Sunday 27 July 2014

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES for 27th JULY 2014:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

ANNUAL REPORTS ARE NOW DUE: Deadline is this Thursday 31st July 9am. Please email them to Anna immediately. Thank you to those who have already done so.

**OUR SUNDAY SERVICE IS AT 10AM UNTIL THE 3rd AUGUST**

A NEW PARISH PHONE LIST IS NOW AVAILABLE – if you are not on e-mail, and would like a copy, please contact the Office.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 30th July: Meet 9.30am at Blighs Rd end of Condell Ave, Papanui. Coffee at McCafe Merivale. June 332 8874.

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

MEN’S GROUP: Thursday 7th August at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd 6pm for a shared tea. Homi Dalal from Dynamic (a colleague of Warren’s) will be talking about the Parsi Zoroastian religion – a fascinating, ancient and very minor religion in India. He will also talk about his family background. Contact Tony 332 0554 for more information.

SOUND OF MUSIC Sing-a-long and dress up on Sunday 17th August 2pm at Beckenham Methodist, who invite us to join them for a fun afternoon. Entry by gold coin donation to boost church funds. All Welcome.

THE PARISH OFFICE HOURS are Wednesday & Thursday 9am-12noon & Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz

COURT THEATRE presents Roger Hall’s “You Can Always Hand Them Back” Thursday 25th September 6.30pm. Tickets $42. Sign the list if you are interested; payment required by the end of August. Queries to Sue 960 7657.

THE FIFTH CHRISTCHURCH GIRLS’ BRIGADE celebrates 50 years in 2014 with a dinner at the Cashmere Club on Saturday 11th October and a Garden Party at Merchiston on Sunday 12th October in the afternoon. Spread the word! Further details will be available next month.

RISINGHOLME SINGERS’ CONCERT: A concert version of Pirates of Penzance with limited movement but lots of fun and laughs will be given on Sunday 3 August at the Heaton Intermediate School Performing Arts Centre, commencing at 3pm. Tickets – $12 at the door or $10 from John Shanks.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed in the wall in the Lounge.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 28th Wayne; Tue 29th Sylvia; Wed 30th Faye, Drew.

PRE-ELECTION SOCIAL ISSUES SEMINAR SERIES

Venue: Knox Church Centre, 28 Bealey Ave
Time: 5.30pm

Thursday 21st August
“Gross Inequality Hurts Everyone”

Thursday 28th August
“Every Child Counts”

Thursday 4th September
“Rethinking Crime & Punishment”

Entry free – koha appreciated.

All are Welcome.

For further information, please see the poster or talk to John England.

Hub Activities for the week 27th July- 3rd August 2014

St James’ Presbyterian Church

A.G.M. will be held after our service on 24th August followed by Morning Tea (not lunch as advised last week) All Annual Reports are to be with Dorothy by 5th August.

Pre-school Music and Friday Kids are back in full swing again ready for the new term.

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 27th July 10am Combined Service with Beckenham Methodist
Mon 28th July 1pm Footcare Clinic. Judith 332 1577.
Tue 29th July 7.30pm Indoor Bowls. Salvation Army Hall, Southampton St. Bruce 332 7786.
Wed 30th July 9.30am Walking Group. Contact June 332 8874 for this week’s destination.
Thu 31st July 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.
Sun 3rd Aug 10am Combined Communion Service with Beckenham Methodist.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
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
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing in hall. David 322 7954
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
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
1.30 pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Sun 27 July 11.30am Healing Service
5.30pm Sunday Night Lights
Mon 28 July 2.00pm Foot Clinic} – phone office for appointments
Tues 29 July 9.30am Foot Clinic}
Wed 30 July 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings and Sermon. All Welcome
1.30pm CREST (Cashmere Residents) meeting
Thurs 31 July 10.30am Prayer Group at 1 Dalefield Drive
Friday 1 Aug 7.30pm Friday Flicks: “Genevieve” (1953)

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Sunday 20 July 2014

Music Through the Ages Pt 1

A hymn is the praise of God with song; a song is the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal things, bursting forth in the voice.
(Thomas Aquinas 13th Century)

WELCOME AND NOTICES ~ Session Report

CALL TO WORSHIP:
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
come before his presence with thanksgiving.
Know ye that the Lord, he is God;
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise;
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations. (Based on Ps 100)

