WELCOME AND NOTICES
CALL TO WORSHIP: on screen
HYMN: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Tune: Lobe den Herren)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation;
all you who hear, brothers and sisters draw near,
praise him in glad adoration.
Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth,
shelters you under his wings and so gently sustains life:
have you not seen how your heart’s longings have been
granted in what he’s unfolding?
Praise to the Lord, who has prospered your work and defends you;
surely his goodness and mercy here daily attend you:
ponder anew what the Almighty can do
when with his love he befriends you. ©J Neander (WOV28)
PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING
SOMETHING FOR THE YOUNGER AT HEART
HYMN FOR THE YOUNGER AT HEART: One More Step
One more step along the world I go,
one more step along the world I go;
from the old things to the new keep me travelling along with you.
And it’s from the old I travel to the new;
keep me travelling along with you.
Round the corners of the world I turn,
more and more about the world I learn;
all the new things that I see you’ll be looking at along with me:
As I travel through the bad and good,
keep me travelling the way I should;
where I see no way to go you’ll be telling me the way, I know:
Give me courage when the world is rough,
keep me loving though the world is tough;
leap and sing in all I do, keep me travelling along with you:
You are older than the world can be,
you are younger than the life in me;
ever old and ever new, keeping me travelling along with you:
©Sydney B Carter (CH4 530)
MISSION FOCUS: Barbara Meier ~ Your Sisters’ Orphanage
HYMN: I the Lord of Sea and Sky ©Daniel L. Schutte (OCP, CH4 251)
I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.
I, who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.
I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them. They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my Word to them. Whom shall I send? Here I am…
I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send? Here I am…
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
SUNG LORD’S PRAYER ~ Tune: Auld Lang Syne
READINGS: Psalm 23 Tony Beasley
John 10:22-30 Elizabeth Penwell
HYMN: Will You Come and Follow Me (Tune: Kelvingrove)
Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown, will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?
Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?
Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?
Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean, and do such as this unseen,
and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?
Lord, your summons echoes true when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.
In your company I’ll go where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.
©John Bell & Graham Maule (WGRG)
Please leave promptly, to allow the Methodist congregation to prepare for worship.
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service. Many thanks to Rev Alan Webster for leading our worship.
WORKING BEE 43 St Martins Rd, Saturday 7th May 9.30-12noon (weather permitting). Please bring your gardening tools to help tidy up the church grounds.
WEDNESDAY WALKERS 20th April: Meet 9.30am at 101 Rannoch Drive for a ramble around Broomfield and Delamain. Suggest car pool. Directions: From Motorway turn right onto Curletts Rd, go through to Yaldhurst Rd, left at Masham Rd, second right onto Kintyre Drive, through roundabout to Rannoch Drive. We are on corner with Glen Kieran Close. Rosalie 021 2395005.
CWS thanks St Martin’s Parish for donating $1153 to the 2015 Christmas Appeal.
NO CRAFTY CRAFTERS this Thursday.
ALPINE PRESBYTERY newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.
ANZAC DAY SERVICE: 25th April 10am at St Anne’s Church. All welcome.
WANTED: storage for some cartons containing items for our next church sale. Please see Rosalie Sterritt 981 1819 if you can help.
MEN’S GROUP will commence for the year on THURSDAY 2ND JUNE – 6 pm at Merchiston, St Martins Rd. All men are welcome. Please note the change of start date. If you have ideas for a speaker please contact Tony – 332 0554.
COURT THEATRE “Educating Rita” Thursday 16th June 6.30pm. $45. Sign the clipboard if you would like to go. Payment to Sue by 8th May please.
FOR SALE: Homemade jams, sauces, pickles. Please support this fundraising venture for St Martin’s – much better than buying from the supermarket!