Church Notices: 31st May 2020

We hope that you can join us again online at 11.00 o’clock this Sunday  as we sing together, pray, hear a special message for the children and listen to a message from the Bible. If you are not able to join us at eleven you can view the service recorded.

We will celebrate the Lord’s Table together this morning, so if you are trusting the Lord Jesus Christ as your saviour, please come prepared with the elements so that you can partake.

The Thursday mid-day prayer meeting is now up and running again by Zoom at 1.00 pm. Send a message by email from the Contact Us page or phone Pat if you would like an invitation. 

Youth Sunday School continues to operate via zoom for 13-15 and 16-19 year olds …both at 12pm. BASE youth Club is also functioning – virtually! Leaders send regular updates by WhatsApp and Instagram for next get togethers, so keep an eye out, young people!

Our other mid-week groups continue to meet  by Zoom video-conferencing. There are some home groups and also groups for young adults, older men, and women.  Phone Pat Mullen on 01-832 7993 if you are interested in joining any of these.meetings.

The church leaders met on Thursday and agreed the outline of how meetings may resume when the lock-down is further eased in late July. We will circulate these proposals by email this week and we invite you to respond with your reaction, comments and suggestions. The proposals are not fixed and this is your opportunity to contribute. Please do so prayerfully as we seek the Spirit’s leading in this matter. In the meantime, take 10 minutes to view the Nick Parkes video in the centre of this page as background to this discussion.

May God Bless You and keep you safe !

Jon Blackwell

Greetings from the Elders 31st May

Fruit Growing

Sandra and I have just got an allotment. I recommend it. Growing your own fruit and veg. has got to be good for the mind as well as the body. Having said that, one of the hazards is the fellow allotment holders…. [read on]

Quick Updates and New Links!

Follow this link to the Irish Bible Institute (IPI) who are having a virtual Open Day on the 29th June and will be offering a large variety of courses online during from September. This is a great opportunity to study in your own home as all courses will be online. Check it out!

Here is the latest update from Kirk and Madeline Joyce down in Athlone.

Look at the latest news from Ion and Marilene Damian in Romania and download their full prayer letter here.

Some people in Grace have been receiving copy of Explore bible notes to help them in their spiritual growth. If there any among us who would like to be added to the group of recipients let Cana know by messaging us on the contact page and we’ll pass it on. These notes are brilliantly written giving room for application and prayer in our daily walk with God.

Our neighbours in the Lighthouse (Dublin Christian Mission) have been doing a great job in providing food for needy people during the lockdown. Here is a video shot by RTE on what they have been doing:  FRONTLINE_VOLUNTEERS_WITH_HOMELESS.mov. (you have to sign in to Google to view it)

How on earth did we end up here?


Nick Parkes of Evangelical Alliance Ireland talks about the attitude we should have as believers to ‘doing church’ right now, and offers a free download of his book How on earth did we end up here? which is helpful reading as we consider what is important for our new normal and what is just tradition that can be dispensed with.

Overview of 2 Corinthians in eight minutes!

There is a very useful Bible Project video of about eight minutes length which overviews the Epistle which Pat is preaching through at the moment. The Irish Bible Institute have recommended these brilliant concise animated videos to remind us of the overall message of the book. Take a look here!

FREEDOM RESTRICTED

 

Daily Devotional helps online

Morning Worship 31st May – Replay

To view previous Sundays, go here. Problems with Livestream? If sound get out of sync with picture or the livestream freezes, refresh your screen - that should fix it!

Giving to the Church by Credit & Debit Card, Paypal or EFT 

Because we are not together physically each Sunday, there is currently no opportunity to give through the offering box. However, we now have a giving facility here on the site, using credit & debit cards and Paypal. If you would like to give in any of these ways, just hit the donate button below. If you would like to contribute by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), please contact phil@grace.ie for details of how to do this.
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