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September Smiles

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Two elderly academics-one retired history professor, the other a retired professor of psychology-had been persuaded by their wives to take a weeks holiday on Spain`s Costa del Sol. As they sat in their shorts on the hotel balcony one balmy evening sipping glasses of wine, the history professor turned to the psychology professor and said, “Have you read Marx?”

“Yes”, answered the professor of psychology, “I think it must be these wicker chairs.”


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The Twenty Third Channel

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The TV is my shepherd, I shall not want.Picture1

It makes me lie down on the sofa

It leads me away from the faith

It destroys my soul

It leads me in the paths of sex and violence

For the sponsors` sake.

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September 2015 Calendar

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  • 6th: John Lavric (communion service)
  • 13th: John Coul
  • 20th: John Lavric
  • 27h: Dr Annang
  • 4th Oct: 11am -John Lavric;
  • 4th Oct: 6:30pm – Feast of Tabernacles Celebration


Bible study groups, all at 7.30pm:

  • Every Wednesday at Glen & Debbies
  • Every Thursday at Margarets
  • Friday 4th, 11th & 18th at Andy & Karens


Mens prayer breakfasts, all at 7.30pm:

  • 5th at Andys
  • 19th at Paul`s


 Prayer meetings:  Every Sunday at 7pm at Jills

Ashgrove Service Wednesday 2nd at 2.30pm

August 2015

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  • 2nd : John Lavric (communion service)august-2015-calendar
  • 9th : Andrew MacRae
  • 16th : John Lavric
  • 23h : John Lavric
  • 30th : Andy King

Bible study groups, all at 7.30pm:

  • Every Wednesday at Glen & Debbies
  • Every Thursday at Margarets
  • 7th & 14th at Andy & Karens

Mens prayer breakfasts, all at 7.30pm:

  • 1st h at Glens
  • 15th at Steve
  • 5th Sept at Andys

Prayer meetings: Every Sunday at 7pm at Margarets


Ashgrove Service: Tuesday 18th at 2.30pm

1984 and all that!

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In 1984, the rock/pop band The Police won Grammy Awards for the song “Every Breath You take”. It’s a great song and is considered to be one of their best. It’s a song about intrusive, complete surveillance…”every breath you take, every move you make, I’ll be watching you.” How appropriate the awards were won in 1984. That’s the title of George Orwell’s classic book about a future totalitarian regime that knows and records everything you do and even what you think. “Nineteen Eighty-Four” is where we get now ubiquitous terms like Big Brother, the thought-police and newspeak from. Read the rest of this entry »

Praise and Worship

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Here are three videos of songs we are planning to teach in the congregation over the coming few weeks. The first, God my Rock, written by Paul Baloche and Brenton Brown, is based on Psalms 61 and 62 and is a declaration of Gods strength in our weakness (the song actually begins 5 minutes 42 seconds into the film).

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July 2015

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  • 5th: Dr Annang
  • 12th John Lavric
  • 19th Steve Poulson
  • 26th John Lavric

Bible study groups, all at 7.30pm:

  • Every Wednesday at Glen & Debbies
  • Every Thursday at Margarets
  • 3rd & 10th at Andy & Karens


Mens prayer breakfasts, all at 7.30pm:

  •  4th at Glens
  • 18th at Pauls
  • 1st August TBA

Prayer meetings:

 Every Sunday at 7pm at Anns

Godly legacy

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Sometimes I wake up with a deep and clear line of thinking going on in my subconscious. It’s funny what can trigger it off. Last week I was browsing on Twitter and came across a photo of an old friend of mine from our church youth days. He was pictured with his 6mth old grandson and in the caption he was called Grandad. It made me smile and brought back many happy memories of what was a truly superb youth group back in the late 70’s at the Full Gospel Church on Pasture St in Grimsby. Click here to continue reading…

An angel in Liverpool?

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I’m taking you back to wartime Liverpool at the height of the Blitz, where street communities were close and everybody knew each other.

On one particular morning, a small dark complexioned stranger, never seen before, knocked on every door on the street warning the residents not to spend the coming evening and night at home. He was taken at his word by the whole street.

The next morning the residents returned to discover that the street had suffered a direct hit in the previous nights bombing raid. However, the stranger who had given the warning was never seen again. Was he an angel? My family believes he was – they lived on that street.

Allan Johnston.

Too many miles on the clock

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If my body was a car this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I’ve got bumps and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little bit dull. But that’s not the worst of it. My headlights are out of focus and it’s especially hard to see things up close. My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things, even in the best of weather.

It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed and my fuel rate burns inefficiently. But here’s the worst of it: Almost every time I sneeze or cough or splutter, either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires! 🙂