Sunday 25th June 2017 10am

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

 

Sunday 25th June 2017

Pentecost 3

 

Call to Worship:

There’s a call to follow…

We are here because in some way we have responded to that call

There’s a call to worship

We are here to respond to that call as well

There’s a call to live lives after the model of Jesus

We are here to honour that

There’s a call to examine ourselves in the light of what we read about Jesus

We do that in company with fellow travellers, companions on the way

There’s a call to examine all calls that are made on our resources: the calls of advertisers, of economists, of pollsters, of hucksters and illusionists, the delusioned and the passionately wrong, the self-centred and the greedily inflamed

We do that using the gifts of discernment present in the gathered community of Jesus

There’s a call to be wise

There’s a call to be loving

There’s a call to be open

There’s a call to minister grace

We respond to that call: together in heart, in mind, and in voice.

 

Benediction:

As we walk out into the day that remains to us

May what we need to remember stay close

As we wake tomorrow to a new week

May the deep purposes of our hearts carry us faithfully

As we live, and breathe, and have our being

May we be confident in your grace,

assured of your love and empowered by hope.

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Building Report

Our architect is currently working on detailed drawings for the strengthening of the church.

We have been looking seriously at an alternative proposal for the strengthening but have decided to progress with the solution proposed by Structex.

We hope to have detailed architectural drawings prepared by the end of this month. A review of cost will then be undertaken.

We will aim to have a question and answer session after worship on Sunday 2nd July to update everyone.

Notices:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Our thanks to Rev Alan Webster for leading today’s worship. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

 

On Sunday 9th July – The Worship Committee will lead Worship with the theme “How can we help World Famine?”  

We would like each member of the congregation to bring along a non perishable item of food to be bought up as part of the offering.  These gifts will go to Waltham Cottage to be distributed to those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Many thanks.

 

Fireside meets this Tuesday 27th June 7.30pm at Lyn’s. All women are very welcome. Talk to Sonya 339 7038 for more information.

 

Wednesday Walkers 28th June: Meet 9.45am in Cargo Bar carpark in far right area nearest railway line for a walk along the newly opened cycleway and back through the streets of Addingtown Centre. Cuppa & chat at Bean Scene café. All welcome. Sonya 027 2533397.

 

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

 

No Excuse Sunday scheduled for Sunday 16th July has been postponed. On July 16th we are planning a Parish Lunch instead. Dugald.

 

Men’s Group Thursday 6th July. Meet at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd, for a shared finger food tea at 5.45pm. Our speaker will be Peter Saunders about his impressions of Scotland. Queries to Tony 332 0554

 

Te Whare Roopu o Oterepu – Waltham Community Cottage – Job Vacancy

Seeking applications for the position of Community Wellbeing Coordinator. The work is part-time four days per week, Monday to Thursday. To receive a job description or enquire further, email: tewhare@walthamcottage.com  Applications close midday, Thursday 29th June.

 

Due to illness Rev Andrew Norton will not be able to fulfil his nomination to be the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCANZ. If you have a suggestion to be the next Moderator, please communicate this with Irene, our Session Clerk, before 12th July.

 

TONIGHT Sunday 25th June at 5pm
Evensong at the Transitional Cathedral Hear visiting Professor Christopher Holmes speaking on “Who is Jesus Really?” followed by an informal seminar over refreshments.

For Your Diary…
Sunday 16th July at 4pm
Induction of Rev Yvonne Smith at St Ninian’s Presbyterian Church, Riccarton.  Yvonne has been called for a two year term.

 

Inner-city churches (along with EcuAction) have organised their 4th series of Seminar-Forums, beginning late in July.
To hear Professor Shamubeel Eaqub speak on Secure Housing for All, there is a seminar planned for Thursday 27th July at the Knox Church Centre at 5.30pm.

 

Parish Lunch Cashmere Club

Sunday 16th July 12 noon

 

There will be a parish luncheon at the Cashmere Club on Sunday 16th July at 12noon.

