Sunday 17 June 2012

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.

TODAY we welcome Bridie Patricia Beasley and her family as they join us for Bridie’s baptism. Please sign the Baptismal Book.

THANKSGIVING OFFERING: Please ensure your name or giving number is on the front of the envelope if you require a receipt.

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 20th June: see noticeboard for details.

BOARD OF MANAGERS’ meeting Wednesday 20th June 7.30pm.

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

FOOTCARE CLINIC THIS Thursday 21st June. Lyndsey 388 1264.

Winter Study: Based on the DVD “The King’s Speech”. Please sign the clipboard in the foyer if you are interested. This will be on Monday evenings. Chris.

TANZANIAN OVERSEAS MISSION PROJECT: Check out the Orphanage’s website: yoursisters.org and see how to donate online.

MARMALADE FOR MISSIONS & BOOK EXCHANGE: Please support these fundraisers!

THE MISSION RESOURCE TEAM is seeking expressions of interest regarding winter board game sessions (Mon or Fri afternoon and/or weekend family night.) Please see clipboards for details or speak to Lyndsey 388 1264.

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

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 18th Julian; Tue 19th June & James; Sat 23rd Betty.

WELCOME AND NOTICES

CALL TO WORSHIP:
Like life itself, faith is a journey,
a pilgrimage whose purpose is a constant walk with God.
When we participate in the Sacrament of Baptism,
we recall our growth in faith,
we look again at our pilgrimage experience,
and renew our commitment to following Jesus Christ.
Let us come now to worship, in word, song and Sacrament.

OPENING PRAYERS

HYMN: Amazing Grace (chosen by Jenny & Andrew)
Amazing Grace! how sweet the sound,
that saved someone like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind, but now I see.

As grace first taught my heart to fear,
so grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear,
the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
God’s grace has brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
his word my hope secures;
he will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures. Arrangement © L F Bartlett (TIS)

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Hilary Moore

SONG: Songbook 17 One More Step Along the World I Go

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Introduction

An Affirmation of Faith
We are not alone, We live in God’s world.
We believe in God: who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.
We are not alone. Thanks be to God. AMEN.

The Baptismal Vows
Parents
Congregational Vows: (congregation stands)
Will you, as the family and friends of children in our congregation, and beyond, endeavour to support all children with Christian love and understanding. Yes we will.
Will you surround parents with love, and support them as they seek to
provide loving Christian homes in which their children will grow and thrive. Yes we will.

Presentation to the Congregation
Aaronic Blessing WOV 572

A PRAYER FOR FAMILIES ~ Kirsty Frew

HYMN: Celebrate Each Generation (Tune: Stuttgart WOV 200)
Celebrate each generation Every new-born son & daughter
celebrate around the earth! is the Church’s loving claim,
In this church make dedication marked by touch of living water
of the miracle of birth. now to take the Christian name.
Be the Christ in those we christen: So another generation
body , spirit, both must thrive may discover truth and good,
be the Christ in us who promise flower within the certain future,
new-born faith to keep alive. bud of hope within the wood
© Shirley Murray (AA)
WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

MISSION MOMENT Lindsay Day

INTRODUCTION & READINGS: 1 Samuel 15: 34 – 16:13 Cynthia
Mark 4: 26-34 Tony Beasley
REFLECTION
A TIME OF QUIET

THE OFFERING & SUNG DEDICATION (Tune: Austria)
For the life that you have given,
for the love in Christ made known,
with these fruits of time and labour,
with these gifts that are your own:
here we offer, Lord, our praises;
heart and mind and strength we bring;
give us grace to love and serve you,
living what we pray and sing. © Hope Publishing (TIS)

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN: Eternal, Unchanging, We Sing (Tune: St Denio WOV 80)
Eternal, unchanging, we sing to your praise:
your mercies are endless, and righteous your ways;
your servants proclaim the renown of your name
who rules over all and is ever the same.

Again we rejoice in the world you have made,
your mighty creation in beauty arrayed,
we thank you for life, and we praise you for joy,
for love and for hope that no power can destroy.

We praise you for Jesus, our Saviour and Lord,
the might of his Spirit, the truth of his word,
his comfort in sorrow, compassion in pain,
the faith sure and steadfast that Jesus shall reign. © Emmanuel College(VU)

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