Opening prayer – Peter Beardsmore

Hymns led by – Sueann Henderson

Hymn 1 – Love Divine all Loves Excelling.

Hymn 2 – In Christ Alone.

Announcements led by – George Henderson

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 Annes and Maurice Frome.

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 led by – James Esom

Thankyou that we can come here in safety to sing and praise you.

Thankyou for the seasons and the sunshine today. You are our light and
great Creator.

Thankyou 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. Thankyou 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 message 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.

Final Hymn – Teach me to Dance.

Closing Prayer – Winston Bothwell.

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