The cost will be $25 per head. Please add your name to list TODAY.

This is always a fun occasion and an opportunity to relax and chat to parish members over a meal.

We hope that you will be able to attend.

Speak to Allison 332 0554 or Irene 332 7036 for more information.

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Sunday 18th June 2017 10am

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

 Sunday 18th June 2017 Pentecost 2

 Call to Worship:

This is our desire: to follow you

This is our choice: to walk along the way of Jesus

This is how we define ourselves on this day: disciples of Christ

This is who we are: Christians

 

Gathering together as believers with our faults,

Our failings, our doubts and fears,

Our triumphs and tragedies, our quiet joys and our exultant moments.

Some public…some private…

Some obvious to everyone but ourselves

Some known only to our deepest trusted friends.

 

As we are, we come: declaring by our presence

Commitment to the journey, openness to the possibility of change

Willingness to be challenged to accept healing

A desire to follow the way of Jesus, wherever it may lead

And so we worship.

 

May the words that have touched our hearts enliven our hearts

May the liveliness of our hearts enable our hands

May the acts of our hands so transfigure our lives

That Jesus is seen by the power of the Holy Spirit

All graced in the love of God our Father. Amen.

 

Call to Dugald…

Last week our congregation voted to extend a call to the Rev Dugald Wilson. This call is now put before the Alpine Presbytery on Friday 23rd June to be approved. The Presbytery is responsible for organising a service of induction.

 

Building Report

Our architect is currently working on detailed drawings for the strengthening of the church.

We have been looking seriously at an alternative proposal for the strengthening but have decided to progress with the solution proposed by Structex.

We hope to have detailed architectural drawings prepared by the end of this month. A review of cost will then be undertaken.

We will aim to have a question and answer session after worship on Sunday 2nd July to update everyone.

Notices:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Our thanks to Rev Alan Webster for leading today’s worship. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

 Wednesday Walkers 21st June: Meet 9.45am at The Landing on the Runway at the intersection of the road of the Skyhawks for a walk around Wigram where the Kittyhawks go. Coffee at Joe’s Garage. All welcome. Rob 027 273 1387.

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

Due to illness Rev Andrew Norton will not be able to fulfil his nomination to be the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCANZ. If you have a suggestion to be the next Moderator, please communicate this with Irene, our Session Clerk, before 12th July.

Parish Lunch Cashmere Club Sunday 16th July 12 noon

There will be a parish luncheon at the Cashmere Club on Sunday 16th July at 12noon.

The cost will be $25 per head and there will be a clipboard for you to add your name to in the coming weeks.

This is always a fun occasion and an opportunity to relax and chat to parish members over a meal.

We hope that you will be able to attend.

Speak to Allison 332 0554 for more information.

Cashmere Presbyterian Church is inviting applications for the position of Family and Youth Co-ordinator

This is an exciting new position, for 15 hours per week. Cashmere Presbyterian Church is deeply committed to outreach and ministry with children, youth and families, and is seeking a person with energy, skills and calling to resource the team.

This is a 12-month contract with a focus on consultation, review and planning.

Key tasks are:

  • co-ordinate a review of family ministries, with support from Kids Friendly;
  • build relationships with families associated with the church;
  • strengthen links between church and wider community;
  • assist with youth ministry initiatives;
  • support those involved in leadership;
  • bring prayerful creativity to our intergenerational worship.

Applications to be received by 30 June. Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Email: purdies12345@gmail.com or phone Silvia Purdie on 027 242 1113

 

New Phone List Available:

An updated parish phone list is now available. If you would like a paper copy, please contact the Office.

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Trinity Sunday 11 June 2017 10am

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

 

Sunday 11th June 2017

Trinity Sunday

 

Notices:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Our thanks to Rev Lyndsey McKay for leading today’s worship. Please stay for morning tea after the service.

