There was a Church Service on Monday 30 September 2019

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

The Opening Prayer was given by Geoff Sole

Hymns were led by Nancy Silcox:
Hymn 1.  Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending
Hymn 2.  Rejoice, The Lord Is King

Speaking of Life this week was Dr. Joseph Tkach on video entitled Finishing The Race

Hymn 3.  God Is Our Strength and Refuge
Hymn 4.  All Glory Laud And Honour

The Offertory was given by Mike Barlow, who began by speculating that many of us have had over 470 opportunities for giving an offering.  We have heard it all before but it is always good to be reminded that the silver and gold is God’s (Haggai 2:8) and everything belongs to him (Psalm 50:11-15)! We give in thanks for what he has given us, and in giving, we become more and more like God who is the greatest giver. He doesn’t need your money, but blesses and uses it.

Offering Music: A video of the group Noblesse singing The Lord Keep You And Bless You

The Blessing Over The Offering was given by Richard Fowler

Hymn 5.  All Hail The Power
Hymn6. Crown Him With Many Crowns

The Message was given by David Silcox who began by asking ‘Who likes a mystery?’ There are murder mysteries, archaeological mysteries and Bible mysteries. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:51, Behold, I tell you a mystery!  Looking back at this day in the Old Testament, it was a ‘memorial’ of blowing of trumpets, but does not say what it was a memorial of. I could have been the dedication of the temple in 2 Chronicles 3, or the people gathering to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple in Ezra’s time (Ezra 3) which was a new beginning. Nehemiah 8 saw the people gather and the word of God was read out, but none of these are cited as the memorial event.  In the New Testament, the blowing of trumpets heralded and new or future event such as the ascension in Acts 1. 1 Thessalonians 15:51 says the mystery is that we will all be changed and meet the Lord in the air at the blowing of Trumpets. Although this is still a mystery as to when, where and how, this is our hope based on faith.

The final Hymn was The Lion Of Juday after which the Closing Prayer was led by Phillip Halford

Fellowship continued over A Buffet Lunch

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