Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sunday 29 June 2014

A WINTER POEM (Pauline Cartwright) From the Back

HYMN: God Whose Love is Everywhere
God whose love is everywhere
made our earth and all things fair,
ever keeps them in his care;
praise the God of love!
He who hung the stars in space
holds the spinning world in place;
praise the God of love!

Come with thankfulness to sing
of the gifts the seasons bring,
summer, winter, autumn, spring;
praise the God of love!
He who gave us breath and birth
gives us all the fruitful earth;
praise the God of love!

See the sign of love appear,
flame of glory, bright and clear,
light for all the world is here;
praise the God of love!
Gloom and darkness, get you gone!
Christ the Light of life has shone;
praise the God of love! © Hope Publishing (HFTC)

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

WELCOME AND NOTICES

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Alice Shanks

CHILDREN’S SONG: Praise the Lord our God (Tune: Kum Ba Yah)
Praise the Lord our God, praise the Lord;
Praise him from the heights, praise the Lord;
Praise him, angel throngs, praise the lord –
Praise God, all you folk!

Praise him, sun and moon, all the stars;
Praise him, sky and clouds, wind and rain;
Let them praise his name, works of God –
All creation, praise the Lord!

Praise him, ice and snow, mountain steep;
Praise him, fruitful trees, kauri tall;
Sheep and cattle herds, birds that fly-
All creatures, praise the Lord! (Based on Ps 148 Richard Bewes)

READINGS: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 – For Everything a Season Beverley &
John 1: 1-9 – God’s light shines in the darkness Bruce Hudson

HYMN: Throughout this Winter Season (Tune: Tyrolese WOV 176)
Throughout this winter season,
in nature’s mid-year womb,
Christ grant you life and laughter
to lighten frosty gloom –
to lift our flagging spirits
beyond these short-lived days
to Advent and each coming
which fills our lives with praise.

You come as puddles crackle
beneath the children’s feet:
you come in leafless branches
outlined against the sleet:
you come when lives diminish
as smog envelopes all:
you come as snow which blankets
earth’s grime beneath its fall.

You come as fire and candle
and all that warms the heart:
you come in party feasting,
in music, dance and art:
you come in ancient stories
of years that are no more:
you come as liberation
and power for all the poor. © Bill Wallace (STC)

REFLECTION

A TIME OF QUIET

HYMN: Our Life Has its Seasons
Our life has its seasons, and God has the reasons
why spring follows winter, and new leaves grow,
for there’s a connection with our resurrection
that flowers will bud after frost and snow,
so there’s never a time to stop believing
there’s never a time for hope to die,
there’s never a time to stop loving,
these three things go on.

There’s a time to be planting,
a time to be plucking,
a time to be laughing,
a time to weep,
a time to be building,
a time to be breaking,
a time to be waking,
a time to sleep,
but there’s never a time…

There’s a time to be hurting
a time to be healing,
a time to be saving,
a time to spend,
a time to be grieving,
a time to be dancing,
a time for beginning,
a time to end,
but there’s never a time… © Shirley Murray (AA)

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

THE OFFERING
God we bring this offering of money and goods, and lay them alongside the offering of ourselves: our lives and our gifts and talents. Bless them and us, as together we serve you in this place, and in the communities we are part of, in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: In the Bulb There is a Flower
In the bulb there is a flower,
in the seed, an apple tree;
In cocoons, a hidden promise:
butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody,
there’s a dawn in every darkness,
bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning,
in our time, infinity;
In our doubt there is believing;
in our life, eternity.
In our death, a resurrection;
at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season,
Something God alone can see. © Natalie Sleeth (VU)

THE BLESSING

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES for 29th JUNE 2014:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

**OUR SUNDAY SERVICE IS AT 10AM UNTIL THE 3rd AUGUST**

MEN’S GROUP Thursday 3rd July 6pm at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd. Come along and participate in a shared meal and have the opportunity to hear Rob Meier speak of his most recent overseas volunteer work. Tony 332 0554.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 2nd July: Meet 9.30am at corner Cashmere & Worsleys Rds. Coffee probably at Silverbacks. Joan 338 8700.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS: Thursdays 10am – 12 noon in the lounge at Beckenham Methodist. $3. New faces always welcome ?. Beverley 332 7786.

