Sunday 22nd May 2016 9am




HYMN: To God be the Glory

To God be the glory, great things he has done!

So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,

who yielded his life an atonement for sin

and opened the life-gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the earth hear his voice!

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,

and give him the glory! great things he has done!


O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,

to every believer the promise of God!

and every offender who truly believes,

that moment from Jesus a pardon receives…


Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,

and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;

but purer, and higher, and greater will be

our wonder, our rapture, when Jesus we see… (WOV85)


OPENING PRAYERS                       Irene Gray


READING: Psalm 121                       Irene Gray


HYMN: These Hills Where the Hawk Flies Lonely

These hills where the hawk flies lonely,

Beaches where the long surf rolls,

Mountains where the snows reach heaven, these are our care.

Pastures where the sheep graze calmly,

Orchards where the apples grow,

Gardens where the roses cluster, these are our prayer.


Forests where the tree ferns tower,

Rivers running strong and clear,

Oceans where the great whales wander, these are our care.

Race meeting race as equals, Justice for age-old wrong,

Worth for every man and woman, these are our prayer.


Cities where the young roam restless,

Lives brought to deep despair,

Homeless and powerless people, these are our care.

Places where the Word is spoken,

Hands held in serving love,

Faiths of our many cultures, these are our prayer.


All that the old world gave us,

All that the new world brings,

Language, ideas and customs, these are our care.

Life finding joy and value,

Faith seeking truth and light,

God heard and seen in all things, this be our prayer.               ©Colin Gibson


READING:                                                                 Fern Wakefield


HYMN: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (please remain seated)

Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there is hatred let me bring your love;

where there is injury, your pardon, Lord;

and where there’s doubt, true faith in you.

Oh, Master, grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled

as to console; to be understood as to understand;

to be loved, as to love with all my soul.


Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there’s despair in life let me bring hope;

where there is darkness, only light;

and where there’s sadness, ever joy. Oh Master…


Make me a channel of your peace.

It is pardoning that we are pardoned,

in giving of ourselves that we receive;

and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.                 ©S Temple (CH4 528)


REFLECTION : Standing Together                        June Service






PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                   John Shanks




HYMN: Thine be the Glory

Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;

endless is the victory, thou o’er death hast won;

angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,

kept the folded grave clothes, where thy body lay.

            Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son,

            endless is the victory, thou o’er death hast won.


Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;

Lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;

let the Church with gladness hymns of triumph sing;

for her Lord now liveth; death hath lost its sting.


No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of Life;

life is naught without thee: aid us in our strife;

make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love:

bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.

© World Student Christian Federation (WOV303)



Stand together for what you believe.

Work for what must be done.

Love each other in all that you do, till all my people are one.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Amen.


Please leave promptly, to allow the Methodist congregation to prepare for worship.


A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Many thanks to some Session members for leading our worship today.

NO Morning tea today.


POT LUCK LUNCH TODAY 12 noon at Cashmere Presbyterian.


NEXT SUNDAY we will be welcoming the Terris family as they present Jaydan for baptism.


WEDNESDAY WALKERS 25th May: Meet 9.30am in Stourbridge Street, near Therese Street, for a walk around Spreydon.  Coffee at Oderings Cafe. Janette & Cyril Morris 332 1240 or 021 161 1178


NO Fireside meeting this Tuesday.


MEN’S GROUP meets on Thursday 2nd June 6pm at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd for a shared meal. Lisa Milburn from Pillars will be our speaker. Please bring a grocery item for the giftbox for Pillars. For details, contact Tony 332 0554.


ALPINE PRESBYTERY newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.


PARISH OFFICE: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon, Fridays 9-11am Ph 332 6192. Email:

Please make sure Anna has any notices by 9am Thursday.


CONCERT THIS AFTERNOON with our very own Lyndsey McKay at New Brighton Union Church 2pm. Door sales available. A great afternoon of fabulous singing.



BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 22nd Jennifer, Judith; Tue 24th Hadley; Thu 26th Barbara; Fri 27th Jim, Gillian.