WELCOME AND NOTICES
• Session Report
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CALL TO WORSHIP:
Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus,
God called into being a new temple,
a church without walls or boundaries;
called to share God’s love and purposes with all people.
This day he calls us, as he calls the body of Christ
in every generation, to be a part of this temple;
to be the church, in and for the world.
HYMN: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Tune: WOV 343(ii))
Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ, our head and cornerstone,
chosen of the Lord and precious,
binding all the Church in one;
holy Zion’s help forever
and our confidence alone.
All within that holy city
dearly loved of God on high,
in exultant jubilation
sing in perfect harmony;
God the One-in-Three adoring
in glad hymns eternally.
We as living stones implore you:
Come among us, Lord, today!
with your gracious loving-kindness
hear your children as we pray;
and the fullness of your blessing
in our fellowship display.
Here entrust to all your servants
what we long from you to gain –
that on earth and in the heavens
we one people shall remain,
till united in your glory
evermore with you we reign.
Praise and honour to the Father,
praise and honour to the Son,
praise and honour to the Spirit,
ever Three and ever One:
one in power and one in glory
while eternal ages run! ? This version Jubilate Hymns (HFTC)
OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER
TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Wayne Barton
HYMN: The Church is Wherever People are Praising
The Church is wherever God’s people are praising,
knowing they’re wanted and loved by their Lord.
The Church is wherever Christ’s followers are trying
to live and to share out the good news of God.
the Church is wherever God’s people are loving,
where all are forgiven and start once again,
where all are accepted, whatever their background,
whatever their past and whatever their pain.
The Church is wherever God’s people are seeking
to reach out and touch folk wherever they are –
conveying the Gospel, its joy and its comfort,
to challenge, refresh, and excite and inspire.
The Church is wherever God’s people are praising,
knowing we’re wanted and loved by our Lord.
The Church is where we as Christ’s followers are trying
to live and to share out the good news of God. © W. Jenkins (CH4)
INTRODUCTION TO THE READINGS
READINGS: 2 Samuel 7: 1-14a Barry Moore
Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56 Hilary Moore
A TIME OF QUIET
HYMN: Songbook 51 Church of the Living Christ
Take the gifts we offer, O God.
Use them to pass on the story that we have received.
Use them to further the faith that has nurtured us
and brought us to this place.
We also re-dedicate ourselves as a people of action.
Re-kindle the gifts you have placed within us,
that we might serve you in all things, big and small,
each and every day, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
WE GREET ONE ANOTHER
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
HYMN: 465 All My Hope on God is Founded (Tune: Groeswen)
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.
MID WINTER CELEBRATION – Next Sunday. Come dressed in your Winter woollies, hats, scarves etc and then share in a Hot Soup and Roll lunch to follow worship.
Over the coming weeks there will be a suggestion box in the Church foyer. Parishioners are invited to place their ideas, dreams and suggestions for the future of St Martin’s Parish in this box. Suggestions for the Mission of St Martin’s, for the building of our new Hall and church buildings, how to involve the community in our worship and the activities we can offer, your dreams for our future and any other ideas you may have. The Session and Board of Managers look forward to receiving your thoughts.
Annual Reports are now required. Please email these to the Office as soon as possible. Deadline is 9am Thursday 9th August.
A NEW PARISH PHONE LIST is now available – please contact the Office if you would like a copy, or pop your name on the clipboard in the foyer.
AUGUST NEWSLETTER: We are planning the next issue to fit in with delivery of annual reports. That means it would be very helpful if you could get your contributions to me as soon as possible. All sorts of news – family highlights, holidays, great photographs, your thoughts about life in general – what scope there is, and how I am depending on you!!! Deadline August 10. I am looking forward to my inbox at email@example.com bursting at the seams with wonderful items. Thanks so much! Lyn Madgwick 338 0840.
CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon. Please use kitchen entrance for the next two weeks. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.
WEDNESDAY WALKERS 25th July: Meet 9.30am in Smith St off Ferry Rd for a stroll around Woolston & Linwood. Coffee at Portstone Café. June 332 8874.
CRAFTY CRAFTERS will not meet this week due to hall demolition.
FIRESIDE FUNDRAISER: Last chance for ordering Cheese Rolls today. If you haven’t already done so please place your order on the form in the foyer. These will be available for collection and payment next Sunday 29th July. Thank you.
No Fireside meeting this week. Please would members and anyone interested in helping make the cheese rolls on Saturday 28th meet briefly after church today to plan this. Thanks. Margaret 366 8936.
FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Thursday 2nd August. Lyndsey 388 1264.
MARMALADE FOR MISSIONS & BOOK EXCHANGE: Please support these fundraisers! Please note that some of the books are now in the Office.
Hornby Presbyterian Church, 27 Amyes Road, is hosting a U2achrist again! A church service to the music of the band U2, on Sunday 5th August at 6.30pm. Theme is ‘Surrender’. People from churches in the Presbytery and from the community are welcome to join us.
CARING & SHARING has been cancelled this month.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS Wed & Thurs 9am – 12 noon & Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org *Office Closed Friday 27th.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Tues 24th Aubrey; Thu 26th Rachael; Sat 28th Wayne.
Family Nite – Board Games
Sunday 12th August
5.30 – 7.30pm
In the Church Lounge
Bring along your parents, children, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends/neighbours for a fun night out.
BYO fish n chips or pizza to start the evening.
Please also bring your NAMED board games to play
See you there!