February 9, 2020

WELCOME TO ST ANDREW’S ON THE TERRACE

Earthy Christianity

 

Service

GATHERING
We are here.
We come into this place together
to challenge one another,
to bear the cost and know the joys of love:
to celebrate love’s presence.
Let us worship together! Gretta Vosper (adap.)

PROCESSIONAL HYMN WOV 80 ‘Immortal, invisible, God only wise’
Words: Walter Chalmers Smith 1824 © Music: Welsh Melody
WELCOME
Kia ora koutou.
Kia ora.

PRAYER

JESUS PRAYER Jim Cotter paraphrase on card

LIGHTING THE RAINBOW ROOM CANDLE

TIME WITH CHILDREN Dawn Cowdry

BLESSING THE CHILDREN (All stand)
We send you to the Rainbow Room soon to hear stories, ask questions
and have fun together. We bless you. Amen.

WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS
We welcome you, Margaret and John, as fellow-travellers in this journey of faith. We affirm our community as one where each of us shape our lives in response to what we understand of the gospel. We are glad to have you with us!
HYMN AA 8 Servant Song
Words & Music by Richard Gillard
Words & Music © 1977 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing
(Admin by Crossroad Distributors Ptd Ltd)

PASSING THE PEACE
Feel free to pass the peace with those nearby or move to greet others further away. Passing the peace consists of shaking hands and saying “Peace be with you.” The response is “Peace be with you” or just “And with you.” Or, simply saying “Hello” is a good idea. Also feel free to simply observe if you wish!

THE WORD IN TEXTS Wendy Matthews

Gospel Matthew 5:1-20

Contemporary reading “The Essence of Christianity”
by Ludwig Feuerbach
(from ‘Reimagining God’ by Lloyd Geering)

RESPONSE
For the Word in scripture,
for the Word among us,
for the Word within us,
we give thanks.

REFLECTION Earthy Christianity Catriona Cairns

HYMN CH4 533 Will you come and follow me?
Words: Graham Maule, Music: Kelvingrove John L. Bell
Words and Music © 1987 WGRG Iona Community
Reprinted with permission under One License A-623996. All rights reserved

OFFERING PRAYER (said together)
We bring our offerings of food and money this morning, along with our skills and time. May the practice of our faith be like salt and light to those around us.
Amen
We recognise and bless the gifts brought to the table, and those which wing
their way electronically from our banks to the church’s account.

LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY OF ST ANDREW’S
People share notices and visitors are welcomed. If you have a notice not already in the order of service, please move to the front row, ready to speak briefly from the lectern.
For the benefit of newcomers, please introduce yourself before you begin.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Jenn Keenan
CIRCLE OF PRAYER
We think today of the people of United Arab Emirates and Oman and all those working to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. We remember the detainees of Manus and Nauru Islands, yearning that their cases be resolved. In New Zealand, we remember those in Parliament, and today we name Gareth Hughes and Raymond Huo list MPs. Here in the Central Presbytery, we pray for the leaders and people of St Timothy's Presbyterian Church, Titahi Bay

PRAYER FOR ST ANDREW’S on card

HYMN AA 36 ‘Every day I will offer you
Words © 1992 Shirley Murray
Music by Colin Gibson, © 1993 Hope Publishing Company
BLESSING

SUNG AMEN

POSTLUDE ‘The War March of the Priests’
by F. Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)

THANK YOU


THANK YOU                                                            Peter Franklin and Mark Stamper

our musicians today

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