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Behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent…
Matt. 27:51


 

MARCH 2020
     



HYMN: AND CAN IT BE
Introduction: I Intro And can it be (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
The words were written by Charles Wesley, (1707-88) the master hymn writer of the church. The tune Sagina was composed by Thomas Campbell, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1800, and died there in 1876. In 1825 he published The Bouquet: a collection of tunes composed and adapted to Wesley's Hymns which included 23 tunes, all of which were given botanical names; the most well known is SAGINA (PEARLWORT).

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2 And Can It Be (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

1.
And can it be that I should gain
An int’rest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

2.
’Tis myst’ry all: th’ Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.

3.
Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quick’ning ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

4.
No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’ eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.


PRAYER
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3 Prayer March 2020 (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

Heavenly Father, thank you for the privilege you give us of coming into your presence whenever we choose. We admit that we find it hard to remember that you are able to resolve every problem we could ever face and because your way of doing that is far better than ours, we so often think our prayers are not heard. Forgive us, please, for not trusting you more.
In these moments, therefore we give you our thanks for being a God who is so loving and caring towards us.
Mindful of your omnipotence, dear God, we bring to you the problems which we find we are unable to solve. There are so many people who are suffering from incurable illnesses and need a miracle of healing; others are struggling with anxiety over circumstances which they have little if any control. Your people need the confidence to act in your name. Grant, we pray, that your Holy Spirit will empower us when and wherever necessary.
And in our worship in this service today, may we sense your presence in a really special way. This we ask in the name of Jesus, Amen.


HYMN: CITY OF GOD
Introduction: Intro City of God (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
Words: Johnson, Samuel, M.A, was born at Salem, Massachusetts, Oct. 10, 1822, In 1853 he formed a Free Church in Lynn, Massachusetts, and remained its pastor until 1870.
The tune, ‘Richmond’ was composed by Thomas Haweis (b. Redruth, Cornwall, England, 1734; d. Bath, England, 1820) Initially apprenticed to a surgeon and pharmacist, Haweis decided to study for the ministry at Oxford and was ordained in the Church of England in 1757.

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5 City of God (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

1
City of God, how broad and far
outspread thy walls sublime!
The true thy chartered freemen are
of every age and clime:

2
One holy church, one army strong,
one steadfast, high intent;
one working band, one harvest-song,
one King omnipotent.

3
How purely hath thy speech come down
from man's primaeval youth!
How grandly hath thine empire grown
of freedom, love, and truth!

4
How gleam thy watch-fires through the night
with never-fainting ray!
How rise thy towers, serene and bright,
to meet the dawning day!

5 In vain the surge's angry shock,
in vain the drifting sands:
unharmed upon the eternal Rock
the eternal city stands.


CORNET SOLO: BEAUTIFUL CHRIST
Introduction: 6 Intro Beautiful Christ (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
An arrangement for cornet based on the words by Elizabeth Ashby
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7 Beautiful Christ (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
1.
Beautiful Jesus, bright star of the earth,
Loving and tender from moment of birth;
Beautiful Jesus, though lowly thy lot,
Born in a manger, so rude was thy cot.

Chorus
Beautiful Christ, beautiful Christ,
Fairest of thousands, and pearl of great price;
Beautiful Christ, beautiful Christ,
Gladly we welcome thee, beautiful Christ.


2.
Beautiful Jesus, what treasure you brought,
When from Heaven's splendour the earth first you
sought.
Beautiful Jesus, beloved of God.
Emblem of purity, emblem of good.

3.
Beautiful Jesus, so gentle and mild,
Light of the sinner in ways dark and wild;
Beautiful Jesus, O save such just now,
As at thy feet they in penitence bow!


CHORAL: GOD BE IN MY HEAD
Introduction: 8 Intro God be in my head (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
The first trace of this very moving verse is in a French text dating from ca. 1490. Henry Walford Davies, composed the music around 1910.

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9 God be in my head (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 


God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at mine end, and at my departing.


