Celebrating St Francis 23 September 2012

WELCOME & NOTICES

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: This is the day which the Lord has made
Response: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

SONG: This is the Day
This is the day, this is the day
That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice and be glad in it,
And be glad in it
This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made.

This is the day, this is the day, when He rose again …..

This is the day, this is the day,
when the Spirit came ….

INTRODUCTION TO THE THEME

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER: Gilly/Lauren

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Hilary Moore

SONG: Butterfly Song
If I were a butterfly,
I’d thank you, Lord, for giving me wings;
and if I were a robin in a tree,
I’d thank you, Lord, that I could sing;
and if I were a fish in the sea,
I’d wiggle my tail and I’d giggle with glee,
but I just thank you, God, for making me “me”.

For you gave me a heart and you gave me a smile,
you gave me Jesus and you made me your child,
and I just thank you, God, for making me “me”.

If I were an elephant,
I’d thank you, Lord, by raising my trunk;
and if I were a kangaroo,
you know I’d hop right up to you;
and if I were an octopus,
I’d thank you, Lord, for my fine looks,
but I just thank you, God, for making me “me”.

If I were a wiggly worm,
I’d thank you, Lord that I could squirm;
and if I were a crocodile,
I’d thank you, Lord, for my big smile;
and if I were a fuzzy-wuzzy bear,
I’d thank you, Lord, for my fuzzy-wuzzy hair,
but I just thank you, God, for making me “me”. ©Brian Howard (NJS)

INTRODUCTION TO THE READINGS:
Reading 1 – Genesis 6: 19-22 Lydia Cross
Reading 2 – Matthew 18: 12-14 Jessie Robb

REFLECTION

SONG: Christians Are All Kinds of People
Christians are all kinds of people,
They’re average, they’re short, and they’re tall,
From all kinds of backgrounds,
with all kinds of outlooks,
Our gracious God uses them all.
Christians are all kinds of people,
Not even especially good,

But God’s love is mighty, and that is what counts,
With mercy as wide as the sea; It reaches to you and to me.

Christians are all kinds of people.
They’re smilers, they’re grouchers, they’re clowns.
In all kinds of weather, wherever they gather,
You’ll find every kind of them round.
Christians are all kinds of people,
And sometimes all kinds are in me.

God uses all kinds of people,
The black, and the pale and the tan,
New Born and the aged, the fit and disabled,
They all have a part in the plan.
God uses all kinds of people,
With problems, with hang-ups, with scars. ©Stan & Pauline Stewart.

OFFERING

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

PRAYERS FOR OTHERS William Penwell

ST. FRANCIS: Putting it all into context! Wayne Barton

SONG: Make Me a Channel of your Peace
Make me a channel of your peace:
where there is hatred let me bring your love,
where there is injury, your pardon, Lord,
and where there’s doubt, true faith in you:
O Master, grant that I may never seek
so much to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved, as to love with all my soul!

Make me a channel of your peace:
where there’s despair in life let me bring hope,
where there is darkness, only light,
and where there’s sadness, ever joy:
Make me a channel of your peace:
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
in giving of ourselves that we receive,
and in dying that we’re born to eternal life. © Franciscans Communications(NJS)

SHARE THE GRACE WITH EACH OTHER

AMEN

NOTICES
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Morning tea will be served after the service.

Chris is away on holiday from this week. For any pastoral matters please contact your Elder, or phone Bruce Hudson, Session Clerk on 332 7786.

REMINDER: Daylight Saving starts next Sunday – don’t forget to alter your clocks!

Next Sunday we are Celebrating our Volunteers, led by Audrey Dunnachie and others. Please bring back your Operation Christmas Child shoebox to be blessed.

PRAYER ROSTER: If you would like to be part of a prayer roster, please email Anna (stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz). This would begin in November. Thank you to those who have already volunteered.

FUNDRAISER: A record of the demolition of our beloved Hall is available on DVD. $20. Please add your name to the list in the foyer if you wish to purchase a copy, or see Aubrey 930 2525.

EMAIL ADDRESSES: Please make sure Anna has your CORRECT email address so we can keep you informed about what is happening.

KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE: www.stmartins.org.nz

HUB LUNCHEON St James’ Church Hall Sunday 14th October at 12.30pm
Cashmere Hills are assisting St James in hosting St Martins & Hoon Hay parishes. $5 per person. Numbers are limited to 25 per parish. Preference will be given to those who didn’t attend the Progressive Dinner. Please sign the list in the foyer if you wish to attend. Sonya 339 7038 & Judith 332 1577.
NOTICES continued…
CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

FIRESIDE plans to meet on Tuesday 25th September 7.30pm at Judith’s home for “company and chat” and to hear about THE wedding. Enquiries to Margaret 366 8936.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 26 September Meet 9.30am in Merchiston carpark, 75 St Martins Rd. Non walkers welcome to join us at 10.30. Fern 332 4725.

CARING & SHARING meets on Wednesday 26th September at 2pm at Beckenham Methodist. The Richmond Methodist bellringers will be performing. All members of the congregation are welcome. Fern 332 4725.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS meets every Thursday 10am – 12 noon. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 29th October 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Lyndsey 388 1264.

THE PARISH OFFICE is CLOSED. Anna can be contacted as usual on Wed & Thurs 9am – 12 noon & Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz

ST MARTINS THEATRE GROUP Christmas Celebration Theatre in Hagley Park. Roger Hall’s “Taking Off” is about four Kiwi women who decide it’s never too late to do their big OE. Suggested date: Friday 23 November. $39 for earlybird special. If interested, please contact Lyn 338 0840.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 23rd Daniel; Fri 28th Hannah.

HUB PROGRAMME: September 23-30 committed to sharing & mutual support

St James Spreydon
Sun 23 6pm Toastie Café at Halswell Anglican followed by a Youth service at 7pm
Tues 25 9.30am Little Kids Music . Kay 339-2370
7.30pm Parish Council Meeting in Hall Lounge
Wed 26 9.26am ‘Get Ready to Shake Out’
7.30pm Indoor Bowls in Church Hall. Roger 337 0611
Fri 28 4.30pm Friday Kids Programme, Hall. Dorothy 338-5142

Cashmere
Mon 24 9.15am Pre School Music in the Lounge
Wed 26 10am Forum – to discuss last Sunday’s readings and Sermon.
Thurs 27 10.45am-12 noon (approx) Prayer Group at 20 Major Aitken Drive

Foot Clinic Advance bookings essential. September Foot Clinic dates are Monday 24th from 2pm, and Tuesday 25th from 9.30am. Phone Gail in the Church Office (332 7129) to make an appointment

Hoon Hay
Mon 24 9.30-10.40 am Tai Chi in lounge: Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls Pat 353 0265
Tues 25 10.00 am Mainly music for 0 – 5s Eleanor 960 4824
Wed 26 1.00 pm Ladies Indoor Bowls Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing 322 7954
Thurs 27 9.30-10.40 am Tai Chi in lounge: Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls Pat 353 0265
Fri 28 5.00 pm Messy Church – new way of experiencing church with craft activities, story and a shared meal
7.00 pm LIFT – Youth program Matt 027 389 0000

Sunday 23 2pm “Spring Fling” a Musical Matinee featuring piano, harp, accordion, flute, guitar, organ, and voice. Tickets $10 adults; $5 children, available from the Cashmere Hills and Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church Offices. Proceeds from this concert will be shared between Cashmere Hills and Hoon Hay Presbyterian Churches

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