HYMN: All Creatures of Our God and King
All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing
alleluia, alleluia;
O burning sun with golden beam,
and silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfolds God’s blessings on our way,
alleluia, alleluia;
All flowers and fruits that in you grow,
let them his glory also show:
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship God in humbleness,
alleluia, alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three in One:
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
(Paraphrase of The Canticle of the Sun by Francis of Assisi, 1225)

OPENING PRAYERS

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN

COMMENTARY~ From earliest times…

RESPONSIVE READING: Canticle of the Holy Trinity led by Lyn Steele
We praise you, O God.
We acclaim you as Lord;
All creation worships you, Father everlasting.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise;
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

The glorious company of the apostles praise you.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.
Throughout the world the holy church acclaims you:
Father, of majesty unbounded,
Your glorious, true and only Son,
and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

You, Christ, are the King of glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.
When you became incarnate to set us free
you humbly accepted the Virgin’s womb.
You overcame the sting of death,
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.
We believe that you will come to be our judge.
Come then, Lord, and help your people,
and bring us with your saints to glory everlasting. (4th / 5th Century)

COMMENTARY ~ To the monastries and Gregorian Chant…
Music ~ a Gregorian Chant

COMMENTARY ~ And then came The Reformation…

HYMN: A Mighty Fortress is Our God
A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our faithful helper in all need,
no matter what may happen.
The old evil foe
now means deadly woe;
deep guile and great might
are his dread arms in fight;
on earth he has no equal.

With our own might is nothing done;
we’d soon be lost, rejected.
But for us fights the very one
whom God himself elected.
And who may this be? may be?
Christ Jesus is he.
He is our great Lord,
there is no other God;
and he has won the battle. (Martin Luther, Words and Music, 1529)

INTRODUCTION to The Call

Come My Way, My Truth, My Life (spoken) Deborah Fitchett
Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:
such a way as gives us breath;
such a truth as ends all strife,
such a life as conquers death.

Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength:
such a light as shows a feast;
such a feast as mends in length,
such a strength as makes a guest.

Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:
such a joy as none can move;
such a love as none can part,
such a heart as joys in love. (George Herbert, 1633)

OFFERING: Ye Gates Lift up Your Heads sung as offering brought forward.

HYMN: Ye Gates Lift Up Your Heads
Ye gates, lift up your heads on high;
ye doors that last for aye,
be lifted up, that so the King
of glory enter may.
But who of glory is the King?
The mighty Lord is this;
ev’n that same Lord that great in might
and strong in battle is. (Repeat the last two lines)

Ye gates, lift up your heads; ye doors,
doors that do last for aye,
be lifted up, that so the King
of glory enter may.
But who is he that is the King,
the King of glory? who is this?
The Lord of hosts, and none but he,
the King of glory is. (Repeat the last two lines)
Alleluia! alleluia!
alleluia! alleluia! alleluia!
Amen, amen, amen. (Scottish Psalter 1650)

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

COMMENTARY ~ The father of English hymn writing…

HYMN: Jesus Shall Reign
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
does its successive journeys run;
his kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
declare his love in sweetest song;
and infant voices shall proclaim
their early blessings on his name.

Blessings abound where Jesus reigns:
the prisoners leap to lose their chains,
the weary find eternal rest,
and all who suffer want are blest.

Let every creature rise and bring
the highest honours to our King;
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud Amen. (Isaac Watts 1719)

COMMENTARY ~ The Wesleys…

HYMN: O For a Thousand Tongues
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.

He speaks, and, listening to his voice,
new life the dead receive,
the mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
the humble poor believe.

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)

THE BLESSING

THE DOXOLOGY: Old 100th ~ unaccompanied
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise Him, all creatures here below;
praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (Thomas Ken 1674)

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES for 20th JULY 2014:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for morning tea after the service. Thank you at all who have supported the Cake Stall.

ANNUAL REPORTS ARE NOW DUE: Please ensure Anna has received these by Thursday 31st July at the very latest.

