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Northcote Takapuna Methodist Parish


If you are a new comer, please make yourself known. Morning tea will be served after worship and you are invited to share.

Parish Superintendent Rev Peter Norman

Phone 442 1945 Email: Mobile 027 378 7042 *Please note the minister has Friday off*

Parish Office

Phone/Fax 489 4590 Office Hours:

Takapuna Church

Corner Lake Road & Tennyson Avenue PO Box 331013, Takapuna, Auckland, 0740

Email: Monday to Thursday 9am – 12 noon

Sunday Worship, 10am Parish Stewards Richard Biddle Ashleen Theunisen

Phone 022 018 6968 Phone 479 7969

Email: Email:

Church Office Angela Garrett

Phone/Fax 489 4590 Office Hours:

Email: Monday to Thursday 9am – 12 noon

St Lukes Church

16-20 Greenslade Crescent, Northcote, Auckland, 0627

Sunday Worship, 9.30am Parish Stewards Etta Spence Pat Carroll

Phone 418 4288 Phone 480 8389

Email: Email:

Church Office/Room Bookings

Phone 489 4590


Pentecost 22

5 November 2017

Order of Service for Sunday 5th November 2017 Pentecost 22 and Sunday after All Saints Day

Welcome and notices Introit

For the gift of this new day

The Invitation Leader: Jesus invited all to the feast of peace. Jesus risked everything in compassion.Jesus promised to make himself known in the breaking of the bread. The Story Leader: On the night he was betrayed Jesus took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he also took the cup after the meal, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” The Exhortation Leader: Let us therefore break bread together. Hymn

Glory to you, O God ……

Glory to you, O God, for all your saints in light, who nobly waged and won the fierce and well-fought fight. Their praises sing, who life outpoured by fire and sword for Christ their King. Thanks be to you, O Lord, for saints your Spirit stirred in humble paths to live your life and speak your word. Unnumbered they whose shining light informs our sight from day to day. Lord God of truth and love, `Your kingdom come', we pray; give us your grace to know your truth and walk your way. Your will be done here on this earth, till saints in earth and heaven are one. (Howard Gaunt 1902-1983)

Prayers Reading:

Jeremiah 31: 27-34 Suzy Biddle

All Age Ministry


The Lord’s my shepherd …….

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want he makes me lie in pastures green. He leads me by still, still waters his goodness restores my soul. refrain And I will trust in you alone, and I will trust in you alone, For your endless mercy follows me, your goodness will lead me home. He guides my ways in righteousness, and he anoints my head with oil, and my cup, it overflows with joy, I feast on his pure delights. refrain And though I walk the darkest path, I will not fear the evil one, for you are with me, and your rod and staff are the comfort I need to know. Refrain. (Stuart Townend 1963-)


Mark 12:28-34

Suzy Biddle



Teach me to love you ‌.

Teach me to love you with all my heart, Reshape my life to your design, To serve with open and willing hands, Allow your light to freely shine. Teach me to love you with all my soul; Forgiven, may I now forgive, Released from ev' ry resentful thought, With fresh compassion learn to live. Teach me to love you with all my mind And not to shrink from honest doubt, Explore and probe with integrity, To search for truth, then live it out.

Teach me to love you with all my strength, Attentive to my neighbour's need, Reflect your self-giving love for me; Then shall your will be done indeed. (Joy Dine 1937-2001)

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH In desert and bushland, mountain and water, we see the signs that God is with us. In grass that grows through cities of concrete, we see the signs that God is with us. In the faces of people whom God so loves, we see the signs that God is with us. In our brokenness, there is the hope of wholeness. In our emptiness, there is the hope of fullness. In our deaths, lies the hope of resurrection life. This is the Word in Christ to us. The flame of the Holy Spirit lives in this place and travels with us. Amen (Dorothy McRae-McMahon) (sit) Prayers of Intercession (with the following response) Leader: God of truth, for all the saints People: we give you thanks and praise. The Offertory

(Gifts of money and food, together with bread and wine, are brought forward) ALL:

O God, by the help of your Holy Spirit may giving and sharing be the pattern of our lives, as it was the pattern of the life of Jesus. Amen

(please sit)


As we walk along beside you The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

Leader: People: Leader: People: Leader: People: Leader:

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It right to give our thanks and praise. God, you are before all things; You are beyond all things; And in the midst of all things and all peoples you have made yourself known.




