Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jan 29 2012

WELCOME AND NOTICES

CALL TO WORSHIP
On the first day of a new week, God calls us into stillness.
We hear the call and come into that stillness.
As the work of a new year calls us to action,
God calls us out of our busyness.
In faith and anticipation we respond to God’s call
and enter into this time of worship.

HYMN: 25 Sing Praise and Thanksgiving

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN

SONG: Songbook 26 The Church is Wherever God’s People

INTRODUCTION TO THE READINGS

READINGS: Deuteronomy 18: 14-20 Bob
Psalm 111 selections from The Message Judith

A Dramatic Presentation of Mark 1: 21-28 ~ Jill

Sung Response: Spirit of the Living God
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mould me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the living God, move among us all,
make us one in heart and mind, make us one in love:
humble, caring, selfless, sharing.
Spirit of the living God, fill our lives with love © Hope Publishing (VU)

SERMON: With Authority

A TIME OF QUIET

HYMN: Songbook 35 Who is This Man?

OFFERING
We are called to be the body of Christ.
Christ’s body we seek to truly be –
Christ’s body, Christ’s healing,
Christ’s message of love to the world.
God, we ask that you bless the money and goods
we have offered, along with the offerings of ourselves,
in service of Christ’s body,
Christ’s healing, and Christ’s message of love to the world. Amen.

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: We Sing a Love That Sets All People Free
(Tune: Woodlands)
We sing a love that sets all people free,
that blows like wind, that burns like scorching flame,
enfolds like earth, springs up like water clear:
come, living love, live in our hearts today.

We sing a love that seeks another’s good,
that longs to serve and not to count the cost,
a love that, yielding, finds itself made new:
come, caring love, live in our hearts today.

We sing a love, unflinching, unafraid
to be itself, despite another’s wrath,
a love that stands alone and undismayed:
come, strengthening love, live in our hearts today.

We sing a love, that, wandering, will not rest
until it finds its way, its home, its source,
through joy and sadness pressing on refreshed:
come, pilgrim love, live in our hearts today.

We sing a burning, fiery, Holy Ghost
that seeks out shades of ancient bitterness,
transfiguring these, as Christ in every heart:
come joyful love, live in our hearts today. ? Stainer & Bell (CH4)

THE BLESSING

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

CUPPA & CHAT Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon. Do pop in! For details, please contact Aubrey 930 2525.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 1st February ~ Hansen Park/Opawa: Meet 9.30am in “blind end” of Riverlaw Tce off Armstrong Ave by the footbridge. Coffee at Flo. June 332 8874.

SESSION meets this Wednesday 1st February 7.30pm in the Lounge.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am until 12 noon. Newcomers welcome. Please contact Beverley 332 7786 for more information.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: The next session on Thursday 16th February is fully booked. For more information about the clinic, please contact Lyndsey 388 1264.

THE CONTACT DETAILS for Bruce & Beverley have changed. Their new address is 2-174 Wilsons Rd. Phone 332 7786. Email hudsonba@actrix.co.nz. Please update your phone lists.

THE HALL is out of bounds and no access is permitted at this stage. We are awaiting a detailed engineers’ report and will update the parish when the information is available. John .

STOP PRESS: Neighbourhood BBQ is now scheduled for Sunday 26th February 5.00 – 7.00pm. Please note this date in your diaries. More details next week. Enquiries to Sonya 339 7038.

BIRTHDAYS: Fri 27th Nola, Bernie; Tue 31st Bryan, Adrienne; Wed 1st Alice; Sat 4th John.

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