There was a Church Service on Saturday 9 May 2015

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

The Opening Prayer was given by Chris Esom

George gives announcementsHymns were led by George Henderson:
Hymn 1 – Praise my Soul the King of Heaven
Hymn 2 – Rejoice the Lord is King

Announcements were given by George Henderson and included:
*Dr.& Mrs Tkach are in Northampton today and will be attending a Board Meeting tomorrow. Please pray for this meeting.
*Our churches here in this country are thanked for the funds given to help our brethren in Napal, Africa, Vanuatu and the Philippines.
*If you wish to attend the Regional Conference at Market Harborough on June 7th, please contact the office there. They need to know the numbers to prepare for.
*The Watford Open House Hostel and market garden will be open for visitors on 23rd May at 64 Rickmansworth Road between 10.30a.m.-3p.m. Refreshments are available.
*There will be a service for Ascension Day for Churches Together on Thursday evening at 7.30p.m. at All Saints church Garston.
*Please continue to pray for Peter Buckley who remains unwell in hospital.

Hymn 3 – At the Name of Jesus

Geoff Sole introduces Intercessory PrayerIntercessory Prayer was led by Geoff Sole and included:
*Thank you for our calling and the knowledge of Jesus. Thank you that we can look back in history and learn of all the faithful people who believed in you and those who translated the Bible for us. We ask you to open the minds and hearts of those who don’t know you.
*Please protect and help all the persecuted Christians around the world.
*We ask for a speedy recovery for Peter Buckley. George Campbell has a mobility problem. Please heal him and also help Jack Stokes.
*We have a prayer request from our table outside. Pauline is in hospital with a cracked hip. Her friend came to ask for our prayers. We ask you to heal her quickly.
*We continue to pray for Dewey Peterson in the U.S.A. who has lung problems. Also for Don Lawson who has had a successful hip replacement operation. We pray for his wife Sue who has memory loss.
*We pray for a successful Board Meeting on Sunday.
*Please guide all the plans for S.E.P. and Adventure Camp.
*Please help all the Relief Agencies to ease the suffering of those in Nepal and Vanuatu.
*We ask your guidance for David Cameron and the 650 MPs newly elected. Please give them integrity and wisdom to serve this country. We thank you that our Queen has been such an example for so many years.
*We thank you for your Bible and your Holy Spirit.

Hymn 4 – He is Exalted
Hymn 5 – Crown Him with many Crowns

2015-02-14 Barry Robinson preachingThe Sermon was given by Barry Robinson on Ascension. In Luke 24:50-53 we read  that Jesus was taken up into heaven. Jesus begins by blessing his disciples. They then worship and praise God. Luke ends his writing of this part of history and continues in Acts 1:1-2 with the next. Jesus had showed himself to his disciples and proved that he was truly alive from the dead. Luke 24:36-43. He opened their minds and explained the scriptures. Verses 44-48. The Old Testament scriptures pointed to Jesus. He told them to wait in Jerusalem for God to send his Holy Spirit upon them. Verse 49. They had been witnesses of these things and were told to go out and preach the gospel to the ends of the earth starting in Jerusalem. Verses 47-48. Matthew 28:18-20. The disciples watched Jesus return to heaven but everyone will see him come back. Acts 1:9-11. Jesus returned to heaven as now glorified humanity. We now have this knowledge and we must respond with praise and worship as the disciples did. Luke 24:52-53. Jesus had completed his work on earth and returned to his Father. John 17:4-5. One day every knee shall bow before him. Philippians 2:9-11. Revelation 5:12-14. His disciples continued his work and so must we. We must reach people with the good news. Jesus’s second bodily return was confirmed by the angel. Acts 1:11. He is worthy of our worship and praise continually.

The Final Hymn was Lord I lift your name on High, after which the Closing  Prayer was given by Phillip Halford.

On the 9th of May the Young People’s Church continued to look at mountains mentioned in the Bible. This week we looked at Mt Carmel. The young people read and discussed the story in 1 Kings 18 of Elijah’s Mt Carmel victory and the drought ending. We also discussed and looked at some material on Holy Island (which is near the Scottish border). At the end of the lesson they played with a gyroscope! Some of them then travelled up to the Northampton congregation’s 40th anniversary celebration.  The teachers were Geoff & Jean Sole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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