Monthly Archives: August 2013

Sunday 1 September 2013

THE GATHERING: From the rear of the church
We gather on this first day of spring to give God thanks and praise.
God of life’s seasons, you are with us in the fickle weather of
spring, in the balmy warmth of summer, in the mellow
days of autumn and in the cold and damp of winter.
You are with us, God, in the enthusiasm of youth and in our reflective
mature years, in the rushed days of productive work and in the
slower pace of retirement.
You are with us, God, in the dark times of pain or disappointment
and in the joy of celebration.
You never leave us, God, and so we gather, a family of your people,
to worship you in Jesus’ name.

HYMN: Fill Your Hearts with Joy (Tune: WOV 84 Regent Square)
Fill your hearts with joy and gladness,
sing and praise your God and mine!
Great the Lord in love and wisdom,
might and majesty divine!
He who framed the starry heavens
knows and names them as they shine.

Praise the Lord, his people, praise him!
wounded souls his comfort know;
those who fear him find his mercies,
peace for pain and joy for woe;
humble hearts are high exalted,
human pride and power laid low.

Praise the Lord for times and season,
cloud and sunshine, wind and rain;
spring to melt the snows of winter
till the waters flow again;
grass upon the mountain pastures,
golden valleys thick with grain.

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness,
peace and plenty crown your days;
love his laws, declare his judgements,
walk in all his words and ways;
he the Lord and we his children –
praise the Lord, all people, praise! © Hope Publishing (HFTC)

OPENING PRAYERS

WELCOME AND NOTICES
• Board of Managers’ Report

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Hilary Moore

SONG: Pear and Apples, Wheat and Grapes (Tune: Monkland WOV 11ii)
Pear and apples, wheat and grapes Flashing shoals of silver fish,
many textures, many shapes; every colour you could wish;
greening leaves and blossom drifts, fishing boats, for you and me
thank you, God, for all your gifts. reap the harvest of the sea.

Earth and ocean, plant and beast, Loving Lord, we know you care;
altogether make the feast; let the world your goodness share;
all who long to share your grace save us from our selfish greed,
at your table have their place. finding you in those in need.
© Paul Booth (Admin. CopyCare Ltd) (CH 4)

READINGS: Psalm 81: 1, 10-16 Gwendoline Cleland
Luke 14: 1, 7-14 Martin Cleland

REFLECTION

AN AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (together)
We believe in one God, Author of life, Creator of the universe.
We believe in the Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who came into the world
to seek the lost and to redeem the whole creation.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, giver of life, who leads us to all truth; renewing us and enabling us to grow in the likeness of Christ.
We affirm that the Church and all its members have a mission for today; to proclaim Good News, and to work with those who struggle to see justice and freedom won for all in our communities.
We affirm the dignity of all people and the basic right of every person
to develop to their full potential. Our hope is in Jesus Christ, the bearer of Truth, whose purposes are fulfilled through God’s people. Amen.
THE OFFERING
God, we are a people of thanksgiving: a people who sing hymns of joy, who listen to your good news and celebrate your presence in our lives
and in our world. Bless these gifts of money and food, that they may be used according to your purposes. Bless, too, this bread and wine that we may be fed by your love and your Word, and go from this place renewed by your Spirit. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

INVITATION TO COMMUNION & THE PEACE

COMMUNION HYMN: For Your Generous Providing (Tune: Blaenwern)
For your generous providing
which sustain us all our days,
for your Spirit here residing,
we proclaim our heartfelt praise.
Through the depths of joy and sorrow;
though the road be smooth or rough,
fearless, we can face tomorrow
for your grace will be enough.

Round your table, through your giving,
show us how to live and pray
till your kingdom’s way of living
is the bread we share each day:
bread for us and for our neighbour,
bread for body, mind, and soul,
bread of heaven and human labour –
broken bread that makes us whole. © Church of Scotland Panel on Worship (CH4)

GREAT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
God be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to God.
Let us give thanks and praise. It is right to give God thanks and praise.
A new season reminds us … we sing this song of praise:
Holy, holy, holy God,
loving and giving creator,
blessed Saviour, eternal presence –
glory to you in the highest …..

