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PLEASE NOTE: ALL WEEKLY EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - click here
Sunday Online Service Transmission:
NEW Sunday mornings - Sunday School video and links to activities: click here
This is the link for this Sunday's services, available from 10.30 for English service and 15.00 for Portuguese service:
Click on the relevant date/service. If the streaming doesn’t begin right away you will need to be patient and let the video load as there will be many using this service at once. Don’t click the video repeatedly as it will clog up the system for everyone. Thank you
Please watch the video right though to begin with and it will be available for everyone. If you don't succeed right away, we would encourage you to try later in the day.
For access to future recordings please see below.
Dear Church family and friends around the world.
We are sorry that, once again, we are unable to hold services on our premises and continue our normal activities at the moment due to the pandemic. Perhaps many of you are restricted to your homes and unable to go to any church service in person, so we are currently working very hard trying to make sure the technology is working properly, in order for us to be able to continue broadcasting our services online.
We have decided to keep the services open to view for everyone at the moment due to all the admin involved in setting this new system up.
You can view this week’s service by clicking the link below, then clicking on the relevant date/service. The English service will be available in the morning and the Portuguese service in the afternoon (see above for times).
If you would like to register for your own password (which you will need in the future to view online services) please send in a request for Isabel Ferreira. email@example.com
We want to express our love to all our church family scattered across the Algarve and around the world and want you to know we are praying for you.
If you have a particular prayer request please send that to Malcolm and Leonie Jarrett (00351-926489627 or firstname.lastname@example.org) who will pass your request on to our prayer ministry team. For those not using a Portuguese phone please call us using WhatsApp if possible.
We would encourage you to keep connected with the church family by making contact with those you know by phone and other electronic means to make sure everyone is ok. Why not give someone a call today?
Offerings. Due to the fact that people are unable attend the church at the moment, there is no opportunity for people to give of their tithes and offerings and continue to support the work of the International church. If you would like to make a donation to this ministry you can do so via online banking, bank transfer, John 3 trust in the UK and, shortly, PayPal - which we are trying to set up at the moment. For any information you require please contact our treasurer Isabel Ferreira - email@example.com. You can also find the bank details in our church newsletter.
We pray that you are blessed and encouraged by the online services and that God protects each one of us during these difficult times.
Every blessing in Christ.
* ART EXHIBITION (online) - Extended to 30th June: click for details *
10:30 Worship and Bible teaching service with Sunday School (In English with translation into Portuguese and German upon request)
Communion Service on 1st Sunday of each month
15:30 Portuguese worship and Bible teaching with Sunday School (Sermon notes in English available)
19:00 Portuguese Bible study every second week with Mother's/ladies meeting every other week.
10:30 English Bible study group
12:00 - 16:00 Coffee Shop
19:00 Youth meeting
Dates for your Diary
May 18th - 31st - Art exhibition online: click for details
Sunday 7th June, 10.30 - Joint Service for the Persecuted Church
Saturday 24th October - Opening of International Theological & Leadership College (ITLC)
Sunday 25th October - 35th Anniversary of IECA, worship service
We regret that CampSonshine Portugal 2020 has been cancelled. Because of Covid-19, the decision was based on the safety of our leaders, campers and their families, and the fact that in order for our camps to be successful we have between 40 – 50 leaders coming from various countries.