Building on the Rock


Sunday 22nd March 2020

Rev John Kirkpatrick

This was a Pre Recorded Service and we tried to upload the whole file with singing as well but the file this week is too big.

From next week we will upload just the sermon as usual but please go to our You Tube Channel to watch the full service.  The link is below but if it doesnt work just search Portrush Presbyterain Church in the search bar at the top of You Tube.




It’s still springtime in Portrush

This is a new time and a time for new things.  It may be a time to stop  some things but then to discover others. We will discover new ways to look after our church family and community.

Don’t try to do everything but there will be one or two things God will have set for each of us to do. If we concentrate on prayerfully doing these  as well as we can this will be enough.

Here are a few thoughts :-

  • It might be easier to pray for a short time but more often. Through our different means; Church Facebook page and church emails and texts we will try to send just enough information to help here.
  • This is a good time to read maybe on the kindle or some other books we have found inspiring to stimulate our faith.
  • If we are fit and able to have space to walk it is a good way to keep our minds at rest.


God is fully God in every season of life and all that is happening  now has a place in his greater purposes. His purposes are good. In time, we might begin to understand  more about this  but we do know for sure that we can rest in his hands. He is able to bring us through stronger and wiser.  If we look to Him in trust and faith we will be like that tree that is planted by the stream which flourishes even as the circumstances become hostile and threatening.

Read slowly the passage and pray it into your heart and for us all.


“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,

whose trust is the Lord.

He is like a tree planted by water,

that sends out its roots by the stream,

and does not fear when heat comes,

for its leaves remain green,

and is not anxious in the year of drought,

for it does not cease to bear fruit.”


Your friend and Pastor

Rev John


Our Services are 10.30am & 6.30pm each Sunday.

Sunday School for children up to Year 10 and takes place during the morning service.

Crèche is available during the morning service.

Everyone is welcome at all our services.