There was a Church Service on Saturday 19th November 2016

Mike at the pianoThe Service was held as normal in St. Peter’s Church, Watford at 11am.

The Opening Prayer was given by Mike Hustwait

 

 

2016-11-15-sue-ann-leads-worshipHymns were led by Sueann Henderson
Hymn 1 – To God be the Glory
Hymn 2 – There is a Redeemer

 

 

George Henderson announcesAnnouncements given by George Henderson and included:
* Robin reports that Eileen has had a good week and is sleeping well and keeping down her food.
*George Campbell is now at home.
*Many people attended the funeral of Armour Burton last Wednesday. It was very interesting for all those who knew him to meet each other and his relatives. They spoke very kindly about him.
*Irene Tibbenham gives us an update on her relative Camilla in Brazil. She has had treatment for cancer and will get the results of tests next week. Please pray for her.
*Keith Hartrick is now home following a heart by-pass operation on November 6th. Please pray for him to make a full recovery.
*Please pray for the success of “Operation Rudolph”. George Henderson has some information leaflets.
*We are sorry to report the death of Judith Hornby a long time church member. Jeremiah Oltegaro a Pastor in the Philippines has also died. Please pray for their families.
*Jim Kissee and Earl Jones both Pastors in the U.S.A. thank us for our prayers. Jim may have to have surgery soon for cancer, and Earl is improving following a stroke.

Hymn 3 – Be Still

2016-03-12 Winston Bothwell leads Intercessory PrayerIntercessory Prayer was led by Winston Bothwell and included:
*Thankyou we are able to meet here in peace and safety. Many Christians around the world can’t. It is truly an act of faith for those who do meet in difficult circumstances.
*At the moment we are a divided society both here and in the U.S.A. Those happy with the election result and Brexit, and those unhappy. We must respect the results and pray that you will lead and guide those in power to allow the gospel to be preached.
*In this nation there are the have and have nots. Many people are forgotton, especially the unemployed, the homeless and those disabled. We pray for leaders to make decisions that will benefit everyone.
*We are very pleased to hear the good news about Eileen, George and Keith. Please lead them back to normal lives.
*We continue to ask you to help and heal Graham Mitchell, Len Maylin, Margaret McGarvey and Camilla. Please give support to them and their families.
*Please bring comfort and peace to those who grieve for Armour, Judithand Jeremiah.
*People will soon be facing the hardships of winter. We need to be willing to help others and be lights and beacons of hope for the future. We should always be grateful and thankful for your blessings.
*We leave these requests in your hands through Jesus Christ.

Hymn 4 – Meekness and Majesty
Hymn 5 – Knowing you Jesus

Reading:  Before the message James Esom read Hebrews 12:5-11

Ricky FowlerThe message was given by Richard Fowler.  A big problem to many people is to understand God. How can he be both
vengeful and merciful? Why is he severe and good? Romans 11:22. Even church members can have a different understanding of God. He is 100% good. We need a balance. We read in 2 Samuel 6:1-7, the story of Uzzah. David had the Ark of God brought out of the house of Abinadab which was on a hill. It was accompanied by thirty thousand men and the sons of Abinadab, Ahio and Uzzah. They placed the Ark on a new cart pulled by oxen. When the oxen stumbled, Uzzah put out his hand and took hold of the Ark. God was angry and for his error struck him dead. Verse 7. The Hebrew word shal, meaning error, can also mean irreverence or neglect. What had been his error? In Numbers 4:15, we read that the sons of Kohath who were to carry the things in the Tabernacle, were not to touch any holy thing or they would die. It does sound harsh. God gave Moses full instructions of how to build the Ark in Exodus 25:1-16. It was to have 4 rings in the 4 corners with poles to carry the Ark. Who are we that we can supersede God’s decisions? God is God! One day God will resurrect Uzzah and give him another chance. What is the purpose of the nation Israel? God called them out of slavery, revealed himself to them and performed many miracles. They were God’s special people and other nations would see the awesome holiness of God. A light to the rest of the world. We now see God’s grace in action where all people can share in his blessings, if we have the right attitude and approach and do his will. Do not deflate the word of God, it is meant for our wholeness.

2016-06-25 Geoff Sole introduces Intercessory PrayerThe Final Hymn was And Can it Be, after which the Closing Prayer was given by  Geoff Sole.

 

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