Sunday 26th October 2014 9am

WELCOME AND NOTICES

GATHERING:
Worker God, whose `hands’ built the earth, moulded our bodies,
and spread the stars across the sky; we gather in your presence
with praise and thanksgiving for your creating power.

Worker God, we seek your presence in our everyday living. Strengthen our hearts and our hands to work with you, in the building of a world where the earth is valued and its people
live with justice and peace.

HYMN: Praise with Joy the World’s Creator (Tune: Praise My Soul)
Praise with joy the world’s Creator,
God of justice, love and peace,
source and end of human knowledge,
force of greatness without cease.
Celebrate the Maker’s glory,
power to rescue and release.

Praise the Son who feeds the hungry,
frees the captive, finds the lost,
heals the sick, upsets religion,
fearless both of fate and cost.
Celebrate Christ’s constant presence –
friend and stranger, guest and host.

Praise the Spirit sent among us,
liberating truth from pride,
forging bonds where race or gender,
age or nation dare divide.
Celebrate the Spirit’s treasure –
foolishness none dare deride.

Praise the Maker, Son and Spirit,
one God in community,
calling Christians to embody
oneness and diversity.
Thus the world shall yet believe,
when shown Christ’s vibrant unity. © WGRG, GIA Publications (VU)

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

STORY TIME

READINGS: Exodus 20:1-2, 8-11 ~ Irene Gray
Luke 13: 10-17

HYMN: Sing to Celebrate the City (Tune: Bithynia WOV 363)
Sing to celebrate the city!
Sing the lives of people there,
sing the work of skill and beauty,
all who serve and all who care.
In the dictates of the dollar,
in the systems where we live,
find the currency of kindness,
eyes to smile and hearts to give.

We who are the city’s traffic,
driving, driven, keeping pace,
name the God who makes us neighbours,
give our faith a human face;
in the workplace of God’s people,
in the high rise and the home
our agenda is for justice –
changing lives for good to come.

Celebrate the art of living!
Every colour, every sport,
every cultures dance and music,
every truth that that love has taught –
be for God within the city,
life and loving are not priced:
light the lights of joyful worship,
set the table for the Christ! © Shirley Murray (AA)

SERMON: Work is Also God’s Gift

A TIME OF QUIET

THE OFFERING: O God, we know that there are things we can do and bring and say and sing. We can faithfully carry out our daily work, we can offer our gifts with love, we can encourage and affirm others in their work, and we can sing our thanksgiving. As we present our offering for your blessing, we do so with gratitude, praying that it may be used for your purposes in our congregation, in the wider church, in our neighbourhoods and world, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN: For the Fruit of All Creation(Tune:AR HYD Y NOS- All Through the Night)
For the fruit of all creation,
thanks be to God.
For the gifts to every nation,
thanks be to God.
For the ploughing, sowing, reaping,
silent growth while we are sleeping,
future needs in earth’s safe-keeping,
thanks be to God.

In the just reward of labour,
God’s will is done.
In the help we give our neighbour,
God’s will is done.
In our world-wide task of caring
for the thirsty and despairing,
in the harvests we are sharing,
God’s will is done.

For the harvests of the Spirit,
thanks be to God.
For the good we all inherit,
thanks be to God.
For the wonders that astound us,
for the truths that still confound us,
most of all that love has found us,
thanks be to God. © Stainer & Co (CH4)
WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: God Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens
God, who stretched the spangled heavens, (Tune: Austria WOV 577)
infinite in time and place,
flung the suns in burning radiance
through the silent fields of space.
we your children, in your likeness,
share inventive powers with you:
great Creator, still creating,
show us all we yet may do.

We have ventured worlds undreamed of
since the childhood of our race;
known the ecstasy of winging
through untravelled realms of space;
probed the secrets of the atom,
yielding unimagined power,
facing us with life’s destruction
or our most triumphant hour.

As each far horizon beckons,
may it challenge us anew:
children of creative purpose,
serving others, honouring you.
May our dreams prove rich with promise,
each endeavour well begun:
great Creator, give us guidance
till our goals and yours are one. © Hope Publishing (TIS)
THE BLESSING
NOTICES:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service.

COPY FOR NEXT ‘MESSENGER’ is now required. Email: anneke.howie@gmail.com The deadline is Thursday 13th November. Anneke 328 7459.

FIRESIDE will meet this Tuesday 28th October 7.30pm at Jill’s, 38 McMillan Ave. All women are very welcome. Jill has a friend coming along to talk about her Christmas shop and give us some ideas. Please contact Margaret 366 8936 for more information.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 29th October: Meet 9.30am at Opawa Mall carpark, Hawford Rd for a stroll around Opawa/St Martins. Non walkers welcome to join us for coffee at Opawa Bakery & Café, Opawa Mall at 10.30am. Fay leading the walk, enquiries to Joan 338 8700.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am – 12noon in the lounge at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.

