Monthly Archives: December 2013

Holiday Services

10.00 am Combined Services on:
29th Dec, 5th , 12th , & 19th January

26 January 9.00 am Morning Worship

Please note the changes in service times during December/January
Services return to normal on the 26th January.

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Christmas Day 2013

The service will proceed unannounced

The Lighting of the Advent Candles

GATHERING:
Chris: The song of blessing began at creation, with the Spirit of God moving over the waters – the song was of goodness, gladness and peace.

Alan: People rebelled, the chords became dissonant,
but God’s people sang, “Bless the Lord, O my soul…”
and some heard the prophets’ promise of hope in a child.

The song of blessing was sung by the angels,
a song of great joy of Messiah, the Saviour.
The song goes on, never silent,
ever true, the promise fulfilled.
And we continue the song, a song ever new.

CAROL: O Come All Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithful,
joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
come and behold him
born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Sing choirs of angels,
sing in exultation,
sing, all ye citizens of heaven above,
“Glory to God
in the highest”:
O come, let us adore him…

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given:
Word of the Father,
now in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore him… C/A

WELCOME

A LITANY FOR THE RE-LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE.
On a day like this 2000 years ago a child was born in hope to change the world. Today– somewhere – a child is being born in hope
to change the world; and light shines.
Today – somewhere – someone who is ready to do harm pauses and remembers a child from long ago… and chooses hope and peace instead of violence. Today– somewhere – someone who is lonely and afraid is comforted by a stranger… and knows a moment of hope and love; and light shines.
Today– somewhere – someone who is hungry and cold receives the gift of food and clothing… and knows hope, feeling full and warm.
Today – somewhere – someone who has been a prisoner is released… and knows hope and freedom; and light shines.
Today – here and there – people choose to act with peace, with love, with generosity, with mercy… and Christ is born again in hope;
and light shines. (adapted from Seasons of the Spirit)

THE CHRIST-CANDLE IS RE-LIT

STORY-TIME WITH THE CHILDREN – Alan

CAROL: And Did You Did See Him, Little Star
And did you see Him little star,
long, long ago?
and was it you, I wonder, shone
on manger low?
And did you see the shepherd men,
when angels sang?
‘Peace on the earth, goodwill to all,’
the message rang.

And did you guide the three wise kings
with shining light?
and bring them to the holy Child
on that great night?
And will you still shine down on earth,
though from afar,
and lead us back to Bethlehem,
O little star? © The estate of Helen Clyde (CoC)

READINGS: Luke 2: 8-20 Ken Cree
Matthew 6: 19-21

REFLECTION: Alan

THE OFFERING
Gifted by your grace,
we offer you what you have given us, O God;
and pray that these gifts may be used for the sharing of love,
the doing of justice, and the giving of peace, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

CAROL: Joy to the World
Joy to the world! The Lord is come;
let earth receive its king;
let every heart prepare him room,
and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the earth! The Saviour reigns;
let us our songs employ;
while fields and streams, rocks, hills and plains
repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glories of his righteousness
and wonders of his love, and wonders of his love,
and wonders, wonders of his love. C/A

THE BLESSING

CHRISTMAS GREETING: We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas x 2
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Now, bring us some figgy pudding;
Now, bring us some figgy pudding;
Now, bring us some figgy pudding
and a cup of good cheer.

We won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some;
We won’t go until we get some,
so bring it right here.
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. C/A

May you have joy this Christmas –
The joy of celebrating Christ’s birth.
May you have hope this Christmas –
The hope of a world renewed.
May you have peace this Christmas –
The peace which all people can share.
May you know love this Christmas –
The gift of Jesus Christ.
Amen.

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Christmas Eve 2013

A very warm welcome to this
Christmas Eve Service

CALL TO WORSHIP: (from the back)
Sssh. Can you hear it?
An expectant silence, a hushed anticipation,
as if the very galaxy is holding its breath.
There are some truths even the stars know,
like darkness, like loneliness
and how the night can be a living thing.
And how once, long ago,
the night waited in wonder
along with the darkness
and the loneliness,
for the sound of a baby’s cry,
for the miraculous to come to the earth.