THE LORD’S PRAYER

COMMUNION

PRAYER FOLLOWING COMMUNION

HYMN: Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You
Brother, sister, let me serve you,
let me be as Christ to you,
pray that I may have the grace
to let you be my servant too.

We are pilgrims on a journey,
we are travellers on the road,
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the night-time of your fear,
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping,
when you laugh, I’ll laugh with you,
I will share your joy and sorrow
till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven,
we shall find such harmony,
born of all we’ve known together
of Christ’s love, and agony.

Brother, sister, let me serve you,
let me be as Christ to you,
pray that I may have the grace
to let you be my servant too. © Scripture in Song (CH4)

THE BLESSING

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 2nd Shirley; Tue 3rd Charlotte; Thu 5th Anneke, Lyndsey.

NOTICES
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Morning tea will be served following the service.

REMINDER: Sunday Worship is at 9am each week.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Lyndsey 388 1264.

MEN’S GROUP will be visiting the Cardboard Cathedral on TUESDAY 3rd September (please note date). Meet at the Cathedral at 6.15pm. Tony 332 0554.

SHORT TERM DISCUSSION GROUP ON PRAYER: If you would be interested in joining a small group to discuss “Life as Prayer” for four Sunday mornings after worship, please contact John England or Chris.

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 4th September: Meet 9.30am in the Botanic Gardens by the footbridge in carpark off Armagh St. Coffee 10.15am at Robert Harris in YMCA, Hereford St. June 332 8874.

CRAFT NEWS: On Thursday 5th September Dorothy Leadbetter will be demonstrating a quilting technique called “Sew ‘n’ Flip”. Beckenham Methodist Lounge 10am. All welcome.
On Sunday 15th September the Craft Group is having a display of work which has been made over our 2 ½ years in the middle lounge. A must see. Beverley 332 7786.

Free Daffodils will be available in the Lounge for you take home either today or next Sunday – please help yourself. Many thanks to Graeme & Lyn for this generous offer.

AN INVITATION: “Spring at Strathfield” Sat 7 & Sun 8 September 12-3pm. 1¼ acres on several levels is still pretty untidy but improving. Bulbs, blossoms and rockeries don’t know about earthquakes! Bring your lunch and a drink. Enter at 74 Aynsley Tce by the river (balloons will mark the entrance). All are welcome. Jill 332 2022.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Location: St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd (at the rear of the site near the sandpit). Website: www.stmartins.org.nz

Global Voices & Wososi singing a World of A Capella, Sunday 8th September 2.30pm at St Michael’s School Hall, 247 Durham St. Tickets $10 at the door.

PARISH AGM: Sunday 22 September following Morning Worship.

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN – OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX APPEAL.

Shoeboxes are available at coffee time after church. Shoebox Sunday is September 22nd so start collecting up your gifts now. All the boxes from New Zealand are distributed to disadvantaged children in the Pacific Islands and the South East Asia area.
See also on www.operationchristmaschild.org.nz

It is great fun looking for special items for your chosen age group – girl or boy and they can be for practical purposes or for play. They don’t need to be expensive either and Warehouse Stationery and the $2 shops are fun to explore.

Gift suggestions in the various categories are in the pamphlet with many options. Hair combs should be “robust” – fish-hooks are OK for a 10-14 boy and a sewing kit with blunt end scissors for a 10-14 girl. The children love to share and play together, so an inflatable ball and pump are good, tennis balls etc. They enjoy “fun” masks, spectacles, hats too.

Please do note the list of exclusions too, especially to remove all packaging as they don’t have the rubbish collection system we do. Any instructions can be tied to the object or held by a rubber band. Marbles can go into a draw string bag. Also, all items must be new and not include any which could spill or ooze [toothpaste]. It would be a pity if any of your items have to be discarded because they don’t comply.

If you don’t wish to fill a box but would like to join in, help a friend to do theirs. As each box costs $9 to be delivered, all donations will be gratefully received too.

Then bring your completed boxes, labelled and rubber banded, to church on 22nd September for their blessing and they’ll start their journey to an excited child. We sent 44 last year – let’s try and beat that this year. June.
Hub Activities for the week 1st – 8th September 2013

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Tues 3 Sept 9.30am Little Kidz Music in Hall Lounge. Kay 339 2370
Wed 4 Sept 7.30pm Indoor Bowling in hall. Keith 960 2484
Fri 6 Sept 1-3pm Post-Quake Catch-up for Church Leaders at
Wainoni Methodist Church, 878 Avonside
Drive (best access is Avonside Dr from Wainoni Rd)
4.30pm Friday Kidz. Dorothy 338-5142
Sun 8 Sept 12 noon Shared Lunch.