 

Special Congregational Meeting TODAY at 11.15am where the following motion from the Ministry Settlement Board will be put:

 

Call to Rev Dugald Wilson…

“That we extend a call to the Rev Dugald Wilson to a 2/3rd time intentional ministry for a period of two years and that the leadership and congregation of St martins commits itself to:

  1. Discern more clearly the presence of God in our midst and who God calls us to be as a Christian community,
  2. Strengthening our bonds of community, and
  3. Discerning more clearly how we might encourage the life of God amongst others around us.

A 2/3rds stipend will be paid, with full standard allowances.”

 

Foot Clinic TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Volunteers to help are always welcome. Please speak to Lyndsey 388 1264 for further information.

 

Wednesday Walkers 14th June: Meet 9.45am in Stourbridge St near Oderings for a walk around the Spreydon area. Coffee at Secret Garden Café. All are welcome. Sonya 0272533397.

 

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

 

Pastoral Care: If you are going to be away for a wee while, please let the Parish Office or Session Clerk know. Thank You.

 

 

 

 

Parish Lunch Cashmere Club

Sunday 16th July 12 noon

 

There will be a parish luncheon at the Cashmere Club on Sunday 16th July at 12noon.

The cost will be $25 per head and there will be a clipboard for you to add your name to in the coming weeks.

This is always a fun occasion and an opportunity to relax and chat to parish members over a meal.

We hope that you will be able to attend.

Speak to Allison 332 0554 for more information.

 

 

 

 

Cashmere Presbyterian Church is inviting applications for the position of Family and Youth Co-ordinator

This is an exciting new position, for 15 hours per week. Cashmere Presbyterian Church is deeply committed to outreach and ministry with children, youth and families, and is seeking a person with energy, skills and calling to resource the team.

This is a 12-month contract with a focus on consultation, review and planning.

Key tasks are:

  • co-ordinate a review of family ministries, with support from Kids Friendly;
  • build relationships with families associated with the church;
  • strengthen links between church and wider community;
  • assist with youth ministry initiatives;
  • support those involved in leadership;
  • bring prayerful creativity to our intergenerational worship.

Applications to be received by 30 June. Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Email: purdies12345@gmail.com or phone Silvia Purdie on 027 242 1113

 

 

 

New Phone List Available:

An updated parish phone list is now available. If you would like a paper copy, please contact the Office.

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Pentecost Sunday 4 June 2017 10am

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

 

 

Sunday 4th June

Pentecost Sunday –

The birth of a new community

For Christians, Pentecost is a holy day on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit amongst the early followers of Jesus. Before the events of the first Pentecost, which came 50 days after Jesus’ death and resurrection, there were followers of Jesus, but no movement that could be meaningfully called “the church.” Thus, from an historical point of view, Pentecost is the day on which the church was started. Pentecost is the church’s birthday.

Coming Together as Part of God’s Family

Welcome and Notices:

Call to Worship:

God of fire and beauty,

Warm us.

God of peace and justice,

Disturb us.

God of wind and wonder,

Amaze us.

Come Holy Spirit, gentle as a dove, burning as a fire, powerful as the wind,

Encourage us, unite us, empower us, to be people of Jesus

 

Wednesday Walkers 7th June: Meet 9.45am at Mona Vale carpark. Coffee at Mona Vale Café. All are welcome. Sonya 0272533397.

 

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

 

Parish Lunch Cashmere Club Sunday 16th July 12 noon. Cost $25 per head. See Allison 332 0554 for details.

 

Pastoral Care: If you are going to be away for a wee while, please let the Parish Office or Session Clerk know. Thank You.

 

Is anyone prepared to help out with taking Sunday School for one or two Sundays a term? Please talk to Wayne or Dugald if you are interested.

 

Phone for sale: Brand new Uniden cordless phone. Make an offer! Contact Anna for more information.

 

 

Sandwich board wanted. Does anyone have a little whiteboard or blackboard sign that we can pop out on St Martins Rd when the Office is open? Let Dugald know if you can help.

