Notices: Welcome to everyone. God bless us as we worship together. Please pray for those who are sick and for those who are helping them. Thank you to Glenn for preaching today. Social on Saturday 9 th November will be at St Heliers Beach, 2pm. A time for us all to get together again and enjoy oursleves. We can enjoy the lovely weather, have some afternoon tea and maybe enjoy an ice cream! And if the weather is bad, we will go to Mavis and Des’ home, 51 Strid Road, Te Atatu South. Sunday 17 th November: Johanna Brens will be preaching. Sunday 1 st December: Mavis will be preaching.
Our last service this year will be on Sunday 15 th December, and will be our special Christmas service. Our Communion Cloth has been returned! It has been missing for about 2 months. From Tuesday 19 th November until Sunday 15 th December there is a special free exhibition of Dolls of Japan at the Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough. Open from 10am – 3pm Tuesdays – Fridays and 10 am – 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Leader: God of love, you call us to come and worship you in this place. All: Loving God, help us to live our lives in your truth and peace, remembering you are always with us. Leader: We come today, Deaf, hearing impaired, deaf/blind and hearing to worship God. All: Help us to remember your gift of your own Son to our world, to bring us peace, joy and eternal life. AMEN.
All: Loving God, We want to be honest with you. Sometimes we judge people because they are different. Sometimes we do things that hurt people. Sometimes we think we are not good enough for you. Because of these things, we ask God to forgive us and help us to be more like Jesus. Amen.
Minister: God’s mercy never ends. God forgives us. So let us: Forgive others and Forgive yourself.
Come, now is the time to worship, Come, now is the time to give your heart, Come, just as you are to worship, Come, just as you are before your God, Come. One day everyone will sign you are Lord, One day every knee will bow, But still the greatest treasure Belongs with those Who gladly take you now Repeat
WE SIGN/SAY TOGETHER: Our Father in Heaven, Holy is Your name, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done On Earth as in Heaven. Give us today our daily bread Forgive us our sins, As we forgive those who sin against us. Do not bring us to the test But deliver us from evil, For the Kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. AMEN
Jesus put this sign into our hearts It’s the sign of joy no one can take away Jesus put this sign into our hearts. Jesus taught us how to live in community Jesus taught us how to live in community, Different faces, different ways, He made us one Jesus taught us how to live in community.
Jesus turned our sorrow into dancing Jesus turned our sorrow into dancing. Changed our tears of sadness to rivers of joy, Jesus turned our sorrow into dance.
BIBLE READING Colossians 2: 1 - 4 St Paul said: ‘I want you to know how much I am struggling for you... And for all who have not met me personally. My purpose is that their hearts may be encouraged in heart, being knit together (united) in love, so that they may have all the full riches of complete understanding, so that they may know the mystery of God, both
of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no-one can deceive you by fine-sounding arguments (to mislead you, tell you things that are wrong or false.)
So this makes me think of my sweater. Each of us has different qualities. We bring different personalities and talents. A person’s natural abilities and power is what we each bring to God’ place, of being able to be who we are. But in Christ we can be formed into something beautiful. How does this happen? Hebrews 10:24 tells us to ‘think and let us consider one another in order to stir
up love and good works’ and also do good things. Verse 25: ‘Let us not give up meeting together and strengthening each other.’
Let us live as Children of Light Ephesians 4:32 tell us to be kind and forgiving to each other. Ephesians 5: 6 – 20 8v for you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord, walk as children of light.
We Pray: We thank You, loving God, for all that you have done for us. We pray for Deaf people everywhere. We pray for all those people who are suffering and for those who mourn people who have journeyed beyond us into Heaven. We pray for New Zealand, that we will become a country who accept You and help people in need. We ask You to help us and to help other people. Help us become more like Jesus. Amen.
ALL together (Please Stand): We believe in God: Who has created and continues creating, Who has come in the true person, Jesus, To mend the broken hearted and make all things new. God works in us and other people by God’s Holy Spirit. We trust God. God calls us to be in the church:
To celebrate God; always with us. To love and serve others, To work for justice, And stop evil. To tell people about Jesus, Crucified and risen. Our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life Beyond death, God is with us. WE ARE NOT ALONE Thanks to God.
MINISTER: With joy we give you thanks and praise, God, the giver of light and life. You made us and gave us the Earth to care for and enjoy. With all your people we give thanks for Jesus, who came to gather us together as one family. For this great love, we, with angels and saints, give praise to you and sign:
ALL: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, you are God of Heaven and Earth. Glory to Jesus, your son, whose death we remember and resurrection we celebrate as we wait for him to return. Amen.
THE LAST SUPPER: The night before he died, Jesus, showed God’s great love for us. When he was at supper with his friends, Jesus took bread and gave thanks and praise to God. Then he broke the bread, gave it to his friends, and said, ‘Take this all of you and eat: it is my Body which is given for you.’
When the supper was finished, Jesus took the cup that was filled with wine. He said, ‘Thank You God’ and gave it to his friends and said, ‘Take this all of you and drink from it. This is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant (promise). It will be shed for you and for all people, so that sins may be forgiven.’
PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT: MINISTER: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us, and on these gifts of bread and wine. And as we eat them, though there are many of us, may we become one in Jesus.
ALL: God, we come to the table that you have made ready for us. We thank you for this bread and wine, your gifts of life in Christ. Look on us with your love, mercy and grace as we eat and drink believing that you will grow in us and we will grow in you. Amen.
MINISTER: Christ’s Body was given for us all, so that Christ’s life is our life. This is the table of Jesus Christ and it is our table, too. You are invited to come and receive the love of God, through Jesus, in the sharing of the bread and the wine.
Come in Faith. Come in freedom. Come in God’s love for you.
Let there be love shared among us, Let there be love in our eyes, May now Your love sweep this nation, Make us, O Lord, to arise, Give us a new understanding Of friendship and love that is real. Let there be love shared among us, Let there be love.