**OUR SUNDAY SERVICE IS AT 10AM UNTIL THE 3rd AUGUST**

FIRESIDE meets this Tuesday 22nd July 7.30pm at Joan S’s home. If you are willing and able to bring a photo of yourself at less than 3 years of age please do; if not, come anyway – all are welcome. Contact Joan 338 8700 or Margaret 366 8936 for details.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 23rd July: Meet 9.30am at Blighs Rd end of Condell Ave, Papanui. Coffee at McCafe Merivale. June 332 8874.

CARING & SHARING meets on Wednesday 23rd July 2pm at Beckenham Methodist. Mele will be our guest speaker. All are welcome. Irene 332 7306.

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

SOUND OF MUSIC Sing-a-long and dress up on Sunday 17th August 2pm at Beckenham Methodist, who invite us to join them for a fun afternoon. Entry by gold coin donation to boost church funds. All Welcome.

THE PARISH OFFICE HOURS are Wednesday & Thursday 9am-12noon & Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 28th July 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

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

COURT THEATRE presents Roger Hall’s “You Can Always Hand Them Back” Thursday 25th September 6.30pm. Tickets $42. Sign the list if you are interested; payment required by the end of August. Queries to Sue 960 7657.

THE FIFTH CHRISTCHURCH GIRLS’ BRIGADE celebrates 50 years in 2014 with a dinner at the Cashmere Club on Saturday 11th October and a Garden Party at Merchiston on Sunday 12th October in the afternoon. Spread the word! Further details will be available next month.

RISINGHOLME SINGERS’ CONCERT: A concert version of Pirates of Penzance with limited movement but lots of fun and laughs will be given on Sunday 3 August at the Heaton Intermediate School Performing Arts Centre, commencing at 3pm. Tickets – $12 at the door or $10 from John Shanks.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Thu 24th Aubrey; Sat 26th Rachael.

Hub Activities for the week 13th – 20th July 2014

St James Presbyterian Church
Sun 20 July 11am “Lateshift” and “Pastime” barbershop recital.

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 20 July 10am Combined Service with Beckenham Methodist. Cake Stall.
Tue 22 July 7.30pm Fireside Women’s Group at 2 Pentonville Cl. Margaret 366 8936. 7..30pm Indoor Bowls. Salvation Army Hall ,Southampton St. Bruce 332 7786
Wed 23 July 9.30am Walking Group. Meet Blighs Rd end of Condell Ave. Coffee at McCafe in Merivale. Contact June 332 8874.
2pm Caring & Sharing. All welcome. Irene 332 7306.
Thu 24 July 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. Everyone welcome. Beverley 332 7786.
Sun 27 July 10am Combined Service with Beckenham Methodist.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
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
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
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
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth programme. Matt 027 389 0000
5.00 pm Messy Church in hall
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group. Suzie 338 1017
1.30 pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Wed 23 July 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings. All Welcome
Thurs 24 July 10.30am Prayer Group at 1 Dalefield Drive
Sun 27 July 11.30am Healing Service
5.30pm Sunday Night Lights
Mon 28 July 2.00pm Foot Clinic} – phone office for appointments
Tues 29th July 9.30am Foot Clinic}

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Sunday 13 July 2014

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES for 13th JULY 2014:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

ANNUAL REPORTS ARE NOW DUE: Please ensure Anna has received these by Thursday 31st July.

**OUR SUNDAY SERVICE IS AT 10AM UNTIL THE 3rd AUGUST**

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 16th July: Meet 9.30am in Somerfield St, near Strickland Street. Coffee at Savoire. Sonya 339 7038.

SESSION meets on Wednesday 16th July at 7.30pm.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS will not be meeting 17th July. Beverley 332 7786.

DON’T FORGET THE CAKE STALL after church next Sunday 20th July – any contributions gratefully received.

CARING & SHARING will be meeting on Wednesday 23rd July 2pm at Beckenham Methodist. Mele will be our guest speaker. All are welcome. Irene 332 7306.

SOUND OF MUSIC Sing-a-long and dress up on Sunday 17th August 2pm at Beckenham Methodist, who invite us to join them for a fun afternoon. Entry by gold coin donation to boost church funds. All Welcome.

THE PARISH OFFICE HOURS are Wednesday & Thursday 9am-12noon & Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 28th July 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

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

COURT THEATRE presents Roger Hall’s “You Can Always Hand Them Back” Thursday 25th September 6.30pm. Tickets $42. Sign the list if you are interested; payment required by the end of August. Queries to Sue 960 7657.

