There was a Church Service on 27 February 2016 

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

The Opening Prayer was given by Phillip Halford

2016-02-27 David gives announcements and welcomes RossAnnouncements were given by David Silcox and included: *Mrs. Judith Bailey of the Godalming church died this week, she would have been 98 in April *Vic Faulkner died recently and his funeral details are available from George Henderson, but it is to be on Thursday 10 March at noon at Waveney Memorial Park & Crematorium Chapen in Beccles. On a light note, the announcements says there is no need to wear black, in fact, Vic would be happy if you wanted to wear yellow and green—Norwich City FC colours! *Hilary Gunning recently had a triple bypass and Paul Gunning has cancer. Prayers are requested for both of them. *Bill wilson has been in hospital and had a surgical procedure, although he may possibly be home tonight—prayers are requested for him. *Kellen Silcox is back in hospital with high fever and prayers are requested for him as well *John Magowan writes to say that God Spots are being aired on a hospital radio station, and many other places. Praises go to God. *The US update contained a recent death and also good news of effective treatment—see the bulletin board to read the full report for the week. NB: The Thought For The Week appears each week on this website—use this link: https://watford.wcg.org.uk/2016/02/thought-for-the-week/ or use the ‘Weekly Thought’ tab at the top of the page.

2016-02-27 George leads Intercessory PrayerIntercessory Prayer was offered by George Henderson and included: *We look to you Father in Heaven, and bring our praise and worship as we come to your throne today *We think of our brothers and sisters around the world facing fear and persecution and we raise them before you *Thank you for the success of Bill’s surgical procedure and we ask for his complete recovery *We are sorry to hear about Kellen’s illness that the doctors don’t seem to know the cause of—please be with him and heal him. *Thank you that Hilary Gunning is recovering from her bypass and we pray for her full recovery as well as your healing for Paul, who has cancer. Strengthen and encourage them. *Comfort the families of Judith Bailey and Vic Faulkner, be with and encourage them *Bless the God Spots that people may hear and be touched and brought to you, learning of your great salvation available through Jesus Christ *Be with those mentioned in the update who serve in ministry in the US, you know them and their needs.

2016-02-27 Ross Jutsum in Watford 1

We welcomed Dr. Ross Jutsum to lead the Worship and give the Message today. Ross heads ‘State of the Heart Ministries’ and is a talented composer and musician and you can read more about him and his Ministry at: http://www.stateoftheheart.org/
Ross began by playing us a Jazz Trio Arrangement of To Go Be The Glory.
He led us in singing Holy, Holy, Holy and Great Is Thy Faithfulness.
After explaining the story behind the Global Hymn Sing, he played the video and led us in singing Facing A Task Unfinished. You can read more about this Global Hymn Sing at: http://gettymusic.com/hymns-facingataskomf.aspx

2016-02-27 Ross Jutsum in Watford 6 at the pianoDuring his ‘Musical Message’ Ross showed some slides of his lovely family. Both of his daughters serve in humanitarian and Christian mission. His daughter Heidi has a daughter and is expecting a son soon. His daughter Lisa is expecting twins soon. When you are involved in mission you often face danger and anxiety and Ross sang and played one of his songs No Worries, inspired by Matthew 6: 25-34 where Jesus says “Therefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” He went on to remind us of our Father’s love for each of us, echoed in his lullaby, A Mother’s Love, sung on CD by his wife, Tammy, who was unable to come on this trip.
2016-02-27 Ross Jutsum in Watford 5 Jazzy To God Be The GloryRoss continued his musical sermon with a theme of ‘Our Father Sings’, quoting the scripture in Zephaniah 3:17 which says God will, “rejoice over you with singing.” We learned his song, The Father Sings and sang along when we felt we could. The hero, the father in the Prodigal Son Parable, is a type of our Heavenly Father and cannot wait to welcome his children home, which we sang about in another of Ross’ songs, The Great Celebration. We are all called to be the hands, the eyes, the lips of Jesus wherever we are as emphasized in Matthew 25:35-45 where Jesus says, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” The song For The Least Of These reflected this in our worship.

The Final Song was Ross’ song Truly Amazing, after which Ross ended in Prayer and a Benediction.

Fellowship continued over Refreshments in the Church Hall.

There was no Young People’s Church this week.

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