Sunday 15th September 2013: Lay Preachers’ Sunday

assisted by the St Martin’s Walking Group.
THEME: Right Relationships

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER: We gather together greeting one another, enjoying and meditating on the music of the St Martin’s Instrumental Group and organist Bill Irvine.


This is the place and this is the time.
Here and now God waits to break into our experience.
To change our minds, to change our lives, to change our ways.

To make us see the world and the whole of life in a new light.
To fill us with hope, joy and certainty for the future.

This is the place as are all places. This is the time as are all times.

O God of this place and every place. God of this time and all time,
Here and now we praise you.

HYMN: Joyful, Joyful We Adore You (Tune: “Hymn to Joy” WOV 92)
Joyful, joyful we adore you,
God of glory, Lord of love.
Hearts unfold like flowers before you,
opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of tears and sadness,
drive the mists of doubt away.
Giver of abounding gladness,
fill us with the light of day!

All your works with joy surround you,
Earth and heaven reflect your rays.
Stars and planets sing around you,
Centre of unbroken praise:
Field and forest, plain and mountain,
flower filled garden, gleaming dew,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain,
Call us to rejoice in you!

People join the mighty chorus
which the love of Christ began.
God our life is stirring in us,
Christ-like love binds us as one.
Ever singing we go forward
servants of the risen Christ.
Joyful music leads us onward
in the triumph song of life. ©Larry van Dyke

PRAYER: “The Good Gardener” Sue Saunders

SCRIPTURE READING: Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 Fern Wakefield

C.H. SPURGEON ~ Introduction June Service


HYMN: Spring Song (Tune: “Puer Nobis” WOV 218)
In the garden, on the farms
Signs of life are showing.
Lambs and buds, the calves and trees
Praise the God of growing.

Kowhai gild the native bush,
Alpine meadows blossom.
Ferns unfold and mosses fruit.
Signs of God’s great kingdom.

Help us care much more, O Lord
For the unprotected,
For the young, the old, the poor,
All who are neglected.

Then God’s fragile plant will bloom
In our selfish nation.
People will respect the work,
Honour God’s creation. © Bill Wallace


SUNG LORD’S PRAYER: (Tune Kum Ba Yah AA 31).
Father God in heav’n, Lord most high:
Hear your children’s prayer, Lord most high:
Hallowed be your name, Lord most high –
O Lord, hear our prayer.

May your kingdom come here on earth;
May your will be done here on earth,
As it is in heaven so on earth –
O Lord, hear our prayer

Give us daily bread day by day,
And forgive our sins day by day,
As we too forgive day by day,
O Lord, hear our prayer.

Lead us in your way, make us strong;
When temptations come make us strong;
Save us all from sin, keep us strong –
O Lord, hear our prayer.

All things come from you, all are yours –
Kingdom, glory, power, all are yours;
Take our lives and gifts, all are yours –
O lord, hear our prayer. © Mrs M Seddon

THE OFFERING: Music for Reflection played whilst this is collected.


ACCEPT ONE ANOTHER: 1 Thessalonians 5: 11
THE LISTS: Margaret Shanks

HYMN: Servant Song
Brother, sister, let me serve you,
Let me be as Christ to you;
Pray that I may have the grace to
Let you be my servant too.

We are pilgrims on a journey,
And companions on the road;
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
In the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
Speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping;
When you laugh I’ll laugh with you;
I will share your joy and sorrow,
Till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven
We shall find such harmony,
Born of all we’ve known together
Of Christ’s love and agony.

Brother, sister, let me serve you
Let me be as Christ to you;
Pray that I may have the grace to
Let you be my servant too. © Richard Gillard



BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 16th Gowan, Bob; Wed 18th Gilly, Benjamin; Sat 21st Beverley.
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for morning tea following the service.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of Parishioners will be held on Sunday 22nd September following Morning Worship.

The Craft Group is having a display of work in the middle lounge this morning.

Please return your Operation Christmas Child shoebox next Sunday.

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

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 18th September: Meet 9.30am at the river end of South Library carpark for a Spring walk. Coffee at Red 10.30 when we welcome non-walkers to join us. Margaret 366 8936.

SESSION meets this Wednesday 18th September at 7.30pm.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS meets every Thursday 10am -12 noon in the Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome. Please contact Beverley 332 7786 for more information.

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

CARING & SHARING meets on Wednesday 25th September 2pm at Beckenham Methodist. All are welcome. For further details, please contact Fern 332 4725.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 14th October 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Please phone the Parish Office to book.

Rustle of Spring Concert TODAY 2.30pm Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church with Tim Emerson (Piano), David M?ller-Cajar (French Horn), and featuring a display of Flamenco Dancing. Door sales only – $14 Adults; $10 unwaged.

HUB NEWS: This week’s information is displayed in the Lounge.

Spring Carnival Saturday 28th September 9am-1pm St Mark’s Anglican Church, Opawa Road. All welcome.

Hub Activities for the week 15th – 22nd September 2013

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Tues 17 Sept 9.30am Tuesday Kidz in Hall Lounge
Thurs 19 Sept 7.30pm Women Journeying at Janette’s, 62 Frankleigh
Street. Bring something that has meaning to you
to share, eg. poem, quote, letter, etc
Fri 20 Sept 4.30pm Friday Kidz in Kidz Live Room
Sat 21 Sept St James Indoor Bowling Club 50th Celebrations.
Sun 22 Sept 4:00pm GalovicExhibition
Sacred Heart Parish Hall
5:00pm Shared Meal at Sacred Heart.
6:00pm Taize Ecumenical Service – Sacred Heart Church

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Tue 17 Sept 10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
Wed 18 Sept 9.30am Walking Group. June 332 8874
10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
7.30pm Session meeting
Thu 19 Sept 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3 per session. Beverley 332 7786
Sun 22 Sept 9.00am Morning Worship. Parish AGM.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mon 16 Sept 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tues 17 Sept 10.00am Mainly Music. Eleanor 960 4824
Weds 18 Sept 10.00 am Craft Group. Linda 322 4437
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thurs 19 Sept 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fri 20 Sept 7.00pm Lift Youth Group. Matt 027 3890000
Sat 21 Sept 1.30pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Sunday 15 Sept 2.30pm Rustle of Spring Concert, with Tim Emerson and
David M?ller-Cajar. Door sales only $14 Adults; $10 unwaged
Mon 16 Sept 9.30am Pre-School Music
Wed 17 Sep 10.00am Forum – a group to discuss and reflect on the
previous Sunday’s Readings and Sermon. All Welcome
Thurs 18 Sep 10.30am – 12 noon Prayer Group at 20 Major Aiken Drive
Sun 22 Sep 11.30am Healing Service
5.00pm Sunday Night Lights