Church Service on 8 March 2014 at 11am 

The Service was held in St. Peter’s as usual at 11am

The Opening Prayer was give by Chris Esom
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Hymns were led by George Henderson

Hymn 1 – To God Be The Glory
Hymn 2 – Who Is On The Lord’s Side?

Announcements were given by George Henderson and included:
*Michelle Rose, daughter in law of David, is now half way through her treatment for cancer. This is making her feel very tired and sick. She now has a blood clot in her arm requiring more drugs to remove it. Michelle and her husband have a young child.
*Many of us here know John Shroeder. He had a cardiac arrest, fell and hit his head. He is now in a critical condition. Please pray for his wife Jan and their two sons. Their daughter Stephanie lives in Norwich. Her husband has dementia, and has now had to go into care while she visits her father.
*Irene Tibbenham also from Norwich, requests prayers for her brother Victor. He is soon to have surgery for bowel and liver cancer. His wife is due to give birth to their third child very soon. Please also pray for Irene’s younger sister also pregnant but has pre-eclampsia.
*Valerie Philo remains in Watford General Hospital.
*Maxwell Victor Senior has died. His children attend the London church.
*Kevin Harris thanks us for our prayers. His operation went well and is now recovering at home.
*The Luton Quiz night is on the 29th of March. The service begins at 3p.m. and the meal at 6p.m. Please contact Dorothy Beardsmore or Daria Fowler if you wish to attend.
*Gareth Hewitt, a singer songwriter of Contemporary Hymns, will be giving a concert in the Free Baptist Church in Marshalswick St.Albans on March 14th.
*The Watford New Hope Trust, celebrates its 24th birthday on Sunday 23rd March. This will take place in St.Peter’s church at 7p.m.
*The annual Chapel clean up will take place on Friday 11th April. Please contact Irene Wilson for details.
*There has been flooding in Burundi and many people have lost their homes. None of our members have been affected but they do need some funding, and our church has helped them from our emergency fund.
*In the U.S.A. Marie Allworth has died of cancer. Her husband is a retired G.C.I. pastor.
*Lexi Ellis has had a regrowth of a brain tumour and some bleeding.  She was to have surgery last Thursday. Please pray also for her husband Mark and all their family.
*Anthea Lipross is now recovering from her heart operation. The mass they saw was a large blood clot which was removed, and a mitral valve replaced. Anthea and her husband Roger thank everyone for their prayers.
*Two years ago, we prayed for a premature baby called Royce. His parents thank us because now he is fine and doing well.
*Ann Nadim thanks everyone who has put money in the box to pay the postage to send knitted tops to orphans in South Africa. It costs £5-£8 for each parcel. In the last 2.1/2 years, we have sent 25 parcels. Thanks to all the knitters also.

Hymn 3 – Here Is Love

James Esom leads Intercessory PrayerIntercessory Prayer was led by James Esom and included:
*Time seems to go so quickly for us, but not for God. He created everything and has time to listen to us when we turn to him in prayer.
*Thanks for today and everyday. We have no fear to come here, as many have around the world. Thankyou for this lovely weather. Help those still affected by the floods.
*Please help those unable to be here. Thanks for our friends and families, our Fellowship, church leaders and teachers for the children.  Thankyou for the table outside and for the preparation for the main message today.
*We are greatly blessed in this country. There is so much unrest in the world. Please help the world leaders to bring peace to Ukraine.
*We ask your help and healing for Stuart Powell, Anthea Lipross, Kevin Harris, Valerie Philo, Judy Harper, Ruth Edwards, Michelle Rose, Lexi Ellis, John Shroeder and his family. Also please help Irene Tibbenham and her family.
*Please help Nancy Silcox to get fully well again.
*Please comfort the family of Marie Allworth and Maxwell Victor Senior.
*We leave all these people in your hands.

Hymn 4 – Lord I Come To You

Bible openThe Sermon was given by Olivier Carion.  God has a plan and we are part of it. In Titus 2:6-8, Paul explains that Titus should teach the young to be a good example in their actions. So that no one can say anything bad about them. In verse 9, he says that servants should also try to please their masters. So that they might adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. Verse 10.  Slaves helped their masters with their adornments. How did they do this?
Through their character and behaviour and trustworthiness. Our new life is in Christ.  Galations 2:20. We adorn ourselves with Christ. The gospel glorifies Christ. We are all encouraged to adorn the gospel. We should all reflect the beauty of the gospel as a tribute to
God. Titus 2:11-14.

The Final Hymn was Rejoice The Lord Is King after which the Closing Prayer was given by Bill Wilson.

Children’s Church took place during the Sermon Time.
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