You are warmly invited to join us for a night of concert & worship music on Saturday 25th February at St Margaret’s Church, 1 Station Road, Edgware HA8 7JE.
Doors open at 6pm with music starting at 6.30pm-8.30pm
Entry free of charge, donations will be collected to fund Hammad’s next music mission in Pakistan where he will be performing live as well as recording and producing videos to encourage and equip persecuted Christians in Pakistan. Refreshments will be served and an update on Hammad’s mission shared as part of the evening.
By Tube – Northern line to Edgware (end of the line) 5 minutes walk along Station Road.
Driving we are close to A41, A1, M1, A5 and parking is available close to church in shoppers carpark next to Iceland on Station Road.
We are looking forward to worshiping in different languages at this International Christmas Concert on Saturday 17th December at 6pm at St Margaret’s Church, 1 Station Road, Edgware HA8 7JE.
We will be singing in English, Urdu and Twi (Ghanaian language) as we join our voices with the angels celebrating the birth of our saviour 2,000 years ago. Refreshments will be served at the end of the concert. Entry free of charge, with a retiring collection for St Margaret’s music fund.
Voice for Jesus are leading the band which includes friends drawn from Chesham, London and Edgware. We also welcome the worship team from Open Doors Ministry led by Pastor Isaac who meet at St Margaret’s on a Sunday afternoon. They will be singing familiar carols in English and Twi.
On Bible Sunday 23rd October Sally preached on Finding God’s purpose in Scripture. You can listen again by pressing red button
The Scripture for this talk was Luke 4: 16-21:
16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
18 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’[a]
20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’
a. Luke 4:19 Isaiah 61:1,2 (see Septuagint); Isaiah 58:6
Hammad is safely home from Pakistan, Praise God, having had a wonderful visit to Shantinagar for the 100 years celebrations.
Shantinagar is a rural village established by the Salvation Army 100 years ago, surrounded by fertile land irrigated by one of the many canals carrying water to agricultural land in the Punjab region.
Hammad spent the day times visiting friends and relatives in the village, drinking chai and lassi and eating the famous jalabi sweets.
The first evening ‘Arise Youth’ concert was attended by 6,000 young people who had come in buses from across the whole region. It was a hot evening, everyone on stage and in the audience were wearing white shirts fulfilling a prophecy that had been received from a local lady saying she had seen a large gathering with a man singing in a white shirt and fire coming out of his body and healing people.
There was a real sense of God’s presence and much spiritual healing taking place during the evening. Hammad opened the concert with Mera Roma Roma (The Holy Spirit is in me) and then he sang Tera nagar, mera nagar Shantinagar (your house, my house, is a peace house) a song written by Mr Ziaul Masih an apologist from Shantinagar, which Hammad composed for this event. Video footage was shot by Imran Immi during the concert and around the village for the video of this song which will be released by Christmas.
The second evening was attended by 10,000 people, and despite having a sore throat from so much dust the previous evening, Hammad sang again for an hour, with Lloyd providing backing vocals and bass guitar.
The regular percussion team with Ashar on Tabla and Zeshan on Dholak were with Hammad for this tour, creating massive energy in the worship.
The two day events were organised by Pastor Naeem of Good Samaritan Ministries from Lahore.
We praise God for his organisation skills and his faithful preaching of the Word, distributing 2,000 bibles of spiritual food to the people and his generosity in paying the musicians.
Hammad is back in the UK for three weeks helping Sally with youth events at St Margaret’s church in Edgware during half term, starting a new music workshop with Living Way Ministries in Grahame Park near Edgware and preparing for Christmas concerts.
Thank you for your support and prayers during this time. Please continue to pray for Hammad’s mum as she battles daily with the pain of spreading cancer.
An All-Age Talk on the Armour of God given by Rev Sally Baily as part of a series on the Lord’s prayer ‘Lead us not into temptation by deliver us from evil’. The scripture for this talk was Ephesians 6: 13-18. Many thanks to Callum who was dressed up in all Sally’s motorcycle protective clothing as part of this demonstration.
Ephesians 6: 13-18 NIV
13 Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
You can listen here to Rev Sally Baily’s moving talk on Jesus teaching on forgiveness which was given as part of a series on the Lord’s prayer at St Margaret’s Edgware on Sunday 2nd October. The scripture reading for the talk was Luke 15: 11-31 Parable of the two sons.
Luke 15: 11-31 (NIV)
11 Jesus continued: ‘There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the estate.” So he divided his property between them.
13 ‘Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
17 ‘When he came to his senses, he said, “How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.” 20 So he got up and went to his father.
‘But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms round him and kissed him.
21 ‘The son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”
22 ‘But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.” So they began to celebrate.
25 ‘Meanwhile, the elder son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 “Your brother has come,” he replied, “and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.”
28 ‘The elder brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, “Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!”
31 ‘“My son,” the father said, “you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.
A big thank you to everyone who supported our Voice for Jesus concert at St Margaret’s Edgware on 1st October. We had a wonderful evening of worship and thanks to the generosity of supporters covered the cost of Hammad’s flight to attend the Centenary Celebrations in Shantingar this week. Here’s what one supporter said:
Last night was brilliant … thanks so much for letting us know it was on. It was fascinating to hear, in more detail, about all of yours and Hammad’s work in Pakistan. Apart from the wonderful message of faith and hope that you are spreading, you are also both exceptionally brave to stand up in an environment that can show such cruel hostility towards Christians. Amazing and humbling work. Looking at those pictures, Hammad seems like a cross between Billy Graham and Elvis Presley in Pakistan … he certainly is a magnet to the crowds…we will keep praying for him… Bless you Di
Please do pray for Hammad as he travels to Shantinagar – his ancestral village – and leads worship at the two day celebrations of 100 years since the village was established by the Salvation Army.
Please pray for safety for everyone attending these events and particularly for the speakers and worship leaders that God will speak through them to reach many people bringing the gospel alive.
We pray that the word of God will reach many in this rural area and lives will be transformed.