BIBLE READING
. John 17:1-5
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10 Bible Reading (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
Jesus …….looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I have brought you gloryon earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify mein your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

HYMN: HE HIDETH MY SOUL
Introduction 11 He hideth my soul (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
The words are by Fanny Crosby who was blind after a surgical mishap when she was just 6 weeks old. She said “It seemed intended by the blessed providence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank Him for the dispensation. If perfect earthly sight were offered me tomorrow I would not accept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been distracted by the beautiful and interesting things about me.”
The music was written by William J. Kirkpatrick an American who spent over three years as a carpenter, but was more interested in music than mechanics, devoting all his leisure time to its study eventually writing over 50 hymns

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12 He hideth my soul (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 



1.
A wonderful Saviour is Jesus, my Lord,
A wonderful Saviour to me:
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
Where rivers of pleasure I see.

Chorus
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life in the depths of his love,
And covers me there with his hand.


2.
A wonderful Saviour is Jesus, my Lord,
He taketh my burden away;
He holdeth me up and I shall not be moved,
He giveth me strength as my day.

3.
With numberless blessings each moment he
crowns,
And, filled with his goodness divine,
I sing in my rapture: O glory to God
For such a redeemer as mine!
4
When clothed in His brightness
Transported I rise
To meet Him in Clouds of the sky
His perfect salvation, His wonderful love
I'll shout with the millions on high
.


CHORAL: BEATI QUORUM VIA
Introduction 13 Intro Beati Quorum Via (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
Composer:  Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Words:

Beati quorum via integra est: qui ambulant in lege Domini
Translation:
Blessed are they whose road is straight, who walk in the law of the Lord.
(Words from Psalm 119 v.1)

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14 Beati Quorum Via (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 


CHORAL: I BELIEVE IT
Introduction: 15 INTRO BELIEVE IT (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
An up tempo medley emphasising the need and experience of trusting in God’s Word.

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16 Believe it (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 


Faith is the essence of things unseen
The substance of things hoped for
God's word has said it and I believe it
For the miracle has happened to me

God said it and I believe it
And that settles it for me
God said it and I believe it
And that settles it for me
Though some may doubt that His word is true
I've chosen to believe it, now how about you?
God said it and I believe it
And that settles it for me

Do you believe that God created you
Just like He told you in His word?
Do you believe that every world in space
Came to place by His own power?

Do you believe that God can change your life
And give you freedom from your sin?
He'll open every door that blocks the way
You can say within...

God said it and I believe it
And that settles it for me
God said it and I believe it
And that settles it for me
Though some may doubt that His word is true
I've chosen to believe it, now how about you?
God said it and I believe it
And that settles it for me


God is the Author and He's
the ending
Of all that I believe in
Life more abundant is yours for the asking
The miracle can happen to you

God said it and I believe it
And that settles it for me
God said it and I believe it
And that settles it for me
Though some may doubt that His word is true
I've chosen to believe it, now how about you?

God said it and I believe it
And that settles it for me
God said it and I believe it
And that settles it for me.


PSALM 23
A psalm of David. (KJV)
Audio file 17 PSALM 23 (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 


1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

HYMN: GLORIOUS THINGS OF THEE ARE SPOKEN
Introduction 18 Intro Glorious things of thee (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
Words: John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His
licentious and tumultuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide-surveyor in Liverpool, England, Newton came under the influence of George Whitefield and John and Charles Wesley and began to study for the for the ministry. He was ordained in the Church of England. His legacy to the Christian church includes this memorable hymn.

Music: Composer: Cyril V. Taylor (b. Wigan, Lancashire, England, 1907; d. Petersfield, England, 1992) was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1932. He served the church as both pastor and musician. He contributed twenty hymn tunes to the BBC Hymn Book (1951), which he edited, and other tunes to the Methodist Hymns and Psalms (1983).

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19 Glorious Things of Thee (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

1
Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
he whose word cannot be broken
formed thee for his own abode;
on the Rock of Ages founded,
what can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's walls surrounded,
thou may'st smile at all thy foes.

2
See the streams of living waters,
springing from eternal love,
well supply thy sons and daughters,
and all fear of want remove;
who can faint while such a river

ever flows their thirst t'assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord, the giver,
never fails from age to age.

3
Round each habitation hov'ring,
see the cloud and fire appear
for a glory and a cov'ring,
showing that the Lord is near;
thus deriving from their banner
light by night and shade by day,
safe they feed upon the manna
which he gives them when they pray.

