Lord’s Supper Service on 13 April 2014 at 7:30pm In St. John’s Church, Radlett 

The Lord’s Supper Service began with David Silcox welcoming every and speaking of the tragedy and triumph both celebrated in this evening Service before leading the congregation in singing three hymns: 

Hymn 1.  In Thy Lovingkindness, Lord
Hymn 2.  Meekness And Majesty
Hymn 3.  Here Is Love, Vast As The ocean
David begins the Lord's Supper Service

FOOTWASHING SERVICE:  David continued, saying that Jesus came not to be served but to serve and that this first portion of our Service was about our following his example of service, pictured in the Footwashing Service. 

There was a reading by Linda Halford.  John 13:2-17 is the passage about Jesus washing the disciples’ feet.
Linda Halford gives a reading David continued by reminding us that the footwashing ceremony typifies humility and service, not just in washing someone else’s feet, but in letting someone else wash yours! 
Mike Barlow takes part of the Service 2

TAKING BREAD:  Mike Barlow read from John 6, were verse 35 says Jesus is the bread of life—a gift from God.  In verse 39 the Israelites at manna and yet they died, but if you eat of Jesus you will live forever-verse 44 when death will be swallowed up in victory.  Jesus died that we might live. 
1 Corinthians 2:10 shows that in partaking of the bread of life we share in the life of Christ.  1 Peter 2:20  we as Christians are dependent on Christ for eternal life just as we depend on food now for our physical life.  Eating this symbolic bread demonstrates our committment to live for righteousness.
In Luke 22:14-19 Jesus took bread, gave thanks, broke it and gave it to them saying, take, eat, for this is my body given for you.
Mike prayed a blessing over the bread and was joined by David Silcox in breaking the bread, after which the ushers passed the bread to the participants.
The wine is passedTAKING WINE:  David Silcox reminded us that we are bought with a price and saved by the blood of Christ, poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.  Hebrews 9:11  says that Christ by his blood became the mediator of the new covenant and as our ransom to set men free, to reconcile mankind to himself.
David prayed a blessing over the wine, after which the ushers passed the wine to the participants.
The wine is blessedMike Barlow continued the Service by reading John 15:1-26 where Jesus says he is the true vine and we are to abide in him and bear much fruit.  He sent the Comforter to abide in us and by him we love one another.  Take courage—Jesus has overcome the world. 

David concluded the Service reading excerpts from John 17, Jesus’ last prayer, where he prayed for each one of us—those who believe on Him through the testimony of the disciples word contained in the bible for us.  Jesus prayed that we may be one in Christ as He is one with the Father.  Hebrews 13:20-21  May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus…equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen 

The Closing Hymn was I Stand Amazed In The Presence
Lord's Supper Powerpoint Screen

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