Sunday 14 September 2014

Celebrating Hospital Ministries

The world is full of suffering. It is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller (1880-1968)
GATHERING:
This first day of the week we come to enjoy the love God has for us.
We come celebrating God’s love.
This first day of the week we come to enjoy the love we have for one another. We come celebrating the love we both receive and give.
This first day of the week we come bringing with us a spirit of thankfulness. In wonder and in joy we worship God.

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

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Wayne & Eleanor Barton

READINGS: Luke 17: 11-19 Judith Mackay

Beatitudes for those who care Audrey Dunnachie
CELEBRATING HOSPITAL MINISTRIES

Radio Lollipop ~ Wayne Barton

HYMN: That Christ May Be Known
Let all who would serve him, renew and revive
their faith in Christ Jesus, so it can be shown
to all the world’s people – his love is alive,
and this is our challenge, for Christ should be known.
Tell it out, tell it out,
with His love in our voice,
spread his word, spread his word,
let us all now rejoice.
We’ll tell of the good news in country and town,
proclaiming this message, until Christ is known.

Begin with us now, Lord, to plan and prepare
our lives for your service, both here and at home;
we pray that your Spirit will help us to share
our worship together, that Christ may be known.

O let me respond, Lord, to your stirring call,
discover the talents which are mine alone.
Please strengthen and help me bring your word to all
in faith and involvement, for Christ must be known.

Let us share in your vision to change the whole world,
we’ll all spread the message and pray seeds are sown;
a great celebration, our love for you held,
forgiveness and new life – AND CHRIST WILL BE KNOWN.
(June Service)

A Chaplaincy Assistant’s Life ~ Bruce Hudson

1 CORINTHIANS 13 FOR CHAPLAINS

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 and Song (AA)

THE OFFERING
Loving God, we offer these gifts in gratitude,
in wonder,
and in love.
Scatter our gifts as seeds of hope, O God.
Nourish our gifts as new life, in a world of that needs healing.
Harvest our gifts as the fruits of your mission, in your world.
In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: In Loving Partnership (Tune: Church Triumphant WOV 1)
In loving partnership we come,
seeking, O God, your will to do.
Our prayers and actions now receive;
we freely offer them to you.

We are the hands and feet of Christ,
serving by grace each other’s need.
We dare to risk and sacrifice
with truthful word and faithful deed.

Loving community we seek;
your hope and strength within us move.
The poor and rich, the strong and weak
are brought together in your love.

In loving partnership, O God,
help us your future to proclaim.
Justice and peace be our desire,
we humbly pray in Jesus’ name. © Desert Flower Music (VU)

THE BLESSING

BECKENHAM LOOP QUIZ NIGHT Tuesday 23rd September 7.30 – 9.00pm at Beckenham Methodist, hosted by us. Come along with a team of 5 or 6. Have fun and win some fun prizes! Nibbles and hot drinks provided. $2 entry fee per person. Please enter your team TODAY– phone Anna on 332 6192 or email the Office (please indicate number of people in your team and leave a contact name).
*Donations for prizes would also be welcome – please give these to Lyndsey or Irene.

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

CARD TABLES needed for Quiz Night – please let Anna know.

PARISH REVIEW Wednesday 17th September. Please come and share your thoughts on the life of the Parish with the team between 4 – 5pm in the Lounge at Beckenham.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 17th September: Meet 9.30am in Botanic Gardens carpark off Armagh St by footbridge. Coffee at Museum Café. June 332 8874.

SESSION & BOARD OF MANAGERS’ meeting Wednesday 17th September.

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

BECKENHAM-ST MARTINS GUESS WHO IS COMING TO LUNCH EVENT
Sunday 28 September 12.30pm
It has been decided to hold a combined event to help us get to know each other better.
Guests pay $5 to the Host to cover expenses. Hosts are asked to provide a simple lunch and can indicate how many Guests they would like.
Feel free to put your name on both the Host and the Guest list if you are happy to be either. Lists will be in the Lounge.
Guests will be handed an envelope with directions to their Host’s home at the morning service on 28 September.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 20th October 1-4pm.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Contact June 332 8874 for details.

INTER-FAITH JOURNEYING seminar Saturday 18th October: please sign the list if you are interested in attending.

COURT THEATRE tickets: If you are interested in joining the group on Thursday 25th September, please contact Chris. She has two tickets which she is now unable to use.

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

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed on the wall in the Lounge.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Tues 16th Gowan (90), Bob; Thu 18th Gilly, Benjamin.

Hub Activities for the week 14th – 21st September 2014

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Sun 14 Sept 5.00pm Ecumenical Spring Service at Sacred Heart . Cuppa to follow.
Thur 18 Sept 7.30pm Women’s Journeying meet at Janette’s home. All welcome.

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
All events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise stated
Sun 14 Sept 9am Morning Worship – celebrating Hospital Ministries
Tue 16 Sept 7.30pm Indoor Bowls.Salvation Army, Southampton St. Bruce 332 7786
Wed 17 Sept 9.30am Walking Group. Ph. June 332 8874 for destination
7.30pm Combined meeting of Session & Board of Managers
Thu 18 Sept 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. Beverley 332 7786
Sun 21 Sept 9am Morning Worship

BECKENHAM LOOP QUIZ NIGHT
Tuesday 23rd September 7.30 – 9.00pm at Beckenham Methodist.
Book Now(stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz). Registrations close Monday 15th Sept. Entry fee: $2 per person. All are Welcome.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
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. 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. Brian 338 6228
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

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Mon 15 Sept 9.30am Pre-School Music
7.00pm Christchurch South Parents Centre Classes –
contact them through their website:
www.parentscentre.org.nz/christchurch-south/
Wed 17 Sept 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings. All Welcome
2.00pm Cashmere APW
Thurs 18 Sept 10.30am Prayer Group – contact Barbara 332 8668
7.00pm Christchurch South Parents Centre Classes –
contact them through their website:
www.parentscentre.org.nz/christchurch-south/

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