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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