Quality Used Clothing Rummage Sale on Saturday 8th November at St Anne’s Hall, Wilsons Rd. As well, we will also be selling jams and chutneys. Contributions of marmalade, jam, lemon honey etc… required please. Helpers also required – speak to Lyn 332 0865.
*Clothing can be dropped off at the Office (7 Wilsons Rd) Wed & Thurs mornings.

Fundraiser for the Building Fund. Saturday 22nd November 9am-12 noon at 259 Centaurus Rd. We will be selling plants, seedlings, gardening tools and edible goodies! Donations of items to sell (cakes, jams sweets, fresh vegetables etc…) will be required. Cash donations to purchase sausages and bread would be welcome. For more information, contact Sue 960 7657 or Lindsay 981 1587.

GROW A POTATO FOR HARVEST THANKSGIVING: Harvest Thanksgiving is set down for Sunday 22nd March 2015. We would like parishioners to “Grow a Potato in a Bucket”, nurture it throughout the summer and then harvest it just prior to our service. Seed potatoes will be available next Sunday 2nd November. Start sorting out a bucket and fill it with soil! Worship Committee.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon & Fri 9-11am. 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed on the wall in the Lounge.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 8th December 1-4pm.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 27th Allison, Tony.

Annual Tanzanian Lunch
Sunday 16th November (Show Weekend)
Cost $5 per person

Money raised supports “Your Sisters” Orphanage in Tanzania.
This is a mission outreach project of this parish.

If you are unable to attend, donations are very welcome – place money in an envelope marked “Your Sisters” and pop it in the offertory plate.
Please sign the list in the Lounge if you wish to attend.
For more information, please contact Lyndsey 388 1264 or Barb & Rob 379 1474

Hub Activities for the week 26th October – 2nd November 2014

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
All events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise stated
Sun 26 Oct 9am Morning Worship
Tue 28 Oct 7.30pm Final Indoor Bowls for the year. Salvation
Army Hall, Southampton St. Bruce 332 7786.
7.30pm Fireside Women’s Group at Jill’s – 38
Macmillan Ave. Ph Margaret 366 8936 for details.
Wed 29 Oct 9.30am Walking Group. Contact Judith 332 1577 for destination.
Thu 30 Oct 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.
Sun 2 Nov 9am Communion

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tuesdays: 10.00 am mainly music @ Hoon Hay. Eleanor 960 4824
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op. Shilo 338 3943
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth programme. Contact Matt 027 389 0000
5.00 pm Messy Church in hall – last Friday of month
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group. Suzie 338 1017

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Sun 26 Oct 11.30am Healing Service
5.30pm Sunday Night Lights
Tues 28 Oct 9.30am Foot Clinic – phone office for appointments
7.30pm Parents Centre talk from the Brainwave Trust.
Contact Parents Centre for details: www.parentscentre.org.nz/christchurch-south/
Wed 29 Oct 10.00am Forum – a group to discuss and reflect on the
previous Sunday’s Readings and Sermon.
All Welcome.
Thurs 30 Oct 10.30am Prayer Group – contact Barbara (332 8668)
7.00pm Christchurch South Parents Centre Classes –
contact them through their website:
www.parentscentre.org.nz/christchurch-south/

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Sunday 19th October 2014 9am

WELCOME AND NOTICES

CALL TO WORSHIP:
Here we are God, with our bits of faith and our pieces of hope.
Here we are God, in our giving and taking moods.
God, will you be here with us as we talk, dream, listen, sing, and pray?
God, will you come and join us? Will you hold and comfort,
push and prod us, speak to us, feed us?
Here we are God, in the name of Jesus the Christ.

HYMN: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Tune: WOV 28)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;
O my soul, praise him, for he is our health and salvation.
Come, all who hear:
brothers and sisters draw near,
joining in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, above all things so mightily reigning,
keeping us safe at his side, and so gently sustaining.
Have you not seen
how all you needed has been
met by God’s gracious ordaining?

Praise to the Lord, who will prosper our work and defend us;
surely his goodness and mercy will daily attend us;
ponder anew
what the Almighty can do,
who out of love will befriend us.

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath life and breath come now with praises before him!
Let the Amen
sound from God’s people again:
gladly with praise we adore him. C/A

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Alice Shanks

CHILDREN’S SONG: How is Jesus Present?
RIGHT SIDE: How is Jesus present? How is Jesus present?
How is Jesus present today?
Tell me how he’s present.
Tell me how he’s present.
Tell me how he’s present today.

LEFT SIDE: He’s present in the children, present in the family,
present in the meal that you share.
He’s present when you’re laughing,
present when you’re giving,
present when you listen and care.

R—side But I cannot see him, but I cannot see him,
but I cannot see him today.
Are you just pretending?
How can it be real?
I would like to see him today.

L- side Every time you listen, every time you’re sorry,
every time you care for a friend,
that is when he’s present,
though you do not see him,
“I am with you always”, he said.

