CALL TO WORSHIP:
If we belong to Christ, it is all God’s doing; it is God also who has set his seal upon us and give the Spirit to dwell in our hearts.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, for God’s love endures for ever.
HYMN: Sing, all creation (Tune: Christe Sanctorum)
Sing all creation, sing to God in gladness: joyously serve him, singing hymns of homage, chanting his praises, come before his presence: praise the Almighty!
Know that our God is Lord of all the ages; he is our maker: we are all his creatures, people he fashioned, sheep he leads to pasture: praise the Almighty!
Enter his temple, ringing out his praises; sing in thanksgiving as you come before him; blessing his bounty, glorify his greatness: praise the Almighty!
Great in his goodness is the Lord we worship; steadfast in his kindness, love that knows no ending; faithful his word is, changeless, everlasting:
praise the Almighty! ©James Quinn (CH4)
PRAYERS OF ADORATION, CONFESSION & SUPPLICATION
HYMN: I Sing a Song of the Saints of God (Tune:Grand Isle)
I sing a song of the saints of God, patient and brave and true, who toiled and fought and lived and died for the Lord they loved and knew. And one was a doctor, and one was a queen, and one was a shepherdess on the green; they were all of them saints of God, and I mean, God helping, to be one too.
They loved their Lord so dear, so dear, and his love made them strong; and they followed the right for Jesus’ sake the whole of their good lives long. And one was a soldier, and one was a priest, and was slain by a fierce wild beast; and there’s not any reason, no, not the least, why I shouldn’t be one too.
They lived not only in ages past; there are hundreds of thousands still. The world is bright with the joyous saints who love to do Jesus’ will. You can meet them in school, on the street, in the store, in church, by the sea, in the house next door; they are saints of God, whether rich or poor, and I mean to be one too. © L. Scott (CH4)
READINGS FROM SCRIPTURE:
Job 23: 1-9; 16-17 Bob Cathro
St Mark: 10: 17-31 Deborah Fitchett
HYMN: O God, we bear the imprint of your face (Tune: Song 1) O God, we bear the imprint of your face:
the colors of our skin are your design,
and what we have of beauty in our race
as man or woman, you alone define,
who stretched a living fabric on our frame
and gave to each a language and a name.
Where we are torn and pulled apart by hate because our race, our skin is not the same, while we are judged unequal by the state and victims made because we own our name, humanity reduced to little worth, dishonored is your living face on earth.
O God, we share the image of your Son whose flesh and blood are ours, whatever skin, in humanity we find our own, and in his family our proper kin: Christ is the brother we still crucify, his love the language we must learn, or die. ©Shirley Murray (CH4)
PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING & INTERCESSION
PRAYER OF DEDICATION & THE LORD’S PRAYER
HYMN: Come and Find the Quiet Centre (Lewis Folk Melody arr J Bell)
Come and find the quiet centre in the crowded life we lead,
find the room for hope to enter,
find the frame where we are freed:
clear the chaos and the clutter,
clear our eyes, that we can see
all the things that really matter,
be at peace, and simply be.
Silence is a friend who claims us,
cools the heat and slows the pace,
God it is who speaks and names us,
knows our being, touches base,
making space within our thinking,
lifting shades to show the sun,
raising courage when we’re shrinking,
finding scope for faith begun.
In the Spirit let us travel,
open to each other’s pain,
let our loves and fears unravel,
celebrate the space we gain:
there’s a place for deepest dreaming,
there’s a time for heart to care,
in the Spirit’s lively scheming
there is always room to spare! ©Shirley Murray WGRG/Iona (CH4)
BLESSING AND THREE-FOLD AMEN (SUNG).
City Care wishes to advise that the St Martins Rebuild drop in centre in Wades Avenue (opposite New World entrance) is open to the public on Tuesdays from 2.00-4.00pm and Fridays 9.00-11.00am. All residents are welcome to drop in during these times if you wish to discuss the roadworks with the team from City Care.
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. Our worship next Sunday will be led by Bruce.
HUB LUNCHEON St James’ Church Hall TODAY at 12.30pm. $5 per person. Please pay Fern to receive your ticket(s).
CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.
WEDNESDAY WALKERS 17th October: Meet 9.30am at Centaurus Road end of Bowenvale Ave. Coffee at Cuppa & Chat, Beckenham Methodist. June 332 8874.
BOARD OF MANAGERS’ meeting Wednesday 17th October 7.30pm at the Blacklers’ 5 Clouston Street. Please note venue.
CRAFTY CRAFTERS meets every Thursday 10am – 12 noon. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.
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.
FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 29th October 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Lyndsey 388 1264. Please phone or email Anna to book.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am – 12 noon & Fri 9-11am. Email email@example.com or phone 332 6192.
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
A KEEP FIT CLASS from your chair: “Sit and Stay Fit”. Every Thursday 1.15-2.30pm at the St Peter’s Church Hall, Fisher Ave, Beckenham. $4 pp. and a cuppa to follow. It is lots of fun, good music we all know and led by an enthusiastic instructor. Anneke 328 7459.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Thu 18th Barbara; Sat 20th Fern.
HUB PROGRAM October 14th – October 21st: committed to sharing and mutual support
St James Spreydon
Tues 16th 9.30am Little Kidz Music in Hall Lounge (Kay 339-2370)
Thurs 18th 7.30pm Women Journeying meeting. Topic – ‘Restorative Justice’. Speaker is allergic to chemicals so please come not wearing perfume, deodorant, etc (Kay 339-2370 or Eunice 9424880)
Fri 19th 4.30pm Friday Kids in Kids Room (Dorothy 338-5142)
Mon 15th 9.15 am Pre School Music in the Lounge
Mon 15th: 1.30 pm Cashmere Garden Club – Workshop
Wed 17th 10.00 am Forum – to discuss last Sunday’s readings & Sermon.
Wed 17th 2.00 pm Cashmere APW meet in the Lounge. The speaker will be
Helen Wells who will tell us about her time in Thailand. There will be a sales table. Contributions of suitable items for the Christmas hamper which will be given to “Pillars” will be welcomed
Thurs 18th 10.45 am – 12 noon Prayer Group at 20 Major Aiken Drive
Hoon Hay No programme received
Mon 15th 9.30-10.40 am Tai Chi in lounge: Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls: Pat 353 0265
Tues 16th 10.00 am Mainly music – 0 – 5 years Eleanor 960 4824
Wed 17th 1.00 pm Ladies Indoor Bowls – Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing – David 322 7954
Thurs 18th 9.30-10.40 am Tai Chi in lounge: Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls Pat Simpson 353 0265
Fri 19th 5.00 pm Messy Church – craft activities, story and a shared meal
7.00 pm LIFT – Youth program Matt 027 389 0000