in the Hub while stocks last

FELLOWSHIP GROUPS – 3 week series “Frustrations and False Gods”

Monday 1 April
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. Meet in the Prayer Room from 8-9.30pm. Sign-up sheet in The Hub. For further details contact Meriel 07427737227 or Email meriel@firstbangor.org

Tuesday 2 April
FELLOWSHIP GROUP meets in the Session Room at 12 noon
FINANCE COMMITTEE meeting in the Manse at 7.30pm

Wednesday 3 April
OUTREACH COFFEE BAR in the Hub from 10am – 12noon
PRAYER MINISTRY available in the Church Sanctuary from 10am – 12noon
FELLOWSHIP GROUP meets in the Prayer Room at 2.45pm

Thursday 4 April
DORCAS meets in the Hub from 10.30am – 12noon. All welcome
An Evening with Ken Syminton on the ‘Occult & Witchcraft’ at 7.30pm in the Meeting Place

Friday 5 April
BB DISPLAY at 7.00pm. Ticket only. If you normally attend our display but have not received a ticket, please speak to any BB officer.

Saturday 6 April
GB DISPLAY at 6.30pm. Ticket only. For availability speak to GB Officers.

Sunday 7 April
10.30am MORNING SERVICE – Rev Mairisíne Stanfield
3 – 5pm MESSY CHURCH
7.00pm EVENING WORSHIP in the Meeting Place – Rev David Stanfield
“Frustrations and False Gods – Living in a Fallen World”

SUNDAY COFFEE BAR ROTA (APRIL – JUNE)
Please add your name to the Rota in the Hub if you can help.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

HOLY WEEK SERVICES
As usual we are joining with the other Town Centre Churches to reflect on our Christian Faith during Holy Week (Monday 15th – Friday 19th April 2019).
This year the Prayer Room and the Services are being hosted by Trinity Presbyterian. We are responsible for covering prayer on Monday 15th from 7am to 7pm and a sign-up sheet is available in the Hub.
The services start at 7.30pm each evening and are led by different churches each night. This year our special guest preacher is Pastor Eddy Inglis from England.
On Good Friday we complete our journey through Holy Week with Communion.

EASTER SERVICES
The Dawn Service this year will commence at 6am followed by breakfast in the Hub at First Bangor.
Our Easter Sunday morning celebration will be an all-age service at the usual time of 10.30am

WEST CHURCH would like to invite you to a COFFEE MORNING on the 6th April between 10am and 1pm in aid of their young people who are heading to Uganda this summer with the charity Abaana to work with children living in poverty. All support would be greatly welcomed.

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