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Welcome to St John's Parish, Moira

On this website you will find information about our church community and the activities and events in which we are involved. We hope that you’ll not only explore the website but that you’ll come and experience the life of our church for yourself. We hope you enjoy our website and find it informative and helpful. Our church community is growing, developing and welcomes people of all ages and all backgrounds

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Whatever your age, circumstances or background and where ever you are on your spiritual journey – whether you are just beginning to consider Christianity, or whether you already have a personal relationship with Jesus – we would like to help you take the next step

Our Sunday Services cater for both for traditional and contemporary tastes in worship.

NEWS & EVENTS   (DOWNLOAD SUMMER 2017 'Newslink' Magazine)



Rector’s Letter

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Rector’s Letter

Dear friends

As I write this letter, the schools are about to be emptied of their pupils, universities have seen (or are just about to see) lots of students graduate and the annual holiday exodus to various destinations is about to begin. Four familiar words can generally be heard from the back seat of any car containing children - ‘Are we there yet?’ This question comes from a child frustrated by a long journey, impatient to be at the destination.

Journeys have got me thinking about one of my favourite Psalms, Psalm 121. This is one of those Psalms (Ps 120-134) used by the Jewish pilgrims journeying to Jerusalem for the great festivals. There were real dangers for these Jewish pilgrims on their journey. They could slip on the road, there was the threat of wild animals and they had to suffer hot days and cold nights. On the Christian journey, there are ‘dangers’ - we are tempted by ‘the world, the flesh and the devil’; there are so many areas where we could ‘trip’ and fall.

So where do we look for help? 'I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from?’ (Psalm 121:1). Ironically, the Jews would look to the hills, where pagan worship was practiced. Even today, we can go to the wrong places for help. People will look to horoscopes rather than the Scriptures; they will turn to a work colleagues or friends, rather than fellow Christians. We can also miss where to look for help. The Psalmist makes it clear where to turn for help: ‘My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth’ (verse 2). Like the Jewish pilgrims, we need to recognise that only God has the power to keep us ‘on the road.’ He is the maker of heaven and earth, so he can look after those in it. Even when God seems silent in our suffering, He is ‘watching over us’ (verse 5) and on our journey He will ‘watch over our coming and going’ (verse 8).

We are not ‘there’ yet. We are still all on this journey through life. There will be uphill struggles, there will be days of joy in the open ‘plains’, there will be carefree days as we coast downhill. Summer time presents lots of time for journeys. May we take time to journey with God, listening to Him and enjoying His presence. Don’t forget to journey together, as we meet for worship each week.

We are not ‘there’ yet - where are you heading? Where is your eternal destination? Have you booked your seat to arrive?

Love

Joanne

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Car Boot Sale & Coffee Morning

Saturday 1st July

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Car Boot Sale & Coffee Morning

Saturday 1st July at 9am

This event is held on the first Saturday of each month at St John's Parish Centre

Cars £5 and Vans £10

£6 for an indoor table

Contact the office or Ken Little for further details

If you don’t have stuff to sell why not drop in and see what’s on the stalls and have some coffee/tea/fresh scones/buns.

If you have any items which you would like to donate to the ‘Mission Stall’ please contact the Parish Office.

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Prayer Time

Wednesdays 6.30– 8.30am at the Rectory

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Prayer Time

Wednesdays 6.30– 8.30am at the Rectory

Join us as we pray and have some breakfast together.

You do not have to pray out loud but we can all say ‘Amen’ to those who do.

If you have never been, why not come

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Grief Support

Mondays at 7.30pm in the Acorn Room"

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Grief Support

Mondays at 7.30pm in the Acorn Room

Living with grief is not easy. It’s often a long and painful process on the journey toward recovery. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one we encourage you to come to GriefSupport - a seminar and support group for people who are grieving. If you know people who have been bereaved please tell them about Griefsupport - invite them to come along.

If you would like further information please contact the Parish Office.

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Summer Holiday Club

Monday 24 – Friday 28 July

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Summer Holiday Club

Monday 24 – Friday 28 July

Sign up Sheet for volunteers available at Parish Centre and Church. Please pray for our Holiday club, for the leaders and for the young people

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‘Ice Cream Sundays’


‘Ice Cream Sundays’

Sundays at 8.00pm

Sundays at 8.00pm in July and August- beginning Sunday 16 July in the Parish Centre

Join us for some ice-cream, worship led by Revela on and a bed- me thought at the end of a Summer’s Day.

All welcome!!

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