Order of Service
Sunday 15th May 2022
Introit: Christ The Lord Has Risen Again (unannounced)
Welcome and Announcements
ICH 227 Praise My Soul
Children’s Talk: Joanne
ICH 561 Jesus Bids Us Shine
(Boys and Girls Leave for ChurchZone, Bubbles etc)
Anthem: Alleluia, Praise the Risen King
Prayer of Intercession:
ICH 409 In The Cross Of Christ I Glory
Sermon: Electing A Committee
ICH 89 Great Is Thy Faithfulness
We welcome everyone to our service today. It is lovely to have the Choir singing today. These are the pieces postponed from Easter when Alan had Covid. It is with deep regret that we have to tell you that Alan has decided to retire as Organist and Choir Master from 26th June. He will be greatly missed.
Today: 6.00 pm Prayer Meeting in the Choir Room
6.30 pm Evening Service with Yusuke Hirata (Japan)
Wednesday: 10.00 am Kells Tots
8.00 pm Joint Midweek.
Sunday: 10.45 am SundayZone and Bible Class
11.30 am Prayer Meeting in the Choir Room
12 noon Morning Service: Billy Swann
11.55 am Live Streamed service
Today at 6.30 pm Evening Service with Yusake Hirata, Reformed Pastor from Japan. Yusake will do a feature presentation on the spiritual situation in Japan and will then preach.
Sunday 22nd May at 10.30 (Eskylane) and 12 noon (Kells) Billy Swann from Dublin will speak.
Sunday 29th May at 12 noon there will be a family service involving children from SundayZone
Jubilee Celebration and BBQ on Sunday 5th June at 4.30 pm
At its recent meeting Kirk Session decided to remove social distancing measures from the central section of our downstairs seating. The window side seats will retain 1m distancing for those of you who feel more comfortable with it.
It was also decided to recommence in person prayer meetings namely:
- 11.30 am in the Choir Room each Sunday before morning worship
- 6.00 pm in the Choir Room before each evening service
- 8.30 am in the Prayer Room, Early Morning Prayer Meeting on the 1st Sunday of each month.
We are starting the process to elect a new Congregational Committee of 15 people. The Voters List is again displayed in the vestibule today.
According to the Code of the Presbyterian Church In Ireland:
(1) Voting members in the Church are communicants on the roll of the congregation who are listed, whether by name or number, as having contributed to the stipend or weekly freewill offering of the congregation in the last financial year.
(2) In addition to those so listed the following shall also be qualified, if themselves communicants on the roll –
(a) A wife shall be qualified on a husband’s contribution, and vice versa, where both are communicants. This shall also apply should the contributor himself or herself not be a communicant. If neither husband nor wife in such circumstances is a communicant, then their contribution shall qualify the eldest child, residing in the family, who is on the communicants’ roll.
(b) Should a contributor, who is not a communicant, be a member of a family residing together, then his contribution shall qualify the eldest member residing in the family who is on the communicants’ roll.
(c) Those who have been added to the communicants’ roll of the congregation since the close of the last financial year, upon confirmation by the treasurer that they have contributed during the current year, shall also be qualified voters.
Please consider the Voters List carefully and if you have any queries please follow the instructions in the Code namely:
c) Should any member of the congregation who claims to be a voting member desire to make an objection regarding any name on the list, or omitted from the list, he shall lodge his objections, with his reasons in writing, with the Moderator of Kirk Session within a week of the first publication of the lists by any of the prescribed methods; and the Kirk Session shall give its decision thereon or refer the matter for decision by Presbytery.
(d) Should any member objecting be dissatisfied with the decision of the Kirk Session with respect to his own or another’s qualifications he shall have the right of appeal to Presbytery within seven days. The same right belongs in such cases to any member of the Kirk Session, including any assessors that may have been appointed by Presbytery.
Once the Voters List is finalised voting papers asking you to vote for up to 15 persons shall be made available on Sunday 22nd May. Signed voting papers should be returned on Sunday 29th May and placed in the voting box in the Vestibule.