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Mon 2 Sept 1-4pm Foot Clinic. Lyndsey 388 1264
Tue 3 Sept 10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
6.15pm Men’s Group visit to Cardboard Cathedral. Tony 332 0554
Wed 4 Sept 9.30am Walking Group. Details from June 332 8874
10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
Thu 5 Sept 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. Patchwork demonstration. Beverley 332 7786
Sun 8 Sept 9am Spring Flower Worship Service

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mon 2 Sept 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tues 3 Sept 10.00am Mainly Music. Eleanor 960 4824
Weds 4 Sept 9.30 am U3A in lounge. Pauline 332 0453
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thurs 5 Sept 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.00 pm Beading Guild. Gayle 322 6073
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fri 6 Sept 7.00pm Lift Youth Group. Matt 027 3890000
Sat 7 Sept 1.30pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Mon 2 Sept 9.30am Pre-School Music
Tues 3 Sept 7.30pm Elders Meeting
Wed 4 Sep 10.00am Forum – discuss and reflect last week’s readings.
Thurs 5 Sep 10.30am – 12 noon Prayer Group at 20 Major Aiken Drive

Advance Notice:
Sunday 15th September, 2.30pm,
Rustle of Spring concert
With Tim Emerson (Piano), David M?ller-Cajar (French Horn), and featuring a display of Flamenco Dancing.
Door sales only – $14 Adults; $10 unwaged

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Sunday 25 August 2013

PLEASE NOTE: This Sunday’s service (25 August) is 10am at St James’ Presbyterian Church on the corner of Barrington & Bewdley Streets. All are welcome.ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES for 25th August 2013:

REMINDER: Sunday Worship 9am at Beckenham Methodist from 1st September.

SHORT TERM DISCUSSION GROUP ON PRAYER: If you would be interested in joining a small group to discuss “Life as Prayer” for four Sunday mornings after worship, please contact John England or Chris.

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

THE FIRESIDE meeting on Tuesday 27th August 7.30pm will be held at Sonya’s and Sue will tell us about her recent visit to Morocco. We welcome others to join us. Sonya 339 7038.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 28th August: Meet 9.30am at Mona Vale (park on road at entrance by Girls’ High). Coffee at The Du , 28 Riccarton Rd behind Kilmarnock Enterprises. All Welcome. Judith 332 1577.

CARING & SHARING Wednesday 28th August 2pm in Beckenham Methodist Lounge. A warm welcome is extended to everyone whatever the outside state of weather. Fern 332 4725.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS: Thursdays from 10am – 12 noon in the Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome ?. Beverley 332 7786.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Location: St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd (at the rear of the site near the sandpit). Website: www.stmartins.org.nz

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 2nd September 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Please book through the Parish Office.

MEN’S GROUP will be visiting the Cardboard Cathedral on MONDAY 2nd September (please note change from usual meeting date). Meet at the Cathedral at 6.15pm. Tony 332 0554.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: June has the cartons and leaflets with her this morning. For details about this year’s campaign please see your newsletter.

KNITTED NATIVITY sets available for $50. The original order list has been mislaid so please contact Alan Webster 942 2715 to order.

Global Voices & Wososi singing a World of A Capella, Sunday 8th September 2.30pm at St Michael’s School Hall, 247 Durham St. Tickets $10 at the door.

PARISH AGM: Sunday 22 September following Morning Worship.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 25th Irene (90), Joan, Ken; Tue 27th Marie

Hub Activities for the week 25th August – 1st September 2013

St James Presbyterian Church
Sun 25 Aug 12noon LA LA LACs at Oderings
Tues 27 Aug NO Little Kidz Music in Hall Lounge
Wed 28 Aug 7.30pm Indoor Bowling in hall. Keith 960 2484
Fri 23 Aug 4.30pm Friday Kidz. Dorothy 338 5142
Sat 31 Aug Lay Preachers Association’s ‘Creating Worship 2’ workshop.