ALL – Now I understand. Now I understand.
Let us celebrate today!
He’s present in the WORD,
present in the PEOPLE,
present in the breaking of BREAD.
© Cecily Sheehy (AA)

MISSION MOMENT: Barbara Meier

INTRODUCTION TO THE READINGS

READINGS: Psalm 99 Lindsay Day
Matthew 22: 15-22 Cynthia Cross

LITANY from the Hymn, What does the Lord require
What does the Lord require
for praise and offering?
What sacrifice desire,
or tribute bid you bring?
Do justly; love mercy; walk humbly with your God.

Rulers of earth, give ear!
should you not justice show?
Will God your pleading hear,
while crime and cruelty grow?
Do justly; love mercy; walk humbly with your God.

Leaders in wealth and trade,
for whom the worker toils,
think not to win God’s aid
if greed your commerce soils.
Do justly; love mercy; walk humbly with your God.

Still down the ages ring
the prophet’s stern commands:
to merchant, worker, king
he brings God’s high demands.
Do justly; love mercy; walk humbly with your God.
(Words © Oxford University Press)
SERMON: What do we see?

A TIME OF QUIET

HYMN: Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life (Tune: Fulda WOV 137)
Where cross the crowded ways of life,
where sound the cries of race and clan,
above the noise of selfish strife,
we hear your words of life again.

In haunts of wretchedness and need,
on shadowed thresholds dark with fears,
from paths where hide the lures of greed,
we catch the vision of your tears.

The cup of water given for you still
holds the freshness of your grace;
yet long these multitudes to view
the sweet compassion of your face.

O Jesus, from the mountainside,
make haste to heal these hearts of pain;
among these restless throngs abide,
and tread the city’s streets again. C/A

THE OFFERING
Our money may show the face of a sovereign
and even, defender of the faith in times past;
yet it is our lives that carry your imprint, O God.
We cannot see your face, yet our hearts beat with your life.
We bring this money and this food, and all that we are, for your blessing, as we seek to show your love to all, In Jesus’ name, Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: I, the Lord of Sea and Sky
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 of them.
Whom shall I send?

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 are satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send? © D. Schutte & New Dawn Music (VU)

THE BLESSING

NOTICES:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session TOMORROW 1-4pm.

COPY FOR NEXT ‘MESSENGER’ is now required. Email: anneke.howie@gmail.com The deadline is Thursday 13th November. Anneke 328 7459.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 22nd October: Annual visit to Ilam Gardens. Meet 9.30am at the bus shelter in Ilam Rd beside the entrance to Ilam Gardens. Use pay carpark beside Ngaio Marsh Theatre opposite OR Orbiter/Gold Card “special” departing St Martins 9am; PMH 9.06am; Barrington 9.12am. June 332 8874.

CARING & SHARING: Wednesday 22nd October 2pm in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist. Entertainment will be provided by Bob Salton & Heather Ross. Everyone is very welcome and we would love to see you. Irene 332 7306.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am – 12noon in the lounge at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.

We are combining with the Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish for a Used Clothing Rummage Sale on Saturday 8th November at St Anne’s Hall, Wilsons Rd. As well, we will also be selling jams and chutneys. Contributions of marmalade, jam, lemon honey etc… required please. Lyn 332 0865.
Proceeds from the clothing will be split 50/50. Our Anglican friends will be running a plant stall.
*Clothing can be dropped off at the Office (7 Wilsons Rd) Wed & Thurs mornings.

FIRESIDE will meet on Tuesday 28th October 7.30pm at Jill’s, 38 McMillan Ave. All women are very welcome to come along. Jill has a friend coming along to talk about her Christmas shop and give us some ideas. Please contact Margaret 366 8936 for more information.

Fundraiser for the Building Fund. Saturday 22nd November 9am-12 noon at 259 Centaurus Rd. We will be selling plants, seedlings, gardening tools. Donations of items to sell will be required. For more information, contact Sue 960 7657 or Lindsay 981 1587.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon & Fri 9-11am. 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed on the wall in the Lounge.

Message from Sue – many thanks for the jars you have donated, but please no more!
Donations of fruit and sugar are welcome, though.

GROW A POTATO FOR HARVEST THANKSGIVING
Harvest Thanksgiving is set down for Sunday 22nd March 2015.
We would like parishioners to “Grow a Potato in a Bucket”, nurture it throughout the summer and then harvest it just prior to our service.
Seed potatoes will be available on Sunday 2nd November.
Start sorting out a bucket and fill it with soil! Worship Committee.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 20th Fern; Wed 22nd Lesley, Bruce, Cynthia; Thu 23rd Lyn; Sat 25th Warren, Jim.