In Israel’s ancient codes and prophetic oracles, in stories of women and men, of communities and nations seeking identity, feeling their strength, and struggling with their weakness you have made yourself known. In Jesus of Nazareth, in compassion for the outcast, forgiveness for the fallen, hope for the poor and hungry; in his life poured out for others and broken in rejection and disdain you have made yourself known. Therefore we join our praises with countless men and women before us, disciples and apostles, saints and martyrs, acclaiming your power in goodness and your might in compassion, as we say: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. We greet the one who comes in your name, your true light, your true love, the bread of compassion, the wine of renewal. As he broke bread before the brokenness of his death, as he poured out wine before his blood was poured out on the cross, as he gave his life in acts of goodness, as he invited all to the feast of new hope, so come to us, God of Jesus, in your love. Come to us, Spirit of our Lord of love, and let the bread and wine before us bear your life to our life, nourish us with his vision of hope, and unite us in one body of peace. Nourish us with your brokenness, Renew us with your poured out life, Empower us with your powerlessness, that we may take root in your risen life and bear fruit in your world. You are our life; You are our hope; You are our peace; And we praise you.


ALL: Leader: Leader: People: Leader: People: Leader: People: Leader: Leader:

In communion we join ourselves to all your people and we pray: Our Father in heaven ...... The bread which we break is an offering of life to us all. The cup which we take is a celebration of love for us all. The gifts of God for the people of God. Lamb of God, you find us in our lostness, lift us up. Lamb of God, you lead us to your fold, hold us close. Lamb of God, you conquer all injustice, We cry for peace. See, the broken life. See, the life poured out. Come, feed on him in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving. Distribution of the bread and wine Christ’s body broken, give you life. Christ’s life poured out, give you hope.


We thank you, God of compassion, that you have nourished us with the bread of life and the wine of hope. As in Christ your love flowed out to those around him, so let your love flow through us to others. As in Christ your life was broken, so let your life meet us in our brokenness and release hope in us and others, through Jesus our hope and our life. Amen


Thanks be to God……

Thanks be to God for his saints of each past generation, one with us still in one body, one great congregation-, with them proclaim Jesus for ever the same, Author of life and salvation. Thanks be to God for his blessings which daily surround us; glory to Christ, the Redeemer who sought us and found us, who from the grave rose, the almighty to save, breaking the fetters that bound us. Thanks be to God for the years that are yet in God’s keeping, trusting each day to the care of a parent unsleeping, on to the end, Christ our companion and friend, joy at the last for our weeping. Thanks be to God who has called us and daily defends us, who with the Son and the Spirit unchanging befriends us, now in that name, Jesus for ever the same, forth to his service he sends us. (Timothy Dudley-Smith 1926 -) Dismissal Leader: Take this life with you into the world and the peace of God be with you! People: And also with you! ALL: The grace (Much of this material was written by Rev Dr Bill Loader who served in the Takapuna Circuit 1968-69 before going to Germany to study for his doctorate.)

Worship Leader: Rev Mervyn Dine Organist: Norman Firth Communion Server: Alison Welson Today Sun 5 Nov Holy Communion - Rev Mervyn Dine This Week Mon 6 Nov Leaders Meeting - TMC Back of church Tue 7 Nov Workshop at TMC - An Introduction to Te Ao Maori with Rangi Davis. See notices on back pages Thur 9 Nov CommunityMatters meeting - TMC Back of church Sat 11 Nov Garage Sale 8am and Repair Café 10am Sun 12 Nov Sunday Worship - Rev JeongWhan Lee

