Yes, we did skip a week, some of us took a holiday last week..
Greystones C.S.S.M. continues this week until Friday with the Birthday Service on the south beach on Friday morning – check out www.greystonescssm.com for more information.
Our Holiday Bible Club starts on July 30th. You can register in advance on our website. We look forward to welcoming lots of children as well as teams from Moody and Cahaba Park to help with running the club.
The latest edition of Vox magazine is now available – you can pick up a copy in the hall or at the church door.
Is it really July already?
Gary is still away this week but will be back on Sunday 8th for our Communion Service
We were short of a pianist today and this could become a regular issue with Gary convening for the Arklow vacancy. If you know of anyone who would be able to help out on an occasional basis, please speak to Gary, Brian or Craig. Anyone with Piano or Organ skills would be great!
There is no retired-men’s breakfast until September but the working-men’s breakfast is this Thursday @ 7:30 in Coffee Delights on the Southern Cross road.
There is no Praise Service tonight – the next one is at the end of the summer. Contrary to previous announcements, although we are moving this to the last Sunday of the month, the next service will be on the first Sunday in September and the second will be on the last Sunday in September
Pastoral care is currently being provided by Jim Carson if needed
There is a Youth Service this evening at 5pm in St. Patrick’s followed by a barbeque and time of fellowship.
Gary is away on holiday and Jim Carson will be providing pastoral care at this time
We are looking for volunteer(s) to cover Summer Sunday Club on July 8th – if you can help out please speak to Brian or Craig
You can now apply online for our Holiday Club – check the menu on the website for the link..
Formal Communion will take place on July 8th, not July 1st
Sorry, there will be no prayer time in the church this evening due to conflicting commitments.
This week we join in congratulating Caroline and Alan Foster who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. This month, Valerie and Brian Michaels are also celebrating their 50th anniversary and Valerie and Jim Carson celebrate their 22nd anniversary.
St. Patrick’s Church are looking for an office administrator – full details here
Gary will be on holiday from June 20th to July 8th. Jim Carson will be providing pastoral care during this period.
Committee meets tomorrow, Monday 18th @ 7:30 in the church hall
Please continue to remember the Storehouse collection at the front of the church – bring your non-perishable foods next week..
Not much news this week – the Working Men’s breakfast ended up being postponed last week as people were away and will take place this week D.V.
Next week Gary will be taking the service in Arklow again so will be arriving a little late for our own service
The Presbyterian General Assembly was held this week in Belfast
Attended by approximately 1,000 ministers and elders from the Church’s 500-plus congregations across Ireland, the Assembly received and discussed reports from the Church’s 124 councils, committees, panels and task groups across 26 sessions involving 100 resolutions that will set the direction for the life and ministry of the Church over the coming year and beyond.
An overview of the General Assembly and reports is available here.
We are recruiting for a new Youth Worker – please see the home page for details!
Working Men’s Breakfast is this week, 7:30 @ Coffee Delights on the Southern Cross road in Bray
Our monthly Praise Night is on tonight @ 6:30
Please watch out for the sign-up sheets for our Holiday Bible Club and summer Sunday Club!
There will be a short prayer time tonight after our Praise Service for those doing state exams starting this week
Gary will be at the General Assembly this week – he can still be contacted via mobile or email – please pray for the church and our leaders as they meet to discuss important issues
Greystones Presbyterian Church seeks to appoint a
Youth Worker (part-time)
The role will be to encourage the young people of Greystones Presbyterian Church to become fully devoted followers of Jesus and to identify outreach and missional opportunities in the locality amongst young people.
The person appointed will report to the Kirk Session through the Minister.
This is a part-time (20 hours per week, including evening and weekend work) 34-week post beginning in June/July 2018. Salary €12,044.37
Subject to funding and candidate suitability, the role may be extended
The deadline for applications is 21 June 2018
A Job Description & Application forms are available from:
Rev. Gary McDowell
2 La Touche Park, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Tel. +353 1 201 7354
The retired-men’s breakfast will be this Friday in the church hall as normal (last one for the summer). The working-men’s breakfast is postponed until the following Thursday – please check the events calendar for times, even if the dates are not updated.
We continue our call for volunteers for our summer Sunday Club (to give our regulars a break) and for our Holiday Bible Club – there are lists in the church or you can email Dawn or Gary (garyanddawnmcd at aol dot com).
Jim will be leading the service next week when we will having our monthly informal communion at the end of the service.
Gary will be in Arklow next week to formally announce the vacancy where he will be acting as convenor.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Storehouse food collection which was recently passed on to the folks in Crinken, Shankill. There is a list on the hall noticeboard of the kind of non-perishable goods they are looking for.
We had a visit from Janice Burns this morning who told us the service she has been attending since she relocated to Singapore (?) is at least 2.5 hours long. Gary got excited at the thought of an extra long sermon while the Sunday Club leaders took a deep breath! (Only kidding!)
As today was our Children’s Service, there is no recording of the sermon. The focus today was on “What is Church?”, which is the subject of this year’s Children’s Project. The collection at our after-church tea and coffee will go to this worthy cause.
’till next time!
Just a reminder that there is a prayer time this evening in the church from 6:30pm, and to take a look at the announcements from last week as many still apply.
This week Gary is on a training week. He will still be available by phone and email if you have need of any pastoral care, but he may be a little slow in getting back to you.
On the first Sunday in June after our Praise Service, there will be a time of prayer in the hall for all those studying for state exams and for their families