Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sunday 28 July 2013

WELCOME AND NOTICES

CALL TO WORSHIP:
Holy God, we come to worship you.
We come to ask for bread that can nourish our spirits.
We come to ask for ease from those things that trouble or tempt us.
We come to offer our weakness, knowing you can turn it to strength. We come to celebrate your love for us, and to celebrate our love for you.

HYMN: In This Familiar Place
In this familiar place
I know the mystery of your grace.
For the love that I receive, for the truth that I believe,
I praise and thank you for this here and now.

In halting song and word
the music of your voice is heard.

Among these friends of mine
I taste the company divine.

Within this narrow sphere
I learn that you are everywhere. © Colin Gibson (AA)

OPENING PRAYERS

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN

SONG: I am the Church
I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we’re the church together!

The church is not a building;
the church is not a steeple;
the church is not a resting place;
the church is a people.

We’re many kinds of people,
with many kinds of faces,
all colours and all ages, too
from all times and places.

Sometimes the church is marching;
sometimes it’s bravely burning,
sometimes it’s riding, sometimes hiding;
always it’s learning.

And when the people gather,
there’s singing and there’s praying;
there’s laughing and there’s crying sometimes,
all of it saying:

At Pentecost some people
received the Holy Spirit
and told the Good News through the world
to all who would hear it. © Hope Publishing (UMH)

READINGS: Psalm 85 Bob Kayes
Luke 11: 1- 13 Lyn Steele

A LITANY FOR TWO VOICES

THE LORD’S PRAYER – SUNG

SERMON: The Disciples’ Prayer

THE OFFERING
God, for the abundance of gifts that are ours, we give you thanks.
For the chance to send them out into the world and build your reign, we give you praise. For the mystery of how all of our gifts – whether time, love, effort, or treasure – make a difference to you and to this world, we say hallelujah! Amen.
HYMN: Every Day I will Offer You
Every day I will offer you,
loving God, my heart and mind,
every way I discover you
in the work your hand has signed;
help me see I’m your image, and
you have dreamed what I might be,
every day in your Spirit,
I’ll find the love and energy!

Every day I will look to Christ,
and give thanks for wine and bread
through the pain and the emptiness
where your world cries to be fed;
help me see I can work for change,
and wherever I might be,
every day in your Spirit,
I’ll find the love and energy!

Every day I will take your word,
answer your compassion’s claim,
celebrate every sign of hope,
every deed done in your name;
help me see you are always there,
and your light can shine through me,
every day in your Spirit,
I’ll find the love and energy! © Shirley Murray (AA)

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: O God of Bethel (Tune: WOV 49)
O God of Bethel, by whose hand
your people still are fed,
who through this earthly pilgrimage
have all your servants led.

Our vows, our prayers, we now present
before your throne of grace;
God of past ages, be the God
of each succeeding race.
Through each perplexing path of life
our wandering footsteps guide;
give us each day our daily bread,
and shelter fit provide.

O spread your covering wings around,
till all our wanderings cease,
and at our God’s beloved abode
our souls arrive in peace. (C/A)

THE BLESSING
NOTICES
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Morning tea will be served after the service.

Sunday Services: The worship time for next Sunday 4th August is 10am, and this will be followed by a catered shared lunch for both congregations.
From 11th August, the services return to 9am.

Thank you to all those who have already submitted Annual Reports. Remember this Wednesday is the deadline!

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 31st July: Contact June 332 8874 for details.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am-12 noon at Beckenham Methodist. $3 per session. New faces always welcome. Beverley 332 7786.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Location: St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd (at the rear of the site near the sandpit).

HUB NEWS: This week’s information is now displayed in the Lounge.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 2nd September 1-4pm. Phone the Office to book.

KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE: www.stmartins.org.nz
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 28th Wayne; Mon 29th Sylvia; Tue 30th Faye, Drew; Sat 3rd Meg.

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Sunday 21 July 2013

WELCOME AND NOTICES
• Session Report

CALL TO WORSHIP:
All people are welcome in this community, this family of God’s people.
It is a day to rejoice, to celebrate the whole family of God.
It is a day to celebrate God’s gifts to us;
the gift of each one of us, together the body of Christ.
As God’s people, our baptism prepares us for the journey of faith.
Come, let us celebrate! Let us worship God.

HYMN: All People That on Earth Do Dwell
All people that on earth do dwell,
sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.
Him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell,
come ye before him and rejoice.

Know that the Lord is God indeed;
without our aid he did us make;
we are his folk, he doth us feed,
and for his sheep he doth us take.

