Dear church members and friends,
Greetings and best wishes from the servant-leaders of your Dublin West SDA Church. May God’s grace provide for all your needs. Our church building remains closed, but our church as an entity continues as we believe the church is the living body of Christ.
Sabbath church meetings
We are meeting tomorrow at 10am for a complete service including: devotional and prayer session, Sabbath School and sermon. The link stays the same:
Meeting ID: 457-705-2884
Weekdays church meetings
During the week we organise three other meetings, each with its own target audience.
- Tuesday night, at 8pm, we meet for a Bible study based on the current lesson in the Sabbath School study.
- Wednesday night, from 6:30 to 8pm, we meet for a midweek Prayer meeting where we share our prayer requests, praises and thanks, worries and hopes.
- Thursday night, at 8pm, the Youth from Dublin West along with those from Romanian church are studying the Gospel according to John.
For the following Sabbath, 2 May, we are invited to a different program – Irish Mission ONLINE Day of Fellowship. It will cover the usual parts, only that all participants will be the Ministerial team – pastors – in the Irish Mission. More details for connection link, hours and other useful info will be shared in due time. (Accordingly, there will not be other program specific for Dublin West on that day.)
We paid the rent for the current month as we want to keep a good relationship during this crisis with our hosts. Some other expenses covered a help towards Grace’s family after her tragic loss of life.
For your donations (tithes and offerings) these times, please use the online payment via bank transfer to: AIB Bank, Account Dublin West SDA Church, IBAN: IE24 AIBK 9325 1567 4190 53
Pray for those in need
We have been blessed to be kept alive during all this time. Some families have been affected by the virus and we keep praying for them, while offering our help when needed. If you want to support better, please get in touch and join us on Wednesday for our prayer meeting. We uplift in prayer all our frontline workers.
ACS ready to help
If anyone in need, please let us know. Your church board members are ready to help in any way needed. A word of thanks to all those who are doing it in secret. God will reward you also.
If you are helping in any ways, and need a document from us for your essential travel, please get in touch with us. We have provided such letters for those who needed them while delivering food. Once again, thank you also.
IM will become SDACI
On the Irish Mission Facebook page pastor Dan Serb posted a video regarding new developments in our becoming an entity recognised by the Irish government, that is a charity in good standing.
Our organisation in Ireland will be known as SDACI – Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ireland. Some more news will come as the process is going on its last phases, and we’ll be informed of all the changes such a recognition will imply.
2nd Building in Dublin
On the same video (and post) there were more info about the future building that will serve the churches in Dublin. While the project seems to become a desired reality, there are some issues that raised serious concerns to our church board members.
Accordingly we have forwarded a letter with our position to the IM Executive Committee asking for clarifications and expressing our desire that the current project will be significantly revised. If anyone wants more details, please get in touch with the members of our local church board as they have been fully informed.
We do pray for our leaders and the members of Irish Mission Executive Committee!
A word for the coming week
“You are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In Him you are also being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:19-22)