THE FIFTH CHRISTCHURCH GIRLS’ BRIGADE celebrates 50 years in 2014 with a dinner at the Cashmere Club on Saturday 11th October and a Garden Party at Merchiston on Sunday 12th October in the afternoon. Spread the word! Further details will be available next month.

KNITTING GROUP AT BECKENHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL 71 Sandwich Rd
Wednesdays 12.30 – 1.30pm commencing 30th July until 17th September

WANTED! 3 people to work with three members of Crafty Crafters to teach a group of children to cast on/cast off and to complete a beanie (these children are part of the group from last year).
More double knitting wool would also be very useful. Please contact Beverley 332 7786 or Lyndsey 388 1264 if you are able to help.

ST MARTINS PRIMARY SCHOOL Albert Terrace
SCHOOL PROJECT: From the Garden to the Table
Each Tuesday 9am – 3pm in two groups, commencing 29th July and running until the 16th September.

The Mission Resource Team is looking for 2-3 people to assist in the garden or the kitchen, or both. A roster is available. Please see Lyndsey McKay for more information or to volunteer.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Fri 18th Peggy, Fiona.

Hub Activities for the week 13th – 20th July 2014

St James Presbyterian Church
Mon 14 July 7.00pm Craft Group in church lounge to make cards or bring your own crafts.
7.00pm Men’s Muster meet in hall lounge
Thur 17 July Women’s Journeying Winter meal, Barbara & Alan’s, 6b Vernon Tce.
Sun 20 July Alan and Ken are going to compete in the Pan Pacific
Barbershop Competitions in Wellington in August and
their two quartets “Lateshift” and “Pastime” will
perform for the congregation after worship on the
20th July as a practice run. Please invite your family
and friends to come and hear them at 11am on the 20th

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 13 June 10am Combined Service with Beckenham Methodist
Tue 15 June 7.30pm Indoor Bowls. Salvation Army Hall, Southampton St. Bruce 332 7786.
Wed 16 June 9.30am Walking Group. Contact June 332 8874 for destination.
7.30pm Session Meeting.
Thu 17 June NO Crafty Crafters this week.
Sun 20 June 10am Combined Service with Beckenham Methodist & Cake Stall.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op in halls – contact Shilo 338 3943
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. 353 0265
Fridays: 7.00 pm LIFT – Youth programme. Matt 027 389 0000
Saturdays: 9.00am – 12.00pm Ballet Group in lounge contact Suzie 338 1017
1.30 pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Wed 16 July 10.00am Forum – a group to discuss and reflect on the
previous Sunday’s Readings and Sermon. All Welcome
12noon Cashmere APW AGM
Thurs 17 July 10.30am Prayer Group at 1 Dalefield Drive

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Sunday 6 July 2014

CALL TO WORSHIP (Matthew 11.28-33 ~ The Message) From the back

HYMN: Sing Your Praise to God Eternal(Tune: Hyfrydol WOV148 ii )
Sing your praise to God eternal, sing your praise to God the Son,
sing your praise to God the Spirit, living and forever One.
God has made us, God has blessed us, God has called us to be true.
God rules over all creation, daily making all things new.

Join the praise of every creature, sing with singing birds at dawn;
when the stars shine forth at nightfall, hear their heavenly antiphon.
Praise God for the light of summer, autumn glories, winter snows,
for the coming of the springtime and the life of all that grows.

Praise God on our days of gladness for the summons to rejoice;
praise God in our times of sadness for the calm, consoling voice.
God our Maker, strong and loving, Christ our Saviour, Leader, Lord,
living God, Creator Spirit, be your holy name adored!
© Emmanuel College, Toronto (VU)

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

WELCOME AND NOTICES

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN

CHILDREN’S SONG: Jesus Loves Me
Jesus loves me, this I know,
and the Bible tells me so;
little ones to him belong,
in his love we shall be strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me,
yes, Jesus loves me,
yes, Jesus loves me,
the Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me, this I know,
as he loved so long ago,
taking children on his knee,
saying, ‘Let them come to me.’

Jesus loves me this I know
though my hair is white as snow
though my sight is growing dim
still he bids me trust in him.

Though my steps are oh so slow
with my hand in his I’ll go
on through life come what may
He’ll be there to lead the way.

