Church Service on 15 March 2014 at 11am 

David giving the sermonThe Service was held in St. Peter’s as usual at 11am. 

The Opening Prayer was given by Sue Ann Henderson 

2012-04-21 George Henderson introducing worshipAnnouncements were given by George Henderson and included:
*See George for a list of the Lent Services of Churches Together
*There is to be a celebration for New Hope Trust at St. Peter’s on Sunday evening 23rd March at 7pm.  You are welcome to come along
*The Northampton Event will be June 14 this year.  dominique Alsendor from Paris will be speaking at the Service, which will be followed by an evening activity
*Irene Tibbenham’s sister had her baby by ceasarian.  Thank you for your prayers
*John Ross Schroeder died last Saturday aged 77 years old.  The funeral will be next Friday 21st March.  It will take place at noon in the function room of Batchwood Park Golf Club, London Road, Rickmansworth WD3 1JS through a separate entrance to the function room on the right hand side of the building, with the burial afterwards at 1:30pm in the nearby Woodcock Hill Cemetery, Woodcock Hill, Harefield Road, Rickmansworth WD3 1PD.  A reception will be held after the burial in the same function room.  If you intend to attend please let them know for catering purposes by calling 07455733283 or email Ichs2161@gmail.com .
*Jackie King, wife of an Elder in Missouri asks for prayers for a spinal problem.  she is to undergo surgery.
*Lexie Ellis’ surgery was successful and she is recovering.
*Valerie Philo is still in Watford Hospital
*George Henderson is to have heart surgery to replace a valve.  Please pray for his healing. 

nancysilcoxHymns were led by Nancy Silcox with a theme of ‘What A Faithful God Have I’:
Hymn 1.  The Lord Is My Shepherd (Townend)
Hymn 2.  In Christ Alone
Hymn 3.  God Will Make A Way 

A Video was shown with Joseph Tkach Speaking of Life, entitled ‘Despite Our Doubt

Bible on the altarIntercessory Prayer was offered by Bill Wilson and included:
*It is a pleasure to come worship, singing praises and bringing things to you in prayer, Lord.  Thank you for what you have done for us and for hearing us.  Thank you also for the dry weather and spring flowers.
*Help those searching for the aircraft that has disappeared with over 200 people on board.  Comfort the relatives of the passengers and give them hope.
*Be with the Crimean Referendom tomorrow—we pray for peace in this troubled area
*We pray for the broken hearted with special thought for the school where Bill’s grandchildren attend which is closed tomorrow for a funeral of one of the pupils who died of cancer.
*Comfort and e with the family of James Henderson as he buries his mother this week.  Also comfort the friends and relatives of John Schroeder.
*We pray for Valerie Philo in hospital
*We remember the unemployed who are distressed and anxious.  Encourage them and help them to find work.
*Thank you for the successful operation and we ask your complete healing for Lexie Ellis.
*New Hope Trust is about to celebrate an anniversary—bless their ministry and service in the Watford area.
*We pray for the pastor’s wife who has spine problems and for our own elder, George, with a faulty heart valve—heal him and if he must have an operation, guide bless and heal as it is your will.
*Put it on our hearts to care and share the gospel with a needy world. 

Hymn 4.  What A Faith God Have I
Hymn 5.  We Praise Thee, O God, Our Redeemer 

David gives the sermonThe Message was given by David Silcox.  As we approach the most meaningful time of the year for a Christian, that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus, we often read a section of scripture in John 6 that tells us sadly, that some heard Jesus say unless you eat my body and drink my blood, in verses 47-66.  The Old Testament prohibited the eating of human flesh or the consumption of blood so they could not understand his saying and left off following him.  This was after Jesus fed the 5000 (John 6:5-14) and walked on water (John 6:15-21).  Peter’s response, even though he did not yet understand, was, ‘Where else would we go?  You have the words of Eternal Life.” (John 6:67 &68)
When we take the bread and wine, we are acknowledging Jesus as the bread of life (John 6:48), as the Resurrection (John 11:25), as The Way, The Truth and The Life (John 14:6). 

The final Hymn was It Is Well With My Soul
after which the Closing Prayer was led by Irene Wilson 

Fellowship continued over refreshments in the church hall.  
Children's Church

There was Children’s Church during the Sermon time. The children looked at some slides of Bangladesh and were taught a little about the country and the missionary work our fellowship is doing there. As one of the slides showed Psalm 23:1 in Bengali and in English, the children learnt part of this Psalm and did some word searches about it.

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