Kells Presbyterian Church

Order of Service

12 noon  Sunday 9th April 2023

Introit – The Old Rugged Cross

Welcome and Announcements


Congregation – See What A Morning

Choir – Behold the Lamb

Bible Reading: Matthew 28 vs 1 – 10

Children’s Talk

Congregation – Lord I Lift Your Name On High

(Boys and Girls leave for ChurchZone, Bubbles etc)

Choir – What He’s Done

Prayer of Intercession

Congregation – Oh To See The Dawn

Sermon: The Resurrection

Congregation – Christ The Lord Is Risen Today ICH 431

We welcome everyone to our service this morning and wish you all a very Happy Easter. Our thanks go to Joanne, the choir and the musicians for all their work in preparation for today.


Wed:     No Midweek this week

Sun:       10.45 am Sunday Zone and Bible Class

11.30 am Prayer Meeting in the Choir Room

12 noon Morning Service: Rev Boyd

6.00 pm Prayer Meeting in Choir Room

6.30 pm Evening Service – Signs of the End: Rev Boyd

Additional Announcements

Gift Aid – We will soon be submitting our Gift Aid claim for 2022 givings. It is very important that you update the Gift Aid agent Ronnie Brown of any changes to your circumstances since you last signed a Gift Aid form, particularly if you are no longer a taxpayer or have changed address. If you are a tax payer and contribute through our CWO envelopes then Ronnie would be happy to explain how your contribution could be boosted by 25% at no cost to yourself by signing a form.

Forthcoming Events

Young at Heart Holiday to Donegal – Monday 17th to Thursday 20th April.

Kirk Session meets with prospective new communicants – Tuesday 25th April at 8.00 pm.

PW Service with Esther Parker – Sunday 30th April at 12 noon.

Pre-Communion Service – Wednesday 10th May at 8.00 pm.

Communion Service – Sunday 14th May at 12 noon.

Andrew Peterson – On Wednesday 17th May, we hope to take a group to Wellington Church to see singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson. (Writer of the song ‘Is He Worthy’). The event is at 7.30 pm and tickets must be booked in advance. If you would like to attend, please put your name on the sheets in the vestibule or on the coffee dock TODAY. Tickets will be booked this week. You can pay at the door on the 17th. £10 cash.

Joint Midweek with Tobias Haslund-Thomsen (EMF Denmark). (Please note Thursday rather than normal Wednesday) – Thursday 25th May at 8.00 pm.

Holiday Bible Club – Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July, 7.00pm – 9.00 pm.

Community Announcements

Easter Collection for Ballymena Foodbank – The Foodbank is currently low in tinned meat and fish, spaghetti, sugar, coffee, tinned fruit and custard.  If you can provide any of these items, please put them in the box in the vestibule over the next few weeks.

Smiles Foundation – There is a container leaving Ballymena in April to take items to The Smiles Foundation in Romania. The items that are needed have been posted on the Church Facebook page. If you would like to donate any of the items or donate money towards items, please give it to Susanne McNeilly before the end of March. 

Are you over 70 years and would like £40.00 to spend locally on food/fuel? – The committee have been awarded grant funding of £1200 from BERCC which must be used to provide vouchers for food/fuel for senior citizens living within our villages. To be eligible for a voucher you must live within the ‘30’ mph limits and be 70 years or over. (Limited to one entry per household) Please forward your name, address, dob, and telephone no. before 31 March 2023 to: Kells & Connor Community Centre, Glenaan Park, Kells.
Or leave in an envelope (marked Food/Fuel Voucher) at Supervalu or Spar. All valid entries will be included in a draw which will be made at the next committee meeting on 5th April.   The voucher which can be spent locally in Spar or Supervalu will be delivered to the 30 persons who are successful. (A full list of those awarded voucher will be available for verification.)

Volunteers needed – Kells & Connor Community Improvement Association need your help! Would you be able to spare some time to help with some of the following? Grass cutting. Weeding. Water hanging baskets/planters. If we get enough people willing to assist, we would be able to organise a rota to cover these tasks over the coming months. If you have some free time and want to do something positive in your community pass your details to John on 07596415115.