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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. Office also closed Fridays.**

Community Enabler Steve McLuckie

Mobile 022 390 7199


Parish Office

Phone/Fax 489 4590 Office Hours:

Email: Monday to Thursday 9am – 12 noon

Takapuna Church

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

Sunday Worship, 10am Parish Stewards Richard Biddle Ashleen Theunisen

Phone 022 018 6968 Phone 479 7969

Email: Email:

Church Office Jan Tasker & Cathy Fraser

Phone 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


Epiphany 2

19 January 2020

 Epiphany 2  Sunday 19 January 2020 Worship Leader: Rev Peter Norman Organist: Rebecca-Soojung Lee Theme: Come, See, Go? Welcome Entry into Worship Lighting of the Candle. Hymn:

"Welcome to Worship"

(Tune: REGENT SQUARE, 87.87.47 extended)

We are thankful for a greeting And a welcome we all prize; We have come to join in worship, Searching for what satisfies; With a welcome as we gather We can feel our spirits rise. 'Welcome' is the way of Jesus; 'Welcome' is his promised word; Welcome is for saints and sinners; All are welcome; all have erred; Jesus speaks his word of welcome We respond for we have heard. We all join in affirmation Of the love of God we know; Like the vastness of an ocean Love is here in constant flow; I am welcome; you are welcome; Jesus says, "Let it be so.” Opening Sentences Opening Prayer All Age Time: Show and Tell

George Stuart

All Age Song: Jesus Put This Song Jesus put this song into our hearts, Jesus put this song into our hearts, It’s a song of joy no-one can take away: Jesus put this song into our hearts. Jesus taught us how to live in harmony Jesus taught us how to live in harmony different faces, different races, he made us one; Jesus taught us how to live in harmony. Jesus taught us how to be a family, Jesus taught us how to be a family, loving one another with the love that he gives: Jesus taught us how to be a family. Jesus turned our sorrow into dancing, Jesus turned our sorrow into dancing, changed our tears of sadness into rivers of joy: Jesus turned our sorrow into a dance. Graham Kendrick Prayer for Awareness: The Call of Compassion Question Time: How do we stay committed to Christ? Readings:

Isaiah 49:1-7 John 1:29-42

Pg 592 Pg 862

Veikune Family

Contemporary Word Response:



Where mountains rise to open skies 1

Where mountains rise to open skies your name, O God, is echoed far, from island beach to kauri’s reach, in water’s light, in lake and star.


Your people’s heart, your people’s part be in our caring for this land for faith to flower, for aroha to let each other’s mana stand.

AA 155


From broken word, from conflict stirred, from lack of vision, set us free to see the line of your design, to feel creation’s energy.


Your love be known, compassion shown, that every child have equal scope: in justice done, in trust begun shall be our heritage and hope.


Where mountains rise to open skies your way of peace distil the air, your spirit bind all humankind, one covenant of life to share!

Shirley Murray

Offering Community Time Prayers for Ourselves and Others To bring new life to the land To restore the waters To refresh the air We join with the earth and with each other.

To renew the forests To care for the plants To protect the creatures We join with the earth and with each other. To celebrate the seas To rejoice in the sunlight To sing the song of the stars We join with the earth and with each other. To recall our destiny To renew our spirits To reinvigorate our bodies We join with the earth and with each other. To recreate the human community To promote justice and peace To remember our children We join with the earth and with each other. We join together as many and diverse expressions of one loving mystery: for the healing of the earth and the renewal of all life.


God who sets us on a journey


God who sets us on a journey to discover, dream and grow, lead us as you led your people in the desert long ago; journey inward, journey outward stir the spirit, stretch the mind; love, for God and self and neighbour, marks the way that Christ defined.


Exploration brings new insights, changes, choices we must face; give us wisdom in deciding, mindful always of your grace; should we stumble, lose our bearings, find it hard to know what's right, we regain our true direction focused on the Jesus light.


End our longing for the old days, grant the vision that we lack – once we've started on this journey there can be no turning back; Let us travel light, discarding excess baggage from our past, cherish only what's essential, choosing treasure that will last.


When we set up camp and settle to avoid love's risk and pain, you disturb complacent comfort, pull the tent-pegs up again; keep us travelling in the knowledge you are always at our side, give us courage for the journey, Christ our goal and Christ our guide.

WOV 148(ii) Hyfrydol

Joy Dine

Closing Words Blessing words Parting Song: Go Gently, Go Lightly Acknowledgements: Hymns printed by permission from CCL-Copyright Number 110126

Notices 19 January 2020 Church and Family Happy Birthday to Shirley Rowlands and Ken Morley for today, to Niko Rasovo for Tuesday 21 January, Brian Ellis for Wednesday the 22 January and to Lorraine Parker and Olivia Cebalo for Thursday 23 January. Today

Morning Worship Rev Peter Norman


Connexional Service of Reception of Deacon Wendi Tiedt into Full Connexion with the Methodist Church of NZ Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa Pitt St Church, 78 Pitt St. Please bring a plate for supper. 7.00pm

This Week Sunday 26 Jan

Morning Worship Rev Norman Brookes


Thursday 30 Jan

Neighbours Day Planning Meeting For anyone interested in helping to plan Neighbours Day 2020 Church lounge


Holy Communion Rev Peter Norman


Chris Hainsworth in concert at TMC


Coming Events Sunday 2 Feb

Monday 3 Feb

Combined Parish Council Leaders’ Meetings TMC Lounge 6.45pm

Sunday 9 Feb

Morning Worship Rev Mervyn Dine

Thursday 13 Feb

CommunityMatters at St Lukes 7.30pm At this first meeting of the year we will welcome Steve McLuckie and plan how we might work best for 2020. A strong turnout will help that planning.

Sunday 16 Feb

Morning Worship Rev Peter Norman


Sunday at 4: Peter Lineham– the state of the church in NZ and its future. TMC lounge 4.00pm Sunday 23 Feb

Morning Worship Rev Graeme White

Thursday 27 Feb

Development Team back of church

10.00am 7.30pm

Auckland Synod Inductions 2020 Sunday 2 Feb

Induction of Rev Uesifili Unasa at Henderson Methodist Church


Tuesday 4 Feb

Induction of Rev Abhishek Solomon 7.30pm at Trinity Waiake East Coast Bays Methodist Church

Birthdays and anniversaries We are updating these lists in the office. Please let Jan know if you would like to be added. Thank you.

Support the 2019 CWS Christmas Appeal: Envelopes may still be received for the CWS Christmas Appeal during January. Please make any cheques payable to Northcote Takapuna Methodist Church and place all donations in our normal offering box. Receipts will be issued later. Last Sunday for donations—26 January 2020 The need is clear—give water

Mission and Ecumenical: Climate Justice Calendar $20 each,10 or more $15. A contribution from sales will be made to solar panels in the Solomon Islands. Calendars available at the office on receipt of $20 cash

TMC Roster for next Sunday 26 January Worship Leader: Rev Norman Brookes Organist: Ian Ayers Reader: Suzy Biddle Morning Tea: Volunteer needed please Welcomers: Salvador Family

Profile for Takapuna Methodist Church

Takapuna Methodist Church bulletin 19 January 2020  

Takapuna Methodist Church bulletin 19 January 2020