Hub Activities for the week 19th – 26th October 2014

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Mon 20 Oct 6pm St Mark’s fund raiser: TEA & TRAVELS
Wandering in Wales. At St Mark’s Church cnr Barrington & Somerfield Streets. Light tea. $5. Pictures to follow. All welcome
Tue 21 Oct 7pm Parish Council
Thur 23 Oct 5.30 p.m. Annual Meeting Presbyterian Support Upper South
Island at Bealey Avenue Office. RSVP by 20/10/14 to 336 5472

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
All events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise stated
Sun 19 Oct 9am Morning Worship.
Mon 20 Oct 1-4pm Foot Clinic. Lyndsey 388 1264.
Tue 21 Oct 7.30pm Indoor Bowls, Salvation Army, Southampton St. Bruce 332 7786.
Wed 22 Oct 9.30am Walking Group. Contact June 332 8874 for destination.
2pm Caring & Sharing. Irene 332 7306.
Thu 23 Oct 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. All welcome. Beverley 332 7786
Sun 26 Oct 9am Morning Worship

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tuesdays: 10.00 am mainly music @ Hoon Hay. Eleanor 960 4824
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op. Shilo 338 3943
10.00 am Craft Group. Linda 322 4437
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
7.30 pm Parish Council meets
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth programme. Matt 027 389 0000
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group. Suzie 338 1017

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Mon 20 Oct 9.30am Pre-School Music. Emma 332 2965
2.00pm Foot Clinic – phone office for appointments
7.00pm Christchurch South Parents Centre Classes –
contact them through their website:
www.parentscentre.org.nz/christchurch-south/
Tues 21 Oct 7.00pm Cashmere Residents Association AGM
Wed 22 Oct 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings. All Welcome
1.30pm CREST (Cashmere Residents Emergency Support Team)
Thurs 23 Oct 10.30am Prayer Group. Barbara 332 8668
7.00pm Christchurch South Parents Centre Classes
Sun 26 Oct 11.30am Healing Service
5.30pm Sunday Night Lights
Tues 28 Oct 9.30am Foot Clinic – phone office for appointments

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Sunday 12 October 2014

WELCOME AND NOTICES

CALL TO WORSHIP:
God, you call us to journey faithfully,
as you called the Israelite people long ago.
God, you ask us to both hear and be true to your Word,
as you have asked your people through the ages.
God, you call us to follow Jesus and serve the Gospel in your world,
In the same way Jesus called the disciples
and the early Church followers of The Way.

HYMN: Lord of All Being (WOV 626)
Lord of all being, throned afar,
thy glory flames from sun and star;
centre and light of every sphere,
yet to each loving heart how near.

Sun of our life, thy quickening ray
sheds on our path the glow of day;
star of our hope, thy softened light
cheers the long watches of the night.

Lord of all life, below, above,
whose light is truth, whose warmth is love,
before thy ever-blazing throne
we ask no lustre of our own.

Grant us thy truth to make us free,
and kindling hearts that burn for thee,
till all thy living altars claim
one holy light, one heavenly flame. C/A

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

STORY-TIME

THOUGHTS FROM THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCTION TO THE READING

READING: Exodus 32: 1-14 Bob Kayes

HYMN: Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness
Spirit, Spirit of gentleness,
blow through the wilderness
calling and free.
Spirit, Spirit of restlessness,
stir me from placidness,
wind, wind on the sea.

You moved on the waters,
you called to the deep,
then you coaxed up the mountains
from the valleys of sleep;
and over the ages you called to each thing,
wake from your slumbers
and rise on your wings.

You swept through the desert,
you stung with the sand,
and you goaded your people
with a law and a land; and when they were blinded
with their idols and lies,
then you spoke through your prophets
to open their eyes. © JK Manley (NJS)

REFLECTION: This golden calf thing

A TIME OF QUIET

HYMN: Bless Now, O God the Journey (Tune: WOV 389)
Bless now, O God, the journey that all your people make,
the path through noise and silence, the way of give and take.
The trail is found in desert and winds the mountain round,
then leads beside still waters, the road where faith is found.

Bless sojourners and pilgrims who share this winding way,
whose hope burns through the terrors, whose love sustains the day.
We yearn for holy freedom while often we are bound.
Together we are seeking the road where faith is found.

Divine Eternal Lover, you meet us on the road.
We wait for lands of promise where milk and honey flow.
But waiting not for places, you meet us all around.
Our covenant is written on roads, as faith is found. © Sylvia Dunstan (VU)

THE OFFERING: God, we do not offer money alone.
Money is a universal way of helping, but it only goes so far.
God, we do not offer our time alone.
Time is a precious commodity, but it is not enough.
God, we do not offer our talent alone.
Talent is a way of giving personal gifts, but our abilities are finite.
God, we offer money, time, and talent.
O God, this is what we offer for your blessing, that we may
use all three wisely and carefully in your service. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: O Breath of Life (WOV 322)
O Breath of life, come sweeping through us,
revive your church with life and power;
O Breath of life, come cleanse, renew us,
and fit your church to meet this hour.

