Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sunday 1st November 2015 9am

Celebrating Communion

 

Tene Kotou, Katoa.

Greetings to you in the name of Christ.

And also to you.

 

WELCOME:

NOTICES & BIRTHDAYS

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

There is nowhere and no thing in which God is not to be found.

You are there as we wake in the morning.

You are there in our day to day lives.

You are there in our sleeping.

 

Knowing God means that life can never be empty and meaningless.

God is the very ground of our being,

giving meaning to our everyday world.

God loves us just as we are and

wants us to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Thanks be to God.

 

HYMN: With a Hoot and a Toot

With a hoot and a toot on a pipe or a flute we will praise,

we will worship God; with a hum or a thrum, with a roll on a drum,

we will make him a joyful noise.

Bow a cello that is mellow, sound a trumpet call, blow a horn

and a deep bassoon; every instrument is playing,

with our voices we are saying we rejoice, we are glad in God.

 

With a flat or a sharp, with a chord on a harp, we will praise,

we will worship God; with a ping on a string, with a choir that can sing, we will make him a joyful noise…

 

With the clap of a hand, or the sound of a band, we will praise,

we will worship God; with a paper and comb, on an old trombone,

we will make him a joyful noise…

 

With a peal on a bell, with a cheer or a yell, we will praise, we will worship God; with a bong on a gong, through the words of this song, we will make him a joyful noise…                                          ©Colin Gibson (AA)

 

SILENCE:

Be still, be silent.

Let God be God.

 

BIBLE READING:

Introduction to the reading:

Mark 12: 28-34           The great commandments                 Lyn Steele

 

A daughter’s grumblings and God’s reply.

 

REFLECTION

 

HYMN: Kneels at the Feet of His Friends

Kneels at the feet of his friends, silently washes their feet: master who acts as a slave to them…

Yesu, Yesu, fill us with your love,

show us how to serve the neighbours we have from you.

 

Neighbours are wealthy and poor, varied in colour and race, neighbours are nearby and far away…

 

These are the ones we should serve, these are the ones we should love; all these are neighbours to us and you…

 

Loving puts us on our knees, silently washing their feet: this is the way we should love with you…                                T Colvin & people of Ghana (TIS)

 

OFFERING (together): We offer to you O God ourselves; our money, food, our gifts, time and energy in your service among our community and within the world. Amen.

 

PREPARATION FOR COMMUNION:

 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (Dorothy McRae McMahon)

The people of God have a human face, we weep, we wait in hope. We lift our eyes, and stub our toes, we love and struggle, we fail, we stand and always we stand on trembling ground. But God is God and Jesus is the Christ, and the Spirit will lift up our feet.

 

God is in the centre, God is at our endings. Nothing lies beyond the love of God in Christ.

 

The children now join us.

 

THE INVITATION: Jesus Christ invites each one of you to this family meal. In the bread and wine, the sign of Christ’s presence with us, we are united in love with God through Jesus Christ and with one another.

 

THE ACCEPTANCE:

I come to the table in response to the invitation of Jesus Christ, who came among us and was human like us. I come knowing that I am loved by God. I come seeking healing and wholeness through Jesus Christ who gave the gift of life for us all.

 

THANKSGIVING PRAYER

 

SILENCE: Be still, be silent. Remember God so loved the world…

 

HYMN: Do This In Remembrance of Me (please remain seated)

Do this in remembrance of me, do this in remembrance of me.

As you eat the bread and drink the cup, do this in remembrance of me.

 

My body broken for you, my body broken for you, and here is my cup, come now take it up and do this in remembrance of me.      ©Val Cash (AA)

 

THE INSTITUTION OF THE SACRAMENT

 

DISTRIBUTION: I invite you to come up to the front to the altar. You may kneel or stand. Remain at the altar until the last person is served, then return to your seats.

