There was a Church Service on 27 August 2016 

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

The Opening Prayer was given by Mike Hustwait

George Henderson announcesAnnouncements were given by George Henderson and included:
*Next Saturday is the 60th Anniversary of the UK Church Service and Dance at Allum Hall. There will be no service here. An Offering will be taken up. Allum hall has limited parking so consider car-sharing
*Valerie Philo has died and the Service is provisionally planned for 8th September
*Adventure Camp is taking place this weekend—please pray for its’ success and protection *There are plans to relocate the International GCI Office so please pray for God’s guidance
*The UK Update is in the Newsletter page at www.watford.wcg.org.uk/newsletter and has information about the GCI Board and its’ members.
*One of our members family was injured in the earthquake in Italy

David Silcox said a few words about Eileen Howard who is in intensive care in the hospital after her Nancy in 2014-Family Photo Shootoperation and having a suspected heart attack afterwards.

Hymns were led by Nancy Silcox:
Hymn 1. And Can It Be
Hymn 2. All Heaven Declares 

She showed one of Dr. Joseph Tkach’s SPEAKING OF LIFE video clips entitled A Piece of the Picture

Phillip Halford-Intercessory PrayerIntercessory Prayer was offered by Phillip Halford and included:
*Thank you, O my Father, for giving us your son, begins one of my favourite hymns and we do thank you for so many things, giving you grateful thanks.
*You have a tremendous plan which gives us hope
*We pray for those affected by the earthquake in Italy. We hear of so many tragedies but you and your plan give us our only hope
*We lift up some loved ones before you—Graham Mitchell, Len & Pam Maylin and Eileen & Robin Howard. Please be with and heal them
*Be with the family of Valerie Philo as they mourn her death
*We put Adventure Camp in your hands and ask for safety, good weather and that it may impact the lives of all as they practice Christianity
*We hear of a planned move of the international Headquarters of Grace Communion International and as you to guide and bless this endeavour
*Your will be done according to your wisdom and plan. Help us not to be discouraged, increase our faith.

Hymn 3. Wonderful Grace
Hymn 4. I cannot Tell

David speaking in Watford 2016-08-27The Message was given by David Silcox on Christian body Building. We find in Romans 12 that we are to present our bodies as a living sacrifice and this is followed by urging us to use our various gifts to build up. We are not to be conformed to the world but transformed by the Spirit of God. If we look at the verses from 3-8 we find three areas of transformation or building up
HUMILITY is held up as we recognize who we are in Christ and honour others. We are blessed to be part of the body of Christ—the Church
UNITY There is one body in Christ comprised of many individual parts, each with its own role to play, with different gifts but we all depend on one another to work together
SERVICE Transformation produces ministry or service as each uses their giftedness to contribute to the health and effectiveness of the work of the body, it is a natural outflow of the grace of God
God has given each of us the capacity of ability to do what he asks us to do, and by exercising our God-given gifts
God will be glorified
Others will be edified and
You will be satisfied!

The final Hymn was We’ve A Story To Tell To The Nations after which the Closing Prayer was led by Mike Barlow

Fellowship continued over refreshments in the church hall.

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17-David asks the blessing upon TabithaOn Sunday 21st August a number of people gathered in Corby for the Blessing of Tabitha, Anthony & Alison Dady’s baby. The blessing service was held at a local Church and then people went to Anthony & Alison’s house for a barbeque at which a special ale featured Tabitha’s Tipple!

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