There was a Church Service on Saturday 15 October 2016 

Th2016-11-15-sue-ann-leads-worshipe Service was held in St. Peter’s as usual at 11am. 

The Opening Prayer was given by Robin Howard 

Hymns were led by Sue Ann Henderson:
Hymn 1. See What A Morning
Hymn 2. There Is A Redeemer

2016-11-15-george-shows-certificateAnnouncements were given by George Henderson and included:
*Eileen is slowly improving and may be able to go home this week
*Many off to the Festival this week, however there will be a Church Service next week here as usual. There will be Communion during the Service, an Offering taken up and a meal after the Service in the Church Hall. Please let Sue or Irene know if you will be here for the meal so they prepare enough food.
*The Sermons at Paignton will be broadcast over the internet live and will be left for a week or 10 days afterwards if anyone would like to see and hear them on your computer—go to http://bit.ly/wcg-paignton
*We have received a certificate of appreciation for our recent donation to the food bank from our harvest service.
*Dr. Tkach’s weekly update this week addresses ‘Materialism or Idealism’ You can read it on the Bulletin Board in the Church Hall
*Hurricane Matthew has been wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and in Haiti one member lost their roof although, thankfully, noone was injured. Our bhuch building had a foot of water in it. Members in Florida, the Carolinas, etc. are safe. Although much damage has been done by this hurrican, it is nearly spend now
*Ingrid Mandel is to have hip surgery. Check the Bulletin Board for other US members who need prayers
*There is a card to sign for Charlie Deakins who has injured his knee

Sue Ann read out a Reading showing that the proof of God is ME!

Hymn 3. King of Kings, Majesty
Hymn 4. Before The Throne of God Above

2016-11-15-irene-wilson-with-intercessory-prayerIntercessory Prayer was offered by Irene Wilson and included:
*Thank you God for being here this morning. We look at the beautiful autumn around us and apologize for spoiling it with pollution and violence.
*We have a responsibility to bring before you our requests—the Maylins, who are struggling—give them encouragement, hope and joy
*Be with Blossom, and her daughter, Dawn
*Be with Peter Buckley and give him relief from the pain in his legs
*Be with Eileen in hospital. Give her peace and quiet so she can rest and regain her health and strength to return home
*We pray for Graham and ask that you give him peace. We thank you for his patience and faith
*Charlie Deakin has hurt his knee and we ask you to heal him
*Be With George Campbell to bring him healing, comfort and peace
*We pray for those in the weekly update such as Ingrid Mandel, Earl, Leonard, and we ask for your healing.
*Be with Nancy’s sister, Abbie as she faces surgery. thank you for the skill of the surgeons.
*Alleppo in syria still facing warfare and we say ‘thy kingdom come’ but in the interim, grant the leaders the desire for peace
*Hurricane season and we pray for the people affected by them, property damage, injury and loss of lives.
*Our Festival season begins as well and we ask that your blessing will be on them. Protection, guidance and good weather is our request
*We know you hear our prayers and we thank you with all our hearts

Sue Ann gave another reading entitled ‘Dancing With God’ (God U & I DANCE= guidance!

Hymn 5. Teach Me To Dance

2016-11-15-david-preachingThe Sermon was given by David Silcox. The Festival theme is Acts 4:12—there is no other name by which we have salvation. This statement sounds preposterous to non-Christians. Among christians some believe the name (letters and sounds) is what is important—they will only use the sacred names, not the English form. Some use the name over and over as though repeating the name effects salvation and honours Jesus.
Let’s look at who makes this statement and why in Acts. Peter says it to the Jewish San Hedrin where he is defending himself in front of a tribunal trying him for healing the man at the temple gate in the name of Jesus. The Jews looked to the names of their forefathers Abraham (Luke 3:6-8); Moses & Elijah (at the transformation Matthew 17:3) But these names would not save them. Having Abraham for your father and keeping the law relayed by Moses did not guarantee salvation. King David still in his grave (Acts 2:16-25) but Jesus had ascended into the heavens and rose from the grave. These great names spoke of and looked to the Messiah, the Saviour—Jesus, through shom we have salvation.

The final Hymn was Shine, Jesus, Shine after which the Closing Prayer was led by George Henderson

Fellowship continued over refreshments in the church hall.

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Bricket Wood Bible Study-John Stettaford & David SilcoxThe Bricket Wood Bible Study meets every other Friday night at 7:30 in the St. Stephen’s Parish Centre. On 14 October they studied in Galatians 3-4 and the next study on 28 October will continue in Chapter 5. Come join us?

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