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Mayor and Mayoress are special guests at
First Lisburn Presbyterian Church

Pictured at First Lisburn Presbyterian Church on Sunday 10th September are L to R:  The Rev John Brackenridge, the Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn and the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn, Perry Reid - Clerk of Session and Tom Whyte - Organist. Matt Craig - Youth Director at First Lisburn (second from left) is pictured after distributing Student Packs to three young members of the congregation about to start University courses.  L to R:  Greg Thompson, Neil Graham and Ian Robinson.

Pictured at First Lisburn Presbyterian Church on Sunday 10th September are L to R:  The Rev John Brackenridge, the Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn and the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn, Perry Reid - Clerk of Session and Tom Whyte - Organist.

Matt Craig - Youth Director at First Lisburn (second from left) is pictured after distributing Student Packs to three young members of the congregation about to start University courses.  L to R:  Greg Thompson, Neil Graham and Ian Robinson.

The Right Worshipful the Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn and the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn were the special guests at morning worship in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church on Sunday 10th September on this their third visit to churches in the Lisburn City Council area during their term in office.

The minister, the Rev John Brackenridge gave the call to worship and the congregation joined him in welcoming the Mayor and Mayoress.  In his address Mr Brackenridge spoke on the theme ‘wanderers and strangers’.  During the service to mark - ‘PCI Racial Justice Sunday’, Ernie Cromie led Prayers of Intercession on Racial Justice.  Readings were taken from Matthew 2:13-15 and Luke 9: 57-62 and the Old Testament lesson from Genesis 12:1-9 was read by Richard McNeight.  Organist Tom Whyte and the church choir led the praise: and the hymns included – And can it be, Jesus is greater than the greatest heroes, My Jesus, my Saviour, How deep the Father’s love and Love divine, all loves excelling.  The blessing was - May God’s blessing surround you each day and the anthem was Panis Angelicus.

Matt Craig - Youth Director at First Lisburn, led the Act of Commissioning for Mark Robinson, a member of the congregation who will leave on Thursday 21st September to spend ten months working with the international Christian organization - Latin Link, on an individual ‘Stride’ placement to Mexico City Mission. Twenty-one year old Mark will be involved in working with street children, teaching English to local children, holding sports activities and helping out at a local Church.

Matt also distributed Student Packs to three young members of the congregation about to start University courses.  Greg Thompson - will study English and Education Studies at Durham; Neil Graham - will study Architecture at Chelmsford and Ian Robinson - will study Computer Science at Coleraine.

For more information on Mark Robinson’s ten-month missionary outreach in Mexico, click on: Mark Robinson’s ten-month missionary outreach work in Mexico