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Click here to book is the link to help booking into our services from the 11th October. There are two types of 'ticket'. One for families using the Main Hall and one for everyone else using the Church. You can also book for multiple services. If you do book using this link then that means you don't have to ring the office on a Thursday. However the office will remain open for booking into Sunday Mornings from 9:00am until 1:00pm
The Good Book Company are offering a free month of Bible Notes called Explore. You can go onto their Website, or there Facebook and click the links to receive these notes. https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/free-explore

Instructions for Wednesday evening:


  1. Click this link after 7:15pm to join meeting:Zoom Meeting
  2. If the above doesn't work, open your internet browser
  3. Go to Zoom.us
  4. See top right corner the option to: Join a Meeting
  5. Click on this and in the Meeting ID Box write: 810 1175 7679
  6. Click Join meeting and follow on screen instructions

Questions from Sermon


  1. v2. What guidelines does Paul give us to form our praying habits? What problems would they help correct?
  2. v3&4. What prayer request does Paul ask of the Colossian believers? What does it mean to pray "open a door." Why does he ask for prayer in communicating the gospel? Isn't he an "old hand" at this? Why does he need help?
  3. v5&6. What instructions does Paul give us in sharing our faith with non-believers? Why, do you think, we sometimes let opportunities slip by? How will our conversation being “full of grace” help us represent Christ well? What does “seasoned by salt” mean?
  4. Paul wrote that he was sending Tychicus (accompanied by Onesimus) for the ‘express purpose’ that the Colossians would know about his circumstances and be encouraged. - What does this reveal about Paul’s love and concern for the Colossians? Why do you think Paul expects the Colossians to be encouraged by the news Tychicus would bring about how Paul and his companions were in prison?
  5. What is the significance that Aristarchus, (John) Mark and Jesus (aka Justus) were the only Jews among Paul’s Gospel co-workers? Why would their friendship and partnership bring him special comfort?
  6. Why do you think Archippus was singled out in verse 17? If you could invent a story of his role in the Colossian church, how would you describe Archippus? In what ways does he remind you of yourself?
  7. How important have Christian friendships been in your life?
  8. Paul had an eclectic bunch of close friends listed here –including a doctor (Luke), a pastor (Epaphras), a fugitive (Onesimus), a woman (Nympha), and from different cultural backgrounds: Jewish (Aristarchus, Mark, Justus) and Gentile (Epaphras, Luke, Demas). - How does the Gospel bring people together in way that would simply not normally happen in our world?

MODERATOR’S WEEKEND OF PRAYER


This weekend the Moderator has called us to pray. We are asking people to take 30 mins to pray over the weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 27th to the 29th of November, the prayer points are available on the front page of the website, and below are the links for each Zoom Session for each day. If you can’t join us on Zoom then maybe you will take the half hour to pray through the prayer topics in your own home.
  1. 29th November 18:30-19:00pm Zoom Meeting
  1. If the above doesn't work, open your internet browser
  2. Go to Zoom.us
  3. See top right corner the option to: Join a Meeting
  4. Click on this and in the Meeting ID Box write:
    1. 86177957042 (27th),
    2. 85385814040 (28th),
    3. 89668920677 (29th)
  5. Click Join meeting and follow on screen instructions

27-29 NOVEMBER 2020

  1. Let’s Pray... Weekend Extra
      We have been through some testing times in 2020. Sometimes, it has felt like a battle. As the weeks have extended into months of lockdown (with other restrictions), we may have been wondering it would ever end. Will things ever get back to the way they were?
    • We can give no guarantees about the future. We are after all, “aliens and strangers” here just passing through (Hebrews 11:13), and our true and ultimate home is in heaven. That said, it is important for us to be fully invested in the challenge of living well in a world which is deeply broken, tainted by sin and “groaning” with the in-built tensions of being out of step with God. (Romans 8:22)

    • So, as we prepare to pray at various points through the weekend of 27-29 November 2020, we will do what Paul taught us to do in Ephesians 6:18. “Pray, in the Spirit, on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”


