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Karen abd Friends

I want to wish you all a wonderful 2014. I so appreciate your faithful prayer and support, and pray God’s best for you as we partner together in Ethiopia for His glory!...for more.

Rota for Multimedia

Rota for Multimedia operators to 28th September 2014 can be downloaded

Easter Vestry

The annual Easter Vestry will take place on Monday 28 April 2014 at 7.30 pm in the Archdale Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Church Cleaning

The rota for church cleaning still has a few spaces left. If you would like to "adopt" a week for yourself, please do sign up. We are looking for families or individuals to volunteer for only one week only to vacuum, mop, polish and tidy. Claim your spot today!

Soup Lunch

On Palm Sunday, 13 April the 11.00 am service will be followed by soup lunch in the Archdale with donations used to support young people taking part in church and mission related activities over the summer. We will hear from both Sophie and Samuel about their planned trips and the Sunday School children will be singing and waving palm branches!!

Mother and Toddler runs every Tuesday from 10.30 am - 12 noon during school term. Everyone welcome, mums, dads, granny's, granda's or childminders.

Choir Practice will take place at 7.00 pm on Wednesday evening in preparation for Easter. Any new members are always welcome.

Lunch Club continues each Friday. Please contact Iris Hurst to book your lunch 07970631135.

Home Group

Home Group meets Tuesday 1 April (8pm) at 3 Ferney View. We will be looking at Galatians 5:26 - 6:18 "The Gospel Is Enough - Christ is all we need. Our identity should not come from what others are doing, or what others think of us, but from who we are in Christ."

Prayer Points

The ongoing search for the missing Malaysian plane.

The church services during Holy Week.

Persecuted Christians and the work of Open Doors.

Our link missionary in Ethiopia, Karen Salmon.

Members of the confirmation group to be confirmed on 18 May.

Parishioners who are ill or in any kind of need.

Verse of the Day

Holy Week Services

Monday 14 April 2014
8.00 pm - Magheracross Parish

Tuesday 15 April 2014
8.00 pm - Methodist Church

Wednesday 16 April 2014
8.00 pm - Methodist Church

Thursday 17 April 2014
11.30 am Senior Citizens Holy Communion - Methodist Church with light lunch
8.00 pm - Magheracross Parish

Friday 18 April 2014
8.00 pm - Magheracross Parish

Holy Communion will be celebrated at both 9:30 am and 11.00 am in Magheracross and children, as always, are encouraged to attend the 11.00 am service in particular.

Easter Dawn Worship

On Easter morning, we have been invited to the Dawn Service at Killadeas Parish Church (outdoors by the lakeside). This is a wonderful way to start the Easter celebration so set your alarm clock and dress appropriately for the outdoors. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both 9:30am and 11am in Magheracross and children, as always, are encouraged to attend the 11am service in particular.

Rector's diary

This is Holy Week so it is a time of prayer and reflection. There are services every night and Charlie and I will be completing our communions with the "at home" folk.

On Thursday morning, the bishop will be hosting a special service of Holy Communion in Maguiresbridge at which the clergy will renew their ordination vows. If you have never read these vows, you can find them on page 565/566 of the Prayer Book.

On Saturday, Heather and I will have the privilege of attending the wedding of Marc Johnston and Lynn Forde in St McCartin's Cathedral.

Next Sunday (Easter Day), I have been invited to give a short address at the Dawn Service at Killadeas and I hope some of our own parishioners will be able to come and share in that service.


No GFS Tuesday 15 or 22 April, Easter Break GFS recommences Tuesday 29 April.

The All-Ireland Easter Camp will run from Friday 25 April - Sunday 27 April at Wilson Hospital Boarding School, near Mullingar. Ava Thompson and Katie Johnston are hoping to represent our Branch for fun and fellowship at this weekend.

Friday 2 May at 7.30 pm - Annual Diocesan GFS Service and Prize-Giving will be held in Magheracross Parish Church. Our Branch will be hosting this service and we will expect a full attendance of girls and fulll uniform must be worn. All parishioners, parents, grandparents and friends are invited to attend and show support for the girls.

Tuesday 6 May at 7.00 pm - Branch Parents Night and Prize giving will be held in the Archdale Memorial Hall. Everyone is also very welcome to attend this event. Girls please wear full uniform.

This will bring Magheracross GFS Branch activities to a close until September.

Mothers' Union

Mothers' Union are collecting used stamps, old mobile phones (in good condition) and glasses both adults and children in aid of CMS Ireland. If you have any of these please give to a Mothers' Union member before 1 May. Thank you.

The Mothers' Union Annual outing will take place on Saturday 24 May. We will be visiting Mullavilly Parish for morning coffee and then a visit is planned to the "New Life" Quilt Festival in Thomas Street Methodist Church, Portadown. Afterwards there will be time for the 'traditional shopping trip' to Rushmere Shopping Centre. Our eveing meal will be in Viscounts Resturaunt, Dungannon. Any member of the congregation who would like to join us are very welcome.To book your place please contact Iris Hurst (02866388576) as soon as possible. A deposit of £10 is required to secure your place.

Mothers' Union General Meeting: - Service on Friday 20 June 2014 at 7.30 pm in St Anne's Cathedral.

General Meeting in the Waterfront Hall Belfast on Saturday 21 June 2014 from 10.30 am - 3.30 pm. Tickets go on sale at 9.00 am on 17 February 2014, priced at £8.50. Tickets can be booked in person at the Waterfront Hall or Ulster Hall box offices, by phone on 028 9033 4455 (Monday- Saturday 9.00 am -5.00 pm) and online at Handling and booking charges apply online and by phone.