 

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION:

 

OFFER THE PEACE OF CHRIST TO ONE ANOTHER:

 

PRAYERS FOR OTHER PEOPLE & LORD’S PRAYER

 

HYMN: Now Let Us From This Table Rise (Tune: Niagara)

Now let us from this table rise, renewed in body, mind and soul;

With Christ we die and live again, his selfless love has made us whole.

 

With minds alert, upheld by grace, to spread the Word in speech

and deed we follow in the steps of Christ,

at one with man in hope and need.

 

To fill each human house with love, it is the sacrament of care; the work that Christ began to do we humbly pledge ourselves to share.

 

Then give us courage, Father God, to choose again the pilgrim way, and help us to accept with joy the challenge of tomorrow’s day.

(F Kaan WOV450)

BENEDICTION:

Go now and share God’s love with those you meet.

We go having committed ourselves afresh in your service. We go knowing that the God of love goes with us, Jesus Christ being our guide, and the Spirit of God will empower us. May we know the freedom to seek opportunities each new day and serve with compassion, imagination and courage.

 

SHARE THE GRACE WITH ONE ANOTHER:

May the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

 

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Wed 4th Ethan; Sat 7th Audrey.

 

NOTICES

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning, Please stay for morning tea following the service. Thanks to Rev Lyndsey McKay for leading our worship today.

 

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 4th Nov: Meet 9.30am at river end of South Library carpark. Coffee at Red Café. All are welcome. Lorraine 021 0450478.

 

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am -12noon in the Lounge. $3.

 

 

TANZANIAN LUNCH Sunday 15th November. $5 a head. Venues to be confirmed. If you are unable to join us for lunch, but would still like to contribute to the work of Your Sisters Orphanage in Kisongo, Tanzania, donations are very welcome. Barbara Meier.

 

 

WINNIE BAGOES FERRYMEAD FUNDRAISER: Sunday November 22nd 5.45pm. The money raised will go towards the building fund. We invite everyone to come along for a fun night.  Any special dietary needs can be catered for. Cost is $25 pp ($15 for children under 12). See Irene 332 7306 or Anneke 328 7459 for tickets.

 

FOR YOUR DIARIES: Quality Used Clothing Sale with Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish on Saturday 30th January 2016 at St Mark’s Hall, Opawa Rd. We will also be selling jams, pickles, preserves, cakes, sweets. Your support of this fundraising event would be greatly appreciated. Irene 332 7306

 

ALPINE PRESBYTERY Newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.

 

TOMATO SEEDLINGS available now for tunnel houses (30cm tall). Orders taken for outdoor tomatoes – all shapes, colours and sizes available. Contact Peter & Sue for details and to arrange pick-up 960 7657.

 

Help is available for little fix-it jobs. Contact the Office for more information.

 

ST MARTIN’S PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon and Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz.  Website: www.stmartins.org.nz. Any notices  to Anna by 9am each Thursday please.

 

ST JAMES’ MEN’S MUSTER Mon 9th Nov 12.30pm at Alan Chapman’s 7 Dellow Pl. All men welcome. Bring finger food lunch to share. We will watch a DVD of the White Pass Railway from Alaska to Yukon. Roger Allen (gr.allen46@gmail.com).

 

CONCERT TODAY 2pm at Cashmere Presbyterian Church. Join Tim Emerson and friends for a fun afternoon. $15 or $10 concession.

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Sunday 25th October 2015 10am

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning, and especially to Simon John Guthrie McKean and his family. Please stay for morning tea following the service.

 

AN INVITATION to all women in the congregation to the Fireside visitors’ evening. Georgina Ennor will speak about her work at Christchurch Women’s Hospital.  This will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th October at Beckenham Methodist Church.  We’d love to see you there. Margaret 366 8936.

 

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 28th Oct: Meet 9.30am at the Hawford Rd entrance to Opawa Mall. Coffee at Opawa Bakery & Café. Judith 332 1577 .

 

SESSION meeting Wednesday 28th October 7.30pm.

 

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am -12noon in the Lounge. $3.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Thank you to everyone who has participated. All boxes should now be returned to June Service.