  2. Friday 27 November - Covid-19 at home
    • Pray for healthcare staff in Hospitals across Ireland, that God would give new reserves of strength for each day.
    • Pray especially for frontline staff working in units set up to care for Covid-19 patients that God would grant them safety and success in their work.
    • Pray for hospital administrators who face the seemingly impossible task of prioritising the availability of beds, asking God for wisdom and peace of heart in crucial decision making.
    • Pray for Healthcare chaplains who have been working steadily for the past nine months with this new reality, asking God to help them sensitively take opportunities to share his love.
    • Pray for people you know, including families, who have been directly affected by illness caused by Covid-19, asking God to give grace and bring healing.

    Brexit

    • It is still not clear what the final outcome of the negotiations between the UK, Ireland and the European Union will be. Pray that, as the date for transition approaches at the end of December, there will be clarity on policies to follow, and their implications.
    • Pray for owners of businesses and their staff who are concerned about the impact of Brexit on the life and work, asking God to help them to prepare and provide in a time of uncertainty.
    • Pray for stability in the community in Northern Ireland, especially asking God that the good work done in building improved community relations over the past 20 years would be able to continue.

  3. Saturday 28 November - Covid overseas – Moderator’s Appeal
    • South Sudan. Pray for the Rev Canon Emmanuel Nattania Bandi, who serves as a volunteer counsellor with a coronavirus helpline in South Sudan. For him, this is a natural extension of his calling as a pastor. He says, “I was called to care for people and as a counsellor my work is to help my people who are distressed and helpless.” Ask God to bless him and his work.
    • Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Pray for Fatuma is a 25 year-old married mother of six children. Earlier this year fighting between the Congolese army and a local militia forced Fatuma and her family to flee for their lives, joining the over 1.4 million people displaced by conflict in DRC between January and June this year. The family are now living with a relative. The house they are sharing has only two rooms and is now occupied by sixteen people in total. Physical distancing would be impossible should someone fall ill. With a population of nearly 90 million people in DRC, less than 1 in 20 people have access to soap and water at home, Fatuma’s family included. Ask God to protect and bring his peace that passes understanding in Fatuma’s circumstances.

    Pastoral needs locally

    • Pray for families who have lost loved ones to Covid-19 or related health conditions. Especially ask God to lead and care for them as their process of grieving has been made much more difficult by the restrictions surrounding funerals.
    • Pray for PCI ministers who are seeking to be attentive pastors to their people, yet are prevented from visiting in homes. Ask God to help them find simple ways to connect, give listening hearts and find ways to bring his Word to bear on real situations.
    • Pray for congregations who are seeking to find new and imaginative ways to care for people who are lonely, isolated or fearful. Pray that a ministry of presence in person or at a distance might prove powerful.
    • Thank God for technology like the phone, Zoom, and other means of keeping in touch.
    • Pray for schools, teachers and pupils, facing uncertainty about exams and the pattern of the academic year in 2021. Ask God to help all to continue to find motivation despite many unknowns.
  4. Sunday 29 November - Mission of God in a crisis
    • Give thanks that the Bible contains many stories of times when God’s people needed to adapt to new and unwelcome change. Pray that God would help us as a people as we learn from these important records from the past.
    • Pray that God would reveal to us what he is saying to us in this crisis, and that we would have ears to hear.
    • Give thanks for the many stories of people who have been asking questions about faith, the meaning of life and our significance as persons in the world. Pray that our churches would be ready to give a reason for our hope. The future
    • Pray for faith to grow among us, rather than be quenched, and that we would be ready for the next part of our story on this island.
    • Pray that God would continue to raise up a generation of new leaders to serve at every level in our congregations. Give thanks for the students for the ministry awaiting placement as they move towards completion of their training.
    • Pray that congregations which have experienced a downturn in income may allocate their diminished resources wisely, and that as a people, we would experience God’s provision.
    • Pray for staff in congregations and in Assembly Buildings whose posts have been made redundant – that they would know the peace of God in these unwelcome changes, and find places to serve.