BACON FUNDRAISER: $8 per pack. This is an excellent fundraiser as we receive $4 for every pack sold. Today is your last chance to place an order. Delivered second week of July (TBC). Joan 337 1648.

THERE IS A NEW ROSTER AVAILABLE TODAY – please check to see if there is one for you.

COURT THEATRE presents Roger Hall’s “You Can Always Hand Them Back” Thursday 25th September 6.30pm. Tickets $42. Sign the list if you are interested; payment required by the end of August. Queries to Sue 960 7657.

THE PARISH OFFICE HOURS are Wednesday & Thursday 9am-12noon & Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz

ADVANCE NOTICE: There will be a Cake Stall after church on 20th July – any contributions gratefully received.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 28th July 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed in the wall in the Lounge.
WANTED – Does anyone have or know of a washing machine that is surplus to requirements? Phone Carol 365 3818 weekends or after 7pm weeknights if you can help.

Hub Activities for the week 29th June – 6th July 2014

St James Presbyterian Church
Tue 1 July Little Kids Music
Fri 4 July Friday Kids

July 13 and August 10
INVITATION TO CAFE CHURCH: SHEFFIELD
There has been an invite extended to the folk at St James to a Sunday Cafe with the congregation at Sheffield. Something different for a church service.
We hold Café Hope every second Sunday of each month at the Presbyterian St James Sunday school building adjacent to the Church on Wrights Road which runs parallel to the Main West Road. The service starts at 10.00 a.m. and is supposed to last 1 hour but tentatively goes on to 11.30 a.m. If you are keen to go please let Gaynor know and can arrange to car pool. For more details you can Contact Keith Taege Hm 033183792 or cell 0276768888.

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 29 June 10am Midwinter Celebration & Lunch
Tue 1 July 7.30pm Indoor Bowls, Salvation Army, Southampton St. Bruce 332 7786.
Wed 2 July 9.30am Walking Group. Please contact June 332 8874 for destination.
Thu 3 July 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.
6pm Men’s Group @ Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd. Tony 332 0554.
Sun 6 July 10am Combined Communion Service with Beckenham Methodist.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls in hall. Pat 353 0265
Tuesdays: 10.00 am mainly music @ Hoon Hay. Eleanor 960 4824
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op in halls – Shilo 338 3943
9.30 am U3A. Pauline 332 0453
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi in lounge contact Brian 338 6228
7.00 pm Beading Guild. Gayle 322 6073
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth programme. Matt 027 389 0000
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group. Suzie 338 1017
1.30 pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Sun 29 June 11.30am Healing Service
Wed 2 July 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings. All Welcome.

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Sunday 22 June 2014

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES for 22nd JUNE 2014:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

**FROM NOW UNTIL 3 AUGUST THE SERVICE IS AT 10AM**

MIDWINTER SERVICE 10am Next Sunday 29th June: Come dressed for midwinter with your hats, gloves and scarves.

PARISH MIDWINTER LUNCHEON NEXT Sunday 29th June 12 noon for 12.30pm at the Cashmere Club. TODAY is your very last chance to sign up if you wish to attend. Cost $24.50 per person, payable on the day to the Club. Allison 332 0554.

FIRESIDE: Tuesday 24th June 7.30pm at Lesley’s home 66 Corson Ave. Lesley has walnuts to shell and bag to sell for church funds. Aprons recommended, and a nutcracker and small vegetable knife would be helpful. Enquiries to Lesley 332 3773 or for more information about what Fireside is all about contact Margaret 366 8936.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 25th June: Meet 9.30am in Domain Tce beside Spreydon Domain. Coffee at Oderings. June 332 8874.