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Tue 27 Aug 10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
7.30pm Fireside Women’s Group. Contact Sonya on 339 7038 for details.
Wed 28 Aug 9.30am Walking Group. Mona Vale. Coffee at The Dux. Judith 332 1577
10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
2pm Caring & Sharing. All Welcome. Fern 332 4725
Thurs 29 Aug 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3 per session. Beverley 332 7786.
Sun 1 Sept 9am Communion Service.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mon 26 Aug 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
1.30 pm Hoon Hay Halswell Friendship Club. Jean 338 2317
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tues 27 Aug 10.00am Mainly Music. Eleanor 960 4824
Wed 28 Aug 10.00 am Craft Group. Linda 322 4437
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thurs 29 Aug 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fri 30 Aug 5.00 pm Messy Church. Phone Office 338 8901 for details.
7.00pm Lift Youth Group. Matt 027 3890000
Sat 31 Aug 1.30pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Sun 25 Aug 11.30am Healing Service
5.30pm Sunday Night Lights
Mon 26 Aug 9.30am Pre-School Music
Wed 28 Aug 10.00am Forum – a group to discuss and reflect on the
previous Sunday’s Readings and Sermon. All Welcome
Thurs 29 Aug 10.30am – 12 noon Prayer Group at 20 Major Aiken Drive

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Sunday 18 August 2013

WELCOME AND NOTICES

GATHERING:
For most of us, life is a process of living out certain roles:
Student – parent – teacher – employee – boss.
But God calls we men and women, young and old,
to come out from behind roles and masks,
to live genuine lives of response to the challenges life presents;
to meet life head on and dare to be real people,
people of faith – lived – out.

HYMN: Tell Out, My Soul
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!
Unnumbered blessings, give my spirit voice;
tender to me the promise of his word;
in God my Saviour shall my heart rejoice.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his Name!
Make known his might, the deeds his arm has done;
His mercy sure, from age to age the same;
His holy Name – the Lord, the Mighty One.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his might!
Powers and dominions lay their glory by.
Proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight,
The hungry fed, the humble lifted high.

Tell out, my soul, the glories of his word!
Firm is his promise, and his mercy sure.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
to children’s children and for evermore! © Timothy Dudley-Smith (WOV)

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN
SONG: Hello Everybody!
Hello everybody! How do you do? How do you do? How do you do?
Hello everybody! How do you do? God loves you today.

If your name is — clap now,
If your name is — clap now.
If your name is — clap now,
If your name is — clap now.
Hello everybody! …

If you have red on, clap now,
If you have blue on, clap now.
If you have green on, clap now,
If you have yellow on, clap now.
Hello everybody! …

If you like spaghetti, clap now,
If you like swimming, clap now.
If you like rainbows, clap now,
If you like biking, clap now.
Hello everybody! …

C READINGS: Psalm 119: 41-48, 89-94 Jill Grierson
Romans 8: 28 – 39 Judith Mackay

FAITH AND LIFE ~ with David Beaumont

HYMN: Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness
Spirit, Spirit of gentleness,
blow through the wilderness
calling and free.
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,
stir me from placidness,
wind, wind on the sea.
You moved on the waters,
you called to the deep,
then you coaxed up the mountains
from the valleys of sleep;
and over the ages you called to each thing,
wake from your slumbers
and rise on your wings.

You swept through the desert,
you stung with the sand,
and you goaded your people
with a law and a land;
and when they were blinded
with their idols and lies,
then you spoke through your prophets
to open their eyes.

You sang in a stable,
you cried from a hill,
then you whispered in silence
when the whole world was still;
and down in the city
you called once again,
when you blew through your people
in the rush of the wind.

You call from tomorrow,
you break ancient schemes.
From the bondage of sorrow
the captives dream dreams;
our women see visions,
our men clear their eyes
with bold new decisions
your people arise. © Jim Manley (NJS)

THE OFFERING
Gracious and giving God, in this act of worship
we have brought gifts of money and food.
These are the tangible, touchable, countable tokens of our faith
and commitment.
We ask your blessing on them, and upon us,
that we your church may use them wisely and well,
in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: 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:
O Master, grant that I may never seek…

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.
© Franciscan Communications (NJS)
THE BLESSING

NOTICES
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for morning tea following the service.

