Church Service on 22 March 2014 at 11am

IMG_1050The Service was held in St. Peter’s as usual at 11am.

The Opening Prayer was given by Pat Newton

Hymns were led by George Henderson:
Hymn 1 – Fill Thou My Life
Hymn 2 – O Worship The King

Announcements given by George Henderson and included:
*Watford Churches Together and Christians Across Watford, have variousevents planned for the summer. For details please contact George Henderson or Irene Wilson.

IMG_1046Presentation:  Sueann Henderson then presented Christine Templeman with gift vouchers. She thanked Christine and Brian for all their hard work for our church.  We have all enjoyed many occasions at Well End. We will miss them and wish them every happiness in their new home in Northamptonshire.

Hymn 3 – Be Still

Phillip HalfordIntercessory Prayer was led by Phillip Halford and included:
*What is intercessory prayer? We plead with God for ourselves and others. We should pray without ceasing. It is a powerful tool against the spiritual darkness in this world. Ephesians 6:12.
*We are very blessed to meet here in peace and safety. We know you are there and we can come to you. You know every person on the earth. We have understanding second to none and can preach the gospel.
*We pray for Sueann’s cousin Nancy because her family is in great tragedy at this time.
*We must have love and concern for all. We pray for Pauline Bell of our Manchester church. We must not forget our own members here in this church. Margaret Silcox, Jack Stokes and Valerie Philo.
*We pray for the world situation and those troubled by wars. Please guide the leaders of Iraq, Egypt, Syria and now Ukraine.
*We pray for the relatives and friends of those on the missing Malaysian jet. Please make known where it is and guide those searching to it.
*It is a terrible thing to hear of Christians persecuting Muslims. This should not be happening. This is Satan’s world. How we long for the day when there will be no more tears, death or sorrow. Revelation 21:4. Please speed that day and let your will be done on
earth as it is in Heaven.

Hymn 4 – As The Deer
Hymn 5 – There is a Redeemer

IMAG0807The Sermon was given by Mike Barlow.  What is most important to us? Sometimes called the prime directive. Jesus tells us to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness in Matthew 6:33. God will need righteous people to serve in his kingdom. In verses 19-34, Jesus teaches us not to worry and be overly concerned about everything. We should get our mind on right things. We can’t serve God and mammon. Verse 24. We should pray each day. In Matthew 5:10 Jesus says blessed are those persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. It is like a complete package for us.  Righteousness is living as Jesus did. We have to study God’s word in the Bible to learn how to live this way. It is like a training period for our future role. We must grow in grace and knowledge. 2 Peter 3:18. We must not just obey the big things like the 10 commandments found in Exodus 20, but also the small things found in 1 Corinthians 13. The greatest of these is love. Verse 13. We need these qualities. We should set our minds on things above. Colossians 3:1-17. Study and learn what values and morals we should have, and hunger and thirst for righteousness. Always treat others as we would like to be treated.

The Final Hymn was Stand up Stand up for Jesus, after which the Closing Prayer was given by Sueann Henderson.

IMAG0810Children’s Church was held during the Sermon time.  In the Young Person’s Church today we looked at how God sees people. Saul was the most handsome man in Israel and a foot taller than all the other men, but he didn’t do what God wanted. David was young and not even considered by his father, but God told Samuel to choose him. God looks on the heart, and David’s was right, even though he made mistakes. There were many descendants of David, and some were probably rich and could have offered a better home and standard of living, and lived in the right place. God, however, chose a humble young woman, living 100 miles away to be the mother of Jesus. It took the Roman government to get Joseph and Mary to the right place so that Jesus could be born in Bethlehem.  The teachers were Caroline and Peter.

The Service was followed by refreshments in the church hall.



Bricket Wood Bible Study 2 in January 2014The Bricket Wood Bible Study was held in the St. Stephen’s Parish Centre upstairs room as normal.  This study is held bi-weekly and is at present looking through the book of Psalms with an eye for Messianic Passages.  Anyone is welcome to join us for the Bible Study and refreshments afterwards.  We begin at 7:30pm.

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