Sunday 30 September Celebrating Volunteers

WELCOME AND NOTICES

CALL TO WORSHIP:
In this complex and demanding world, we recognise and honour those who give of themselves to strengthen and enhance community life.
In worship, we focus on the love of God, as it is shown in such people. We give thanks for their gift of themselves, sometimes given at great personal cost; and we hear the voice of God challenging us all with the task of making his love a tangible reality in our city.

Let us worship God.

HYMN: Praise the Lord (tune Austria: WOV58)
Praise the Lord, you heavens adore him
praise him angels in the height
sun and moon, rejoice before him,
praise him all you stars and light.
Praise the Lord for he has spoken,
worlds his mighty voice obeyed:
laws , which never shall be broken,
for their guidance he has made.

Praise the Lord, for he is glorious;
never shall his promise fail:
God has made his saints victorious;
sin and death shall not prevail.
Praise the God of our salvation ;
host on high his power proclaim :
heaven and earth, and all creation,
laud and magnify his name.

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

STORY-TIME

SONG: One More Step Along the World I Go
One more step along the world I go,
one more step a-long the world I go,
from the old things to the new,
keep me travelling along with you:
And it’s from the old I travel to the new;
keep me travelling along with you.

Round the corner of the world I turn,
more and more about the world I learn;
all the new things that I see
you’ll be looking at along with me:
And it’s from the old I travel to the new;
keep me travelling along with you.

As I travel through the bad and good,
keep me travelling the way I should;
where I see no way to go
you’ll be telling me the way, I know:
And it’s from the old I travel to the new;
keep me travelling along with you.

Give me courage when the world is rough,
keep me loving though the world is tough,
leap and sing in all I do,
keep me travelling along with you:
And it’s from the old I travel to the new;
keep me travelling along with you.

You are older than the world can be,
you are younger than the life in me,
ever old and ever new,
keep me travelling along with you:
And it’s from the old I travel to the new;
keep me travelling along with you.

READINGS: Psalm 112 – Leslie Brandt Sonya Hodder
Matthew 5: 13-16 David Hodder

We hear from some of our Volunteers

HYMN: I, the Lord of Sea and Sky
I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin
my hand will save.
I, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord; is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night;
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people’s pain;
I have wept for love of them.
They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my Word to them.
Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord; is it I, Lord….

I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them.
My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide
till their hearts are satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord; is it I, Lord… © Oregon Catholic Press (VU)

THE OFFERING

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

THE BLESSING OF THE SHOE BOXES ~ June Service

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: Christ be our Light
Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your Church gathered today.

Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has power to save us.
Make us your living voice.
Christ, be our light…

Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
shared until all are fed.
Christ, be our light…

Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone.
Christ, be our light…

Many the gifts, many the people,
many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
making your kingdom come.
Christ, be our light… © Bernadette Farrell (CH4)

THE BLESSING

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 1st Ken; Tue 2nd Jeremy; Wed 3rd Lyn; Fri 5th David.

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. For any pastoral matters please contact your Elder, or phone Bruce Hudson, Session Clerk on 332 7786.

Next Sunday is World Communion Sunday. Rev Lyndsey McKay will be leading our worship.

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 3rd October: carpool 9am from St Martin’s Church, or meet 9.30am by Nunweek Park in Wooldridge Rd, just off far end of Harewood Rd. Coffee at Terra Viva. June 332 8874.

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

PRAYER ROSTER: If you would like to be part of a prayer roster, please email Anna THIS WEEK. The aim is to 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.

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

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 on Sunday 14th October at 12.30pm $5 per person. Please sign the list in the foyer if you wish to attend. Sonya 339 7038 & Judith 332 1577.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 29th October 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Lyndsey 388 1264. Please phone or email Anna to book.

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 by 7 October at the latest.

HUB PROGRAM September 30th – October 7th
St Martins, St James, Cashmere & Hoon Hay:
Committed to sharing and mutual support

St James Spreydon

We 3rd – Mon 7th Stephanie away at General Assembly

Cashmere

Mon 1st 9.15am School holidays – No Pre School Music
1.45 p.m. Cashmere Garden Club

Wed 3rd 10am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s readings and Sermon.
Thurs 4th 10.45am-12 noon 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 No programme received

Mon 1 9.30-10.40 am Tai Chi in lounge Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls Pat 353 0265
Tues 2 10.00 am NO mainly music
Wed 3 1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing David 322 7954
Thurs 4 9.30-10.40 am Tai Chi in lounge Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls Pat 353 0265
Fri 5th 5.00 pm Messy Church – new way of experiencing church with craft activities, story and a shared meal
7.00 pm LIFT – Youth program in lounge Matt 027 389 0000

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