CARING & SHARING or Awesome Antiques or PJ’s (Precious Jewels) will be meeting on Wednesday 25th June 2pm at Beckenham Methodist. All are welcome. Irene 332 7306.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS: Thursdays 10am – 12 noon in the lounge at Beckenham Methodist. $3. New faces always welcome ?. Beverley 332 7786.

BACON FUNDRAISER: $8 per pack. Order by next Sunday 29th June. Delivered second week of July (TBC). Joan 337 1648.

COURT THEATRE presents Roger Hall’s “You Can Always Hand Them Back” Thursday 25th September 6.30pm. Tickets $42. Sign the list if you are interested; payment required by the end of August. Queries to Sue 960 7657.

THE PARISH OFFICE HOURS are Wednesday & Thursday 9am-12noon & Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 28th July 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed in the wall in the Lounge.
WANTED – Does anyone have or know of a washing machine that is surplus to requirements? Phone Carol 365 3818 weekends or after 7pm weeknights if you can help.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 23rd Betty; Thu 26th Christine; Fri 27th Gwendoline (80).

Hub Activities for the week 22nd – 29th June 2014

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Tue 24 June Little Kids Music
7.30pm Parish Council meets in the hall lounge.
Wed 25 June 4-5.30pm Meet with the Presbytery Commission in the church
Fri 27 June Friday Kids

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 22 June 10am Combined Service with Beckenham Methodist
Tue 24 June 7.30pm Indoor Bowls, Salvation Army Hall, Southampton St.
Bruce 332 7786.
7.30pm Fireside Women’s Group. Margaret 366 8936.
Wed 25 June 9.30am Walking Group. June 332 8874.
2pm Caring & Sharing. Everyone welcome. Irene 3327306
Thu 26 June 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. Beverley 332 7786.
Sun 29 June 10am Combined Midwinter Celebration followed by lunch.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi in lounge. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls in hall. Pat 353 0265
Tuesdays: 10.00 am mainly music @ Hoon Hay. Eleanor 960 4824
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op in halls. Shilo 338 3943
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
7.30 pm Parish Council meets
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi in lounge. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls in hall. Pat 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth program in lounge. Matt 027 389 0000
5.00 pm Messy Church in hall
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group. Suzie 338 1017
1.30 pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Wed 25 June 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings. All Welcome
Thurs 26 June 10.30am – 12 noon Prayer Group at 20 Major Aiken Drive
Fri 27 June 7.00pm Friday Flicks – Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont
Sun 29 June 11.30am Healing Service

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Sunday 15 June 2014

CALL TO WORSHIP:
O come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker!

For he is our God
and we the people of his pasture
and the sheep of his hand.

HYMN: O Laughing Light (Tune: Christe Sanctorum WOV2)
O laughing Light, O first-born of creation,
Radiance of glory, light from light begotten,
God self-revealing, holy, bright and blessed:
You shine upon us.

Day’s light is fleeting, yours is light eternal;
We look to you, our light within the shadow.
We sing to you, Creator, Christ, and Spirit.
You shine before us.

Light of the world, O Jesus Christ, we bless you.
Giver of life and Child of God, we praise you.
Hear as the universe proclaims your glory!
You shine among us. © Sylvia G. Dunstan (CH4)

PRAYERS OF ADORATION, CONFESSION & SUPPLICATION

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Gillian Cree
O
CHILDREN’S 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!…

READINGS FROM SCRIPTURE: Ken & Peggy Cree
Genesis 1: 1-4; 26-27

Psalm 8 (Responsive)
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established;
What are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? Yet you have made them a little lower than God,

And crowned them with glory and honour. You have given them dominion over the works of your hands
You have put all things under their feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Sovereign,
How majestic is your name in all the earth!

2 Corinthians 13: 11-13

Matthew 28: 16-20

SERMON: Rev. Dr John McKean

HYMN: O Thou who Camest from Above (Tune: Wilton WOV486i)
O thou who camest from above
The pure celestial fire to impart,
Kindle a flame of sacred love
On the mean altar of my heart.

There let if for thy glory burn
With inextinguishable blaze
And trembling to its source return,
In humble prayer and fervent praise.

