On Friday 18th May, Cornerstone Church in Bray will be holding an overnight prayer vigil for the referendum. This will run from 10pm until 10am and you can come and go at any time.
Arklow Church will shortly become vacant and Gary has been appointed convener for the role – please pray for him as he takes on this extra role and for the congregation in Arklow during this time.
Our Elders are meeting on May 14th in the Manse and 7:30pm
Next Sunday there will be a time of prayer in the chuch from 6:30pm
Sunday Club Children’s Service takes place on May 27th
Our Holiday Bible Club will take place in the week from Monday July 30th. The theme of the week will be “Shipwreck”. This year we will have some suport from Cahaba Park and also from Moody Bible Institute who helped out last year. We are looking for church members to sign up help with leading the club, or catering or administration, or if you are good with a paint brush or crafts, to help with turning the hall into a tropical island in advance of the camp
Tickets for “Life is a Cabaret” in aid of the Greystones Youth Cafe @ 7:30 on May 19th can be purchased in advance on EventBrite, or directly in the YWCA
Once again I’ve left the service recording in church today so its going to be two weeks before the service is uploaded, (sorry) because next weekend (April 20th) is our Church Weekend Away @ Ovoca Manor in the village of Avoca, Co. Wicklow. Those attending are asked to arrive between 6:30 and 7:30.
There will be a service in our church on Sunday at the usual time for those unable to attend the Weekend Away – the service will be lead by Jim Carson
After our service today we held a short baptism service in the cove for Meghann Rauser of Taylor University – a link to the video recording is here
Advance notice: Our summer Children’s Camp will commence on Monday July 30th
Kirk Session will be meeting for a time of prayer tomorrow evening, Monday 9th as they seek God’s guidance for the ministry of our church
Our Working Men’s Breakfast was postponed last week and will take place this Thursday, April 12th @ 7:30, Coffee Delights, off the Southern Cross Road in Bray.
Next Sunday, one of the Taylor University students has asked to be baptised and so our service will be shorter than usual and we will relocate to the cove in front of the old La Touche Hotel for the baptism at around noon.
Don’t forget the church weekend away is just two weeks away. If you have not opted to join us yet, it is still possible to visit during the day – contact Dawn for details.
The Presbytery Big Weekend @ Ovoca Manor takes place next weekend – please pray for our young people who will be attending
Normal service resuming as we enter Holy Week. The weather, and a little holiday break took its toll on the usual communications..
On Thursday this week @ 7:30pm we will be having a service to reflect on the Last Supper
On Good Friday @ noon, there will be the traditional parade through the town for all christian churches, starting from the Holy Rosary and concluding at St. Patrick’s.
On Good Friday @ 8pm we will be holding a Tenebrae service to reflect on the Cross.
On Easter Morning @ 6:50am (don’t be late, sunrise is at 6:58!) we will be holding a sunrise service. This will take place on the rocks opposite St. David’s school. Afterwards we will have a light breakfast in the church hall.
Our Easter Day service is at the usual time of 11:00am
Firstly to apologise – the recording of today’s service was accidentally left in church and as I am away next week, it may be two weeks before you get to listen to it – Gary was speaking on Exodus 5
Kirk Session meets @ 7:30pm tomorrow
Our Easter choir has formed and met for the first time this morning – if you are interested in taking part, they will be meeting again next Sunday in the church @ 9:30am
There are notices in the back of the church from Tusla, looking for expressions of interest in being Foster Parents
Interest in our Weekend Away has now reached 50. There is a limit on the number who can be offered en-suite accommodation so if you are flexible, please let Dawn know.
A group from the church participated in the “Save the 8th” rally in Dublin yesterday which was attended by an estimated 100,000 people!
During the month of April, there will be a short course on “The Story of the Church: Learning from History”, presented John Woodside of Dundalk Presbyterian Church, sponsored by the IBI (IBI.ie) and hosted at Dun Laoghaire Evangelical Church. (10th, 17th, 24th April, 1st May, 7:30 to 9:30). The cost is €40 or €60 if you want to sit an assessment afterwards! Book @ http://ibi.ie/courses/short-courses/
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