O enter then his gates with praise,
approach with joy his courts unto:
praise, laud, and bless his name always,
for it is seemly so to do.

For why the Lord our God is good,
his mercy is for ever sure;
his truth at all times firmly stood,
and shall from age to age endure. C/A

OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he arose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father;
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy catholic Church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Aaronic Blessing: The Lord Bless You and Keep You
The Lord bless you, and keep you:
The Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious unto you:
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

Presentation of the Baptismal Certificate

PRAYER FOR FAMILIES

HYMN: O Jesus I Have Promised
O Jesus, I have promised
to serve you to the end;
Lord, be for ever near me,
my Saviour and my friend:
I shall not fear the journey
if you are by my side,
nor wander from the pathway
if you will be my guide.

O let me feel you near me:
the world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle,
the tempting sounds I hear;
my foes are ever near me,
around me and within;
but, Jesus, draw me nearer,
and shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear you speaking
in accents clear and still,
above the storms of passion,
the murmurs of self-will;
Lord, speak to reassure me,
to chasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen,
true guardian of my soul.

Lord, let me see your footmarks,
and in them plant my own;
that I may follow boldly
and in your strength alone;
O guide me, call me, draw me,
uphold me to the end;
now give me grace to follow,
my Saviour and my friend. C/A

READINGS: Deuteronomy 6: 1-9 Bill Lloyd
From Psalm 139; and Mark 10:13-16 Audrey Dunnachie

SERMON: Baptism as Belonging

HYMN: Great and Deep the Spirit’s Purpose (Tune: Austria WOV 577)
Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose
hidden now in mystery;
nature bursts with joyful promise,
ripe with what is yet to be.
In a wealth of rich invention,
still the work of art unfolds –
barely have we seen, and faintly,
what God’s great salvation holds.

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose
making Jesus seen and heard.
Every age of God’s creation
grasps new meanings from the Word.
Show us, Holy Spirit, show us
your new work begun today;
eyes and ears and hearts are open,
teach us what to do and say.

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose
all God’s children brought to birth,
freed from hunger, fear and evil
every corner of the earth.
And a million million voices
speak with joy the Saviour’s name;
every face reflects his image,
never any two the same.

Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose
nothing shall be left to chance.
All that lives will be united
in the everlasting dance.
All fulfilled and all perfected,
each uniquely loved and known,
Christ in glory unimagined
once for all receives his own. © Marnie Barrell (AA)

THE OFFERING
God, we thank you for your generosity and grace.
Once more we have celebrated your promises that bind us together as your people.
Bless these gifts we bring, that they may be used to pass on the story we have received, that women, men and children might know your love and be nurtured in faith, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: As a Fire is Meant for Burning
As a fire is meant for burning with a bright and warming flame,
so the church is meant for mission, giving, glory to God’s name.
Not to preach our creeds or customs, but to build a bridge of care,
we join hands across the nations, finding neighbours everywhere.

We are learners, we are teachers, we are pilgrims on the way.
We are seekers, we are givers, we are vessels made of clay.
By our gentle, loving actions, we would show that Christ is light.
In a humble, listening Spirit, we would live to God’s delight.

As a green bud in the springtime is a sign of life renewed,
so may we be signs of oneness mid earth’s peoples, many hued.
As a rainbow lights the heavens when a storm is past and gone,
may our lives reflect the radiance of God’s new and glorious dawn.
© Ruth Duck (VU)

THE BLESSING

NOTICES
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Morning tea will be served after the service.
We welcome Daniel Luke Alexander McKean who is to be baptised, and his family. All are invited to sign the baptismal book.

Sunday Services: The worship time for Sunday 28th July & Sunday 4th August is 10am.

ANNUAL REPORTS DUE NOW: You have 10 days left! Please give them to Anna or email them to the Office as soon as possible, and by WEDNESDAY 31st JULY at the very latest. Chris.

If you would be willing to take part in a Faith and Life series on Sunday morning, please see Chris for more details.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session TOMORROW 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Lyndsey 388 1264.

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

FIRESIDE: Jill has invited us to her home at 7.30pm for our meeting on Tuesday 23rd July. She will tell us about her time as “Mrs Plunket”, and suggests bringing any Plunket books that people still have. Others welcome. Jill 332 2022. Margaret 366 8936.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 24th July: Please meet 9.30am in Stourbridge St near the entrance to Oderings for a walk around “Upper/Lower Cashmere”. Coffee at Oderings. All Welcome. Joan 338 8700.