 

WINNIE BAGOES FERRYMEAD FUNDRAISER: Sunday November 22nd 5.45pm. The money raised will go towards the building fund. We invite everyone to come along for a fun night.  Any special dietary needs can be catered for. Cost is $25 pp ($15 for children under 12). See Irene 332 7306 or Anneke 328 7459 for tickets.

 

FOR YOUR DIARIES: Quality Used Clothing Sale with Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish on Saturday 30th January 2016 at St Mark’s Hall, Opawa Rd. We will also be selling jams, pickles, preserves, cakes, sweets. Your support of this fundraising event would be greatly appreciated. Irene 332 7306

 

ALPINE PRESBYTERY Newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.

 

TOMATO SEEDLINGS available now for tunnel houses (30cm tall). Orders taken for outdoor tomatoes – all shapes, colours and sizes available. Contact Peter & Sue for details and to arrange pick-up 960 7657.

 

ST MARTIN’S PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon and Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz.  Website: www.stmartins.org.nz. Any notices  to Anna by 9am each Thursday please.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 25th Warren, Jim; Tue 27th Allison, Tony.

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Sunday 18th October 2015 9am

WELCOME

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

We are here to worship our heavenly Father

The love of God welcomes us

The grace of Christ awaits us   

The joy of the spirit enfolds us

 

Don’t come as slaves, come as the truly free

Don’ come as petitioners, come as those who are already heard

Don’t come as interlopers, come as invited guests

Don’t come as outsiders, come as much wanted children

The love of God emboldens us

The grace of Christ redeems us

The joy of the spirit uplifts us

 

Come as the joyful, come as the eager, come as the thankful

come as the recipients of amazing grace

The love of God overflows our hearts

The grace of Christ liberates our spirits

The joy of the Spirit sings in our minds

 

HYMN: In Heavenly Love Abiding

In heavenly love abiding, no change my heart shall fear;

and safe is such confiding, for nothing changes here:

the storm may roar without me, my heart may low be laid;

But God is round about me, and can I be dismayed?

 

Wherever he may guide me no want shall turn me back,

my shepherd is beside me and nothing can I lack:

his wisdom ever waketh, his sight is never dim,

he knows the way he taketh and I will walk with him.

 

 

Green pastures are before me, which yet I have not seen;

bright skies will soon be o’er me where the dark clouds have been:

my hope I cannot measure, my path to life is free;

my Saviour has my treasure, and he will walk with me.

Anna Laetitia Waring (WOV504)

OPENING PRAYER

 

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN ~ Gillian Cree

 

HYMN: I’ve got rhythm for Jesus

I’ve got a rhythm for Jesus, I’ve got a rhythm for him.

I’ve got a rhythm for Jesus, I’ve got a rhythm for him.

Sweet Spirit, make my life to shine with the glory of the Lord.

O Spirit, make my face to glow with the joy that I feel,

for I know that he’s real.

I’ve got a rhythm for Jesus, I’ve got a rhythm for him.

I’ve got a rhythm for Jesus, I’ve got a rhythm for him.

I’ve got a rhythm for him. I’ve got a rhythm for him. ©Heather Campbell

 

READINGS:

Psalm 104: 1-9, 24-35                        Jeannette Beaumont

1st Corinthians 2:  9-16                       Fern Wakefield

 

SERMON:  The mind of Christ

 

HYMN: Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun does his successive journeys run;

His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,

till moons shall wax and wane no more.

 

For him shall endless prayer be made,

and praises throng to crown his head; his name like sweet perfume shall rise with every morning sacrifice.

 

People and realms of every tongue

dwell on his love with sweetest song; and infant voices shall proclaim their early blessings on his name.

 

Blessings abound where’er he reigns:

the prisoner leaps to lose his chains: the weary find eternal rest:

And all the sons of want are blest.

 

Where he displays his healing power,

death and the curse are known no more;

in him the tribes of Adam boast more blessings than their father lost.

