There was a Church Service on Saturday 8 October 2016 

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

The Opening Prayer was given by Pat Newton

2016-04-16 George gives announcementsAnnouncements were given by George Henderson and included:
*Eileen is taking liquids and keeping them down so there is a possibility of her going home soon.
*Wednesday there is a Service at St. John’s in Radlett at 11am. An Offering will be taken up.
*Saturday 22nd October, many will be away at the annual Autumn Convention/Festival. There will still be a Service here as usual at 11am with communion and the Service will be followed by a meal
*It is not too late to sign up for the Cyprus getaway—email Shirley Henderson
*At the Bridlington Festival there will be a Musical Evening—everyone is welcome to participate
*Paignton Festival takes place 17-24 October and the Opening/Welcome Service will be on Sunday evening 16th October at 8pm
*Bill Knight of the Godalming congregation has died
*In the US this is Clergy appreciation month!
*GCI Liberia Pastor, Robert Brown is experiencing heart failure and asks for prayers
*Hurricane Matthew is still continuing to wreak devastation. Please pray for those threatened and those who have been affected, losing homes, lives and injured.
*Street Angels are out tonight and need our prayers for their safety and that they can influence the lives of those they help
*Nora Roycroft has died. she and her husband, Gus, who died a few years ago, were founding members of the Belfast  Congregation
Nancy in April 2008

Hymns were led by Nancy Silcox:
Hymn 1. Be Thou My Vision
Hymn 2. The Power of Your Love 

 

Geoff Sole presented a Slide Show and Talk about Adventure Camp.   This is a wonderful weekend for our young people and can have a positive on their lives, bringing them into a relationship with Jesus as their Saviour. Although this event is for children up to age 13, many of the helpers are teenagers who also go to SEP and also benefit from Adventure Camp with its various team activities, morning worship and Christian Living classes. It is also fun and includes a trip to Wickstead Park!
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Hymn 3. How Great Thou Art 

2015-01-03 Phillip Halford with Intercessory PrayerIntercessory Prayer was offered by Phillip Halford and included:
*Creator, Saviour, thank you for your plan and our understanding
*We see the dreadful destruction of Hurricane Matthew and mour over the many losses of lives, of homes, and we look to you in your love and mercy to guide and help in these situations. Be with the rescues and medical aid agencies
*We read about Freddie, in jail after a night out and realize how easy it is for our young people to get pulled into dangerous situations. Be with our young people, protect and guide them
*Thank you for the Street Angels and we ask that you be with them to give them wisdom and protection
*Thank you for Adventure Camp and help it to be a life changing experience for all who attend as well as the young helpers.
*We pause to remember Eileen in the hospital, Graham still paralyzed, and Len becoming more and more ill. You know all who are ill or suffering and facing trials and difficulties. Look on them with mercy and healing
*We yearn for your coming when you perfect will always will be done.

Hymn 4. Because He Lives

The Sermon was given by David Silcox who began by asking why should we study the Bible? The Bible is an amazing book and makes claims such as that Jesus is the only name that brings salvation.
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David called Shannon and Chloe up to the fron to hold some books and guess what books they were. They correctly guessed the first two—Bibles, but the third was a book written by Mr. Silcox himself! He commented that the second most published English book ater the bible is actually Jane Eyre by Charlotte img_9028Bronte. Shannon and Chloe then took a Bible round to several people in the congregation to hold and flip through, before David told them that 700 years ago they would have been put in jail for holding an English Bible, and some of the translators were put to death for their work!
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says that all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is good for doctrine, correction and instruction in righteousness:
*It is Useful—2 Timothy 3:16—so use it. You read Jane Eyre and put it back on a shelf, but the Bible can be read and studied and learned from all your life.
*It is good for Doctrine—basic truth. So we know right from wrong. Not like Adam and Eve who decided for themselves what was right, and mankind has been going down that erroneous path from that time on
*The Bible is good for Correction and Reproof. It corrects us and shows us our errors.
michael-macewan-gives-a-reading*And the Bible is good for Instruction in Righteousness. It equips us for good works, 2 Timothy 3:17.
So set your hearts on God’s word, Deuteronomy 32:46—focus on it, for This is Your Life! (verse 47)
David called Michael MacEwan up to read the last verses of the Bible in Revelation 22.

The final Hymn was To God Be The Glory, after which the Closing Prayer was led by James Esom

Fellowship continued over refreshments in the church hall.
fellowship-refreshments

There was no Children’s Church this week as they were involved in the Service and it was tailored towards them.

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