Derryloran Parish - January/February/March 2018
Rev Canon RJN Porteus 867 62261
Canon WJA Dawson 867 37151
January 2018
Sun 7th Jan: 9am Holy Communion Epip1
11am Family Service
7pm Healing Service
Sun 14th: 9am Holy Communion (Epip 2)
10am Sunday School & Confirmation Class
11.30am: Morning Prayer 1
7pm Evening Prayer 2
Sun 21st: 9am Holy Communion (Epip 3)
10am Junior Church & Sunday School
11.30am Parish Communion
7pm Evening Prayer 1
Thur 25th: 1030am Holy Communion (St Paul)
Sun 28th: 9am Holy Communion (Septuagesima)
10am Junior Church & Sunday School
11.30am: Morning Prayer 2
7pm Holy Communion 1
February 2018
Fri 2nd: 1030am Holy Communion (Presentation)
Sun 4th: 9am Holy Communion (Sexagesima)
11am Family Service
7pm Healing Service
Sun 11th: 9am Holy Communion (Quinquagesima)
10am Junior Church & Sunday School
11.30am Morning Prayer 1
7pm Evening Prayer 2
Wed 14th: 7pm Holy Communion (Ash Wednesday)
Sun 18th: 9am Holy Communion (Lent 1)
10am Junior Church & Sunday School
11.30am Parish Communion
7pm Evening Prayer 1
Wed 21: 7pm Lenten Service
Sun 25th: 9am Holy Communion (Lent 2)
10am Junior Church & Sunday School
11.30am Morning Prayer 2
7pm Holy Communion 1
Wed 28: 7pm Lenten Service
March 2018
Sun 4th: 9am Holy Communion (Lent 3)
11am Family Service
7pm Healing Service
Wed 28: 7pm Lenten Service
Sun 11th: 9am Holy Communion
10am Junior Church & Sunday School
1130am: Morning Prayer 1
7pm Evening Prayer 2
Sat 17th: 1030am Holy Communion (St Patrick)
Sun 18th: 9am Holy Communion
10am Junior Church & Sunday School
1130am Family Communion
7pm Evening Prayer 1
Mon 19th Holy Communion (St Joseph)
Sun 25th: 9am Holy Communion (Palm Sunday)
10am Junior Church & Sunday School
1130am Morning Prayer 2
7pm Palm Praise!
Holy Week:-
Mon 26 – Wed 28: 8pm Services at 8pm
Thur 29: Maundy Thursday 8pm Corporate Communion 8pm
Good Friday 30th: 1030am Children’s Service: Preacher David Brown (Diocesan Youth Officer);
8pm Service - preacher: the Archbishop.
1st April: Easter Day; 9am Holy Communion
11am: Easter Parish Communion
7pm Easter Praise! Hymns and Readings for Easter.

Notes February/March 2018

Christmas has come and gone for another year! The church was beautifully decorated, the choirs were in fine voice, children’s parties in the hall and a variety of services marked the occasion of our Blessed Saviour’s Birth... We thank everyone who shared in our activities!

Our thoughts and prayers have been with the Hagan family following the sudden and tragic death of their son, Philip, in Philadelphia before Christmas, and indeed for the days to come....

We look forward to 3 visits from the Archbishop over the next few months for:-
a) the Good Friday Service at 8pm on Friday 30th March;
b) his regular visitation on 11th April and
c) our annual Confirmation Service.....

His ongoing interest in and support for the parishes is deeply appreciated by us all!

CONFIRMATION will be held on Tuesday 13th February at 730pm when our candidates look forward to being confirmed by the Archbishop in this time-honoured ceremony. Please remember the candidates in your prayers as they look to the future and plan to support them by your presence at this very important service and stage in their young lives!

MOTHERS’ UNION: the branch looks forward to the monthly meeting on Thursday 1st February when Ian Spiers will deal with the serious social issue of “Human Trafficking” . Members will also take part in the Mothering Sunday Service on 11th March at 11.30am and partake of fine food in their Annual Dinner on Thursday 5th April in the Royal Hotel. The Corporate Communion and Enrolment of new members will be held on Maundy Thursday 29th March at 8pm.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE is the Annual South American Mission Evening in Craigavon Civic Centre on Friday 2nd February at 7.30pm which features a variety of presentations of the exciting things that are happening in the Church and Mission outreach in Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina and elsewhere. Don’t miss it!

PRESENTATION: We mark the Feast of the Presentation with Holy Communion on Friday 2nd February at 10.30am.

LENT: With Easter Day falling on 1st April we enter a busy period in Parish Life as we look forward to the Holy Season of Lent – with 2 regular Lenten activities:
a) ASH WEDNESDAY, which marks the beginning of Lent on 14th February, features the customary Service of Holy Communion at 7pm in Church. Lenten Services will then be held on successive Wednesdays during Lent at 7pm in the Choir Vestry.
b) CHRISTIAN AID LUNCHES will be held in 1st Cookstown Presbyterian Hall this year on Fridays during Lent from 12 to 2 pm, beginning on Friday 16th February. Everyone is invited to attend and support the invaluable work of the charity. Please make this a regular date during Lent and meet up with friends from across the community!

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: This year’s service will be held in the Methodist Church on Friday 2nd March at 8pm.

ST PATRICK’S DAY: We celebrate this special day on Saturday 17th March with Holy Communion at 10.30am, and on Mon 19th we remember St Joseph at 1030am.

PASSIONTIDE: As we look forward to Holy Week and Easter, please note the following dates for your diary:- We observe our Lord’s Passion with our customary Holy Week Services beginning on Palm Sunday 25th March with services at 9am, 11.30am and 7pm (Palm Praise). Our services during the week at 8pm (Mon-Fri) – with the Archbishop preaching on Good Friday evening at 8pm and our traditional Children’s Service will be on Good Friday morning at 10.30am with the preacher Mr David Brown, our newly appointed Diocesan Youth Officer.

EASTER DAY: Our services on 1st April are at 9am Holy Communion; 11.30 Easter Communion and at 7pm Easter Praise and Renewal of Baptismal Vows. A truly Blessed Easter to you all!

BUDAPEST: Our group of 22 travellers set off for a midweek tour of the Hungarian capital on 16th April – further details to follow...

Christmas 2017 News