 

Let every creature rise and bring peculiar honours to our King,

angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the long amen.                                                                          Isaac Watts (WOV136)

THE OFFERING:

Bless these gifts, O God, and bless us as we offer ourselves to serve you in different ways and to praise you in in many voices.

Send your Spirit upon us, so that when we speak the words of your love, people will hear and understand, as they did on that Pentecost day so long ago.

This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord Amen

 

HYMN: To God Be the Glory

To God be the glory, great things he has done!

So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,

Who yielded his life an atonement for sin

And opened the life-gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the earth hear his voice!

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,

And give him the glory! Great things he has done!

 

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,

To every believer the promise of God!

And every offender who truly believes,

That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

 

Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,

And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;

But purer, and higher, and greater will be

Our wonder, our rapture, when Jesus we see.          F J van Alstyne (WOV85)

PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE

 

THE LORDS PRAYER

 

WE GREET ONE ANOTHER

 

HYMN: Soldiers of Christ Arise

Soldiers of Christ, arise, and put your armour on,

strong in the strength which God supplies through his eternal Son;

strong in the Lord of Hosts, and in his mighty power,

who in the strength of Jesus trusts is more than conqueror.

 

Stand then in his great might, with all his strength endued;

but take, to arm you for the fight, the panoply of God;

that, having all things done, and all your conflicts passed,

you may o’ercome through Christ alone, and stand entire at last.

 

Stand then against your foes, in close and firm array;

legions of wily fiends oppose throughout the evil day:

but meet the sons of night, and mock their vain design,

armed in the arms of heavenly light, of righteousness divine.

 

Leave no unguarded place, no weakness of the soul;

take every virtue, every grace, and fortify the whole:

in him for ever joined, to battle all proceed;

but arm yourselves with all the mind that was in Christ, your Head.

Charles Wesley (WOV481)

BLESSING:

God is a God who takes infinite risks with people like us

Go in faith and hope sharing God’s love with those you meet, be it on the streets, in your home, at work and play.

 

OFFER THE GRACE TO ONE ANOTHER:

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sun 18th Barbara; Tue 20th Fern; Thu 22nd Lesley, Cynthia; Fri 23rd Lyn M.

NOTICES:

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service. Many thanks to David Beaumont for leading our worship today.

 

PLEASE NOTE: NEXT SUNDAY’S SERVICE IS AT 10am, and we will celebrate the baptism of Simon John Guthrie McKean.

 

AN INVITATION to all women in the congregation to the Fireside visitors’ evening.  We have invited those from St James’ and Beckenham Methodist Churches to join us to hear Georgina Ennor speak about her work at Christchurch Women’s Hospital.  This will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th October at Beckenham Methodist Church.  We’d love to see you there.

 

FOOT CLINIC Tomorrow 1-4pm. Helpers always welcome. Lyndsey 388 1264

 

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 21st Oct: Meet 9.30am at Ilam Gardens. Details from Rosalie 332 5489.

 

BOARD OF MANAGERS’ meeting this Wednesday 21st October 7.30pm.

 

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am -12noon in the Lounge. $3.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes: please return next Sunday.

 

WINNIE BAGOES FUNDRAISER Sunday November 22nd.The money raised will go towards the building fund. We invite everyone to come along for a fun night.  Any special dietary needs can be catered for.  The start time is 5.45 pm at Winnie Bagoes in Ferrymead.  Cost is $25 pp. and  $15 for children under 12 years old. Tickets available from Irene 332 7306 and Anneke 328 7459.

 

ARE YOU CLEANING OUT YOUR WARDROBE THIS SPRING? If so, please put aside the clothes  for a sale scheduled to be held jointly with Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish on Saturday 30th January 2016. Your support of this fundraising event would be greatly appreciated. Irene 332 7306

 

ALPINE PRESBYTERY Newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.

 

ST MARTIN’S PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon and Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz.  Website: www.stmartins.org.nz. Any notices  to Anna by 9am each Thursday please.

