Saturday Evening

Te Po o te Rahoroi

Kaupapa

Aua hoki mātou e kawea kia whakawaia
engāri whakaorangi mātou i te kino.

Karangā ki te Whakamoemiti

I tenei wa kāore anō koe kia pāngia
ki te whakawai tino nui rawa.
Ka mau tonu mai te Atua,
kāore koe e tukuna
kia whakawaia nui atu i tou kaha.
Ki te tae mai te ra whakawai,
ma te Atua hei whakaatu mai
i te huarahi tīka,
kia taea ai e tātou te peehi.

Hē Whakaaro ki te Rongopai

Oho ake, kia mataara!
Harikoa ngā ponongā kakama,
ponongā māia,
ka haere mai ana to ratou rangātira.
Ki te nui ngā mahi homai,
ka nui ake ngā whakahau.
Ki te nui ngā mea hōmai
i rungā i te whirinaki,
ka nui ake ngā mea ka tumanakohia.
Oho ake!

Kei te haere mai to koutou rangātira.
Kia mataara!
Kāore e mōhio tia āwhea
te hāora haere mai
ai te Tama a te Tangāta.
Hei konei tonu te kingitangā o te Atua.
“He aha ai koutou e moe nei?” te ki a Ihu.
“Marangā, inoi, kia kore koutou e whakawaia.”

Noho puku

Whakaaro ki te Tuhituhi

He manawanui te aroha,
he ngāwari te aroha,
kāore e taruhae ki tētahi atu;
Kāore te aroha e takatahi,
kāore e whakahihi,
kāore e āhuaatua, kāore e kaiponu,
kāore e tere ki te papouri.
Kāore te aroha e tatau i ngā he,
ka koa te aroha ki te pono,
kāore he mutungā o te aroha
ki te whakapono,
ki te tūmanako, ki te mau tonu.
Ka haere tonu te aroha.
Kāore he mutungā o te aroha.
E toru ngā mea ka mau tonu
mo ake tonu atu;
te whakapono, te tūmanako,
me te aroha,
engāri ko te mea tino nui rawa
ko te aroha.

Ki konei ngā panui

Ngā Inoi

E to mātou Matua,
aua hoki mātou e kawea kia whakawaia
engāri whakaorangia mātou i te kino.
Te kaihomai i te nāianei, te tūmanako
mo ngā ra e heke mai nei,
whakaorangia mātou i ngā whakawai.
Ki te whakatupato mai i ngā matakite
mo ngā turakitangā,
mo ngā parekura,
mo ngā whakamamaetangā tino kino,
e te Atua whakawateatia mātou
i o mātou paraheahea,
whakaorangia mātou i ngā kino.
Tohungia mātou i o mātou whakahihi
i o mātou tinihangā,
ko koe hoki te Atua nau nei i hangā te ao:
kua whakaorangia mātou e koe,
ko koe to mātou kaiwhakaora.
E te Atua aroha,
kia tata koe ki a ratou ka oho,
ka mātāt ū, ka tangi i tenei po,
whakahaungia o anahera
kia awhi i ngā mea e moe ana;
tiakina ngā māuiui,
whakatangia ngā mea e mamae ana,
araia atu ngā mea harikoa,
i rungā katoa i to aroha.
E te Atua,
ka uhia mātou e te pōuri o tenei po
me te mōhio anō ka takiri mai te ata āpōpō;
tukua mai, ka tae ki te wa
mo to mātou matengā,
ka haere mātou i rungā i te harikoa
me te tūmanako
mo te arangā mai.
Āmine.

 Saturday Evening

Theme

Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
Aua hoki mātou e kawea kia whakawaia,
engāri whakaorangia mātou i te kino.

Call to Worship

So far you have faced no trial
beyond what you can bear.
God keeps faith, and will not allow you
to be tempted beyond your power.

When the test comes,
God will at the same time provide a way out,
enabling us to endure it.

Gospel Reflection

Stay awake!
Happy those servants who are alert and ready
when their master comes.

When much is given, more will be demanded.
When a great deal is given on trust,
a great deal more is expected.
Stay awake!

Your master is coming.
Stand ready!

The Son of Man comes
at the least expected hour.
The kingdom of God is upon us.

‘Why are you sleeping?’ Jesus said.
‘Rise and pray, that you
may be spared the test.’

Silence for meditation.

Epistle Reflection

Love is patient, love is kind
and envies no one.
Love is not boastful, never conceited,
never rude nor selfish;
love is not quick to take offence.

Love keeps no score of wrongs;
love delights in the truth;
there is no limit to its faith,
its hope and its endurance.
Love never gives up.

Love never comes to an end.
There are three things that last for ever:
faith, hope and love,
but the greatest of them all is love.

The reading or readings may follow here.

Prayers

Our Father,
save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
E tō mātou Matua,
aua hoki mātou e kawea kia whakawaia,
engāri whakaorangia mātou i te kino.

Giver of the present, hope for the future:
save us from the time of trial.
When prophets warn us of doom,
of catastrophe and of suffering beyond belief,
then, God, free us from our helplessness,
and deliver us from evil.
Save us from our arrogance and folly,
for you are God who created the world;
you have redeemed us
and you are our salvation.

Dear Lord,
watch with those who wake
or watch or weep tonight,
and give your angels charge
over those who sleep;
tend your sick ones,
rest your afflicted ones,
shield your joyous ones,
and all, for your love’s sake.

God, we go into this night
confident that the dawn will break tomorrow;
grant that when we come to die,
we may go gladly and in hope,
confident in the resurrection.
Amen.