Next Sunday 25th August we will be joining the St James’ Barrington congregation at 10am.

Elders – please ensure you collect your Messengers & Annual Reports for delivery.

NEW READERS’ ROSTER is available today – please check to see if there is one for you.

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 21st August: Meet 9.30am at South Library at the river end of the carpark. Coffee at ‘Red’ (in the library) 10.30am. Others are welcome to join us for the walk and/or coffee. Margaret 366 8936.

BOARD OF MANAGERS meets on Wednesday 21st August 7.30pm at the McKeans.

SHORT TERM DISCUSSION GROUP ON PRAYER: If you would be interested in joining a small group to discuss “Life as Prayer” for four Sunday mornings after worship, please contact John England or Chris.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS: Thursdays from 10am – 12 noon in the Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome ?. Beverley 332 7786.

CARING & SHARING Wednesday 28th August 2pm in Beckenham Methodist Lounge. A warm welcome is extended to everyone whatever the outside state of weather. Fern 332 4725.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Location: St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd (at the rear of the site near the sandpit).
Website: www.stmartins.org.nz

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 2nd September 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Please book through the Parish Office.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Parish AGM will be on Sunday 22nd September.

HUB NEWS: This week’s information is now displayed in the Lounge.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 18th Andreas & Doug.

HUB Activities for the week 18th – 25th August 2013

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Tues 20 Aug 9.30am Little Kidz Music in Hall Lounge. Kay 339 2370
Wed 21 Aug 10am Foot Clinic in Church Lounge
7.30pm Indoor Bowling in hall. Keith 960 2484
Thurs 22 Aug 9.30am Foot Clinic in Church Lounge
Fri 23 Aug 4.30pm Friday Kidz. Dorothy 338 5142
Sun 25 Aug 10am Lay Preacher’s Sunday. Accord singing. St Martin’s visiting.
12noon LA LA LACs at Oderings

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Tue 20 Aug 10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
Wed 21 Aug 9.30am Walking Group. Meet at South Library. Coffee at Red. Margaret 366 8936
10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
7.30pm Board of Managers’ meeting
Thu 22 Aug 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3 per session. Beverley 332 7786
Sun 25 Aug 10am Morning Worship at St James’. {Please note time & venue}

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mon 19 Aug 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tues 20 Aug 10.00am Mainly Music. Eleanor 960 4824
Wed 21 Aug 1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thurs 22 Aug 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fri 23 Aug 7.00pm Lift Youth Group. Matt 027 389 0000
Sat 24 Aug 1.30pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Mon 19 Aug 9.30am Pre-School Music
Wed 20 Aug 10.00am Forum – a group to discuss and reflect on the
previous Sunday’s Readings and Sermon. All
Welcome
Thurs 21Aug 10.30am – 12 noon Prayer Group at 20 Major Aiken Drive
Sun 25 Aug 11.30am Healing Service
5.30pm Sunday Night Lights

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Sunday 11 August 2013

WELCOME AND NOTICES

CALL TO WORSHIP:
We come, a family of God’s people.
Some are younger, some older;
but all one family of faith gathered to worship God.
Some have walked to church, agile and free,
others have walked in more slowly, watching every step;
but all one family of faith gathered to worship God.
Some have known St Martin’s Parish for a long time;
others have worshipped in many places:
but all one family of faith gathered to worship God.
Some have journeyed the path of faith for long years;
others have more recently found the road to Christ:
but all one family of faith gathered to worship God.

HYMN: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation;
all ye who hear,
now to his temple draw near,
joining in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,
shieldeth thee gently from harm, or when fainting sustaineth;
hast thou not seen
how thy heart’s wishes have been
granted in what he ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend thee;
ponder anew
what the Almighty can do,
who with his love doth befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him!
Let the Amen
sound from his people again:
gladly for aye we adore him. C/A

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Cynthia & Jamie Cross

SONG: There’s a Song of Love in My Heart
There’s a song of love in my heart;
love is a gift from Jesus.
There’s a song of love in my heart;
love is a gift from God.
Alleluia! Love in my heart is singing praises.
Alleluia! Love is a gift from God.