O Wind of God, come bend us, break us
till humbly we confess our need;
then in your tenderness remake us,
revive, restore – for this we plead.
O Breath of love, come breathe within us,
renewing thought and will and heart;
come, love of Christ, afresh to win us,
revive your church in every part. C/A

THE BLESSING

NOTICES:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service.

REMINDER: INTER-FAITH seminar this Saturday 18th October here. 10am-3pm.

COPY FOR NEXT ‘MESSENGER’ is now required. Email: anneke.howie@gmail.com The deadline is Thursday 13th November. Anneke 328 7459.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 15th October: Contact June 332 8874 for destination.

BOARD OF MANAGERS’ meeting this Wednesday 7.30pm.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am – 12noon in the lounge at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 20th October 1-4pm.

We are combining with the Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish for a Used Clothing Rummage Sale on Saturday 8th November at St Anne’s Hall, Wilsons Rd. As well, we will also be selling jams and chutneys. Contributions of marmalade, jam, lemon honey etc… required please. Lyn 332 0865.
*Clothing can be dropped off at the Office (7 Wilsons Rd) Wed & Thurs mornings.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Fundraiser for the Building Fund. Saturday 22nd November 9am-12 noon at 259 Centaurus Rd. We will be selling plants, seedlings, gardening tools.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon & Fri 9-11am. 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed on the wall in the Lounge.

Message from Sue – many thanks for the jars you have donated, but please no more!
Donations of fruit and sugar are welcome, though.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 13th Jenny; Sat 18th Barbara.

Hub Activities for the week 12th-19th October 2014

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
All events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise stated
Sun 12 Oct 9am Morning Worship
Tue 14 Oct 7.30pm Indoor Bowls, Salvation Army Hall, Southampton
St. Bruce 332 7786
Wed 15 Oct 9.30am Walking Group. Contact June 332 8874 for destination.
7.30pm Board of Managers’ meeting
Thu 16 Oct 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. All welcome. Beverley 332 7786
Sat 18 Oct 10am-3pm Inter-Faith Journeying seminar/discussion (email:
stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz if you wish to attend)
Sun 19 Oct 9am Morning Worship

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tuesdays: 10.00 am mainly music @ Hoon Hay. Eleanor 960 4824
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op. Shilo 338 3943
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth programme. Matt 027 389 0000
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group. Suzie 338 1017

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Mon 13 Oct 9.30am Pre-School Music. Contact Emma 332 2965
7.00pm Christchurch South Parents Centre Classes –
contact them through their website:
www.parentscentre.org.nz/christchurch-south/
Wed 15 Oct 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings. All Welcome
2.00pm Cashmere APW
Thurs 16 Oct 10.30am Prayer Group – contact Barbara 332 8668
7.00pm Christchurch South Parents Centre Classes –
contact them through their website:
www.parentscentre.org.nz/christchurch-south/
Mon 20 Oct 2.00pm Foot Clinic} phone office (332 7129)
Tues 28 Oct 9.30am Foot Clinic} for appointments

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World Communion Sunday 5 Oct 2014 10am

WELCOME AND NOTICES

CALL TO WORSHIP (selected verses from Psalm 96):
Sing a new song to the Lord
Sing to the Lord, all the world!
Sing to the Lord, and praise Him.
Praise the Lord, all people of the earth
Proclaim His glory to the nations,
His mighty act to all peoples.

HYMN: God is Here (Tune: Blaenwern WOV 165ii)
God is here! As we his people
meet to offer praise and prayer,
may we find in fuller measure
what it is in Christ we share:
Here, as in the world around us,
all our varied skills and arts
wait the coming of His Spirit
into open minds and hearts.

Here are symbols to remind us
of our lifelong need of grace;
here are table, font and pulpit,
here the cross has central place.
Here in honesty of preaching,
here in silence, as in speech,
here in newness and renewal
God the Spirit comes to each.

Here our children find a welcome
in the Shepherd’s flock and fold;
here as bread and wine are taken,
Christ sustains us as of old.
Here the servants of the Servant
seek in worship to explore
what it means in daily living
to believe and to adore.

Lord of all, of Church and Kingdom,
in an age of change and doubt,
keep us faithful to the gospel,
help us work your purpose out.
Here, in this day’s dedication,
all we have to give, receive;
we who cannot live without you,
we adore you! We believe. © Hope Publishing (VU)

LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE – Christ, light of the World.
We remember the world and its people;
A candle is lit;
We offer – love, justice, peace and hope.

SILENCE:

Please remain seated…
HYMN: I am Standing Waiting (Tune: Au Clair de la Lune)
I am standing waiting, waiting at your door,
One of hunger’s children from a billion poor;
Though you cannot see me, though I am so small –
Listen to my crying, crying for us all.