4
Saviour, if of Zion's city
I, thro' grace, a member am,
let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in thy name;
fading is the worldling's pleasure,
all his boasted pomp and show;
solid joys and lasting treasure
none but Zion's children know.

SERMON

me0021-3-3
Dr Malcolm Westwood


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20 Sermon March 2020 (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

It’s a remarkable fact often a man who is reviled in his life is seen to be quite different when he dies. Many instances could be quoted, such as Abraham Lincoln’s war minister, Edwin M. Stanton who treated Lincoln with contempt, deriding him as uncouth but looking at Lincoln’s body after the assassin’s bullet, he said with tears in his eyes, ”There lies the greatest ruler of men the world has ever seen. When Jesus spoke of ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified”, he knew that the cross was to be his glory because through it, it would mean that people would be drawn to him in a way that not even his life had done.

The cross marked the completion of his work. He, himself, said to his Father, “I have accomplished the work which you gave me to do.” What a wonderful thought that is! -Jesus knew that had he rejected the cross-as he could have done- people would have seen God as saying to them “I love you this far-but that is my limit.” The cross tells us that God’s love for us is limitless. There is nothing God would not do to offer us eternity with him and to make it possible.

There is a famous painting from the First World War which shows an engineer fixing a field telephone line. He had just completed the
line so that its essential message could get through but at that moment the engineer was shot. The painting shows him at moment of death and the one word caption reads,
“Through!”

He had given his life so that the message might get through.Jesus did exactly that. He completed the task his Father gave him. In death he showed the endless, limitless extent of God’s love for us.Jesus did something truly amazing for us. By his life and his death he made it possible for us to
know God.

When we read the words of Jesus, we can see he went to great lengths to show us what God is like and we begin to understand that providing a way for us to enter heaven to be with God for eternity only has a limited attraction if eternal life is more than just an extension of life on earth. No doubt there are things we tolerate on earth that we would be glad to think we would not have to endure for ever and ever! Jesus came and showed us that God was perfect love and the life he offers us is not simply timeless. God’s eternal life is precious to us because of its
quality.
Psalm 9:10 says “Those who know your name will trust in you’ that’s not a way of saying those who know what God is
called will trust him, it means those who know what God is like-those who see him as complete, perfect love will put their trust in him. And we would add to that -why wouldn’t they?! So when Jesus said to his Father, “I have revealed you” (John 17:6) he’s saying that he has enabled us to see what the real nature of God is like.
That leads me to ask the question, “Why is it that we find it so hard to trust God in
everything?”

In the main, Christians are happy to agree when the sun rises and sets it is evidence of a loving God who provides what we need to exist. We marvel at the miracle of harvest and how we are fed by tiny seeds which grow into what we can eat. We commit our children to God when they are born and ask him to guide and protect them. Once we have settled on such basic things like that, we are quite content to thank and praise God for them before we then proceed on a life of worry!

Certainly we have moments when we appeal to God in times of crises and-we have to admit –such appeals are caused so often out of our desperation. Yet, we are chosen by God to be his disciples-showing as Jesus did-that God has unlimited love for us and for all who share the nature of God.So often we justify the time of worry and anxiety by saying, “It’s only human to be anxious!” Yet God sent Jesus to us to reassure us that God’s love for us and protection over us is limitless. The Psalmist reminds us “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil.”

And remembering the pandemic today, how we need to hear that and experience the lack of fear.

As a Minister for many years I have met some lovely church-going people who have faced harrowing times and I can personally vouch for the fact that Christians are not immune to challenging experiences.
I think of a friend who’s adult son disappeared one day without trace. Knowing the man’s mother was very family orientated and a lovely Christian, I said that she must have been so worried. She smiled and said so simply, “I have learned to trust God in
all circumstances and the fact that this was a very personal problem didn’t change the fact that God has promised take care of the things which could otherwise worry me. So, I handed over my son to the Lord and trusted him to take care of him wherever he might be.”
It was to take seven years before the Son walked into her home again but her trust in God never wavered.

Now, we might think that is an extraordinary example of trusting God and wonder if we could ever aspire to such trust but my friend simply practised trusting in both the small things and in the big problems. Size was immaterial to her.

