There was a Church Service on 10 October 2015 

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

The Opening Prayer was given by Joy Barlow

George gives announcementsHymns were led by George Henderson
Hymn 1 – The King of Love
Hymn 2 – Glorious Things of thee are Spoken 

Announcements were given by George Henderson and included:
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The Luton church is hosting a Ladies Day on 24th October, 1030a.m.-4p.m. If you wish to attend, please give your names to Dorothy Beardsmore or Daria Fowler.
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Next Saturday we will be collecting items for the St.Albans Food Bank. There is a list of the most needed things. Please contact George for  details.
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On December 5th the Westfield room will be in use during the service to pack hampers for “Operation Rudolph”. If you know of a needy person or family that could receive one, then please contact George or David Silcox before October 18th.
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Please pray for G.C.I. pastor Mr.W.Madel in Canada. A scan shows that a malignant tumour has not grown any larger. This is good news but he does have other health problems.
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Please pray for Isobel Delap and her family. She is very seriously ill with cancer.
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We are sorry to report the sudden death of Derek Tattersall. Brother of Alan and John.
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Caroline Gentil requests prayers for her family as they are going through a very difficult time. 

Hymn 3 – Lord I come to You

James Esom with Intercessory PrayerIntercessory Prayer was led by James Esom. James began by reading John 15:9-17.*
Thank you that we can come here as a church family. Many of us have returned refreshed from our Festivals held worldwide. In our church we can find peace and happiness, and we thank you for that. Please bless all the plans for the coming year.
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Please help the persecuted Christians worldwide. We should love each other, not kill.
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We ask your healing power and help for Rosemary and Jack, Valerie Philo, Peter Buckley, Ruth Edwards and Graham Mitchell.
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Please continue to heal Mr.Madel and bring comfort and peace for Mrs.Delap.
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Please help all the Tattersall family as they grieve for Derek.
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We ask your urgent help for the Gentil family as they face problems for the next few weeks.
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We leave all these prayers with you. 

Hymn 4 – Lord I lift your Name on High
Hymn 5 – My Jesus My Saviour 

Mike Barlow gives announcementsThe Sermon was given by Mike Barlow
The Holy Spirit helps and guides us. Romans 8:14. Ephesians 1:13. 1 Timothy 4:13-16. If we want to be able to progress and grow in our spiritual life, then we should absorb ourself in scripture. We do this by reading the Bible and meditating on what we learn. It takes time and can take years before the changes in us become obvious to others.
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must not let pride overtake us as it did Lucifer. We can read this in Ezekiel 28:11-19, and Isaiah 14. He thought he could do better than God. Proverbs 16:5. Pride appears in different ways, Pomp, arrogance and subtle . King Saul thought that he could do the job given only to the priests. He would not wait for Samuel to arrive. He disobeyed God. 1 Samuel 13:6-14. Rehoboam forsook God’s law, but later had regret and humbled himself. 2 Chronicles 12:1,12. God then showed mercy and grace to him. We all go through difficult times, but we must remain humble. We can cast all our cares on God. Proverbs 3:5-6. 

The Final Hymn was Now Thank we all our God, after which the Closing Prayer was given by Phillip Halford.  Fellowship continued over refreshments in the Church Hall
Reg & Winston chat after Services

Young Peoples Church took place during the Sermon time. In the Young People’s Church meeting on the 10th of October some spiritual nourishment was taken from reviewing six parables that were covered at the Paignton festival. They were ‘the five wise and five foolish bridesmaids’, ‘the parable of the talents’, ‘the parable of the sower’, ‘the lost coin’, ‘the good Samaritan’ and ‘the prodigal son’. Some physical nourishment was also taken from some chocolate, crisps and marshmallows left over from the Paignton festival!

2015-03-07 Children's Church-Jessica & Michael 

 

 

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