Sunday 6 July 2014

CALL TO WORSHIP (Matthew 11.28-33 ~ The Message) From the back

HYMN: Sing Your Praise to God Eternal(Tune: Hyfrydol WOV148 ii )
Sing your praise to God eternal, sing your praise to God the Son,
sing your praise to God the Spirit, living and forever One.
God has made us, God has blessed us, God has called us to be true.
God rules over all creation, daily making all things new.

Join the praise of every creature, sing with singing birds at dawn;
when the stars shine forth at nightfall, hear their heavenly antiphon.
Praise God for the light of summer, autumn glories, winter snows,
for the coming of the springtime and the life of all that grows.

Praise God on our days of gladness for the summons to rejoice;
praise God in our times of sadness for the calm, consoling voice.
God our Maker, strong and loving, Christ our Saviour, Leader, Lord,
living God, Creator Spirit, be your holy name adored!
© Emmanuel College, Toronto (VU)

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

WELCOME AND NOTICES

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN

CHILDREN’S SONG: Jesus Loves Me
Jesus loves me, this I know,
and the Bible tells me so;
little ones to him belong,
in his love we shall be strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me,
yes, Jesus loves me,
yes, Jesus loves me,
the Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me, this I know,
as he loved so long ago,
taking children on his knee,
saying, ‘Let them come to me.’

Jesus loves me this I know
though my hair is white as snow
though my sight is growing dim
still he bids me trust in him.

Though my steps are oh so slow
with my hand in his I’ll go
on through life come what may
He’ll be there to lead the way.

Jesus loves me still today,
walking with me on my way,
wanting as a friend to give
light and love to all who live. (author unknown)

READINGS: Alternative Psalm for the day Ps 145: 8-14 Rob Meier
Matthew 11: 16-19; 25-30 Barbara Meier

SERMON

A TIME OF QUIET

THE OFFERING
Generous and giving God, we give thanks for the many blessings and answered prayers we have received, and we respond with humble gratitude. As we reach out beyond ourselves, may what we have to share be blessings and answered prayer for someone else.
In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

INVITATION TO COMMUNION & THE PEACE

COMMUNION HYMN (Tune: )
O changeless Christ, for ever new,
who walked our earthly ways,
still draw our hearts as once you drew
the hearts of other days.

As once you spoke by plain and hill
or taught by shore and sea,
so be today our teacher still,
O Christ of Galilee.

As wind and storm their master heard
and his command fulfilled,
may troubled hearts receive your word,
the tempest-tossed be stilled.

And as of old to all who prayed
your healing hand was shown,
so be your touch upon us laid,
unseen but not unknown.

In broken bread, in wine outpoured,
your new and living way
proclaim to us, O risen Lord, O Christ of this our day. © Hope Publishing (VU)

A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
May the Spirit of Christ be with you,
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift our hearts to God.
Let us give thanks to God who is Wisdom and Love.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
God of light… join our voices in praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord. God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of our God.
Hosanna in the highest….

COMMUNION
Communion this morning will be served Anglican style,
from two stations.
You are invited to come in a continuous line
to receive the bread and wine.
Starting with the two main blocks, please come via the side aisles
returning to your seat via the centre aisle. Then the outer sections.
Please don’t feel rushed. Take the time you need.
We will come to people who need to be served where they are.

PRAYER FOLLOWING COMMUNION
Life-giving God,
we give you thanks for the gift of our Saviour’s presence
in the simplicity and splendour of this holy meal.
Unite us with all who are fed by the life of Christ
that we may faithfully proclaim the Good News of your love
and that your church may be a rainbow of hope
in an uncertain world; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen

HYMN: Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing,
the people of God from this dwelling take leave.
The supper is ended, O now be extended
the fruits of this service in all who believe.
The seed of Christ’s teaching, receptive souls reaching,
shall blossom in action for God and for all.
God’s grace did invite us, God’s love shall unite us
to work for the kingdom and answer its call.

With praise and thanksgiving to God ever living,
the tasks of our everyday life we will face.
Our faith ever sharing, in love ever caring,
embracing God’s children of each tribe and race.
With your feast you feed us, with your light now lead us;
unite us one in this life that we share.
Then may all the living with praise and thanksgiving
give honour to Christ and the name that we bear.
© World Library Publications (VU)

THE BLESSING

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES for 6th JULY 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**

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 9th July: Meet 9.30am at corner Cashmere & Worsleys Rds. Coffee probably at Silverbacks. Joan 338 8700.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS will not be meeting 10th or 17th July. Beverley 332 7786.

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

APW meets on Wednesday 9th July 9.45am At St James’ Presbyterian Church. Aaron Coull will be speaking about his experience as a heart transplant survivor. There will be a Sales Table. All welcome. Allison 332 0554.

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.

DO YOU HAVE ANY LITTLE FIX-IT JOBS that need attention around your home/garden? Contact the Office – we have people who can help.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed in the wall in the Lounge.
BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Tue 8th Adam.

KNITTING GROUP AT BECKENHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL 71 Sandwich Rd
Wednesdays 12.30 – 1.30pm commencing 30th July until 17th September

WANTED! 3 people to work with three members of Crafty Crafters to teach a group of children to cast on/cast off and to complete a beanie (these children are part of the group from last year).
More double knitting wool would also be very useful. Please contact Beverley 332 7786 or Lyndsey 388 1264 if you are able to help.

ST MARTINS PRIMARY SCHOOL Albert Terrace
SCHOOL PROJECT: From the Garden to the Table
Each Tuesday 9am – 3pm in two groups, commencing 29th July and running until the 16th September.

The Mission Resource Team is looking for 2-3 people to assist in the garden or the kitchen, or both. A roster is available. Please see Lyndsey McKay for more information or to volunteer.

Hub Activities for the week 6th – 13th July 2014

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Tue 8 July Little Kids Music
Wed 9 July Christchurch APW meet at 9.45 a.m.
Fri 11 July Friday Kids
Sun 24 Aug A.G.M. Please have all annual reports to Dorothy before 5th August

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 6 July 10am Combined Communion Service with Beckenham
Tue 8 July 7.30pm Indoor Bowls, Salvation Army Hall, Southampton St.Bruce 332 7786
Wed 9 July 9.30am Walking Group. Meet cnr Cashmere & Worsleys Rds
Coffee at Silverbacks. Joan 338 8700.
Thu 10 July NO Crafty Crafters this week
Sun 13 July 10am Combined 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. Pat 353 0265
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op. 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. 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
Wed 9 July 10.00am Forum – a group to discuss and reflect on the
previous Sunday’s Readings and Sermon.
All Welcome

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