Historic occasion at Derryanville

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Derryanville Methodist Church will celebrate a historic day on Sunday, May 24.

They will be remembering John Wesley’s evangelical conversion with an open-air service in the church car park at 3pm, to which all are invited.

Rev David Mullan, superintendent of the Portadown Circuit 1991-99, will be the guest speaker.

It was on May 24th, 1738, that John Wesley, founder of Methodism, went very unwillingly to a Society in Aldersgate Street, London, where someone was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans.

He said: “About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed.

“I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me, that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.”

Incidentally, Sunday, May 31, is also a special day for Derryanville, as at 12 noon they have their Sunday School Anniversary Service with Mrs Ruth Lavery speaking. Again, all are welcome.