10.00am 7.30pm 7.30pm

7.30pm 10.00am

Coming Events Tue 14 Nov Working Bee at TMC 4.00pm Sat 18 Nov Future TMC Complex Congregational Gathering at TMC 1.30pm Please add your name to the clipboard on round table if you are able to attend. Sun 19 Nov Sunday Worship - Rev Sylvia Miller Hardie 10.00am Tue 21 Nov TMC Nancy’s Afternoon - Last one for this year 2.00pm Property Meeting - TMC Lounge 7.30pm Thur 23 Nov Worship & Education Meeting - TMC Collins Room 7.30pm Sun 26 Nov Sunday Worship - Rev Mervyn Dine 10.00am Notices

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS  Many of our young people are busy with study and end

of year exams at the moment and we think of them in this rather stressful time.  Olivia, Karen and Hannah are involved in a dance production all this weekend - Liv as a dancer, Hannah as photographer, and Karen as a stage hand. Back next week!  Olivia is looking for 300 hours work in a food related workplace between November and the end of February as part of her Food Technology degree. This would preferably be paid work but it could be voluntary if it was a particularly good fit. If anyone has a contact in a food related business could they please let Olivia know?

TMC Roster for Next Sunday 12 November

Worship Leader: Rev JeongWhan Lee Organist: Norman Firth Reader: Vicky Salvador Door Steward: Linda Gibson, Martyn Lydster, Derek Theunisen

TMC CommunityMatters invites you to a workshop with

Rangi Davis Tuesday 7th November 7.30pm at TMC TOPIC:

He aha te mea nui, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata What is the greatest gift on earth it is a human being

Rangi Davis is a mother of seven grown children and twenty two mokopuna. Born to strong fluent Maori speaking women, and grounded in nature. Tikanga Maori and Christianity has been the base of her groundedness. Having a deep appreciation for nature and natural elements through a Maori world view, a strong sense of values both Maori and Pakeha along with creative initiatives holds dear to her heart. Strengthening wahine leadership for the sake of her whanau, community, hapu and iwi is a strong calling. Rangi and her husband were the first pilot house parents for Hato Petera College Boarding students, and worked voluntarily for nearly thirty years. She gained a university degree of youth skills from Hato Petera College. Other professional development includes:  5 University papers studying theology  Level 1&2 Counselling certificate, Diploma in Psychosynthesis MNZAC  Diploma in Adult Tertiary Teaching at AUT  Diploma in Matauranga Maori. 1 year course at Te Wananga o Raukawa  Mercy Leadership Pilgrimage in Ireland  Certificate in Leading Mental Health Promotion  Te Reo Development Tauihu and Taurapa Certificates with Te Ara Poutama

Come along and explore a wairua journey with Rangi. She will introduce you to Te Ao Maori, with simple whakawhanaungatanga, storytelling, waiata and build on the gifts and talents that come to the evening.

NOTICES Saturday 11 November 8am at TMC GARAGE SALE If you are having a clean out, we would love to help! Bring your pre-loved goods to the Murray Room at Takapuna Methodist Church anytime before the date. Many thanks to all those who have already donated items. Saturday 11 November 10am-1pm at TMC A Repair Café is a pop up event where local people can bring broken and damaged items and get them repaired for free while learning how they can fix them again in the future. It’s about saving money, bringing people together, learning new skills and reducing waste. We’re running an event here at TMC on Saturday the 11th of November from 10am to 1pm. In order to succeed we’ll need skilled local volunteers to be the experts in a variety of fields. Can you mend clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, etc.? We’d love to hear from you! Email: or call 022 390 7199 if you’re interested in being involved. NEEDED - Volunteer Chaplaincy Assistants Volunteer Chaplaincy Assistants offer: A confidential listening ear  Safe and supportive help  Prayers for patients and their families  Spiritual support  Encouragement  Ward visits during the day

Does this sound like you? Training starts April 2018 Enquiries to Pauline on 022 361 2134 or email (before 12th February 2018) Readings for 12 November - Pentecost 23 Joshua 1-3a, 14-25 Psalm 78:1-7 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13 Acknowledgements: Hymns printed by permission from CCL – Copyright Number 110126

Takapuna Methodist Church Bulletin 5th November 2017 - Pentecost 22  
Takapuna Methodist Church Bulletin 5th November 2017 - Pentecost 22