There’s a song of faith in my heart;
faith is a gift from Jesus.
There’s a song of faith in my heart;
faith is a gift from God.
Alleluia! Faith in my heart is singing praises.
Alleluia! Faith is a gift from God.

There’s a song of hope in my heart;
hope is a gift from Jesus.
There’s a song of hope in my heart;
hope is a gift from God.
Alleluia! Hope in my heart is singing praises. Alleluia! Hope is a gift from God. © Handt Hanson (Seasons of the Spirit)

INTRODUCTION TO THE READINGS

READINGS: Hebrews 11: 1-3; 8-16 Fern Wakefield
Luke 12: 22-34 Bernie Brettell

SERMON: Can We Get a Mature View of Faith?

THE OFFERING
The gifts you bless, O God, enable each one of us to grow.
The gifts you bless, O God, enable us to support one another.
The gifts you bless, O God, enable our faith community to grow.
The gifts you bless, O God, enable the world-wide church to grow.
You bless them as we are encouraged,
you bless them as friendships deepen,
you bless them as our faith roots are nourished by your Word,
you bless them as we share with people whose names we will never know.
May your blessing go with us on our journey of faith, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

HYMN: For the Faithful Who Have Answered (Tune: Omni Die WOV 5)
For the faithful who have answered
when they heard your call to serve,
for the many ways you led them
testing will and stretching nerve.
For their work and for their witness
as they strove against the odds,
for their courage and obedience
we give thanks and praise, O God.

Many eyes have glimpsed the promise,
many hearts have yearned to see.
Many ears have heard you calling
us to greater liberty.
Some have fallen in the struggle,
others still are working on.
You are not ashamed to own us.
We give thanks and praise, O God.

For this cloud of faithful witness,
for the common life we share,
for the task of peace and justice,
for the gospel that we bear,
for the vision that our homeland
is your love – deep, high, and broad –
for the different roads we travel
we give thanks and praise, O God. ? GIA Publications (VU)

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: All My Hope on God is Founded (Tune: Groeswen)
All my hope on God is founded;
he doth still my trust renew.
Me through change and chance he guideth,
only good and only true.
God unknown,
he alone
calls my heart to be his own.

Human pride and earthly glory,
sword and crown betray his trust;
what with care and toil he buildeth,
tower and temple, fall to dust.
But God’s power,
hour by hour,
is my temple and my tower.

Daily doth the almighty giver
bounteous gifts on us bestow;
his desire our soul delighteth,
pleasure leads us where we go.
Love doth stand
at his hand;
joy doth wait on his command.

God’s great goodness ay endureth,
deep his wisdom passing thought:
splendour, light and life attend him,
beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore
from his store
new-born worlds rise and adore. C/A

THE BLESSING

NOTICES
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for morning tea following the service.

Sunday Services are now at 9am (except for 25th August). On Sunday 25th August we will be joining the St James’ Barrington congregation at 10am.

The Presbyterian Women will meet on Wednesday 14th August at 9.45am at St James’ Barrington Street. This will be the Annual General Meeting & Communion Service led by Rev Alan Missen, Moderator of the Presbytery. There will be a Sales Table. Allison 332 0554.

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 14th August: Carpool 9.15am from 43 St Martins Rd, then to South City. Walk starts 9.30 from the Colombo St side of the carpark. City walk and the Cardboard Cathedral. Coffee at South City. June 332 8874.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS: Thursdays from 10am – 12 noon in the Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome ?. Beverley 332 7786.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Location: St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd (at the rear of the site near the sandpit). Website: www.stmartins.org.nz

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 2nd September 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Please book through the Parish Office.

Building Work Group Report – a hard copy of this is still available. If you would like to borrow one to read, please see Chris.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Parish AGM will be on Sunday 22nd September.

HUB NEWS: This week’s information is now displayed in the Lounge.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 12th Kathryn; Tue 13th Catherine; Wed 14th Thomas; Sat 17th Sam.