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Sunday 11th October 2015 9am

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

HYMN: Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise (Tune: St Denio)

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

 

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
thy justice like mountains high soaring above,
thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

 

To all life thou givest, to both great and small;
in all life thou livest, the true life of all;
we blossom and flourish as leaves on a tree,
and wither and perish: but nought changeth thee.

 

All laud we would render: O help us to see,
’tis only the splendour of light hideth thee;
and so let thy glory, Almighty, impart
through Christ in the story, thy Christ to the heart. Walter C Smith (WOV 80)
OPENING PRAYER

 

CHILDREN’S TALK ~ with Brent

 

HYMN: Ten thousand reasons  (Brent  to lead with guitar)

Chorus:          Bless the Lord, O my, O my soul

Worship His holy name.

                        Sing like never before, O my soul

 I’ll worship your holy name.

 

The sun comes up it’s a new day dawning

It’s time to sing your song again,

Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,

Let me be singing when the evening comes.

 

You’re rich in love and you’re slow to anger,

Your name is great and your heart is kind,

For all your goodness I will keep on singing,

Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.

 

And on that day when my strength is failing,

The end draws near and my time has come,

Still my soul will sing your praise unending,

Ten thousand years and then forever more.                  ©Matt Redman
READINGS:

Psalm 22: 1-15                        Sonya Hodder

Mark 10: 17-31                       David Hodder

 

SERMON

 

HYMN: Take My Life and Let It Be (Tune: Nottingham)

Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use every power as Thou shalt choose.

Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.

Frances R Havergal (WOV 520)

 

PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE: John Shanks

 

HYMN: Lord of the Dance (WOV 183)

I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
and I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun;
and I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,
at Bethlehem I had my birth:

Dance then, wherever you may be;

I am the Lord of the Dance, said he;
and I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he!

I danced for the scribe and the pharisee,
but they would not dance and they wouldn’t follow me.
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John –
they came with me and the dance went on: Chorus…
I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame:
the holy people said it was a shame.
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me high,
and they left me there on a cross to die: Chorus…
I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black;
it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.
They buried my body and they thought I’d gone;
but I am the dance and I still go on: Chorus…

 

They cut me down and I leap up high,
I am the life that’ll never, never die;
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me:
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He: Chorus…

© Sydney Carter Stainer & Bell 1963

BENEDICTION

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Tue 13th Jenny.

 

 

NOTICES

A very warm welcome to all who worship with us this morning. Please stay for morning tea following the service. Many thanks to Pastor Brent Richardson for leading our worship today.

 

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 14th Oct: Meet 9.30am in Cumnor Tce by The Tannery, where we will have coffee. All welcome. Anneke 328 7459.

 

CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am -12noon in the Lounge. $3.

 

ST MARTIN’S PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon and Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz.  Website: www.stmartins.org.nz. Any notices  to Anna by 9am each Thursday please.

 

***SUNDAY WORSHIP 25th OCT is combined with Beckenham at 10am***

 

ALPINE PRESBYTERY Newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD boxes: please return by 25th October.

 

ARE YOU CLEANING OUT YOUR WARDROBE THIS SPRING? If so, please put aside the clothes  for a sale scheduled to be held jointly with Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish on Saturday 30th January 2016. Your support of this fundraising event would be greatly appreciated. Irene 332 7306

 

GIVE AWAY TO A GOOD HOME: “The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking”, 14 volumes. This is an Australian publication and includes both metric and imperial measurements. A great idea for grandchildren going flatting. Contact Sue 960 7657 for more information.

 

VSA QUIZ NIGHT FUNDRAISER: THIS TUESDAY 13th October 7pm at Robbie’s, 201 Clarence St, Riccarton. $10 per person. Rob & Barb 379 1474.

 

ST MARK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH FAIR THIS Saturday 17th October 9am – 1pm, 101 Opawa Rd. Rain or shine. Everyone Welcome.

