2015-11-28 Chris Esom gives the opening prayer in WatfordThere was a Church Service on Saturday 28 November 2015 

 

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

 

The Opening Prayer was given by Chris Esom

 

2015-11-28 David leads hymns in WatfordAnnouncements were given by David Silcox and included:
*Jack Stokes is not at all well, has been in hospital and due to go into a home temporarily for assessment
*Peter Sheppard’s Mother-in-law, Eileen clay has died
*Reg Newton’s sister Linda’s father-in-law Dennis has dementia and they request prayers for him *John Biswas who works for our Churches in Bangladesh says ISIS is becoming active in Bangladesh and threatening Christians—please pray for persecuted Christians around the world
*Jami DeMoi requests prayers.
*Operation Rudolph happens next week and Chris Cottee requests prayers for this important outreach
*We are looking forward to hearing our guest speaker next week—Alice McDermott from the Baptist Church

 

Nancy in April 2008Hymns were led by Nancy Silcox:
Hymn 1.  Count Your Blessings Hymn
2.  Now Thank We All Our God Hymn
3.  Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart 

 

We saw a Video clip of Dr. Joseph Tkach Speaking of Life, on Giving thanks

 

James Esom with Intercessory PrayerIntercessory Prayer was offered by James Esom and included:
*We pause in your presence to give thanks for all your blessings, for this congregation and all of our Churches worldwide.  For Church leadership and our pastors.
*Thank you so much that we can meet in peace and we pray for persecuted Christians such as those in Bangladesh being threatened by evil organisation like IS.
*Thank you for the work of Christians Across Watford and we pray for those that they help.  Bless Operation Rudolph as both a witness and help for those in need.
*We think of those affected by terrorism and yearn for the peace that will come in the future at your return.
*We pray for the Queen and politicians who lead the nations
*Lord, there is drought, famine and disasters in various places and we ask for your mercy and intervention.  For help for the refugees and wisdom of those who would help.
*The Prayer Table outside is reaching out to those in the community and we pray that you would bring those who need prayers
*Thank you for our children’s Church and we ask your blessing on both the children and teachers
*Those suffering are in our hearts and yours—Rebecca Gentil and her family, Jack Stokes and his family, Valerie Philo, Graeme Mitchell.  We thank you for the work and example of Ruth Edwards, and ask you be with those who are mourning her loss as well as Eileen Clay’s relatives.  We pray for Dennis and Jami and others who need your help.

Hymn 4.  Let All Things Now Living
Hymn 5.  O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
2015-11-28 David preaching in Watford

The Sermon was given by David Silcox on Remembering and Forgetting.  We had our Service of Remembrance a few weeks ago.  There are ways of remembrance in the Bible.  In Joshua 4:5-7 God had them set up landmarks to help them remember God’s saving event.  Verse 24 says this was also as a witness to the world.  Verse 7 says it was to be a reminder or memorial of deliverance.  What are the memorials in our Christian life?  What significant events or people led to our baptism and keep us reminded of our commitment?  We have our ‘markers’—anniversaries, keepsakes, etc. that remind us of marriage, baptism, healing, teachers, acts of kindness and genosity.  These can teach by example.  Luke 23:39-42 tells of the thief on the cross askig to be remembered.  Let’s remember and not forget these important things.  With God, NOBODY will be forgotten.

The final Hymn was O Worship The King after which the Closing Prayer was led by Mike Barlow Fellowship continued over refreshments in the church hall.
2015-11-28 Young People's Church discuss social media use & impact

Young People’s Church took place during the Sermon time and was led by Ricki Fowler, who helped the children evaluate the good and bad aspects of social media.

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2015-11-27 Bricket Wood Bible StudyThe Bricket Wood Bible Study met on Friday night, 27th November at 7:30 pm in the upstairs room of the St. Stephen’s Parish Centre.  We began the book of Ephesians and looked through perhaps the longest sentence recorded in scripture–Ephesians 1:3-14!  Please join us to study the Bible and afterwards for refreshment at our fortnightly Bible Study.

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