Sunday 15th November 2015 10am

MISSION: Your Sisters’ Orphanage, Tanzania

Tena Kotou, Katoa.

Greetings to you in the name of Christ. And also to you.

 

WELCOME

NOTICES & BIRTHDAYS

 

CALL TO WORSHIP: Jesus said, “Go into the world”, share God’s love with all people everywhere.

Who? Me? But there are people with different skin colour, different customs, different languages, different values.

The world is waiting for us to emerge; to let go of our prejudices and go with courage along the costly path of Christ.

With God’s help we will go.

 

HYMN: Christians Are All Kinds of People           ©Stan & Pauline Stewart

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.

 

PRAYER

 

WITH THE CHILDREN   ~                Rob Meier

The children at the Orphanage in Tanzania.

 

CHILDREN’S HYMN: One, two, three, alleluia!

One, two, three (clap, clap) alleluia, One, two, three (clap, clap) alleluia, One, two, three (clap, clap) alleluia! Praise to you, our God.

 

Our God lives with us, alleluia, making all things new, alleluia,

Sharing in our lives, alleluia! Praise to you, our God. (boom, boom, boom) One…

 

Gifts of love God brings, alleluia, filling us with joy, alleluia, peace and goodness too, alleluia! Praise to you, our God.(boom,boom,boom)One.

 

By our love we show alleluia how we live and grow alleluia caring for each one alleluia! Praise to you, our God. (boom, boom, boom) One…

©Cecily Sheehy (AA)

BIBLE READING:

Introduction to the Reading

Matthew 7: 1-5 Judge not that you be not judged      Anneke Howie

 

CONVERSATION ~ Barbara & Lyndsey

 

YOUR SISTERS’ ORPHANAGE – the children, the women’s group and tourism.                                                                         Barbara Meier

 

INVITATION TO SHARE IN A TANZANIAN LUNCH (as authentic as can be here in the West).

 

HYMN: Feed Us Now

Feed us now, O Son of God, as you fed them long ago.

The people came to hear you, the poor, the lame, the blind;

they asked for food to save them, and you fed them, body and mind.

 

 

Feed us now, O Son of God, as you fed them long ago.

The ones who didn’t listen, the rich, the safe, the sure,

they didn’t think they needed the offering of a cure.

 

Feed us now, O Son of God, as you fed them long ago.

It’s hard for us to listen, things haven’t changed at all;

we’ve got the things we wanted, we don’t want to hear your call.

 

Feed us now, O Son of God, as you fed them long ago.

Yet millions still have hunger, disease, no homes, and fear;

we offer them so little, and it costs them very dear.

Feed us now, O Son of God, as you fed them long ago. ©PJD Allen (WOV)

 

OFFERING: God of all people of the world, rich and poor, free and oppressed, we come now with our offering. We offer to you ourselves; money; food; our gifts, time and energy in your service. Amen.

 

TIME TO GREET ONE ANOTHER

 

PRAYERS FOR OTHER PEOPLE & THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

HYMN: Here I Am Lord

I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.

All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.

I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.

Who will bear My light to them?  Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord, It is I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.

I will go, Lord, If you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

I the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.

I have wept for love of them, they turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone,

I will speak my word to them, whom shall I send? Here I am…

I the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame,

I will set a feast for them.  My hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied,

I will give my life to them, whom shall I send? Here I am… ©Dan Shutte  SJ.

 

BLESSING:

Go in peace and love to serve the God whom you love. May the creator God go on creating within us, May Jesus Christ be in our midst and the Spirit lead us in the dance of life.

 

SHARE THE GRACE WITH ONE ANOTHER:

May the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

 

NOTICES

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning, Please stay for morning tea following the service. Thanks to Lyndsey & the Meiers for leading our service.

 

A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING HAS BEEN CALLED FOR SUNDAY 22nd NOVEMBER following Morning Worship. All are encouraged to attend. Irene Gray, Session Clerk.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 18th Nov: Meet 9.30am at Barrington St end of Neville St. Coffee at Sonya’s 408B Barrington St. All Welcome. Sonya 027 253 3397.

 

SESSION MEETING Wednesday 18th November 7.30pm.

 

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

 

WINNIE BAGOES FERRYMEAD FUNDRAISER: NEXT Sunday November 22nd 5.45pm. 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. Cost is $25 pp ($15 for children under 12). Get your tickets now from Irene or Anneke.

 

UNCANNY DAY NEXT Sunday 22nd November: Recognising Waltham Cottage and the work they do in the community. We would like to fill their cupboards with tinned food for Christmas. Bring as many cans as you like – these will be brought up during the service. Lyndsey  388 1264.

 

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR WALTHAM COTTAGE: please bring these along from 29 November. Details next week.

 

COPY REQUIRED FOR ‘MESSENGER’. Deadline 22nd November. Please send Anneke (anneke.howie@gmail.com)  your articles now!

 

LIVESTREAM OF MELE’S ORDINATION: Today 1.30pm HERE. All Welcome.

 

ALPINE PRESBYTERY NEWSLETTER is on the noticeboard in the Lounge. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Thu 19th Thomas

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