Order of Service

Welcome and Announcements


Holy, Holy, Holy

Children’s Talk: Joanne

Lord I Lift Your Name on High

(Children leave for Church Zone)

Bible Reading 

Prayer of Intercession

Sermon: Qualifications for Eldership (Part 2)

Holy Spirit Living Breath Of God


We welcome everyone to our service today and trust that you are blessed through your worship of God


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

Tuesday: 8.00 pm PW

Wednesday: 10.00 am Kells Tots

8.00 pm Joint Midweek Meeting in Hall

Thursday: 10.00 am Ladies Bible Study

7.00 pm Joint CE in Church Halls

8.30 pm Men’s Discipleship Group 

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

12 noon Morning Service – Rev Boyd: How To Vote for Elders

11.55 am Live Streamed service

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

Additional Announcements

Famine in Madagascar: You can still make a contribution to this today. Please place the money in the special envelope provided and write your name and/or WFO Number on it.

PW will meet on Tuesday 12th October at 8 pm keeping to the theme of “ Side By Side” All ladies welcome

Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday 19th October at 8 pm. Agenda items to brian Turtle by 12th October please.

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

If anyone has any stamps for the Leprosy Mission could you please bring them to church during October as they are ceasing to accept them at the end of the year.  The Leprosy Mission Magazine is available on the windowsills in the vestibule.

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:

  1. They receive at least one third of the total votes cast.
  2. They are approved by the Kirk Session.
  3. 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.

Community Announcement

The Luncheon Club is starting again on Thursday the 7th October at 11.45 sharp finishing at 1.30pm . Up to Christmas we are meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month. New members welcome.