Hub Activities for the week 11th – 18th August 2013

St James Presbyterian Church
Mon 12 Aug 7pm Craft Group in Church Lounge. Barbara 337 6202
7pm Men’s Muster in Hall Lounge. Keith 960 2484
Tues 13 Aug 9.30am Little Kidz Music in Hall Lounge. Kay 339 2370
Wed 14 Aug 2pm Mid-week Communion at Whareora, Athelstan Street.
7.30pm Indoor Bowling in Hall. Keith 960 2484
Thurs 15 Aug 7.30pm Women Journeying. Kay 339-2370
Fri 16 Aug 4.30pm Friday Kidz. Dorothy 338 5142

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Tue 13 Aug 10am-12 noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
Wed 14 Aug 9.30am Walking Group. Ph Office 332 6192 for details.
10am-12 noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
Thu 15 Aug 10am – 12 noon Crafty Crafters. $3 per session. Beverley 332 7786.
Sun 18 Aug 9am Morning Worship

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mon 12 Aug 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tues 13 Aug 10.00am Mainly Music. Eleanor 960 4824
Wed 14 Aug 1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thurs 15 Aug 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fri 16 Aug 7.00pm Lift Youth Group. Matt 027 389 0000
Sat 17 Aug 1.30pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Mon 12 Aug 9.30am Pre-School Music
2.00pm Foot Clinic {phone office (3327129)
Tues 13 Aug 9.30am Foot Clinic {for appointments
Wed 13 Aug 10.00am Forum – a group to discuss and reflect on the
previous Sunday’s Readings and Sermon. All
Welcome
Thurs 14 Aug 10.30am – 12 noon Prayer Group at 20 Major Aiken Drive

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Sunday 4 August 2013

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES for Sunday 4th August
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please do stay for a light lunch.

Sunday Services: Remember that from next Sunday 11th August, the service time returns to 9am (except for 25th August).

Building Work Group Report – a hard copy of this is still available. If you would like to borrow one to read, please see Chris.

FOR YOUR DIARIES:
Sunday 25th August – We will be joining the St James’ Barrington congregation at 10am.
Sunday 22nd September. Advance Notice that the Parish AGM will be on this day following Morning Worship.

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 7th August: Meet 9.30am in Cumnor Tce, Woolston by the bicycle shop. Suggest we park in Cumnor just (L) off Garlands Rd, coming from Opawa direction. Coffee at The Tannery and explore the new shops there. June 332 8874.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS: Thursdays from 10am – 12 noon in the Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome ?. Beverley 332 7786.

MEN’S GROUP will meet on Thursday 8th August at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd at 6pm with a shared tea. The speaker for the evening will be Jim Strang about the work he is involved with in Nepal. Jim has had a long involvement with village life in Nepal and has worked closely with Sir Edmund Hillary. He has just recently attended the Hillary celebrations in London. All men are welcome. Contact Tony 332 0554 for further details.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Location: St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd (at the rear of the site near the sandpit).

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 2nd September 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Please book through the Parish Office.

HUB NEWS: This week’s information is now displayed in the Lounge.
BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Sat 10th Irene.

The Hub Activities for the week 4th – 11th August 2013

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Tues 6 Aug 9.30am Little Kidz Music in Hall Lounge. Kay 339 2370
Wed 7 Aug 7.30pm Indoor Bowling in Hall. Roger 337 0611
Fri 8 Aug 4.30pm Friday Kidz. Dorothy 338 5142

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Tue 6 Aug 10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
Wed 7 Aug 9.30am Walking Group. Details from June 332 8874
10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
Thu 8 Aug 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3 per session. New faces always welcome.
Beverley 332 7786.
6pm Men’s Group at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd.
Shared tea and speaker. Tony 332 0554.
Sun 11 Aug 9am Morning Worship {please note time}

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mon 5 Aug 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tues 6 Aug 10.00am Mainly Music. Eleanor 960 4824
Wed 7 Aug 9.30 am U3A (University of the Third Age) in lounge. Pauline 332 0453
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thurs 8 Aug 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fri 9 Aug 7.00pm Lift Youth Group. Matt 027 3890000
Sat 10 Aug 1.30pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Mon 5 Aug 9.30am Pre-School Music
1.45pm Cashmere Garden Club
Wed 6 Aug 10.00am Forum – a group to discuss and reflect on the
previous Sunday’s Readings and Sermon. All Welcome
Thurs 7 Aug 10.30am – 12 noon Prayer Group at 20 Major Aiken Drive

Mon 12 Aug 2.00pm Foot Clinic {phone office (332 7129)
Tues 13 Aug 9.30am Foot Clinic {for appointments

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