CAROL: Once in Royal David’s City
Once in royal David’s city
stood a lowly cattle shed
where a mother laid her baby
in a manger for his bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little child.

He came down to earth from heaven
who, with God, is over all,
and his shelter was a stable,
and his cradle was a stall;
There among the poor and lowly
lived on earth our Saviour holy.

For he is our life-long pattern;
daily when on earth he grew,
he was tempted, scorned, rejected,
tears and smiles like us he knew.
Thus he feels for all our sadness,
and he shares in all our gladness. C/A
OPENING PRAYER

RE-LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES OF HOPE, PEACE, JOY AND LOVE
Over the weeks of Advent… We lit the candle of Hope for all who spoke of the hope to come, for all who believed in the promise;

the candle of Peace seeking light for our path, and the dream
of justice and peace in the world;

the candle of Joy for all who share good news of God coming
among us – God’s messengers and prophets, shepherds and wise ones;
friends, neighbours, strangers;

the candle of Love remembering all who protected the life
of Bethlehem’s new baby – all who support and care for new life today…

SUNG RESPONSE: (Tune: Silent Night) Remain seated
Candle light, sacred light, mystery flames, burning bright, Hope, joy and peace are the gifts of this night. Love poured out over all within sight, Shine your light in our world; shine your light in our world.
© 2006 Catherine MacDonald, Gathering

Invitation to Bethlehem: Know you are invited!

AN OLD TESTAMENT READING OF PROMISE
(From Isaiah 11: 1-4a,5-6 & 9:6)

CAROL: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly – Remain seated
Infant holy, infant lowly,
for his bed a cattle stall;
oxen lowing, little knowing,
Christ the babe is Lord of all.
Swift are winging angels singing,
noels ringing, tidings bringing:
Christ the babe is born for all.
Christ the babe is born for all!

Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping
vigil till the morning new
saw the glory, heard the story,
tidings of a gospel true.
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow,
praises voicing, greet the morrow:
Christ the babe was born for you.
Christ the babe was born for you! C/A

Invitation to Bethlehem: A Long, Long Time

AN OLD TESTAMENT READING OF PROMISE (Micah 5:2)

CAROL: O Little Town of Bethlehem
O little town of Bethlehem,
how still we see you lie!
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
the silent stars go by:
yet, in your dark streets shining
the everlasting light,
the hopes and fears of all the years
are met in you tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary;
and, gathered all above,
while mortals sleep, the angels keep
their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars, together
proclaim the holy birth,
and praises sing to God the King,
and peace to all on earth.

How silently, how silently
the wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
the blessings of his heaven.
No ear may hear his coming;
but in this world of sin,
where meek souls will receive him
still, the dear Christ enters in. C/A

Invitation to Bethlehem: God Sent Many Invitations

READING: From Luke 1: 26-38

Mary and Joseph’s Invitations

READING: Matthew 1: 18-25

CAROL: What Child is This? – remain seated
What child is this, who laid to rest,
on Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet
while shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King,
whom shepherds guard and angels sing,
haste, haste to bring him laud,
the Babe, the Son of Mary!

A Singing Telegram

CAROL: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night,
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
all seated on the ground,
the angel of the Lord came down
and glory shone around.

‘Fear not’, said he (for mighty dread
had seized their troubled mind),
‘glad tidings of great joy I bring
you and all humankind.

‘To you in David’s town this day
is born of David’s line
a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;
and this shall be the sign:

‘the heavenly babe you there shall find
to human view displayed,
all meanly wrapped in swaddling clothes
and in a manger laid’. C/A
A CHRISTMAS PRAYER

We’re Still Invited

A TIME OF QUIET

THE LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE

CAROL: O Come All Ye Faithful
O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him
Born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Sing choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above,
“Glory to God in the highest”:
O come, let us adore him…

Yea, Lord, we greet you
born for our salvation;
Jesus, to you be glory given:
Word of the Father now in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore him… C/A

Acknowledgement: Invitation to Bethlehem is adapted from
Christmas Plays by Evelyn Minshull. Used by permission.

