There was a Church Service on Saturday 20th October 2018

The Service took place in St. Peter’s, North Watford at 11am as usual.

The Opening Prayer was given by Jean Sole

Hymns were led by George Henderson, who began by reading from Psalm 37
Hymn 1 – O Worship the King
Hymn 2 – Praise my Soul the King of Heaven

 

Announcements were given by Winston Bothwell and included:*
Robin is not here today because he has pulled a muscle in his shoulder.
*Tina Sullivan thanks everyone for their prayers and cards. Although still weak she is making a good recovery at home.
*David Brace’s mother is in a stable condition in hospital. She has a heart problem.
*Peter Early died of a heart problem yesterday.

Hymn 3 – Father I Place into your Hands

Intercessory Prayer was led by James Esom and included:
*Thank you for the blessing of the seasons and your wonderful creation. The sunshine and the lovely tree colours warm the heart. We can meet here in safety and read our Bibles, but many people around the world cannot. Please help the persecuted Christians.
*We thankyou for our church team here and those who prepare the service for us each week.
*Please guide Greg Williams to lead our church in the direction you  want it to go.
*There is much fighting and trouble around the world. Help those caught up in natural disasters and please help all who go to their aid. We are so blessed in this country with clean water to drink and plenty of food.
*There are many homeless in Watford. Please bless New Hope who try to find them homes. Also we  remember Sueann and her team of Street Angels who try to keep people safe at night. Please bless all the Watford Churches Together and our part with them.
*Several of our members are not here today for various reasons. You know all of them and please help them.
*We pray for Robin and Eileen that you will ease the pain in Robin’s shoulder and bring them back here next week.
*Many people attended the funeral of Len Maylin last week. Please don’t let us forget to continue to pray for Pam and their family.
*Please help the family of Peter Early at this sad time.
*Please pray for the MacEwan family. David’s brother in Edinburgh has died. His mother is in hospital. Give them help and comfort this week.
*We ask your healing power for Mrs.Brace. Also for Joan Esom with a leg problem and for Winston’s son Sam who has a badly cut hand.

Hymn 4 – Behold the Lord
Hymn 5 – Crown Him with Many Crowna

The Message was given by Geoff Sole about Colours in the Bible.
We always think that there are 7 colours in the rainbow but the human eye can detect 10 million colours! In nature we see blocks of colours. Red can be a sign of danger as in the poison of some red berries. Not edible. The yellow in a wasp is also a warning sign. Green is mostly good to eat. Creatures can see different colours from us. The Bible translations can vary naming colours, especially blue and purple. Charles Spurgeon in 1866 used 3 colours in a sermon to help teach the gospel. Geoff uses a “Wordless Book” The first page is black. We live  in a dark world. Ephesians 6:12. We can be rescued and placed into the Kingdom of light. Colossians 1:12-13. Blue, purple and red are in a group. They remind us of heavenly things. Blue of the sky, heaven. Jesus is the Son of God and Son of Man. Blue, purple and scarlet are mentioned a lot in the Temple. Exodus 27:16. The priests wore blue. Exodus 28:31. Blue reminds us of the sky and to live a holy life. Shells were crushed and washed to make the blue dye. Purple was a royal colour and very expensive to make. Lydia was a dealer in purple. Acts 16:14. Jesus was given a purple robe at his crucifixion. John 19:2-3. Red reminds us that God formed Adam from the red earth. Genesis 2:7. Jesus was the second Adam. When Esau was born he was red all over and later ate red stew. Genesis 25:25,30. Esau was red, Godless. Hebrews 12:16. Red dye is made from insects. Jesus by his red blood took away our sins. Our robes of fine linen will then be washed white. Revelation 7:14. 19:7-8. Green reminds us to continually grow and bear spiritual fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8. Gold is to remind us of our future in God’s Kingdom. Revelation 21:10-11,18. The city of gold.

The Final Hymn was Only by Grace after which the Closing Prayer was given by Irene Wilson.

 

 

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