Order of Service Sunday 26th September

Welcome and Announcements


Jesus Your Name

Children’s Talk

(Children leave for Church Zone)

I Can Do All Things

Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 2 v8 – 3 v7

Prayer of Intercession

Sermon – Qualifications for Eldership (1)

The Lord Is My Salvation


We welcome everyone to our service today and trust that you know the blessing of the Lord as you worship with us.


Today:​6.30 pm Zoom Prayer Meeting. Meeting ID: 822 681 1808Passcode: 9emigx

Wednesday:​8.00 pm Joint Midweek Meeting in Hall

Thursday:​​10.00 am Ladies Bible Study

​​​8.00 pm Men’s Discipleship Group

Sunday:​10.45 am SundayZone and Bible Class for Children and Young People

12 noon Harvest Service – Rev Alistair Beattie

11.55 am Live Streamed service

6.30 pm Fellowship Service in Church hall

Additional Announcements

Risk Assessment Forms for organisations are available on the church website. Please complete this for your organisation and return to mfturtle@icloud.com

The start date for Kells and Eskylane Combined CE will be Thursday 7th October 7pm-8pm in Kells 

Election of Elders: The Kirk Session have decided in consultation with the Presbytery of Ballymena, to seek the election of FIVE new elders. 


Rev. Boyd will preach a series of 4 sermons on the qualifications for Eldership. These shall be on 19th and 26th September, 10th and 17th October. Those intending to vote are strongly urged to be present on all those dates.

God willing, opportunity will be given to vote for up to FIVE new elders on 24th and 31st October. The five who receive the most votes shall be read to the congregation providing:

a. They receive at least one third of the total votes cast. b. They are approved by the Kirk Session. c. They agree to their names going forward.


The list of names will be read to the congregation on Sundays 7th and 14th November, and a seven day period from the second Sunday will be allowed for objections in writing, if any, to be lodged.

Once the list is finalised it will be read to a meeting of the Congregation on Sunday 21st November. The names of those selected shall be presented individually to the meeting. A poll of the voters present shall be taken and if two-thirds of those who vote be in favour he shall be elected.



Training classes will be held for the elders elect and they will be conferred with by Presbytery prior to ordination.