25 December 9.30 am Christmas Day Service

10.00 am Combined Services on:
29th Dec, 5th , 12th , & 19th January

26 January 9.00 am Morning Worship

Please note the changes in service times during December/January
Services return to normal on the 26th January.

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Sunday 22 December 2013 ~ Carol Service

(The service will proceed unannounced)

WELCOME AND NOTICES

1st READING: The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Birth ~ Anneke Howie
(Isaiah 9.2,6,7)

HYMN: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free,
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.

Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Born thy people to deliver,
born a child and yet a king,
born to reign in us for ever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring. C/A

ADVENT CANDLE-LIGHTING – June Service
On the first Sunday of Advent we lit the Candle of Hope; a hope expressed by the prophets and continued in the hearts of God’ s people. (The Candle of Hope is relit)

Two weeks ago we lit the Candle of Peace, reminding us of God’s call
to live in loving relationship with the world and with all who share it with us. (The Candle of Peace is relit)

Last Sunday we lit the Candle of Joy, anticipating a New Zealand Christmas – a warm Christmas – as we journey towards Bethlehem,
and remember with joy the birth of the Christ Child.
(The Candle of Joy is relit)

Today we light the Candle of Love
reminding us of the love of God which enveloped the world
in the birth of the Bethlehem Baby,
a love which continues to surround us today.
(The Candle of Love is lit)

OPENING PRAYER

CAROL: O Little Town of Bethlehem (Remain seated)
O little town of Bethlehem,
how still we see you lie!
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
the silent stars go by:
yet, in your dark streets shining
the everlasting light,
the hopes and fears of all the years
are met in you tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary;
and, gathered all above,
while mortals sleep, the angels keep
their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars, together
proclaim the holy birth,
and praises sing to God the King,
and peace to all on earth.

How silently, how silently
the wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
the blessings of his heaven.
No ear may hear his coming;
but in this world of sin,
where meek souls will receive him,
still the dear Christ enters in. C/A

2nd READING: The Birth of Jesus Announced ~ Jeannette Beaumont
(Luke 1:26-35)

STORY-TIME

3rd READING: The Birth of Jesus ~ Barbara Meier (Luke 2: 1-7)

CAROL: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Infant holy, infant lowly,
for his bed a cattle stall;
oxen lowing, little knowing,
Christ the babe is Lord of all.
Swift are winging angels singing,
nowells ringing, tidings bringing:
Christ the babe is Lord of all.
Christ the babe is Lord of all.

Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping
vigil till the morning new
saw the glory, heard the story,
tidings of a gospel true.
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow,
praises voicing, greet the morrow:
Christ the babe was born for you.
Christ the babe was born for you! C/A

4th READING: The Shepherds Go to the Manger ~ Rob Meier
(Luke 2: 8-16)

CAROL: Angels, From the Realms of Glory,
Angels, from the realms of glory,
wing your flight o’er all the earth;
heralds of creation’s story,
now proclaim Messiah’s birth:
come and worship
Christ, the new-born king,
come and worship,
worship Christ, the new-born king.

Shepherds, in the fields abiding,
watching over flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
yonder shines the infant Light… C/A

We Suspect Angels ~ adapted from Cloth for the Cradle (WGWG)

5th READING: Wise Men are Led by the Star ~ David Beaumont
(Matthew 2:1-11)

CAROL: The Stars Danced, the Angels Sang
The stars danced, the angels sang
the night God came to earth.
The whole vault of heaven rang
to celebrate his birth.
We will dance, we will sing,
we will praise our heav’nly King
at his birth!

Mary, his mother smiled
to see her babe new born.
Shepherds came hurrying,
left their flocks forlorn.
We will dance, we will sing …

Wise men who saw his star,
knew their Lord was here,
came with their offerings,
incense, gold and myrrh.
We will dance, we will sing …

We too will give to him
gifts of love and praise.
Dance for him, sing for him,
rejoice in him always.
We will dance, we will sing … © Barbara Gillard (CoC)

6th READING: From John 1

THE OFFERING
Transform with your love, O God, our homes,
our families, and our friendships .
May your love go to work through our gifts ~
May the light of the Christ come at Christmas;
bringing hope to the disadvantaged,
bringing comfort to the broken hearted,
bringing peace to the troubled,
bringing community to the lonely,
so that your cherished ones
may receive a blessing this Christmas,
and in the new year ahead. Amen.

AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

A BLESSING

CAROL: Joy to the World
Joy to the world! The Lord is come;
let earth receive its king;
let every heart prepare him room,
and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the earth! The Saviour reigns;
let us our songs employ;
while fields and streams, rocks, hills and plains
repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glories of his righteousness
and wonders of his love, and wonders of his love,
and wonders, wonders of his love. C/A

CWS Appeal Week 4: Love. In Sri Lanka, small farmers are finding it much harder to support their families. Where once there was water to share, wells are drying up and streams disappearing. Out of concern for their livelihoods, and in recognition of the hunger that haunts them, MONLAR had mobilised support. They have cultivated a network of groups and farmers to lobby for fairer government policies and stand up against land and water grabs. Together they are putting on the pressure to restore the land to the people while building an economy with an ecology based on love and care for the earth.

NOTICES
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Please join us for morning tea following the service.

THE NEW READERS’ ROSTER is available today– please check to see
if there’s one for you.

CHRISTMAS & JANUARY SERVICES:
24 December 7.30 pm Christmas Eve Service
(Beckenham Methodist Service at 11.30 pm)
25 December 9.30 am Combined Christmas Service

10.00 am Combined Services on: 29th Dec, 5th , 12th , & 19th January

Sunday 26 January 9.00 am Morning Worship

“UNOFFICIAL” WALKS Wednesdays 8th & 15th January: Meet at 9.30am in the South Library carpark, Hunter Tce end. Coffee at “Red”. June 332 8874. There are no walks on Dec 25 or Jan 1!

CRAFTY CRAFTERS resumes on Thursday 16th January. Beverley 332 7786.

THE PARISH OFFICE re-opens on Thursday 23rd January 2014.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE: www.stmartins.org.nz

STOP PRESS: ST MARTIN’S CHURCH FAMILY BBQ 26th January 12 noon at Sue & Peter’s 106 Southampton St. More details later.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK & BEYOND: Sun 22nd Lyall; Mon 23rd Graeme; Wed 25th Isobel; Thu 26th Noeline (90); Tues 31st Jack; Thu 2nd Chris W.

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Sunday 15 December 2013

WELCOME AND NOTICES; BOARD OF MANAGERS’ REPORT

ADVENT CANDLE – LIGHTING ~ Fern Wakefield
Two weeks ago we began our Advent journey lighting the Candle
of Hope: a hope expressed by the prophets and continued
in the hearts of God’ s people. (The Candle of Hope is relit)

Last Sunday we lit the Candle of Peace, reminding us of God’s call
to live in loving relationship with the world and with all
who share it with us. (The Candle of Peace is relit)

Along with millions around the world today we light the Candle of Joy. In Aotearoa New Zealand we are looking forward to a New Zealand Christmas – a warm Christmas – as we journey towards Bethlehem, and remember with joy the birth of the Christ Child.

(The Candle of Joy is lit)

Carol: Come to this Christmas Singing (Tune: WOV 245)
Come to this Christmas singing!
Come to a birthday, bringing
gifts from our country’s treasure,
beauty of shell and stone:
wisdom the old have taught us,
laughter the young have brought us,
love to surround a manger,
making this Child our own.

Wealth of our land and water,
riches of race and culture –
these be our gold and incense
offered for Christmas Day:
where we make peace, declare it,
where we have much, let’s share it,
aroha warm our hearts,
and aroha be our way.

Here where the sheep are grazing,
where summer sun is blazing
harvests for others ripen –
food for the world can grow:
Christ of a cold December,
quicken us to remember
poverty in a stable
need, like the sting of snow. © Shirley Murray (CoC)

OPENING PRAYER

READINGS: Psalm 98 John Shanks

Matthew 1: 18-23 Irene Gray

CAROL: And Did You See Him Little Star
And did you see Him little star,
long, long ago?
And was it you, I wonder, shone
on manger low?
And did you see the shepherd men,
when angels sang?
“Peace on the earth, good-will to all,”
the message rang.

