There was a Church Service on 21 February 2015

The Service was held in St. Peters as usual at 11am
James Esom gives Intercessory Prayer

The Opening Prayer was given by James Esom 

Hymns were led by George Henderson, who began by reading Psalm 34:1-3
Hymn 1 – Rejoice the Lord is King
Hymn 2 – Praise to the Lord the Almighty 

George Henderson leads WorshipAnnouncements given by George Henderson and included:
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Malcolm Arnold wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, cards and messages following the death of his wife Elizabeth.
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Sue and Colin Lauchlan thank everyone for their prayers. Sue is now recovering at home from surgery for cancer. She has had some problems and has lost a lot of weight, but pleased that the cancer has not spread and no chemo will be required.
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Johnathan Ricktshore, Pastor of our Tallahassee Church U.S.A. requests prayers for his son Matthew, who has been diagnosed with skin cancer on his forehead and requires surgery. His parents had been told that this might happen when he grew up. Matthew helps his father at church especially with the young people. 

Hymn 3 – Fill Thou my Life

 SueAnn Henderson
Intercessory Prayer was led by Sueann Henderson and included:
*We are very thankful to you Father and we praise your name. You made everything and you are filled with love and concern for us and for all mankind. You gave your son for our salvation.
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Please forgive our weaknesses and help us not to lose sight of what you did for us. We rely on you to help us change our lives.
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Many Christians around the world are now unable to meet in peace and safety. Some now need armed guards to protect them. Please bless and help them and give them a clear vision of the future.
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Matthew Ricktshore is a young man and this is a terrible thing he is facing. Please use your power to heal him.
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We ask you to strengthen and encourage Sue Lauchlan. We thank you that she will not need chemo.
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We do not forget Valerie Philo in her Care Home. Bless her and all the staff there. Help her to receive the very best care.
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We ask your comfort and help for all those bereaved. We remember Tom Harper, Malcolm Arnold and Ada Clifford. They now have to face life without the one they loved. Please give them a clear hope for the future.
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Please bless the Prayer Table outside and let it bear fruit. Help us to find ways to reach out to people with your gospel message. We need new people to come to our church.
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Help us all in our daily lives, and thankyou for everything. 

Hymn 4 – O Let the Son of God Enfold You
Hymn 5 – The Lord’s my Shepherd
James Henderson gives the sermon

The Message was given by James Henderson, who began by asking, 
Do you remember when the Beagle 2 landed on Mars? It did not do all it was supposed to do. Are we like this as we wait for Christ to return? We land but don’t do any more? Do we just think that everything will be fine at the end? What should we be doing?
We should be bearing fruit. 
God delights in our fruitfulness. Fruit trees were to yield fruit of its own kind. Genesis 1:11. Apple trees do not produce bananas. There are all kinds of fruit trees and God works through our own uniqueness.
Jesus tells us that he is the way, the truth and the life. John 14:6. In John 15:1, Jesus tells us that he is the true vine, and we must remain in that vine to bear fruit. All things are possible with God. His Holy Spirit is everywhere and we are always in his presence. We must abide in Christ as he is central. We are called to bear fruit to glorify the Father. Verse 8. 2 Corinthians 3:18. Jesus is the only image of the Father. Colossians 1:15.
From abiding comes being and then doing.
We grow into Christ’s image and thus fulfil why we were born. The fruits of the Spirit are found in Galations 5:22-25. We should be developing Godly character by letting Christ flow through us. John 16:33 tells us that Christ overcame the world and we can take part in his overcoming. Jesus is always with us and we don’t need to rely on our own strength. We should abide in the vine and produce fruit. 

The Final Hymn was Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken after which the Closing Prayer was given by Phillip Halford. Fellowship continued over refreshment in the Church Hall.
Children's Church

Young People’s Church
today took place during the Sermon time and continued with stories from the life of
Jesus. We also looked at scriptures that tell us that all scripture is ‘God breathed’ and for our instruction. Jesus often quoted from scripture and we are told to study the scriptures. The young people were encouraged to take the time to read one of the Gospels this year. The Gospel of Matthew would be a good starting place. They then made and decorated bookmarks to help them in this endeavour. The teachers were Caroline Gentil and Peter Beardsmore.

 

 

 

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