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Order of Service and Notices – 14 August 2011

WELCOME AND NOTICES

Session Report

CALL TO WORSHIP:
Like life itself, faith is a journey,
a pilgrimage whose purpose is a constant walk with God.
God calls us to respond to his call,
with the conviction that God will be beside us.
When we feel the fear and do it anyway:
whole new horizons open up, faith is honoured and shared.

HYMN: 115 Let us Sing to the God of Salvation

OPENING PRAYERS

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN Wayne

SONG: The Church is Wherever (Tune: Streets of Laredo)
©WL Jenkins (CH4)

INTRODUCTION TO THE READINGS

READINGS: 1 Kings 19: 9-18 Tony
Matthew 14: 22-33 Allison

SERMON: Between Trust and Fear

RESPONSIVE LITANY: (Cesareo Gabarain)
Right: God, you have come to the seashore,
neither searching for the rich nor the wise,
desiring only that I should follow.

Left: God, see my goods, my possession;
in my boat you find no power, no wealth.
Will you accept, then, my nets and labour?

Together: O Lord, with your eyes set upon me,
gently smiling, you have spoken my name.
All I longed for I have found by the water,
at your side I will seek other shores.

Right: God, take my hands, and direct them.
Help me spend myself in seeking the lost,
returning love for the love you gave me.

Left: God, as I drift on the waters,
be the resting-place of my restless heart,
my life’s companion, my friend and refuge.

Together: O Lord, with your eyes set upon me,
gently smiling, you have spoken my name.
All I longed for I have found by the water,
at your side I will seek other shores.

HYMN: Songbook 28 Will You Come and Follow Me

THE OFFERING:
God, you say to us the timeless word, Come.
Lead us along the path we are to follow.
May it take us to the side of the grieving, lonely, and hurting.
May it encourage us to rejoice with those who celebrate.
May all we offer this morning enable us to serve you faithfully,
in the name of Jesus. Amen.

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN: 672 Where the Road Runs Out
©Colin Gibson

THE BLESSING

NOTICES
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for a cup of tea or coffee after the service.

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon. Pop in for a bit of company! Details from Aubrey 930 2525 or Audrey 337 3846.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 17th August: meet 9.30am corner of Somerfield & Strickland Sts. We will walk around Somerfield & Thorrington and have coffee at True Brew Café. Allison 332 0554.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays in the Lounge from 10am until 12 noon. Phone Beverley 942 7821 for details.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session this Thursday 1-4pm. There are still a few spaces available – please book through the Parish Office.

Marmalade for Missions ~ there is a small table in the lounge with marmalade, jams, pickles, etc, even surplus vegetables or fruit or even baking for people to purchase after worship on a Sunday. Please support this fundraiser by providing goods to sell and/or buying items!

ADVANCE NOTICE: The Annual Meeting is to be on 25th September – please note it has been changed from the 11th.

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