CARING & SHARING: Wednesday 24th July 2pm in the lounge at Beckenham Methodist. All are welcome to join us for friendship and a cuppa. Fern 332 4725.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS is not meeting on Thursday 25th July.
A group from Crafty Crafters is teaching knitting at Beckenham School in the 3rd term. We need 5mm needles (preferably short) for the children. Alternatively, donations of $3 would be appreciated so we can purchase them from Spotlight. Donations of double knitting wool would also be very welcome. Please see Beverley 332 7786 if you can help.

COPY for next Magazine wanted please. Deadline NEXT Sunday 28th July. Any contributions gratefully received. Anneke 328 7459 or email: anneke.howie@gmail.com

Anne & Doug Johns send their very best wishes to everyone at St Martins. They are holidaying in Europe and enjoying the hot weather. Check the screen for pictures during the Offering!

KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE: www.stmartins.org.nz

NOTICES need to be received by 9am Thursday please. Anna.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Location: St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd (at the rear of the site near the sandpit).

HUB NEWS: This week’s information is now displayed in the Lounge.

An invitation from the Catholic Bishop of Christchurch to attend a free public lecture by Denis McNamara on church architecture and the tradition of buildings from an architectural theological perspective. Thursday 1st August 7pm at the Air Force Museum. An indication of numbers is appreciated. Email: mstopforth@chch.catholic.org.nz

A free Archaeological Exhibit will be on display at Westfield Riccarton from 22 July to 4 August. This collection of ancient near eastern and Egyptian artefacts and replicas is in New Zealand for the first time to promote a half day seminar “Ancient Mysteries Reveal the Future”. Information about the exhibit and registration for the free seminar can be found at ancientmysteries.co.nz.

STOP PRESS: On Sunday 4th August after Morning Worship there will be a combined light lunch with the Beckenham Methodist congregation. More details next week. Chris.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Wed 24th Aubrey; Fri 26th Rachael.

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Sunday 14 July 2013

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES Sunday 14th July 2013
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Morning tea will be served after the service.

REMINDER: NEXT SUNDAY’S WORSHIP TIME is 9am.

If you would be willing to take part in a Faith and Life series on Sunday morning, please see Chris for more details.

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 17th July: Meet 9.30am at the corner of Centaurus Rd and Palatine Tce (beside Kaizuka). Another hilly walk. Coffee at Kaizuka. June 332 8874.

SESSION meets on Wednesday 17th July at 7.30pm.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS: Thursdays from 10am – 12 noon in the Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome ?. Beverley 332 7786.
A group from Crafty Crafters is teaching knitting at Beckenham School in the 3rd term. We need 5mm needles (preferably short) for the children. Alternatively, donations of $3 would be appreciated so we can purchase them from Spotlight. Donations of double knitting wool would also be very welcome. Please see Beverley if you can help.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 22nd July 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Please book through the Parish Office.

COPY for next Magazine wanted please. Deadline Sunday 28th July. Any contributions gratefully received. Anneke 328 7459 or email: anneke.howie@gmail.com

ANNUAL REPORTS are now due. Please give them to Anna or email them to the Office by WEDNESDAY 31st JULY at the very latest. Chris

Beckenham Methodist, in association with St Martin’s Presbyterian, are resurrecting the Gardening in the Loop Group, also with additional plan of getting a Community Garden underway in the area. If you are at all interested, please let Aubrey 930 2525 know. There will be a meeting shortly with a steering group to give it legs!

KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE: www.stmartins.org.nz

NOTICES need to be received by 9am Thursday please. Anna.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Location: St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd (at the rear of the site near the sandpit).

ORGAN RECITAL by Denis Guyan today 2pm at St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru. Koha appreciated.

HUB NEWS: This week’s information is now displayed in the Lounge.

Message for our friends at St Martins:
Hello to everyone.
We have completed our tour of Eastern Europe and cycled from Passau to Vienna.
We enjoyed listening to the world biggest organ in St Stephen’s , Passau. She played a variety of music but we enjoyed Bach’s Toccata und Fugue. Eat your heart out Bill and Rob!! We heard a quartet in Vienna play Mozart and went to hear Gershwin in a Spanish Synagogue in Prague.
We have had a variety of weather from wet with floods to over 30 degree days. Hope you are all coping with the winter weather.
Best wishes
Barry and Hilary

KNOX CAFÉ EVENING: You are invited to the Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Ave TONIGHT at 7pm for a DVD screening about Dietrich Bonhoeffer entitled “Agent of Grace”. BYO drinks & nibbles. Tea & coffee provided. All Welcome.
BOOK SALE Friday 19th July 10am-12noon at St Mark’s Anglican Church Hall (enter off Vincent Pl).
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Thu 18th Peggy (80), Fiona.

