There was a Spring Festival Service held on Tuesday, 11th April 2017.  The Service was held in St. John’s Church, Radlett at 11am.
The Opening Prayer was given by Peter Beardsmore
Hymns were led by Phillip Halford:
Hymn 1 – Guide me O Thou Great Jehovah
Hymn 2 – Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Hymn 3 – All Glory Laud and Honour
Intercessory Prayer was led by Geoff Sole and included:
*Thank you for your lovely creation and a beautiful full moon last night. You give us many spiritual blessings and we thank you for your Son who came to Earth in human form. He gave his life on a cross to take away our sins.
*Thankyou for your Bible inspired by you. Please help all those in spiritual darkness and the Christians who face persecution.
*Please help the Queen and our Government and all world leaders to try to bring peace to the troubled areas of the world.
*We bring before you those who are suffering with health problems. They are in need of your healing power. Bret Miller, Tim Maguire, Janie Gadsden, Eileen, Blossom and Graham Mitchell.
*Thankyou for your love and help us to come closer to you. We give our lives to you because you greatly bless us.
Hymn 4 – The Lord’s my Shepherd
Hymn 5 – Holy Mighty Majesty
While we took up an Offering. Mike Hustwait accompanied Astrid on the
piano as she sang in Swedish a song she had written, Put you hope in God. Robin Howard then thanked God for and asked a blessing on the offering.
The Sermon was given by Mike Barlow. Jesus had to suffer and die to take away our sins. The people at the Temple in Jerusalem needed to buy animals to sacrifice for the Passover. Jesus drove them out. John 2:13-16. Jesus said “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up”. They did not realise he was speaking of the temple of his body. Verses 20 -21. After his ressurection, the disciples remembered what he had said and now understood. John 20:1-20. If Jesus had not risen then there is no point to life, it is futile. We have the hope that we too will rise from the dead. Read 1 Peter 1:3-9. Philippians 3:8-12. 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. One day there will be no more death and all can have eternal life through the power of God through Jesus. Revelation 20:1-6.
The Final Hymn was My Shepherd will Supply my Need after which the Closing Prayer was given by Sueann Henderson.
Following this service we all enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch prepared by Joy Barlow.
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The Lord’s Supper Service was held at Garston Community Church on Sunday
9th April and was led by Mike Barlow. After a hymn there was a footwashing service.  Another hymn preceeded the reading of scripture and then the bread and wine. A hymn finished this Service.

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