Sunday 10 June 2012

WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP

We come from our scattered lives to this sanctuary
to seek our unity in the Spirit
To seek the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
to seek the peace of God the Father

God’s people have gathered
let us worship the Lord together.

OPENING HYMN: 65 Holy, Holy, Holy

PRAYERS OF ADORATION & CONFESSION

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Alice Shanks

SONG: Songbook 31 This is the Day

READINGS FROM SCRIPTURE:
1 Samuel 8: 4-11; 16-20 Catherine Fitchett
2 Corinthians 4: 13 – 5: 1 Margaret Shanks

SERMON:
The text under the flag (Proverbs 14:34)

HYMN: 665 We Turn to You, O God of every nation (omit v2)

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING & INTERCESSION
In the life of our land
Let Your kingdom come,
Your will be done, O Lord.

THE PEACE

OFFERING & THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN: How good it is, to thank you Lord (Tune: St Fulbert)
How good it is to thank you, Lord,
Proclaim your name most high;
To praise your faithfulness at dawn,
Your love when night is nigh;

And on a ten-stringed instrument,
And with a harp’s sweet sound,
And with the music of the lute
To make your praise abound.

For all your actions make me glad,
Your works inspire my praise;
I sing for joy with my whole heart
Today, and all my days. ©CH4

BLESSING & SUNG THREEFOLD AMEN

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.

NEXT SUNDAY we have the baptism of Bridie Patricia Beasley.

THANKSGIVING OFFERING Sunday 17th June. Please make sure your name or giving number is on the front of the envelope if you require a receipt, which will be issued at the end of this financial year (31 March 2013). Receipts are also available for those not on the envelope system. If you won’t be at church next Sunday, please bring your envelope the following week. Thank You. Joan Macdonald, Treasurer.

CUPPA & CHAT Mondays 6.30 – 8.00pm with FREE soup and rolls Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon. Do pop in! For details, please contact Aubrey 930 2525. All welcome.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 13th June: Meet 9.30am in Stourbridge St, at Lyttelton St end for a saunter around Spreydon. Coffee at Oderings. June 332 8874.

Christchurch APW will meet on Wednesday 13th June at 9.45 at St Martins Church. The speaker will be Pauline Marshall from the Hearing Association. All welcome and there will be a Sales Table. Allison 332 0554.

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

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

KING’S SPEECH Study: Please sign the clipboard in the foyer if you are interested. Chris.

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.

MARMALADE FOR MISSIONS: Please support this fundraiser!

BOOK EXCHANGE – Looking for something to read on these cold winter nights? Have a look on the shelf in the Lounge. Buy a book for $1 or swap a book for only 50 cents.

NEW READERS’ ROSTER is available today – please check to see if there is a copy for you. Thank You. Anna.

An Invitation to the people of St Martin’s Presbyterian Parish ~ you are warmly invited to join with the Anglican community of Opawa-St Martins at St Anne’s Church, cnr Wilsons & Centaurus Roads for evening prayer in the style of Taize worship TONIGHT at 5pm followed by soup & rolls. A gold coin donation to support Church Missionary Society partner Stephen Coulthard who is teaching in Dodoma, Tanzania, would be appreciated. All are welcome.

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: Wed 13th Marette (80); Thu 14th John.

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