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  • Worship Times
    • Dollingstown

      Sunday: 9:30am

      (CAFE CHURCH: 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month 7:40pm)

    • Magheralin

      Sunday: 11:30am & 6:30pm

      (COMMUNION: 4th Sunday of each month 8:30am)



Tent Mission in Magheralin

We are delighted to support a tent mission happening in Magheralin in June.  Simon, our Rector will be one of the speakers, and there will be a variety of music at each meeting from 8pm each night.  Everyone is welcome!!

Directions from Lurgan:  After passing through Magheralin the tent will be on your left a short distance out of the village!

Simon says… (words from the Rector)

There’s a song by a band called One Republic that’s opening words captivated me a while ago and I thought I would share a few thoughts about them with you.  The song “Counting Stars” is most certainly not a Christian one but the first verse just stirs something in my soul!!
Lately I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But, baby I’ve been, I’ve been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars
Yeah, we’ll be counting stars…

 
These lyrics (taken horribly out of context) remind me of Genesis 15, as God invites Abraham to “look up at the sky and count the stars–if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”  This is the sort of stuff that causes me to lose sleep. I want us to be a Phd Church (Preaching, Healing and Delivering) that is adding members to the family every day! I want us to be daily discovering new stars as we minister into these villages – the harvest is plentiful!
You see, having been here for over the 6 months now, let me give you a report.  God is building something special in our parish.  I take no glory in it – it was building before I arrived.  We are not a perfect community but we are a mightily blessed one.  The Spirit is moving in our midst, He has gathered together some of the most faith-filled, faithful people that I’ve encountered. There is endless amounts of untapped potential in people that are sitting receiving but not yet serving in our Church.  And there are people just waiting to hear the Gospel (Jesus lived, He died, He rose again, He appeared to me!) in our community – young/old/everything in between!!!!
I understand that some of you with think that this report of our parish is naive.  But let me share a short account from a story in 2 Kings 6, where Elisha the prophet seems in big trouble with an army descending down the valley to capture him and his servant is understandably panicking! I love what it says in 2 Kings 6:17, “Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”  My prayer is that you would see what I see, a church with tremendous potential if we start realising (what the song says) “the things that we could be”.
But I’m not just concerned with the unreached and unknown stars, I’m also concerned with the one’s already discovered!  We must be a family that loves one another.  Can I remind you that nothing we do is meaningful unless we have love. Otherwise we’re just a clanging cymbal/an unpleasant racket!!  I have seen some beautiful unity since I’ve arrived in the parish, but we still have work to do (and always will). Romans 15:7, “Accept one another as Christ has accepted you, for the glory of God.” Ephesians 5:21, “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.  Ephesians 4:32, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted.”  Again these are things that I’m dreaming that we could be!
So please do feel sorry for your Rector who’s losing sleep dreaming about your potential.  Let’s look up at all the stars, and remember that the words of Philippians 2:14-16: Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God…then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.”
Let’s shine, so others want to shine too…

 

Sun morning 4th June with Stuart Elliott

Stuart Elliott enjoyed a fine career in football, starring for Glentoran, Motherwell and Hull City as well as Northern Ireland, but he admits throughout it all his relationship with God was more important than the goals, triumphs and some memorable nights at Windsor Park.

We are delighted to be welcoming him to share his story at Magheralin and Dollingstown on the 4th of June.  Invite your friends to join us.

Parish Celebration Service & Lunch

Sunday 21st August at 11.30am

Magheralin Church Hall

Parish Celebration Closing Service

BIG HEART FARM KIDS CLUB

Followed by light lunch to say thank you to the Zeiders family and to acknowledge our two Ordinands Geoffrey (Titch) & Graham

For catering purposes please sign up for lunch at any of our services or, alternatively let the parish office know by Tuesday 16 August at mid-day.

Call on Him

Call on Him

Sunday 26th June @7pm.

An important time of prayer for the staff, volunteers and God’s work in Magheralin Parish. The evening is divided into two halves with a break for food. It will be a family friendly event.

7:00 pm – Refreshments to start
7:10 pm – 15 mins worship (Led by Graham Hare)
7:25 pm – Testimony: kids & youth work
7:30 pm – Prayers for kids & youth work

7:40 pm – Hot-dogs Cafe Church style

8:05 pm – 10 mins worship (Led by Cafe church)
8:15 pm – Prayers for the Parish
8:30 pm – Prayers for Ministers – Ziders and Genoes
8:45 pm – Prayer ministry for healing & worship

9:00 pm – Ice-cream & relax
9:30 pm – End

Note: this is our evening service for Sunday 26th June.

Appointment to Magheralin & Dollingstown

Sunday 08 May 2016

The Revd Simon Genoe, currently Vicar in Lisburn Cathedral in the Diocese of Connor, has been appointed incumbent of the Parish of Magheralin in Dromore Diocese.

The date of the service of institution will be announced in due course.

Simon is pictured right with his wife Zara.

Lisburn Cathedral Rector Canon Sam Wright and his wife Paula (left) and the Curate, the Rev Simon Genoe and his wife Zoe (right) pictured with the lead singer of the London Community Gospel Choir.

Sunday 10th April – Simple Faith

Simple Faith flyer

A special Sunday evening service is to be held on Sunday 10th April at 6:00pm in St Saviour’s, Dollingstown.

Our special guests will be Simple Faith.

All proceeds from the evening will be in aid of Charlene’s Project.

Simple Faith



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    Parish Office
    3 Newforge Road
    Magheralin

    parishoffice@magheralin.org
    Tel: (028) 9261 9569