At this very time we face the problem of global coronavirus. Daily we read of panic buying and while it is sensible to take reasonable precautions in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, let’s not, as disciples of an omnipotent God, forget that this massive problem to us, we can put into God’s hands.

Some people might ask what good will that do? But when we put problems into his hands we release his power in us. Knowing God can and will do what we cannot do, frees us to concentrate on what God guides us to do.
I’m not suggesting putting such a disaster into God’s hands will immediately halt the spread of the virus but what it will do is remind us that God will open up ways of dealing with the situation which are beyond even the best of human brains.

It’s one thing to pray, “Dear God, please help us in this situation” and to say, ”Dear God, this is a situation we need to put completely into your hands because it’s something beyond our ability to resolve.”

Of course if we have no experience of handing things completely to God, we will find it virtually impossible to confidently do that with something that is terrifying the world. So for a few moments, allow me, please, to speak about that most famous of Psalms -Psalm 23.

I choose to share this with you today because it tells us of the one who has total trust in God which brought him peace and contentment. The brief reference to his enemies indicates that he has not been free from trouble. The whole Psalm has a spirit of calm and peace and contentment brought about through….
Faith in God.
And right now how precious would that be for people. It’s a Psalm which inspires us because it covers so much….He makes me…..He leads me…..He restores me……He guides me……He watches over me….. He prepares a table before me….he anoints my head with oil…..

The Lord covers everything we need-indoors and outdoors!

David is the author of the Psalm and spoke as he did because of his personal experience looking after sheep.
Let’s concentrate for a moment at the seven sufficiencies which David speaks about


1
.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want We’re told that sheep don’t lie down until they are satisfied with their grazing.
Our spiritual needs will be met completely.
He leads me to lie down in green pastures ,

2.
he leads me besides quiet waters.
The Eastern Shepherd doesn’t drive the sheep. He leads them. We sing the words of J.H. Gilmore,
“He leads me, oh blessed thought!
Oh words with heavenly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do, where’er I be,
Still ‘tis God’s hand that leadeth me.

”The quiet flowing still waters to which David refers invite us to rest and are in contrast to the stagnant pools and turbulent streams.

3.
He restores my soul
We will not want for renewal. “The inward man is renewed day by day.”(2 Corinthians 4:16 )
God’s grace sustains us daily and revives us.

4.
He guides me in paths of righteousness.
We will never be short of God’s guidance as he leads us in how to be holy as he is holy.

5.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil
In the hardest of all places in which we may find ourselves, God is there to help us. If God can give us courage there, he can help us anywhere. I will fear no evil……. At this present time, where the daily count of death from coronavirus is the topic on many lips, what God provides is quiet confidence in him to sustain us through even the worst of pandemics. Why is David so confident? He provides the answer…….

6…..for you are with me!
This gives the Psalmist complete confidence. He knows the nature of God. If God is with him then he is able to face anything and everything. We find God’s reassurance in his words so often.
For instance Exodus 33:14 God said to Moses, “My presence will go with you.”
In Joshua chapter 1:5-9 God reassures Joshua: “No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will never leave you or forsake you.”
This is a truly Almighty God promising his presence to Joshua and in turn to all who are obedient to him.


7.
Your rod and your staff they comfort me.

The shepherd's crook serves two functions. It’s a rod for protection and a staff upon which
the shepherd leans. And it reminds us of the comfort of his presence.
God protects us from any harmful thing that may want to attack us (figuratively speaking). Yet, his staff is also there for us to lean on, to rest, and to find peace.
In these trying days when seemingly only self isolation is what we are offered, to the followers of Jesus we will never be alone for he is ever-present with us and he renews us each day and even when we are surrounded by the sight of death, he stands with us meeting all our needs.He is no fair-weather God!
He is ever present with us using his almightiness to resolve what may seem impossible to us.

In the middle of our world’s crisis, with daily reports of yet more people being infected and people showing how fearful they are and panic buying, let us put the crisis in the hands of God and admit that what is out of control, needs his divine control….

So LET’S PUT OUR CARES INTO GOD’S HANDS!

