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Hello

Things are back up and running again after the New Year break.

Thanks again to those who continue to support our Foodbank Sundays on the 2nd Sunday of the month. There was a whole trolley full collected again this week and it has been delivered to EK Foodbank. The next collection day will be on the 10th of February.

The Hub will start on the 17th of January 2019.  The Hub is open to all and lots of home baked cakes are consumed and tea drunk!

Sunday School is on each Sunday at 11 am. The Girls’ Brigade is on a Wednesday evening and Boys’ Brigade is on a Thursday evening. These are all open to boys and girls of primary and secondary school age. Everyone will be made most welcome. Just come along.

There are other groups who meet in the church each week.

The Learning Together Group meets on a Wednesday night at 7pm. Come along to join with others to discuss the Bible.

If you like to have a coffee come along to the Tuesday Coffee and Chat at 10 am. (You can also get toast if you want it!)

The Craft and Hobbies doesn’t meet over the winter time. I will let you know the date for starting again in the new year.

You will be made very welcome at all of these and if you want any information about any of these or any of the many groups who use the church, just ask and we can let you know!!! If you want to add anyone to the prayer list, please let me know. I know that folks do appreciate your prayers.

Let me know if you would like to add anything to this newsletter too.

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Scripture: His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." John 2:5

I know at least one or two teachers in my schools who are getting married this year and are so excited that it is 2019 now! Especially the one whose wedding is in April – not long away at all…. and panic is setting in there. 

Have you ever been to a wedding where something went wrong? 

It does happen. I heard about a wedding when the minister called the bride by the wrong name throughout the entire ceremony.

Bill once phoned his boss to ask questions about a job not realising it was his daughter’s wedding and so the father of the bride's phone rang during the speeches!! At least he gave all the guests a good laugh at the time! 

At least that’s what they said!!

If there are little children involved in the ceremony as flower girls or the ring bearers, that provides many opportunities for funny moments.

In today's Bible verse, Jesus went to a wedding. It was a big event and almost everyone in the town of Cana was there. Not only Jesus, but his disciples and Mary, his mother, were there too.

After the wedding ceremony, there was a huge feast, but then a terrible thing happened. They ran out of wine! What could the bride's father do? He was sure that from that day on, he would be known as the father who didn't buy enough wine for his daughter's wedding feast.

The mother of Jesus heard what had happened and she didn't want her friend to be embarrassed, so she went looking for Jesus. When she found him, she said, "They don't have any more wine."

Jesus answered, "Dear woman, why have you come to me? My time has not yet come."

But Mary was not discouraged. She turned to the servants and said, "Do whatever he tells you to do." Near the place where they were standing, there were six large stone water jars. Each jar would hold twenty or thirty gallons of water.

"Fill the jars with water," Jesus said to the servants. So, they filled all the jars to the top. Then Jesus said to them, "Now take some out and give it to the master of the feast." The servants took the water to the master. When he tasted it, the water had turned to wine.

The master of the wedding called the bridegroom and said to him, "Most people serve the best wine first. Later, after the guests have been drinking a lot, they serve the cheaper wine. But you have saved the best wine till now."

So, at the wedding in Cana, Jesus performed his first miracle. There he showed his glory, and his followers believed in him.

Because the servants did what Jesus told them to do, a good thing happened. Jesus wants good things to happen in our life too. If we do what Jesus tells us to do, good things will happen to us too.

Father, we thank you for sending your Son. Help us to do what he has told us to do in your Holy Word. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen

There are so many people who need our prayers and our list of names is growing longer. The best gift anyone can give to another is to pray for him or her. When someone is going through a hard time it can make a world of difference to know that loving friends are praying for healing.

This week continue to pray for our many church friends - Christine, Vena, Sylvia, Sheena, Janet, Isobelle, Margaret, Jim and Nancy, Agnes and for Jean who is now in Kilbryde Hospice. Pray for all those who care for and support those who are ill at home and in hospital. There are so many of our church family dependent on those who are in the caring profession and would find life more difficult without their day by day care.

We have been asked to pray for 3-month-old Jackson who is seriously ill in hospital.  

Church is on each Sunday followed by tea and coffee in the hall so come along and worship with us at 11 am. 

God bless

Laura

Laura Fleming- Session Clerk