Buckna Presbyterian Church

Announcements, 14.03.21

Here are the announcements from this week’s Sunday service.

To view or download this week’s edition of PCI’s Let’s Pray, click here.

Drive-In Service

We are holding a drive-in service this afternoon at 4pm. We’re going to meet in Hamill’s Yard on the Hazelbank Road. Practically speaking, you’ll be able to get into Hamill’s Yard from 3.30pm. We would ask that you don’t come earlier than that as stewards won’t be in place. We will need you to park your car in a certain way but there won’t be an issue fitting everyone in. I really would ask for your co-operation with this.

Rev. Andrew Mullan will be speaking at our drive-in service today and also next week. The Praise Group will be involved as well. Unfortunately, we’ll be unable to hand out hymn sheets but the lyrics of all the hymns that the Praise Group are going to sing will be available on the church website. That means that you can bring your phone and go to the church website and follow the lyrics there. I’ll post a link to the hymn lyrics into the church family WhatsApp group after our service this morning.

Just so you know, we’re not recording these drive-in services in any way. We’re simply turning up, worshipping together and then going home. This is a great opportunity for us to meet together and to enjoy fellowship as a church family. Let me really encourage you to come along this afternoon. You would be so welcome to join with us.

Zoom Prayer Time

This week, as usual, we are praying together on Wednesday evening at 8.30pm on Zoom. I’ll post the Zoom details in the church family WhatsApp group closer to the time. We’ll also be praying together again on Saturday on Zoom. That will be to pray for our second drive-in service. Thank you to everyone who came on last night to pray for our service this afternoon.

Presbytery Mission in Ireland Online Rally

This week there will be a Presbytery Mission in Ireland online rally available through our church website. It’ll be made available in the same way as the Moderator’s video was provided a few weeks ago. The service will highlight the work of the International Meeting Point and a church plant in Balbriggan in the Republic of Ireland. Rev. Frank Sellar, the minister in Bloomfield Presbyterian Church in Belfast, will also speak in the service.

Let me encourage you to take some time this week to hear about the wider work of our denomination in these days. I’ll post the service on the church website and also into the church family WhatsApp group.

Distribution of DVDs and CDs

Many of you are watching this service as it goes out live but I know that others are watching it on DVD or listening to it on CD. It’s close to a year since we began to post DVDs and CDs out on a weekly basis. At this point we feel as though it is an appropriate time to review our distribution list. Therefore, we would appreciate it if you could tell us whether or not you still require DVDs or CDs to be sent to you via post. Please contact myself or Richard Kidd and let us know as soon as possible.

Matt Hill (EMF)

Over the past number of months we, as a church family, have been exploring the possibility of a link with someone involved in Gospel work in Spain. Matt Hill works for a publishing company in Spain and some of us were on a Zoom call with him last June. We’re still in the early stages of a link with him but to help introduce him and his family to the congregation, you can view or download his most recent prayer letter here.

You’d find it encouraging to read of his work. Matt is connected to EMF which is an organisation that we’re very familiar with in Buckna. We hope to build this connection over the coming months but it would be great if you could begin to pray for Matt and also for us as we think about what a link might look like. For more information about Matt, you can go to the EMF website where there are videos about Matt’s coming to faith in Christ and also his work in Spain.

Join us on FaceBook

If you are a facebook user, then we would invite to to join with us there. Over the coming weeks and months it is our intention to use facebook to provide useful information, highlight upcoming online events and share items of praise that can be used in conjunction with our online services.

We feel this is a great way for our Church to remain active in these uncertain times and to let the wider world have a little glimpse of our life in the Braid.