Watford church service venue moved, 24 March 2019

The School we usually meet in has a power failure and a gas leak.

If you’re planning to come and worship with us please give me a call as we will be at the home of Charl & Bronwen Olivier.

God bless, Malcolm

“The Eagle’s Eye”, Class 4 Preview

The connection between courage and joy, Acts 8.1-8

I’m preaching soon on Acts 8.1-8, and noticing a connection between courage and joy. Could you help me in my sermon preparation by sending me your reflections on the connection between courage and joy? I’d be very grateful.

“And Saul approved of their killing him. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison. Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralysed or lame were healed. So there was great joy in that city.” (Acts 8:1–8 NIV11)

Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community.

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Sponsored swim by my friend Ben

Please consider sponsoring my friend Ben. He is doing a sponsored swim this Thursday to raise money for the work of HOPE worldwide in Nepal.

Here’s the link.

Hi everybody,

An update on my 3km swim to raise money for my volunteering trip to Nepal.

I have been training for the last few months and am planning to swim the 3km sometime next week.

The trip promises to be very helpful for the people in the city of Kathmandu and the village of Chhaimale, both in Nepal. As you are probably aware, education and healthcare services are nowhere near as good as in the UK so any service can go along way. I will be performing dental examinations and giving oral hygiene education to children and adults alike, along possibly with other aspects of service (eg english teaching in schools).
Any donations would be much appreciated (follow the link if you would like to donate).

Thank you, Ben