There was a Church Service on 28th May 2016 at 11am in St. Peters Church as usual.

The Opening Prayer was given by Pat Newton
Pat Newton gives the opening prayer
Hymns were led by George Henderson:
Hymn 1 – Lead us Heavenly Father Lead us
Hymn 2 – Jesus Shall Reign

Announcements were given by George Henderson and included:
* 2016-04-16 George gives announcementsOn Monday 20th June, the Watford Methodist Church will host a discussion from a Christian viewpoint, whether we should leave or stay in Europe. It begins at 8p.m.-9.30. Contact George for details.
*Roy Young’s wife Beryl, recently had an operation for breast cancer. Tests show that the cancer has not spread and she is to begin chemotherapy.
*George read out a card from Andrew Silcox to thank us for our prayers
and concern when he injured his foot. He hopes soon to not need crutches.
*Bill Wilson remains very ill and is now in a Hospice. Irene thanks us
for our prayers. They mean so much to them.
*Roland Gadsden and Janie both need our prayers. Janie is unwell at the moment. Roland’s mother-in-law, who is 95 has just returned to their home from hospital to be cared for, as she is nearing the end of her life.
*George read out a letter from the St.Albans Women’s Refuge. They thank us for our donation of toiletry bags which the women are very grateful to receive.
*Prayers are requested for Marion Foley, a member of our Galway
congregation. She had heart surgery some months ago, but also has cancer of the pelvis. A scan shows another return of the cancer and she has begun chemotherapy. The next one will be on 15th June.
*Please pray for Debbie Young, a Pastor’s wife in Atlanta. She already
has health problems and now has had a mild heart attack.
*We are sorry to hear of the death of Andrew Teng, a Pastor in the
Philippines. Please pray for his family.

Hymn 3 – O Let the Son of God Enfold you

Intercessory Prayer was led by James Esom and included:
2016-04-23 James Esom asks a blessing on the offering *Thankyou for our church here and for our churches worldwide. We come here to pray in your presence and to thank you for all that you do for us each day.
*We pray for those who are ill. Please help and heal them and give support and encouragement to their loved ones. Bill Wilson, Graham
Mitchell, Debbie Young, Beryl Young, Marion Foley and Janie Gadsden.
*Please comfort the family of Andrew Teng as they grieve.
*Roland Gadsden’s mother-in-law needs love, kindness and peace.
Please help the family at this difficult time.
*We thank you for Mr.Tkach and all of our Pastors. We also thank Chris
Cottee for letting us meet in his church.
*Please bless the table outside and the Young People’s Church and leaders.
*Thankyou for the work of Watford Street Angels, and for the many
Charities who help people daily.
*A long term solution is needed for the Refugee crisis. This is a very
troubled world. Please protect Christians.
*We thankyou for your Bible, faith, wisdom, today’s service and for
everthing.

Hymn 4 – Be Still
Hymn 5 – Lord Jesus Christ

barryrobinsonThe Sermon was given by Barry Robinson on the subject of Patience.  None of us like to have to wait, especially in restaurants. Does Proverbs 14:29 describe you? James chapter 5 informs us about being  patient. Sometimes circumstances are beyond our control. Even then we worry and try to control things.  A farmer has to wait patiently for the rain. verse 7. We need to be patient with people who just will not change anything at all. Some people only see things in their own perspective and may never change.  The prophets had to be an example of suffering and patience. Verse 10. We need to get on with people as with parents and with church brethren. Sometimes problems are unexplainable as with Job. He had the right to say, “Why Me?” Verse 11. We may never understand in this life, but Job maintained his faith and remained patient with God. God is always in control. These verses are directly to do with the return of Jesus Christ. verses 7-9. Nothing will stop that happening. God’s purpose will be fulfilled. We will be blessed if we endure patiently. Verse 11. Our life is like a tapestry. We only see the strands underneath, but God sees the other side. We often expect a quick answer to prayer, but sometimes we have to wait. God was at work in Job’s life and he also is in ours. We should look up and wait with confidence. Micah 7:7. Look up at the majesty of God. Jesus died on the cross for us and we can look forward to peace for all eternity. Hebrews 12:1-2.

The Final Hymn  was I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, after which the Closing Prayer was given by Linda Halford.
2016-04-16 Linda Halford gives a reading

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