The Harvest Thanks Giving service
Opened by Emily with the announcements.
She then handed over to Alistair who got the children to the front to answer some questions.
He asked what the day was that we were celebrating ?
He then asked them to identify the us fruits and Vegetables that were beautifully displayed around the
He spoke about how there is so much that is not appreciated about what we have been given and also how God is in overall charge of everything.
Alistair asked the children to hold up two banners, one with the word "Harvest" and the second with "Thanks Giving" on IT. These we to remind us to say thank you for all the things that we are provided for through God's will and also due to the abilities of the farmers
to provide us with produce.
LET US NOT FORGET !
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Service was opened with announcements - the most exciting was that the process for a new minister was finalised in Belfast and that one candidate had been approached for the post.
Gary then presented a bag and called the children to the front to see what was in the bag.
He mentioned that the item in the bag was something he had kept since he was very young. He then produced a battery powered robot.
Gary then asked the children what they believed was the main difference between them ( or us ) and a robot.
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Sunday 22nd September 2019
Emily opened the day with the announcements and told the church that the submission process for a new minister was over, and that there would be a meeting of session and presentation in Belfast then followed by a presentation and a vote on the new candidate. Edna Crammond would represent the church at the meeting up north along with Gary McDowell.
Terry opened the service with a prayer and then went on to invite the little folk to come up and see what he had in his famous " doggie" bag.
He then went on and expanded on the relevance of each item that he showed the children from his bag and how they were all playing an important role in life.
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WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE ON EARTH ?
Aleida opened the service by asking the children to help her answer some questions. These included things they needed to think about and how they would react when asked the questions.
She then asked Tara to do the reading.
Aleida went on with her sermon about what our purpose in life is.
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The service started with announcements by Emily.
She then welcomed Terry back to Arklow Presbyterian Church.
Terry then open ed the service by presenting a few items from his doggy ( RNLI Boat bag ) to the children in the church.
They included A foam sword, a hammer, a bottle of honey, a torch, a double sided mirror and a Bible.
Terry then proceeded to tell the children the significance of each item in our daily lives...
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Summary of the Service for 31st August 2019 thanks to Robert Hendry
Rev Trevor Morrow was welcomed by Emily
Trevor Called the children up to the front of the church and showed them pictures of different hats and asked them “Who wears these?”
After showing them 5 different hats ( Chef / bakers hat, Stetson, Sports Cap, Crown (King or Queen) Top Hat as normally worn by a Leprechaun and finally a crown of thorns.)
He mentioned that Jesus wore a crown of thorns as a punishment and a mockery since it declared him to be the King of the Jews. Even the Jewish Sanhedrin refused to acknowledge Jesus as their “King”.
Pilate, the leader of the Roman Authority in Israel thought it appropriate for the situation. In David’s Psalm No 110, David acknowledged as the greatest King in the history of the Jews also acknowledged Jesus as greater that he is and sitting ät the right hand of God and having thye world as his foot stool”.
Trevor continued his sermon by showing through the scriptures how Jesus is acknowledged as not just a normal person but also as a rather extraordinary man who suffered and died for the sins of the world, and even acknowledged, by one of the thieves on the cross next to Jesus on Calvary when he asked Jesus “Remember me when you come into your Kingdom”
The sermon was then followed by Holy Communion
The service was opened by Emily with the announcements for the week.
She then handed over to Will who asked Nancy to chat to the children. Nancy then took the little people off to their special service.
Will then did a review of his continuing message from John
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Will opened the service and handed over to Nancy who spoke to the children about things that are broken and how sometimes they cannot be put back together.
Nancy left with all the little folk and Will then continued. He asked Mary to do the reading.
Will then continued with the service.
Are we turning our backs on the church ?