There was a Church Service on Saturday 30 November 2019.

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

The Opening prayer was given by Peter Beardsmore

Hymns were led by Sueann Henderson
Hymn 1 – Love Divine all Loves Excelling
Hymn 2 – In Christ Alone

Announcements were given by George Henderson and included:
*Diane Batty of our Liverpool congregation, requests our prayers. She has suffered with M.E. and other painful conditions for many years. It is becoming very difficult for her now.
*Valerie Cann, wife of Francis, a long time member of our church, died on November 16th. She had been in a Care Home for some time with dementia. Her funeral will be on Thursday 5th December at 1pm in Exeter. Please pray for Francis and their three chidren.
*The funeral of Eunice Loveridge will take place on December 20th. George
has the details.
*The deaths have also been announced of Paul Anness and Maurice Frohn.
*Linda Halford is here today. Phillip thanks us all for our cards and
prayers. The dialysis for renal failure was a partial success. He may be
moved to a Specialist unit.

Hymn 3 – King of Kings, Majesty

Intercessory Prayer was led by James Esom and included:
*Thank you that we can come here in safety to sing and praise you. Thank you for the seasons and the sunshine today. You are our light and great Creator.
*Thank you for our church and it’s leaders and for our church Council
here. Richard, Geoff and Jean are wonderful teachers of our children and
we are very grateful to them. They help the young with the problems of
how to live in this dark world. Please protect all those who travel to speak at other churches.
*Please help all those places affected by fires and floods.
*We ask your help and comfort for all the injured and those now grieving for the sudden loss of loved ones following the attack in London yesterday. Thank you for our Emergency Services.
*Many Christians around the world now have to meet secretly to worship
you. Please help and protect them.
*All around the world many people are poor and hungry usually due to
fighting. They need peace. We are grateful for the Aid Agencies.
*We pray for the right Government to be elected to bring stability.
*Please help the homeless at this time of year and New Hope in Watford.
Be with the Street Angels.
*We have many people who are ill and in need of your healing power. We are missing Phillip very much and please help him to improve every day and be with Linda and their family.
*We pray for Blossom, Debbie Thomas, Tony Shevlane, David Plumley and
Diane Batty. There are many here with health problems that you know
about. Please help and heal them also.
*Help the families of those bereaved and guide all of their funeral plans.
*We thank you for all you do for us.

Hymn 4 – Name of all Majesty
Hymn 5 – Here is Love

The Sermon was given by Mike Barlow. We read in the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 5:2-4, Hallowed by your name. The names of God and Jesus are Holy, pure and sacred. We should reverence them. The universe is huge and God has provided all we need. The nature of God is pure love. He is perfect and never does anything wrong. Exalt the Lord our God for he is Holy. Psalm 99:9. He is the eternal self-existing one. Our hearts should always seek God to know his nature better. God is Spirit. We can read the fruits of his Holy Spirit in Galations 5:22-23 and we are to take on these qualities. God is LOVE. 1 John 4:8. He is a perfect being and he loves us. 1 Peter 5:10. He is a God of grace and is our shield and protector and he forgives us. God will supply all our needs and he is far greater by far than anything or anyone. Philippians 4:19-20. God is always honest and keeps his
promises. He has so much to give us and we should be very thankful.

The Final Hymn was Teach me to Dance after which the Closing Prayer was given by Winston Bothwell.

Fellowship continued over Refreshments in the Church Hall.

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