Jesus, confirm my heart’s desire
To work, and speak, and think for thee;
Still let me guard the holy fire,
And still stir up thy gift in me,

Ready for all thy perfect will,
My acts of faith and love repeat,
Till death thy endless mercies seal,
And make the sacrifice complete.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

THE PEACE

THE OFFERING:
Father, Son and Spirit Holy
We give you thanks and praise
and dedicate to you
our thoughts, our words
our gifts, our deeds.
The working of our hands
the thinking of our minds
the loving of our hearts.

DEDICATION OF OFFERING & THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN: All Praise to our Redeeming Lord (Tune: Lucius WOV367ii)
All praise to our redeeming Lord,
Who joins us by his grace,
And bids us, each to each restored,
Together seek his face.

He bids us build each other up;
And, gathered into one,
To our high calling’s glorious hope
We hand in hand go on.

The gift which he on one bestows,
We all delight to prove;
The grace through every vessel flows,
In purest streams of love.

Even now we think and speak the same,
And cordially agree;
Concentred all, through Jesus’ name,
In perfect harmony.

We all partake the joy of one,
The common peace we feel,
A peace to sensual minds unknown,
A joy unspeakable.

And if our fellowship below
In Jesus be so sweet,
What heights of rapture shall we know
When round his throne we meet.

BLESSING & THREE-FOLD AMEN (sung)

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES for 15th JUNE 2014:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

**FROM NOW UNTIL 3 AUGUST THE SERVICE IS AT 10AM**

MIDWINTER SERVICE 10am Sunday 29th June: Come dressed for midwinter with your hats, gloves and scarves.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 18th June: Carpool from 43 St Martins Rd at 9.05am to Aidanfield. Or meet 9.30am in Eaglesome Ave, immediate R off McMahon Dr, which is off Dunbars Rd. Coffee at the Old Vicarage. June 332 8874.

BOARD OF MANAGERS meet this Wednesday 18th June 7.30pm.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS: Thursdays 10am – 12 noon in the lounge at Beckenham Methodist. $3. New faces always welcome ?. Beverley 332 7786.

PARISH MIDWINTER LUNCHEON Sunday 29th June 12 noon for 12.30pm at the Cashmere Club. TODAY is your final opportunity to sign up if you wish to attend. Cost $24.50 per person, payable on the day. Allison 332 0554.

BACON FUNDRAISER: $8 per pack. Order by 29th June. Delivered second week of July (TBC). See Joan Mac for more information 337 1648.

CARING & SHARING or Awesome Antiques or PJ’s (Precious Jewels) will be meeting on Wednesday 25th June 2pm at Beckenham Methodist. All are welcome. Irene 332 7306.

COURT THEATRE presents Roger Hall’s “You Can Always Hand Them Back” Thursday 25th September 6.30pm. Tickets $42. Sign the list if you are interested; payment required by the end of August. Queries to Sue 960 7657.

THE PARISH OFFICE HOURS are Wednesday & Thursday 9am-12noon & Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 28th July 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed in the wall in the Lounge.
ROADWORKS ALERT: Birdwood Ave is currently one way. If heading towards town, follow the diversion along Corson Ave, down Waimea Tce and back up Martin Ave. Malcolm Ave is closed from Birdwood Ave.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 15th Julian; Thu 19th June (80), James.

Hub Activities for the week 15th – 22nd June 2014

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Sun 15 June 2.30pm House Warming: Stephanie invites everyone at St James to her house warming/blessing at 2.30 p.m. at 36 Caulfield Ave, off Murphy’s Rd which is off Halswell Junction Rd. It is BYO everything; i.e. drink, food, chairs etc.

