Saturday, 16 June 2007

Church Anniversary Services

We had our Church Anniversary Services at Salem Baptist Chapel in Peterborough.

Pastor David Oldham of Evington Chapel, Leicester was the Speaker. He is the local representative of the Trinitarian Bible Society.

His two messages were on:

Psalm 136:1
"O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever."

Luke 11:21
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, "I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight."

The common thread between these two messages is the goodness of God in the way he shows mercy.

We were glad to see a good number of visitors who came from near and far: Ramsey, Harpenden, Bedford, Stamford, Leicester and Heckington, and we were greatly encouraged by their fellowship.

I was asked to lead the singing of grace, "Be Present At Our Table Lord". There was lots of food in the interval between the two services, and I even got to take some of it home.

I was given a very nice photo from when Nadia Beyko was baptized at Salem in January. Pastor Peter Cotton, her Fiancee, was there also, and he will be preaching for us tomorrow (Sunday). They are both from the new church in Heckington.

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