There was a Church Service on 4 November 2017 

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

The Opening Prayer was given by Pat Newton

Hymns were led by Sue Ann Henderson:
Hymn 1. Name Of All Majesty
Hymn 2. (was a new hymn)

Announcements were given by George Henderson and included:
*Keith Stevenson is visiting his father who is very ill and requests prayers for him.
Fred Stevenson is graduating with a BA Honours in ‘Computer games for industry’ this morning in Truro Cathedral—congratulations to Fred
*Gill Mudford Goode is starting lung cancer treatment and requests prayers
*Tomorrow is the National UK Denominational Conference which is open to everyone. The Conference begins 10:30am and will end 4:30pm. There will be an offering during the worship and lunch will be provided. Dr. Alan Torrance will speak twice 11:30 am and 3pm. Joe Tkach will speak at 2pm. The presentations will be available live on-line as well as for viewing later if you cannot be there or wish to hear them again
*Please pray for the UK Board Meetiing today
*Irene Wilson is away with a chest infection, as is Mike Barlow
*For the weekly update see the notice board
*We are sad to announce the death of Lyn Egbert, whose husband was the US SEP Camp Director
*Next Saturday we will have a Remembrance Service and begin at 10:45 so that we can observe the two minutes’ silence at 11am. We will also take up an offering for the Royal British Legion
*There are cards to sign for Roland and Janie Gadsden
*Please only put the polystyrene cups in the general waste bins, not the recycling bin in the tea room

Hymn 3. Before The Throne of God Above

Intercessory Prayer was offered by James Esom and included:
*Thank you for the blessings we enjoy—the seasons, meeting in safety, children’s church and this church
*We lift those to you who cannot worship you freely in peace
*We hear of terrorism around the world and ask you be with those affected
*There are drought, famine and disease, so we pray for the aid agencies and emergency services like the fire brigade and ambulance service
*Be with the Board Meeting today and the Conference tomorrow
*We pray for the homeless in Watford and for Street Angels
*We pray for healing for Gill Goode, Roland & Janie, Mike and Irene
*We celebrate with Fred Stevenson as he graduates and gains his BA Honours degree
*Be with Keith Stevenson’s father as he fights cancer
*Be with the Egbert family who are mourning the death of Lynn
*Thank you for Tammy & Joe Tkach and we ask a blessing on them

Hymn 4. Lord I Come To Thee

The Message was given by Tammy Tkach, who announced the marriage of her daughter, Stephanie a few weeks ago. Their son, Joe has a new job working for Amazon as a computer programmer
Tammy spoke on RELATIONSHIP. Grace and love are the reason why God created us. He gave us free will so that we can relate with him and with each other. God is not just our imaginary friend—he is real! Relationship takes place on the inside. Tammy showed a video that helps us make our relationship with Jesus more real. He may not prevent bad from happening but he is right there with us through everything—he will never leave or forsake us. It is not our effort that brings this relationship; God loved us first and he invites us to join him. He calls us to make the choice to follow him. Like a growing a plant, he nurtures us. It is a misconception to think God calls us and then it is up to us. The burden is not on us, but God carries our burdens. So many strive for wealth, looks, stature, etc. but they all disappear and what is left is our relationship with God. We can nurture this relationship through study, prayerr and meditation. Zephaniah 3:17 God takes great delight in you and rejoices over you with singing. He is always FOR us and on our side.

The final Hymn was Here Is Love Vast As The Ocean, after which the Closing Prayer was led by Joy Barlow.

Fellowship continued over refreshments in the church hall.

There was Children’s Church during the Service.

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The Bricket Wood Bible Study took place on Friday night at 7:30 in the upstairs room of the St. Stephen’s Parish Centre. This study is bi-weekly and is followed by refreshments. Please come and join us studying through the Gospel of John. The next study is 17th November.

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