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Sunday's Coming!

Donacloney Presbyterian Church plans to meet again on Sunday mornings from 6th September. It's going to be different; here's how.

Everything has changed, but nothing has changed. Still, Jesus Christ is Lord.

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Harvest Thanksgiving Services 2020

harvest 2014Come, Join In Our Services of Thanksgiving!

Sunday 11th October at 11.30am

Sunday 18th October at 11.30am

Sunday 25th October at 3.00pm - Drive-in service

Every token of God's goodness, and the gift of His Son most of all, bids us to trust in Him as our Maker and Provider, our Saviour and Lord.

 


Reminder to adhere to the following drive-in service details:

  1. Only cars with members of one family on board allowed.
  2. Nobody is permitted to leave their car.
  3. Only the driver's window may be opened.
  4. Maintain spacing between cars.
  5. No bicycles or people standing in car park.
  6. Please arrive early to facilitate these restrictions.

"We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land, but it is fed and watered by God's almighty hand."

The harvest hymn possibly triggers memories for you: a church building adorned with flowers and fruit; a Sunday night after-meeting in a local hall; a special supper; a familiar voice.

The hymn speaks of provision. God our Maker not only paints the wayside flower and lights the evening star, but sends all good gifts around us. This is something that the Bible affirms: "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows" (James 1:17). We hope you can see how the LORD has provided for you in this past year - whether in your daily bread, or with sufficient health, or through grace to endure. We trust that you know the greatest gift of His love. The Father gave His Son; the Son gave His life for us and for our salvation.

It is right for us to use the hymn to praise God, and to call one another to thank the Lord for all His love. We have reached the time of year when services of thanksgiving for the harvest are held by churches of many denominations. At harvest-time, praise and thanksgiving often go beyond the special services, and are shown through sharing produce or by making special gifts. But we want to encourage you to make your thanksgiving much more than a one-off gift the version most familiar to us, the hymn that begins "We plough the fields" ends with the lines,

"Accept the gifts we offer for all Thy Love imparts and what Thou most desirest: our humble, thankful hearts."

Every token of God's goodness, and the gift of His Son most of all, bids us to trust in Him as our Maker and Provider, our Saviour and Lord.

The hymn also highlights partnership. It recognises the complex inter-working of human effort and God's providence. Seed sown by a farmer is fed and watered by God's almighty hand. This is true in every sphere, even in the spread of the Gospel. "I planted the seed," wrote the apostle Paul; "Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow" (1 Corinthians 3:6). The partnership is not only between God and individuals. God brings us into partnership with one another in Jesus' Name, even as the hymn invites us to thank Him and unites us in His praise.

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We gather together to express our praise of God, to encourage our partners in the faith

and to exercise our priesthood in prayer

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Donacloney Presbyterian Church

56 Moygannon Road Donaghcloney BT66 7PN

Minister - Rev R A Moffett Tel. 028 38820548

Clerk of Session - Ian Williams Tel. 028 38882520

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