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Sunday 19th January 2020 – The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Sunday 19th January 2020

Today: 9am Holy Communion
11am Family Service
7pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday 10.30am Holy Communion

Next Sunday: 9am Holy Communion
11am Morning Prayer
(Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Reader: Roy Tilson)
7pm A Celebration of Wholeness and Healing

SCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 49:1-7 (OT page 622);
1 Corinthians 1:1-9 (NT page 157); John 1:29-42 (NT page 88).


FAMILY SERVICE: Refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall immediately after the Service. Everyone will be made very welcome.
Junior Churchwardens: Casey Strain & Chloe Davison

PANTOMIME: An outing for P1 – JHS members of S-Club to see Jack and the Beanstalk in Portadown Town Hall Theatre has been arranged for Friday 24th January. The bus will leave the Parish Hall at 7pm returning by 10.30pm. Members are asked to pay £7.50 towards the trip. Consent forms and money are needed as soon as possible. Please let Wendy Grant (Tel: 07771 987711) know if your child(ren) plan to attend. Thanks.

OPEN DOOR CLUB will meet in the Church Car Park on Thursday 23rd January at 1pm before heading to the Bannville Hotel for lunch.

BIBLE STUDY / PRAYER GROUP will meet in the Parish Room on Thursday 23rd January at 7.30pm for a time of prayer followed by a Bible Study at 8pm. New members will be made very welcome.

BALLYMORE BOWLING CLUB has now started again after the Christmas break. Our Club does not play or enter into Leagues or Competitions. It is bowling for fun and everyone and anyone is welcome to come along and have a go. Thursday nights from 7pm – 9pm in the Parish Hall.

FUNERAL: The Funeral Service of the late David Lyness will take place in Ballymore Parish Church on Wednesday 22nd January at 1pm. Our thoughts and prayers are with David’s wife Charlene, their children, and the wider family circle.

GOSPEL CONCERT – Sunday 2nd February at 7pm –in Ballymore Parish Church. Guest artistes: Men in Black Gospel Group, Paul Berry and Amy Eakin. FWO in aid of Motor Neurone Disease and Church Funds. Printed invitations are available on the table in the Church porch. Please pass these on to your neighbours and friends and assure them of a warm welcome.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE 2020: You are warmly invited to the SAMS (Ireland) annual event in the Craigavon Civic Centre on Friday 7th February at 7.30pm. There will be exciting stories of God at work in South America. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

FLOWER FESTIVAL in Ballymore Parish Church from 8th – 10th May 2020 as part of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day celebrations. The theme is “Let there be Peace”. Please put the date in your diary and keep it free as we will need lots of volunteers to help with catering, the car park, guides etc. Thanks.

SAFEGUARDING TRUST: Our Parish is committed to the Church of Ireland Safeguarding Trust policy which sets standards for the welfare of all children involved in the ministry of the church with a view to protecting them. The parish panel members to whom any concerns can be brought to are the Rector, Garry Morton and Mrs Ann Poole. Their contact details are displayed on the notice boards in the Church and Parish Hall.

HOSPITAL VISITING: Please inform the Rector if you are going into hospital or you are aware of any parishioner who has been admitted and would appreciate a visit. Due to patient confidentiality clergy no longer have access to the denominational list of patients and are therefore often unaware of parishioners having been admitted to hospital. It would also be appreciated if the Rector could be notified when those in hospital are discharged or transferred to another hospital. Thanks.

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENT SHEET: Information and articles to be included on the weekly announcement sheet should be sent to the Parish email address by Thursday evening. Thanks.

SICK & BEREAVED: If you know of any parishioners who have been unwell recently, bereaved or who would appreciate a home visit please let the Rector know.