And did you guide the three wise kings
with shining light?
and bring them to the holy Child
on that great night?
And will you still shine down on earth,
though from afar,
and lead us back to Bethlehem,
O little star? © The estate of Helen Clyde (CoC)

I’m Dreaming of a Hot Christmas

Introduction

Song: I’m Dreaming of a Hot Christmas

I’m dreaming of a hot Christmas
just like the ones we have each year;
with warm sun shining,
informal dining, and joy that holidays are here.
I’m dreaming of a bright Christmas
when days are long and clear and light;
and with green fields always in sight
thronged with youthful cricketers in white!

I’m dreaming of a hot Christmas
with lovely blue skies all the day;
and we meet together,
in balmy weather,
with beaches not too far away.
I’m dreaming of a bright Christmas
with love and friendship in the air;
and may WE be ever aware
of the warmth and fellowship we share.

Christmas in the Philippines: Conversation with Christina

A STORY: Angel in a Gum Tree ~Jill Grierson

An Australian Christmas with Jill

CAROL: The North Wind is Tossing the Leaves
The North Wind is tossing the leaves,
the red dust is over the town,
the sparrows are under the eaves,
and the grass in the paddock is brown;
as we lift up our voices and sing
to the Christ-Child the heavenly King.

The tree-ferns in green gullies sway;
the cool stream flows silently by;
the joy bells are greeting the day,
and the chimes are adrift in the sky,
as we lift up our voices and sing
to the Christ-Child the Heavenly King. © Chappell & Co Ltd (WOV)

Christmas in Brazil ~ Feliz Natal
THE OFFERING:
Gracious God, bless this money offered, food gathered,
gifts given in love.
Bless also the offering of our hearts and lives.
May loving service enable disappointment to be replaced by joy;
anxiety replaced by happiness,
hopelessness replaced by a sense of purpose.

Bless all our gifts, as once more we wait with wonder
to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. AMEN.

CAROL: ‘Twas in Bethlehem that the Christ had Birth
‘Twas in Bethlehem that the Christ had birth,
that the shepherds learned of God’s gift to earth.
There in rosy dawn angels sang his worth:
and the glory shone all bright around;
heavenly glory shone around.

Full three thousand leagues from the manger bed,
a New Zealand tree decked itself in red.
“Tis to honour him I do this”, it said:
and the glory shone all bright around;
crimson glory shone around.

Called Pohutukawa – its Maori name,
still at every Christmas it does the same,
so that cliff and headland are all aflame:
and the glory shines all bright around;
crimson glory shines around.

Thus New Zealand knows when it’s Christmastide
by the beauty splashed o’er the countryside.
May Pohutukawa long flourish wide,
and the glory shine all bright around;
crimson glory shine around. © H W Hitchcock

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

CAROL: Star-child, Earth-child
Star-Child, earth-Child
go-between of God,
love Child, Christ Child,
heaven’s lightning rod…
This year, this year,
let the day arrive,
when Christmas comes
for everyone,
everyone alive!

Street child, beat child
no place left to go,
hurt child, used child,
no one wants to know…

Grown child, old child,
mem’ry full of years,
sad child, lost child,
story told in tears…

Spared child, spoiled child,
having, wanting more,
wise child, faith child
knowing joy in store…

Hope-for-peace Child,
God’s stupendous sign,
down-to-earth Child,
star of stars that shine…
© Shirley Murray (CoC)

THE BLESSING

CHRISTMAS & BEYOND:
22 December 9.00 am Carol Service (includes an Act of Remembrance and opportunity to light a candle in memory of family members or friends)
24 December 7.30 pm Christmas Eve Service
(Beckenham Methodist Service at 11.30 pm)
25 December 9.30 am Combined Christmas Service

10.00 am Combined Services on: 29th Dec, 5th , 12th , & 19th January

Sunday 26 January 9.00 am Morning Worship

NOTICES
A very warm welcome to all who worship with us today. Lunch is cancelled!

THE NEW READERS’ ROSTER is available today– please check to see if
there’s one for you.

OPEN HOUSE AT THE MANSE: TODAY from 2pm. Please pop in and enjoy a
chat as you are able. All are welcome. Chris.