 

 

 

 

 

Call to Rev Dugald Wilson…

The Session has called a Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday 11th June at 11.15 where the following motion from the Ministry Settlement Board will be put:

“That we extend a call to the Rev Dugald Wilson to a 2/3rd time intentional ministry for a period of two years and that the leadership and congregation of St Martin’s commits itself to:

1.   Discern more clearly the presence of God in our midst and who God calls us to be as a Christian community,

2.   Strengthening our bonds of community, and

3.   Discerning more clearly how we might encourage the life of God amongst others around us.

A 2/3rds stipend will be paid, with full standard allowances.”

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Sunday 28th May 2017 10am

WHILE OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS REPAIRED WE ARE MEETING EACH SUNDAY AT THE MINERAL & LAPIDARY CLUB 11O WALTHAM RD (NEXT TO WALTHAM SCHOOL) AT 10AM.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME YOU.

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea after the service. Thank you to Rev Lyndsey McKay for leading today’s worship.

 

Affirmation of Faith (together):

I celebrate the church of Jesus Christ, where two or three or thousands can gather together in Christ’s name and touch this world with the amazing good news that somebody cares, that God joins us in community so that someday this world will be loved to wholeness.

I celebrate the church, where you and I and all Christ’s disciples are called upon to follow even when it costs us something; something precious.

I celebrate the church where every child of God is hailed as unique and valuable.

I celebrate injustices righted; where there is an awakening to humanity’s suffering; the pain alleviated, the scars erased.

I celebrate this way of life that takes me and mine from the centre of things and focuses on ours and theirs.

I celebrate that love lives among us, that God’s spirit pervades our being, our community.

I celebrate the unconditional love of Christ – the cross. That Christ hung there loving the unlovable.

For God so loved the world… that God should love us, surely that’s a cause of great joy. Surely we should celebrate.                ©Ann Weems Reaching for Rainbows

 

 

Next Sunday is Pentecost – please wear something red.

 

GOOD NEWS! The Church Property Trustees have given their approval for us to proceed with strengthening and refurbishing the church building.

 

Wednesday Walkers 31st May: Meet 9.45am in Hawford Rd near Opawa Mall. Coffee at Opawa Bakery & Café. All are welcome. Judith 332 1577.

 

Crafty Crafters Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. Bring along your own craft project, or learn a new skill! Contact Beverley 384 7814 for further details.

 

Men’s Group Thursday 1st June: meet at Merchiston, 75 St Martins Rd, at 5.45pm for a shared finger food tea. The speaker is Rob Ferguson who will be talking about his role as chaplain to the central area of Christchurch. He has many fascinating insights into the life of the new Christchurch.  Contact Tony 332 0554 for further information. All men very welcome.

 

Pastoral Care: If you are going to be away for a wee while, please let the Parish Office or Session Clerk know. Thank You.

 

Is anyone prepared to help out with taking Sunday School for one or two Sundays a term? Please talk to Wayne or Dugald if you are interested.

 

Phone for sale: Brand new Uniden cordless phone. Make an offer! Contact Anna for more information.

 

Information forms: There are still some outstanding. Please return yours to Irene or the Office as soon as possible. See today’s duty people if you don’t have one.

 

Sandwich board wanted. Does anyone have a little whiteboard or blackboard sign that we can pop out on St Martins Rd when the Office is open? Let Dugald know if you can help.

 

Ecumenical Service of Prayer for Christian Unity Wednesday 31st May 5.30pm at the Transitional Cathedral. All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

Call to Rev Dugald Wilson…

The Session has called a Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday 11th June at 11.15 where the following motion from the Ministry Settlement Board will be put:

“That we extend a call to the Rev Dugald Wilson to a 2/3rd time intentional ministry for a period of two years and that the leadership and congregation of St Martin’s commits itself to:

1.   Discern more clearly the presence of God in our midst and who God calls us to be as a Christian community,

2.   Strengthening our bonds of community, and

3.   Discerning more clearly how we might encourage the life of God amongst others around us.

A 2/3rds stipend will be paid, with full standard allowances.”

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