Derryloran Parish - April 2018
Rev Canon RJN Porteus 867 62261
Canon WJA Dawson 867 37151
April 2018
1st April: Easter Day; 9am Holy Communion
11am: Easter Parish Communion
7pm Easter Praise! Hymns and Readings for Easter.
Sun 8th: 9am Holy Communion
10am Sunday School
1130am: Morning Prayer 1
7pm Evening Prayer 2
Sun 15th: 9am Holy Communion
10am Sunday School
1130am Parish Communion
7pm Evening Prayer 1
Sun 22nd: 9am Holy Communion
10am Sunday School
1130am Morning Prayer 2
7pm Holy Communion 1
Sun 29th: 9am Holy Communion
10am Sunday School
1130am: Dedication Service
7pm Evening Prayer + Litany
May 2018
Sun 6th: 9am Holy Communion
11am Family Service
7pm Healing Service
Sun 13th: 9am Holy Communion
10am Sunday School
11.30am: Morning Prayer 1
7pm Evening Prayer 2
Sun 20th: 9am Holy Communion
10am Sunday School
11.30am Parish Communion
7pm Evening Prayer 1
Sun 27th: 9am Holy Communion
10am Sunday School
11.30am Morning Prayer 2
7pm Holy Communion 1

Notes April/May 2018

Life in the Parish has been a veritable mixture of ups and downs. Sadly, once again we had a high number of deaths in the parish and community, and our thoughts have been with the bereaved. Confirmation was a highlight for the young people and we wish them every blessing in the days to come. Our Lenten Course from USPG encouraged us to make our world a better place in which to live, and Holy Week brought us through the Gospel account of Our Lord’s Passion with the visit of the Archbishop on Good Friday Evening. Our new Diocesan Youth Worker, David Brown, was the guest preacher at our Youth Service on Good Friday morning.

After Easter, life in the Parish becomes less hectic, but please note the following dates for your diaries!

EASTER DAY: Our services on 1st April are at 9am; 11.30 Easter Communion and at 7pm Easter Praise and Renewal of Baptismal Vows. Please plan to attend!
MOTHERS’ UNION: the ladies are looking forward to their Annual Dinner in the Royal Hotel on Thursday 5th April, whilst the Diocesan Service will be on Wednesday 23rd May in the Cathedral, with the Annual Outing to Belfast on Saturday 12th May.
ANNUAL EASTER VESTRY: will be held on Tuesday 10th April at 8pm in the Upper Room, when again we hope for a representative attendance from all in the Parish.
ARCHBISHOP’S VISIT: We again look forward to this regular visitation in the Parish, beginning with Holy Communion on Wednesday 11th April at 1030am – to which all are warmly invited.
INTER CHURCH FORUM: will have as its special guest speaker the Rt Rev Pat Storey, Bishop of Meath and Kildare on Monday 9th April at 730pm in Gortalowry House. The AGM will be held in the Glenavon Hotel on Monday 14th May with special guest the Rev Harold Good.
BUDAPEST: we are looking forward to this visit from16-20 April – thus adding to their exploits in recent years – Paris, Rome, Kracow, Prague, Malta, Berlin, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Israel (3 times).
DEDICATION SUNDAY: On 29th April at 1130am we shall dedicate a number of gifts to the parish in memory of loved ones. That date also interestingly marks the 20th anniversary of the Rector’s Institution to the Parish! Where have those years gone to?
CHRISTIAN AID: We thank all who supported our Lenten Lunches – another great success! Next we look forward to the week of house-to-house collections which begins with the annual Praise Service on 13 May in 1st Cookstown Presbyterian Church at 7pm featuring a host of local musical talent.
ASCENSION: We celebrate this important day with Holy Communion at 1030am on Thursday 10th May, and on Wednesday 9th at 8pm the Cookstown Clerical Society annual Choir Festival will be held in Woods Parish Church. This is open to all, so do come along and enjoy a feast of great music!
SAINTS’ DAYS: We continue of observation of these special dates with Holy Communion at 1030am as follows: 25 April St Mark; 1 May Sts Philip and James; 10 May Ascension; 14 May St Matthias, 31 May: the Visitation.
CHILDREN’S DAY: Sunday School Prizes will be distributed at our special service at 11am on Sunday 3rd June – don’t miss it! Our newly formed junior will be singing at it!

Have a nice break over the Easter Holidays!

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