WORRIED? Into the mighty hands of God We give our worries and our care, Though desp’rate are the times we face Let’s be content to leave them there  For only then God’s promised peace Can strengthen us with holy balm, And when life’s oceans menace us, Relived of cares, we’ll know God’s calm. When hope is fading from our sight, To those who trust, God has a place, His hands are open for our cares There is no limit to his grace! Though great the curse of what we face, God’s love is greater than its dread For in his hands it loses power As all our fears in him are shed.
(Malcolm Westwood)

BRASS: CONSTANT TRUST
Audio file 21 Constant Trust (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

A Tone Poem composed by Eric Ball featuring the hymns ’Trust and Obey’, ‘The Cross Is Not Greater Than His Grace’ and ‘Trusting As The Moments Fly.

TRUST AND OBEY

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.



Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.


Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we'll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.


THE CROSS IS NOT GREATER THAN HIS GRACE

The cross that He gave may be heavy,
  But it ne’er outweighs His grace;
The storm that I feared may surround me,
  But it ne’er excludes His face



The cross is not greater than His grace,
The storm cannot hide His blessed face;
  I am satisfied to know


That with Jesus here below,
    I can conquer every foe.



The thorns in my path are not sharper
  Than composed His crown for me;
The cup that I drink not more bitter
  Than He drank in Gethsemane.



The light of His love shineth brighter,
  As it falls on paths of woe;


The toil of my work groweth lighter,
  As I stoop to raise the low.



His will I have joy in fulfilling,
  As I’m walking in His sight;
My trials more blessings are bringing,
  Christ in them is my delight.


TRUSTING AS THE MOMENTS FLY

Simply trusting every day
Trusting through a stormy way
Even when my faith is small
Trusting Jesus, that is all


Refrain:

Trusting as the moments fly
Trusting as the days go by
Trusting Him whate'er befall
Trusting Jesus, that is all


Brightly doth His Spirit shine
Into this poor heart of mine
While He leads I cannot fall
Trusting Jesus, that is all

Refrain

Singing if my way is clear
Praying if the path be drear
If in danger for Him call
Trusting Jesus, that is all

Refrain
BENEDICTION
Audio file 22 BENEDICTION (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

May your trust in God be such that his omnipotence is revealed to the world through you and that by the sacrifice of Jesus, you confidently anticipate the eternity which the God’s Holy Spirit reassures you will be full of God’s limitless love. Amen.
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RECENT PRAYER REQUESTS RECEIVED
AT THE VEIL MINISTRIES PRAYER GROUP

Hazel Bushell, who lives in Barrow on Humber in the UK  tells me...

"I had some bad news a couple of weeks ago to say that I have got Myeloma which is a rare type of bone cancer. I am going for bone marrow biopsy’s on the 18th this Thursday in my spine and a scan on the 8th of April so could I ask if you would put me on the prayer list please. I must say what a difference a prayer makes.”

I am sure we will all readily respond to Hazel’s request and bring her before the Lord to ask for his special ministry to her.
GWYNETH HALLIBURTON
I am always grateful that the members of our world wide prayer fellowship  so willing pray for the requests which come to us.
Today, we have a request for prayer for Gwyneth who lives in Durham in the UK. She has been in hospital suffering from cellulitis. Could we bring her -and her husband, Graeme, - to the Lord asking for Gwyneth’s healing and extra energy for Graeme as he will be Gwyneth’s carer in the days ahead. (Gwyneth also suffers from multiple scleroris)
Thank you for your continuing care and compassion.

Your prayers would be much appreciated, please


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‘THE ORDER OF CHRISTIAN ENCOURAGERS.’

DESCRIPTION OF THE ORDER
The order has been established to recognise the ministry of those who continually encourage others in their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is available to Christians of all denominations
HOW A PERSON IS ADMITTED TO THE ORDER
A person may be nominated by a fellow church member and seconded by another church member. The person nominated is then asked if they are willing to accept admission to the order. On agreement, a short presentation ceremony is conducted which can be at the person’s church or held privately where a certificate and lapel badge (shown below) is presented and their name is entered on the roll of the order. The ceremony may be performed by the minister or, if invited, by a representative of the order.
(The emblem badge of the Order of Christian Encouragers)

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If you know of anyone in your church who is an exceptional encourager and you would like them to be recognised by being awarded with admission to the order, do please feel free to contact me on mw@veilministries.org for details how the order can be presented.
(Of course, such people may prefer not to be so recognised and it is only with their agreement that the Order is bestowed.)

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up….”


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