Sunday 27 January 2013


OPENING HYMN: Let us Sing to the God of Salvation
Let us sing to the God of salvation,
let us sing to the Lord our rock!
Let us come to his house with thanksgiving,
let us come before the Lord and sing!
Praise our Maker,
praise our Saviour,
praise the Lord our everlasting King.
Every throne must bow before him,
God is Lord of everything!

In his hands are the earth’s deep places
and the strength of the hills is his;
all the sea is the Lord’s, for he made it,
by his hands the dry land was formed.

Let us worship the Lord our Maker,
let us kneel to the Lord our God;
for we all are the sheep of his pasture,
he will guide us by his powerful hand.

Let today be the time when you hear him!
May our hearts not be hard or cold,
lest we stray from the Lord in rebellion,
as his people did in time of old. © R.T Bewes (WOV)


As the deer pants for the water,
so my soul longs after you.
You alone are my heart’s desire
and I long to worship You.
You alone are my strength, my shield,
to you alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart’s desire
and I long to worship you.

I want you more than gold or silver,
only you can satisfy.
You alone are the real joy-giver
and the apple of my eye.

You’re my friend and you are my brother,
even though you are a king.
I love you more than any other,
so much more than anything. © Restoration Music (CH 4)

Light of the World,
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes, let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore you
Hope of a life spent with you
So here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that
You’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

King of all days so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly you came to this world you created
All for love’s sake became poor
So here I am…

And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross © Tim Hughes MP 1086


Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ his son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ his son

And now let the weak say “I am strong”
Let the poor say “I am rich”
Because of what the Lord has done for us
And now let the weak say “I am strong”
Let the poor say “I am rich”
Because of what the Lord has done for us…
Give thanks. © Henry Smith MP 170

THE OFFERING – Beckenham Music Group
All heaven declares
The glory of the risen Lord
Who can compare
With the beauty of the Lord?
For ever he will be
The Lamb upon the throne
I gladly bow the knee
And worship him alone

I will proclaim
The glory of the risen Lord
Who once was slain
To reconcile us to God
For ever you will be’
The Lamb upon the Throne
I gladly bow my knee
To worship you alone © Tricia Richards MP14

Loving God, we bring these gifts of money and food for blessing, along with ourselves. From within our congregations come many gifts, so others might be fed, cared for, reconciled, renewed.
From many gifts come one hope: that good news might be lived and shared with people who have none; that people who cannot see a future might touch and know its reality; that people who are burdened by the events of life might feel the weight lifted; that all might know themselves to be loved by God,
in the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

READINGS: Psalm 133 Beckenham
Ephesians 4: 1-7, 11-16 St Martins

HYMN: All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord
All praise to our redeeming Lord,
who joins us by his grace,
and bids us, each to each restored,
together seek his face.

The gift which he on one bestows,
we all delight to prove;
the grace through every vessel flows,
in purest streams of love.

He bids us build each other up;
and gathered into one,
to our high calling’s glorious hope
we hand in hand go on.

We all partake the joy of one,
the common peace we feel,
a peace to sensual minds unknown,
a joy unspeakable.

And if our fellowship below
in Jesus be so sweet,
what heights of rapture shall we know
when round his throne we meet! C/A

Methodist Presbyterian Musings
HYMN: All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord (see above for words)

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Morning tea will be served after the service.

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICE is at 9am. There will be Communion. Please note time.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. We would love to have some more volunteers for this clinic. It’s not just feet! We require welcomers and tea makers as well as people to massage feet and cut toenails. If you want to see what’s involved, please come along tomorrow and have a look. Enquiries and offers of help to Lyndsey 388 1264.

CUPPA & CHAT: EVERY Tuesday & Wednesday 10am – 12 noon in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 30th January: Meet 9.30am in South Library carpark (Hunter Tce end). Coffee at Red. June 332 8874.

SESSION meets on Wednesday 30th January at 7.30pm in the Beckenham Methodist Lounge.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS meets every Thursday from 10am – 12 noon in the Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome ?. Beverley 332 7786.

DEADLINE FOR NEXT MAGAZINE is 15-17 February. Please forward information to our new Editor, Anneke Howie 5 Simeon Quay, Lyttelton or email Phone 328 7459. She is looking forward to receiving any news people wish to share with the members.

WALTHAM COMMUNITY COTTAGE would love some contributions of food suitable for making a meal. Some suggestions are: cans of lentils, chickpeas, every type of tomato, kidney beans, butter beans; rice; packets of tortillas; salsa.
All the above are very much needed and every contribution is greatly appreciated. For more details, please contact Fern 332 4725.

THE PARISH OFFICE hours are Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. To have information included in the weekly notices email or phone Anna on 332 6192 by 9am Thursday please.


HUB NEWS: Please see the noticeboard in the foyer for this week’s information.

Community Fun Day Saturday 1st February 5-7pm at St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Road. Free sausage sizzle and lots of family activities. Everyone welcome.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 27th Nola, Bernie; Thu 31st Bryan, Adrienne; Fri 1st Alice.