There was a Special Spring Festival Service on Friday 6 April 2018

The Service was held in Radlett at St. John’s Church at 11am. 

Announcements were given by David Silcox and included:
*Mike Barlow was supposed to be speaking today but is not very well
*Roy Young of Garston Community Church fell and was injured quite badly—please pray for him.
*Maureen Dawson Bass is in hospital at the moment and needs our prayers
*There is a Service tomorrow as usual at 11am at St. Peter’s
*There is a UK Church Board Meeting on Sunday, so please pray for God’s guidance and blessing

The Opening Prayer was given by Peter Beardsmore

Hymns were led by Nancy Silcox:
Hymn 1. All Heav’n Declares

The Offering was introduced by David Silcox. Our offerings are an expression of appreciation and worship. We give as we are able, from the heart out of a desire to give.

For Offering Music during the Offering, Astrid sang ‘If I Have Not Charity’ with some verses in Swedish. She accompanied herself on the guitar.

The Blessing over the Offering was prayed by Phillip Halford

Hymn 2. Come On And Celebrate
Hymn 3. I Stand Amazed
Hymn 4. At One With God 

Speaking Of Life, Denominational President, Dr. Joseph Tkach on video talked about Failure And Forgiveness

Hymn 5. I Am A New Creation

The Message was given by David Silcox standing in for Mike Barlow. Conspiracy theories abound, such as the moon landing being a fake, but the greatest conspiracy theory some say, is the death and resurrection of Jesus. Even non-believers like Simon Reeve in his TV series Pilgrimage, are moved by the history and the devotion of believers. The apostle John records in 20:24-29 the story of Thomas, who had doubts but seeing believed. We read of his story which encourages us today when we have doubts, that God is merciful and helps our faith. He told them and us DON’T DOUBT! Thomas went on to witness to India according to tradition and raised up many Christian Churches there. Jesus said in verse 29, blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe—that’s us! He said the comforter—the Holy Spirit would help and lead them to believe to salvation.

The final Hymn was To God Be The Glory after which the Closing Prayer was led by Geoff Sole

Fellowship continued over a Buffet Lunch in the church hall.

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