There was a Church Service on 24 January 2015 

The Service was held in St. Peter’s but at the earlier time of 10:30am. 

The Opening Prayer was given by Peter Beardsmore
2015-01-24 George Henderson with announcementsAnnouncements were given by George Henderson and included:
*Welcome to our Service on day 7 of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  The Theme for today is “Give me to drink” from John 4:7, 15 and the Service will be followed by brunch in the Church Hall to which everyone is invited.
*UCB UK (United Christian Broadcasting) is going to air Joseph Tkach’s Speaking of Life video clips.  The programmes are being aired on UCB and on SKY channel 584 on Thursdays and Fridays between 7.15 – 7.30 am and between 1.45 and 2.00pm, on Saturdays between 6.45 and 7.00 am., and on Sundays between 1.45 and 2.00 pm. These timings may vary. My thanks goes to Steven Dickson of our Glasgow congregation, who has helped us in adding the local UK and Irish ending to the videos. Let’s pray together for this initiative that people may listen and be inspired to begin and/or continue their relationship with Jesus Christ.
*Prayers are requested for Anna Burmajster who is scheduled to have a major operation on 28 January
*Gene Tikasene has died.  He is the brother-in-law of Shirley Henderson.
*Prayers are requested for Roger Gilbert, an elder in France, suffering with blood clots in the lungs
Nancy in April 2008
Hymns
were led by Nancy Silcox
Hymn 1.  Christ Is Surely Coming (to the tune of Land of Hope and Glory)

Speaking of Life:  Joseph Tkach Video Clip on the subject of Superlative Water

 

 

 

 

2015-01-03 Sue Ann & George leading worshipGeorge & Sue Ann Henderson led two hymns:
Hymn 2.  Teach Me To Dance
Hymn 3.  We Must Walk The Talk 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015-01-24 Irene Wilson & Joy Barlow prepare brunch

Intercessory Prayer was offered by Irene Wilson and included:
*We come boldly with confidence before our Father in Heaven to give thanks and ask for intercession
*We pray for the weak and vulnerable in our congregation and in our community during the cold weather and in this violent society
*The General election looms and we pray for the healing of the nation.  Give our leaders wisdom and guidance.
*We pray for the sick across Watford
*thank you for all the good that is carried out by your people, may they be a shining beacon in this dark world
*Thank you that we are united by your Spirit, symbolized by living water.  The well is truly deep
*We bless you and thank you for this living water as we worship you in spirit and in truth.

Hymn 4.  Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken
2015-01-24 Linda Halford gives a reading
Linda Halford gave a Reading from Romans 15:2-7

The Message was given by David Silcox, who began with a few minutes to meet and greet those around you.  Then he asked “What would you have said to the Samaritan woman?”!  Most people would not have gone anywhere near her, but Jesus said, “Give me a drink.”  The story can teach us how to make contact with others to bring opportunities to share the gospel.  Words that invite interaction and relationship.  Matthew 11:28 says come to me and I will give you rest.  Jesus issued an invitation to take my yoke and my burden.  He doesn’t say our burdens will disappear but that he helps us bear them and gives us rest.  We do have a responsibility to everyone we meet and come into contact with—to set a Christian example and to use our gifts to spread the good news—to offer that living water.  He finished with the prayer from the brochure:
God of life, who calls us to justice and peace,
May our security come not from arms, but from respect.
May our force be not of violence, but of love.
May our wealth be not in money, but in sharing.
May our unity be not in the quest of power,
but in the vulnerable witness to do your will.
Open and confident, may we share today and forever,
the bread of solidarity, justice and peace.
In the name of Jesus, who as a victim
of our violence gave forgiveness to us all, we pray.
Amen

The final Hymn was Onward Christian Soldiers after which the Closing Prayer was led by Sue Ann Henderson
2015-01-24 Irene Wilson & Joy Barlow prepare brunch

Fellowship continued over brunch in the church hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was Children’s Church during the Sermon time.
2015-01-24 Children's Church

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