 

WINNIE BAGOES FUNDRAISER Sunday November 22nd.The money raised will go towards the building fund. We invite everyone to come along for a fun night.  Any special dietary needs can be catered for.  The start time is 5.45 pm at Winnie Bagoes in Ferrymead.  Cost is $25 pp. and  $15 for children under 12 years old. Tickets available from Irene 332 7306 and Anneke 328 7459.

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Sunday 4th October 2015 10am

PLEASE NOTE: Our Service this Sunday 4th October is at St James’ Presbyterian Church,  corner of Barrington St & Bewdley St at 10am. All are Welcome. 

NOTICES:

WEDNESDAY WALKERS 7th Oct: Meet 9.30am near Oderings for a stroll around Spreydon. Suggested parking: in Therese St at Stourbridge St end due to roadworks. Coffee at Oderings Café. All are welcome. Janette & Cyril 332 1240.

 CRAFTY CRAFTERS Thursdays 10am -12noon in the Lounge. $3.  All Welcome.

FIX-IT JOBS: Do you need some help with little jobs around your property? We have people who are willing to assist. Phone the Office for details.

ST MARTIN’S PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Wed & Thurs 9am-12noon and Fri 9-11am. Phone 332 6192 or email stmartpresch@xtra.co.nz.  Website: www.stmartins.org.nz. Any notices  to Anna by 9am each Thursday please.

UPDATED PARISH PHONE LIST now available. If you require a printed copy, please contact Anna at the Parish Office 332 6192.

ALPINE PRESBYTERY Newsletter is on the noticeboard in the Lounge.

 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: If you would like to participate, please collect a box from June Service. These need to be returned by Sunday 25th October.

ARE YOU CLEANING OUT YOUR WARDROBE THIS SPRING?If so, please put aside the clothes  for a sale scheduled to be held jointly with Opawa-St Martins Anglican Parish on Saturday 30th January 2016. Your support of this fundraising event would be greatly appreciated. Irene Gray, Session Clerk.

‘TALK WITH TIM’: Come and chat with Tim Scandrett, Spreydon Heathcote City Councillor, at his Community Clinic Wednesday 7th October, 4.30 – 6.00pm at the Beckenham Service Centre.

GIVE AWAY TO A GOOD HOME: “The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking”, 14 volumes. This is an Australian publication and includes both metric and imperial measurements. A great idea for grandchildren going flatting. Contact Sue 960 7657 for more information.

ORGAN CONCERT by John Dodgshun. TODAY 2.30pm, St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru. $5.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 5 – 11 October. This year’s theme is GIVE: your time, your words, your presence. See www.mhaw.nz for more information.

CHOLMONDELEY CHILDREN’S CENTRE OPEN DAY: Saturday 10th October 10am-2pm, 6 Cholmondeley Lane, Governors Bay. Come and take a peek at the brand new fit-for-purpose facility designed to cater to the needs of today’s children. All Welcome.

2015 QUAKER LECTURE Saturday 10th October 7.30pm at the Transitional Cathedral. Bryan Bruce, internationally acclaimed documentary maker, will speak on issues of poverty, inequality and ethical decision making in this year’s lecture entitled   “What we know, what we say and what we do”. Contact Peg Norris 337 1424 for more information. All are welcome.

CHRISTIAN WORLD SERVICE invite you to hear Rod Oram speak about “How small change can make big change”. Tuesday 13th October 6.30pm at the Transitional Cathedral. RSVP: cws@cws.org.nz by 9/10.

VSA QUIZ NIGHT FUNDRAISER: TUESDAY 13th October 7pm at Robbie’s, 201 Clarence St,  Riccarton.  It would be great to enter a parish team (needs 6 people). $10 per person. Rob & Barb 379 1474.

PRESBYTERY RESOURCING NIGHT Tuesday 13th October 7.30 – 9.15pm. All are welcome. Venue to be advised. Please RSVP to Darryl Tempero 03 420 1400 or email presbytery.resource@gmail.com

ST MARK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH FAIR Saturday 17th October 9am – 1pm onsite at 101 Opawa Rd. Rain or shine. Everyone Welcome.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Mon 5th David H & David B

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