We thank everyone who attended the Easter Vestry Meeting in St Ignatius' Carryduff on Sunday 23rd April. Those elected are as follows:
|Select Vestry 2017|
|Rector's Churchwarden:||Fiona Ellis|
|People's Churchwarden:||George Buchanan|
|Rector's Glebewarden:||Mark Rourke|
|People's Glebewarden:||Dave Nevin|
|Tony Anderson||Francis Buchanan||Stephen Creber|
|Ken Ellis||David Johnston||Robin McDonald|
|Joyce McMeekin||Fiona Moore||Marlene Moore|
|Jenny Montgomery||Raymond Scott||Stephen Thompson|
The annual meeting of the church takes place today, Sunday 23rd April, after a short morning service at Carryduff. Everyone is welcome to attend and take part in the meeting though only those who are members of the Easter Vestry may take part in the election of office bearers. This being the triennial year we have the opportunity to select Parochial Nominators and a Diocesan Synods-person to represent the parish.
We anticipate that the meeting should be over by midday.
The darkest day is over, the season of prayer and reflection which is Lent is completed, and EASTER is with us!
Along with disciples from every nation in the world we gather on Easter Day to celebrate the risen Christ. Church meets at 9.00, 10.30 and 12.00 on 16th April 2017. Te first tow services at Carryduff the latter at Killaney. We will be using a special liturgy written for Easter Day and books and sheets will be available for everyone to take part. If you need a larger type size, special sheets are available for you. Copies of Bishop Harold's book "Week of all Weeks" will be available for everybody else.
Keith promises a choctastic and hunger-producing children's talk this week! Mmmm.
Our friends at Habitat Northern Ireland have released a news update. If you would like to see it visit their site
We thank everyone who attended the Easter Vestry Meeting in St Andrew's Killaney on Sunday 2nd April. Those elected are as follows:
|Select Vestry 2017|
|Rector's Churchwarden:||Marie Mack|
|People's Churchwarden:||Jonny Gray|
|Rector's Glebewarden:||Gary Crothers|
|People's Glebewarden:||Terry Barbour|
|Bill Connor||Florence Coulter||Jean Currie|
|Eileen Earney||Alison Gray||Margaret Harrison|
|Betty McCartney||Colin McClintock||Brian McNeill|
|Anne Mannis||Jane Todd||Richard Turkington|
Bishop Ken Clarke makes a return visit to Carryduff at 10.30 on Sunday 2nd April. Representing SAMS, a mission agency he has been involved with since the days when he served as a mission partner in South America, Ken has a great gift of encouragement and teaching, and it us always an honour to have him in our parish. This is his first visit for several years. He will meet members of the congregation over an extended time of refreshments after the service.
We look forward to a return visit by the African Children's Choir to Carryduff.
Last here in December 2015 the group, which is an entirely new choir, will sing on Friday 7th April at 7.30 pm in St Ignatius' Church.
Tickets are still available and we think there will be room on the night. To be sure speak to any of our contacts
The April edition of the magazine is now available online. Visit the link here to read or download it.
Paper copies are also available.
We send out email copies each month to over 100 addresses. If you would like to receive this, send an email with such a request to Stephen. Details here
There are lots of different ways of expressing how we value people and things: sometimes this involves giving gifts, more often in speaking words of praise. Worshipping God is our opportunity to express in word and deed how we feel about him. The questions is, though: is our worship worthy of God?
When we want to show how we feel about a person we often go to great lengths to express our love and admiration.
We try to make an effort because they are worth it. What about making an effort for God?
Psalm 95 is the call to worship we use most often in our churches, and it reminds us of the value of coming to worship God in humility, in prayer, and in praise. Join with us on Sunday 19th March to hear more.
If God is only worth the effort you and I put in to worship him, what does that tell about our view of God?
Remember "Follow My Leader"? We have all played the game in childhood, where we take it in turns to lead and we take it in turns to follow. The church family has a similar pattern: each member of the church is called to follow Jesus, and many are called to take a lead from time to time, to help fellow disciples follow The leader.
As we consider the teaching of Hebrews 13 we are encouraged to remember our leaders, and to do so we will pray for all who lead, in homes, in church groups, in the diocesan family and in society. Join with us at worship on Sunday 12th March to find out more.
Self-reliance and independence are a popular call in the word today. Yet human beings are made to be mutually dependent. From procreation to conversation, from manufacturer to consumer, the world God has made reflects inter-dependence. Why? Because God has made humanity to reflect our dependence on Him!
As we gather in worship, on Sunday 5th March, around the Table of the Lord, we will learn to lean on Him.
Come to Killaney and Carryduff on Sunday to enjoy finding out about contentment: not so boring stuff.
The Church of Ireland provides a short daily prayer service to use online. Click on the link on our home page or click Online Daily Prayer
With Charity Commission demands, the need for accountability, the detailed returns to the tax authorities, and the relentless checking by banks re money-laundering, we need to handle money well. That is the case for both the local church and the faithful Christian. As we come to the time of year when church accounts are published, and as we give account for our own use of money to our spouses and family, what relevance does Hebrews 13 have to our lives today?
Exploring Hebrews 13.5 is the next step on our Manifesto H13 journey as we meet at Killaney and Carryduff on Sunday 19th February.
Keith Shaw will share some of what God has taught him in life about growing in faith and service.
Keith is now entering his second year (of two) training with the Diocesan Readers to enable him to be licensed to preach and lead in the parish and further afield.
Please continue to support him with your attendance at Carryduff at 10.30 and in Killaney at 12.00 on Sunday 12th February.