There was a Church Service on 15 August 2015 

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

The Opening Prayer was given by Jean Sole

Announcements were given by George Henderson and included:
*Leeds is having a Celebration Service for their 50th Anniversary today
*The Church Board meets tomorrow, please pray for God’s guidance.
*We are sad to announce the death of Mark Harrison
*Denys Clapp’s funeral was last Thursday
*The US Update tells of the death of John Perry
*Next week Gordon Wilson will speak about SEP.
*Have a look at the notice board in the back room to see the Young People’s Church activities
*Tomorrow evening there is a combined Churches Together Service here at St. Peter’s but hosted by us—please do come if you can

Nancy in April 2008Hymns were led by Nancy Silcox:
Hymn 1.  Be Thou My Vision
Hymn 2.  10,000 Reasons
Nancy showed some slides of Watford staff and campers at SEP
Hymn 3.  By Faith 

2015-03-14 Irene Wilson leads Intercessory Prayer-trimmedIntercessory Prayer was offered by Irene Wilson and included:
*SEP is totally inspirational-thank you God for this outreach opportunity.
*VJ day 70 years ago, when the Japanese surrendered.  Their downfall began when the Emperor pronounced himself God!
*Thank you God, for being here and for blessing us with all the blessings that you have poured upon this nation
*The Clapp and Harrison families have suffered loss of loved ones and we ask that you be with and comfor them.  You know what the loss of a child feels like and we ask that you be with the Harrison family.  Thank you for the life of Denys Clapp, but his family will still miss and mourn.
*Many others are suffering and ill.  We pray for Graham Mitchell and his family.
*We pray for the healng of Janie Gadston
*We pray for those who cannot come to Church because of infirmity—they are out of sight but not out of mind—Jack, Valerie, George & Peter
*Bless the Board Meeting with wisdom, foresight.  Protect the Tkach’s travelling
*We pray healing for the young man in the bike accident
*Our thanks for the success of SEP, what joy, peace & calm, for the dedication, williness and service of the staff
*We pray for Adventure Camp—your blessings and protection fr the young people and that they will see you
*We are humbled by our blessings beyond measure

There was a Reading of 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 & 13-18

Hymn 4.  How Great Thou Art

IMG_6613The Message was given by David Silcox, who began by commenting on the SEP Slides and saying that Gordon Wilson is stepping down as Camp Director and Jackie Mill will the the new Camp Director, assisted by her husband, Pete.. This year at SEP the rain & mud was a sore trial.  We ask why adversity?  Mark Harrison suffered 7 years with cancer.  James 1:2&3 says count it all joy when you fall into trials, that the testing of faith works patience.  So we see that something good will come from the bad. 1-Reality of trials—we don’t plan for disasters and you never know when they are going to happen but we know that they will 2-There is a reason-adversity has a purpose and good result  1 Peter 4:12 says don’t think it strange because verse 13 it lets us partake or participate in Christ’s suffering.  The testing of faith produces patience and yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness 3-Respond to trials—ask God for wisdom to respond with faith and joy—not as in ‘oh, goodie’ a trial’, but with teh peace and inner joy of faith and vision.  James 1:5 says that if you lack wisdom to ask of God in faith. We can take comfort in 1 Corinthians 10:13 which tells us we will not be tempted above what we are able to bear.

The final Hymn was I Believe after which the Closing Prayer was led by Geoff Sole

Fellowship continued over refreshments in the church hall.

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