HUB NEWS: St James, St Martins, Hoon Hay & Cashmere Presbyterian Parishes
Activities for the week 14th – 21st July 2013

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Tues 16 Jul NO Little Kidz Music
7.30pm Women’s Journeying at Jane’s, 1 Gabriel Drive, Aidanfield.
Wed 17 Jul 7.30pm Indoor Bowling in hall. Roger 337-0611
Fri 19 Jul NO Friday Kidz

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Tue 16 July 10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
Wed 17 July 9.30am Walking Group. Contact Parish Office for details 332 6192
10am-12noon Cuppa & Chat. Aubrey 930 2525
7.30pm Session meeting
Thu 18 July 10am-12noon Crafty Crafters. $3 per session. All welcome. Beverley 332 7786
Sun 21 July 9am (note time) Morning Worship & Baptism
Mon 22 July 1-4pm Foot Clinic. Please book through Parish Office 332 6192

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mon 15 Jul 9.30am & Tai Chi in lounge: ACC approved course for
10.40am elderly to assist with muscle strength and
balance–contact Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Tues 16 Jul 10.00am Mainly Music. Eleanor 960 4824
Wed 17 Jul 1.00 pm West Spreydon Ladies Indoor Bowls. Sheila 960 4412
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thurs 18 Jul 9.30am & Tai Chi in lounge: ACC approved course for
10.40am elderly to assist with muscle strength and
balance–contact Brian 338 6228
7.00 pm Beading Guild. Gayle 322 6073
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fri 19 Jul 7.00pm Lift Youth Group. Matt 027 3890000
Sat 20 Jul 1.30pm Hoon Hay Indoor Bowls. Brian 338 4488

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Wed 10 Jul 10.00am Forum – a group to discuss and reflect on the
previous Sunday’s Readings and Sermon. All Welcome
Thurs 11 Jul 10.30am – 12 noon Prayer Group at 20 Major Aiken Drive

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Sunday 7 July 2013

GATHERING: (from the rear of the church)

HYMN: Lord, For the Years
Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,
sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided:
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.

Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,
speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us:
Lord of the word, receive your people’s praise.

Lord, for our land in this our generation,
spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care:
for young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.

Lord, for our world; when we disown and doubt you,
loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,
hungry and helpless, lost indeed without you:
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.
© Hope Publishing (HFTC)

WELCOME AND NOTICES
OPENING PRAYERS & THE LORD’S PRAYER

What We Wore

SONG: Jesus Loves Me (With a difference!)
Jesus loves me, this I know, Jesus loves me, this I know,
and the Bible tells me so; as he loved so long ago,
little ones to him belong, taking children on his knee,
in his love we shall be strong. saying, ‘Let them come to me.’

Yes, Jesus loves me,
yes, Jesus loves me,
yes, Jesus loves me,
the Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me this I know Though my steps are oh so slow
though my hair is white as snow with my hand in his I’ll go
though my sight is growing dim on through life come what may
still he bids me trust in him. he’ll be there to lead the way.

Jesus loves me still today,
walking with me on my way,
wanting as a friend to give
light and love to all who live. C/A

THE READINGS:
Isaiah 40: 1-9 Aubrey McLeod
From 1 Corinthians 12: 12-27 Jessie Robb

REFLECTION: Into new futures

A TIME OF QUIET

THE OFFERING
In faith, we dare to venture forth.
In faith, we dare to claim God’s promises. In faith, we dare to give.
As you have been with us on our journeys, as you have gifted us with healing beyond our dreams, as you have transformed us into new people, so we give back to you. Bless these offerings, bless our discipleship, and commission us afresh to your work, in your world. Amen.

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

HYMN: Now to your table spread
Now to your table spread we come, each one, in faith
that you alone provide the words of life and death:
in wine and bread, in promised food
we find your loving heart, O God.

Hands of the world stretch out, your mystery to touch
in longing to believe a truth beyond our reach,
to sing in joy, to cry in grief,
to know your meaning for our life.

Here is our common wealth in sharing what is good,
as though all humankind around one table stood,
this bread to break, this wine to taste –
one people in the name of Christ. © Shirley Murray (AA)

A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
In the company of friends… for we are all welcome:
in the grace of Christ,
the love of God
and the companionship of the Spirit.

Gathered by kindness… past, present and yet to come:
Holy, holy, holy, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory,
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the One who comes in the name of our God.
Hosanna in the highest!