Jesus loves me still today,
walking with me on my way,
wanting as a friend to give
light and love to all who live. (author unknown)

READINGS: Alternative Psalm for the day Ps 145: 8-14 Rob Meier
Matthew 11: 16-19; 25-30 Barbara Meier

SERMON

A TIME OF QUIET

THE OFFERING
Generous and giving God, we give thanks for the many blessings and answered prayers we have received, and we respond with humble gratitude. As we reach out beyond ourselves, may what we have to share be blessings and answered prayer for someone else.
In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

INVITATION TO COMMUNION & THE PEACE

COMMUNION HYMN (Tune: )
O changeless Christ, for ever new,
who walked our earthly ways,
still draw our hearts as once you drew
the hearts of other days.

As once you spoke by plain and hill
or taught by shore and sea,
so be today our teacher still,
O Christ of Galilee.

As wind and storm their master heard
and his command fulfilled,
may troubled hearts receive your word,
the tempest-tossed be stilled.

And as of old to all who prayed
your healing hand was shown,
so be your touch upon us laid,
unseen but not unknown.

In broken bread, in wine outpoured,
your new and living way
proclaim to us, O risen Lord, O Christ of this our day. © Hope Publishing (VU)

A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
May the Spirit of Christ be with you,
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift our hearts to God.
Let us give thanks to God who is Wisdom and Love.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
God of light… join our voices in praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord. God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of our God.
Hosanna in the highest….

COMMUNION
Communion this morning will be served Anglican style,
from two stations.
You are invited to come in a continuous line
to receive the bread and wine.
Starting with the two main blocks, please come via the side aisles
returning to your seat via the centre aisle. Then the outer sections.
Please don’t feel rushed. Take the time you need.
We will come to people who need to be served where they are.

PRAYER FOLLOWING COMMUNION
Life-giving God,
we give you thanks for the gift of our Saviour’s presence
in the simplicity and splendour of this holy meal.
Unite us with all who are fed by the life of Christ
that we may faithfully proclaim the Good News of your love
and that your church may be a rainbow of hope
in an uncertain world; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen

HYMN: Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
Sent forth by God’s blessing, our true faith confessing,
the people of God from this dwelling take leave.
The supper is ended, O now be extended
the fruits of this service in all who believe.
The seed of Christ’s teaching, receptive souls reaching,
shall blossom in action for God and for all.
God’s grace did invite us, God’s love shall unite us
to work for the kingdom and answer its call.

With praise and thanksgiving to God ever living,
the tasks of our everyday life we will face.
Our faith ever sharing, in love ever caring,
embracing God’s children of each tribe and race.
With your feast you feed us, with your light now lead us;
unite us one in this life that we share.
Then may all the living with praise and thanksgiving
give honour to Christ and the name that we bear.
© World Library Publications (VU)

THE BLESSING

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES for 6th JULY 2014:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

**OUR SUNDAY SERVICE IS AT 10AM UNTIL THE 3rd AUGUST**

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 9th July: Meet 9.30am at corner Cashmere & Worsleys Rds. Coffee probably at Silverbacks. Joan 338 8700.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS will not be meeting 10th or 17th July. Beverley 332 7786.

ADVANCE NOTICE: There will be a Cake Stall after church on 20th July – any contributions gratefully received.

APW meets on Wednesday 9th July 9.45am At St James’ Presbyterian Church. Aaron Coull will be speaking about his experience as a heart transplant survivor. There will be a Sales Table. All welcome. Allison 332 0554.

COURT THEATRE presents Roger Hall’s “You Can Always Hand Them Back” Thursday 25th September 6.30pm. Tickets $42. Sign the list if you are interested; payment required by the end of August. Queries to Sue 960 7657.

THE PARISH OFFICE HOURS are Wednesday & Thursday 9am-12noon & Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 28th July 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

DO YOU HAVE ANY LITTLE FIX-IT JOBS that need attention around your home/garden? Contact the Office – we have people who can help.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed in the wall in the Lounge.
BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Tue 8th Adam.

KNITTING GROUP AT BECKENHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL 71 Sandwich Rd
Wednesdays 12.30 – 1.30pm commencing 30th July until 17th September

WANTED! 3 people to work with three members of Crafty Crafters to teach a group of children to cast on/cast off and to complete a beanie (these children are part of the group from last year).
More double knitting wool would also be very useful. Please contact Beverley 332 7786 or Lyndsey 388 1264 if you are able to help.

