Our Vacancy Convener, Rev.Purvis Campbell, will give an update on the Vacancy situation in
Cregagh at the Evening Service next Sunday.
The Walking Group will meet at the church on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. for a walk in
Carnfunnock Country Park followed by refreshments at the Larne home of
WELCOME TO WORSHIP Rev. & Mrs.Hastings McIntyre. New walkers always welcome.
We are always happy to have visitors with us in Cregagh; and we welcome any who may be PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN COMMITTEE
worshipping with us at this Easter Morning Service. We would invite our visitors to sign A meeting of the P.W.Committee will be held on Monday week, 16 th April at 7.30 p.m. in the
the Visitor’s Book in the Vestibule, giving full name and postal address. It is lovely to see Session Room.
some of our own members home for the Easter holiday. THE GLOBE – BUILDING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
We would welcome and thank the Rev.Dr.Jim Campbell for conducting this Easter Service. In furthering the cause of building better international relationships in East Belfast, an
The following may help our visitors to share in the service: invitation has been extended for coffee/tea on Tuesday week, 17th April at 8.00 p.m. in
** The Processional and Recessional hymns are not announced – the numbers are on the hymn Bloomfield Presbyterian Church when it is hoped a gathering of folk from Poland, Italy,
boards (those marked ‘Hy’, ‘Ps’ and ‘Par’ are in the red Irish Presbyterian Church Books, and Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany, Romania, Malaysia, England and Kenya together with local
those marked ‘G’ are in the Glory to God books) – both books are in the pews. Belfast people will join together for a time of fellowship and perhaps learn how we can better
** Please stand as the service begins when the Bible, Choir, and Minister enter. work together as Christ’s body in this area.
** The Offering is after the Sermon and is not announced. THE EVERGREENS
** Please stand as the collectors bring the Offering to the Sanctuary for dedication, and remain The Evergreens will meet on Wednesday week, 18th April at 2.30 p.m. in the Barbour Hall.
standing until after the Recessional hymn and the Bible is carried from church. Each member will plant a flower pot. All welcome – just bring a pot (8” – 10” diameter)
TODAY’S FLOWERS APRIL MORNING SERVICES
The Pedestal flowers today which are provided by Mr.Dennison Mahood, Cregagh Road and Sunday 22nd – Sacrament of Baptism. Rev.Dr.Jim Campbell.
Mrs.Shirlene Denkowski, Newtownards, are ‘In Memory of Tom and Susan Mahood’ Sunday 29th - Connect Service Rev.Uel Marrs
The Sanctuary flowers provided by Mr. & Mrs.J.S.McClintock, Cregagh Court, are MUSIC AT McQUISTON
‘In Memory of Family and Friends’ You are invited to an evening of varied and eclectic music spanning the decades! –
OFFICE HOURS on Saturday 21st April at 7.30 p.m. in McQuiston Memorial Church. Programme will include
The Session Clerk will be in the Minister’s Room on Thursday from 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. music by composers such as Chopin, Glenn Miller, Henry Mancini and Jamie Cullum as well
Any matters requiring urgent attention or the services of a minister during the vacancy may be as Songs from the Shows, Jazz and Classical and, to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee there
referred to the Clerk, Dennison Mahood (tel: 9079 9307) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org will be a performance of Sir William Walton’s Crown Imperial.
TITANIC MURDER MYSTERY DINNER There is no charge for admission or refreshments but due to demand tickets are required.
