Sunday 9 June 2013

CALL TO WORSHIP: Based on the Psalm for the day: Ps 146
Praise God, O my soul. As long as I live I will praise God.
I will praise God with all my being;
I will sing joyfully and with thanksgiving.
Put no trust in riches, in illusionary things that fade away.
For when our day comes to depart this world,
we will carry only the love imprinted upon our soul.
Blessed are those whose strength, whose trust, is in God. God, who lives forever in our hearts,
loose the fetters of fear that bind us,
that we might praise you always with joyful song.

HYMN: Sing Praise and Thanksgiving (WOV 25)
Sing praise and thanksgiving, let all creatures living
now worship their maker with gladness and song;
all glory and honour we come to him bringing:
O praise to the Almighty,
sing praise to our God!

Our lives of his making he brings to their waking;
in darkness he held us in his gracious care,
now into the light we are called from our sleeping:
O praise to the Almighty,
sing praise to our God!

Lord, frame our desiring to do your requiring,
that unto your glory be all that we do;
and where we have faltered, give strength and give healing:
O praise to the Almighty,
sing praise to our God! ? C.A. Gibson & M. Barclay (WOV)

CHILDREN’S SONG: The Church is Wherever
The Church is wherever God’s people are praising,
knowing they’re wanted and loved by their Lord.
The Church is wherever Christ’s followers are trying
to live and to share out the good news of God.

the Church is wherever God’s people are loving,
where all are forgiven and start once again,
where all are accepted, whatever their background,
whatever their past and whatever their pain.

The Church is wherever God’s people are seeking
to reach out and touch folk wherever they are –
conveying the Gospel, its joy and its comfort,
to challenge, refresh, and excite and inspire.

The Church is wherever God’s people are praising,
knowing we’re wanted and loved by our Lord.
The Church is where we as Christ’s followers are trying
to live and to share out the good news of God. © W. Jenkins (CH4)


READINGS: 1 Kings 17: 8-16 John Shanks
Luke 7: 11-17 Margaret Shanks
SERMON: Ministry with

HYMN: Great Creator God You Call Us Tune: Regent Square WOV84
Great Creator God, you call us
through the church to do your will.
Stewards of both past and promise,
may we each our work fulfil,
building up in faith and nurture
Christ’s own mission, lively still.

Out of all our varied stories
may we weave a single tale,
here confessing sin and discord,
times we stumble, times we fail.
Yet forgiven, cleansed, refashioned,
in Christ’s strength shall we prevail.

Christ still calls to peace and justice,
health and wholeness, love and grace.
We are partners in that mission
for this time and in this place.
O God, grant us sense and courage
in the daily tasks we face.

Without vision, people perish,
without challenge, drift and die.
Give us then the tools of daring
and the clarity of eye
for creating in the present
visions far and wide and high. © JP Huber (ASF)

We bring these gifts remembering our vision, to be a vibrant
growing church reaching out in love.
We pray, O God, that you will bless these gifts, and us
as we work together with our community, that people may experience your love. In Jesus’ name we pray. AMEN.


HYMN: Loving Spirit, Great Creator (Tune: Hyfrydol WOV 148ii)
Loving Spirit, great Creator,
gracious Saviour, holy God.
We who worship and adore you
stand in awe on hallowed sod.
We would move in new directions,
in the service of your call.
Journey with us; keep us faithful
where you lead, we follow still.

Grant us in our inward journeys,
depth of insight, calm of heart;
flowering spirits, strength of purpose,
listening hearts (prayer’s purest art).
As disciples – Christ our teacher –
and as stewards of your grace,
grant us wisdom, faith, and courage
for our time and in this place.
When you call us for new service
through community or church,
may our full response be joyful
in our labour, love, and search.
Keep us focused, strong yet selfless,
daring paths untrod before,
delving deep beyond the surface
of each challenge to its core.

May our ministries and mission
stretch our vision pole to pole,
reaching outward, reaching inward,
touching body, heart, and soul.
People working, loving, sharing,
building bridges, clearing space –
finding in our mutual service
Christ in every human face. © JP Huber (SiC)


Beginning next Sunday, 16th June, we will be combining with the Methodist congregation at
10am each week, until 4th August
(except for 21st July, which will be 9am).

Please Note: during the time of combined services, we suggest you place your cash offering in
an envelope and label it “St Martins”.

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

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Details from Lyndsey 388 1264.

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

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 12th June: Carpool 9.10am from 43 St Martins Rd to gather outside CPIT, Madras Street at 9.30am, opposite Countdown carpark. Park in Countdown (maximum 90 minutes before being clamped) or behind Black Betty Café (entrance off Allen St – Wilson Carpark, $2 per hour). Coffee at Black Betty’s, 165 Madras St, in the cupping room, 10.30am, wet or fine. Sue 960 7657.

THE PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN will meet on Wednesday 12th June 9.45am at St James’ Presbyterian Church, Barrington Street. The speakers for the morning will be Georgina & Bernard from the Neonatal Unit at Christchurch Women’s Hospital. There will be a short Conference report and also a Sales Table. Allison 332 0554.

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

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email Do pop in to the new location at St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd (at the rear of the site near the sandpit) and say hello!

NOTICES need to be received by 9am Thursday please. Anna.


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

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Thu 13th Marette; Fri 14th John; Sat 15th Julian