THEME: “Come to Me”
CALL TO WORSHIP
Come now all who thirst: and drink the water of life
Come now all who hunger: and be filled with good things.
Come now all who seek: and be warmed by the fire of love.
Come now to the table of Jesus:
and find here the courage to be and hope for our future.
HYMN: WOV 490 Come, let us to the Lord
PRAYER (paraphrase from Isaiah)
Thus says the Lord who created you, who formed you in the womb, who is your help:
do not be afraid, do not be dismayed, with tender affection I will bring you back home; you are mine, I will never forget you.
The mountains may depart, the hills be shaken, but my love for you will never depart:
your faults I have dispelled like a cloud, your sins like a mist. Come back to me for I have redeemed you.
Then seek the Lord while he may be found, call to him while he is near:
Let us turn back to the Lord who will take pity, to our God who is rich in forgiveness. Amen.
TIME WITH THE CHILDREN Wayne
READINGS FROM SCRIPTURE:
Hosea 11: 1-4 & 8-9 Sonya
Matthew 11: 16-19 & 25-30 David
HYMN: WOV 141 O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Jesus said ‘It is more blessed to give than it is to receive.’
May our giving always be generous and joyful, and our receiving grateful and thankful, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
HYMN: WOV 81 The King of Love
Lift up your hearts: We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God: It is right to offer thanks and praise…
…United in Christ with all who stand before you we join in songs of everlasting praise:
Blessing, honour and glory be yours, here and everywhere, now and forever. Amen.
HYMN: WOV 435 Be known to us (please remain seated)
BREAKING & SHARING OF THE BREAD AND WINE
PRAYERS FOR OTHERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN: WOV 450 Now let us from this table rise
In our hearts and on our homes: The blessing of God.
In our coming and our going: The peace of God.
In our life and our faith: The love of God.
At our end and our beginning:
The arms of God to welcome us and bring us home. Amen.
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for a cup of tea or coffee after the service.
Many thanks to the Rev. Kim Bathgate for leading our worship this morning.
CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon. Pop in for a bit of company! If you can help, please contact Aubrey 930 2525 or Audrey 337 3846.
WEDNESDAY WALKERS 6th July: Meet 9.30am in Sydenham on the corner of Colombo & Elgin Streets. Coffee at Just Desserts. June 332 8874.
CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays in the Lounge from 10am until 12 noon. Phone Beverley 942 7821 for details.
FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Thursday 7th July 1-4pm. Please book through the Parish Office. Be in quick – spaces are limited! For more information, contact Lyndsey 388 1264.
MEN’S GROUP: Thursday 7th July at 6pm for a shared tea in the Church Lounge. Rob will be talking to the group about his six months in Belgium for his study leave. All men welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there. For further details, contact Tony 332 0554.
PASTORAL ASSISTANCE: If you require assistance this month, please phone 332 6192 and follow the directions of the message. Please speak to Session Clerk, Bruce Hudson 942 7821 if you have any concerns.
Chris is enjoying reading your emails – please make sure you use firstname.lastname@example.org to contact her!
BECKENHAM EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY HUB has been set up behind the service centre in Beckenham to look after the Cashmere, Huntsbury, Hillsborough, Opawa & St Martins areas. If you require assistance regarding safety, security, sanitary or weather tight issues on your property please get in touch with them. The hub also has staff from the Christchurch Temporary Accomodation Service available to offer help and advice. For more information, contact Barbara Kimber, Community Liaison Officer on 341 9955 or email BarbaraK@eqr.co.nz.
Toilets – please refrain from using the church toilet until further notice. The hall toilets are fine.
In case of emergency, please evacuate the buildings when safe to do so, and congregate beside the hedge on the back lawn.