ST MARTINS PRIMARY SCHOOL Albert Terrace
SCHOOL PROJECT: From the Garden to the Table
Each Tuesday 9am – 3pm in two groups, commencing 29th July and running until the 16th September.

The Mission Resource Team is looking for 2-3 people to assist in the garden or the kitchen, or both. A roster is available. Please see Lyndsey McKay for more information or to volunteer.

Hub Activities for the week 6th – 13th July 2014

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Tue 8 July Little Kids Music
Wed 9 July Christchurch APW meet at 9.45 a.m.
Fri 11 July Friday Kids
Sun 24 Aug A.G.M. Please have all annual reports to Dorothy before 5th August

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, 83 Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 6 July 10am Combined Communion Service with Beckenham
Tue 8 July 7.30pm Indoor Bowls, Salvation Army Hall, Southampton St.Bruce 332 7786
Wed 9 July 9.30am Walking Group. Meet cnr Cashmere & Worsleys Rds
Coffee at Silverbacks. Joan 338 8700.
Thu 10 July NO Crafty Crafters this week
Sun 13 July 10am Combined Service with Beckenham Methodist

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
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
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
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
1.30 pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Wed 9 July 10.00am Forum – a group to discuss and reflect on the
previous Sunday’s Readings and Sermon.
All Welcome

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Sunday 29 June 2014

A WINTER POEM (Pauline Cartwright) From the Back

HYMN: God Whose Love is Everywhere
God whose love is everywhere
made our earth and all things fair,
ever keeps them in his care;
praise the God of love!
He who hung the stars in space
holds the spinning world in place;
praise the God of love!

Come with thankfulness to sing
of the gifts the seasons bring,
summer, winter, autumn, spring;
praise the God of love!
He who gave us breath and birth
gives us all the fruitful earth;
praise the God of love!

See the sign of love appear,
flame of glory, bright and clear,
light for all the world is here;
praise the God of love!
Gloom and darkness, get you gone!
Christ the Light of life has shone;
praise the God of love! © Hope Publishing (HFTC)

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

WELCOME AND NOTICES

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Alice Shanks

CHILDREN’S SONG: Praise the Lord our God (Tune: Kum Ba Yah)
Praise the Lord our God, praise the Lord;
Praise him from the heights, praise the Lord;
Praise him, angel throngs, praise the lord –
Praise God, all you folk!

Praise him, sun and moon, all the stars;
Praise him, sky and clouds, wind and rain;
Let them praise his name, works of God –
All creation, praise the Lord!

Praise him, ice and snow, mountain steep;
Praise him, fruitful trees, kauri tall;
Sheep and cattle herds, birds that fly-
All creatures, praise the Lord! (Based on Ps 148 Richard Bewes)

READINGS: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 – For Everything a Season Beverley &
John 1: 1-9 – God’s light shines in the darkness Bruce Hudson

HYMN: Throughout this Winter Season (Tune: Tyrolese WOV 176)
Throughout this winter season,
in nature’s mid-year womb,
Christ grant you life and laughter
to lighten frosty gloom –
to lift our flagging spirits
beyond these short-lived days
to Advent and each coming
which fills our lives with praise.

You come as puddles crackle
beneath the children’s feet:
you come in leafless branches
outlined against the sleet:
you come when lives diminish
as smog envelopes all:
you come as snow which blankets
earth’s grime beneath its fall.

You come as fire and candle
and all that warms the heart:
you come in party feasting,
in music, dance and art:
you come in ancient stories
of years that are no more:
you come as liberation
and power for all the poor. © Bill Wallace (STC)

REFLECTION

A TIME OF QUIET

HYMN: Our Life Has its Seasons
Our life has its seasons, and God has the reasons
why spring follows winter, and new leaves grow,
for there’s a connection with our resurrection
that flowers will bud after frost and snow,
so there’s never a time to stop believing
there’s never a time for hope to die,
there’s never a time to stop loving,
these three things go on.