I stand at your table, asking to be fed,
Holding up my rice bowl, begging for your bread,
I stand at your schoolroom, longing just to learn,
Hoping that you’ll teach me ways to live and earn.

I stand at your clinic, begging for vaccine,
I stand at your wash place where the water’s clean,
I stand at your office, beg the Heads of State,
I am just a child, so I must hope and wait.

I stand in your churches, listen to your prayers,
Long to know a God who understands and cares.
If there is a God, a God who loves the poor,
I’m still standing waiting, waiting at your door. ©Shirley Murray (FFS)

What are the issues that concern you most about the world we live in?

INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE READINGS:
Jeremiah 1: 4-10 Fern Wakefield
Matthew 28: 16-20 Tony Beasley

REFLECTION: How does the Church engage with the world in order to transform the world in which we live?
PRAYERS FOR OTHER PEOPLE & SUNG LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERING:
Gracious God, we bring the gift of money and produce to be used in your service as a sign of love. We offer ourselves; our time, our energy and giftedness to be used in your service within our everyday lives, that we might make a difference within the world. Amen.

PREPARATION FOR COMMUNION
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH:
We believe in God, the source of life who created human beings to be different and to get on with each other.
We believe in Jesus Christ, who calls us to a life which is absurd by the standards of the world.
We believe in the Spirit of God within and around us, and you and me.
We believe the times when the Church is the Church when we are a community, a source of love, laughter and the sharer of tears.
A people prepared to take risks, working together, that one day this world may be a place where people can live in justice, freedom and peace.
This is our hope, this is our faith. That we dare to believe, always and in spite of everything, in God’s power to transform.

HYMN: Now to Your Table Spread (Tune: Love Unknown WOV257i)
Now to your table spread we come, each one, in faith
that you alone provide the words of life and death:
in wine and bread, in promised food we find your loving heart, O God.

Hands of the world stretch out your mystery to touch
in longing to believe a truth beyond our reach,
to sing in joy, to cry in grief, to know your meaning for our life.

Here is our common wealth in sharing what is good
as though all humankind around one table stood,
this bread to break, this wine to taste – one people in the name of Christ. © Shirley Murray

THE INVITATION: Jesus Christ invites each one of you to his family meal. In the bread and the wine, the sign of Christ’s presence we are united in love with God, through Christ and with one another.
I come to the table in response to the invitation of Jesus Christ, who walked among us and was human like us.
I come knowing that I am freed from those things that separate me from God and one another.
I come seeking healing and wholeness through Jesus Christ who gave the gift of life for us all.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

INSTITUTION OF THE SACRAMENT
(Communion will be served in four corners, representing the four corners of the world – two at back and two at front. Please move to the corner nearest you. If you are unable to get up, please remain in your seat and we will bring Communion to you.)
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

OFFERING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST TO ONE ANOTHER

HYMN: I am the Light of the World
“I am the light of the world.
You people come and follow me!”
If you follow and love
you’ll learn the mystery
of what you were meant to do and be.

When the song of the angel is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and the shepherds
have found their way home,
the work of Christmas is begun:
“I am the light of the world…

to find the lonely and the lost,
to heal their broken souls with love,
to feed the hungry children
with warmth and good food,
to feel the earth below, the sky above;
“I am the light of the world…

to free the prisoners from their chains,
to make the powerful care,
to re-build the nations
with strength of goodwill,
to be at one with people everywhere;
“I am the light of the world…

to bring hope to every task you do,
to dance at a baby’s new birth,
to make music in
an old man’s heart,
and sing to the colours of the earth.
“I am the light of the world… © Desert Flower Music (VU)

BENEDICTION: Share the Grace with one another.
NOTICES:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 8th October: Meet 9.30am outside the Passenger Lounge at the Bus Exchange. Coffee downstairs at Ballantynes. Sue 960 7657.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am – 12noon in the lounge at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.

A FUNDRAISER: Horse manure for sale. $2 for a 15-20 kg bag. Wanted! Plastic bags which held compost or potting mix for putting the horse manure in to sell. Contact Lindsay Day 981 1587.

Here’s your chance to encourage children in healthy eating habits. We need volunteers to assist on Tuesdays 10 – 11.30am in Term 4 with the Garden to Table Project at St Martin’s School. Help is required in the kitchen. Lyndsey 388 1264.

INTER-FAITH JOURNEYING seminar Saturday 18th October: please sign the list if you are interested in attending.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 20th October 1-4pm.

We are combining with the Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish for a Used Clothing Rummage Sale on Saturday 8th November at St Anne’s Hall, Wilsons Rd. As well, we will also be selling jams and chutneys. Contributions of marmalade, jam, lemon honey etc… required please. Lyn 332 0865.

Large “Early Girl” tomato seedlings for sale $2 each, to go into tunnel or glasshouses. Phone Peter 960 7657.

