Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sunday 9 December 10am – joint service with Beckenham Methodist

Song Sheet for 9 December 2012

1.The First Nowell
The first Nowell the angel did say
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay:
in fields where they lay a-keeping their sheep
on a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Born is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star,
shining in the east, beyond them far;
and to the earth it gave great light,
and so it continued both day and night.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell …

This star drew nigh to the north-west,
o’er Bethlehem it took its rest,
and there it did both stop and stay
right over the place where Jesus lay.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell …

Then let us all with one accord
sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
that hath made heaven and earth of naught,
and with his blood our life hath bought.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell …

2. Do You Hear What I Hear (Noel Regney & Gloria Shayne ©Jewel Music)
Said the night wind to the little lamb,
“Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb, do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night,
with a tail as big as a kite, with a tail as big as a kite.”

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
“Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song, high above the tree,
with a voice as big as the sea, with a voice as big as the sea.”

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
“Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king, do you know what I know?
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold;
let us bring Him silver and gold,
let us bring Him silver and gold.”

Said the king to the people ev’rywhere,
“Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people ev’rywhere! Listen to what I say
The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light,
He will bring us goodness and light.”

3.O Come All Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him
Born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Sing choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above,
“Glory to God in the highest”:
O come, let us adore him…

Yea, Lord, we greet you
born for our salvation;
Jesus, to you be glory given:
Word of the Father now in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore him…

4. Mary Did You Know (Originally written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene)

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?

Mary did you know..
The blind will see.
The deaf will hear.
The dead will live again.
The lame will leap.
The dumb will speak
The praises of The Lamb.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
The sleeping Child you’re holding is the Great I Am.

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

Today’s service will be followed by a picnic at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd at 12 noon. Please BYO lunch – icecream, games, tea, coffee & umbrellas provided. All are welcome.

Four Candle-Lighters are required for the 7.30pm service on Christmas Eve. Please email the Office, or phone Anna 332 6192 if you can assist. There will be a very small piece to read.

CUPPA & CHAT: EVERY Tuesday & Wednesday 10am – 12 noon. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525. Please note the information in the “Messenger” is incorrect. The last session for 2012 is on 19th December, and Cuppa & Chat will resume on 8th January 2013.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 12th December. Carpool 9.45am from St Martin’s Church to drive to Pegasus Cafe by the lakes for a stroll, then 11.30am brunch at Pegasus Golf Club Restaurant. June 332 8874.

BOARD OF MANAGERS’ meeting Wednesday 12th December 7.30pm in the Beckenham Methodist Lounge. Please note date.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS meets this Thursday from 10am – 12 noon for the last time this year. $3 per session. Beverley 332 7786.

GIFTS FOR WALTHAM COTTAGE: Thank you to all those who have donated Christmas gifts for Waltham Cottage. Next Sunday is your last opportunity to contribute. Please DO NOT wrap them as they are sorted and given to individuals by the staff. Christmas baking and wrapping paper also very welcome.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Tomorrow 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

HUB NEWS: Check the noticeboard in the foyer for this week’s information.

WANTED: An elderly lady is seeking rental accommodation in this area from early January 2013. Please contact Dr Lusis 329 4400 if you can help.

WEBSITE: www.stmartins.org.nz or email: stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Wed 12th Richard; Thu 13th Deborah.

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