Tue 10 June Little Kids Music
Fri 13 June Friday Kids

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 15 June 10am Combined Service with Beckenham Methodist
Tue 17 June 7.30pm Indoor Bowls,Salvation Army, Southampton St. 332 7786.
Wed 18 June 9.30am Walking Group. Aidanfield. June 332 8874.
7.30pm Board of Managers meeting
Thu 19 June 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. All welcome. Beverley 332 7786.
Sun 22 June 10am Combined Service with Beckenham Methodist.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi in lounge, Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tuesdays: 10.00 am mainly music @ Hoon Hay. Eleanor 960 4824
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op in halls – contact Shilo 338 3943
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi in lounge. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth programme. Matt 027 389 0000
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group. Suzie 338 1017
1.30 pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Mon 16 June 9.30am Pre-School Music
2.00pm Foot Clinic } phone office (332 7129) for
Tues 17 June 9.30am Foot Clinic } appointments
Wed 18 June 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings. All Welcome.
Thurs 19 June 10.30am – 12 noon Prayer Group at 20 Major Aiken Drive

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Pentecost Sunday 8 June 2014

WELCOME AND NOTICES

CALL TO WORSHIP:
We come to worship God.
We are the people of faith, but sometimes have more questions than answers.
We come seeking God’s strength for life.
Sometimes we run out of energy and fear the future.
We come seeking deeper understanding.
Sometimes we are sure of our call, but unsure of our destination.
We come open to new life in the Spirit.
And so we come just as we are.

HYMN: Praise with Joy the World’s Creator (Tune WOV68)
Praise with joy the world’s Creator,
God of justice, love and peace,
source and end of human knowledge,
force of greatness without cease.
Celebrate the Maker’s glory,
power to rescue and release.

Praise the Son who feeds the hungry,
frees the captive, finds the lost,
heals the sick, upsets religion,
fearless both of fate and cost.
Celebrate Christ’s constant presence –
Friend and Stranger, Guest and Host.

Praise the Spirit sent among us,
liberating truth from pride,
forging bonds where race or gender,
age or nation dare divide.
Celebrate the Spirit’s treasure –
foolishness none dare deride.

Praise the Maker, Son and Spirit,
one God in community,
calling Christians to embody
oneness and diversity.
Thus the world shall yet believe,
when shown Christ’s vibrant unity. © Iona Community (VU)

OPENING PRAYER & THE LORD’S PRAYER

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Wayne Barton
O

CHILDREN’S SONG: Christians are all kinds of people
Christians are all kinds of people,
They’re average, they’re short, and they’re tall,
From all kinds of backgrounds,
with all kinds of outlooks,
Our gracious God uses them all.
Christians are all kinds of people,
Not even especially good,
But God’s love is mighty, and that is what counts,
With mercy as wide as the sea;
It reaches to you and to me.

Christians are all kinds of people.
They’re smilers, they’re grouchers, they’re clowns.
In all kinds of weather, wherever they gather,
You’ll find every kind of them round.
Christians are all kinds of people,
And sometimes all kinds are in me.

God uses all kinds of people,
The black, and the pale and the tan,
New Born and the aged, the fit and disabled,
They all have a part in the plan.
God uses all kinds of people,
With problems, with hang-ups, with scars.
©Stan and Pauline Stewart.

MEDITATION READINGS:
Psalm 104: 24-34 & 35b Fern Wakefield
Acts 2: 1-21 Joan Macdonald

HYMN: Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness (remain seated)
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)

DRAMATIC PRESENTATION FOR PENTECOST:
Sue Saunders & John Shanks
ADDRESS: Things are not always what we expect. Audrey Dunnachie

HYMN: Christ be our Light
Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your Church gathered today.

Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has power to save us.
Make us your living voice.
Christ, be our light…

Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
shared until all are fed.
Christ, be our light…

Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone.
Christ, be our light…

Many the gifts, many the people,
many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
making your kingdom come.
Christ, be our light… © Bernadette Farrell (CH4)

A TIME OF QUIET

THE OFFERING:

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE

HYMN: Great and Deep the Spirit’s Purpose (Tune Austria WOV577)
Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose
hidden now in mystery;
nature bursts with joyful promise,
ripe with what is yet to be.
In a wealth of rich invention,
still the work of art unfolds –
barely have we seen, and faintly,
what God’s great salvation holds.