There’s a time to be planting,
a time to be plucking,
a time to be laughing,
a time to weep,
a time to be building,
a time to be breaking,
a time to be waking,
a time to sleep,
but there’s never a time…

There’s a time to be hurting
a time to be healing,
a time to be saving,
a time to spend,
a time to be grieving,
a time to be dancing,
a time for beginning,
a time to end,
but there’s never a time… © Shirley Murray (AA)

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

THE OFFERING
God we bring this offering of money and goods, and lay them alongside the offering of ourselves: our lives and our gifts and talents. Bless them and us, as together we serve you in this place, and in the communities we are part of, in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: In the Bulb There is a Flower
In the bulb there is a flower,
in the seed, an apple tree;
In cocoons, a hidden promise:
butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody,
there’s a dawn in every darkness,
bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning,
in our time, infinity;
In our doubt there is believing;
in our life, eternity.
In our death, a resurrection;
at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season,
Something God alone can see. © Natalie Sleeth (VU)

THE BLESSING

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES for 29th JUNE 2014:
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

**OUR SUNDAY SERVICE IS AT 10AM UNTIL THE 3rd AUGUST**

MEN’S GROUP Thursday 3rd July 6pm at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd. Come along and participate in a shared meal and have the opportunity to hear Rob Meier speak of his most recent overseas volunteer work. Tony 332 0554.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 2nd July: Meet 9.30am at corner Cashmere & Worsleys Rds. Coffee probably at Silverbacks. Joan 338 8700.

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

BACON FUNDRAISER: $8 per pack. This is an excellent fundraiser as we receive $4 for every pack sold. Today is your last chance to place an order. Delivered second week of July (TBC). Joan 337 1648.

THERE IS A NEW ROSTER AVAILABLE TODAY – please check to see if there is one for you.

COURT THEATRE presents Roger Hall’s “You Can Always Hand Them Back” Thursday 25th September 6.30pm. Tickets $42. Sign the list if you are interested; payment required by the end of August. Queries to Sue 960 7657.

THE PARISH OFFICE HOURS are Wednesday & Thursday 9am-12noon & Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz, or pop in to 7 Wilsons Rd. www.stmartins.org.nz

ADVANCE NOTICE: There will be a Cake Stall after church on 20th July – any contributions gratefully received.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 28th July 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist.

THIS WEEK’S HUB REPORT is displayed in the wall in the Lounge.
WANTED – Does anyone have or know of a washing machine that is surplus to requirements? Phone Carol 365 3818 weekends or after 7pm weeknights if you can help.

Hub Activities for the week 29th June – 6th July 2014

St James Presbyterian Church
Tue 1 July Little Kids Music
Fri 4 July Friday Kids

July 13 and August 10
INVITATION TO CAFE CHURCH: SHEFFIELD
There has been an invite extended to the folk at St James to a Sunday Cafe with the congregation at Sheffield. Something different for a church service.
We hold Café Hope every second Sunday of each month at the Presbyterian St James Sunday school building adjacent to the Church on Wrights Road which runs parallel to the Main West Road. The service starts at 10.00 a.m. and is supposed to last 1 hour but tentatively goes on to 11.30 a.m. If you are keen to go please let Gaynor know and can arrange to car pool. For more details you can Contact Keith Taege Hm 033183792 or cell 0276768888.

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 29 June 10am Midwinter Celebration & Lunch
Tue 1 July 7.30pm Indoor Bowls, Salvation Army, Southampton St. Bruce 332 7786.
Wed 2 July 9.30am Walking Group. Please contact June 332 8874 for destination.
Thu 3 July 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.
6pm Men’s Group @ Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd. Tony 332 0554.
Sun 6 July 10am Combined Communion Service with Beckenham Methodist.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mondays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi. Brian 338 6228
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls in hall. Pat 353 0265
Tuesdays: 10.00 am mainly music @ Hoon Hay. Eleanor 960 4824
Wednesdays: 8.00 – 11.00am Vege Co-op in halls – Shilo 338 3943
9.30 am U3A. Pauline 332 0453
1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thursdays: 9.30 am & 10.40am Tai Chi in lounge contact Brian 338 6228
7.00 pm Beading Guild. Gayle 322 6073
6.30pm Christchurch South Parents Centre. Vivien 337 2825
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
1.30 pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Sun 29 June 11.30am Healing Service
Wed 2 July 10.00am Forum – discuss last Sunday’s Readings. All Welcome.

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