CALL TO WORSHIP
All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord
All your saints shall bless you!
They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
And tell of your power
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom
And your dominion endures throughout all generations.
HYMN: All creatures of our God and King (WOV 3)
All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing alleluia,alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam, thou silver moon with softer gleam, O praise him, O praise him, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
Ye clouds that sail in heaven along, O praise him, alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice, ye lights of evening find a voice;
O praise him…
Thou flowing water, pure and clear, make music for thy Lord to hear, alleluia alleluia! Thou fire so masterful and bright that givest us both warmth and light, O praise him…
Dear mother earth, who day by day unfoldest blessings on our way, O praise him, alleluia! The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
let them his glory also show; O praise him…
And thou, most kind and gentle death, waiting to hush our latest breath, O praise him alleluia! Thou leadest home the child of God, and Christ our Lord the way hath trod; O praise him…
Let all things their Creator bless, and worship him in humbleness;
O praise him, alleluia! Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, and praise the Spirit, Three in One; O praise him…
PRAYERS OF ADORATION, CONFESSION AND SUPPLICATION
TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Gillian Cree
HYMN: 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.
James 2: 1-10; 14-17 Bob Kayes
St Mark 7: 24-37 Deborah Fitchett
SERMON: Three names, one sacrament
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
SHARING THE PEACE
Each thing we have received came from you;
Each thing for which we hope will come from you;
Each thing we enjoy is of your giving
Each thing for which we ask comes from your disposing, Amen.
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
HYMN: Father Most Loving (Tune: Christe Sanctorum)
Father most loving, listen to your children who as your family gladly come together, singing the praises of your Son, our Brother,
We stand attentive, listening to God’s Gospel, welcoming Jesus as he speaks among us, mind and heart open, ready to receive him,
lips to proclaim him.
Father in heaven, bless the gifts we offer, signs of our true love,
hearts in homage given! Make them the one gift that is wholly worthy, Christ, spotless victim.
Father, we thank you for your Son’s dear presence,
coming to feed us as the Bread of heaven, making us one with him in true communion, one with each other.
Praised be our Father, lovingly inviting guests to his banquet, praised the Son who feeds us, praised too the Spirit, sent by Son and Father, making us Christ-like. ©James Quinn (CH4)
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
The Lord be with you. And also with you
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Living God, we acclaim you…Therefore with all your people, and with the whole company of heaven, we praise you in the angels’ hymn:
Holy, holy, holy Lord God of power and might
Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord
Hosanna in the highest.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD AND WINE
Jesus, Lamb of God Have mercy on us
Jesus, bearer of our sins Have mercy on us
Jesus, redeemer of the work Grant us your peace
HYMN: Great God of Every Shining Constellation (Tune: Highwood)
Great God of every shining constellation
that wheels in splendour through the midnight sky;
grant us your Spirit’s true illumination
to read the secrets of your work on high.
You, Lord, have made the atom’s hidden forces;
your laws its mighty energies fulfil:
teach us, to whom you give such rich resources,
in all we use, to serve your holy will.
True Life, awaking life in cell and tissue,
from flower to bird, from beast to humankind;
help us to trace, from birth to final issue,
the sure unfolding purpose of your mind.
You, Lord, have stamped your image on your creatures,
and though we mar that image, love us still;
lift up our eyes to Christ, that in his features
we may discern the beauty of your will.
Lord of creation, shaping and renewing,
at work in nature and humanity;
help us to tread, with grace our souls enduing,
the road to life and immortality. ©Albert Frederick Bayly (CH4)
BLESSING AND THREE-FOLD AMEN
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service.
Many thanks to Rev Dr John McKean for leading our worship this morning.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the Annual General Meeting of parishioners on Sunday 20th September 2015 following Morning Worship. All are encouraged to attend. Please send any items for General Business or apologies to me. Irene Gray, Session Clerk.
FOOT CLINIC TOMORROW: 1-4pm in the Beckenham Methodist Lounge. More helpers are always welcome. Lyndsey 388 1264.
WEDNESDAY WALKERS 9th Sept: Meet 9.30am near the Botanic Gardens Bridge by the Car Park for a walk through the Gardens to see the daffodils. Coffee at the Visitor Centre Ilex Cafe. Note the Armagh Street Bridge is open again. All are welcome. Sonya 339 7038.
CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am -12noon in the Lounge. $3. All Welcome.
ST MARTIN’S PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon and Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.stmartins.org.nz. Any notices to Anna by 9am each Thursday please.
ALPINE PRESBYTERY Newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.
NEED HELP WITH ANY LITTLE FIX-IT JOBS around your home and/or property? Contact the Office 332 6192 for more information.
A BIG THANK YOU to all who performed and came along to the Beckenham Methodist fundraising concert. We appreciate your support, and $1215 was raised! Dianne Claughton.
Christchurch Special Needs Library Market Day Saturday 19th September 9.30-11.30am at 109 Huxley Street. All Welcome.