Sunday 11th October 2015 9am

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

HYMN: Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise (Tune: St Denio)

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

 

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
thy justice like mountains high soaring above,
thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

 

To all life thou givest, to both great and small;
in all life thou livest, the true life of all;
we blossom and flourish as leaves on a tree,
and wither and perish: but nought changeth thee.

 

All laud we would render: O help us to see,
’tis only the splendour of light hideth thee;
and so let thy glory, Almighty, impart
through Christ in the story, thy Christ to the heart. Walter C Smith (WOV 80)
OPENING PRAYER

 

CHILDREN’S TALK ~ with Brent

 

HYMN: Ten thousand reasons  (Brent  to lead with guitar)

Chorus:          Bless the Lord, O my, O my soul

Worship His holy name.

                        Sing like never before, O my soul

 I’ll worship your holy name.

 

The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning

It’s time to sing your song again,

Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,

Let me be singing when the evening comes.

 

You’re rich in love and you’re slow to anger,

Your name is great and your heart is kind,

For all your goodness I will keep on singing,

Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.

 

And on that day when my strength is failing,

The end draws near and my time has come,

Still my soul will sing your praise unending,

Ten thousand years and then forever more.                  ©Matt Redman
READINGS:

Psalm 22: 1-15                        Sonya Hodder

Mark 10: 17-31                       David Hodder

 

SERMON

 

HYMN: Take My Life and Let It Be (Tune: Nottingham)

Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use every power as Thou shalt choose.

Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.

Frances R Havergal (WOV 520)

 

PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE: John Shanks

 

HYMN: Lord of the Dance (WOV 183)

I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
and I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun;
and I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,
at Bethlehem I had my birth:

Dance then, wherever you may be;

I am the Lord of the Dance, said he;
and I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he!

I danced for the scribe and the pharisee,
but they would not dance and they wouldn’t follow me.
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John –
they came with me and the dance went on: Chorus…
I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame:
the holy people said it was a shame.
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me high,
and they left me there on a cross to die: Chorus…
I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black;
it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.
They buried my body and they thought I’d gone;
but I am the dance and I still go on: Chorus…

 

They cut me down and I leap up high,
I am the life that’ll never, never die;
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me:
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He: Chorus…

© Sydney Carter Stainer & Bell 1963

BENEDICTION

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Tue 13th Jenny.

 

 

NOTICES

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service. Many thanks to Pastor Brent Richardson for leading our worship today.

 

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 14th Oct: Meet 9.30am in Cumnor Tce by The Tannery, where we will have coffee. All welcome. Anneke 328 7459.

 

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am -12noon in the Lounge. $3.

 

ST MARTIN’S PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon and Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz.  Website: www.stmartins.org.nz. Any notices  to Anna by 9am each Thursday please.

 

***SUNDAY WORSHIP 25th OCT is combined with Beckenham at 10am***

 

ALPINE PRESBYTERY Newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes: please return by 25th October.

 

ARE YOU CLEANING OUT YOUR WARDROBE THIS SPRING? If so, please put aside the clothes  for a sale scheduled to be held jointly with Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish on Saturday 30th January 2016. Your support of this fundraising event would be greatly appreciated. Irene 332 7306

 

GIVE AWAY TO A GOOD HOME: “The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking”, 14 volumes. This is an Australian publication and includes both metric and imperial measurements. A great idea for grandchildren going flatting. Contact Sue 960 7657 for more information.

 

VSA QUIZ NIGHT FUNDRAISER: THIS TUESDAY 13th October 7pm at Robbie’s, 201 Clarence St, Riccarton. $10 per person. Rob & Barb 379 1474.

 

ST MARK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH FAIR THIS Saturday 17th October 9am – 1pm, 101 Opawa Rd. Rain or shine. Everyone Welcome.

 

WINNIE BAGOES FUNDRAISER Sunday November 22nd.The money raised will go towards the building fund. We invite everyone to come along for a fun night.  Any special dietary needs can be catered for.  The start time is 5.45 pm at Winnie Bagoes in Ferrymead.  Cost is $25 pp. and  $15 for children under 12 years old. Tickets available from Irene 332 7306 and Anneke 328 7459.

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