2016-06-25 James Esom gives the Opening PrayerThere was a Church Service on 25 June 2016 

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

The Opening Prayer was given by James Esom

2016-06-25 George Henderson gives AnnouncementsAnnouncements were given by George Henderson and included:
*This weeks update from Joseph Tkach is particularly interesting—see the notice board
*A US Pastor John, has died. Please remember his family in your prayers *Prayers are requested for Don Lawson & his wife Sue, who both have health problems
*James Henderson’s thought for the week is on Brexit—see the notice board
*Market Harborough Regional Conference is tomorrow. I am sure that you will benefit if you are going. Pray for it’s success.
*There is a card to sign for Reg Newton, who is recovering from surgery
*Colin’s friend, Susie, has lost her job. Please pray for her to find a new job.

2016-06-25 Gordon Wilson speakingGordon Wilson said a few words on behalf of Bill Wilson’s family, thanking everyone for their cards, prayers and encouragement following Bill’s death. Also thanking everyone who attended the funeral for their support and care. On another note, Gordon mentioned that his wife, Victoria’s, mother was taken ill the morning of the funeral but is not out of hospital and beginning to recover, but your prayers would be welcome.

Hymns were led by Nancy Silcox:
Hymn 1. I Sing The Mighty Power of God!
Hymn 2. Teach Me To Dance

2016-06-25 Geoff Sole introduces Intercessory PrayerIntercessory Prayer was offered by Geoff Sole and included:
*Thank you for our relationship with you made possible by your son, Jesus. Thank you for your guidance and your word to teach us
*We remember in prayer those who do not know you
*Be with our Queen as she serves you and the people.
*Guide the leaders to make the right decisions and we pray that the vote to leave the European Union will not have a negative impact on Christians in the UK. We are entering an uncertain time and our leaders need wisdom and courage at this time.
*We think of Syria and Iraq and the traumas suffered there. We ask that you would be with refugees and immigrants as well as persecuted Christians there and around the world. We remember the family of John in the US and those who are mourning the loss of loved ones
*Be with Don & Sue Lawson to bring healing and comfort as they trust in you
*Rod Channon is experiencing pain and we ask your healing and help *Help Reg to recover from his operation and to be restored to health
*We think of Graham Mitchell, paralyzed and helpless, please be with and comfort him
*We also put in your care Len & Pam Maylin and Victoria’s mother, Christiine
*Susie has lost her job and we ask that you will be with and guide her through this uncertain time in her life
*SEP preparations are well under way and we ask your guidance for Jackie as she deals with what needs to be done. Draw campers and staff so that this will be an effective witness in this troubled world.

Nancy in April 2008Hymn 3. Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah 

We saw a Video Clip of Dr. Joseph Tkach Speaking of Life, entitled Broken Cistern

Hymn 4. Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
Hymn 5. by Faith

2016-06-25 David Silcox in WatfordThe Semon was given by David Silcox who began by commenting on the Referendum vote to leave the European Union. How do we a Christians view the politics and events in our country? Are we to be removed from these things or involved in them? Philippians 3:20 says our citizenship is in heaven, and it is through those eyes we view other things in our lives. We are transformed by Jesus verse 21. Colossians 1:13 says we are delivered from the power of darkness into the Kingdom of God and this is our hope. Many people hope that Brexit will transform this country and deliver it from the evil they perceive from European involvement. They have hope in our exit to remove some of our problems in this country. When going through trials our hope for the future is secure in Christ Jesus, so what is our Christian duty? Peter & Paul lived under the Roman Empire, a powerful government, and not a pleasant place for Christians to live. David showed slides of Ephesus, Heiropolis, Cappadocia, etc. where we can learn from the archaeology about the life and time of the New Testament. We saw pictures of the homes and churches Christians carved out of the rock formations and later the underground city where Christians fled to hide from persecution. Romans 13:1-7 tells us to be subject to our governing powers, that they are appointed by God. Verse 3 says rulers are not a terror to good but to evil—they are in place for the protection and good of the people they govern. Verses 6-7 even says to pay your taxes! And he was writing this when the evil Nero was emperor! 1 Peter 2:13-15 says to submit yourselves to ordinances of man for this is the will of God, as Christ was our example, vs 21-24. Of course we obey God above man, as we are subjects of the Kingdom of God first of all, but also of our physical nation here on earth. We should be doing good and setting a Christian example in everything.

The final Hymn was The Power Of Your Love after which the Closing Prayer was led by Mike Barlow

Fellowship continued over refreshments in the church hall.
2016-06-25 Young People's Church

Young People’s Church was led by Geoff and Jean Sole, with eight young people there. We started talking about Biblical places and Roman amphitheatres that David and Nancy Silcox had seen on their recent trip to Turkey and then talked about Roman Verulamium. Also we looked at a piece of genuine papyrus and discussed the use of papyrus in ancient history. I then showed the young people about 20 Christian books that Jean and I had when we were children and teenagers. Some of the older young people then read Bible stories from some of these books to the younger ones. This was followed by a quiz and games.
2016-06-25 Tea time

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Bill Wilson's Funeral-Flowers in Church-stand on the left-close upBill Wilson’s funeral took place at St. Peter’s Church on Tuesday 21 June at 10:45am. The church was packed with friends and relatives who came to pay their respects and comfort, encourage and support the Bill’s family in their time of grief. Bill was beloved by his congregation and friends, set a wonderful Christian example in his life and contributed in many ways to his Church and Community. We will not forget his loving and loyal example as we mourn our loss.

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London's 60th-Congregation Collage
The London Congregation celebrated 60 years on 18th June in their usual hall at the Indian YMCA in London.  The opening prayer was given by Robin Jones, one of the early members who attended in Dennison House in the 1950’s.  Gordon Brown gaves the announcements.  The Choir sang Special Music.  James Henderson gave the Sermon, and Francis Bergin closed in Prayer.  After the service there was a finger food buffet.  A group photo of those present who attended in Dennison House was taken and this was followed by James & Shirley Henderson cutting the Anniversary Cake.  James is National Director for the UK and Ireland.
London's 60th-Early Member Denison House group photo with anniversary cake

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Sunday 19th June was the Regional Conference for the Southeast held at Coulsdon.  This is a conference to train and equip leaders in our congregations, although any member who would like to attend is welcome.  Two sessions were taken by James Henderson, National Director for the UK and Ireland, and two session were taken by guest speaker from the US, Rick Shallenberger.  The Theme was ‘No Other Name’ and they addressed how we as Christians view the only way to salvation being through Jesus Christ, our Saviour; how we view other faiths and religions and how we respond to them.  A buffet lunch was provided.
Coulsdon Regional Conference-Rick Shallenberger's session

 

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