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose
making Jesus seen and heard.
Every age of God’s creation
grasps new meanings from the Word.
Show us, Holy Spirit, show us
your new work begun today;
eyes and ears and hearts are open,
teach us what to do and say.

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose
all God’s children brought to birth,
freed from hunger, fear and evil
every corner of the earth.
And a million million voices
speak with joy the Saviour’s name;
every face reflects his image,
never any two the same.

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose
nothing shall be left to chance.
All that lives will be united
in the everlasting dance.
All fulfilled and all perfected,
each uniquely loved and known,
Christ in glory unimagined
once for all receives his own. © Marnie Barrell (AA)

THE BLESSING

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

**FROM NEXT SUNDAY UNTIL 3 AUGUST THE SERVICE IS AT 10AM**
The Beckenham Methodist/St Martins Combined Committee met and confirmed the following arrangements for the combined services 15 June – 3 August:
Door duty, organist/musicians, data projector slides and service sheet are the responsibility of congregation supplying preacher/worship leader. (Flower roster has recently been arranged). Our weeks are 15 & 29 June; 6 & 20 July.
Each congregation to provide notices as insert for service sheet.
Offering to be taken up as usual – envelopes will be handed to respective congregation; cash offering to be divided 50:50.
FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session TOMORROW 9th June 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 11th June: Meet 9.30am by Portstone Cafe, Smith Street, off Ferry Rd. This walk will be of interest to people of Scottish heritage. Coffee at Portstone 10.30am. Rob 384 4320.

BACON FUNDRAISER: $8 per pack. Order by 29th June. Delivered second week of July (TBC). See Joan Mac for more information 337 1648.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS: Thursdays 10am – 12 noon in the lounge at Beckenham Methodist. $3. New faces always welcome ?. Beverley 332 7786.

PARISH MIDWINTER LUNCHEON Sunday 29th June 12 noon at the Cashmere Club. Please sign the list in the foyer if you wish to attend. Cost $24.50 per person, payable on the day. Allison 332 0554.

COURT THEATRE presents Roger Hall’s “You Can Always Hand Them Back” Thursday 25th September 6.30pm. Tickets $42. A list will go up this month; payment required by the end of August. Queries to Sue 960 7657.

THE PARISH OFFICE HOURS are Wednesday & Thursday 9am-12noon & Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd.

KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE: www.stmartins.org.nz
THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed in the wall in the Lounge.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sat 14th John.

Hub Activities for the week 8th – 15th June 2014

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Mon 9 June 7pm Craft Group.
7pm Men’s Muster. Enquiries to Roger 337-0611
Tue 10 June Little Kids Music
Wed 11 June 9.45am Christchurch A.P.W. meet at St James 9.45 a.m. Nadine
Dalziel will speak about adopting a Russian orphan. A
welcome to all interested.
Fri 13 June Friday Kids
Sat 14 June St Albans Baptist Church is running an afternoon entitled
“Helping Internationals Fit into our Church Communities”
See notice board for more details

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 8 June 9am Pentecost Celebration
Mon 9 June 1-4pm Foot Clinic. Judith 332 1577
Tue 10 June 7.30pm Indoor Bowls, Salvation Army Hall, Southampton St. Bruce 332 7786.
Wed 11 June 9.30am Walking Group.Meet at Portstone Cafe,Smith St. Rob 384 4320.
Thu 12 June 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.
Sun 15 June 10am Combined Service with Beckenham Methodist (please note time)

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi in lounge contact Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls in hall – Contact Pat 353 0265
Tuesdays: 10.00 am mainly music @ Hoon Hay. Eleanor 960 4824
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op in halls – contact Shilo 338 3943
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
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi in lounge contact Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth program in lounge. Matt 027 389 0000
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group in lounge contact Suzie 338 1017
1.30 pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Mon 9 June 9.30am Pre-School Music
1.45pm Cashmere Garden Club
Wed 11 June 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings. All Welcome
Thurs 12 June 10.30am – 12 noon Prayer Group at 20 Major Aiken Drive

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