Church News Daily

Welcome to our News Daily and Blog page. Here you will find news, information and messages from Stephen.

There will also be a post with a thought for today from Stephen and members of the congregation.  

Challenge for Today – 4th June

By Stephen Richmond | Jun 4, 2020 |

A challenge for you from Oswald and Pauline Can you find 30 books of the Bible hidden in this passage?

This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane  seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied  for hours. He enjoyed it so much that he passed it on to some friends. One  friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his John-boat. Another  friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was  so intrigued by it, she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column.

Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving that she brews  a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That’s a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the books are not necessarily capitalised. Truthfully from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in these paragraphs. During a recent fundraising event, which features this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi Lemonade booth set a new sales record.

The local paper, the Chronicle, surveyed over 50 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, “the books are all right here in plain view, hidden from sight”. Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may help is that books Timothy and Samuel appear without their numbers. Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers.

Remember, there is no need for a mass exodus, there really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in these paragraphs waiting to be found.

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Bible Study Tonight – 4th June

By Stephen Richmond | Jun 4, 2020 |

Tonight’s bible study and prayer at 8pm.

Why not join us and encourage one another

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3519708146

Meeting ID for all our zoom meetings

Meeting ID: 351 970 8146

Everyone welcome

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500km Charity Challenge

By Stephen Richmond | Jun 2, 2020 |

This week last year some of us were climbing mountains and Jim was cycling to raise money for Liberia. Anna is undertaking a challenge this month for the same cause if anyone would like to support her click the link below.

Stephen Richmond

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Ministers Message – 2nd June

By Stephen Richmond | Jun 2, 2020 |

People all around the world singing God’s grace

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PCI Church News – 31st May

By Stephen Richmond | May 31, 2020 |

The installation of the new Moderator of the General Assembly Rev. David Bruce will be held at 7.00pm on Monday 1st June 2020.

This will be live-streamed from the Assembly Hall and therefore available for everyone to watch by following the link that will be on the main PCI website www.presbyterianireland.org.

Please Note: This link will be ‘active’ on the PCI website from about 6.45pm on Monday 1st June.

Stephen.

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Kid’s Materials – 29th May

By Stephen Richmond | May 29, 2020 |

The latest Edgar video is available online now on Facebook and on the Kid’s Videos and Materials page. Watch the video and download this weeks worksheet.

This weeks story from Mark 2 is the same one we will be looking at on Sunday.

Enjoy the great weather and God bless.

Stephen

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Asialink – Good News Stories

By Stephen Richmond | May 29, 2020 |

Gordon sharing some good news stories from Asia

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AsiaLink Update – May 2020

By Stephen Richmond | May 27, 2020 |

An update from asialink that we support as a congregation. A reminder of the blessing we have of access to the good news of Jesus when so many in our world have never heard.

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Kid’s Materials 22nd May

By Stephen Richmond | May 22, 2020 |

This weeks Kid’s materials are available on the website now. This week Edgar is walking on water!

Watch the Video and download the worksheet here.

Kid's Materials 22nd May

Edgar reading some of his fan mail ????????????

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Minister’s Message – 22nd May

By Stephen Richmond | May 22, 2020 |

Thought I would share this link for you.

https://www.presbyterianireland.org/thesethreeremain

It takes you to a range of materials PCI is producing at the minute including prayer materials. Podcasts and daily reflections. They are well worth a look

Stephen

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