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September Ordinations5th September 2021

September Ordinations – 5 September

  • Pray for the deacons to be ordained presbyter on 5 September: Revd Rodney Blair for the curacy of Shankill, Lurgan; Revd Andrew Hay for the curacy of St Finnian’s Cregagh; Revd Anna Williams for the curacy of Seapatrick, Banbridge.
  • Pray for James Cunningham, to be ordained deacon on 12 September for ordained local ministry for the Ulster Hospital Chaplaincy.
  • We ask God for wisdom, grace and the anointing of the Holy Spirit for Rodney, Andrew, Anna and James as they enter a new chapter of ministry.

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Youth & Children12th September 2021

Children’s Development Officer: Julie Currie, Youth Development Officer: Tim Burns

  • We give thanks for all those who work with our children and young people whether employed or as volunteers. Give them vision and zeal for the task and raise up new leaders to join them.
  • Pray for Julie Currie and Tim Burns as they lead this vital work in the diocese, especially as COVID guidelines are relaxed.
  • Please pray for the Sunday schools, toddlers’ groups, youth fellowships and uniformed organisations in our parishes, that they would be active and fruitful. Pray that brand new ministries would begin around the diocese.
  • Pour out your Holy Spirit upon our children and young people.

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Helen’s Bay19th September 2021

Rector: Timothy Kinahan

  • Please pray for the young people being confirmed next month.
  • For the parish as it seeks to get back into gear after all these lockdowns.
  • For those who have recently joined St. John’s, that they may feel welcomed.

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Hillsborough26th September 2021

Rector: Bryan Follis, Curate: Jonathan Brown

  • We give thanks to the Lord for His faithfulness through this difficult period of COVID. As we pray for all those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic, we thank God for His sustaining, strengthening and comforting hand.
  • Please pray for those who are still nervous about returning to in–church worship and for the full regathering of our community.
  • As we prepare for this new season with ‘24 Hours of Prayer’ and launch ministries such as Alpha, please pray that the Holy Spirit will refresh, strengthen, and guide us. As the Spirit moves, may He reap a great harvest among us.
  • Please pray for our children’s and youth ministries and that God would raise up new leaders. 
  • Remember our former parishioner Anna Williams and her family as she is ordained Presbyter and begins a new chapter in her walk with the Lord.

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