Pentecost Sunday 15th May 2016 9am

WELCOME: Tena  Koutou Katoa

NOTICES & BIRTHDAYS

 

PENTECOST CELEBRATION: Happy Birthday Church…..

 

HYMN: On Pentecost They Gathered (Tune: Ellacombe)

On Pentecost they gathered quite early in the day,

a band of Christ’s disciples to worship, sing, and pray.

A mighty wind came blowing, filled all the swirling air,

and tongues of fire a-glowing inspired each person there.

 

The people all around them were startled and amazed

to understand their language, as Christ the Lord they praised.

What universal message, what great good news was here?

That Christ, once dead, is risen to vanquish all our fear.

 

God pours the Holy Spirit on all who would believe,

on women, men, and children who would God’s grace receive.

That Spirit knows no limit, bestowing life and power.

The church, formed and re-forming, responds in every hour.

 

O Spirit, sent among them on that day long ago,

rekindle faith among us in all life’s ebb and flow.

O give us ears to listen and tongues aflame with praise,

so folk of every nation glad songs of joy shall raise.        ©Jane Parker Huber

 

PRAYER:

 

THE MOVEMENT OF THE SPIRIT IN TODAY’S WORLD.

 

WELCOME: Liz Whitehead, Community Development Worker

Focus: Children & Families St Albans Uniting.

 

  • Breakfast Church for Children & Families 8.30am each Sunday.
  • Video Clip.
  • What do you do each Sunday?

 

SONG: I’m Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing

I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says ‘Sing’,

I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says ‘Sing’,

I’m gonna sing when the Spirit says ‘Sing’,

and obey the Spirit of the Lord.

 

I’m gonna love when the Spirit says ‘Love’,

I’m gonna love when the Spirit says ‘Love’,

I’m gonna love when the Spirit says ‘Love’,

and obey the Spirit of the Lord.

 

I’m gonna laugh when the Spirit says ‘Laugh’,

I’m gonna laugh when the Spirit says ‘Laugh’,

I’m gonna laugh when the Spirit says ‘Laugh’,

and obey the Spirit of the Lord.

 

I’m gonna hope when the Spirit says ‘Hope’,

I’m gonna hope when the Spirit says ‘Hope’,

I’m gonna hope when the Spirit says ‘Hope’,

and obey the Spirit of the Lord.                                  C/A

 

The children now leave us with Gillian Cree

 

TIME FOR RELECTION ON PENTECOST.   Pentecost……..

 

BIBLE READINGS:

Ezekiel 37: 1-14          God’s life giving breath           Sonya Hodder

Acts 2: 1-21                 God’s gift of the Holy Spirit, with wind and fire

Wayne Barton

 

DIALOGUE RE BREAKFAST CHURCH ~ Liz & Lyndsey

  • What got you started?
  • People Involvement
  • Church/community response

 

PRAYERS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

OFFERING:

What we have we offer to God and the world which God loves.

Take them as you took the loaves and fishes and transform them into overflowing life. Amen.

 

HYMN: Great and Deep the Spirit’s Purpose

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose, hidden now in mystery,

nature bursts with joyful promise, ripe with what is yet to be.

In a wealth of rich invention, still the work of art unfolds:

barely have we seen, and faintly, what God’s great salvation holds.

 

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose, making Jesus seen and heard. Every age of God’s creation grasps new meaning from the Word. Show us, Holy Spirit, show us your new work begun today:

eyes and ears and hearts are open, teach us what to do and say.

 

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose: all God’s children brought to birth, freed from hunger, fear and evil every corner of the earth,

and a million million voices speak with joy the Saviour’s name;

every face reflects his image, never any two the same.

 

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose, nothing shall be left to chance.

All that lives will be united in the everlasting dance.

All fulfilled and all perfected, each uniquely loved and known,

Christ in glory unimagined once for all receives his own.      ©Marnie Barrell

 

 

BENEDICTION:

Go now in faith and hope to be part of the recreating of the world.

May God surprise you on the way.

 

 

 

SUNG BLESSING: Now As We Go

Now as we go, kind Spirit keep us, in all we see,

Christ be our focus, in all we do, his story shape us,

that we may grow to God’s good purpose.

 

Now as we go, sister and brother, give us good care of the other,

more hope to share, more strength to gather,

more life to know in faith together.                             ©Shirley Murray (AA)

 

Please leave promptly, to allow the Methodist congregation to prepare for worship.

 

NOTICES

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Many thanks to Rev Lyndsey McKay for leading our worship today.

PLEASE NOTE: MORNING TEA & birthday cake is at 43 St Martins Rd.

 

ARTICLES etc needed NOW for next ‘Messenger’. Deadline 20th May. Please send contributions to Anneke (anneke.howie@gmail.com) asap.

 

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 18th May: Meet 9.30am at South Library. Coffee at Red. All are welcome. Joan 338 8700.

 

SESSION meets this Wednesday 7.30pm at Merchiston.

 

POTLUCK LUNCH for St James’, Hoon Hay, Cashmere & St Martin’s NEXT Sunday 12 noon at Cashmere Presbyterian. An opportunity for everyone to mix and mingle and enjoy fellowship. Irene.

 

ALPINE PRESBYTERY newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.

 

PARISH OFFICE: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon, Fridays 9-11am Ph 332 6192. Email: stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz.Website:www.stmartins.org.nz.

Please make sure Anna has any notices by 9am Thursday.

NB: Anna will be in the Office Tuesday (after 10am) this week, instead of Thursday.

 

COUPLES @ CASHMERE: A series of seminars for stronger relationships. Sun 22nd May 7.30-9.30pm. $10 per couple (includes supper) at Cashmere Presbyterian Church. Ph 332 7129 to register.

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 16th Kim.

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