WHO ARE WE?
‘A church on the road with Jesus. Sharing his love, serving others.’
We seek to be a place where we can welcome and encourage one another, whatever stage of theney you are on!
Kids and their families are very welcome at St Jude’s.
St Jude’s Parish Church, 340 Ormeau Road BT7 2GE
Our Parish Church Hall, 243 Ravenhill Road BT 6 0BS
9 am : Early Morning Service
2nd & 5th Sundays : Holy Communion
11 am : Main Morning Service
1st Sunday : Holy Communion
2nd Sunday : Family Service
6 pm : Holy Communion
6 pm only on 3rd Sunday of the month
7 pm : Evening Service
3rd Sunday : IGNITE – Cafe Church@ 7 pm
SERVICES THIS SUNDAY
11am Family Service. Seeing and Believing.
John 20: 24-31
Holy Week is the week before Easter and one of the most important weeks in the Christian calendar. The story it tells takes us to the person who is at the heart of our faith: Jesus Christ who, in the words of The Apostles’ Creed: ‘suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again.’
This year we look forward to welcoming all to join us for a special week of Bible teaching and worship as St Jude’s Ballynafeigh joins with Knockbreda Parish Church. On Monday 26 – Thursday 29 March from 7:30pm. Our focus will be on discovering some ‘Shadows of Christ’ from the Old Testament section of the Bible. As we have been seeing on Sundays @ 11am the Old Testament is full of promise. These find their fulfilment in Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Reflecting on the Old Testament festivals and ceremonies the apostle Paul wrote: These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ (Colossians 1v28).
We will explore how Jesus’ death was anticipated centuries before it happened. On the mountain where the LORD provided the sacrifice for Abraham (Genesis 22), in Egypt with the Passover lamb (Exodus 12), on the battlefield with the LORD’s Champion (1 Samuel 17), and with the prophet’s foretelling of the suffering servant of the LORD (Isaiah 53).
Please do join us during this Holy Week and read of the details of all services inside. May you make sure you make time to encounter Jesus Christ this Easter who ‘bore our sins in his body on the tree’ (1 Peter 2v24).
Rev. Peter Bourke (Rector of St Jude’s)
11am Holy Communion Future beyond judgment: Amos 8-9
7pm Café Church The Work of the Spirit: Titus 3v3-8
9am Holy Communion
11am Family Service How do I show I’m a Christian? Acts 2v42-47
7pm Cafe Church The Hope of the Spirit: Revelation 21v1-8
11am Morning Service Guest Speaker: Rev. David Martin
(New Director of Irish Church Missions)
6pm Holy Communion 7pm Café Church The Apostle Creed Q&A
11am Morning Service Hear the message: Today. Acts 1-2.
7pm Café Church Passion Week Reflection
Monday 26 March 7:30pm @ St Jude’s
The LORD will Provide Genesis 22
Tuesday 27 March 7:30pm @ Knockbreda
The Passover Lamb Exodus 12
Wednesday 28 March 7:30pm @ St Jude’s
The LORD’s Champion 1 Samuel 17
Thursday 29 March 7:30pm @ Knockbreda (+The Lord’s Supper)
The LORD’s Servant Isaiah 53
Friday 30 March 10am @ St Jude’s Church
EASTER FOR CHILDREN
A short simple service aimed at Primary School aged children!
Join us as we revisit the first Easter story!
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE 7:30pm @ St Jude’s Church
A service contemplating the Lord’s Death: Psalm 22
Ormeau Churches Together Prayer Walk & Service
11am Service in Ormeau Park
11:30am Service in Cooke Centenary Presbyterian
Sunday 1 April @ St Jude’s Church
9am Easter Sunday Holy Communion
11am Easter Sunday Family Celebration
LIFE GROUPS 2018
Sixty-six books, forty authors, written over nearly two thousand years, in many different genres. The Bible is a worldwide bestseller published in countless translations and languages. Clearly, the Bible is no ordinary book. So how can we begin to read and understand it as a whole?
This year in our LIFE GROUPS over nine sessions on the DVD course: God’s Big Picture, Vaughan Roberts paints the big picture, showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He offers us tools to read the Bible with confidence, enthusiasm and understanding. Vaughan points us to its supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.
LIFE GROUPS are for adults of all ages and stages of life who want to dig deeper into the Bible and grow together as disciples of Jesus Christ. Starting this month – look out on Sundays for more details.
After the service there is an opportunity to pray with others. The Church is also open every Tuesday between 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm for prayer / drop in sessions. Shalom.
St Judes Mother’s Union: “In Mary Sumner’s Footsteps”
Dates for Diary:
02.03.2018: Women’s World Day of Prayer
Cooke Presbyterian Church
07.03.2018: Annual General Meeting.
09.04.2018: Festival Service: St. Mark’s, Dundela, 8.00p.m.
11.04.2018: Visitors’ Evening in St. Jude’s Church Hall, 7.30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Rev. Derek Kerr on Royal Family Non-members, men and women, are very welcome to attend.
St Jude’s Fellowship
We had enjoyable meeting on the 24th January where many of the members shared their favourite hymns. Time was taken to share the meaning and significance of the words. Many of the hymns gave great comfort and an assurance of God’s love and promise. A time of praise was enjoyed by all.
14th February – Valentine’s Day provided an opportunity to look at the true meaning of love and reflection on God’s gift of love to us all where he sent his Son into the world as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Jo was our guest speaker from Crosslinks. She updated the group on her mission work in Northern Ireland. We learned that a large amount of her time is providing English classes four times a week. It was interesting to note that the teaching of English was facilitated by using the prophets in the Bible. She is involved with many different nationalities, Sudanese, Somalian, Syrian ladies and Muslim men. She shared the challenges and asked for our prayers with regards the women’s English classes and those that attend and help as volunteers.
Next meetings 14th March – Celebration of St Patrick 28th March – No meeting
Our Storehouse Sunday is every third Sunday of the month . Many thanks for your continual support of this ministry.
Rosetta Nursery and Forge integrated Pre-school received with joy a gift of knitted pencil cases from St Jude outreach team. We are currently taking donations of 100 pieces of knitted pencil cases. Thanks to everyone who supported this project.
Clothes donation to people in need was delivered by ‘St. Judes’ Charity Space’ (giving through Storehouse Belfast) . We are still taking donations. Thank you very much for your support!!
St. Jude’s Community Outreach/ street evangelism not as you know it!! Table ready every Wednesday from 2pm.
Parents and tots every Monday 10am