The Titanic Murder Mystery Dinners will take place on Friday and Saturday at 7.30 p.m. in Dennison Mahood has a limited number of tickets and anyone wishing to attend should see
the Allen Hall. There are only a couple of places left for Friday and a few for Saturday so if him today or next Sunday.
you have not yet got your place booked please see Karen McCurry in the Allen Hall YOUNG AT HEART!
immediately after this service. Those who have already booked are reminded that all tickets A Retirement Living Exhibition will be held on Tuesday 24 th and Wednesday 25th April from
must be paid for today 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. in the Hilton Hotel (beside Waterfront Hall) This event which is for
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Cregagh Presbyterian Church Panto Fund’ anyone retirement will also feature the Antiques Road Show and you are invited to bring along
your antiques for a free valuation)
LADIES DAY OUT
All ladies of the congregation are invited to join the P.W., Easy Exercise Class and the
Evergreens on their summer outing on Wednesday 2nd May to Daft Eddys, Whiterock for
lunch and on to St.Patrick’s Centre, Downpatrick. Cost £22. Time 10.45 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
More information from Robyn McCullough (9079 5574), Lena McConnell (9079 3054) or
Barbara Dunlop (9045 3829. All welcome.
TITANIC ALL AGE SERVICE CALLING ALL GOLFERS!
The All Age Service next Sunday at 11.00 a.m. will have a nautical theme. Calling all golfers (ladies and men) - A Golf Outing has been arranged for Friday 4th May at
The guest speaker will be Mr.Gary McDowell, a Student for the Ministry at Union 1.00 p.m. at Portstewart Golf Club. Green Fee is £16. Why not come along and bring a
Theological College. friend? Details from Gordon Dunlop (tel: 9045 3829)
66th SCOUT GROUP
66th Scout Group are collecting both Sainsbury’s Active Kid’s Vouchers and Tesco
Vouchers for Schools and Clubs. Collection box for these is on table outside Minister’s Room
Many thanks to all those who donated items of clothing, bric-a-brac and books over the past
few weeks. These have now been collected and the amount raised will go towards the
Congratulations to Peter Armstrong who was nominated as one of the top twenty Youth
Volunteers in the whole of Ireland with Pramerica’s Spirit of Community Awards.
Last week he attended an awards dinner in Londonderry to receive his award. Peter was being
awarded in recognition of his work with the charities Asthma U.K., The Smiles Foundation
and Habitat for Humanity. He has done a lot of work for the charity Asthma U.K., as he has
had asthma since a baby, but more so since he went to RBAI where he raised awareness of
asthma in school as a lot of boys and staff did not know how life threatening asthma can be.
Peter has done a lot of fundraising in various ways for the charity.
The Communication’s Group wish to tender it’s sincere apology to Mr.Bob Montgomery for
omitting to include his name as an Elder Emeriti in the Annual Report. This was a most
regrettable error and the group will ensure that the omission will be corrected in the next
report. We apologise for any embarrassment caused.
VACANCY – HEARING COMMITTEE
Voting for two communicant members of the congregation who are not office bearers to serve
on the Hearing Committee ends today at 12.30 p.m. Voting slips and box for returns are in
the Vestibule this morning. Only communicant members may vote and list of eligible
nominees in on display in the Vestibule. A Meeting of the Congregation will be called in a
few weeks to seek approval of the twelve names nominated for the Hearing Committee. Weekly News-Sheet
Beauty now for ashes wear, Easter Day
Perfumes for the garb of woe,
Chaplets for dishevelled hair, Sunday – 8th April 2012
Dances for sad footsteps slow;
Open wide your hearts that they “This is the day which the Lord hath made:
Let in joy this Easter Day. we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118.24.
“Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the
first fruits of them that slept.” 1.Corinthians 15.20.
Seek in God’s House in happy throng:
“Because I live (He says), ye shall live also.” John 14.19.
Crowded let His table be;
Mingle praises, prayer and song, SERVICE at 11.00 a.m.in the Church
Singing to the Trinity. Rev.Dr.Jim Campbell
Henceforth let your souls always
Make each morn an Easter Day. Cregagh Presbyterian Church
102-104 Cregagh Road
A VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED Belfast BT6 0ER
Tel: 028 9045 5160
EASTER TO YOU ALL Website: cregaghpresbyterian.org
Vacancy Convenor: Rev.P.Purvis Campbell.