FIX-IT JOBS: We can help with small jobs around your home/property. Please contact the Office for details.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon & Fri 9-11am. 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed on the wall in the Lounge.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 5th David H & David B

Hub Activities for the week 5th- 12th October 2014

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Wed 8 Oct 10.00am Foot Clinic
Thurs 9 Oct 9.00am Foot Clinic
Fri 10 Oct 10am–2pm Children’s Holiday Programme in the Hall. Email
Dorothy for enrolment dorothyh1@xtra.co.nz

Festival 200 Sunday 7th December, Horncastle Arena. This is a church wide, city wide event celebrating 200 years since Samuel Marsden’s message in the Bay of Islands. Come and join people across the city in this festival event simply telling the story of the gospel in the Christchurch area. More details at: raranga.org.nz

Bus trip to the Iris Gardens: leaves Whareora 10.00am. $25 includes morning tea. Bring a picnic lunch to eat among the irises. Returns to Whareora 3.00pm ish

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
All events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise stated
Sun 5 Oct 10am World Communion Sunday – combined service
with Beckenham Methodist
Tue 7 Oct 7.30pm Indoor Bowls. Salvation Army Hall, Southampton St.
Wed 8 Oct 9.30am Walking Group. Meet outside the Passenger
Lounge at the Bus Exchange. Coffee downstairs at
Ballantynes. Sue 960 7657.
Thu 9 Oct 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. Beverley 332 7786.
Sun 12 Oct 9am Morning Worship.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op. Shilo 338 3943
10.00 am Craft Group. Linda 322 4437
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth programme. Matt 027 389 0000
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group. Suzie 338 1017

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Mon 6 Oct 1.30pm Cashmere Garden Club
7.00pm Christchurch South Parents Centre Classes – website:
www.parentscentre.org.nz/christchurch-south/
Wed 8 Oct 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings. All Welcome
Thurs 9 Oct 10.30am Prayer Group – contact Barbara 332 8668
Fri 10 Oct 7.00pm Tango Vibe (www.tangovibe.co.nz)

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Sunday 28 September 2014

Hymns through the Ages, Part 2

WELCOME AND NOTICES

CALL TO WORSHIP
Let us make music to our God; our voices sing his praises,
our hearts vibrate with love, our minds resound to his call,
our being beat in rhythm with his heart.
We will make music to our God.
Let the whole earth respond to his glory,
as the heavens acclaim him.
Let the sea and all that is in it rejoice,
and with all beings praise our Creator.
Come let us join together to make music, to exalt, glory, and rejoice in his presence.

HYMN: O For a Thousand Tongues (Tune: Lyngham)
O for a thousand tongues, to sing
my great Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of our God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease;
‘tis music in the sinner’s ears,
‘tis life, and health, and peace.

Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
your loosened tongues employ;
ye blind, behold your Saviour come;
and leap, ye lame, for joy!

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad
the honours of your name. (Charles Wesley, 1739)

OPENING PRAYERS

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Introduction

An Affirmation of Faith (together)
We believe in God:
source of all life, source of all love
ever creating, our past and our future
father and mother of all that is to be.
We believe in God:
Christ of our history, link with eternity
one with our humanness, revealing life’s hopefulness;
traveller before us, the Sign of the Way.
We believe in God:
Spirit of newness, Spirit of power,
wisdom and wonder, mystery and miracle
moving in freedom, transforming the earth
We believe in the Church:
born amidst struggle, open to changes
centred in loving and sharing
moving and growing
heart of community turned to the world.

The Baptism of Neve Ella Gaffaney

The Baptismal Vows

Congregational Vows: (congregation stands)
And you, the people of St Martin’s, representing the world-wide Church, do you receive Neve in the name of Christ?
Yes, we do.

Will you continue to surround all children in our midst, and their families, with love and support? Yes, we will.
We welcome Neve into the wider family
of God, and commit ourselves to deeper love and service
for the sake of all people.

Presentation to the Congregation

Sung Blessing: (Tune: Eidelweiss)
May the Lord, mighty God,
bless and keep you forever;
grant you peace, perfect peace,
courage in every endeavour.
Lift up your eyes and see his face
and his grace forever;
may the Lord, mighty God,
bless and keep you forever. (author unknown)

Presentation of Baptismal Certificate

Hymns through the Ages Part 2

Introduction

READING: From Psalm 98 Tony Blackler

COMMENTARY ~ Hymns Come of Age

READING: Five of John Wesley’s Directions for Hymn Singing
Allison Blackler

HYMN: Love Divine (Tune: Hyfrydol WOV 148 ii )
Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven, to earth come down,
fix in us thy humble dwelling,
all thy faithful mercies crown:
Jesus, 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. (Charles Wesley 1747)

COMMENTARY ~ Beyond the Wesleys

COMMENTARY ~ Gospel Songs

HYMN: It is Well With My Soul (Horatio Spafford, 1873)
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
Refrain:It is well (it is well) with my soul, (with my soul)
It is well, it is well with my soul.

