Easter Sunday 12th April 2020

Due to Corona Virus restrictions in place all Church services and activities are suspended.

 A Facebook Page for the 4 churches has been set up by Rev Derek Mc Kelvey. He has posted a number of services for Easter week and for Easter Sunday on this facebook page. Check in with the link below. If you would like to chat to Derek his phone number is 07788665202 or you can private message him on the Inishowen 4 facebook page. Derek will post a Sunday service next week again.

Inishowen 4: Greenbank, Hillhead, Malin, Moville. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=inishowen%204%20greenbank%20hillhead%20malin%20moville&epa=SEARCH_BOX

.Easter Morn —Email from Rev Drew Abernethy.

Kathleen; Kathleen S; Barbara and Florence… Oh how I long that you ALL may knock the very real presence of our Wonderful; Glorious, Risen Saviour this Easter Day… For tomorrow is……

Easter Sunday…The beginning of a new week. The celebration of a new age. The anniversary of the death of death 
The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed. Jesus lives! He Lives For ever! 
Because he lives – We too shall live. 
This is the day to give thanks – And celebrate – And rejoice will all our being.
In the God who made us: In the Saviour who suffered for us.  Died for us.  And is risen again. AMEN  John Piper has written a little book just published in March of this year: ‘Coronavirus and Christ.’ (you can download it)  Page 50 of the Book.. He writes….‘Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Matt. 10:29–31)

Not one sparrow falls but by God’s plan. Not one virus moves but by God’s plan. This is meticulous sovereignty. And what does Jesus say next? Three things: You are of more value than many sparrows. The hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not.

Why not? In Christ we are not his dispensable pawns. We are his valued children. “You are of more value than many sparrows.”  This is the secret…. knowing that the same sovereignty that could stop the coronavirus, yet doesn’t, is the very sovereignty that sustains the soul in it.  And not only sustains, but sees to it that everything, bitter and sweet, works together for our good—the good of those who love God and are called in Christ (Rom. 8:28–30).That kind of rock-solid confidence in the face of death has emboldened Christ’s people for two thousand years. The truth of God’s wise and good sovereignty has been the stabilizing power for thousands of Christians in the sacrifices of love.The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed. Jesus lives! For ever! Because he lives – We too shall live.  Every Blessing your Brother and Sister in Christ Drew and Liz.