Buckna Presbyterian Church

Announcements, 21.03.21

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’re holding another drive-in service this afternoon at 4pm at Hamill’s Yard. Rev. Andrew Mullan will be speaking again and our Praise Group will be leading us. Like last week, hymn lyrics will be available on the church website after this service.

We’d love you to come along this afternoon. We were so encouraged by the turnout last week. We’d love the yard to be full again this week. As I said last week, we’re not recording these drive-in services. We’re using them as an opportunity to meet in-person and to have fellowship together. Let me really encourage you to join us – especially if you weren’t able to last week. You’d be so, so welcome.

One of the other purposes of the drive-in services has been to prepare for going back to church. As you’ll know by now, PCI is reopening from Good Friday. That means that we will be meeting in person on Easter Sunday morning. I’ll more details about that in the next couple of weeks.

Easter Services

We are planning some special services as Easter approaches. Next week is Palm Sunday and we’re going to begin a four-part series on key questions about the Lord Jesus Christ.

Palm Sunday will be the first service. We’re planning to have a livestream service on Good Friday. It’ll be similar to the service we held on New Years Eve in that it will last for around half an hour and will involve our Praise Group. On Easter Sunday morning we’ll be meeting in person and then on Easter Sunday evening, we’re going to have another of our monthly evening livestreams.

The four questions that we’re going to cover through those services are: who is Jesus, why did Jesus die, where is Jesus now and how should I respond. They’re the kind of services that you could invite a friend to watch online. Last week at our drive-in service we were challenged to think about how we’re sharing the Gospel with others. Here’s the perfect opportunity for us through these Easter services. I’ll have some more information on times for the additional services next week.

Let me encourage you to speak to a family or friend about these services. Let’s be on the front foot as it were and let’s take the Gospel to others – even in these days of lockdown and restrictions.

Zoom Prayer Time

We are praying together on Zoom on Wednesday night at 8.30pm. The Zoom details will be posted into the church family WhatsApp group closer to the time.

Vibe

Vibe are doing a virtual Escape Room on Thursday night at 7.30pm on Zoom. This will be their last meeting of this season and it would be great if you joined with them for a night of craic and banter.

Distribution of DVDs and CDs

As I mentioned last week, we are keen to review our DVD and CD distribution lists. It’s a year since we started posting DVDs and CDs on a weekly basis. We would appreciate it if you could tell us whether or not you still require either or both to be sent to you via post. Please contact myself or Richard Kidd as soon as possible.

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.