Palm Sunday 29th March 2015 10am


READER ~ John Shanks ~ The City in an Uproar Part I
(Part I also read outside)

[During the `first’ verse of the song those outside move into the church. When the verse ends the procession stops for the second part of the reading, then resumes as the song resumes.]

SONG: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna verse 2 (Tune: WOV 277 Ellacombe)
From Olivet they followed,
a large exultant crowd,
the victory palm-branch waving,
and singing clear and loud;
bright angels joined the chorus,
beyond the cloudless sky,
`Hosanna in the highest!
Glory to God on high!’

READER ~ John Shanks ~The City in an Uproar Part II

SONG: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna verse 3 (Tune: WOV 277 Ellacombe)
`Hosanna in the highest!’
That ancient song we sing,
for Christ is our Redeemer,
earth, let your anthems ring.
Oh, may we ever praise him
with heart and life and voice,
and in his humble presence
eternally rejoice! C/A



SONG: The Day He Came Riding (Tune: When Johnny Came Marching In)
The day He came riding into town (hurrah! hurrah!)
His people tore the branches down (hurrah! hurrah!)
They cheered his name with voices loud,
And everyone joined the chanting crowd,
“May the king be blessed: he comes in the name of God!”

The day He came riding into town (hurrah! hurrah!)
He threw the sellers’ tables down (hurrah! hurrah!)
“God’s house should be a place of prayer
But you’ve made a haunt of pirates there!”
And he speaks with fire who comes in the name of God!

The day He came riding into town (hurrah! hurrah!)
It caused the men of power to frown (hurrah! hurrah!)
“We have our laws! We have our ways!
We need no king to rule our days!
We denounce his right to come in the name of God!”

The day He came riding into town (hurrah! hurrah!)
He offered love and not a crown (hurrah! hurrah!)
His song of peace could not be heard
For they wanted a throne and not a word.
And the word was life – new life in the name of God. (Frederick A Styles)

Channel 9 Jerusalem

READING: Mark 14: 1-2, 10-16 ~ John Shanks

HYMN: Ride On, Ride On, the Time is Right (Tune: Winchester New)
Ride on, ride on, the time is right:
the roadside crowds scream with delight;
palm branches mark the pilgrim way
where beggars sit and children play.

Ride on, ride on, your critics wait,
intrigue and rumour circulate;
new lies abound in word and jest,
and truth becomes a suspect guest.

Ride on, ride on, while well aware
that those who shout and wave and stare
are mortals who, with common breath,
can crave for life, and lust for death.

Ride on, ride on, though blind with tears,
though voiceless now and deaf to jeers.
Your path is clear, though few can tell
their garments pave the road to hell.

Ride on, ride on, God’s love demands;
justice and peace lie in your hands.
Evil and angel voices rhyme;
this is the man and this the time. © WGRG, GIA Publications (CH 4)

Great Day


Loving God, this is the time when we offer up what matters.
This is the time for good gifts of love.
This is the time for giving of ourselves.
This is the time for the healing of the nations.
Bless, O God, all that we offer this day; and send us to
love and serve the world, in Jesus’ name. Amen.


HYMN: Lift High The Cross
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his glorious name!

Come, Christian people, sing your praises, shout!
If we are silent, even stones cry out.

Jesus, you wept to see our human strife,
teach us compassion for each human life.

Peace was your plea and peace your living theme
let peace be our passport, peace a living dream.

Great is the cost of walking on this road,
to follow and suffer with the Son of God.

Worlds to be born and children yet to be
come, take up this song into eternity. © Shirley Murray (AA)


HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES 2015 please note the times of these services:

Monday 30th March 7.00pm Holy Week Meditation

Tuesday 31st March 7.00pm Holy Week Meditation

Wednesday 1st April 7.00pm Holy Week Meditation

Thursday 2nd April 7.30pm Combined Maundy Thursday Service

Friday 3rd April 10.00am Combined Good Friday Service

Sunday 5th April 7.30am Easter Sunrise Service followed by breakfast
9.00am St Martin’s Easter Day Communion
10.30am Beckenham Easter Day Celebration

IMPORTANT: Daylight Saving finishes on 5th April – remember to turn your clocks back one hour!!

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service.

REMINDER: Holy Week meditations this Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 7pm. The theme is “Brokenness”. All are welcome.

Pacific Vision Appeal TODAY. Please ensure Vanuatu Appeal is written on the envelope.

THE SESSION calls a Congregational Meeting for Sunday 19th April after Morning Worship to receive the nominations of Barry Moore and Hilary Moore for election as Elders.
The second business of the meeting is in regard to the election of four members to the Ministry Settlement Board. Bruce Hudson, Session Clerk.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 1st April: Meet at 9.30am St Albans Park, Edward St, Coffee will be at Ristretto Café, 670 Barbadoes St. To car pool, meet either at St Martin’s Presbyterian Church, 43 St Martins Road, or St James’ Church, Barrington Street. All welcome to join us. Judith 332 1577.

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

KNOWING YOUR NEIGHBOUR IS A PIECE OF CAKE Neighbourhood Project will be celebrated by the community this weekend., but we have chosen to celebrate it on the weekend of 23-24 May away from Easter and the school holidays. More information will be available nearer the time. Watch this space! Mission Resource committee.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon; Fri 9-11am. Pop in and visit at 7 Wilsons Rd. Phone 332 6192. Email: Website: Notices to Anna by 9am WEDNESDAY this week. The Office will be closed on Good Friday (3rd April).

PALM SUNDAY DEVOTION: Risingholme Singers present Part 2 of Handel’s Messiah TODAY in St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru, 2.30 pm. Door sales: $15.

FOOT CLINIC: Next Session Monday 4th May 1-4pm. Lyndsey 388 1264.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Wed 1st Aileen; Sat 4th Rosalie B.