COMMENTARY ~ The Afro-American Spirituals

There is a Balm in Gilead – spoken with music underneath

COMMENTARY ~ The Billy Graham Crusades

HYMN: To God be the Glory (Fanny Crosby, 1875)
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 in 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!

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.

THE OFFERING & THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

COMMENTARY ~ The 20th Century and Beyond

HYMN: Ours is a Singing Faith (Diademata WOV 163) Ours is a singing faith! Now here the hymns we raise. Resounding, strong, the years a long and echoing our praise. Ours is a singing faith! In confidence we sing: Creation’s throne is God’s alone, so joyous voices ring.
Ours is a singing faith! Through all the ebb and flow of youth and age, on history’s page we see saints come and go. Ours is a singing faith! The melody rolls on, sustained by those whose voices rose in praise in times long gone.
Ours is a singing faith! Upheld by work and prayer
that justice, peace and hope not cease but flourish everywhere.
Ours is a singing faith! Though grief or pain hold sway,
Christ still shall dwell, Emmanuel! God with us all the way.

Ours is a singing faith! All thanks to God be sung
by people here both far and near in every land and tongue.
Ours is a singing faith! Let psalms and anthems rise
from sun and moon and stars in tune till music fills the skies!
© Jane Parker Huber (ASF)

THE BLESSING

NEXT SUNDAY is World Communion Sunday.
It is a Combined Service at 10am. Chris will be at General Assembly and Lyndsey McKay will be leading our worship.

NOTICES:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service. We welcome Neve Gaffaney and her family.

GUESS WHO IS COMING TO LUNCH 12.30pm TODAY: See Sonya for guest list or destination.

Hospital Chaplaincy week ends today. Donation slips are available for anyone who would like to make a donation. Your money will be used locally.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 1st October: Meet 9.30am in the carpark over the road from Princess Margaret Hospital. Coffee in hospital café. Jeanette Morris.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am – 12noon in the lounge at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.

A FUNDRAISER: Horse manure for sale. $2 for a 15-20 kg bag. Wanted! Plastic bags which held compost or potting mix for putting the horse manure in to sell. Contact Lindsay Day 981 1587.

Here’s your chance to encourage children in healthy eating habits. We need volunteers to assist on Tuesdays 10 – 11.30am in Term 4 with the Garden to Table Project at St Martin’s School. Help is required in the kitchen. Lyndsey 388 1264.

INTER-FAITH JOURNEYING seminar Saturday 18th October: please sign the list if you are interested in attending.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 20th October 1-4pm.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon & Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz.

We are combining with the Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish for a Used Clothing Rummage Sale on Saturday 8th November at St Anne’s Hall, Wilsons Rd. As well, we will also be selling jams and chutneys. Contributions of marmalade, jam, lemon honey etc… required please. Lyn 332 0865.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed on the wall in the Lounge.

Large “Early Girl” tomato seedlings for sale $2 each, to go into tunnel or glasshouses. Phone Peter 960 7657.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 28th Hannah; Wed 1st Ken; Thu 2nd Jeremy; Fri 3rd Lyn.

Hub Activities for the week 28th September – 5th October 2014

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Fri 3 Oct 10.00 – 2.00 p.m. Children’s Holiday Programme in the Hall. Email Dorothy for enrolment dorothyh1@xtra.co.nz Programme also on 10th October.

Friday Kids still need an adult to set out food each Friday during term time. Please talk to Dorothy or Amanda.

Bus trip to the Iris Gardens: leaves Whareora 10.00 a.m. $25 includes morning tea. Bring a picnic lunch to eat among the irises. Returns to Whareora 3.00p.m.ish

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
All events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise stated
Sun 28 Sept 9am Morning Worship & Baptism
12.30pm Guess Who’s Coming to Lunch?
Tue 30 Sept 7.30pm Indoor Bowls, Salvation Army Hall, Southampton
St. Bruce 332 7786.
Wed 1 Oct 9.30am Walking Group. Contact June 332 8874 for details.
Thu 2 Oct 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. Beverley 332 7786.
Sun 5 Oct 10am World Communion Sunday – combined service
with Beckenham Methodist. NOTE TIME!!

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
7.30 p m Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op. Shilo 338 3943
9.30 am U3A. Pauline 332 0453
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
7.00 pm Beading Guild. Gayle 322 6073
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth programme. Matt 027 389 0000
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group. Suzie 338 1017

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Sun 28 Sept 11.30am Healing Service
5.30pm Sunday Night Lights
Mon 29 Sept 7.00pm Christchurch South Parents Centre Classes
Wed 1 Oct 10.00am Forum – discuss and reflect last Sunday’s Readings,
Thurs 2 Oct 10.30am Prayer Group – contact Barbara 332 8668
7.00pm Christchurch South Parents Centre Classes –
www.parentscentre.org.nz/christchurch-south/

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