There was a Church Service on 8 September 2018 

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

The Opening Prayer was given by Pat Newton

Announcements were given by David Silcox who first read ‘The Sneeze’ about students graduating who found a way to include God in their graduation and included:
*Hilary Reeve’s funeral was last Wednesday-amazing coincidence to find a men we had met in a St. Albans Coffee Shop was Hilary’s cousin from Northern Ireland!
*Luton Ladies Day was last Saturday (showed a few photos)—for a full report of this event, see last week’s report
*We will meet at St. John’s on Monday at 3pm for our Trumpets Service
*Wednesday 19th Atonement Service will be at St. Peter’s at 12 noon and our guest speaker will be Barry Robinson

Speaking of Life video was entitled Office Relaunch and began with GCI President Dr. Joseph Tkach introducing GCI Vice President (who will become President on 1 January 2019) who talked about the move of our GCI Headquarters Office from California to North Carolina and took us for a visual tour.

Hymns were led by Nancy Silcox:
Hymn 1. O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
H
ymn 2. How Wonderful, How glorious

Intercessory Prayer was offered by James Esom and included:
*We come to you to give thanks for the green and pleasant land, for protection. It is a blessing to be Christian.
*We need you in our lives daily and we come to Church to fellowship and learn. We are grateful for the church and ask your blessing on our Church leaders and on the new office
*Thank you that we can be part of the outreach bringing good news. Children’s Church is one of those outreach efforts and we ask your blessing on this as well
*So many countries face struggles with war, natural disasters and persecutions. We pray for leaders, for aid agencies and emergency services like NHS, police and fire
*Be with those not able to be here—be with the sick and troubled, whether in need of a job or ill
*We pray for the Festival season that you would be with preparations, speakers, safe travel, etc.
*we pray for the homeless, for street angels and charities in Watford
*A relative of a member has cancer and asks for prayers
*Be with Chris Reeve and his relatives to comfort them after the loss of Hilary.

Hymn 2. Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken
Hymn 3. Glory To Thy Name

The Sermon was given by David Silcox on the Purpose of Prophecy. Many have tried to use prophecy to predict the second coming of Jesus, but prophecy is for encouragement and hope—the ‘when’ is not for us to know. Our focus should be on doing God’s work, sharing the Gospel.

The final Hymn was To God Be The Glory after which the Closing Prayer was led by Sue Ann Henderson 

Young People’s Church was held during the Sermon time and was led by Goeff Sole. On the 8th of September the Young People’s Church looked at the subject of ‘aroma’ and ‘fragrance’ in the Bible. They spent some time smelling small pots which contained different smells and they had to guess what the smell was. We then looked at some scriptures including Revelation 5:8 which compares our prayers to incense. We also discussed 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 which says ‘through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him, for we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved.’ We also considered Ephesians 5:2 which says ‘live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.’

Fellowship continued over refreshments in the church hall.

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