Sunday 21st May 2017 10am




Sunday 21 May 2017


Followers, devotees, students, learners….

One who receives instruction from another….

One who follows a particular pathway….


Coming Together as Part of God’s Family


Call to Worship:

Children of God, it’s time to take off your shoes,

Let go of the anxieties and worries, and know the Presence is with us.

We come to be still for a moment, to gather in holy time and space.

Let the healing waters wash your heart.

Take a deep breath and know we are sustained by Grace.

We come to know again that we belong,

We are treasured by God,

We are called to be disciples of Jesus and people of the Way.



Some questions…

·        How do you nurture your calling to be a disciple of Jesus?  Do you rely on what you learned long ago, or would you say you are a learning disciple?  What is something that you feel you are currently learning from Jesus?

·        How do you make time to sit around the figurative charcoal fire with other Jesus disciples and help mentor and feed each other?

·        Are you aware of another presence in your life?  Talk about that sense with someone else.

·        How do you decide what is right and which road to take?  Where does Jesus fit into that?





Session has called a Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday 11th June at 11.15am where the following motion from the Ministry Settlement Board will be put:


“That we ask the Rev Dugald Wilson to a 2/3rd time intentional ministry for a period of two years and that we recommend that the leadership and congregation of St Martin’s commits itself to a two year conversation to discern more clearly the presence of God in our midst, who God calls us to be as a Christian community and how we might nurture our bonds of community; and thirdly how we connect and build bridges to make known God’s love to others around us.”

The Church Property Trustees have given their approval for us to proceed with strengthening and refurbishing the church building.



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

Celebration Blessing and Opening of the Beckenham Methodist Community Church facility TODAY at 2pm.  Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Deadline for ‘Messenger’ articles is TODAY. Please email items through to: .

Fireside Group meets this Tuesday 23rd May 7.30pm at Sonya’s home. All women are very welcome. Allison Blackler will be speaking about her very recent trip to Europe.  Please contact Sonya 339 7038 for directions if you would like to come.

Wednesday Walkers 24th May: Meet 9.45am at corner Disraeli & Selwyn Streets for a walk around Addington. Coffee at Oddfellows Café. All welcome. Barbara & Alan 021 126 3801.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

Men’s Group Thursday 1st June: meet at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd, at 5.45pm for a shared finger food tea. The speaker is Rob Ferguson who will be talking about his role as chaplain to the central area of Christchurch. He has many fascinating insights into the life of the new Christchurch.  Contact Tony 332 0554 for further information. All men very welcome.

CWS South Sudan Famine Appeal: Phone 0800 747372 to make a credit card donation.

Pastoral Care: If you are going to be away for a wee while, please let the Parish Office or Session Clerk know. Thank You.

New Office Photocopier/Printer: The copier in the Office has been upgraded. If you need anything copied, pop in and see Anna.

Is anyone prepared to help out with taking Sunday School for one or two Sundays a term? Please talk to Wayne or Dugald if you are interested.

Phone for sale: Brand new Uniden cordless phone. Make an offer! Contact Anna for more information.

Information forms: There are still some outstanding. Please return yours to Irene or the Office as soon as possible. See today’s duty people if you don’t have one.

Sandwich board wanted. Does anyone have a little whiteboard or blackboard sign that we can pop out on St Martins Rd when the Office is open? Let Dugald know if you can help.