Weekly Announcements

Sunday 19th March
8.30 am Holy Communion
11.30 am Mothering Sunday – Family Service in Parish Centre – coffee/tea from 11.00 am
6.00 pm Late evening office and prayer meeting
7.00 pm Next Steps
 NOTICES for the week ahead:
 Wed 22nd 11.00 am Holy Communion in Parish Centre
  7.30 pm Bowling Club
  7.30 pm Mid-week Lenten service: All Saints’ Antrim
 Fri 10th 9.30-11.00 am Tots ‘n’ Us Playgroup
Next Sunday – 26th March
8.30 am Holy Communion
11.30 am Healing & Wholeness Service
  [Creche available in Massereene Chapel]
12-12.45 pm Funday Club – sharing fun and faith for kids
7.00 pm Next Steps
Date for your diary:  
Wed 29th Mar, 7.30 pm Mid-week Lenten service: St Patrick’s Parkhall
Thank you to everyone who donated to the House of Bishop’s Appeal   supporting relief efforts in Turkey and Syria – £2,100 has been raised.
Bible Readings for the week:
MONDAY Psalm 96 Jeremiah 14: 1-14,17-22 John 6: 1-15
TUESDAY Psalm 97 Jeremiah 16: 10-17-17: 4 John 6: 16-27
WEDNESDAY Psalm 98 Jeremiah  17: 19-18:12;(19:1-6) John 6: 27-40
THURSDAY Psalm 99 Jeremiah 22: 13-23 John 6: 41-51
FRIDAY Psalm 100 Jeremiah 23: 1-8 John 6: 52-59
SATURDAY Psalm 101 Jeremiah 23: 9-end John 6: 60-71
Lenten reflection from The Vicar:  On this Mothering Sunday, let us thank God for our mothers and for their sacrificial love. Let us thank God for Mother Church who nourishes us and encourages us in our faith. Let us also thank God for Mary, chosen to be the mother of Jesus and remember her courage to say yes to God. As we move through the season of Lent, may we too say yes to where our Father may call us as we walk the way of the cross.
NEW Extra Mile Project supporting SHELTERBOX – experts in emergency shelter after a disaster, delivering the essentials families need to begin rebuilding their lives.  Each Shelterbox costs £590 and the parish is setting itself a target to raise money towards the purchase of two Shelterboxes. Donations can be dropped into the green bucket at the Church-warden’s table.