Derryloran Parish - May 2019
Rev Canon RJN Porteus 867 62261
Canon WJA Dawson 867 37151
May 2019
Sun 5th: 9am Holy Communion Easter II
11am Family Service
7pm Monthly Healing Service
Sun 10th: 9am Holy Communion Easter III
10am Junior Church and Sunday School
11.30am Holy Baptism
NO 7pm Evening Prayer – Christian Aid Service in 1st Cookstown Presbyterian
Tues 14th: 10.30am Holy Communion (St Matthias)
Sun 17th: 9am Holy Communion Easter IV
10am Sunday School
11.30am Family Communion
7pm Evening Prayer
Sun 25th: 9am Holy Communion (Easter V)
10am: Sunday School
11.30am: Morning Prayer 2
7pm Holy Communion 1
Thur 30th: 10.30am Holy Communion (Ascension)

With summer just round the corner, hopefully we look forward to good weather, rest and refreshment of body and soul for everyone… The Church, as usual, was beautifully decorated for Easter, and our thanks are due to the Flower Guild once again for their expertise!

Within the Parish it has been a busy few months with a variety of events taking place. The summer will be a time for recharging of human batteries! Our youth organisations have enjoyed their camps, sleep-overs and days away, and are taking a break until September. With Rainbows, Brownies Guides, Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers all most active throughout the winter, it will be a welcome break for their dedicated teams of leaders!

The Explorer unit is currently fundraising for the 8 member visit to the world Jamboree in Gdansk in Poland next year and had a very successful Coffee Morning recently.

ASCENSION: We celebrate this important day with Holy Communion at 1030am on Thursday 30th May and in the evening the Cookstown Clerical Society annual Choir Festival. This is open to all, so do come along and enjoy a feast of great music!

WARSAW: Our Euroexplorers have just returned from a most enjoyable few days in Poland enjoying all the sights and events of a Eurofestival public holiday in their capital city.

CHILDRENS’ DAY will be observed on Sunday 2nd June with our Sunday School Awards being distributed at 11am. We record our gratitude to the Superintendent, Mr William Stewart and his team of teachers for yet another year of faithful service..

CAR BOOT SALE: This ever-popular event returns to the Parish Hall Car Park on Saturday 15th June from 10am and will feature a wide variety of both stalls and bargains for all.. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Everyone will be most welcome!

CHURCH WARDENS: We welcome our new Wardens for the ensuing year – Messrs Trevor Rollins (Rector’s) and Edgar Carson (People’s) and wish them a successful year in office!

SUMMER SERVICES: The Select Vestry, with the permission of the Archbishop, has recommended changes to our Summer Services as follows:-
The 11.30am service moves to 11am – with NO evening service. We trust this will not be an inconvenience to parishioners, but it will give a break to the congregation over the summer and give them some extra “family time”. We thank those who so faithfully support our evening services outside the summer season.

MOTHERS’ UNION: Our branch has had a busy period with their Annual Dinner in Otter Lodge, the Corporate Communion on Maundy Thursday, the Festival Service in the Cathedral and their Annual Outing the next day.

CHRISTIAN AID: We thank everyone who supported our recent Soup Lunches during Lent, and now look forward to the week of house-to-house collections which begins with the annual Praise Service on 12th May in 1st Cookstown Presbyterian Church at 7pm featuring a host of local musical talent. Your generosity will mean so much to the recipients of such aid in the Name of Christ!

CONGRATULATIONS are due to local clergy on their recent appointments to St Patrick’s Cathedral: the Rev. Alan Cross as Succentor and Rev. Dr Adrian Stringer as Clerical Vicar Choral. We wish them every blessing in their new positions and look forward to their musical contribution to the life of the Cathedral!

SAINTS’ DAYS: Please note the following dates at 10.30am: 14 May St Matthias; 30 May Ascension; 31 May: the Visitation; 11 June – St Barnabas; 24 St John the Baptist; 3 July St Thomas; 25 July St James.

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