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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