Pentecost Party 27 May 2012

WELCOME AND BIRTHDAYS – Jessie

NOTICES ~ Wayne

SONGS: Wayne
Learn: We Are the Church
The church is not a building;
the church is not a steeple;
the church is not a resting place;
the church is a people.
I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we’re the church together!

We’re many kinds of people,
with many kinds of faces,
all colours and all ages, too
from all times and places.
Refrain

SONG: Songbook 31 This is the Day

SONG: We Are the Church
The church is not a building;
the church is not a steeple;
the church is not a resting place;
the church is a people.
I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we’re the church together!

We’re many kinds of people,
with many kinds of faces,
all colours and all ages, too
from all times and places.
Refrain

Sometimes the church is marching;
sometimes it’s bravely burning,
sometimes it’s riding, sometimes hiding;
always it’s learning.
Refrain

And when the people gather,
there’s singing and there’s praying;
there’s laughing and there’s crying sometimes,
all of it saying:
Refrain

At Pentecost some people
received the Holy Spirit
and told the Good News through the world
to all who would hear it.
Refrain Hope Publishing (UMH)

CALL TO PRAYER: Be Still For the Presence of the Lord (seated)
Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here.
Come, bow before Him now, with reverence and fear.
In Him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground.
Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here.

Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around;
He burns with holy fire, with splendour He is crowned.
How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of light!
Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around.

Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place,
He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister His grace.
No work too hard for Him, in faith receive from Him;
Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place.
© David J Evans (Common Ground)

OPENING PRAYER ~ Lydia
TIME WITH THE CHILDREN: ~ Alice

INTRODUCTION TO THE PENTECOST THEME ~ Chris

ALL AGE ACTIVITIES

OFFERING ~ Alexandria and others

OFFERTORY PRAYER ~ Gilly and Lauren

HYMN: There’s a Spirit in the Air (Tune: Lauds)
There’s a Spirit in the air,
telling Christians everywhere:
“Praise the love that Christ revealed,
living, working in our world.”

Lose your shyness, find your tongue
tell the world what God has done:
God in Christ has come to stay.
Live tomorrow’s life today!

When believers break the bread,
when a hungry child is fed,
praise the love that Christ revealed,
living, working in our world.

Still the Spirit gives us light,
seeing wrong and setting right:
God in Christ has come to stay.
Live tomorrow’s life today!

When a stranger’s not alone,
where the homeless find a home,
praise the love that Christ revealed,
living, working in our world.

May the Spirit fill our praise,
guide our thoughts and change our ways.
God in Christ has come to stay,
live tomorrow’s life today! © Brian Wren (VU)

PRAYERS FOR OTHERS ~ Samantha Rose

PETER AND THE PENTECOST BALLOON

SONG: Go, Tell Everyone
God’s Spirit is deep in my heart,
he has called me and set me apart.
and this is what I have to do,
what I have to do…

He sent me to give the Good News to the poor,
tell prisoners that they are prisoners no more,
tell blind people that they can see,
and set the downtrodden free,
and go tell everyone the news that the Kingdom of God has come,
and go tell everyone the news that the Kingdom of God has come.

And just as the Father sent me,
so I’m sending you out to be
my witnesses throughout the world,
the whole of the world…

Don’t worry what you have to say;
don’t worry, because on that day
God’s Spirit will speak in your heart
– will speak in your heart… © Oxford University Press (R & S)

SUNG BLESSING: (Tune: Eidelweiss)
May the Lord, mighty God,
bless and keep you for ever;
grant you peace, perfect peace,
courage in every endeavour.

Lift up your eyes and see his face
and his grace for ever;
may the Lord, mighty God,
bless and keep you for ever. C/A

FELLOWSHIP TIME AND MORNING TEA

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.
BREAKING NEWS: Now also open on Mondays 6.30 – 8.00pm with FREE soup and rolls. Everyone is very welcome.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 30th May: Sumner for sea and hopefully sunshine! Carpool from Church at 9.05am to meet cnr Marriner St & The Esplanade for a jaunt around Sumner and admire the artistic containers. June 332 8874.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am – 12 noon. New faces always welcome! Please contact Beverley 332 7786 for more information.

MEN’S GROUP will meet in the church lounge on Thursday 7th June commencing at 6pm with a shared tea. The speaker is David Beaumont, and we look forward to seeing you all at this evening. Further details from Tony 332 0554.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER with Cashmere, St James & Hoon Hay Churches:
Saturday 16th June starting 4.30pm at St James’. Mark your calendar now. Queries to Fern 332 4725 or Judith 332 1577 please.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: The next session is on Thursday 21st June. Offers of help to Lyndsey please 388 1264.

A NEW READERS’ ROSTER is due out shortly. If you would like to join, please let Anna know this week.

BIRTHDAYS – We do not have a complete list of parishioners’ birthdays. If you would like your name included, please contact the Parish Office with the details. You are not required to divulge the year you were born! Thanks, Anna.

THE PARISH OFFICE is open Wed & Thurs 9am – 12 noon & Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 27th Jim; Tue 29th Rupert, Margaret; Wed 30th Keith; Fri 1st Madg; Sat 2nd Rose.

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