Sunday 19th June 2016 Pentecost 5 9am

Theme: Army Chaplaincy and Mission




HYMN: Rejoice the Lord is King  (Tune: Darwall) verses 1-3

Rejoice, the Lord is King; your Lord and King adore;

mortals, give thanks, and sing, and triumph evermore:

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice. Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!


Jesus the Saviour reigns, the God of truth and love;

when he had purged our stains, he took his seat above:


His kingdom cannot fail, he rules o’er earth and heaven;

the keys of death and hell are to our Jesus given:     ©C Wesley wov147(ii)


OPENING PRAYER: (based on 1 Kings 19:11-13)

Lord of all, we come to worship seeking your presence.

We come to worship seeking your peace.

Life gets busy, life gets loud.

Like Elijah in the cave up the mountain,

we often feel battered by strong winds.

We often feel broken and shaken.

We often feel bruised and burned.

Come, living God.

Still small voice, speak to us.

Like Elijah we look for somewhere to run and hide.

We confess to you that we retreat from the truth,

we hide from the needs of others

when the demands of the world overwhelm us.

We confess to you that we easily jump to blame others

instead of facing our own failures.

Come, living God.

Still small voice, speak to us.

Speak to us, like you did to Elijah;

call us out of our cave, out of our comfort zone,

into the world, into risk and adventure.

Go with us, God of the wind, the earthquake and the fire.

Stay with us, God of the silence.

Come, living God.

Still small voice, speak to us. Amen.


MISSION MOMENT: Adrienne Carmichael on ‘Child Poverty’




SONG: He Came Singing Love

He came singing love and he lived singing love;

he died, singing love. He arose in silence.

For the love to go on we must make it our song:

you and I be the singers.


He came singing faith


He came singing hope


He came singing peace…                                           ©Colin Gibson (AA59)






HYMN: Love Divine, all Loves Excelling (Tune: Hyfrydol)

Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, to earth come down,

fix in us thy humble dwelling, all thy faithful mercies crown.

Jesu, thou art all compassion, pure unbounded love thou art;

visit us with thy salvation, enter every trembling heart.


Come, almighty, to deliver, let us all thy life receive;

suddenly return, and never, never more thy temples leave.

Thee we would be always blessing, serve thee as thy hosts above, pray, and praise thee, without ceasing, glory in thy perfect love.



Finish then thy new creation, pure and spotless let us be,

let us see thy great salvation perfectly restored in thee.

Changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place,

till we cast our crowns before thee, lost in wonder, love and praise.

©C Wesley (WOV148ii)


1 Kings 19:1-4, 8-15a              Martin Cleland
Galatians 3: 23-29                   Gwendoline Cleland


SERMON: Army Chaplaincy and Mission





God is good –  All the time!

All the time – God is good!

Your goodness we celebrate. Your gifts we honour.

Bless our lives to your service. Bless our gifts to your glory. Amen.


HYMN: Give Thanks for Life (Tune: Sine Nomine)

Give thanks for life, the measure of our days,

mortal, we pass through beauty that decays,

yet sing to God our hope, our love, our praise, Alleluia! Alleluia!


Give thanks for those who made their life a light

caught from the Christ-flame, bursting through the night,

who touched the truth, who burned for what is right, Alleluia! Alleluia!


And for our own, our living and our dead,

thanks for the love by which our life is fed,

a love not changed by time or death or dread, Alleluia! Alleluia!


Give thanks for hope, that like the wheat, the grain

lying in darkness does its life retain,

in resurrection to grow green again. Alleluia! Alleluia! ©Shirley Murray (AA45)




A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Many thanks to Rev Chris Purdie for leading our worship today.




Please register with Sharyn 338 0218 if you intend to come.


WEDNESDAY WALKERS 22nd June: Meet 9.30am at St Albans Park in Edward St, (runs between Edgeware Road  and Barbadoes Street)  for a walk around the Flockton/St Albans  area.. Coffee at Ristretto. All are welcome. Judith 332 1577.


RISINGHOLME SINGERS CONCERT TODAY:  “Our 70s Show: Flower Power’’  Capturing the flavour of the rock and roll and hippie era.  Wonderful sound – accompanied by the St Peter’s Anglican Church Youth Orchestra. at the Heaton Intermediate Performing Arts Centre, Heaton Street, at 3pm.  Tickets $15 from John Shanks.


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

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


ALPINE PRESBYTERY newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.
From Bryan & Marie Dobson, New Plymouth:

For those of you who remember our family we are now living in our daughter Anna’s house. 

Anna works at the hospital in the Radiology Dept and now lives with her partner so we are her tenants.  Our youngest daughter Steph and her husband Madison and their two children Wilson 6yrs and Zoe 3 1/2 yrs live a 5 minute walk around the road from here so we feel we are fortunate to have our family close. Sometimes they call in on the way home from school.  Presently I take Zoe to ballet on a Wednesday morning and I bring her home for lunch afterwards.  That may not last much longer as she has told her Mum she would like to go back to swimming classes!!

 (Her Dad was a very good swimmer in the United States.) 

Bryan goes along and watches Wilson play soccer early on a Saturday morning.

Our house in Christchurch is plodding on with being repaired.  The retaining walls were repaired last year and the new bricks are ready there ready to be put on.  There has been lengthy delays dealing with electrical wiring but I think that is now almost completed.

We have joined the tennis Club, the Jazz Club (as spectators) go to yoga and met some friendly people.  Our latest venture last year was to learn to play the ukulele and we continue to go to Ukestra once a week and entertain with other members, at Rest Homes, Respite days and other social events.

**The Dobsons have a new address – please contact the Office for details.


BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 19th June, James, Ellen; Thu 23rd Betty C.