Sunday 26th June 2016 Pentecost 6 9am




Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.

It is he who made us, and we are his,we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.


HYMN: All People that on Earth do Dwell (Tune: Old 100th)

All people that on earth do dwell, sing to the Lord with cheerful voice, Him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell, come ye before him and rejoice.


Know that the Lord is God indeed; without our aid he did us make;

we are his folk, he doth us feed, and for his sheep he doth us take.


O enter then his gates with praise, approach with joy his courts unto: praise, laud, and bless his name always, for it is seemly so to do.


For why? The Lord our God is good, his mercy is for ever sure;

his truth at all times firmly stood, and shall from age to age endure.

W Kethe (WOV10)





Acts 2: 42-47                                                   Tony Beasley

Philippians 3: 7-11 & 1 John 1: 1-7                 Warren Pettigrew


HYMN: Fill Thou My Life, O Lord My God (Tune: Richmond)

Fill thou my life, O Lord my God, in every part with praise,

that my whole being may proclaim thy being and thy ways.


Not for the lip of praise alone nor ev’n the praising heart I ask,

but for a life made up of praise in every part:


Praise in the common things of life, its goings out and in;

praise in each duty and each deed, however small and mean.


Fill every part of me with praise: let all my being speak of thee

and of thy love, O Lord, poor though I be and weak.


So shalt thou, Lord, receive from me the praise and glory due;

and so shall I begin on earth the song for ever new.


So shall no part of day and night from sacredness be free;

but all my life, in every step, be fellowship with thee. H Bonar (WOV515)




HYMN: The Church’s One Foundation (Tune: Aurelia)

The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord:

She is his new creation by water and the word;

from heaven he came and sought her to be his holy bride;

with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.


Called forth from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth,

her charter of salvation: one Lord, one faith, one birth.

One holy name she blesses, and shares one holy food,

as to one hope she presses, with every grace endued.


In toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war,

she waits the consummation of peace for evermore,

till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blest,

and the great Church victorious shall be the Church at rest.


Yet she on earth has union with God the Three in One,

and mystical communion with those whose rest is one.

O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we, like them,

the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with thee. SJ Stone (CH4 739)


MESSAGE: Fellowship – the things we share in common






HYMN: Blest be the Tie that Binds Our Hearts (Tune: Dennis)

Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love;

The fellowship of kindred hearts Is like to that above.


Before the Father’s throne we pour our ardent prayers;

Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, our comforts and our cares.


We share our mutual woes, our mutual burdens bear,

And often for each other flows the sympathising tear.


When for awhile we part, this thought will sooth our pain,

That we shall still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again.


This glorious hope revives our courage by the way,

While each in expectation lives, and longs to see the day.


From sorrow, toil, and pain, and sin we shall be free;

And perfect love and friendship reign through all eternity.

(Baptist Hymn Book 355)


BENEDICTION: May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all, now and forever. Amen.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 26th Christine; Mon 27th Gwendoline.


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



Questions to consider for July 3 – Refugee Sunday & Communion         

What comes first to mind for you at Communion Service?

What main question do you have on Refugee Crisis?

What do you think are the main causes?

FIRESIDE: Tuesday 28th June 7.30pm at Joan M’s house.  We welcome other women to join us.  Enquiries to Joan 337 1648  or Margaret 366 8936


WEDNESDAY WALKERS 29th June: Meet 9.30am in Hawford Rd by Opawa Mall carpark. Coffee at Opawa Bakery & Café. All are welcome. Sonya 027 253 3397.


CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am-12noon. $3 per session.


ALPINE PRESBYTERY newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.
MEN’S GROUP will meet at Merchiston at 6 pm for a shared tea on Thursday 7th July– the speaker will be John Wylie from New Zealand Rowing.  All men most welcome – contact Tony 332 0554 if you have any queries.



Annual Reports are now required. Please make sure they are received by the Parish Office no later than 20th July.


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

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


The Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board invites you to the Older People’s Winter Warmer at the Cashmere Club on Thursday 14th July 1pm – 3pm.

This event is an opportunity for older people of the Spreydon/Heathcote ward to come together, connect and be warmed with a lovely and FREE afternoon tea and entertainment. Please bring a friend or friends. As Bastille Day is observed on this day, we invite you to wear French themed fashion if you wish to. Please RSVP by Friday 8th July to or call 941 5106.