PLEASE TAKE ONE: There is a basket in the entrance to the Church with
Christmas symbols in it. You are invited to take one away and write a short prayer
or the names of friends and loved ones who have passed away. We ask you to
bring them with you next Sunday and you will be given an opportunity to hang
them on the tree and light a candle in remembrance during the service.

CWS Appeal Week 3: Joy. In Nicaragua, drought has made farmers despair. Once they could rely on weather patterns to know when to plant and what to grow. This year without rain farmers lost crops and animals. Joy came to the new settlement of Malacatoya, when CEPAD brought farmers an irrigation pump and showed them how to use it. Learning new methods to grow food with less water and on organic principles from the CEPAD staff means families can face a happier future.

“UNOFFICIAL” WALK 18th December: Meet at 9.30am in the South Library carpark, Hunter Tce end. Coffee at “Red”. June 332 8874.

CRAFTY CRAFTERS resumes on Thursday 16th January. Beverley 332 7786.

HUB NEWS: This week’s information is displayed in the Lounge. This is the last
Hub Report for 2013.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 12 noon and Friday 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz. Please ensure Anna
has any notices for 19th January 2014 by 9am this Wednesday.

The Office will close on Friday 19th December, and re-open on 23rd January 2014.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE: www.stmartins.org.nz
FROM CASSIE: The community development focus group has been having some exciting conversations and developments, particularly around creative ways of brightening up the St Martin’s site to be more engaged with the local community. There are many other ideas to develop still though! Coming in to the new year, if
you are at all interested in learning more about community development and contributing to the discussions and process we’ve started on – we’d love to hear from you! We meet fortnightly at the moment.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested or have any questions at: cassie.w@mmsi.org.nz or 022 0797528

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 16th Ron; Wed 18th Anne (90); Fri 20th Sarah Jayne

Hub Activities for the week 15th December & beyond

St James’ Presbyterian Church
Sun 15 Dec 10.00am Action Church – Children’s Christmas Service

St Martin’s Presbyterian Church
NB: all events at Beckenham Methodist, Malcolm Ave, unless otherwise specified.
Sun 15 Dec 10am “I’m Dreaming of a Hot Christmas” combined
(note time) service with Beckenham Methodist
Sun 22 Dec 9am Carol Service (includes an Act of Remembrance
and opportunity to light a candle in memory of
family members or friends)
Tue 24 Dec 7.30pm Christmas Eve Service
Wed 25 Dec 9.30am Combined Christmas Day Service with Beckenham Methodist

On Sundays 29 December, 5, 12 & 19th January there will be a Combined Service at 10am.

On Wednesdays 18 December, 8 & 15 January there are “unofficial” walks.
Meet at South Library Hunter Tce end of carpark at 9.30am.
Coffee at “Red”. All Welcome.

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church
Mon 16 Dec 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 35 0265
Tue 17 Dec 10.00am Mainly Music. Eleanor 960 4824
Wed 18 Dec 10.00 am Craft Group. Linda 322 4437
7.00 pm Scottish Country Dancing. David 322 7954
Thur 19 Dec 9.30am & 10.40am Tai Chi for seniors in lounge. Brian 338 6228
7.30 pm Spreydon Indoor Bowls. Pat 353 0265
Fri 20 Dec 7.00pm Lift Youth Group. Matt 027 3890000

Cashmere Hills Presbyterian Church
Sun 15 Dec 10.00am Service of Christmas Music with the Choir
6.00pm Carols in the Garden – 1 Macmillan Ave, commencing with a sausage sizzle. In Church if wet.
Mon 16 Dec 2.00pm Foot Clinic
Tues 17 Dec 9.30am Foot Clinic. Phone office for appointments
Tues 24 Dec 11.30pm Midnight Watch/Carols by Candlelight
Wed 25 Dec 9.30am Christmas Day Family Worship

The Elite Cycle Race takes place on the weekend of 11 & 12 January, and refreshments will be available from the Church for spectators. On the Sunday (12th Jan) the Morning Service will commence at 9.00am, lasting approx. half-an-hour.

All other services in January will commence at 10.00am, as usual.

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