Risen Christ … what have we to offer?
Our hands are open, yet our hearts may be full of unworthy things.
It is your gracious power to change us
that remains our hope and courage for living…

COMMUNION

PRAYER FOLLOWING COMMUNION

HYMN: Loving Spirit, Great Creator (Tune: Hyfrydol WOV 148ii)
Loving Spirit, great Creator,
gracious Saviour, holy God.
We who worship and adore you
stand in awe on hallowed sod.
We would move in new directions,
in the service of your call.
Journey with us; keep us faithful
where you lead, we follow still.

Grant us in our inward journeys,
depth of insight, calm of heart;
flowering spirits, strength of purpose,
listening hearts (prayer’s purest art).
As disciples – Christ our teacher –
and as stewards of your grace,
grant us wisdom, faith, and courage
for our time and in this place.

When you call us for new service
through community or church,
may our full response be joyful
in our labour, love, and search.
Keep us focused, strong yet selfless,
daring paths untrod before,
delving deep beyond the surface
of each challenge to its core.

May our ministries and mission
stretch our vision pole to pole,
reaching outward, reaching inward,
touching body, heart, and soul.
People working, loving, sharing,
building bridges, clearing space –
finding in our mutual service
Christ in every human face. © JP Huber (SiC)

SUNG BLESSING – Tune: Edelweiss
May the Lord, mighty God, bless and keep you for ever;
grant you peace, perfect peace, courage in every endeavour.
Lift up your eyes and see his face and his grace for ever;
may the Lord, mighty God, bless and keep you for ever. C/A

ST MARTIN’S PARISH NOTICES
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Morning tea will be served after the service.

SUNDAY WORSHIP TIME FOR WINTER: 10am each week, until 4th August except for 21st July, which will be 9am.

CUPPA & CHAT: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon in the Lounge at Beckenham Methodist. All welcome. Aubrey 930 2525.

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 10th July: Meet 9.30am on the corner of Grange St & Opawa Rd (opposite the dairy) to walk through the park and a little bit of the hill – hopefully without snow and ice this time! Coffee at In Situ, Opawa Rd. Anneke 328 7459.

THE APW will meet on Wednesday 10th July at 9.45am at St James’ in Barrington St. The speaker will be Margaret Simpson – “Shall We Call the Midwife?” There will be a Sales Table and you are all welcome to attend. Allison 332 0554.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS: Thursdays from 10am – 12 noon in the Beckenham Methodist Lounge. $3 per session. New faces are always welcome ?. Beverley 332 7786.
A group from Crafty Crafters is teaching knitting at Beckenham School in the 3rd term. We need 5mm needles (preferably short) for the children. Alternatively, donations of $3 would be appreciated so we can purchase them from Spotlight. Donations of double knitting wool would also be very welcome. Please see Beverley if you can help.

ANNUAL REPORTS are now due. Please give them to Anna or email them to the Office by WEDNESDAY 31st JULY at the very latest. Chris.

COPY for next Magazine wanted please. Deadline Sunday 28th July. Any contributions gratefully received. Anneke 328 7459 or email: anneke.howie@gmail.com

Beckenham Methodist, in association with St Martin’s Presbyterian, are resurrecting the Gardening in the Loop Group, also with additional plan of getting a Community Garden underway in the area. If you are at all interested, please let Aubrey 930 2525 know. There will be a meeting shortly with a steering group to give it legs!

KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE: www.stmartins.org.nz

NOTICES need to be received by 9am Thursday please. Anna.

FOOTCARE CLINIC: Next Session Monday 22nd July 1-4pm at Beckenham Methodist. Please book through the Parish Office.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Location: St Anne’s Anglican Church, 7 Wilsons Rd (at the rear of the site near the sandpit).

2013 WINTER ORGAN CONCERT SERIES: St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru, 16 Merivale Lane 2pm: Sunday 7 July Nicholas Sutcliffe Sunday 14 July Denis Guyan. Koha appreciated. Proceeds to Neil Stocker Memorial Fund. Details from Elma Todd, 981 8998.

A Victoria University Masters student is undertaking a part-time research project examining the role of religion, spirituality and faith in the processes of recovery from significant trauma in post-earthquake Christchurch. She is seeking people who would be willing to share their experience and the role their spirituality and faith has played. If you would be willing to help her please see Chris.

HUB NEWS: This week’s information is now displayed in the Lounge. If you would like to receive this via email, please let Anna know.

KNOX CAFÉ EVENING: You are invited to the Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Ave on Sunday 14 July at 7pm for a DVD screening about Dietrich Bonhoeffer entitled “Agent of Grace”. BYO drinks & nibbles. Tea & coffee provided. All Welcome.
BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Mon 8th Adam

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