Glimpsing Glory: The Benedictus
Luke 1: 57-80 - Kathryn Viner
Lights to Remember - The annual Marie Curie Lights to Remember Service is taking place in Fisherwick at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to an afternoon of music, carols, readings and reflection, featuring the Grosvenor Chorale choir.
SNL: Philippians 4:2-9 - Gary McDowell
The Prayer Ministry Team will meet in Wilson House at 5.30pm.
PRAYERS FOR OTHERS
Prayer for people
This week please pray for those in our congregation family who are in hospital, or in need of prayer. Especially Billy, Ruth, Robert, Colin, Eileen, Sylvia, Norman and Joan.
Prayer for Others – Overseas
Staff at SAT-7’s studios in Lebanon ask for prayer against an escalation of violence following double suicide bombings on 19th November outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut which killed 23 people. The on-going civil war in neighbouring Syria and the huge influx of refugees is having a destabilising effect in Lebanon.
Studio Director Naji Daoud said “This incident comes at a very crucial time of political escalation as more and more sectarian violence is taking place at the Lebanese-Syrian borders in and more and more of the different Lebanese parties are getting involved in the Syrian arena on different sides. Your continuous prayers are always needed.”
On the same day, in stark contrast to the horror of the bombings, a SAT-7 film crew were on the streets of Beirut filming interviews for an upcoming episode of TEACH (Theological Education for Arab Christians at Home) called ‘Panorama’.
SAT-7 are very grateful for your prayers, especially for the safety of their staff in countries like Lebanon.
- Pray that Christians in the Middle East and North Africa will know the peace of God, even while they endure trials of every kind.
Please remember that no cars are to be parked at the front area of the church except in the designated disabled parking spaces. This is a requirement under Health & Safety. The front area of the church is to remain clear in the event that we need to call an ambulance to the church.
Pledge Cards have been given to all members of the congregation. Additional cards and envelopes are available at the rear of the church today.
Please complete your Pledge Card today, if you have not already done so and place in the Pledge Card Return Box.
Tuesday 10 December
Stranmillis Primary School carol concert (Fisherwick, 7.00pm)
Friday 13 December
Victoria College carol concert (Fisherwick, 7.00pm)
Saturday 14 December
Victorian Christmas Afternoon Tea
Fisherwick Women invite you to a Victorian Christmas Afternoon Tea – with Christmas Music.
Saturday 14 November, Musgrave Hall, Fisherwick Church: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Suggested donation £5 – proceeds to PW projects at home and overseas
Belfast Community Gospel Choir concert (Fisherwick, 7.45 pm)
Radiant Dawn - Advent Choral Music With Jubilate!
Experience the Light and Warmth of Advent Choral Music With Jubilate! - Director David Stewart
From ancient Plainsong, to traditional carols, to a setting by contemporary Scottish composer James McMillan, composer of the title piece.
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Newtownbreda, 8.00 pm
Seasonal Refreshments afterwards in the Church Foyer
Entrance by Donation – Proceeds in aid of Send a Cow (St. John’s nominated charity)
Sunday 15 December
Monday 16 December
Sing for Life Concert (Fisherwick, 8.00 pm)
Friday 20 December
Methodist College carol service (Fisherwick)
Saturday 21 December
Fisherwick Children’s Christmas Party
Saturday 21 December 2-5pm
SANTA…games & food
All children aged 0-10 are invited to our annual party ALONG WITH their parents.
If you intend to come please email email@example.com before Monday 16 December
Sunday 22 December
Readings and Carols for Christmastide – 7pm
Followed by candlelit supper.
Tuesday 24 December
First Holy Communion of Christmas (Fisherwick, 11.30 pm)
Wednesday 25 December
Christmas Morning Family Service (Fisherwick, 10.00 am)
Sunday 29 December
Morning Worship as usual.
There is no evening service.
Exciting Ministry Opportunity!
Kingfishers are seeking to recruit leaders with a heart for children.
Could you fit the bill?
Please speak to Lisa Gault or Gary McDowell for more information today or email
Small Groups meet fortnightly, mostly in homes across Belfast. Each group is unique in style and format but they all exist for people to meet together, form real relationships and encourage one another as we live life following Jesus. If you would like to meet new people and grow in your faith then join a small group. For information about Small Groups in Fisherwick check out the information boards beside the Coffee Bar, the website or contact the Church Office. The Small group Co-Ordinators are Peter and Linda Little.
LITTLE FISHES (CRECHE)
Creche is in the parlour. It is a place for parents to leave their babies and toddlers during the church service. There are supervised activities, toys and a snack time during crèche. There is also a designated baby area with a protective screen with a crèche leader supervising. The crèche co-ordinator is Lynne Guiney. If you would like to be part of the Creche Team then either speak to Lynne or contact the church office and your details will be forwarded.